Chris noticed his love for speed and competition at the age of six, racing bicycles with his brother Erik. He first got into cars at the age of 10 attending drag racing events with his uncles at Maple Grove Raceway Park in Pennsylvania.
He was then introduced to flat track motorcycle racing watching his cousin slide around the track. This is what planted the seed for sliding things around. At 14 he used to take out the family tractor, get it into third gear and slam on the brakes which made it slide around the yard. It was watching Intital D and Option Videos that influenced him to purchase his first drift car, a 1988 Mazda RX-7.
After buying the RX-7 Chris became heavily involved in the east coast drifting scene. He was 21 when D1 announced they were coming to America for a drivers search so he packed up his RX-7 on a flatbed rental truck and drove 3,000 miles to California. In 2004, Chris moved to California to further pursue a career in drifting, it was that year Formula Drift debuted their national drift series. He has competed in every event since that inaugural season.
His greatest achievement came in 2009 when he earned the title of 2009 Formula Drift Champion as well as Triple Crown Champion. In 2007, Chris started his own team, Chris Forsberg Racing. His greatest achievement came in 2009 when he earned the title of 2009 Formula Drift Champion as well as Triple Crown Champion. Forsberg was not only the first driver to win both titles in the same year but is the first driver to win a Championship whose career originated in grassroots drifting. His raw talent and consistent driving style have made him one of the most winningest drivers in Formula Drift History.