Chris Forsberg Racing

Bio

Background

bioChris noticed his love for speed and competition at the age of six, racing bicycles with his brother Erik. He first got into cars at the age of 10 attending drag racing events with his uncles at Maple Grove Raceway Park in Pennsylvania. He was then introduced to flat track motorcycle racing watching his cousin slide around the track. This is what planted the seed for sliding things around. At 14 he used to take out the family tractor, get it into third gear and slam on the brakes which made it slide around the yard. It was watching Intital D and Option Videos that influenced him to purchase his first drift car, a 1988 Mazda RX-7.

After buying the RX-7 Chris became heavily involved in the east coast drifting scene. He was 21 when D1 announced they were coming to America for a drivers search so he packed up his RX-7 on a flatbed rental truck and drove 3,000 miles to California. In 2004, Chris moved to California to further pursue a career in drifting, it was that year Formula Drift debuted their national drift series. He has competed in every event since that inaugural season.

In 2007, Chris started his own team, Chris Forsberg Racing. His greatest achievement came in 2009 when he earned the title of 2009 Formula Drift Champion as well as Triple Crown Champion. Forsberg was not only the first driver to win both titles in the same year but is the first driver to win a Championship whose career originated in grassroots drifting. His raw talent and consistent driving style have made him one of the most winningest drivers in Formula Drift History.

Achievements

2014

  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta
  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 3, Miami
  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 4, Wall
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle
  • Currently the ALL TIME podium finisher in Formula Drift
  • Currently the 2nd most winningest driver in Formula Drift
  • Currently the record holder for most consecutive podiums (five) in Formula Drift

2013

  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Wall
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 6, Dallas
  • Formula Drift Ace of the Year
  • Placed 2nd in Formula Drift Series Championship

2012

  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 3, West Palm Beach
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Wall
  • Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series

2011

  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina
  • Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 3, West Palm Beach
  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 7, Irwindale
  • Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series
  • Formula Drift Team Manager of the Year
  • Placed 3rd in Formula Drift Series Championship

2010

  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta
  • Judge of the Xtreme Drift Circuit Championship series
  • Placed 6th in Formula Drift Series Championship

2009

  • FORMULA DRIFT CHAMPION
  • TIRES.COM TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION
  • Formula Drift Driver of the Year
  • Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift Round 4, Las Vegas
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Seattle

2008

  • Team Owner of the Year Nominee
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 1, Long Beach
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach Grand Prix
  • Placed 1st in Formula Drift Team Drift Championship with Drift Alliance
  • Placed 5th in Formula Drift Series Championship
  • Placed 6th in Formula Drift World Finals

2007

  • TIRES.COM TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION
  • Formula Drift Driver of the Year, Biggest Rivalry, and Hardest Charger of the Year
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 2, Road Atlanta
  • 1st privately owned team to win a Formula Drift Pro Championship event
  • Qualified 1st at Formula Drift Round 3, West Virginia
  • Placed 1st at Ziptied All Star Team Drift, Willow Springs
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, San Jose
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Round 5, Infineon Raceway
  • Placed 2nd at Formula Drift Round 7, Irwindale Speedway
  • Placed 2nd in Formula Drift Series Championship
  • Judge of the 2007 Drift Mania Canadian Championship series

2006

  • Formula Drift Best Looking Car of the Year
  • Placed 1st at Formula Drift Team Drift, Long Beach
  • Placed 1st at World Drift Series Team Drift Beijing, China

2005

  • Formula Drift Best Comeback of the Year
  • 1st Place at Formula Drift, Irwindale
  • Placed 6th in Formula Drift Series Championship

2004

  • Placed 2nd at inaugural Formula Drift, Road Atlanta
  • Placed 3rd at Formula Drift, Houston
  • Placed 3rd in Formula Drift Series Championship
  • Only driver to defeat Samuel Hubinette in Formula D 2004 season competition.
  • 1st American to defeat a Japanese D1 driver in tandem competition
  • Placed 5th in first ever D1 Grand Prix US vs. Japan, Irwindale Speedway

2003

  • Course designer and instructor at first organized East Coast events. (DGTrials 2003)
  • Aces High member of DGTrials.
  • Featured in October 2003 Wired magazine article on drifting, alongside Tony Angelo.