Forsberg, Brown Jr., Macedo and Van Roekel Win at Marysvilleadmin
Forsberg Back to Victory Lane
(Marysville, CA May 30, 2020)…Auburn’s Andy Forsberg gets redemption at Marysville Raceway last night when he was finally able to seal the deal and win the 25-lap winged 360 sprint car main event. Two of the three previous races at Marysville, Forsberg had led the main event but did not end up in victory lane. Tonight, he passed Brad Bumgarner on lap 17 and went on to lead the final eight laps for the popular win. The main event was as exciting as it gets at Marysville. Multiple lead changes along with plenty of passing in the rear of the field provided an exciting feature race.
Billy Wallace grabbed the early lead. He was challenged by Jake Haulot during the initial part of the race. Bumgarner was electrifying tonight. The Chico driver moved into the lead while negotiating around the leader and slower traffic. It was nice to see Bumgarner with his elbows up. Forsberg ran fourth until a mid-race restart, when he passed Haulot and Wallace on back to back laps. Another restart would place Forsberg directly behind Bumgarner. Bumgarner went to the bottom in turn one, while Forsberg tried the top. Forsberg motored about Bumgarner and never looked back. Bumgarner finished a season best second.
The most exciting driver of the night was John Michael Bunch. The Paradise masher has been sorely missed. His return has provided a real spark. Bunch was up and down the running order but ultimately ended up third. Chico’s Michael Ing was the nights fast time qualifier and ended up fourth. Haulot rounded out the top five. Sponsors on the night for this race included Black Out Fight Gear and Paul Olmsted Plastering. Mike Monahan and Bumgarner each won their eight-lap heat race.
It was rewarding to watch the Limited Late Models race tonight. A great group of competitive cars and drivers entertained for the Speed Shift Tv viewers at home. Dan Jinkerson and Tom Tilford were up front. What we liked most about this group was the close racing without multiple yellows. In fact, the race was only slowed by two early cautions. In the end it was Dan Brown Jr. who dominated the show. Brown Jr. won by over seven seconds. Jay Norton held off Tilford by less than a half second for second. Rod Oliver rebounded from a lap one spin to finish fourth. Richard Vander Ploeg rounded out the top five. Brown Jr. swept the night by capturing the lone eight-lap heat race.
Jeff Macedo led all 20 laps to twin the four-car Crate Sprint feature. Brett Youngman shadowed Macedo the entire time. Youngman tried on multiple occasions to pass Macedo but was never able to make it happen. David Sims finished third. Sims won the lone heat race earlier in the night. Mike Ballentine had a rough night and was involved in two yellows before the third lap was completed and finished fourth.
Jesse Van Roekel won the 20-lap Hobby Stock feature. Zach Lindgren led most of the race. Going down the back stretch on the final lap, Kyle Cheney, who started 20th and was in the second spot, began to pressure Lindgren for the lead. Cheney bumped Lindgren going into turn three and the two leaders spun. This gave the top side to Van Roekel who drove by those two and won. David Caluya, who was involved with a lap six caution, roared back to a second-place finish. Early leader Jim Brookshire, who was involved in the same caution on lap six with Caluya, finished third. Lindgren regrouped and finished fourth. Zac Bulloch rounded out the top five. Cheney was given a rough driving penalty and scored the last car on the lead lap. Keith Ross seemed to be the fastest car early on won the first eight lap heat race. Zach Thornton won heat two. Lindgren won the third and final heat.
Full results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1769237