PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to racing action after Mother Nature intervened the last two weeks, Andy Forsberg was back at Placerville Speedway where he picked up a 10th place finish at the Mark Forni Classic.
“It was good to get back to racing after a couple of weeks off, and we had a pretty good night with no nagging little issues like we have had as of late,” Andy Forsberg said. “We got an engine back that went in to get some work done, and it ran really well so that has us excited moving forward.”
With 29 cars on hand for the annual Mark Forni Classic, Forsberg went out late in time trials and still was able to time the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in seventh fastest overall.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg needed to either pick up the win, or have some luck on his side to make the top-eight redraw for the feature event.
On the slick surface, Forsberg powered his way to a second-place finish, but had some fortune on his side as a few of the fast qualifiers did not transfer so he was bumped into the redraw.
Pulling the seven, Forsberg was set to battle for more Forni Classic supremacy from the fourth row after the track was reworked.
When the green flag was displayed to the field, Forsberg got tight in turns one and two and slipped back to 10th as the field jockeyed for position around the ¼ mile bullring.
Running the bottom groove during the opening laps, Forsberg then opted try to make the top work as he looked for a way forward. Moving to the cushion, a car spun just in front of him and making light contact, Forsberg knocked his nose wing down but opted to stay on the track.
Still battling a tight car with the track not going back to its slick state as fast as he and his team figured, Forsberg still was able to work his way up into sixth with his nose wing askew and his car trying to pull wheelies lap after lap.
Once the wing finally gave way, Forsberg lost a few spots in the closing laps as he slipped back to 10th when the Ron Stahl checkered flag was displayed to the field.
“Once the nose wing started to let go, I really don’t know why I stayed out since were not running for points,” Forsberg said. “We did have a solid car, and like I said, we had a pretty event free night which was a great change of pace, and hopefully that is sign of things to come.”
Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, GP Development, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-4, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-14
ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.
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