Chris Forsberg prospects Formula Drift season with victory at Extended Seaside : Chris Forsberg celebrates his birthday with a lead in the championship

Chris Forsberg celebrates his birthday with a lead in the championship

Chris Forsberg Formula Drift Long Beach 2014 Photo by: Larry Chen

Forsberg is victorious…. Photo by Larry Chen.

Michael Essa Formula Drift Long Beach 2014 Photo by: Larry Chen

Michael Essa has a new BMW this yr…. Photograph by Larry Chen.

Fredric Aasbo Kenny Moen Formula Drift Long Beach Photo by: Larry Chen

Fredric Aasbo and Kenny Moen…. Photo by Larry Chen.

Joon Maeng crashes during qualifying Formula Drift Photo by: Larry Chen

Joon Maeng crashes throughout qualifying…. Photograph by Larry Chen.

Joon Maeng crash Formula Drift Long Beach 2014 Photo by: Larry Chen

Maeng, crashing. … Photograph by Larry Chen.

Conrad Grunewald Fredric Aasbo Formula Drift Long Photo by: Larry Chen

Conrad Grunewald requires on Fredric Aasbo. … Photograph by Larry Chen.

Chris Forsberg Pat Goodin Formula Drift Long Beach Photo by: Larry Chen

Forsberg battles Pat Goodin…. Photo by Larry Chen.

Last 12 months, Chris Forsberg had the Formula Drift title slip out of his fingers. This year, he kicked off the 2014 season with a victory.

Forsberg narrowly misplaced to Michael Essa in 2013’;s final round at Irwindale, who won — on a technicality, despite blowing an engine.

But to kick items off in Round 1: Streets of Prolonged Seashore this past weekend, Forsberg drove his carbon-fiber, thousand-horsepower Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z — now
much darker, with sponsorship from Champion spark plugs — constantly, beating Kenny Moen and his Nissan 240SX in the ultimate race of the day. As far as birthdays go, Forsberg rang his in spectacularly.

Consistency is something Forsberg is known for. “It feels wonderful to be on best of the podium, particularly right here at the 1st round of the eleventh season of Formula Drift,” he said. “We will attempt to keep the momentum with our new adjustments and take the championship property.”

Twenty thousand followers came down to Extended Beach on Friday and Saturday to view the racing in person. Yet another a single million viewers dwell-streamed the drifting action in excess of the course of the weekend.

Maeng Drift Long Beach

Larry Chen – Maeng, crashing.

Other fan favorites: Ken Gushi didn’;t do properly throughout qualifying and in the long run came in 21st. Daijiro Yoshihara placed 5 spots below him. And sadly, our guy Danny George was knocked out in the course of Friday’;s practice. But George didn’;t fare as badly as Joon Maeng, who had a spectacular crash while qualifying.

Forsberg leads 2014 Formula Drift in points. The Norwegian Moen is second.

And Essa? He experienced initial on Friday — but in the long run rounded out the podium in third.

Dmac vs. Chris Forsberg Fantastic 8 Long Seashore… by driftstream

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