Long Beach, Calif. – September 9, 2017 – Formula DRIFT Black Magic Pro Championship presented by BlackVue Dash Cameras returned to Texas Motor Speedway for Round 7: AutoZone Showdown. James Deane in the Worthhouse / Falken Tire Nissan S15 had a perfect weekend as the number one qualifier and with his second consecutive event victory.
Irish driver James Deane has tied a Formula DRIFT record with his fourth event victory in a single season to increase his lead in the Pro Championship standings with only one event remaining. The capacity crowd was entertained throughout the event weekend, while the Livestream drew over 1 million views over the course of the event.
Formula Drift made its final stop of the year at the House of Drift Irwindale Speedway for it’s signature final round of the season. Three drivers would enter into the round in contention for the championship – Points leader Chris Forsberg, 2nd place Fredric Aasbo and 3rd Vaughn Gittin Jr. Forsberg would be chasing down his 3rd championship title trying to pass Samuel Hubinette and Tanner Foust on the list with 2 titles. Aasbo would be defending by trying to defend his 2015 title and become the second driver to win consecutive championships.
Nashville, TENN. – October 10, 2016 – Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg won his third career Formula Drift Championship following this past weekend’s final round in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Speedway. The final event of the season caps a historic run for Forsberg who reached the podium six out of the eight events this season.
Forsberg remains in Championship points lead following his fourth consecutive second place finish at Formula Drift Round 7
NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 12, 2016 – With just one month left in the 2016 Formula Drift season, Hankook Tire driver Chris Forsberg is in position to win his third Formula Drift championship. Forsberg’s success at Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend marks his sixth consecutive podium finish, including four straight second place finishes. His consistent performance has propelled him to a 36-point lead in the Formula Drift championship standings.
Racing in his signature Hankook Tire/Nissan 370Z, Forsberg battled his way to the finals against a competitive field, which included a hard fought quarterfinal win against former champion Fredric Aasbo. After a run that was deemed too close to call by the judging panel, the two former champions engaged in a rematch where Forsberg edged out Aasbo, expanding his first place lead in the overall standings. Continue reading