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Andy Forsberg Earns 360 Open Show Win Number Three of the Season in Chico

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At 360 Open Show in Chico, California Forsberg piloted the Brian Cannon Motorsports number 47 car to his third victory of the year.
At 360 Open Show in Chico, California Forsberg piloted the Brian Cannon Motorsports number 47 car to his third victory of the year.
Andy Forsberg had a very busy weekend, competing in three races in three consecutive days. It unfolded into a very rewarding weekend for him though, in that he got a seventh, his third 360 victory of the year, and a hard fought, yet satisfying second place finish. We wondered what sort of strategic logistics went into pulling that sort of weekend off for the Auburn, California driver.
Forsberg drove A&A number 92 car to a tough seventh place in the in the Golden State Challenge Series race in Petaluma.
Forsberg drove A&A number 92 car to a tough seventh place in the in the Golden State Challenge Series race in Petaluma.


"Luckily for me we raced the three nights with two different teams. We raced the 410 in the Golden State Challenge Series race in Petaluma; with the A&A number 92 car. And then the two nights in Chico, California, we raced the Brian Cannon Motorsports number 47 car. Also, Brian Cannon is from Chico, so there was no travel involved for the Saturday and Sunday races," explained Forsberg.

On Saturday, after winning his heat and grinding out a tough seventh place in the Petaluma main the night before, Andy head up to the 360 Open Show in Chico. By the start of that main Andy was convinced that he had a car capable of winning. By lap seven he was putting pressure on the leader, on the next lap he grabbed the lead and never looked back, tallying his third 360 win of the year.
Andy Forsberg Wins 360 Open Show in Chico.
Andy Forsberg Wins 360 Open Show in Chico.


It would be Sunday's race however that would tax Forsberg driving skills the most. "Racing on a rubber down surface is always a guessing game, you never know how hard to push your tires, all you do know is that if you drive as hard as you would typically drive, your tires will not make it," remarked Forsberg.

"We tried a couple of different strategies last year on rubber down tracks, Go like hell and hope you make it, change tires half way through the race, and go like hell again, and hope you can make it back through the field, conserving your tires for the first three-quarters of the race, and then go like hell at the end. It never mattered what we tried, it never worked out, and we always ended the night by thinking we should have just played it safe and kept our track position and just had a decent finish."

"So on Sunday we decided to play the entire race safe and see how things would work out, it definitely was tough, basically letting a couple drivers pass by without a fight. I kept telling myself don't get excited, finish the race, let the other drivers wear out there tires or make a mistake, and we will hopefully capitalize. Luckily for us the drivers that did race hard and passed me, did just that, and we got a good second place finish. And we took over the Civil War points lead."

Forsberg has been with K&N since 2003, during that period he has won 45 races, two California 360 Civil War Championships and two Silver Dollar Speedway 410 Championships.

Says Forsberg, "It takes a lot to race as often as we do and K&N is a big help with that, we run our motors pretty hard, and since we race on dirt keeping them clean is very important, that's why we use K&N carbon fiber sprint car air boxes, filter oil, oil filters, and we use the K&N air filter cleaning solution."

As of last weekend Forsberg still has roughly 38 races left on his calendar. "We are currently trying to buy a ASCS 360 motor so we could potentially race at some of the National ASCS 360 races towards the end of the year in Las Vegas and in Arizona. As of right now we only have open headed 360 motors, and are not legal to race at the ASCS sanctioned races."

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