PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Andy Forsberg and Jodie Robinson thrilled the Placerville Speedway crowd on hand Saturday, putting on an exhilarating race right down to the end with the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars.
Lapped traffic made things interesting, but at the checkered flag it was Forsberg who picked up his 67th career sprint car win at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue.
Early in the 25-lap sprint car feature it was all about Robinson, as she pulled out to a healthy lead.
Once lapped traffic came into play however, it gave Forsberg the chance to close in. The duo proceeded to race back and forth up front until Forsberg assumed command on lap nine.
The veteran then worked lapped traffic like a magician, weaving his way through while keeping the field at bay.
As the race wound down though Forsberg would get bogged down in traffic, which allowed Robinson to make a final bid at victory. She was able to pull alongside on lap 23, but Forsberg got the drive up high and scooted away to grab the win.
Sharing victory was Dan Jinkerson with the Mountain Democrat Limited Late Models, Nick Baldwin with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Ben Wiesz with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 92-Andy Forsberg; 2. 4-Jodie Robinson; 3. 21-Shane Hopkins; 4. 5C-Trent Canales; 5. 88A-Joey Ancona; 6. 7C-Ryan Robinson; 7. X1-Kaleb Montgomery; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox; 9. 93-Stephen Ingraham; 10. 94-Greg Decaires V; 11. 20-Michael Ing; 12. 46-Jeremy Wilson; 13. 8JR-Brian McGahan Jr; 14. 85-CJ Humphreys; 15. 98-Chris Masters; 16. 9L-Luke Hayes; 17. 77-Ryan Lippincott; 18. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 19. 15-Michael Sellers; 20. 25-Justin Johnson