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The 2017 Team

Clark, Boo, Andy, Randy, Richard, John

DRIVER

Andy Forsberg

Owners

410 car #92: Keith & Diane Arellano

360 car #92: Andy Forsberg

Crew Chief 

Randy V

Crew

Richard Forsberg

Boo Brown

Bill Brock-Jones

Clark

John Timms

Steve Van Den Broeke

Scott Van Den Broeke

 

The 2012 Team

 

DRIVER

Andy Forsberg

Owners

410 car #92: Keith & Diane Arellano

360 car #92: Andy Forsberg

Crew Chief 

Andy Forsberg

Crew

Richard Forsberg

Mike Proschold

Boo Brown

Florie Filipich

Bill Brock-Jones

Mike Courtney

Steve Van Den Broeke

Scott Van Den Broeke

Jeff Del Rio

 


Andy Forsberg

Home Town: Auburn, CA

    Andy was destined to be a racecar driver, his mom, Dianne, went into labor with him on June 19, 1976 while watching his dad, Richard, race at, the famous, West Capital Speedway in West Sacramento, CA.  The next morning, June 20th, Andy was born and the second generation Forsberg driver was on his way.

    Andy never drove any type of racecar or quarter midget growing up, it was not really in the family budget to have both Andy and Richard racing at the same time.  By the time Andy was fourteen he began sneaking into the pits.  Back in the early '90's you had to be sixteen to get into the pits.  Andy would pack track for his dad and occasionally hot lap the car, so by June 20, 1992 he was somewhat ready for his 16th birthday and his first career sprint car start.  This start came at the Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley, CA.  Andy got up to speed fairly quickly.  By his third race, Andy timed in 13th quick out of 30 cars at the 4th of July race in Grass Valley.

    In the first two years, 1992 and 1993, of Andy's driving career, he only ran 15 races as his, Richard, was also racing.  Andy would go weeks in between races.  By the end of the '93 season Richard could tell that Andy wasn't going to get better unless he drove every week.  The '94 season saw Richard step aside and Andy take on the full time driving duties for the family owned team.

    In 1997 won his first career main event at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.  The win came with Andy beating two Placerville legend's of the 90's, Ray Rust and Glen Boune.  

    The 2000 season was a breakout year for Andy.  Midway thru the year, Andy would meet his eventual wife Candace at a Northern Sprint Tour (NST) speed week race at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR.  Candace would eventually move from Oregon to California and they married on October 13, 2007.  By the end of the 2000 Season, Andy had won his first two championships of his career.  He won the Placerville Speedway Track Championship and also the traveling Civil War Series Championship.

    Andy owns a finishing shop where he stains and lacquers cabinets for local cabinet  shops around the Auburn area.  During the off-season Andy loves to go snowmobiling and race go-carts on his race track behind the race shop.

    For complete career statistics, please check out the History and Stat's page.

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Keith & Diane Arellano

A & A Motorsports

Home Town: Auburn, CA

 

    Keith and Diane Arellano, of A & A Stepping Stone mfg inc., started sponsoring Andy in 1995. The first year they were just getting their feet wet by buying fuel.  Each year they got a little more interested and involved.  By 2000 they bought an entire car and 410ci motor so Andy could race 410's on Friday's at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and could still race the Forsberg Family 360ci sprint car on Saturday's.  In 2002 they bought a new truck and trailer for Andy to use and in 2005 they basically took over as full time car owners, as Richard and Andy combined all their parts and equipment with Keith and Diane's parts and equipment.  At that time the 92 started racing under the A & A Motorsports banner.

 

    In 2006 the A & A team won the Chico Track Championship and the Civil War Championship.  The team would back up the Civil War Championship in 2007. This would be Andy's 4th Civil War Title overall.  2008 would see the team win their 2nd Chico 410ci Championship.

 

    The 2010 season will see Keith and Diane, A & A Motorsports, field a 410ci car once again for Andy to run approximately twenty races throughout the year.

 

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Richard Forsberg

Home Town: Auburn, CA

    Richard Forsberg has been involved in racing since early 1960.  As a youngster he would help his neighbor Ralph Clay with his hard top.  This is the car that Richard would get to start his racing career in 1968.  He picked the # 92 because Leroy Van Connett had that number when Richard would watch from the grand stands as a little kid.  Richard rattle canned a 92 on the side of his car and he was off to the races.  The first couple of years he spent racing hard tops at the track in Auburn.  

    The early 70's he spent racing super modifieds on the pavement at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.  During the mid to late 70's he raced super modifieds on dirt at West Capitol Speedway in West Sacramento, CA.  

    In 1980, Richard would run his first Sprint Car race with NARC and would compete in  that series until 1986.  During the '86 season the Forsberg family could no longer afford to run 410's any longer, so in 1988 when Grass Valley started a cast iron 360ci division, Richard built a 360ci and won the very first night out.  He continued to race 360's until the 1993 season, moving aside for his son Andy to take over full time in1994.

    Winning races his entire career from hard tops to super modifieds to winged and non-winged 410's and at the end of his driving days in a winged 360 where he still won two main events in his final year of driving.  Richard is still a big part of Forsberg Racing, taking care of the cars during the week and goes to every one of Andy's races throughout the year.

 

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Mike Proschold

Home Town: Antelope, CA

    Mike Proschold has been with the Forsberg Racing Team since 1978 back when Andy's  dad Richard was racing super modified's at West Capitol Speedway in Sacramento, CA.  Mike does all of the engine maintenance on the cars each week, he is also very good at fabricating parts and pieces that would normally have to be purchased from a race part manufactures.  Since Mike is from the day and age of home made race cars and parts he knows how to save the team money.  At the track he is also great at "Mac Guyvering" parts on the car in a hurry to get the car back on the track just to finish a race.  Mike has been with the Forsberg's throughout Richard's days in super modified's, his first sprint car in1980, Andy's first sprint car race in 1992 and as of 2010 still helping out the team any way he can.

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Jeff "Boo" Brown

Home Town: Auburn, CA

    Boo got his start in 1985 at the Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley, Ca. A family friend and the track announcer, William "Spence" Spencer  introduced him to Ruff-n-Ready, CA, driver Jack Burt. He would help Jack Burt through the 1992 season.  Jack and his family moved to Montana in late 1992.

    The '93 season Boo started helping a friend from high school, Auburn driver Larry Lightfoot.  Boo worked for Larry until he retired in July of 1995. He then began with  Forsberg Racing in July of the '95 season and has been with them ever since.

 

 

 

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Florie Filipich

Home Town: Castro Valley, CA

    Florie Filipich has been around racing his whole life.  Growing up in the early 50's he would work at his uncle's shop after school helping prepare his race cars for action on the West Coast USAC Tour.  Ever since Florie has either owned motors in cars or owned the entire racing operation for many drivers throughout the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and mid 2000's.  

    In 2003 Florie hired Andy to drive his Family Auto Service 98x with the GSC Series.  Andy drove for Florie for three seasons, 03, 04 and 05.  In '06 Florie had Sean Becker drive a few races and Andy drove the car at a few USAC shows at the PAS in Perris, CA at the end of '06.  2006 was the last year as a car owner for Florie, he sold his operation and got out of racing.

    Florie and his cousin Gene still go to the races though and Florie can often be found running the weather station and checking spark plugs on Andy's engines and fine tuning the fuel system.

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Bill Brock Jones

Home Town: Auburn, CA

    Bill Brock Jones has been around racing since the 70's.  A life long Auburn resident, Bill has been involved with various Auburn race teams, helping out Billy Misplay and Dave Davidson throughout the years.  The past few seasons he has been with the Forsberg Racing Team, always at the shop on Tuesday night work night and at almost every race, when he is not on volunteer fire duty.  Bill is well like throughout the pit area and at all race track camp grounds for his great sense of humor and life of the party personality. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Courtney, aka, "Tire dog"

Home Town: Pacheco, CA 

Mike saw his first race at the Calistoga Speedway in 1986.  He first started crewing on the 98x sprint car of Mike John.  After Mike John suffered his injury, he sold the car to Florie Filipich.  Mike worked for Florie from 1987 to 2007 on the 98x.  He crewed for a number of drivers.  Some of the drivers were Bobby McMahan, Scooter Lambert, Jamie Cobby, Jamie Cavanaro, Tony Elliott, Andy Forsberg, Sean Becker and a few others.  Andy drove for Florie from 2004 to 2006.  After Andy decided to go back to 360s, Mike went with him and has stayed involved with sprint cars since then.  There's not another type of race car that he likes better...as the bumper sticker says, "Dirt's for racing, asphalt's for getting there.

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Steve Van Den Broeke

Home Town: Camino, CA

 

Crazy Race Fan that loves to watch Andy Forsberg race a Sprint Car. Likes to have fun and share "Autism Awareness". Steve also tows Andy's open trailer when needed.

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Scott Van Den Broeke

Home Town: Camino, CA

 

Andy's friend and race buddy.

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Jeff Del Rio

Home Town: Rescue, CA

        Back in the 70's you could always find Jeff at Fremont Drag strip helping out on the "DelRio Bros." roadster.

        In the 80's after the family sold the roadster, Jeff started helping with "Luther & son Racing" with Luther and Chris Lane (Driver) 

        In the 90's Jeff relocated to the foothills and became interested in sponsoring a pro-stock car out of Roseville with Tony Lattimer, as the driver.

        In 2000 after being gone from drag racing for several years Jeff reunited with Luther & son Racing and Angelo Stanton. They had put together a Top alcohol dragster and Luther and son towed their 38 Chevy Pro-mod all over the states.

        After the teams decided to park the cars Jeff started to attend Placerville Speedway and got very interested in sprint cars.

        In October of 2009 Jeff went to the Trophy Cup, a race held at Thunder Bowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, as a spectator. Jeff met and had a lengthy conversation with Andy Forsberg. Jeff stayed in contact with Andy over the winter.

        That winter Andy teamed up with Steve and Scott Van Den Broeke to field the Autism Awareness #47 360 Sprint car for the 2010 season. Jeff joined in with the new team and brought in sponsorship for the new team. He also joined the pit crew and started learning about the workings of a sprint car. At the end of the 2010 season the decision was made to disband the 47 team.

        Jeff, Steve and Scott and Autism Awareness stayed with Andy and his Forsberg Family #92 Team, the F&F Racing x1 Team, as Andy was set to drive for them too and the A&A Motorsports #92 410 Sprint car in 2011.

        Jeff has continued to help out with the multiple cars that Andy drives.

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Rich Margherita

Home Town: Weimar, CA

        Rich is a long time friend of Andy's and has helped out off an on over the years. He took some time off to raise his two girls but is back for the 2014 season helping out on both the A&A 92 and the two PT Shocks cars (01 & 7c).

 

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