Forsberg drives “
After working through the night and into Saturday morning, Forsberg and crew were ready to return to their winning ways at Placerville Speedway for the ninth point race, arriving with 1992 John Boy chassis that his father once drove, Forsberg was both optimistic and weary of what would become of the night.
“I hope things can change here tonight. I just can’t believe everything that’s gone wrong lately,” said Forsberg. “If it’s not my transponder falling off or an accident it’s the hauler breaking down on the freeway. It’s time to put an end to this streak tonight, but I have no idea what this car is going to do, it’s kind of another Sanford and Son Special with all different parts, it might be fast, it might fall apart.”
Once a fan of the Sanford and Son television show, Forsberg
surely would have pleased both Fred and Lamont Saturday night as he muscled his car of mismatched parts to the front of the
25-lap feature event after the halfway point of the race to return to his
winning ways. Forsberg started fourth in the event and advanced to second in
the opening lap after a yellow flag came out for
Once the race was underway, Forsberg went to battle with
Colby Weisz of Colfax for the lead position with
Willie Croft of
“I’m not sure what happened to Willie’s car tonight but I think I am fortunate something went wrong,” said Forsberg. “Because if he hadn’t have had a problem I know I would be standing here, he was catching me and he was having a great night. I was sorry to see him have to pull off like that having such a good run here.”
When the checkered flag flew it was Forsberg followed by Weisz. Andy Gregg of
“I just have to thank my crew and my family tonight,” said Forsberg. “All them pitched in, their girlfriend’s, their friends, everyone worked together to make sure I had a car tonight. This thing was weird to drive, I didn’t really fit in it at first and we had to retrofit some stuff. But I’m pretty proud of this old junker tonight.”
Next Saturday night a very big night of racing is on tap at Placerville Speedway as the fire breathing sprint cars of the Civil War series will return and will be joined for the first time ever by the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Spec Sprints for a full night of open wheel racing that is sure to be exciting.
For additional information on Saturday’s event check out the official track website at www.johnpadjenmotorsports.com or call the track business office at (916) 969-7484.