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Bad Luck Follows Andy Forsberg to NorCal Posse Shootout




PETERSEN MEDIA: Riddled with bad luck one week ago, the gremlins hung with Andy Forsberg for another week as a fuel line issue caused him to relinquish the lead late in Saturday night’s NorCal Posse Shootout feature at Placerville Speedway.


“The rain definitely gave us a different surface on Saturday than we have had all year, and I personally loved it,” Andy Forsberg said. “It was hooked up, it was fast, it was choppy, it was kind of a throwback to what we used to get a lot more of a handful of years ago.”


Timing in second fastest in qualifying amongst the 29 cars checked into the pit area for the track’s annual conclusion of their 360ci season, Forsberg lined up sixth in his heat race as the Shootout offered up a different format that is seen on weekly races.


Needing to garner points rather than a certain position to transfer into the feature, Forsberg advanced to fourth aboard the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92.


When all heat races were concluded, Forsberg was safely in the redraw as he sat second in points and the four pill lined him up in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.


Jumping into third as the green flag flew, Forsberg wasted no time jumping into second as he took over the runner up position on the eighth lap, and was set for a battle with Colby Copeland for the second consecutive week.


Chasing after Copeland, Forsberg was able to close in as the leaders got into traffic. Getting to Copelands rear bumper, things began to heat up until an untimely yellow flew on the 13th lap and took traffic out of the equation momentarily.


The ensuring double file restart saw Forsberg power his way to the lead but another yellow flew and negated his pass and put the field in single formation with the caution coming on a restart.


Continuing to stalk Copeland, Forsberg pounced on the 21st lap as Copeland tripped over the cushion in turn two. Out in front, Forsberg began to pull away until another yellow flew on the 23rd lap as Copeland’s troubles continued.


Back underway, Forsberg felt pressure from second running Michael Faccinto and was able to answer his challenges until the yellow flew on the 25th lap. During this stoppage, Forsberg pulled into the infield and exited his car quickly as his night came to an end.


“I started to feel a little bit of a leak, and then on that restart where I started battling with Faccinto it got bad,” Forsberg said. “The yellow flew, and I started preparing for a quick exit so once I got stopped, I was ready to hop out in case is flamed up. Luckily it didn’t, but another disappointing ending to our night.”


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-28, Wins-4, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Forsberg now heads to Chico, CA as he will battle the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Wednesday night, before racing wit the World of Outlaws on Thursday and Saturday.


STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Andy Forsberg by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/andyforsbergracing or by following him on Twitter at @AForsberg92.


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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