Turn 14 Ambassador Dai Yoshihara Enters TC America Race Series With VGRT
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Turn 14 Distribution-sponsored Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara has entered the TC America competition with the Florida-based Victor Gonzalez Racing Team (VGRT).
The TC America powered by Skip Barber championship comprises three competition classes—TCX, TC, and TCA. All categories utilize factory-built or supported turnkey race cars, with TCX supporting the BMW M2 CS Racing platform and other full-fledged, homologated race cars.
Yoshihara, who will field a Honda FK8 Civic Type R TCR race car built by JAS Motorsport in the TXC category, is among two other drivers in the VGRT TC America entry list: Ruben Iglesias Jr. in TCA and Michael Hurczyn in TC.
Turn 14’s automotive media brand Pit+Paddock signed Yoshihara to its athlete management portfolio last May. Since, he has built three cars for SEMA (including a pre-runner-style Nissan Frontier, an R33 GT-R, and a 2023 Acura Integra), secured the title of fastest EV at the 100th Running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and launched the nationwide Ride with Dai Experience to give fans a ride in his Formula DRIFT Pro class BRZ. He is also an official ambassador for Turn 14 Distribution, ENEOS, and Yokohama Tire.
“As part of our ongoing relationship with Dai, we are pleased to enter the TC America racing series with VGRT. The team at Victor Gonzalez Racing has a proven track record of performance. Dai’s addition to their established roster adds a proven winner and a new challenge in professional road racing in the series,” said Daryl Sampson, publisher of Pit+Paddock.
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