PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg put an exclamation point on the 2019 point season at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night. Heading into the night with a mere 12 point lead in the season long championship hunt, Forsberg will be dominant all night long as he earned quick time honors and won the 25-lap feature event to claim his 7thcareer driving title at the speedway he as called home for so many years.
“Coming into the night chasing the title, you tell yourself to mind your manners and focus on the big picture,” Forsberg said. “My guys gave me too good of a car and I had to go for it. The year we had with some issues and torn up equipment, it feels pretty cool to get this win and this title for the F&F Racing guys.”
With a robust 34 cars swarming the pit area on Saturday night, Forsberg would pick up 5 bonus points early as he earned quick time honors aboard the Econo Lube n Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine.
In byfar the wildest heat race of the night that saw a couple of incidents, Forsberg would keep his nose clean, avoid some harm and pick up a second place finish moving into the feature event.
By way of Jimmy Wall’s three pill, AF would grid the field from the third position in the final feature event of the point season at Placerville Speedway. When things came to life, it was Jodie Robinson getting the early jump as Forsberg moved into second.
In a fast paced feature event, Forsberg would keep the youngster in his sights, and on the 18thlap while battling in traffic, would pull in front to take the lead but the yellow flew and negated his pass.
Forsberg would not be denied on this night however, as the ensuring restart saw him ride the thick Placerville Speedway cushion to the point, and he never looked back. Cruising to the win, Forsberg won both the battle and the war as his F&F Racing team celebrated on the front stretch in grand style.
“Big thanks to these guys for continuing to work so hard on this car week in and week out,” Forsberg said. “Great to win the race and the title, and hopefully we can come out this week and win the Nor*Cal Posse Shootout.”
F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.
ON TAP:F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg will are set to return to Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the 3rdAnnual Nor*Cal Posse Shootout.
2019 BY THE NUMBERS:Starts-26, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-18.