I had the great opportunity to sit shotgun in Chris Forsberg's drift car as he rode out to the opening ceremonies of Evergreen Speedway for the start of the fifth round of the 2009 Formula Drift series. As we sat on the grid waiting to get out on the track, I had the great honor to witness an absolutely intimate moment with Chris and his car: he reached for his dashboard, as if starting the cars' race like start-up, laid his hands onto the center console gently, then bowed his head down slightly and closed his eyes. In that exact moment, I realized that I was witnessing the bridge between the mind, the man, and the machine. It's those quiet moments, the ones before the storm, that we sit and do our most important work: filing away what we need to file away in order to concentrate on the task at hand. And in that quiet moment, Chris and his 350z became one and proceeded to fly through the top 16 to be on the top step of the podium. Chris may not have Superman like strength, but today, at the Evergreen Speedway, he was definitely a man that can fly like a super man.