Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Dai Yoshihara Finishes On Top In Wheel-To-Wheel Battle
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Dai Yoshihara Finishes On Top In Wheel-To-Wheel Battle

The event was held at the famous Willow Springs Raceway where several teams were in attendance for this first of its kind racing series.

Mar 8, 2011

March 5, 2011 marked the inaugural MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Championship (PTCC), sanctioned by Redline Track Events. The event was held at the famous Willow Springs Raceway where several teams were in attendance for this first of its kind racing series. Also a first was Dai Yoshihara who came in 1st place in his designated class. For the 2011 season, in addition to Formula DRIFT, Dai will be competing in select time attack and road race events, which includes the MotoIQ PTCC series. Due to an unfortunate problem that had occurred in a previous event, Dai's GT Channel/GTI Nissan 350Z convertible was not able to be driven so Dai looked to Spoon for help at the last minute, a well-known and popular tuning company from Japan. With no prior seat time, Dai piloted the Spoon Honda Civic Type-R with grace as he qualified 1st in his class and 3rd overall, and even finished the race in qualifying order.

Modp_1103_01_o+dai_yoshihara+profile Photo 2/2   |   Dai Yoshihara Finishes On Top In Wheel-To-Wheel Battle

"This car was amazingly fast and fun to drive," explains Dai. "I was really looking forward to drive the 350Z since we made a lot of modifications but the Spoon Civic was a great back up." The Spoon Civic was developed and tuned for endurance type races in Japan and in the states. The build on the car was solid but set up was a little mild to withstand long hours of racing. The MotoIQ PTCC was developed specifically for the tuner market. The series is set to "reinvigorate road racing," stated on Redline's website. "With a relatively open set of rules for the two classes of competition, fan friendly aspects of the popular sport of Time Attack will finally be applied to traditional road racing."

Dai is set to compete in more MotoIQ PTCC events this coming year in the GT Channel/GTI 350Z convertible along with other time attack events. To catch a Dai in action, be sure to check MotoIQ's (www.motoiq.com) and GT Channel's www.gtchannel.com websites. Be sure to stay connect with Dai! Become a fan at www.facebook.com/daiyoshihara and follow him on Twitter @daiyoshihara. For more information on Dai, please visit his website at www.daiyoshihara.com

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Emory Motorsports builds the ultimate Outlaw: the 1964 Porsche 356 C4S, an AWD classic Porsche that features the running gear of a 1990 911 Carrera 4.
Rory JurneckaFeb 22, 2019
Two images that purport to show the all-new 992-generation 911 Turbo have shown up on the internet, and they seem to be the real deal
Ed TahaneyFeb 21, 2019
Aston Martin isn't expected to deliver its third hypercar until late 2021, but it's already teasing the mid-engine coupe codenamed Project 003
Kelly PleskotFeb 20, 2019
Carbon Signal Automotive (CS) might not be a familiar name to most, but it's quickly mastered what neither the best in California or Japan can do yet, which is what's helped put its name onto the map.
Jonathan WongFeb 20, 2019
Speedworks Motorsport opts for the new Toyota Corolla hatchback to take racing in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship
Bob HernandezFeb 20, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP