There’s no denying it—Chris Forsberg is the driver to watch in Formula Drift for the 2018 season.
In 1999—four years before the founding of Formula Drift, Inc.—Forsberg, only in his late teens, discovered videos of drifting online and began experimenting with the sport. Before there was a professional platform for drifting, Forsberg was a dedicated competitor—living in a friend’s garage to afford vehicle upgrades, and competing with friends in a dilapidated parking lot in New Jersey. Before the sponsorships, the fans, and the world-wide platform, Forsberg was simply a car enthusiast with a passion for pushing the envelope.
“The car was running perfectly, we were getting some of the fastest sector times out there—it’s one of the fastest cars on track,” Forsberg noted. “The Orlando win was very rewarding for myself and the team . . . we were against the best competitors in the series currently. We struggled with our new set-up, but this year we came in with everything fixed up exactly how we wanted it to be. We now have a championship contending car.”
You can watch Chris Forsberg compete in Round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1-2.