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Andy Forsberg 2018 Season Recap

2018 Season Final

Win #14

Forsberg 12th at Cotton Classic with F&F Racing

Adobe Cup 7

Forsberg and F&F Eighth at Petaluma Speedway

Andy Forsberg Fourth at Fall Nationals

26th Annual Fall Nationals

Posse Challenge Shootout

Forsberg Picks Up Pair of Top-10's with SCCT

Forsberg 3rd with WoO

Gold Cup 65

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg Fifth at Civil War Sprints Gold Cup

Hall of Fame Weekend

20x Champ!

Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Claim Fourth Placerville Speedway Track Title On Strength of Seventh Win of Season

Andy Forsberg, Maria Cofer, Fred Ryland and Cody Dingess earn wins on Campora Night at Placerville Speedway

5th at Forni Classic

Forsberg Fifth at Mark Forni Classic

F&F Racing Second at Placerville Speedway with Andy Forsberg

2nd at Placerville

 Weekend Sweep wins #11 & #12

Forsberg Wins on Kid Bick Night at Chico

Win #10

Andy Forsberg & F&F Racing Park in PitStopUSA Shootout Victory Lane

Andy Forsberg Back in Placerville Victory Lane

Win #9

Forsberg and F&F Racing Second at Placerville Speedway

Pair of 2nd's

California Speedweek Captures 2 Wins

Forsberg Third at Placerville Speedway

Forsberg Wins Close Finish at Chico

Forsberg Third at Placerville Speedway

Podium Finish in Placerville

Mechanical Issues Plague Andy Forsberg at Keller Auto Speedway

Long Weekend

From The Grandstand by Ron Rodda

Forsberg Finds Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway

Weekend Sweep!

Placerville

Memorial Day Weekend

Forsberg Roughed Up at Fair Race with Civil War Series

Tough Weekend Nets Win #4

Tulare Tough on Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing

Frustrating Weekend

Sub-Par Weekend

Petaluma SCCT

2 Nights, 2 Podiums!

Another 7th Place with SCCT

Rain Wins Again!

Win #3

Forsberg Unbeatable in 2018 at Chico

Hat Trick for Forsberg

Rain Forces Change in Plans

More Rain Outs!

Get the Broom Out!

Forsberg Steals Win on Final Lap at Silver Cup

Andy Forsberg Scores 49th Career Win at Chico

Rain Outs #1 & #2 of 2018

50th Anniversary Season

Potent Combo Reunited


Andy Forsberg 2018 Season Recap 

Monday November 26, 2018 12:21pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

2018 was another great year for Andy and the teams he drove for. We would like to thank all our sponsors, our crew, family and friends for another outstanding year. Without your support and dedication we would not have had such a successful 2018 season and it is very much appreciated.  

     Our season with the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 had 6 starts between Placerville and Chico. We had 3 top 10's, 1 top 3, 2 fast time awards, 2 DNF's and made the redraw 4 out of the 6 races. With limited 410 starts in 2018 Andy made the most of it with 2 unfortunate DNF's running in the 2nd position both times.  Andy did put 3 consecutive top 10 finishes together in 3 starts with the World of Outlaws Fall West coast swing with a top finish of 3rd in Placerville and claimed his first career quick time honors with the World of Outlaws.

     Our season with the Forsberg Family #92 had 16 starts between Marysville, Chico and Petaluma. We had 7 wins, 4 - 2nd's, 2 - 3rd's and 14 top 5 finishes.  We had 6 quick times, 1 DNF and made the redraw 14 out of 16 races and had a starting position average of 3.65.  For the first time since 2009 the Forsberg Family car committed to running more than just a handful of miscellaneous shows.  The 16-race schedule saw the Forsberg Family #92 in victory lane 7 times between 3 racetracks and Andy claimed his 19th driving championship winning his 4th career Silver Dollar Speedway Title.

     Our season with the F&F X1 had 36 starts between Chico, Placerville, Stockton, Hanford, Tulare, Fernley NV and Petaluma.  We had 7 wins, 2 - 2nd's, 12 podium finishes, 16 top 5 finishes, 6 quick time awards, 7 DNF's and made the redraw 19 out of the 36 races with an average starting spot of 4.95.  Teaming back up with the F&F X1 saw Andy win his 1st 2 starts of the year sweeping the Silver Cup weekend and winning at 3 different racetracks.  The team ran 5th with the SCCT series and Andy won his 20th career championship and his 6th Placerville track title.

     Overall numbers and interesting tidbits Andy raced 58 total shows there were 7 rain outs he had 14 wins, 14 quick time awards, 31 top 5 finishes, 10 DNF's, 37 redraws and ran the B main just 2 times.  Even though Andy had 10 DNF's they were all minor, Andy was only on the tow truck once all season and never got upside down.

     With Alan Bradway turning the wrenches on both the Forsberg Family #92 and the F&F X1 he now has 43 career victories with Andy, which is a tie for 1st with Andy's former crew chief Brian Cannon for most all time.  Andy's full time pill puller Jimmy Wall had a career year with a season average for all three cars of 3.95 putting Andy in a great starting position on most nights.  Andy is now a 20 time champion with 10 Civil War, 6 Placerville and 4 Chico titles and his career feature win total is now at 170.

     There are no plans set in stone for the 2019 season as we are waiting on track and series schedules to come out but tentatively everything should be similar to 2018.  

     Thank you,

     Andy Forsberg & Forsberg Racing

   

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2018 Season Finale

Tuesday November 6, 2018 9:05am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday November 2nd Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Stockton, CA for a non-points race kick off to the 35th annual tribute to Gary Patterson weekend.  Andy was 17th quick out of 38 cars, 6th in his heat race which put him in the B main where he would finish 2nd and transfer to the A main event.  Andy Started 15th and had made his way up to 7th by lap 12 but unfortunately on lap 14 the motor lost a cylinder and Andy pulled off the track trying not to damage the motor for a DNF. After the races the crew found a plugged fuel nozzle line which was causing the motor to only run on 7 cylinders and luckily there was no damage caused.
 

     On Saturday November 3rd Andy and the X1 were again in action with the season finale of the SCCT Tour.  Andy was 5th quick in his qualifying group, went from 5th to 4th in his heat race and would start in the 15th position in the feature.  To sum up the A main the 30 lap race was an uphill battle for Andy as he raced between 13th and 16th the entire race eventually finishing in the 14th position. It was not the finish the team was looking for but it was good enough to claim 5th in the final points standings with the competitive SCCT series.

 

Forsberg racing would like to thank all our wonderful sponsors, crew members, family, friends and fans for another spectacular season winning 2 track championships and getting 5th in a competitive series like SCCT is tough, winning 14 races is tough and it is only possible because of the dedication and support of all of you.  Andy and the Forsberg Racing Family feel honored and blessed to have the support from such a wonderful and passionate group of people.  Thank you again for making 2018 a success.

 

   

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Win #14  

Monday October 8, 2018 11:04am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Saturday October 27th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Marysville CA for the season finale race.  It was the first time the #92 had been in action since September 12th when Andy set quick time and finished 3rd with the World of Outlaws in Placerville CA.  The 92 gang picked up right where they left off as Andy set quick time out of 29 cars, finished 4th in his heat race and made the redraw for Jimmy Wall to be able to pull the #1 pill and put Andy on the pole of the main event.  At the waving of the green flag Andy took the early lead and never looked back making easy work of lapped traffic and never being challenged for the top spot as he claimed win #14 of 2018 and his 170th career win.  

     This upcoming weekend Andy will be in Stockton CA driving the F&F X1 on Friday November 2nd for an open 360 show and on Saturday November 3rd for the finale 2018 SCCT points race. 

   

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Forsberg 12th at Cotton Classic with F&F Racing

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would make the trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night to take part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on the card. Having an up and down night, Forsberg would close the night out with a 12th place finish.

“We kind of fought the same issues we fought last week in Petaluma and it made for a bit of a long night,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had some early luck that put us in a good position, but we were off in the feature and just kind of hung on.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStop USA backed No. x1 machine in second fastest in his time trial group, Forsberg would line up in the second row of his heat race on a locked down Keller Auto Speedway surface.

Working his way up to finish second, Forsberg would be the fastest qualifier in his heat to make the transfer and that would move him into the all-important Dash where he would start sixth and finish fifth.

By way of his fifth place finish, Forsberg would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap feature event. With the track still hooked up, it would prove to be a little more racy than it was early in the night, but Forsberg and company seemed to struggle on the sticky surface.

Losing a couple spots initially when the race came to life, Forsberg would try a multitude of lines in hopes something would be to the like of his F&F Racing machine.

Falling out of the Top-10, Forsberg would actually start to lose air in his right rear as the waning laps clicked off and he continued to run in 12th. When the race came to a close, Forsberg would hang on to a 12th place finish despite having a flat right rear tire.

“It is kind of puzzling to us all since we really haven’t struggled when it is heavy like we have the last two races,” Forsberg added. “Fortunately we had some luck on our side early in the night to start up front, so hopefully the guys can pinpoint the issue and they can have a great Trophy Cup with Parker Price-Miller.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is now set for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup where Parker Price-Miller will take over the driving duties for the weekend.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Adobe Cup 7

Monday October 8, 2018 11:04am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Saturday October 6th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Petaluma, CA for the 7th Annual Adobe Cup.  It was a non-qualifying pill draw format, the cars would be lined up for a double heat passing point format.  Andy started in position 1 in his first heat race and fell back to 2nd. In his 2nd heat race he started in position 8 and finished in the 6th position.  Neither heat was super impressive but it did earn Andy just enough points to be 16th in points which was the last car to move directly into the A main event.  Andy's schedule 16th starting position would become 12th as 2 cars starting in front of him scratched before the main even started.  Andy struggled in the main and just stayed out of trouble to finish in 8th place.  

This upcoming weekend on Saturday October 13th Andy and the F&F X1 head to Hanford, CA for a SCCT show.

   

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Forsberg and F&F Racing Eighth at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night to take part in Adobe Cup VII, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team would work forward from their 12thstarting position to finish eighth in the feature event.

“They ran the two heat format on Saturday night and we just barely snuck into the feature event out of heat races,” Andy Forsberg said. “We kind of struggled with balance each time we hit the track and it made for a little bit of a tough night, but still nice to get a Top-10.”

Lining the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine up on the pole of his first heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would finish second before lining up from the fourth row of his second heat race.

Picking up a couple of crucial positions in his second heat, Forsberg’s sixth place finish put him 16th in points and the last car in the feature event directly from heat race action.

With a couple of cars scratching prior to the feature, Forsberg would ultimately line up in the 12th starting position for the 30-lap feature event. On a hooked up and heavy Petaluma Speedway, Forsberg would be licking his chops as he went to work on his preferred style of surface.

From the sixth row starting position, Forsberg would still be a tick off his game as moving forward would be a little more difficult. Though he was relentless in his efforts, Forsberg would crack the Top-10 as he kept searching around the famed Petaluma Gumbo.

Working his way up to eighth, Forsberg would close Adobe Cup VII with the team’s 23rdTop-10 finish of the 2018 season.

“My guys worked hard, and we just couldn’t seem to get our car how we wanted,” Forsberg said. “Fun night, fun format, fun surface. Thank you to all of our partners.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will return to SCCT action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Andy Forsberg Fourth at Fall National

  

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2018 Silver Dollar Speedway Track Champion, Andy Forsberg, closed the track’s 2018 season on Saturday night with a fourth place finish during the Fall Nationals, Tribute to Stephen Allard aboard the F&F Racing No. x1.

“Friday night I couldn’t figure out to keep our car on the track in the feature, but on Saturday night I remembered what I was doing and it we a pretty good night that saw us close the SDS season out with a fourth place finish,” Andy Forsberg said.

After losing the handle while running seventh on Friday night, and slipping off the race track after restarting from the back, Forsberg would call it an early night and get ready for a redemption run during the Saturday night finale.

With 56 cars checked into the pit area, Forsberg got things kicked off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA entry in fifth quickest in his qualifying group.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver had some work to do in the feature event as he would take the green flag for the 40-lap feature event from the 14th starting position.

On a surface that offered a little bit of everything on this night, “Mr. Excitement’ lived up to his billing as he sliced and diced his way to the front and quickly found himself up in the fourth position in seemingly no time at all.

Issues with the leaders late in the race saw Forsberg up in the third position, but a couple of restarts would not be kind to the 2018 Track Champ as he would lose a spot and end his hard charge in the fourth position.

“The track was really technical, and luckily I remembered how to stay on it,” Forsberg said with a laugh. “We were pretty good and had a nice run from 14th. Thanks to the F&F guys for all their hard work.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing are set for another action packed Saturday Night as they will be in Petaluma, CA for the Adobe Cup.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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26th Annual Fall Nationals  

Monday October 1, 2018 2:25pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday September 28th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Chico, CA for the 2 day 26th Annual Fall Nationals. On night one Andy was 3rd quick in his group and out of the 54 cars in attendance.  Andy finished 3rd in his heat race and missed the dash redraw so Andy would line up 12th in the A main event.  Andy moved his way up to the 7th position by lap 8 but unfortunately Andy hooked the cushion and flew off the track and came to a stop resulting in him having to rejoin the field and tag the rear.  After tagging the rear of the field  Andy again a few laps later flew off the race track and with a 2 spin rule would have to be pushed into the pits with a DNF.

     On Saturday September 29th Andy was 5th quick in his group, 4th in his heat race and would start 14th in the A main event.  Andy was quick and moved through the field getting up to 3rd at one point but when the checker flew he would settle for a 4th place finish and a nice comeback from Friday nights frustrating night.

This upcoming weekend there are no races on Friday but Andy and the F&F X1 will be in action at the 6th Annual Adobe Cup in Petaluma CA.

   

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Posse Challenge Shootout  

Monday September 24, 2018 11:48am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

 

     On Friday September 21st Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville CA for night #1 of the SCCT Posse Challenge Shootout.  Andy was 2nd quick in his qualifying group, 3rd quick out of 41 cars and went from 3rd to 4th in his heat race. This combo was not good enough to make the dash redraw and Andy started in the 13th position for the A main event.  The feature event had a super dry and slick surface but Andy methodically worked his way up to a respectable 6th place finish. 

 

     On Saturday September 22nd Andy and the F&F X1 were again in Placerville for night #2 of the SCCT Posse Challenge Shootout.  Andy was 6th quick in his qualifying group, 13th overall out of 44 cars and drove from 6th to 4th in his heat race and again missed the redraw.  Andy would start 15th in the A main event.  Again the track was super slick and slippery and had a scary cushion but again Andy used the same tactics as the night before and drove up to a 7th place finish passing cars using the bottom groove, this may be the first time in Andy's career that he did not pass a single car using his favorite high line groove.

 

This upcoming weekend September 27th & 28th Andy will be in Chico, CA driving the F&F X1 for the tribute to Stephen Allard Fall Nationals.  Andy is a 3x champ of this race and hopes to bring home another win.

   

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Forsberg Picks Up Pair of Top-10’s With SCCT

  

PETERSEN MEDIA- Looking to put an exclamation point on a great year at Placerville Speedway over the weekend during the two-day extravaganza with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour billed as the Nor Cal Posse Shootout, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team would have nearly identical nights as they finished sixth on Friday night and seventh on Saturday night.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our team,” Andy Forsberg said. “I thought we were as fast as the guys up front both nights, but when you start as far back as we did it is hard to get up there and pass them.”

The 2018 Placerville Speedway Track Champion checked in at Placerville Speedway Friday night for opening night of the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout where he would time the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in second quickest in his group and third quickest overall in time trials.

Needing to win his heat from his second row starting position in his heat, the Auburn, CA driver would end up finishing fourth which placed him in the 13th starting position in the feature event.

On the slick surface with a thick cushion built up on both ends of the speedway, Forsberg would get his elbows up as he slowly worked his way forward and into the Top-10.

Nearing a top-five in the race’s closing laps, Forsberg would come up just short as he settled for sixth when the dust settled on the opening night of the two-day event.

Saturday night saw Forsberg and company check back in at Placerville Speedway where he would find himself in quite the stout qualifying group. Ending up sixth in his group, Forsberg would go from sixth to fourth in his heat race to again punch his ticket directly into the feature event.

With track prep going on prior to the feature, Forsberg and crew watched intently hoping the work would lead to a multi grooved surface. When the race came to life, that appeared to be the case, and it benefitted Forsberg who was able to work his way forward from his 15th starting position.

Turning in an impressive performance on a slick surface that he admits is not his forte, Forsberg closed the weekend out with a nice charge up to seventh.

“Both night’s it was really slick and not really my style of surface, but the F&F guys gave me a really good car and we were able to make it work.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing are set for another action packed weekend as they will be in Chico, CA Friday and Saturday for the Fall Nationals.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-21. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Forsberg 3rd with WOO

Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:41am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Wednesday September 12th Andy and the A&A Stepping Stone #92 headed to Placerville, CA for the World of Outlaws 49er Classic.  Andy set quick time (see picture) out of a 34 car field and on this night it earned Andy a $2,000.00 bonus for a local driver who could set quick time with the Outlaws.  Andy won his heat race and started in position #5 for the dash but would finish in the 6th position and start in the 3rd row of the A main event.  Andy bounced around from 6th to 8th for the first 14 laps but with 34 laps on non-stop racing Andy was able to make some impressive moves using his knowledge of the Placerville racing surface to drive up to a 3rd place finish behind winner Brad Sweet and 2nd place Sheldon Haudenschild.  In 3 starts with the WOO in 2018 Andy finished 3rd, 8th and 10th for a very impressive run. (see picture)

    On Saturday September 15th  Andy and the F&F X1 were in Placerville for the points season finale.  Andy was 3rd quick out of 25 cars, 3rd in his heat race and started 4th in the feature main event.  The main event saw the top 4 cars slicing and dicing through lap traffic and by lap 13 Andy had moved himself into 2nd and had set his sites on the leader but unfortunately the rear brake caliper broke off and without brakes Andy would have to pull into the pits with a DNF, the first of the year and the first race he had not finished 6th or better.  This night was still great as by just showing up to the race Andy and the F&F X1 clinched the 2018 Placerville Track Championship the 10th for F&F  and the 20th for Andy.

This upcoming weekend Andy will be in Placerville, CA driving the F&F X1 for a 2 day Posse Challenge SCCT points race. 

Thank you to everyone over the past few weeks it has been very busy and we could not have had the finishes without each and everyone of our crew, sponsors, families, friends and fans.

   

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Gold Cup 65   

Monday September 10, 2018 10:53am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Wednesday September 5th Andy and the F&F X1 kicked off the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions with the CA Civil War Series. Andy set quick time out of 46 cars, was 4th in his heat race and drove from 8th to 6th in the dash for his starting position in the A main event. With the race track rubber down from lap 1 passing was non-existent  and tire conservation a premium Andy minded his own business and brought home bald tires and a 5th place finish.

    On Thursday September 6th Andy and the F&F X1 was again in action for the 1st ever Platinum Cup utilizing the Cycleland open 500 format. Andy was 4th quick out of 47 cars and automatically locked himself into the feature.  The top 6 cars ran a dash which lined up rows 3,4 and 5 behind the 4 heat winners in rows 1&2.  Andy started 5th and finished 5th putting him in the 9th spot for the A main event. Andy found his groove around lap 10 and was in the 4th position by lap 19 unfortunately on a double file restart with 11 laps to go the front 2 rows got jumbled up a bit and Andy got over a right rear tire almost tipping over, he saved the car but in the process packed the left rear full of clay causing a massive vibration forcing Andy to pull off with a disappointing DNF.

    On Friday September 7th the A&A Stepping Stone #92 was in action with the World of Outlaws.  Andy was 7th quick in his group, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race and started 9th in the main event. Andy ran between 7th and 11th the entire race ending the 30 lapper in the 8th position. 

    On Saturday September 8th the 2nd night with the World of Outlaws Andy in the A&A Stepping Stone #92 was 5th quick in his group, went from 3rd to 2nd in his heat race making the all important dash and finished 4th for his starting position in the A main event.  Andy immediately dropped to the 6th position by lap 2 and ran there for the first 20 laps admitting he made some poor decisions on lane choices throughout the race and did eventually fall back to 10th.  Andy was disappointed to have fallen back so far but was happy with the successful 2 nights with the outlaws considering this was only the 3rd and 4th time this year the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 had been in action so logging in 2 top 10's with the World of Outlaws was not to shabby. 

    This upcoming week Tuesday September 11th Andy will be in the World of Outlaw parade in downtown Placerville starting at 5:30 with a BBQ and concert to follow at the racetrack at 7pm. On Wednesday September 12th Andy will be back the in the A&A Stepping Stone #92 for the World of Outlaws show.  On Saturday September 15th Andy and the F&F X1 are headed back to Placerville CA for the season points finale.  Hope to see you all there.

   

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F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg Fifth at Civil War Sprints Gold Cup

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip to Chico, CA to take part in the Civil War Series’ Gold Cup and the new Platinum Cup, Andy Forsberg and team would have a great showing as they ran fifth on Wednesday night before an issues on a restart plagued them on Thursday.

“We had a good car both nights, and I have to thank all of these guys for working hard,” Andy Forsberg said. “Wednesday night the track took rubber on lap ˝ or so and we got in line and settled. Thursday we were moving up, the track was a blast but we packed the left rear full of mud after nearly getting over on a restart.”

With 46 cars checked into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area on Wednesday night to open the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Forsberg threw down in qualifying as he ended up earning the Petersen Media Fast Time Award.

Running fourth in his heat race, Forsberg would advance to the Dash where the eight pill lined him up scratch on the field. Getting a couple of positions, the Auburn, CA pilot finished sixth and rolled off the starting grid from the third row on a surface that was already taking rubber before the green flag flew.

Getting in line, Forsberg would take over the fifth position where he would mix it up with Justin Sanders and Sean Becker at times. Keeping his tires in the rubber, Forsberg would baby them enough to survive all 30-laps as he finished fifth.

Returning to the speedway on Thursday night, Forsberg would time the Econo Lube-N-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry in fourth quickest which would automatically lock him into the 30-lap feature event as well as the Fast Dash with the format in use on this night.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Forsberg would line up ninth in the feature event with the heat winners lining up in front of the Dash cars. Working his way forward, an early restart would see Forsberg nearly get over but he would be able to keep the rubber side down.

Packing his left rear full of mud, Forsberg would head back to the work area, and ultimately call it a night.

“It was a fun couple of nights with the F&F guys trying some things and running the unique format,” Forsberg added. “Saturday night we get back to Placerville and will have some more fun.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will be in action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

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Hall of Fame Weekend  

Monday September 3, 2018 7:46pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday August 31st Andy's father Richard was inducted into the Calistoga Hall of Fame at the Louie Vermeil Classic hall of fame dinner.  Richard was a 2 time NARC feature winner on the Calistoga half mile winning races without the wing in 1981 and 1984 in an era when Calistoga was dominated by national hall of fame drivers like Leroy Van Conett, Chuck Gurney, Leland McSpadden, Jimmy Boyd and Brent Keading.  The small town team out of Auburn, CA consisting of 2 cabinet builders, a welder and a auto parts salesmen took on the famed half mile from 1980 to 1985 holding their own against the bigger professional type teams and drivers.  Along with the 2 victories Richard had he also had many podium finishes and numerous top 10's in his 50 plus starts on the half mile race track.

     On Saturday September 1st and Sunday the 2nd Andy made laps with the vintage division at the Louie Vermeil Classic doing and exhibition race.  On Monday September 3rd they headed to Petaluma CA for another exhibition where Richard Forsberg would be in the seat.

     This upcoming week is a busy one with Andy heading to Gold Cup in Chico CA.  The weeks events kicks off with Andy and the F&F X1 racing Wednesday September 5th for a CA Civil War show. On Thursday September 6th Andy and the F&F X1 with be racing the Platinum Cup 360 Open show and on Friday and Saturday Andy will be behind the wheel of the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 racing with the World of Outlaws.

   

   

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20X Champ!

Monday August 27, 2018 1:03pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday August 24th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Chico, CA for the final points show at Silver Dollar Speedway for 2018.  Andy came into the race with just a 3 point lead over Mason Moore.  Andy was 10th quick, finished 2nd in his heat race and started in the 10th position for the A main event.  With Mason starting behind Andy he knew he had to keep Mason behind him and quickly moved up through the field at the wave of the green flag getting into 5th Andy knew that Mason would have to win the race to pass Andy for the Championship so Andy went into conservation mode not making any mistakes and pushing the envelope to keep Mason behind him and the strategy would work as he finished 5th and claimed his 4th Silver Dollar Speedway title and his 19th career title, this was quite the statement by the entire Forsberg team as they were able to claim this championship after missing a race on the 4th of July to race at Placerville the same night in the F&F X1. (See picture 19X)

     On Saturday August 25th Andy headed to Placerville, CA to drive the F&F X1 for a point’s race.  Andy was 7th quick, won his heat race to get into the redraw and with Jimmy's pill pulling lucky streak Andy would start on the pole of the A main event.  Andy made short work of the field showing that he still has what it takes to run 4 tires above the cushion. (See picture)  With 13 laps down Andy barely missed a car flipping in front of him and have some wing damage but thankfully his quick reaction kept him moving and the damage would not affect him in any way.  The remainder of the race he sliced and diced through lapped traffic to get win #13 of 2018 and when he pulled into victory lane received even better news that he and the F&F X1 had earned enough points to clinch the Placerville Track Championship with 1 race still to go giving Andy his 6th Placerville title tying him with Brian Crockett for the most Placerville championships and giving Andy his 20th career championship. 6 Placerville, 4 Silver Dollar Speedway and 10 Civil War.  A huge thank you to both, my team and the F&F X1 team, all our wonderful sponsors and all the crew guys families and friends for a combined team effort. (See picture) 

     This upcoming weekend there are no races for either team, but the Forsberg clan will be in Calistoga CA for the Vermeil Classic USAC/CRA show.  Andy’s dad Richard will be inducted into the Calistoga Hall of Fame on Friday August 31st at the annual celebration dinner and on Saturday September 1st and Sunday September 2nd both Andy and Richard will be on the track with the restored Forsberg Lloyd car.  They will also do a vintage exhibition on Monday September 3rd at the USAC/CRA show in Petaluma CA. 

Again a huge thanks to all our sponsors, crew, family, friends and fans for such a spectacular year so far it’s been a combined family effort on all parts and is greatly appreciated. 

   

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Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Claim Fourth Placerville Speedway Track Title On Strength of Seventh Win of Season

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team were able to lead the 25-lap finish from start to finish and pick up the feature event win. With the win, the team was able to capture their fourth Placerville Speedway track championship together, giving Forsberg six total in his career at the track and also earning him his 20th overall Sprint Car championship.

“It was a great night and really a great weekend with us picking up the Silver Dollar Speedway Championship as well on Friday night in my family car,” Andy Forsberg said. “The way the track was you had to have your elbows up and we were able to get above the cushion and times and get it done.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in seventh quickest, the Auburn, CA driver would race his way to a heat race win and put himself in the nightly redraw.

Sending Jimmy Wall to the front stretch to make his selection, Wall would stay hot as the one pill would end up in his hand and Forsberg would find himself on the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

With track work going on prior to the feature event, Forsberg set out with the game plan of running under a low cushion in turns one and two. When the race came to life, Forsberg improvised and put all four wheels above the cushion and was able to make it work.

With cautions slowing the pace of the feature, Forsberg would nearly see his night end on the 13th lap as a car would get over right in front of him. Doing all he could to miss the action, Forsberg would endure some top wing damage but was able to keep going and keep the race lead.

In the closing laps of the feature event, Forsberg would feel pressure from Justyn Cox who looked to steal the win late, but on this night, Forsberg would return to victory lane and claim his sixth overall Placerville Speedway Track Title.

“Man, to win 20 championships in my career is crazy,” Forsberg added. “I have been lucky to win quite a few of them with the F&F Racing team, and to get the band back together this year and do it again is pretty cool. Thank you to all the guys who support us and help this car go round and round.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will return to action on Wednesday September 5th and Thursday September 6th in Chico, CA as part of the Gold Cup Race of Champions.  

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Gary Thomas‎ to SprintCarFan.com

Yesterday at 10:09 AM · 

Andy Forsberg, Maria Cofer, Fred Ryland and Cody Dingess earn wins on Campora Night at Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA – August 25, 2018…Auburn, California’s Andy Forsberg started from the pole in the main event and held off a late-race bid from Justyn Cox to snag his fourth Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car win of the season on Saturday night.

Also sharing Placerville Speedway victory lane during “Campora Propane Night” were Maria Cofer with the BCRA Midgets, Fred Ryland with the Sport Mods and Cody Dingess with the Mini Trucks.

Forsberg shot to the lead at the waving of the green flag in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature and held a steady advantage early on, as cautions plagued much of the contest. Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick was fresh off his first career Sprint Car victory the night before and started applying the heat to Forsberg after several laps. The biggest moment of the race occurred on lap 13 when the lapped car of Bubba DeCaires got sideways and eventually tipped over right in front of the leaders.

Forsberg got a slight piece of the action and suffered some top wing damage but was able to continue. The same couldn’t be said for Carrick however, who contacted Decaires’ machine and came to a stop. Carrick restarted from the rear and eventually went on to finish 11th. The remainder of the race saw last weeks Mark Forni Classic winner Justyn Cox come hard after Forsberg trying to find a way by. His best shot looked to be in lapped traffic, but a red flag with three circuits remaining took that chance away.

When the green waved for the final time Cox kept pace and got a great run on the final lap to make up ground but couldn’t get by and the Friends & Family Racing X1 crossed under the Kenneth Newberry checkered flag for victory. The big night allowed Forsberg to wrap up his sixth career Winged 360 Sprint Car title at the Placerville Speedway, tying Brian Crockett for the most all-time. It also marked his 20th overall championship in Northern California.

Cox finished in the runner up spot, with Roseville’s Sean Becker, Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Hollister’s Tony Gualda rounding out the top-five. Kalib Henry, Jodie Robinson, Shane Hopkins, Matt Petersen and Mike Benson rounded out the top-10.

The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Tony Gualda at 10.781. A total of 23 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed in during the night. Heat races were picked off by Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox and Tanner Carrick. The B-main went to Shane Hopkins.

The traveling BCRA Midget main event was all about Maria Cofer, who dominated the evening’s action en route to a clean sweep. Cofer jumped to the lead in the feature and did feel pressure from Robert Dalby the first couple laps, but after that she was able to check out and hold the field at bay.

The only other challenge she had was from David Prickett, as he looked to steal the lead away at one point. Just two cautions waved in the 20-lapper and Cofer eventually picked up the win over Prickett, Dalby, Randi Pankratz and Marvin Mitchell. Nine BCRA Midgets signed into the pit area with the lone heat race going to Cofer. She also set the standard in qualifying with a lap of 12.043 around the quarter-mile.

The Sport Mods were on hand for the final time this season and put on a good show in their 20-lap contest. Tom Tilford and Aaron Crowell battled side-by-side for the lead over the first couple laps, before Crowell assumed the point. Fred Ryland began making moves in no time from his ninth starting position. Ryland battled to second following a lap 10 restart and then set his sights on the leader. He reeled in Crowell and on lap 14 made a beautiful power move around the outside of the second corner to grab the top-spot.

Ryland went on to claim the win over Crowell, Andrew Peckham, KC Keller and Tilford. A total of 11 Sport Mods were on hand for their last appearance of the season. Heats went to Andrew Peckham and Guy Ahlwardt.

Arguably the race of the night went to the Mini Truck division, which had the crowd in a frenzy all main event long running in reverse direction on the speedway. Tom Stanwood claimed the initial lead but had a hungry pack of trucks behind him going three-wide. John LittleJohn made a bid for the lead on lap four but couldn’t make it happen, as you could throw a blanket over the seven cars in action. A crash up front took out the leaders on lap-eight and it moved LittleJohn into the lead. Corey Eaton then made his presence known and charged past LittleJohn to take over p1 on lap 10.

Newcomer Mike Miller was also exciting the crowd running the high-scary line of the Placerville Speedway to perfection. Miller made several bids for the lead but on lap 18 bicycled in turn three, got upside down and then miraculously rolled back over onto all fours. The biggest roar of the night from the fans came when Miller fired back off and rejoined the field with no repairs needed. On the restart Cody Dingess kept the thrilling action going as he made a final lap pass of Eaton to take home the win. Aaron Rupley, Miller and Stanwood completed the top-five. Seven Mini Trucks were in action with the heat race going to John LittleJohn.

Full results from last night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1580916

The Placerville Speedway will now take the next two weekends off before resuming action in a big way. On Wednesday September 12 the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series make their much-anticipated return for the “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. Tickets are available at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase

Don’t forget the night before on September 11 there will be a hauler parade through Placerville at 5:30pm, ending at the fairgrounds, where a kick-off party and celebration in honor of Brad Sweet recently winning the 58th Knoxville Nationals will take place. Live music will be performed by Tim Duggar with Tri-tip sandwiches and drinks for sale. Concert tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.

Just a few nights later on Saturday September 15 the final Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the season will take place. All ladies receive admission for just $10 during the event. Divisions on hand for “Ladies Night” will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Dwarf Cars.

One-week after that the second annual “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” will invade the speedway for two big nights of racing on Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22. The event is sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, with the BCRA Midget Lites also in action. Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds and a post-race party will be held after Friday’s action, featuring live music and tacos/drinks for sale.

More info on all these events can be found at our website www.placervillespeedway.com

Photos courtesy of Cleveland Digital Imaging

 — with Andy Forsberg and 14 others.

 

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5th at Forni Classic

Wednesday August 22, 2018 3:26pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday August 17th Andy was in Chico, CA for the Tyler Wolf Memorial Race driving the A&A Stepping Stone #92 for its 3rd start of 2018.  Andy set quick time, was 3rd in his heat race and would start in the 2nd position for the A main event.  Andy ran 2nd for the 1st few laps when he jumped the cushion in turn 4 a fell back to 4th.  Unfortunately a few laps later the 2nd place driver would do the exact same thing but when he came back onto the race track he drove across the race track and directly into the side of Andy causing severe damage to the car and a disappointing DNF.  The outcome was not what the team was looking for but we did have speed and hope to carry that same package into Chico in 3 weeks for the World of Outlaws Gold Cup of Champions. (See pictures)

     On Saturday August 18th Andy was in Placerville, CA driving the F&F X1 for the Mark Forni Classic presented by Geico Insurance and Econo Lube and Tune.  Andy was 5th quick, 3rd in his heat race and would start in the 9th position for the A main event.  The track was super dry and slick making the racing pretty crazy. Andy was able to make some moves towards the end of the race and would finish in the 5th spot. (See picture)

     This upcoming weekend Friday August 24th is the season finale at Silver Dollar Speedway.  Andy has clawed his way back into a 3 point lead after missing the 4th of July points show and hopes to claim his 4th track title at Silver Dollar Speedway. On Saturday August 25th Andy is in Placerville, CA driving the F&F X1 for a track point’s show.

   

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Forsberg Fifth at Mark Forni Classic

 

PETERSEN MEDIA - A wild 13th Annual Mark Forni Classic culminated with Andy Forsberg recording his 18th Top-Five finish of the season as he advanced from his ninth starting position to finish fifth.

“It was about as slick as it could get and we had our work cut out for ourselves coming from ninth,” Andy Forsberg said. “It was a wild feature event, and we somehow made it up to fifth when it came to a close.”

Timing the F&F Racing No. x1 sprinter in fifth quickest in time trials, Forsberg would either need to win his heat or have a little help to make the redraw. Finishing third aboard the Econo-Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA machine, Forsberg would not get the help he needed and would line up in the ninth starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

On a very slick surface, the current Placerville Speedway point leader would work his way up to fifth on a lap five restart. Continuing to battle, Forsberg would actually slip back to ninth just before the race’s half way point.

Having his hands full at times, Forsberg would continue to work around the Ľ mile as he slipped back to 10th during the feature event. Fighting to keep himself afloat inside the Top-10, a late restart on the 17th lap would see him jump into ninth before moving into fifth two laps later.

Chasing after Sean Becker who ran ahead of him, Forsberg would look to close in on his longtime rival in the closing laps, but on this night, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would take the checkered flag in fifth.

“I am not really sure how we did it, but it turned out to be a nice result in a really wild feature event,” Andy Forsberg said. “My guys did a great job and we survived. Looking forward to doing it all again this weekend.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will return to action in Placerville, CA on Saturday night.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-6, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-18. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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F&F Racing Second at Placerville Speedway with Andy Forsberg

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though their win streak was snapped on Saturday night, things still went really well for Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing as they finished second at Placerville Speedway and took another step closer to capturing the track championship.

“We got lucky and avoided a big wreck on the start of the race and it moved us to fifth for the second start,” Andy Forsberg said. “After that the race went non stop, and we had a great car on a great surface. We got close to Sanders at the end but settled for second.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in sixth quickest in time trials after being the first car out and he would need to earn a heat race win to make the redraw.

Unable to grab the win, Forsberg would finish fourth in his heat race and find himself in the fifth row to start the 25-lap feature event, where he was in search of his third consecutive win at the speedway.

When the green flag was displayed, a huge pile up would ensue out of turn four and the Auburn, CA driver was just able to sneak through the infield and miss out on the action.

After everything was sorted out, Forsberg would find himself in the third row for the second attempt at a start. When the race came back to life, it would eventually go green-to-checkered with the leaders spending a lot of time racing through traffic.

Able to work into second just past the race’s halfway point, Forsberg would set his sights on Justin Sanders as he looked to keep his win streak going. Closing in on Sanders with five to go, Forsberg would be unable to get around him.

Continuing to stalk the leader, Forsberg would close in as Sanders would bobble on the white flag lap and would make it close coming to the checkered but did not have the momentum to get by as he would take home a second place finish.

“It was another really good night for our team,” Forsberg said. “We did have a little luck on our side when the race got started, but we were really good we just didn’t quite have enough for the 4SA. Thanks to my guys for all their hard work, and to all of our partners for continuing to support us.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will look to get back in victory lane this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway during the Mark Forni Classic.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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2nd at Placerville

Monday August 6, 2018 11:58am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Saturday August 11th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville, CA for a 360 Points Race.  Andy was 6th quick out of 18 cars, finished 4th in his heat race and would start the A main event in the 9th spot.  Fortunately for Andy and his quick reflexes he would miss a huge pileup on the front stretch as the pole sitters had contact coming to the Green Flag.  With no laps in the books and a complete restart Andy now would start in the 5th starting position moving up a few spots from the wreck on the original start.  With a good track and a little luck Andy would move up quickly through the field getting into 2nd and would start chasing the leader down but with the race going 25 laps non-stop it would be hard for Andy to get past leader Justin Sanders, Andy would get side by side with him coming to the checkered but fell short by 0.420 of a second of the win and finishing 2nd.

     This upcoming weekend on Friday August 17th Andy will be in Chico, CA driving the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 for the Tyler Wolf Memorial Race and on Saturday August 18th Andy will be back in Placerville CA driving the F&F X1 for the $5,000.00 to win Mark Forni Classic.

      Big Congrats to CA Native and Friend Brad Sweet on Winning the Knoxville Nationals great to see California representing.

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Weekend Sweep wins #11 & #12  

Monday August 6, 2018 11:58am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday August 3rd Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Chico, CA for a 360 points show.  Andy set quick time out of 17 cars, ran 3rd in his heat race and with another Jimmy Wall #1 pill drawn would start on the pole of the main event.  Andy jumped out to the early lead at the wave of the green flag and would lead all 24 nonstop laps on a fast and furious Silver Dollar surface lapping all the way to 6th place.  As Andy was coming around for the checkered flag the red was flying and forcing Andy to hold on for another 2 laps with a green, white, checkered which he did to get win #11 of the season and with missing a complete night of racing on the fourth of July was able to reclaim the points lead. (see winning picture)

     On Saturday August 4th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville, CA for a 360 points show.  Andy was 3rd quick out of 24 cars, ran 2nd in his heat race and started in the 3rd spot for the A main event.  Andy jumped into the 2nd position at the wave of the green and began to chase down the leader and on a lap 14 yellow would get the chance to go head to head to make his move and that he did in turn 4 and never looked back claiming win #12 of the season and his 3rd points show win in Placerville to get a weekend sweep for his father Richards birthday. (see victory lane photos and other)

    This upcoming weekend on Friday August 10th there are no races and on Saturday August 11th Andy will be back in action in Placerville CA driving the F&F X1.

   

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Forsberg Wins on Kid Bike Night at Chico

Chico, CA (August 3, 2018) …. Forty-two-year-old Andy Forsberg won his 54th career sprint car main event at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night. It was his 11th win of 2018, and fourth during the Friday night point championship series. Forsberg went into the night two-points back of Mason Moore. After the 25-lap feature win, Forsberg leaves tonight with a three-point edge over Moore with one championship race to go on August 24th. Moore held his own tonight and finished the race in third. 
 

Tonight’s hard charger was Tanner Thorson who started 10th. Thorson was a man on a mission. The team missed qualifying while changing a motor. At the start of the main event, Thorson seemed to pass one car per lap. By lap 10, he motored by R.C. Smith for second. Forsberg was up front and dealing with heavy slower traffic. This allowed Thorson to close in. Things got real on lap 19 when Thorson closed to within a car length of Forsberg. The next lap, Thorson passed Forsberg going into turn three. Forsberg checked up, allowed Thorson to drift up while Forsberg drove back through the middle of the track and took the lead back. It was one of the best moves of the season. After the battle for the lead, Forsberg checked out a bit and took the white flag as the leader. About half way through the final lap, Kalib Henry hit the wall in turn four and flipped. This brought out the red flag and the race was halted. Henry crawled out the car but was visibly shaken and seemed to have an arm injury. 
This set up a two-lap dash to the finish. Forsberg nailed the single file restart and charged out to a three-car length advantage. Forsberg led the final lap with ease. Thorson finished second. Moore was third. R.C. Smith deserves a ton of credit tonight. He raced with the leaders all night. An impressive run considering Smith has limited starts this year. To me, a fourth-place finish is as good as a win for Smith and he should be proud. Cody Lamar started 12th and raced up to a fifth-place finish. 
 

Quick time in the sprint cars went to Forsberg. On his second lap he registered an 11.689. It was his 48th career fast time at Silver Dollar Speedway. 


Kyle Allen has entered four Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stock main events in 2018. After tonight, he has now won all four he has entered. Allen took the lead away from Jim Brookshire on lap five and held off a charging Colin Ferguson to get the win. The feature main event was on fire, literally, because on lap 15 Shannon Collins car erupted into a big ball of flames. Collins brought the car to a stop in turn one and safety crew were able to help put the fire out. Collins emerged uninjured. Ferguson couldn’t catch Allen the final five laps and ended up finishing second. Jeremy Langenderfer finished in the third spot. Jim Brookshire rebounded for a fourth-place finish. James West, spun during the event, also regrouped to finish in fifth. 
Brian Cooper took the lead away from Mike Ficklin on lap seven and went on to win his fourth feature of the season at Chico. A solid 15 cars turned out for the IMCA Sport Mod feature event. Phil Marino moved into the second spot and shadowed Cooper the remaining 14 laps. Jake Van Tol was solid all night. Making a rare start at Chico, Van Tol charged from his seventh starting spot and ran up to third on the eighth lap. The top three, Cooper, Marino and Van Tol were all turning nearly the same lap times which provided good close racing. Lap 10 saw Sean Hulsey spin with Jesse Skidmore in turn two. The restart proved to be no problem for Cooper who continued as the leader. With two laps to go Matt Micheli got by Van Tol for third. Tyler Rodgers was also able to pass Van Tol. Rodgers would finish in the fourth spot. 
Street stock driver Brent Lawrence picked up his first win of 2018 at Chico. It was his second career win, his first back in 2016. Lawrence led all 20-laps to get the win. Lawrence did a good job holding off Travis Moore for the final 18 laps. Clinton Earl charged from his eighth starting spot and took over the third position when Corey Hall dropped out of the race on lap 12. Ken Micheli came from his tenth starting spot to finish fourth. Leif Berglund was able to get a top five finish. 
Full results available at speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/5010614
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Win #10!

Monday July 30, 2018 11:24am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday July 27th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Chico, CA for a 360 points show.  Andy set quick time was 4th in his heat race and would start in the 6th position for the A main event.  The track was super fast and locked down do to the smokey overcast in the sky do to the Carr fire in near by Redding, CA.  Passing was going to be difficult fortunately the crew gave Andy a great race car and he was able to make some great moves and move up through the field to finish 2nd behind pole sitter Sean Becker.  Andy has now moved just 2 points behind leader Mason Moore after missing an entire race.

     On Saturday July 28th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Petaluma, CA for a $3,000.00 to win Pitstop USA Shootout race.  Andy again set quick time, finished 5th in his heat race and with a lucky pill pull from fellow competitor Kalib Henry's little brother Landon, Andy would start on the pole of the main event.  Andy struggled a bit at first dropping back to the 3rd spot but later in the race had figured something out on the track and by lap 23 had driven by 1st and 2nd in turns 1&2 and would go onto lead the remainder 7 laps to claim his 2nd Pitstop USA Shootout Race and get his 10th win on the season.

This weekend on Friday August 3rd Andy will be in Chico CA driving the Forsberg Family #92 360 for a points show, and on Saturday August 4th Andy will be in Placerville, CA driving the F&F X1 for a 360 points show.

   

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Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Park in PitStopUSA Shootout Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a break in the weekly action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing made the trip to Petaluma Speedway to compete in a PitStopUSA Shootout race and the choice paid off the team as Forsberg and company recorded their fifth win of the season.

“It was actually a pretty good battle late with myself, Bradley Terrell, and Klint Simpson,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had a great starting position and I actually goofed it up early, but the track was great as was my car and we were able to get it done.”

Forsberg who has been hot as of late kicked Saturday night off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA No. x1 entry fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg would have his hands full as he jockeyed for the final transfer position which he would need to stay in to keep his spot in the redraw.

Battling with Brett Barney and Brett Rollag, Forsberg would hang on to the fifth spot and safely keep his spot in the redraw. Having some luck on his side, the one pill would put Forsberg on the front row of the feature event alongside Bradley Terrell.

When the race came to life, Forsberg would slip back to third as he now found himself chasing after Terrell and Klint Simpson.

Patiently working the famed Petaluma Gumbo, Forsberg would make his move on the 23rd lap. Able to rocket to the point, Forbserg would fend off his challengers in the closing laps as he picked up his fifth win of the season with F&F Racing and his 10th overall.

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to championship point racing Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-5, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Andy Forsberg Back in Placerville Speedway Victory Lane

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a slow start at Placerville Speedway to open the season, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing have been extremely strong on the Ľ mile through the summer months as Forsberg and company returned to victory lane on Saturday night.

“My guys did a great job of giving me another great racecar, and the RMI team did a great job giving us a great surface prior to the feature event,” Andy Forsberg said. “Anytime you’re able to get into victory lane it is a great night.”

Forsberg opened Saturday night off by timing the F&F Racing machine in quickest in qualifying time trials, which put him in a great spot for the rest of the night ahead.

Lining the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA machine up in the second row for heat race action, the Auburn, CA driver would work his way up to finish in the second spot and ensure a spot in the nightly redraw.

The lowly six pill put the current points leader in the third row for the 25-lap feature event, and following some track prep he would put on a show for the fans in attendance on this night.

Forsberg would run in the top-five in the early goings of the feature event as he chased after some new blood in the sport in the likes of Tanner Carrick, Cody Lamar, Tony Gualda, and Justyn Cox.

Using some late race restarts, Forsberg would soon find himself in second, and chasing after Gualda who was in the race lead. Going to work on the cushion, Forsberg would get by Gualda and take over the race lead with seven laps to go, but Gualda would hang with him initially until Forsberg was able to pull away.

The closing laps would see Forsberg leave the field in his wake as he went on to claim his 56th career win at the bullring nestled in the foothills as he takes another step towards another Track Championship.

“The last two months we have been really good, and that is a testament to Alan and Tooch really rolling their sleeves us and going to work,” Forsberg added. “It has been a blast to race with these guys again and hopefully we can continue to run well as the season progresses.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will take advantage of an off weekend from Placerville Speedway and make the trip to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-4, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-14. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Win #9  

Monday July 23, 2018 12:13pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Saturday July 21st Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville, CA for a 360 points show.  Andy set quick time out of 17 cars, went from 4th to 2nd in his heat race and pulled a 6 pill for his starting position for the A main event.  Andy methodically moved his way to the front pouncing on every mistake the youngsters upfront were making and by lap 12 was in the 2nd position.  On lap 18 he made a power move on the high side of turns 1&2 taking the lead for good and claiming his 2nd victory at Placerville and his 9th overall win in 2018.

     

This upcoming weekend on Friday July 27th Andy will be in Chico, CA driving the Forsberg Family #92 360 for a points race and on Saturday July 28th he and the F&F X1 will be in Petaluma CA for a Pit Stop USA Shootout Race.

 

 

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Forsberg and F&F Racing Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg would go toe-to-toe with Justin Sanders for the race win as the track points leader would ultimately bring the F&F Racing entry home with a second place finish.

“Hats off to Scott Russell and his staff,” Andy Forsberg said. “The track took a little bit of a beating through the night but they rolled their sleeves up and went to work before the feature and really gave us a nice surface to put on what I thought was a heck of a show.”

Forsberg kicked Saturday night off by timing the Econo Lube-N-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the five-time Placerville Speedway track champion would lead the way  as he raced to the win which made the F&F Racing machine eligible for the redraw. After a fantastic run, pill draw rep, Jimmy Wall’s string of top picks came to a halt as the eight pill put Forsberg in the fourth row to kick off the 25-lap finale.

With heat and car counts taking it’s toll on the famous red clay, track prep prior to the main event would be a great touch as a fantastic surface was presented to the drivers for the feature event.

Two-distinct grooves made for an exciting race as Forsber was able to make some early moves and put himself in contention for the team’s fourth win of the season, and second at the track.

Getting into second, Forsberg would become involved in an entertaining battle with Rookie of the Year contender, Shane Hopkins. Going back and forth with Hopkins at times, Forsberg would soon find himself in second and hot on Sanders’ tail. A five lap shuffle saw the two champion drivers thrill the crowd as the battled tooth and nail for the top spot before a late caution set up an exciting finish.

With Sanders up top, Forsberg would go low and work the bottom as he tired to make some late race heroics happen. Coming close out of turn four, Forsberg just wouldn’t have enough and capped his night with a second place finish.

“My guys gave me a really good car, and things got interesting in traffic,” Forsberg said.  “We gave it a shot there at the end we just came up short. Congrats to Sanders and his team on the win, and thanks to my guys for a gutsy effort.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to resume their quest for the track championship.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-18, Wins-3, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-13. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Pair of 2nd's  

Monday July 16, 2018 11:26am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday July 13th Andy was in Chico, CA driving the Forsberg Family #92. Andy was 2nd quick by .008 out of 17 cars, ran 3rd in his heat race and with Jimmy Wall pulling the #2 pill Andy would start on the outside front row of the feature event. At the start of the A main event Andy jumped to an early lead and looked to claim win #9 of 2018 but with heavy lapped traffic during the last 2 laps of the race and a very questionable move on the 2nd place car coming out of turn 4 to take the checkered flag Andy was forced off the race track to avoid any contact but he was able to  save the car but unfortunately after leading 24 3/4 laps of the 25 lap main he would end up in 2nd place and with a car we could roll into the trailer. Andy had a great points night as well and with missing a race has already put himself back in contention for winning a track championship. 

     On Saturday July 14th Andy was in Placerville, CA for a 360 points show driving the F&F X1.  Andy was 8th quick out of 19 cars, won his heat race and started in the 8th position in the A main event. Racing on a freshly reworked track Andy was able to peck his way to the 2nd position and with the laps winding down was able to apply pressure to the leader in lapped traffic but could never make the pass and would settle for a 2nd place finish. Another good points night for the F&F X1 puts Andy now 27 points in the lead.

This upcoming weekend there are no races on Friday July 20th and on Saturday July 21st Andy and the F&F X1 back in Placerville, CA for a points race. 

   

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California Speed Week Captures 2 wins 

Monday July 9, 2018 12:06pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday June 29th was the start of 6 nights of racing in 9 days with Andy pulling double duty one night.  On Friday June 29th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Chico, CA for a 360 points show, Andy was 5th quick out of 18 cars, ran 3rd in his heat race and would start on the pole of the A main event.  Andy jumped to an early lead and for the first 15 laps left the pack but heavy lapped traffic would cause Andy some trouble and he would lose the lead. With laps winding down and the white flag flying Andy would try one last attempt coming off turn 4 on the high scary side to take the lead and the win, Andy passed the checkered timing loop in the lead with a 3 wide photo finish but with severe damage to the rear end and a flat left rear tire to get win #7 of the year. 

     On Saturday June 30th Andy was in Placerville CA driving the F&F X1 for a SCCT race and the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 for a King of the West show.  Andy was 8th quick out of 23 cars in the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410. Andy finished 3rd in his heat race and started 9th in the feature event. On lap 5 Andy jumped the cushion and bounced to a stop and would have to tag the rear of the field and was able to only get back up to a 15th place finish as the last 25 laps went non-stop.  With the SCCT portion of the night Andy was in the F&F X1, he set quick time in his group, won his heat race, won the dash to put him on the pole of the A main event, unfortunately the pole was not the place to be and by the end of lap 1 Andy was already back in 3rd place, he made some good charges for 2nd throughout the race but would end up with a 3rd place podium finish with the SCCT Series.

     On Sunday July 1st Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Petaluma, CA for another SCCT 360 show.  Andy was 2nd quick in his group, 4th in his heat race and would start in 17th for the A main event.  Andy never really got anything going, on lap 10 his front wing got knocked off and at that point just went into survival mode to get a 15th place finish. 
 

After 3 races into California Speed Weeks Andy sits 2nd in points.

 

     On Tuesday July 3rd Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Marysville, CA for their Fireworks show.  Andy was 3rd quick out of 23 cars, 2nd in his heat race and would start 8th in the A main event.  Fortunately for Andy he was able to avoid a first lap pile up and restart the race in the 6th position.  Andy started his charge at the wave of the green flag and by lap 12 had the lead and never looked back to claim his 8th win of 2018 and his 2nd win in the California Speed Weeks Challenge.

     On Wednesday July 4th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville, CA for their Fireworks show.  Andy was 6th quick out of 20 cars, 2nd in his heat race and would start 6th in the A main event.  Andy would struggle a bit at the beginning of the race and would lose some positions but by lap 20 he found a groove and drove back to a 5th place finish.

     On Saturday July 7th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Stockton CA for an SCCT show and the final race of the Peterson Media Speed Week.  Andy was 2nd quick in his group, struggled in his heat race getting 5th and would start 18th in the A main event.  Andy made some decent moves throughout the race but were completed passes were followed by cautions negating the passes.  Andy still managed to get up to 11th by the last lap but contact with another car cost him some spots and he crossed the line in 13th and was good enough to claim the Peterson Media California Speed week title.

This upcoming weekend Andy will be in Chico CA on Friday July 13th driving the Forsberg Family #92 for a 360 points show, and on Saturday July 14th Andy and the F&F X1 will be in Placerville, CA for a 360 points show.

Just wanted to send out a big thank you to all the crew, families, friends and sponsors who worked so hard this past week it was a long one and everyone worked hard through the long hot days to get to the next race track. I really appreciated it!

   

   

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Marysville Raceway
Phone: (530) 350-7275
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Forsberg Dominates Fast Cars and Freedom Event

 

Marysville, CA (July 3, 2018) – A record breaking crowd witnessed an all-time classic at the Marysville Raceway Tuesday night, July 3rd. The special Fast Cars and Freedom event produced on and off-track fireworks that thrilled the capacity crowd.

    Darren Johnson captured his third win in a row during the 15-lap Crate Sprint feature event. Johnson dominated the event that was cut short because of yellows and a lengthy red flag. Chad Thompson flipped down the front stretch on lap nine but was uninjured. Chasing Johnson all race long was Cameron Haney. The talented driver came up short and finished second. Third place went to Mike Sayre, mister consistency. Sayre continues to produce strong finishes. Fourth went to Jaylon Deas while Jerry Douglas came home fifth.

    Scott Savell led the opening lap of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. Two early cautions slowed the event. On lap two, Keith Brown moved to the top spot. On lap four Damian Merritt made a charge to the inside of Brown, while this was happening, Phillip Shelby drove to the top and passed both Merritt and Brown for the lead. On the ensuing lap, Brown got turned sideways and spun backwards down the back stretch to bring out a yellow. Howard Law’s night ended on lap six when he pulled into the infield. Two laps later Brown stopped in turn one as did Jimmy Ford in turn four. Both drivers would not continue. Debris off Scott Savell’s car nullified the restart on lap seven. Damian Merritt was the new leader because a lap prior he passed Shelby for the lead. Geoff Ensign worked his way into third on the lap seven restart. Up front Merritt was untouchable. He led the final 13 laps with ease to pick up his second win of the year. Ensign finished second. Austin Manzella came home in the third spot. A great finish for Manzella. Savell survived for a fourth-place finish. Hunter Merritt rounded out the top five.

    The 25-lap sprint car main event featured 20 cars. On the original start, pole sitter Kenny Allen was docked by the officials for starting too early. This bumped him back to row two on the restart. This moved Billy Wallace to the front row where he joined Michael Ing. On the second attempt, Allen shot to the bottom of the track and drove up into Ing. It was later reported that Allen had no brakes, and this is what led to the accident. Unfortunately, a melee of cars was caught up in the accident including Kyle Hirst, Jeremy Hawes, Peter Paulson and Ryan Souza. The race continued with Billy Wallace leading the first few laps. Mike Monahan was second and Andy Forsberg moving into third. On lap seven Forsberg moved ahead of Monahan for second. Three laps later he drove around Wallace for the lead. Wallace stayed in the second spot until lap 20 when an engine failure sent the No. 6w to the infield. This moved Monahan back to second. Mason Moore ran in the third spot and did an excellent job in holding off Tanner Carrick for the remainder of the event. Allen drifted back to fifth. A late race caution occurred on lap 23. Yet, Forsberg was not going to be denied and led the final two laps with ease. It was his eighth win of 2018. Wallace, Ing and Moore were all winners during the heat race competition. John Carney started the night off by turning the fastest lap in qualifying at a 12.970. Peter Paulson won the nights B main event. A total of 23-winged sprint cars was on hand.

    Richard Vander Ploeg led the first nine laps of the Super Stock main event. On lap nine, a mechanically failure sidelined the No. 00 from continuing. James Castleberry also had some cosmetic damage to his car but kept going. Chris Warner emerged as the leader. Warner went on to lead the final six laps with ease. Second spot went to Brent Lawrence. For Lawrence it was a roller coaster of an event. On lap two he was last but by lap 11 he was back to second. Castleberry finished in the third spot. Leroy Perry was the final car running and finished fourth. Rod Oliver won the heat race. Oliver pulled off early in the main event with problems.


Full results can be found at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1554356
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Forsberg Third at Placerville Speedway

  

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finding the remedy for what ailed them one week ago in Hanford, CA, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing returned to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA where a third place finish tightened things up in the season long points chase.

“I think Saturday night was another good night for our team,” Andy Forsberg said. “We have been fast lately, and probably could have had a better finish if I didn’t make a couple of mistakes but we will take our podium and move on to a busy weekend ahead.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Forsberg would get off to a great start as he would set the standard in qualifying time trials and earn quick time honors aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Forsberg would do what was necessary and that was finish fourth and earn a spot in the nightly redraw. Moving into the redraw, pill puller extraordinaire, Jimmy Wall, would pull the six for Forsberg, which placed him in the third row to start the feature event.

On a very racy surface that offered drivers multiple grooves to race in, Forsberg would jump into third as he chased after Ryan Bernal and Justin Sanders who ran one-two early in the race.

As the race moved along, Forsberg would continue to run in third until briefly sneaking by Bernal on the eighth lap to overtake the second position. Battling it out for the runner up spot, the duo would swap positions until Forsberg settled back into third with 12 to go.

Slipping back as far as fifth on the 16th circuit, Forbserg would settle down and get back to hitting his marks as he would take fourth the next lap before pulling into third on the 21stlap where he would go on to finish.

“I have to tip my cap to the RMI crew,” Forsberg said. “In all my years of coming here, the race after the fair is usually tough as the fir track hosts a lot of events. Scott and his team did a great job of getting us a really good surface. My guys again gave me a really good car, but the knucklehead in the seat made a couple of mistakes. Still a nice finish heading into a bunch of SCCT races this week.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night before heading to Petaluma Speedway on Sunday for a pair of SCCT events.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-3, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Silver Dollar Speedway
Phone: (530) 350-7275
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Forsberg Wins Close Finish at Chico

Chico, CA (June 29, 2018) The finish of the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event was breathtakingly close. In fact, depending on where you were sitting or standing, an argument could have been made that all three drivers crossing the finish line could have been declared the winner.
What set up the amazing finish was the final lap duel between Tanner Carrick and Andy Forsberg. Carrick, in search of this first career winged sprint car win, led the field to the white flag. Going into turn one, Andy Forsberg, who led the first 15 laps, dove to the inside of Carrick. The two banged wheels but kept going. Forsberg emerged as the leader. Going into turn three Forsberg went to the top while Carrick dove to the bottom and began to slide up towards the top. In a situation where both drivers where going for the win and neither of them lifted their foot off the gas pedal, once again they made contact sending Carrick upside down and Forsberg down the embankment with a beaten and battered car. As Forsberg gathered his car and pointed it towards the finish line, both Tanner Thorson and Michael Kofoid had a head of steam and charged in unison towards the finish line. The three cars seemed to cross at the same exact time to the naked eye. Looking at the official computer system, Forsberg was the first to cross the line, followed by Thorson and Kofoid.
Thorson
s charge back towards the front was epic. On lap one him and Forsberg bumped going into turn three, sending Thorson off the edge of track. While Thorson did continue, he was deep in the field. For him to charge to second and have a chance to win was remarkable.
Impressive is an understatement to describe Kofoid
s charge to the front. Motor issues plagued his qualifying and heat race results. Thus, he started dead last in 17th spot. Throughout the main event, Kofoid showed the maturity of a veteran and the speed of his youthful and smooth driving style. Him and his team should be proud of their effort to finish third.
While the focus was on the final lap and a few of the drivers who were able to charge towards the front, Mason Moore once again put in a consistent night and finished fourth. Australian Jamie Cobby, first start at Chico since 2002, finished fifth in the main event. Cobby also won the second heat race of the night. Shawn Conde won the third heat. Carrick captured the win in heat one. Thorson turned an 11.860 in qualifying to earn the fast time honors.
As good as the sprint car feature was, the IMCA Sport Mods main event was spectacular also. This division is as good as it has ever been. Phil Marino led for most of the race. Yet, on lap 15 he sat helpless in turn four. This gave the lead to Brian Cooper. Following him was Phillip Shelby and Andrew Peckham. Throw in Tyler Rodgers and Damian Merritt and Jake Van Tol into this mix and the there was great racing for a top five finish. The final lap saw Peckham drive around Shelby for the second spot. Up front Cooper led the final lap and picked up his third win this season at Chico. Rodgers finished in the fourth spot. Mike Merritt won the first heat while Marino earned the win in heat race two. Once again, the IMCA Sport Mods at Chico are a staple and continue to prove how great of racers compete in the division.
Corey Hall credited his crew for his win in tonight
s 20-lap Street Stock main event. Yet, we need to give credit to Hall, who by all accounts is on track to win this years championship. Hall secured his third win of 2018 at Chico. Birthday boy, Brent Lawrence, drove a solid race. Lawrence was 2.502 seconds behind Hall at the line. Clinton Earl, professional plumber and all around good guy, finished in the third spot. Richard Workman rounded out the top four. Earl won the eight-lap heat race.
Ron LaPlant picked up win number two this season at Chico in the wingless sprints division. The race was solid gold as Casey McClain and Terry Schank Jr. drove an almost perfect race. Both drivers are as good as it gets in the division. McClain and Schank Jr. made a late race charge to try and pass LaPlant. But LaPlant led 19 laps to get the popular win. Point leader Tony Richards came home fourth. Richards continues to have a solid season. Braedon Enos finished fifth. Schank won the lone heat race for the division.
Full results posted at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1551253
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Forsberg Third at Placerville Speedway

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Finding the remedy for what ailed them one week ago in Hanford, CA, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing returned to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA where a third place finish tightened things up in the season long points chase.

“I think Saturday night was another good night for our team,” Andy Forsberg said. “We have been fast lately, and probably could have had a better finish if I didn’t make a couple of mistakes but we will take our podium and move on to a busy weekend ahead.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Forsberg would get off to a great start as he would set the standard in qualifying time trials and earn quick time honors aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Forsberg would do what was necessary and that was finish fourth and earn a spot in the nightly redraw. Moving into the redraw, pill puller extraordinaire, Jimmy Wall, would pull the six for Forsberg, which placed him in the third row to start the feature event.

On a very racy surface that offered drivers multiple grooves to race in, Forsberg would jump into third as he chased after Ryan Bernal and Justin Sanders who ran one-two early in the race.

As the race moved along, Forsberg would continue to run in third until briefly sneaking by Bernal on the eighth lap to overtake the second position. Battling it out for the runner up spot, the duo would swap positions until Forsberg settled back into third with 12 to go.

Slipping back as far as fifth on the 16th circuit, Forsberg would settle down and get back to hitting his marks as he would take fourth the next lap before pulling into third on the 21stlap where he would go on to finish.

“I have to tip my cap to the RMI crew,” Forsberg said. “In all my years of coming here, the race after the fair is usually tough as the fir track hosts a lot of events. Scott and his team did a great job of getting us a really good surface. My guys again gave me a really good car, but the knucklehead in the seat made a couple of mistakes. Still a nice finish heading into a bunch of SCCT races this week.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night before heading to Petaluma Speedway on Sunday for a pair of SCCT events.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-3, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

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Podium Finish in Placerville

Monday June 25, 2018 10:15am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Saturday June 23rd Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville CA for a points show. Andy set quick time for the 5th time in 2018, was 4th in his heat race and would start 6th in the A main event.  With 2 grooves on the race track Andy was able to fight his was up to 3rd early in the main event and would be in a good battle between himself and the 2nd and 4th place cars for the last half of the race and eventually Andy would pass the checkered in 3rd place and would overtake the Placerville points lead.

     This upcoming weekend is a long one with the 4th of July around the corner and both Andy and the F&F X1 will be busy with 7 different races in just 9 days. 

    Friday June 29th Andy will be in the Forsberg Family #92 for the Butte County Sheriffs Department night in Chico CA.

    Saturday June 30th Andy will be in the F&F X1 & The A&A Stepping Stone #92 doing double duty in Placerville for a SCCT 360 race and NARC-King of the West 410 race.

    Sunday July 1st Andy will be in Petaluma CA driving the F&F X1 for a SCCT race. Tuesday July 3rd Andy will be in Marysville CA driving the Forsberg Family #92 for Fireworks Night.

    Wednesday July 4th Andy will be in Placerville CA driving the F&F X1 for Fireworks Night.

    Saturday July 7th Andy will be in Stockton CA driving the F&F X1 for a SCCT race.

    On a very sad note both Forsberg Racing and F&F Racing would like to send condolences to the family of sprint car driver Jason Johnson (#41) who was killed in an accident at a WOO show in Wisconsin Saturday Night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends for their loss.

   

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Mechanical Issues Plague Andy Forsberg at Keller Auto Speedway

 

PETERSEN MEDIA - Making a return trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for the first time in several years, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing checked in for a night of action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Racing into the feature event through his heat race, engine issues at the start of the feature would end Forsberg’s night early.

“It kind of baffled us all,” Andy Forsberg said. “Everything ran fine in our heat race, but once we pushed off for the feature I could tell something was up. I took the green and went to work area hoping for a quick fix, and it didn’t help much so I ended up pulling off after we got lapped.”

With 42 cars checked in at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night, Forsberg timed the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in third quickest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Forsberg would admittedly make a couple of mistakes on the new reshaped track and it would result in slipping back to finish fourth though it would still be good enough to transfer him into the 30-lap feature event.

Pushing out for the feature event, Forsberg could tell something was up under the hood of his Pacific Highway Rentals/Autism Awareness/FVP backed machine. Coming to a stop after the first lap, Forsberg would make a trip to the work area and let the F&F team go to work.

Able to restart, the issues wasn’t rectified and Forsberg would make a few laps until he went a lap down and elected to call it a night.

“It was just a weird deal,” Forsberg said. “My guys continued to run through it after I pulled off and we still couldn’t figure it out. I know they will go to work this week and we will be just fine heading back to Placerville on Saturday night.

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 2018. 

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night where they will look to make a return trip to victory lane.  

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-3, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

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Long Weekend   

Monday June 18, 2018 10:12am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing 

 

     On Friday June 15th Andy and the crew headed to Chico CA for the 6th annual David Tarter Memorial Race driving the Forsberg Family #92.  Andy was 10th quick out of 24 cars, won his heat race represented by Autism Awareness for a extra $100 bonus and would start on the pole of the 35 lap main event.  The pole was not the spot to be with the crazy race surface and Andy was shuffled back to 3rd quickly.  Andy spent the race bouncing back and fourth from 3rd to 5th and on the white flag had got the pass for 2nd but unfortunately could not hold the position and ended the night with a 3rd place finish. (picture Scott VanDen Broeke for Autism Awareness handing Andy $100 for winning his heat race).


     On Saturday June 16 Andy and the F&F X1 made the long tow to Hanford CA for a SCCT race. Andy was 4th quick in his group, 4th in his heat race and was suppose to start 16th in the A main event but unfortunately as soon as he was pushed off for the feature event Andy could tell the motor was sour, he immediately pulled into the work area and the crew went to work switching out the ignition system and sent Andy back out to tag the rear of the field to take the green but the switch did not fix the problem and Andy would run at the rear of the field for 9 laps until he was lapped by the leaders and at this point Andy just pulled the car into the pits and called it a night for a disappointing DNF.

 

This upcoming weekend there are no races on Friday June 22nd and on Saturday June 23rd Andy will be back in the F&F X1 in Placerville CA for a points race.

   

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 From The Grandstand by Ron Rodda

Lincoln, CA…Andy Forsberg had a very successful 2nd weekend of June, winning a pair of winged 360 mains. Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway he set his career 40th quick time and later collected a 52nd career win in Chico. The following night it was a career 55th win at Placerville to close on the point lead, an honor he already holds in Chico.

Placerville has only run four point shows for winged 360s as two rainouts, nights without the division, and off nights have all played a part. Jimmy Trulli was in the point lead before June 9 action, partly due to his win the week prior.

Forsberg had to deal with a recent high school graduate, Tony Gualda, on the Placerville racy quarter mile for much of the 25 lap distance. Gualda drove under Forsberg on lap 14 as they entered turn 3, but lost the lead back on the backstretch following a lap 15 restart.

Leading the last 11 laps, Forsberg put some space between himself and 2nd to win over Gualda and Sean Becker. A flock of yellows with a red added in the earlier part of the main led to a rare fuel stop. Gualda’s ride is housed here in Lincoln and the Hollister resident in considering a move here.

Placerville’s four point races for winged 360s have averaged a fraction under 21 cars with a weekly strong field making every race a very competitive night. The track is idle next week while the track’s promoters, Scott Russell and Kami Arnold, will be in Hanford along with their Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll named Scott and Kami Promoter of the Year after their efforts at creating the Sprint Car Challenge Tour last year. Considering they had no promotion experience before taking over Placerville, the honor is even more special.

Chico’s Friday win for the Auburn based veteran saw him facing some serious pressure from Sean Becker as the laps ticked off. A yellow with four laps remaining came when traffic and a closing Becker threatened that 52nd career win. A clear track and restart advantage led to a Forsberg, Becker, and Jake Wheeler finish.

Silver Dollar Speedway switched from winged 410s to 360s this year for their point show top division. It has been a remarkable success with an average of just over 28 cars a night after some weeks of single digit 410 turnouts in prior years.

Another change that is working very well is cutting the berm over 10 feet in and getting rid of the large tires. The tall berm takes care of any thought of putting the left front into the infield and racing seems to have improved with the wider track.

Chico and Marysville, just 45 minutes south, make for a busy weekend for promoter Dennis Gage. Some weekends a bonus is paid at Marysville on Saturday if that driver was at Chico on Friday. Marysville draws fewer cars but still gets a full main event number most of the time.

What has not worked is the RaceSaver sprint car class, new this year at Marysville with a limited schedule. Unfortunately, the turnout has been very limited with three being the largest crowd to date. Marysville does still pay $600 to win and $300 for 2nd, remarkable payout for such a low turnout.

Gage has been told that 7 RaceSaver engines have been sold to buyers north of Sacramento, so hopefully the future will see an increase. The track is committed to giving it time and at this point Gage notes he has no plans to drop RaceSavers.

These three Sacramento area tracks plus successful winged 360 programs at Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway offer teams options for both their Friday and Saturday racing adventures.

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Forsberg Finds Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Hard work paid off for Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing on Saturday night as the team was able to get over the hump and return to victory lane for the first time this season at Placerville Speedway and for the first time since sweeping the Silver Cup back in March.

“After changing so much before last week’s race, I really felt like we were on to something,” Andy Forsberg said. “The track on Saturday night was pretty racy and we were able to get the job done and get back to victory lane in Placerville, CA.”

Forsberg kicked the night off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA No. x1 entry in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Gridding the field from the second row of his heat race, ‘Mr. Excitement’ would pocket a third place finish which would ultimately earn him a spot in the redraw where the two pill put him on the front row of the feature event alongside Kalib Henry.

With the first attempt at a start being negated due to a caution, the second start would count as Forsberg jumped out to the early lead over Justin Sanders and Justyn Cox.

The green flag run would soon be halted on the third lap as the caution flag would put the field back in double-file formation for the impending restart. Continuing to lead the way, cautions would plague the flow of the race and create numerous restarts.

Able to weather the storm, Forsberg would continue to lead the way though he would eventually feel pressure from Tony Gualda as traffic came into play just past the race’s halfway point.

Gualda would put Forsberg back to second on the 13th lap, and another caution would bunch the field back up as Forsberg remained on the front row for the restart but now found himself back in the second spot.

When the action came back to life, Forsberg would excite the crowd as he was able to surge back into the lead where he would pull away from the field until a late stoppage turned into a red flag for fuel.

As cars pushed back off, and the race came back to life, the Auburn, CA driver would flex his muscle in the closing laps as he pulled off and drove away to pick up his third win of the season with F&F Racing, and he would actually cap off the weekend sweep as he was victorious in his personal car on Friday night in Chico, CA.

The win on Saturday night marked Forsberg’s 55th career triumph at Placerville Speedway.

“My guys have really been working hard all season, and after a couple of frustrating weeks trying to figure some things out it is great to park on the front stretch and celebrate a win,” Forsberg said. “I think we definitely hit on something and I look forward to seeing what we can do during the rest of the Summer.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will meet up with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night as the series heads to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-3, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience,  and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

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Weekend Sweep!   

Monday June 11, 2018 10:16am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing 

     On Friday June 8th Andy and the freshly repaired Forsberg Family #92 headed to Chico CA for a 360 points show.  Andy set quick time out of 24 cars, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race and with Jimmy Wall finely drawing a #1 pill, (see picture) Andy would start on the pole of the A main feature.  At the waiving of the green flag Andy immediately jumped out to the lead, was never seriously challenged and led all 25 laps to claim win #5 of 2018 and his 4th at Silver Dollar Speedway. (See picture of Richard Andy's dad and Uncle, Richards brother)

     On Saturday June 9th the F&F X1 was in Placerville CA for Fan Appreciation Night.  Andy was 5th quick out of 21 cars, ran 3rd in his heat race and again for 2 nights in a row got a great pill draw to put the F&F X1 on the outside of the front row of the feature. For the 2nd night in a row Andy jumped into an early lead but as the leaders entered into lapped traffic Andy would get checked up and actually lose the lead for a lap but the car was hooked up and so was the cushion and Andy would retake the lead 1 lap later and never look back claiming win #3 for the F&F X1 and his 6th win of 2018.  Andy and the F&F team looked like the days of old making several impressive high side passes and turning the fastest lap of the race by almost 4th tenths faster than the 2nd quickest lap of the race. (See victory lane picture)

This upcoming weekend on Friday June 15th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 will be back in Chico, CA for the Tarter Memorial race and on Saturday June 16th Andy and the F&F X1 head to the newly re-configured Kellar Speedway in Hanford CA for a SCCT show.

   

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Placerville  

Monday June 4, 2018 10:26am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing 

     On Saturday June 2nd Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Placerville CA for the tracks first points show in a month.  After a few weeks of finishes not up to the teams expectations the crew put together a different chassis, different engine and a different shock package in an attempt to jump start their season.  Andy was 5th quick out of 24 cars, went from 3rd to 1st in his heat race but drew the dreaded 8 pill for his starting spot in the A main event. Andy was able to move up to 5th relatively quickly but pretty much stalled out in that position.  A poor lane choice on a late restart by Andy would drop him to a 6th place finish.  Andy was definitely more comfortable with the new package and admitted the car was better then his driving performance on this night as he struggles to find his groove with the new Placerville track conditions.  Andy said " I have done so well at Placerville for so many years but my old tricks don't seem to work anymore, I need to adapt and learn new techniques to compete".

 

This upcoming weekend the repaired Forsberg Family #92 heads back to Chico, CA on Friday June 8th for a 360 points show and on Saturday June 9th Andy heads back to Placerville CA driving the F&F X1 for a 360 points show.

 

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Memorial Day Weekend  

Monday May 29, 2018 9:35am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

 

     On Saturday May 26th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 headed to Marysville, CA for the Mel Hall Memorial CA Civil War Show.  Andy set quick time out of 29 cars, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race, went from 5th to 3rd in the dash to give him his starting spot in the A main event.  Andy quickly moved into the 2nd position and began his chase on the leader Justin Sanders. Andy got close a few times in lapped traffic but was never able to make the pass.  On lap 22 Andy entered turn 3 a little awkward and spun out, unable to keep the engine running Andy brought out the caution and was forced to the back but with only 8 laps left and Andy not running for Civil War points he called it a night and pulled into the pits.  The car was doing some odd things during the feature event and after looking the car over after the race the crew found that the frame was broke.  Starting at 10am Monday morning the crew unloaded, washed did motor maintenance and stripped the car down to be taken in for repairs this week. ( See Pictures)

 

     On Sunday May 27th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Chico, CA for the annual Silver Dollar Speedway Fair Race.  Andy was 17th quick out of 41 cars, went from 3rd to 5th in his heat race and from 3rd to 2nd in the B main event.  With the transfer out of the B Andy would start 15th in the A main event.  Andy moved up to 10th position but just kinda stalled out in that area with 10 laps to go Andy got sideways in turn 3 and was hit by another car, both cars kept going but damage to the F&F X1 forced Andy into the pits for a 2nd DNF of the weekend. 

 

    This upcoming weekend there are no races on Friday June 1st and on Saturday June 2nd Andy will be in the F&F X1 in Placerville CA.

 

    Special thanks to all the crew this weekend who gave up their Memorial Day to get the car stripped down and ready for repairs.

   

   

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Forsberg Roughed Up at Fair Race With Civil War Series

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking advantage of a Sunday night race in Chico, CA on over the weekend with the Civil War Series, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would simply have a tough night of action.

“Something is off right now, and we are struggling to put it bluntly,’ Andy Forsberg said. “We have tried and tried to get this thing to our liking but Sunday was pretty frustrating for everyone.”

With 41 cars on hand for the annual Silver Dollar Fair race, Forsberg would just narrowly miss the heat race inversion as he timed the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry in 17th quickest in time trials.

Seemingly catching a break in his heat race with the second row starter unable to make the call, Forsberg would move up a row and take the green flag from the third starting position.

Battling with Tanner Carrick for the final transfer position in the heat, Forsberg would end up fifth and in the ‘B’ Main. Taking the green flag from the second row of the 12-lap semi, Forsberg would take a liking to the reworked surface, as he was able to race his way to second.

Chasing after Shane Golobic, Forsberg would take the second place finish and punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 15th starting position.

On a racy surface, Forsberg would pick up a couple of positions early as he raced his way towards the Top-10. Jumping into 10th on a lap nine restart, Forsberg would kind of stall out as he searched both high and low trying to make something happen.

Getting out of shape on the 16th lap, the Auburn, CA driver would get gathered back up and opt to end his night early as he retired to the pit area where he would be scored 20th.

“We talked after words and we are going to make a big change this week to see if we can start to answer some questions on what our issue is,” Forsberg added. “I know this isn’t how we hoped our season would be going after the first weekend, but we are working on getting it going in the right direction again.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing are right back to work on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com,  www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

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Tough weekend nets win #4 

Monday May 21, 2018 10:52am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday May 18th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Tulare CA for the Peter Murphy Classic SCCT race.  Andy was 3rd quick in his group, 20th overall out of 52 cars.  Andy ran 2nd in his heat race and missed the redraw so he would start 12th in the A main event.  Unfortunately the main event was short lived for Andy and the F&F X1 as a few laps into the event 2 cars spun in front of Andy leaving him nowhere to go and Andy made contact with one of the spinning cars as well as two more cars behind him making heavy contact with the X1 causing major damage giving the team their first DNF on the season. (See picture)

     On Saturday May 19th Andy had planned to run the F&F X1 in Petaluma CA for the $3000.00 to win Pitstop USA Shootout race but due to the damage on the F&F X1 being so extensive the decision was made to head back to Auburn and get the Forsberg Family #92 360 for the race.  The car was already locked and loaded just for this scenario and the guys made the 250 mile trip back to Auburn getting home around 4am and were headed out to Petaluma around 11am Saturday morning.  Andy was 2nd quick by only .007 of a second, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race and would start 3rd in the A main event.  Andy fell into 2nd on lap 1 and chased the leader Clint Simpson and by lap 6 the two were in lapped traffic, fortunately for Andy, Simpson drove to high in turn 2 did a 360 and Andy drove by and led the remainder of the 24 laps to claim his 4th win of 2018.  This was definitely a satisfying win after driving over 750 miles and over 12 hours on the weekend.

This upcoming weekend on Saturday May 26th the Forsberg Family #92 heads to Marysville CA for the Mel Hall Memorial and on Sunday May 27th to Chico CA driving the F&F X1 for the Memorial Day Fair Race. Both events are CA Civil War point’s shows.

I want to thank all my crew, family, friends and fans for the long weekend and giving it a 100%, racing has its highs and lows and this weekend was a true testament to just that.

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Tulare Tough on Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing

 

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night, Andy Forsberg made his long awaited return to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as he was at the helm of the F&F Racing No. x1 machine for the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic. The night would not go as planned for the team as an early incident would collect Forsberg and bring his night to an end.

“It was a long night, and unfortunately we tore a bit of equipment up early in the feature,” Andy Forsberg said. “We timed in where we needed to be and got through our heat and that was about the extent of our night.”

With 52 cars in attendance for the Peter Murphy Classic opener, Forsberg timed the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in third quickest in his group which placed him on the front row of his heat race.

Lining up alongside Mitchell Faccinto, Forsberg would settle into second but would soon start laying down some impressive laps as he put his car on the ragged edge at the famed high banked facility. Reeling in Faccinto lap after lap, Forsberg would just run out of time as he finished second which would get him into the 30-lap feature event but would not get him into the Dash.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, the surface would already have a little rubber down before things came to life. Working the bottom groove, Forsberg would see a car loop it in front of him and with no where to go he would get in on the action with another car getting into him.

The car would be beaten and battered and Forsberg would be forced to take it back to the pit area on the hook and his night would come to a close.

“Tulare can be tough on equipment at times and unfortunately it bit us tonight,” Forsberg added. “It sucks to tear up equipment, but I have to thank the guys for all their hard work. We will get it back together and see what we can do in Chico, CA this weekend.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will be in action in Chico, CA on Sunday night taking part in the annual Silver Dollar Fair Race.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7. 

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

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Frustrating Weekend 

Monday May 14, 2018 12:09 pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday May 11th Andy headed to Chico, CA for a Friday night point show.  Andy set quick time out of 30 cars, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race and started outside front row of the A main event.  Andy immediately jumped into the lead and held onto it until lap 18 when he was passed by Tanner Thorson in lapped traffic.  On a restart with 5 laps to go running in the 2nd position Andy entered to high in turn 1 jumping the cushion and falling way to the back.  With only 5 laps remaining Andy was able to fight back to a disappointing 11 place finish. 

     On Saturday May 12th Andy and the F&F X1 made the tow to Fernley, NV for a SCCT Series Show.  Andy was 3rd quick in his group, 4th overall, 3rd in his heat race and would start 10th in the main event. Unfortunately the rain came just in time for the A main event, the series tried to start the race but it was a complete mess on the race track and the yellow was thrown immediately and the race was cancelled. 

This upcoming weekend on Friday May 18th Andy will head to Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic SCCT show and on Saturday May 19th to Petaluma CA for a PitStop USA Shootout Race in the F&F X1.

   

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Sub-Par Weekend 

Monday May 7, 2018 2:02 pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday May 4th Andy and the A&A Stepping Stone #92 410 made its 2018 debut at the Bill Brownell Memorial Race in Chico CA.  Andy was 10th quick out of 31 cars, went from 2nd to 1st in his heat race and drew a 1 pill for his feature starting spot in the A main event.  Andy took the early lead at the start of the main and dominated for the first 20 laps of the feature but trouble with a lapped car allowed Kyle Hirst to get by Andy on lap 23, still in heavy lap traffic Andy entered turn 3 a little out of shape and the car biked up suddenly. Andy was able to save it but unfortunately when he slammed down it broke the muffler off the header and Andy would finish with a DNF.  Although the DNF was not what the team was hoping for Andy turned the fastest lap of all the 4 heats and the fastest lap in the A main event so it was a successful first outing in in the 410. ( see picture 4 wide) 

     On Saturday May 5th Andy headed to Placerville, CA for Law Enforcement Night at the races.  Andy set 2nd quick time out of 21 cars, went from 4th to 3rd in his heat race and started 6th in the A main event, unfortunately that is pretty much where Andy would run the entire main event as the F&F crew continue to search for a main event package that will work.

This upcoming weekend on Friday May 11th Andy will be back in Chico CA driving the Forsberg Family #92 360, and on Saturday May 12th he will be in Fernley Nevada driving the F&F X1 for a SCCT race.

   

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Petaluma SCCT 

Monday April 30, 2018 11:53am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     This weekend there was only one race for Andy on Saturday April 28th in Petaluma CA for round #3 of the SCCT Series.  Andy was quick time in his qualifying group and 2nd quick overall.  In his heat race he started 4th and finished 3rd and with his quick qualifying time he was in the re-draw for the dash.  Andy pulled a 7 pill for the dash and moved up 2 spots for a 5th place finish and his starting spot for the A main event. At the waive of the green flag it was obvious Andy was going to be in for a bit of a struggle and things did not get any better as the track conditions continued to get tackier and by the end of the race Andy had fallen to 9th.

   This upcoming weekend on Friday May 4th the A&A Stepping Stone #92 makes it 2018 debut at Silver Dollar Speedway and on Saturday May 5th the F&F X1 will be back in Placerville for a points show.

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2 nights 2 podiums!

Monday April 16, 2018 2:40pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     On Friday April 20th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 were in Chico, CA for a 360 points show.  There were 33 cars on hand, Andy was 8th quick, 2nd in his heat race and started 11th in the A main event.  Andy found a groove early in the race and by lap 14th he was in 3rd place but unfortunately he hit a rut with 11 laps to go and bounced to a stop.  Andy tagged the rear of the field to see what he could salvage for the night and put on quite a show as he raced back through the field to go head to head with the leader coming for the checkered flag unfortunately he would not get to the line first but had a strong 2nd place finish for the night. (Forsberg Family #92 Pic)

     On Saturday April 21st Andy headed to Placerville, CA to drive the F&F X1 for the Tribute to Al hinds. Andy set quick time, was 3rd in his heat race and would start 5th in the A main event.  Andy struggled most of the night just not really being able to find a groove in the 25 lapper but with some luck managed a 3rd place finish.( F&F X1 Pville Pic)

This upcoming weekend Andy has nothing scheduled for Friday April 27th.  On Saturday April 28th Andy and the F&F X1 head to Petaluma, CA for round #3 of SCCT.

   

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Another 7th Place with SCCT 

Monday April 16, 2018 2:40pm

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

    On Saturday April 14th Andy and the F&F X1 headed to Stockton CA for round #2 of the SCCT Series.  Andy was 16th quick out of 53 cars, 3rd quick in group 5 and won his heat race to put himself in the 10 car dash.  Unfortunately Andy pulled the 10 pill but was able to race to a 6th place finish for his starting spot in the A main event.  Andy would struggle for the first half of the A main falling all the way back to 10th at one point. Fortunately Andy found his groove and was able to get back to a decent 7th place finish.

     This upcoming weekend on Friday April 20th Andy and the Forsberg Family #92 will be in Chico CA for a Silver Dollar Speedway points show, and on Saturday April 21st Andy will be in the F&F X1 in Placerville CA for the Tribute to Al Hinds race.

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Rain Wins Again!  

Monday April 9, 2018 9:03am

From the Office of Forsberg Racing

     Both Friday April 6th in Chico CA and Saturday April 7th in Placerville CA were cancelled do to heavy rains in California for the 7th & 8th  rain out of the season.  This upcoming week there are no races scheduled for Friday the 13th but Saturday April 14th Andy will be driving the F&F X1 in Stockton CA for a SCCT.

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