Evasive Motorsports and Dai Yoshihara Return to Buttonwillow Raceway for Another Round of Rigorous Testing Ahead of 2019 Pikes Peak Entry

The team from Evasive Motorsports put in a solid 30 laps during their recent test day at Buttonwillow Raceway. In preparation for the ENEOS / Evasive Motorsports / Turn14 Distribution assault on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the crew addressed a list of issues and improvements they had encountered at their previous outing.

Among the major changes under scrutiny was new parts for the differential. With 2011 Formula DRIFT Champion, Dai Yoshihara at the wheel, they were able to confirm that driveline issues were now eliminated. The problem had plagued the team since The 2018 Gridlife event at Road Atlanta.

A new turbo wastegate and boost control strategy was also confirmed by Dai to have helped improve drivability. With these solutions verified, the day concluded with explorations of various traction control strategies, braking performance and further improving the drivability.

With the major reliability issues addressed, Evasive Motorsports can focus on further upgrades designed to extract the most out of the car’s performance.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress as we get closer to Pikes Peak on June 30, 2019.