This past weekend we had the opportunity to go to Daytona to support Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in his first Nationwide race in the NOS Energy Drink Number 6 car. It was my first time to Daytona and/or a super speedway so I was excited to see the high speed restrictor plate race. I got to spend a lot of one on one time with Ricky throughout the weekend on pit road, in the truck for opening ceremonies, and in his private coach. We talked about NASCARs, sprint cars, and of course drift cars. Ricky has a lot of sprint car experience so our plan is to get him in a drift car and vice versa sooner than later!
Ricky had a real fast car for the weekend as he qualified 1st and went on to finish 2nd in the race in a pretty epic final lap!
The next morning I found myself at the Walt Disney World Speedway for some driving in exotic cars and ride-alongs in NASCARs. Ricky and I were able to drive a pair of Ferrari 458’s and an Audi R8. We took the Audi R8 for some hot laps where I was able to beat Ricky’s time by over 3 tenths! Sorry, I had to brag a little bit!
From there we went back to Daytona for the Sprint Cup race. The crowd was massive and everyone was ready to party. How can you not love the shear enthusiasm of a NASCAR fan in the infield of a super speedway! Look at the effort they go through to have a better view!
Another night of great racing and a few spectatular crashes later and the race was over. We had a great time and look forward to racing with Ricky again soon!
Mark Lenardon kills it with his newest film reel of his adventures to Formula Drift and Club Loose this year. Check out this video for some truely epic video of the best drifting!
Mark Lenardon. Film Reel. 2012 from Mark Lenardon on Vimeo.
If you notice in the banner there is now a link to our CFR Parts page. With over a year of testing on our Nissan 370Z we are now starting to release parts for that chassis! We only have a few parts to begin with but you have to start somewhere. Currently we have fiberglass and carbon fiber rear quarter panels, aluminum rear subframe bushings, as well as aluminum offset steering rack bushings. We will be updating the store as we go along to include such items as front lower control arms for more steering angle and adjustable sway bars!
Another amazing video from Brian Casse at Jersey Streets showcasing our run to the 3rd Place podium spot at Formula Drift Round 4! This new chassis is proving to be better and better with every round thanks to my crew! Looking forward to the next round in Seattle!
Jersey Streets | Chris Forsberg | Wall NJ from Jersey Streets on Vimeo.
Brian Casse from Jersey Streets put together this awesome video of our weekend at Formula Drift Palm Beach where we finished 2nd Place!
Jersey Streets | Chris Forsberg | Palm Beach from Jersey Streets on Vimeo.
Did you miss out on a chance to ride in my Infiniti M56 at Hyperfest? Well no worries because we are bringing out the 4 seater to East Coast Bash next weekend to give out rides for a good cause! All proceeds to the paid ride-alongs will go to a New Jersey dog shelter that Matt Petty chose.
CLICK HERE to sign up for one of the time slots and get a full lap of Raceway Park’s road course with me behind the wheel. All the information is located on the Club Loose sign up page. Thanks for the support!!!
I recently did an interview with Eric Rogell of www.discovery.com about drifting and our team. He was really excited about it as soon as he saw it and we have a new fan of drifting for life! Please CLICK HERE to read the full article!
In just a few days I will be heading out to Summit Point Raceway for this years Hyperfest! This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with more activities to do, XDC will have their 3rd points round on the main track, giving the Pro-Am drivers a chance to drift on one of the fastest drift tracks in the country! They will also have road racing, car shows, contests, live bands, camping, and more!
I will be attending the event along with my Infiniti M56 4 seater drift car giving out rides on the Jefferson Circuit. Not only that, but we will be running tandem with Vaughn Gittin Jr! This could be the first time ever that you get to ride in a drift car with two Formula Drift Champions! CLICK HERE to sign up!
This weekend at Formula Drift Round 2 at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida, Chris Forsberg and his crew battled some of the hottest track conditions and most heated battles Formula Drift has ever seen. Chris dominated for most of the evening, landing him solidly on the podium with a 2nd place finish.
Formula Drift returned to Palm Beach International Raceway with a newly designed course configuration which proved to be a challenge for drivers with the emphasis being placed on hitting the first clip with big angle and close proximity while any small mistake would send the driver off course. As usual in Florida, the weather fluctuated between rain and blaring sun that resulted in an even greater challenge with track conditions changing drastically throughout the weekend. Chris commented on the conditions by saying “Our Hankook RS-3 tire provided the reliability and performance needed for us to adapt on a very unforgiving track.”
Chris beat Formula Drift rookie Corey Hosford in Top 32 (video), D1 veteran Toshiki Yoshioka in Top 16 (video), and Norwegian Champion Kenny Moen in the Great 8 (video). It was his win against 2011 Formula Drift Champion Daijiro Yoshihara in the semi-finals that moved Chris into the final round and guaranteed the team a podium finish (video). In the finals, Chris faced former D1 Champion and drifting legend Daigo Saito, it was a close battle but one small mistake on Chris’ follow run cost him the win (video). It was a bitter-sweet moment for Forsberg who later said of his battle with Saito, “Daigo is an amazing driver, it was a great honor to compete against him, especially in the finals!”
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