First Place Win Puts Forsberg In Formula Drift Championship Points Lead With Only Two Races Remaining In The Season
WAYNE, N.J., July, 22, 2013 – Hankook driver Chris Forsberg drifted to a first place podium finish in front of a sold out crowd this past weekend at Formula Drift Round 5: Throwdown, at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. Hankook driver Fredric Aasbo rounded out the final podium positions with a third place finish, his first podium of the season.
Race day competition was intense, with all of Hankook’s Formula Drift drivers qualifying and quickly advancing from Top 32 into Top 16. Moving forward to the Final 4 round later in the day found Forsberg in the Hankook Nissan 370Z up against Hankook teammate Fredric Aasbo in his Hankook Scion tC. After an extreme battle, which saw Forsberg and Aasbo make contact towards the end of their run, Forsberg came out on top advancing him to the Final 2 round and securing Aasbo a consolation round run for a third place overall podium finish.
Final 2 pitted Forsberg against Michael Essa in his BMW 3 Series Coupe, but after a very close race Forsberg and the Hankook Nissan 370Z came out victorious with Forsberg winning first place overall, adding another podium finish to his previous two earned earlier in the season. Forsberg’s win also puts him in the 2013 Formula Drift season Championship point leads and Hankook Tire second in the series’ 2013 Tire Cup standings.