PETERSEN MEDIA: Bouncing back from a tough ending one week ago, Andy Forsberg had a strong run at Placerville Speedway that culminated with him picking up a third-place finish after battling for the win late in the race.
“We had another good car, and another good run at Placerville Speedway we just came up short after battling for the lead,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had another good battle going, but I just got messed up on the curb and ended up slipping back to third where we ended up finishing.”
With 24 cars on hand for ‘Big Trophy Night’, the Auburn, CA driver got off to another auspicious start as he timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No.92 in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.
Making the heat race inversion, Forsberg lined up on the front row his heat but needed to pick up the win to advance into the nightly redraw. Going toe to toe with young Luke Hayes, Forsberg was able to sail around the outside and power his way to the win.
By way of his win, Forsberg moved into the nightly redraw where the four pill placed him in the second row of the 25-lap feature event.
When the race came to life Forsberg slipped back in the opening laps as the field worked around the slick ¼ mile bullring.
Working back into fourth on the seventh lap, Forsberg made a nice move to take over second on the 10th lap just before a caution was needed.
The ensuing restart saw Forsberg and Justyn Cox hook up in another entertaining battle for the top spot as Forsberg was able to take the lead on the 13th lap only to see Cox answer right back as Forsberg then tripped over the turns one and two cushion.
While he gathered his entry back up, Forsberg slipped back to third as he now chased after second running Jake Andreotti.
With the back half of the race clicking off extremely fast, Forsberg was unable to get back to the front to challenge as he settled for third place finish on this night.
“I got to the lead and slid myself, but he came back and slid me on the other end of the track, so I probably needed to slide myself for another lap to try and clear him,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a good car, we just came up short. The only real thing we need to hone in on is why we have been struggling so much in time trials.”
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-25, Wins-4, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15
ON TAP: Forsberg will be idle this weekend before returning to action on August 25th at Silver Dollar Speedway and August 26th at Placerville Speedway.
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You can also keep up with Andy and his popular post race VLOG, ‘Shark Tales with Andy’ at www.facebook.com/sharktaleswithandy.
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