PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Placerville Speedway’s Fan Appreciation night on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg thrilled the crowd as he charged from ninth to finish second in the 25-lap feature event.
“Saturday was kind of backwards of how this year has gone for us,” Andy Forsberg said. “Typically, were pretty good early in the night and we have struggled in the main events, but on Saturday we weren’t very good early but made some adjustments and had a good run in the feature.”
With 27 cars checked into the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Forsberg go the night started off by timing the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in seventh fastest in time trials.
Lining up third in his heat race, Forsberg struggled to hang on to a transfer berth into the feature event as he slipped back to sixth on the last lap and was relegated to the ‘B’ Main.
Leading the field to green in the 12-lap semi, Forsberg would not be denied as he led every lap and transferred into the 25-lap feature event.
Getting his time back behind the redraw cars, the nine-time Placerville Speedway champion took the green flag from the ninth starting position. On a very slick surface that offered a thick cushion, as well as a good strip of moisture on the bottom groove, Forsberg took a page out of his own book from the last race at the track and instantly began rolling the bottom.
Keeping his left side tires in the moisture, Forsberg was extremely strong on the bottom groove as he wasted little time getting into third.
Once in third, Forsberg’s next hurdle became Ashlyn Rodriguez who was running a similar line as Forsberg.
Working on Rodriguez, Forsberg needed a few laps to execute a gameplan as he was able to drive around Rodriguez on the 16th lap and set his sights on race leader, Kalib Henry.
Able to close in on Henry as they ran through traffic, the two drivers yielded to make a mistake as Henry went on to pick up the win while Forsberg settled for a strong second place showing.
“I kind of taught myself something back during the Bradway and went back to it on Saturday night and it worked well,” Andy Forsberg added. “Once I got into second, I was able to close in on Kalib Henry, but he didn’t make any mistakes up on the cushion and we couldn’t quite get to him. Happy with our run, and we will look to be one spot better this week at Marysville Raceway.”
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-19, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-11
ON TAP: Forsberg returns to action on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway.
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