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Andy Forsberg Earns 9th Win of the Year in a History Making 100th Win 2012 Season

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The Forsberg Family No. 92 heads to Calistoga for the Louie Vermeil Classic non-wing USAC show this weekend.
The Forsberg Family No. 92 heads to Calistoga for the Louie Vermeil Classic non-wing USAC show this weekend.
The one thing you can depend on with racing is that it's never linear, it oscillates and twirls betwixt highs and lows, podiums and DNF's. After a 13 race hot streak that had Andy Forsberg win four races and never finish less than fourth, things went figuratively south for a few events. On June 23rd while leading a race with only five laps to go, Forsberg was taken out by a lapped car leading to a 15th place finish, then a DNF, an 8th place finish and a 7th place finish. A less experienced driver might have started second guessing and pushing too hard, but Forsberg understands that in racing as with life - fortune favors the prepared.
Andy Forsberg reached a career defining 100 wins in 2012, winning the last two races in one remarkable night.
Andy Forsberg reached a career defining 100 wins in 2012, winning the last two races in one remarkable night.


On Saturday July 7th the K&N backed F&F X1 car was in Petaluma, California for another Civil War show. Forsberg was 7th quick and 4th in his heat race and would line up 5th for the A main event. Forsberg progressively moved his way forward through the field and when the checkered flag flew he was in second. It was the result the team had patiently been working towards to get the momentum train back on track.

On August 25th Forsberg Racing was in back in Placerville, California for a 360 points event. He timed in an uncharacteristic 10th quick, but would finish 2nd in his heat race, and then started on the pole of the A main event. It was a long crazy race according to Forsberg, but he fought off all challengers and held onto the lead through the entire race, inking win number nine of his record setting 2012 season.

After the hot streak what was your thinking when things cooled down for a few races, do you simply chalk it up to the ebb and flow of racing, or do you start making changes? "Mostly it's an ebb and flow thing, but sometimes during the summer months in California the tracks do tend to start slicking up a bit more, so at that point we start messing with the car to hook it up a little more."
The K&N sponsored Forsberg Family No. 92 headed to Watsonville for a Non-Wing USAC race, the night was short lived though as Andy tipped over while qualifying, destroying his car.
The K&N sponsored Forsberg Family No. 92 headed to Watsonville for a Non-Wing USAC race, the night was short lived though as Andy tipped over while qualifying, destroying his car.


This has been a huge year for you, give us a brief update on some of your 2012 highlights from your perspective? "Winning career main event win number 100 is the main highlight of 2012 so far. On top of that I won number 99 and 100 on the same night. It was a combo 360 and 410 race in Chico, California. We won both main events that night. I couldn't have scripted it any better."
Count them out loud, it's nine wins for Forsberg Racing in 2012, but the year isn't over yet.
Count them out loud, it's nine wins for Forsberg Racing in 2012, but the year isn't over yet.


How did it go at the Forni Memorial 360 back on Friday the 13th? "The Forni was an awesome race! I started 5th and by lap 9 was in the lead. But on a lap 16 restart I hit the cushion wrong allowing Jon Allard to get by. He led until lap 23, that's when on another restart, he made the same mistake. We sliced and diced the last two laps, and we just nipped him at the finish."

How would you rate this season overall so far, and what are you looking forward to next? "I'm happy with 2012 so far, there have been a few races that slipped away that I would like back, but that's racing. The Placerville point race will be done this Saturday Sept. 1st. Then we still have three more Civil War races to run and a whole bunch of open shows and non-points events all the way into November. World of Outlaws, USAC and Trophy Cup are the events we will be competing in the rest of the 2012 season."

This upcoming Labor Day weekend there are no races on Friday. On Saturday September 1st Forsberg and the F&F X1 will be back in Placerville for the final 360 race of the year. On Sunday September 2nd the Forsberg Family No. 92 heads to the famed Calistoga 1/2 mile for the Louie Vermeil Classic non-wing USAC show.

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