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Andy Forsberg Gets 360 Civil War Race Win at Petaluma Speedway

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Although the track at Petaluma was unusually rough and tacky, Forsberg was able to find his groove up high early in the race.
Although the track at Petaluma was unusually rough and tacky, Forsberg was able to find his groove up high early in the race.
Andy Forsberg and Brian Cannon Motorsports', Autism Awareness, Coors Light, number 47car headed to Petaluma Speedway in Northern California for a 360 Civil War Race.
Forsberg felt the heat from Becker mid-way through the race, but he managed to break free and cruised comfortably to victory after two late-race caution flags.
Forsberg felt the heat from Becker mid-way through the race, but he managed to break free and cruised comfortably to victory after two late-race caution flags.


The Civil War series consists of Northern California tracks that run 360 Sprint cars once or twice a month. On that particular race night the other tracks must go dark, so all the 360s from the various other tracks are not racing against each other on the same night. That way you insure that the best drivers from all the different venues are present. The Civil War races are contested at Chico, Placerville, Petaluma, Calistoga, Quincy, and Watsonville, California.

Forsberg finished second in his heat at Petaluma, giving him a starting position along the outside front row for the A-Main event. Forsberg wasted no time taking the lead on the rough and tacky Petaluma track. Mid race, in heavy lapped traffic, Sean Becker began applying some serious pressure on Forsberg. However, after a couple of late-race cautions broke up the race momentum, Forsberg once again found smooth sailing the rest of the way to the finish.
With this his second Civil War win of the year, Forsberg holds onto the points lead and becomes only the first two-time winner in the series.
With this his second Civil War win of the year, Forsberg holds onto the points lead and becomes only the first two-time winner in the series.
This was Forsberg second Civil War victory of the year, making him the first, and only two-time winner in the series at this point. He holds onto the point lead by twelve.

"Hopefully we can be the first three-time winner as well, we keep trying to finish up front with Civil War races, but when we have had a chance to win before, we just have seemed to run into some bad luck, and we really need to be taking advantage of those nights," confesses Forsberg.

"Winning the Civil War Championship is very important to us, Sean Becker has won it two years in a row now, and we really don't want him to get a third. Being consistent is what we need, along with a little luck, and a few more wins would really help."

The evening before Petaluma, Forsberg and the team raced in Chico, California in a 410 points race. Things started off well enough, with him earning a fourth in the heat. But the track caught everyone by surprise, as the normally hooked up surface was slicking off at a rapid pace. Forsberg spun a couple of times in the main and wasn't the least bit pleased with his sixth place finish. Looking on the positive though, it was the first time he had even finished a race in Chico since back in May.

"We have kind of struggled in Chico since 2007, that's when they took the dish shape out of the turns," said Forsberg.

"I used to really excel at running the top groove, but when they flattened out the turns, in my opinion, it made the track more one groove and harder to pass. We did win another Championship there in 2008, but were definitely not the force we might have been in the early 2000's."

Forsberg has been with K&N since 2003, during that period he has won 46 races, two California 360 Civil War Championships and two Silver Dollar Speedway 410 Championships.

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