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Andy Forsberg 17th with SCCT at Merced Speedway



PETERSEN MEDIA: Back in action on Saturday night for another round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action, Andy Forsberg and the Pacific Highway Rentals team made the trip to Merced Speedway in Merced, CA where Forsberg overcame a tough start to his night before tallying a 17th place finish.


“We went out in time trials and the track was pretty slick,” Andy Forsberg said. “I don’t think we had much more speed in our car or the driver than how we timed in but it put us in a bit of a bind early.”


Timing the Meridian Cameras/Oroville Tax/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in 11th quickest in his qualifying flight, the Auburn, CA driver had his hands full as he lined up in the sixth starting position for his heat race.


Settling into the seventh position as the field strung out around the high-banked quarter mile, Forsberg took the finish and found himself in the ‘B’ Main where he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.


Extremely happy with the changes his Brian Cannon led team made before the semi, Forsberg was able to slice and dice his way through the field as he raced up to second and successfully transferred into the feature event.


Keeping his night alive, Forsberg was set for the feature, though he was mired deep in the field as he rolled off for the 35-lap feature event from the 11th row on a very slick and abrasive racing surface.


When the race came to life, Forsberg got off to a great start as he was able to pick up a handful of positions in the first two laps as he worked up to 17th.


Battling for position on the inside groove, Forsberg would get half spun into the infield, but he lost all of that track position as he slid all the way back to 23rd once he got back up to speed.


Back mired in thick traffic on the slick track that was on the verge of taking rubber, Forsberg took what he could get as he slowly picked up positions.


Getting up to 19th by the halfway point, Forsberg continued to work in the rubber as he was able to race into 17th with 10-laps to go. Hanging on to 17th, AF capped his night off with a 17th place finish.


“We had a different car out, and we learned some things, but it was a pretty ho hum night for us,” Forsberg said. “I was happy we got to moving forward in the ‘B’ and the “A”, but it ended up being all for not.”


Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Oroville Tax, Wilkie Masonry, Western Traffic Supply, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.  


BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1


ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night as he will head to Placerville Speedway and take part in the track’s first event of the season.    


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