Forsberg Fifth at Placerville Speedway
PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking to the slick Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg would try everything in his arsenal during the 25-lap A Main event before eventually settling with a fifth place finish.
“The track was super slick and it made for a tough feature event,” Forsberg said. “We had a good car and were able to make some moves, but with a little bit of rubber and some late restarts, we ended up finishing fifth.”
A sizzling summer afternoon in Placerville, CA saw 20 cars check into the Placerville Speedway, and Forsberg would open his night up by besting the field in qualifying time trials aboard the PT Shocks/PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness backed No. 7c machine.
During his heat race, Forsberg would have his elbows up as he worked his way forward from his second row starting position to battle with Kyler Shaw for the win, but his second place finish would still make him eligible for the nightly redraw.
With lady luck not quite on his side on this night, Forsberg would find himself with the seven pill which would line the Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals/Swartz Diesel entry up in the fourth row for the 25 lap feature event.
With the track continuing to slick off with the companion divisions running their feature event, Forsberg would get off to a nice start as the race came to life. Able to find a little grip on the top side of the speedway in turns three and four, Forsberg would find himself up in the fourth spot when the caution flag flew on the 16th lap.
The ensuing restart would see Forsberg make a big move from the second row and get into the second spot as the field entered turns one and two. Making a bid for the race lead, Forsberg and the leader would make contact and the yellow would fly, putting Forsberg back into the third spot.
Over the final nine laps of the feature event Forsberg would battle with the likes of Greg DeCaires and Sean Becker as they all jockeyed for position on the slick quarter mile. When the dust settled, Forsberg would close his night out with a fifth place finish.
Not only was Forsberg competing in sprint car action, the Auburn, CA driver also made his debut in a Dwarf Car. Finding himself in he seventh starting position in that race as well, Forbserg would seemingly get comfortable lap after lap and would finish seventh in that race.
“It was a weird night with the track being extremely slick when we started hot laps, and then they track team did a great job of getting some moisture in it and saving it the best they could,” Forsberg said. “My guys worked hard, we had a good car, and I had a little fun in a Dwarf car as well.”
The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.
ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will travel to the Placerville Speedway this coming Saturday night, and to the Petaluma Speedway this Sunday night.
2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-6, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-15.
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