Author Archives: Yoshi

Formula Drift 2020 Rulebook Changes – Update

After my last article about the rule changes, I had a couple of questions. I emailed Ryan Sage at Formula Drift to see how accurate I was on my suppositions. Ryan passed on the information and got back to me … Continue reading

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Formula Drift 2020 Rulebook Changes

Warning – This is an opinion article. I try not to write first person and try to give balanced opinions. Since many of these rules don’t come with reasons, any explanation is supposition on my part and to be taken … Continue reading

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The Case for Data

Regardless of the pitfalls of the DOSS system (talked about in this blog’s most recent article), there still is a good use case for data and telemetry information. Knowing if a vehicle was faster on entry or had better proximity … Continue reading

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The case against the DOSS DriftBox

D1GP in Japan uses a system called DOSS (d1gp original scoring system). DOSS is a proprietary implementation of the DriftBox. Keeping in mind that the majority of this blog has been tech based, one would assume that I would love … Continue reading

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Bash Bars and You

As usual, this article is written from my point of view and is limited to my current level of knowledge. Fight me in the comments. Main Purpose The main purpose of a “Bash Bar” is to provide a replaceable, bolt … Continue reading

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Japanese Translation: Drift Tengoku – Zeknova RS606 and Super Sport RS Review

Here is another Japanese translation, mainly for my education. If you have requests, feel free to comment or email me to let me know. Parenthesis generally denote my notes or comments. Title: Drift tire commentary. Test & Check Red banner … Continue reading

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Japanese Translation: Drift Tengoku – CD009/Z33 Transmission

Hopefully this is the first in a weekly series where I do my best to translate articles in Japanese to English. This is mainly for my education. If you have requests, feel free to comment or email me to let … Continue reading

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How CAN Bus works

This article will go into the very basics of how CAN Bus works in the automotive world. Things like transmission arbitration and bits/bytes are beyond the scope of what’s necessary for a basic understanding CAN Bus systems. There’s also a … Continue reading

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The 4 Levels of Drift Driving

As usual this is my personal opinion based on over 10 years of drifting and teaching various people with various setups. This article assumes the vehicle is reasonably well setup (locking diff, not blown shocks, properly sized/pressurized tires, decent alignment, … Continue reading

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Drift Tandem Hand Signals and Etiquette

When a driver finally steps up to tandem driving, it’s very intimidating. Learning how to lead and follow has much higher risks than regular solo runs. As a result, an introduction to the prestigious club of tandem drivers can ease … Continue reading

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