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Formula Drift 2012 kicks offs at the Streets of Long Beach. Dai and team had issues during testing which needed to be addressed before heading into Round 1 Long Beach. With so little seat time in the off season and with no room for error on the streets of Long Beach, will Dai be able to compete at the same level he did last year when he finished 3rd in the first round? *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
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Guess who just got back to today? Them wild-eyed boys that'd been away. Dai and his crew return in the season two opener of Behind the Smoke. After winning the 2011 Formula D Championship, Dai's Discount Tire/Falken Tire S13 drift car was being worked on by Scott and team to install a new motor and to adjust to new regulations set by Formula D. Daijiro shakes down the car for the first time since last October just a week before round 1 at Long Beach. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
10 Aug 2012
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The tandem battles start in the Formula Drift 2012 opening round in Long Beach. The pressure is on Dai Yoshihara as the defending champion. Engine troubles arise in the morning practice session. Dai faces Matt Field first in the top 32 battle. *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
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*******www.facebook****/gtchannel After a devastating defeat at Formula Drift round 2 Atlanta, Dai flew to Malaysia to judge FD Asia. But he's back in the States to take on round 3 Palm Beach. There are sour memories of Palm Beach from last year when he was knocked out at top 32 but this time around he can't afford to miss the podium. Both first place JTP and second place Daigo Saito lead the overall standings and could leave Dai behind if he doesn't perform well this round. He's off to a rough start as it starts raining minutes before his qualifying run... *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
11 Aug 2012
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Achilles Tires returns to the battle in Formula Drift's third round in Palm Beach. We get a brief history lesson from Robbie Nishida and Daigo Saito about how they ended up where they are today. In his third FD event, Saito takes home the first place trophy, and is now ranked at number 2 for the overall championship!
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A rough start would be an understatement as team and Dai had to hustle through to make top 16. Now that he's in the show, all that's left is kicking some ass. Top 16 battle is against his friend, Robbie Nishida in his new SC400. How high can he climb the bracket and close the gap between Justin Pawlak and Daigo Saito at FD Round 3 Palm Beach? Check it out! *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
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A week before Palm Beach Dai heads out to Malaysia for Formula Drift Asia. He's having a good time on this trip with Jarod DeAnda aka "The Voice of Formula D", judge Andy Yen and FD co-founder Ryan Sage. Although he's stricken with a cold but must perform his duties as a judge. Dai also has to shoot this entire episode himself with a handheld camera because the GTChannel crew was too busy recovering from Atlanta's heat. Check out Dai's camera skills in this Banana Productions episode brought to you by GTChannel. *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
11 Aug 2012
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Travis Pastrana at Global RallyCross from the second race at Texas Motor Speedway. A rough outcome for Travis on this one.
12 Aug 2012
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Uncut GoPro footage of Daijiro Yoshihara VS Robbie Nishida and Ryan Tuerck from Formula D round 3 Palm Beach.
12 Aug 2012
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Daijiro visits Discount Tire teammate Travis Pastrana, Rhys Millen and Stephan Verdier prior to X Games 18 held in Los Angeles. He checks out their competition rallycross cars and talks to them about X Games, driving style differences and their current standings in the GRC Series. *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
12 Aug 2012
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Formula D round 4 New Jersey battles begin! Dai still follows Daigo Saito and Justin Pawlak in overall standings so this event is critical for him to stay in the game for the overall championship. In the top 16 round he faces his friend and rival, who does not believe in superstition, Rhys Millen. *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
12 Aug 2012
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*******www.facebook****/gtchannel Formula D round 4 New Jersey battles heat up as Dai goes up against 2nd ranked Daigo Saito. Saito has been on fire but the last time they met, Daijiro took him out in Long Beach. See who will make it to the top this time at Wall Stadium in New Jersey. *******www****flix****/gtchannel for a free 30 day trial. Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
12 Aug 2012
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