Chris Forsberg piloting his NOS/Maxxis 350Z came into Round 5 leading in points for both the Formula D series as well as the Tires.com Triple Crown bonus award. Forsberg ran through the whole event and left the same way he came in, as the points leader.
After a 350Z battle royale with Tyler McQuarrie, Forsberg came out victorious leaving McQuarrie to face his Falken teammate Vaughn Gittin Jr. for a third place podium. After the smoke the Falken 350Z ended up taking the win from the Falken Mustang.
Once third place was established, Forsberg went up against Eric O'Sullivan and his Hankook/Rockstar WRX. We don't get to see too many WRXs in the Formula D series, and it's even more rare to see them place. Unfortunately after the grueling runs against McQuarrie, O'Sullivan's car was no longer in commission and Forsberg was announced as the winner or Round 5.
The Seattle event ended with Forsberg winning and continuing his points lead in the series.
|Formula D - Point Standings|
|1||Chris Forsberg||NOS/Maxxis Nissan 350Z||410 Points|
|2||Ryan Tuerck||Gardella/Mobil1 Pontiac Solstice||363|
|3||Tyler McQuarrie||Falken Nissan 350Z||347|
|4||Samuel Hubinette||NuFormz Dodge Viper||338|
|5||Vaughn Gittin Jr.||Falken/Ford Racing Ford Mustang||336.5|
|6||Darren McNamara||Falken/Sears Saturn Sky||316|
|7||Robbie Nishida||Hankook/Dynamic Auto Nissan 350Z||314|
|8||Tanner Foust||Rockstar/Hankook Scion tC||303.5|
|9||Justin Pawlak||Bergenholtz/Nitto Mazda RX-8||298|
|10||Tony Brakohiapa||Copper Tire Ford Mustang||282|
|11||Ross Petty||Garage Boso/Falken Nissan Silvia (S15)||280.75|
|12||Joon Maeg||Maxxis/LS Auto Nissan 240SX (S13.5)||275.75|
|13||Taka Aono||Technosquare Toyota Corolla (AE86)||273|
|14||Patrick Mordaunt||PM Racing Nissan 240SX (S13)||268.25|
|15||Stephan Verdier||Cooper Tire/Crawford Subaru STI||263|
|16||Daijiro Yoshihara||Falken Tire/Discount Tire Lexus IS350||260|
|FORMULA D - ROUND 5 RESULTS|
|1st Place||Chris Forsberg||NOS/Maxxis Nissan 350Z|
|2nd Place||Eric O'Sullivan||Hankook/Rockstar Subaru WRX|
|3rd Place||Tyler McQaurrie||Falken Nissan 350Z|