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Yoshihara Wins Second Championship in 2011 - News

Yoshihara plans to continue to venture into different forms of racing in 2012.

Peter Tarach
Nov 11, 2011

It was only 1 month ago that Daijiro Yoshihara was crowned the 2011 Formula DRIFT champion. Yoshihara was again crowned champion this year for the 2011 MotoIQ Pacific Tuner Car Challenge TU (Tuner Under) Class while piloting a Nissan Sentra during last weekend’s back to back races at the famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Race 1 of the 2-part competition was held on Saturday. Winning this race would clinch the championship for Yoshihara but an unfortunate accident on lap #7 with fellow competitor, Brian Smith, knocked Yoshihara out of the race due to a broken tie rod. Even after being knocked out of the race, Yoshihara was still in contention in winning the championship but would be decided in Sunday’s race. Race number 2 was full of action as Yoshihara started behind the other cars and had to make his way up to the front.

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After 5 quick laps, Yoshihara was able to catch up and gain the lead on Brian Smith. Yoshihara was able to create and maintain an ample amount of space between himself and Smith for the rest of the race and eventually took the checkered flag winning him his second championship of the year. “Being able to compete in this awesome series was a great experience for me,” explains Yoshihara. “Winning my second championship this year was even a greater experience! Thank you to MotoIQ, Costa GTI, Mike Kojima, my sponsors, and everyone who made this possible for me.” Yoshihara plans to continue to venture into different forms of racing in 2012. An announcement of his plans for 2012 will be released later this year.

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