Tokyo, JP


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Daigo Saito is considered the world's best drifter by many. If it wasn't for a chance encounter with a late night drift meeting, Saito may have never been introduced to the world of drifting. From that moment on he was determined to become a drifter himself and set out to become the best at it. Determination and perseverance define Daigo as a driver. He has been relentless in his pursuit of the championship title at various competitions around the world. His signature fast entry speeds and tremendous amounts of angle makes him a crowd and judge favorite. Daigo has won the Japanese D1 Grand Prix, Formula Drift Asia Championship, and in 2012, his first US Formula Drift Championship. He's the first driver to ever win both the Japanese D1 Grand Prix and US Formula Drift Championships. Daigo Saito will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

2013 Formula DRIFT Asia Champion
2012 Formula DRIFT USA Champion
2012 Formula DRIFT Rookie of the Year
2008 D1GP Champion

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#BATTLEDRIFT - Vaughn vs. Daigo

Vaughn Gittin Jr. heads to Niigata, Japan in his 550 HP 5.0L V-8 Mustang RTR to take on Daigo Saito’s 650 HP V-12 Drift Lamborghini. Built by Liberty Walk and Phat Five racing, Saito's AWD to RWD converted beast is looking for a fight. The two drift legends head to Niigata, Japan to battle it out on a touge run as they head into the abandoned Niigata Russian Village. Like something from a post apocalyptic world, the village provides the perfect backdrop for these outrageous machines to create some mayhem. After watching this video, if your dreams aren’t filled with the sweet sounds of a V-8 Muscle Car battling against a V-12 Supecar, something is seriously wrong with you. Put on a pair of headphones or hook up a nice set of speakers and Crank the Volume! #BATTLEDRIFT Music Track By: Mosh - McQueen iammosh.bandcamp.com

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Daigo Saito's 1000HP HKS R35 GTR Formula D Shakedown

Watch as Daigo Saito tests out his 1000 HP HKS R35 Nissan GTR, getting ready for Formula Drift 2015!

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