Peter Murphy Classic SCCT
Monday May 20, 2019 5:45pm
From the Office of Forsberg Racing
On Friday May 17th
Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Tulare CA for night #1 of the Peter Murphy
Classic SCCT show. Andy was 5th quick in his group of qualifying, missing the
pole of his heat by .001, this put him in the 5th starting position for his
heat race and would need to win to get into the dash or finish in a top 5 to
transfer to the A. Andy did transfer into the A with a 5th place finish but
would have to start deep in the field in position 17. Andy did a good job
making up a few spots early, avoided the typical Thunderbowl carnage and by
lap 10 was in the 10th spot but the track was now laying rubber and with 20
laps still left saving tires became the main priority. As everyone else did
the same thing Andy would just get in line and cross the checkered in 10th.
This would be Andy's first actual finish at the Thunderbowl since 2015! The
following nights event would be cancelled do to rain.
Big shout out to the
F&F X1 gang for rebuilding the dedicated big track car that had been destroyed
at the last SCCT race in Stockton on April 12th, chassis was repaired and
picked up on Friday and the team had it ready by Thursday. (see flip photo)
This upcoming weekend
Saturday May 25th the F&F X1 heads back to Stockton for the Jimmy Sills
Classic and on Sunday May 26th the Forsberg Family #92 will be in Marysville
CA for the Mel Hall Memorial.
Finishes 10th in Tulare,
PETERSEN MEDIA- With
the Thunderbowl Raceway typically not kind to him, Andy Forsberg was happy to
close Friday night’s feature out with a 10th place
finish with the F&F Racing team.
“TO finish 10th at
Thunderbowl Raceway is great,” Andy Forsberg said. “Heading into Friday’s event,
I think the last time I actually finished a race there was back in 2014 or
something. So, as they say to finish first, first you must finish so we
With 40 cars checked in
for Friday night’s Peter Murphy Classic opener, Forsberg would be in a tight
qualifying group as he timed in fifth quickest in his group, missing out on
fourth and a front row heat race starting position by .001 seconds.
Finding himself in the
third row of his heat, the Auburn, CA driver would race the Econo Lube-n-Tune
and Brakes/Geico Local Office/Lucas Oil backed No. x1 machine to a fifth place
finish and punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event.
Gridding the field from
the 17th starting
position, Forsberg would do a great job of avoiding a multi car wreck that took
place getting into turn one as the field attempted to complete the first lap of
Avoiding another wreck
down the back stretch on the restart, Forsberg would take what he was given as
he would start the race from just outside the Top-10 once thing settled down.
The slick surface that
was offered up to the field on Friday night would soon take rubber, and Forsberg
would settle into 10th,
after a few laps of jockeying for position.
Keeping his tires
securely in the rubber, where much of the field was, Forsberg would do what it
took to get to the finish line as he accepted the checkered flag with a 10th place
“We did a great job of
avoiding some of the early carnage, and were able to pick up some easy spots,”
Forsberg added. “I think I may have only passed one or two cars before the
rubber came, but we did what we had to do from the back and came away with a
F&F Racing and Andy
Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office,
PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV
Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.