TEAM NEWS: Daijiro Yoshihara announces his retirement from the series

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After 18 years of competing as a driver in the Formula Drift championship, Turn 14 Distribution driver Daijiro Yoshihara announces his retirement from the series.

During his time in the series, Daijiro who is known by his fans as Dai participated in 128 events, stood on the podium 28 times and, won 8 events. The defining moment for him was when he secured his 2011 Formula Drift Championship.

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SERIES NEWS: JONES AND PAWLAK WIN SUPER DRIFT EVENTS DURING ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

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The annual Super Drift event takes place during the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach; a motorsports festival featuring Indy Car racing, held on the Streets of Long Beach. The roots of Super Drift can be traced back to 2005 when the Grand Prix organizers invited Formula DRIFT to create drift demos around the full street course. The following year, Formula DRIFT worked with the Grand Prix and the City of Long Beach to establish a standalone drift event, which takes place the weekend before the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and has been a mainstay of the eight-round Formula DRIFT Championship ever since.

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Joey Redmond’s Formula DRIFT Top 10 Moments #FDLB

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By Joey Redmond

10. Rookie of the Year Race Still Tied!

Branden Sorensen and Simen Olsen are tied at 296 points after seven rounds of the Formula Drift season. Whoever lands a better finish at Irwindale Speedway next month will become the 2021 Formula Drift Rookie of the Year. Both drivers have pushed each other this season and it should be noted, before they enter Round 8, both of these drivers have scored more points than the last two seasons Formula Drift Rookie of the Year already. The Rookie of the Year title is an important beacon to show you are ready for the Formula Drift pro ranks in my opinion. The last two Rookie of the Year winners have been Adam LZ and Travis Reeder who have become competitive drivers in the sport.
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