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Chris Forsberg wins Formula Drift championship

October 17, 2009 | 10:32 pm

Chris Forsberg, a driver from Huntington Beach, won his first Formula Drift championship in the season finale at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale on Saturday night.

Forsberg, driving a Nissan 350 ZX Roadster, won the championship when he knocked out Doug VanDenBrink in the first round. But Forsrberg lost his second round race to Robbie Nishida.

Ryan Tuerck, a driver from Derry, N.H., won the Formula Drift event, beating Tyler McQuarrie of Walnut Creek in the final round. McQuarrie, driving a Nissan 350Z, finished second in the event. Tanner Foust of Laguna Beach, driving a Scion tC, finished third.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for video interviews of the drivers and more results from the Formula Drift season finale at Irwindale.

— Tim Haddock