Posted via @forrestwang808
Dear Fans, Sponsors, Friends, and Family
There have been many questions as to why I announced to leave the series so suddenly. I want to let everyone know that the incident between Chris Forsberg in NJ was not the cause of it. Sure, at that time there were a lot of emotions on both sides of the team and we felt disappointed with the outcome. I decided to announce my retirement because I felt that it was necessary to have my voice be heard, as I felt there were issues with judging and the direction that Formula Drift is taking. I appreciate how the sport of drifting has evolved over the years, but I feel that there is less emphasis on driver skill and style. It is a challenge to adapt and adjust to the changes but smaller teams like myself with a limited budget makes it almost impossible to keep up with the competition. I think that by implementing some new changes, it can be more exciting and will challenge the drivers as drivers. Formula Drift has been open ears with my ordeal and has been very supportive and are willing to listen to what I have to say. It will be a challenge for everyone but I believe that it is important to work together to make drifting a sport that will be appreciated by all. I’m passionate about drifting and have devoted my life to it. I don’t want to disappoint my fans, crew, sponsors and fellow drivers. I’m excited to return to complete rest of the season of 2016 Formula Drift. I appreciate all of the support from everyone, especially my fans, to give me the courage to speak up and return to the series.
Thank you -Forrest Wang