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Ashton Torgerson 4th at Placerville Speedway


PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back into the family owned Sprint Car one week removed for the High Banks Hustle micro race, Ashton Torgerson tallied a 10th place finish on Friday night in Chico, CA before working his way to a fourth place finish at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.


With 23 cars on hand at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, the Glendale, AZ driver timed in 15th quickest in time trials, before running fifth in heat race competition.


Lining up 15th in the feature event, Torgerson had his work cut out for himself as he worked in thick traffic during the duration of the race. Picking up a few spots over the course of the feature event, Torgerson managed to battle into the Top-10 as he took the checkered flag in 10th.


Heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for more Sprint Car competition, 23 cars were again on hand on this night as he timed in 12th fastest in qualifications.


Lining up third in his heat, Torgerson slipped back into fourth when the race came to life as the hooked up in an entertaining battle with his older brother, Austin.


With Ashton working the top and Austin glued to the bottom, Ashton was able to keep him at bay as he finished fourth and lined up 12th in the 25-lap feature event.


Following a caution with one lap in the books, Torgerson was into sixth when the action resumed.


Working into fifth on the fourth lap, close quarter racing action saw him slip back to sixth until he moved back into fifth on the 10th circuit just before another caution flew on the 11th lap.


Taking over fourth when the race resumed, Torgerson continued to look strong inside the Top-Five. Hooking up in a battle with fellow young gun, Austin Wood, late in the race, Torgerson was able to fend him off and capture a fourth place finish when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.


BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-43, Wins-5, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-27


ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson now shifts gears back into Micro action as he will take part in CA Speedweek kicking off on Tuesday night in Lemoore, CA, Wednesday night in Visalia, CA and concludes with a two-day show in Stockton, CA on Friday and Saturday.


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