Going off the bank and into the first clipping point, Forsberg came through the smoke and crashed into Forrest’s door. There are many theories as to why it happened; some blame Forrest for throwing in massive angle (as he normally does) and scrubbing too much speed, others say that Forsberg knew his chase run had been poor and was trying to gain some proximity and got lost in Forrest’s smoke, etc. Regardless, the car is fixable and Forrest wasn’t injured at all. At the end of the day, the sport is fun to watch and participate in, but in no way does winning become equivalent to someone’s safety. The judges awarded Forsberg the win, which led to a loud outrage of boos and other not so friendly terms aimed towards the judges, as well as one of the biggest controversies in FD history. Through all of the drama and speculations, we are proud to support all of our drivers in their programs and help them chase their dreams.
Forrest announced the day after the event that New Jersey would be his last round of Formula Drift, however, after meeting with the FD officials he decided that he would finish out the year for his team, his friends, and especially his fans. Check out his Instagram and Facebook page for all of the details, as well as the Formula Drift page for the in car and livestream video on the run.
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