PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg felt like he had a very good car underneath him in the feature event. Jumping into third when the race came to life, Gregg looked forward to battling with Andy Forsberg, but early contact would leave the Diamond Springs, CA driver spun around on the front stretch with front end damage.
“I was super excited when the race went green, and how good my car felt,” Andy Gregg said. “I was kind of being patient at first and following Andy Forsberg and was really getting excited for the race I thought we were going to have. Unfortunately, a car got out of shape and as he gathered himself up, contact with my front end ensued and really changed the course of our night.”
With 21 cars on hand for ‘Legends Night’, a night the track honored stars and cars of years gone by, Gregg would get things underway by timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x entry in fourth fastest in time trials after going out very early in the session.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg’s third place finish would safely transfer him into the nightly redraw where the four-pill lined him up in the second row of the 25-lap feature event.
When the race came to life, Gregg was able to make a nice move to work into the third position where he chased after early leader, Joel Myers, Jr, and Andy Forsberg.
As Forsberg was able to get to the lead early, Gregg looked to follow him into the second position. As he worked the cushion in turns three and four, a car would get out of shape on the bottom groove and as the driver got it corrected, contact would ensue resulting in a collapsed front end for Gregg.
While he went to the work area to make repairs, Gregg and company would miss the initial call, but following a yellow a few laps later, Gregg would rejoin the race a few laps down.
Essentially restarting just in case something went array with the top two in points, Gregg’s night would be relegated to an 18th place finish.
“I really have to thank my guys for all of their hard work in the work area, and getting the car ready,’ Gregg said. “I felt like we had an awesome car in the feature and that is what makes the early incident that much more frustrating.”
Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.
ON TAP: Gregg returns to Placerville Speedway on August 28th for what will be the final night of racing in the GUTS Racing No. 16x.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins- 1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-7
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