Dai Yoshihara Recaps the 2019 Formula Drift Event In Orlando
Round 2: Orlando Speed World
April 26-27, 2019
Qualifying 1st Run Score: 92
Qualifying 2nd Run Score: 99
2019 Current Standing: 9th
Dai Yoshihara vs. Dan Burkett
During Dai’s lead run with Dan, he emulates his qualifying run and keeps it smooth through the course, while Dan falls behind before the second inside clipping point. On Dai’s chase run, he was able to keep the pressure and proximity close throughout his chase run, and with unanimous decisions from the judges, Dai advances to the Top 16.
Dai Yoshihara vs. Ryan Tuerck
Dai leads with a high and smooth line close to the wall on the first outside zone, while Ryan takes a shallower line. As Dai chases Ryan, he was able to mirror Ryan on the first outside zone, but slightly falling back towards the end. The judges felt Dai was smoother, cleaner, and more controlled on the lead and chase runs, landing him in the Great 8.
Dai Yoshihara vs. Chris Forsberg
Dai completes another strong and smooth lead run. Chris initiates lower and with less angle on the first outside zone, making a correction to gain proximity between the two inside clips, and finishes close to Dai. During Dai’s chase run, he falls behind on the cross over and ends up with a distance through to the finish line. The judges felt that Chris was more aggressive and did a better job getting close to Dai, giving Chris the win.
Dai finishes Round 2 in 5th place. Chris Forsberg finishes second after reaching the final.