FD St Louis 2018 Dai Yoshihara - photo by Larry Chen

Formula DRIFT Round 6 – St. Louis went down August 10 – 11 at the Gateway Motorsports Park, technically in Madison, IL, just across the Mississippi from the famed Gateway City.


Dai started out strong on this tricky course, edging out Italian rookie Federico Sceriffo in his Ferrari during the top 32.

During his top 16 battle, Dai made contact with competitor Justin Pawlak in the first turn of the first run. Although Pawlak may have made a light impact with Dai in the final curve of the second run, the judges gave Pawlak the win.

View the top 16 battle below.

After the battle in St Louis, Dai moved back to 11th place in season championship rankings. Next round is in Texas in September.

2018 Schedule

Apr 6 – 7  Round 1: Streets of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA  9th
Apr 13 – 14 Invitational: Super Drift Challenge at the Grand Prix of Long Beach
 Long Beach, CA
Apr 27 – 28 Round 2: Scorched
Orlando Speedworld
Orlando, FL  9th
May 11 – 12 Round 3: Road to the Championship
Atlanta, GA  9th/124
Jun 1 – 2 Round 4: The Gauntlet
Wall Stadium Speedway
Wall Township, NJ  11th/175
Jul 20 – 21 Round 5: Throwdown
Evergreen Speedway
Monroe, W  10th/210
Aug 10 – 11 Round 6: St. Louis
Gateway Motorsports Park w/Pro2
St. Louis, MO 11th/245
Sep 14 – 15 Round 7: Showdown
Texas Motor Speedway
Dallas, TX
Oct 12 – 13 Round 8: Title Fight
Irwindale Speedway
Irwindale, CA

 

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Lead photo: Larry Chen