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Mid-Race Mayhem Dashes Strong Run for Andy Forsberg at Marysville Raceway


 



 

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for the track’s weekly championship season opener, Andy Forsberg had a strong night going until a mid-race misstep saw him make contact with the wall in turns one and two, bringing his night to an end while running second.

 

“We went out late in qualifying which I thought would be good, but it wasn’t as good as I thought, but we timed in fifth quick which did still set us up good for the rest of the night,” Forsberg said. “We got through our heat and made the redraw and pulled the three. We were really good in open air, and I could pace Colby Copeland, but when we got into traffic, I was super tight, and that ultimately led to us getting into the wall around the halfway point of the race.”

 

With 22 cars checked in on Saturday night to take part in the tracks’ first points paying race of the 2024 season, Forsberg timed the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Wilkie Masonry backed No. 92 in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

 

Lining up third in his heat race, Forsberg worked his way to a second-place finish which made him eligible for the all-important redraw. Pulling the three, Forsberg was set to take the green flag from the second row in what was his second start of the 2024 season.

 

When the race went green, Colby Copeland jumped into the early lead and as Forsberg moved into second, he was able to keep pace with the leader as they quickly reeled in the rear of the field.

 

Once Forsberg was fully into traffic, his car became a little less maneuverable and it allowed Copeland to get away as he wasn’t as good. An early caution took the leaders out of traffic and allowed Forsberg to again pressure for the lead, but quickly getting back into traffic again saw Forsberg struggled as he car continued to get tight.

 

Just before the race’s hallway point, Forsberg got tight, and it resulted in him making hard contact with the wall in turns one and two and caused damage to his front end.

 

With the damage being extensive, Forsberg’s night came to an early end.

 

 “We had good speed, but we were off in traffic,” Forsberg said. “Looking forward to getting the 410ci in this week and heading to Chico, CA this weekend for the Mini Gold Cup.”

 

Andy Forsberg and PHR Racing would like to thank Meridian Cameras, Pacific Highway Rentals, Wilkie Masonry, Western Traffic Supply, PitStopUSA, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Autism Awareness, Parking and Transportation Group, Western Featherlite, 1st Vanguard, Highway Specialty Co., and KBJ Catering for their continued support.  

 

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

  

ON TAP: Forsberg is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Mini Gold Cup.  

 

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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