PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg looked like he was the man to beat during Saturday night’s feature event. Leading the first 31 laps, Forsberg would battle a nose wing issue that played into him slipping back to second before an issue on the race’s lone restart saw him involved in a very hard hit.
“Unfortunately, our race lasted about three laps too long,” Andy Forsberg said. “We were really good in the feature and led the first 30 laps or so. We had a nose wing go down on us late in traffic that caused me to really get tight, and it was enough to slow us down and Kaleb Montgomery was there to reel us in and pounce.”
Timing in third fastest in his qualifying group, Forsberg would line up on the front row of his heat race. Being called for a jump on the initial start, Forsberg would be penalized and be sent to the second row aboard the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA machine.
Slipping back to fifth when the race came to life, a restart a few laps into the race would see him work his way back up to a third-place finish. With a little luck on his side, he would sneak into the Dash where a second-place finish placed him on the front row of the 35-lap feature event.
Looking for his second SCCT win of the season, Forsberg got off to a great start as he set a very strong pace on the freshly groomed Petaluma Speedway surface. Extremely fast out front, Forsberg would reach the back of the field on just the sixth lap and he would then find himself in traffic as the race would click off 33 laps with no stoppages.
Getting through traffic to perfection, Forsberg would create a sizeable gap between himself and Montgomery and Colby Johnson who were putting on quite a battle for second amongst themselves.
In traffic, Forsberg’s nosewing would get knocked down and it would change the handling of his car. Abel to remain out front, second running Kaleb Montgomery was visibily cutting into his lead as laps clicked down.
On the 31st lap, Montgomery was able to get under Forsberg in turns three and four and take the race lead until the caution flew and paused the action on the 33rd lap.
The ensuing restart would see Forsberg look to make a run back at Montgomery but exiting turn two, Forsberg would get together with Sean Becker and it would result in a very hard hit on the back stretch wall, ending Forsberg’s night.
Though he was able to climb from the wreckage unscathed, the night would come to a disappointing end.
“I tried to make something happen on that last restart, and Becker and I ended up getting together and I tried to move the back stretch wall,” Forsberg added. “If anyone was curious, it doesn’t move. We had a really good car, and I hate it for my F&F guys because now we had quite a bit of work to do this week.”
F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.
ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-12.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.
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