If the night's Top 16 proceedings at Irwindale Speedway are reminiscent of any moment, it would be that edge-of-your-seat last race, last lap, last corner of the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix. But imagine the dying moments of that race extended into one nail biting hour. At one point, it looked like Justin Pawlak was going to take the title, the next it was Daijiro Yoshihara. Then it broke off into a four-way battle between those two, Darren McNamara and Chris Forsberg.
The chase for the crown was settled with the battle between Tyler McQuarrie and Darren McNamara. If Darren won the match, he'd have a chance at the title. However Tyler won, meaning Daijiro Yoshihara was the 2011 Formula D champion!
With the title decided, the focus then went back to the track as a winner for round 7 had to be chosen. Chris Forsberg took third, Rhys Millen landed second, and Tyler McQuarrie stood on top of the podium at Irwindale Speedway.
Congratulations to Tyler McQuarrie and the newly crowned champion, Daijiro Yoshihara!