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Johnny Key Classic Not Nice To Andy Forsberg

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PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking for a repeat performance during the 2016 Johnny Key Classic after a dominant showing in 2015, Andy Forsberg would have a late race issue cost him dearly as he would finish in the 18th spot.

“This year’s Johnny Key Classic was not nearly as fun as last year’s race,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a really good car, and were right in the mix, but I made as mistake and got in the wall. The race was flirting with curfew so we weren’t able to get back out initially, but made it back a few laps down and finished 18th.”

Needing to race his way into the 2016 Johnny Key Classic, Andy Forsberg got off to a strong start as he timed the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks No. 7c in second fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver took car of business as his heat race win would be very big as it would lock the C&M Motorsports into the all important Dash for Cash.

Pulling the best pill he could, Forsberg would end up with the five pill and proceed to work his way to a fourth place finish which placed him in the second row for the 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event.

Getting into the third spot when the race came to life, Forsberg would make a monster move on a lap two restart that would see him jump into the lead, but to his dismay the yellow flag would fly for a spun car and it would negate his pass.

Back underway, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would settle into the third spot as he chased after Justin Sanders and Sean Becker, though would feel immense pressure from Tommy Tarlton, as they began exchanging blows for the spot.

In traffic, Forsberg would lose a couple of spots as he would find himself back in the sixth spot when the scheduled red flag flew on the 25th lap. Avoiding a wreck in front of him on the 30th lap Forsberg would climb back into the fourth spot as he found himself battling with Shane Golobic and Mason Moore.

Attacking the high side of the speedway, Forsberg would get sucked into the wall on the exit of turn two on the 37th lap and it would result in a flat right rear tire. With time an issue, the race would go back green with Forsberg still on the hook.

Though he would return on the 40th lap when the caution again flew, Forsberg would be three laps down, and finish in the 18th spot.

“It was a good night that went south, and really hurt us points wise,” Andy Forsberg said. “We still have plenty of races left, and I am confident we will be strong at the next Civil War Race, and will be right in the mix this weekend. Thanks to everyone who continues to help us out, and partner with us.”

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 head to the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in the track’s final point race of the season.

2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-10, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92.

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