2011 Formula Drift champion Daijiro Yoshihara visits Gran Turismo's GT Academy North American finals at Comicon 2012 held in San Diego. Dai meets up with 2011 GT Academy winner Bryan Heitkotter for a friendly GT5 wheel to wheel racing and also mingles with the contestants. The top 16 finalist advances to the GT Academy bootcamp in Silverstone UK! Behind the Smoke gives a look into the real life of 2011 Formula Drift champion, Daijiro Yoshihara. GTChannel's cameras follow Dai throughout the 2012 FD season both on and off the track giving drifting fans an exclusive look into what it takes to compete in the top professional drifting series of N.America. Behind the Smoke is produced by GTChannel in association with Discount Tire/America's Tire and supported by Falken Tire, GoPro and Netflix.