During the 2012/2013 offseason, Achillies Radial and Bridges Racing held a contest on Facebook to decide 2012 Formula Drift Champion, Daigo Saito’s, 2013 livery. There were over 30 some odd entries for the contest with the winner being hand picked by Daigo himself. As luck would have it, one of my entries was chosen as the winner! After a few phone calls and emails with the team manager, both Daigo and his team mate Robbie Nishida’s 2013 competition cars were wrapped in what would be the first of many drift specific liveries to come out of 4four Graphics. Daigo opened up the year with a top 16 pairing with Fredric Aasbo that would go down in the history books as one of the hardest fought “battles” of the year.
Daigo would go on to finish 3rd overall in the 2013 points standings by picking up wins at Road Atlanta, Wall Speedway, and Irwindale. Robbie ended the season in 9th place overall with podium finishes at Palm Beach and Irwindale.