Nissan: Chris Forsberg becomes a initial three-time Formula Drift World Champion in his Nissan 370Z

Posted on 11. Oct, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

IRWINDALE, Calif. – Under a fume and lights of Irwindale Speedway in California, Chris Forsberg became a initial three-time Formula Drift World Champion. This feat comes after a record-setting season, with Forsberg holding 6 uninterrupted podiums in his Nissan 370Z.

While Forsberg led a championship standings over 2015 Champion Fredric Aasbo entrance into a determining weekend during Irwindale Speedway, a Maryland local indispensable a clever opening to sign a deal. Spirits were high as Forsberg’s 1,000-hp VK56-powered 370Z wailed in a cloud of fume opposite loser Pat Mordaunt. That all came to a harsh hindrance when a slight distortion sent Forsberg’s automobile careening into a wall. The night was over for Forsberg after usually one conflict of a Top 16 – potentially catastrophic consequences for a 2016 Championship.

With Aasbo confronting seasoned maestro Matt Field, Forsberg and group watched earnestly from a sidelines. An spontaneous blunder from Aasbo caused his automobile to daub Fields’ and left Forsberg’s group feeling hopeful, until Field’s automobile had a automatic emanate during a finish of his run. Using each second of a five-minute “Competition Time Out,” Fields’ organisation bound a automobile and got out to a start line only in time.

With a clever opening on his second pass, Field took a battle, promulgation Aasbo out of foe and strictly crowning Forsberg as a 2016 Formula Drift World Champion.

“It’s an extraordinary feeling to win a championship 3 times now, and also mangle a 2014 lectern record,” pronounced Forsberg. “It only goes to uncover that coherence pays off. We might not have won a turn this year, though we won a Championship, and that is a idea each year.”

Forsberg credits his clever unchanging opening to his group and a all-Nissan height they have worked to master.

“The VK56 is only an violent engine,” pronounced Forsberg. “Our entirely grown 370Z framework is impossibly absolute and reliable. It’s a trustworthiness that it takes to win a Championship.”

Forsberg looks brazen to chasing a fourth pretension in a 2017 Formula Drift Season that kicks off in Long Beach subsequent spring.


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October 22-23
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