AEM Sponsored Formula Drift Champ Chris Forsberg Starts 2015 Season in Long Beach

2015 marks the return of NOS Energy Drink as the title sponsor of the AEM supported Chris Forsberg Racing team
2015 marks the return of NOS Energy Drink as the title sponsor of the AEM supported Chris Forsberg Racing team
Chris Forsberg drove his AEM Dryflow air filter equipped Nissan 370Z in a near flawless qualifying run
Chris Forsberg drove his AEM Dryflow air filter equipped Nissan 370Z in a near flawless qualifying run which earned him 94 points and made him the second highest qualifier of the weekend
On turns nine, ten and eleven of the famous Long Beach Grand Prix course on the streets of Long Beach, California the Formula Drift series held its season opener in front of a sold out crowd of over 20,000 spectators. AEM sponsored racer Chris Forsberg is the reigning FD champion and debuted a new look for the NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z on Hankook Tires. The livery pays homage to vintage racing and marks the return of NOS Energy Drink as the team’s title sponsor. "I love the new look of our 370Z for 2015,” said Forsberg. "I wanted to do a modern take of a classic look with the Datsun racing heritage. Our car was fully rebuilt in the offseason by MA-Motorsports and I wanted the exterior to showcase that as well."

Chris Forsberg faced Formula Drift veteran Jeff Jones in the top 32 round which would decide who would advance to the top 16 with Forsberg coming out ahead of Jones
Chris Forsberg faced Formula Drift veteran Jeff Jones in the top 32 round which would decide who would advance to the top 16 with Forsberg coming out ahead of Jones
Chris Forsberg’s weekend in Long Beach, California began with several media interviews, including KTLA Morning News, and a handful of driving demonstrations for live broadcasts
Chris Forsberg’s weekend in Long Beach, California began with several media interviews, including KTLA Morning News
Chris Forsberg took the win at Formula Drift Long Beach in 2014 and had high hopes of repeating that success. Forsberg’s weekend began with several media interviews, including KTLA Morning News, and a handful of driving demonstrations for live broadcasts. After putting in time with the media Forsberg needed get serious about practice and qualifying. Forsberg drove his AEM Dryflow air filter equipped Nissan 370Z in a near flawless qualifying run which earned him 94 points and made him the second highest qualifier of the weekend. The next day Chris Forsberg faced Formula Drift veteran Jeff Jones in the top 32 round which would decide who earned the spot in the top 16. Forsberg came out ahead of Jones, advancing to the next round where he would take on Pat Mordaunt.

Fans went wild during Forsberg’s round of 16 battle as he and Pat Mordaunt battled door to door throughout the course. Forsberg and Mordaunt’s battle was said to have been the best chase run of the weekend. However, in his lead run Chris Forsberg made a small miscalculation which gave Mordaunt the advantage. Undaunted, Forsberg gave the run everything he had, flawlessly chasing down Mordaunt. In the end though, Forsberg was unable to make up for his mistake earlier in the run and Mordaunt advanced to the next round. Chris Forsberg, normally known for his consistency, was disappointed but looks forward to the next round of Formula Drift to earn redemption for the AEM supported Chris Forsberg Racing team.
After defeating Jeff Jones, Forsberg was paired with Pat Mordaunt, who was in a new ride and looking really strong, for his top 16 Formula Drift battle
After defeating Jeff Jones, Forsberg was paired with Pat Mordaunt for his top 16 Formula Drift battle
Chris Forsberg and Pat Mordaunt’s battle was said to have been the best chase run of the weekend
Chris Forsberg and Pat Mordaunt’s battle was said to have been the best chase run of the weekend, however, a mistake early in the run cost Forsberg the win


AEM intakes sponsored Chris Forsberg will head to Atlanta on May 8-9 for round two of the 2015 Formula Drift season. Forsberg and the CFR team will be tirelessly checking and prepping the AEM filters equipped NOS Energy Drink Nissan 370Z on Hankook Tires in hopes of improving upon their results in Long Beach.

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