The 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 North America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America’s Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.
About Daijiro Yoshihara
The reigning 2011 Formula Drift Series Champion enters his fourth year as part of Falken Factory team. “Dai” is a drift veteran among his Falken colleagues with more than 12 years of drifting experience, having started in his native Tokyo. He’ll defend the Championship in his signature Discount Tire/Falken Tire Nissan S13 240sx. Yoshihara is considered one of the most consistent drivers in the Series. In addition to the 2011 Formula Drift Series Championship, Dai has overall finishes of 4th Place 2010, 4th Place 2008, and 3rd Place 2007. While away from the track, Yoshihara leads an effort to support and restore Japan after the March 2011 disaster. All proceeds from his charity rfjp.org, are donated to Japanese Red Cross Society.