Andy Forsberg Wins Ocean Finale; Brad Furr Is
(Watsonville, CA) Friday night at the Ocean
Speedway, Andy Forsberg dominated the 30-lap Ocean
Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo feature event, and
Brad Furr put an exclamation point on the 2013
season as he was crowned as the series champion.
With 24 cars on hand, Auburn, CA pilot, Andy
Forsberg, found his PT Shocks backed entry on the
front row alongside Nathan Washam.
When the green flag dropped, Forsberg motored away,
and flexed his muscle as he quickly put distance
between himself and the rest of the field.
Behind Forsberg, Washman held down the second spot,
as he felt pressure from Steven Tiner, and Koen
On fast race track, Forsberg continued to lay down
very fast laps, as his lead seemed to continue, as
the race went green for the first 22 laps.
Elsewhere in the field, Justin Sanders and Shane
Golobic each began working their way towards the
front from their fourth and fifth row starting
spots, as Rico Abreu clawed inside the top five
after a sluggish start.
Meanwhile, up front, Forsberg was flawless in
lapped traffic and looked well on his way to the
victory when second running Washam went for a
horrific ride in turn four, but was able to climb
from his car unscathed.
With just eight laps to go, Forsberg restarted but
now had Tiner, Abreu, Koen Shaw, and Golobic right
on his hear bumper.
On the restart,
Forsberg was able to take advantage of a
lapped car between him and Tiner, and break away,
but the caution waived just three laps later, as
Ryan Bernal came to a stop.
With just five
laps to go, and no lapped cars in between the
leaders, Tiner looked a to get under Forsberg on the
restart, but the 14-time sprint car champion was
able to fend him off and pick up the win.
“It’s always fun
to get down here and run with the Taco Bravo guys,”
Forsberg said in victory lane. “John Prentice does a
great job with this place, and I’m really excited
for what he is doing with the future of the sport
this coming year. I have to thank Cody Gainey, and
all the guys who worked on this thing tonight.”
Tiner held on to
second, as Abreu brought his Abreu Vineyards machine
home in the show position.
driver Justin Sanders took advantage of the two late
restarts and powered his way into the fourth spot,
as Golobic rounded out the top five.
championship night, Brad Furr finished in the
The night started
off with Shane Golobic setting fast time in
qualifications, and heat races were won by Justin
Sanders, Nicholas Ringo, and Ryan Rusconi, as Jerry
Bonnema won the B.
Ocean Speedway would like to thank Taco Bravo,
Digital Delivery Networks, Nobel Construction, Get
Som Sports, Ray Scheidt’s Electric, Hoosier Tires
West, and Kaeding Performance for their support.
Ray Schiedt’s Fast Time Award- Shane Golobic
DDNi Hard Charger- Justin Sanders
Beer Optics Hard Luck- Nathan Washam
Feature Event Finish- Andy Forsberg, Steven Tiner,
Rico Abreu, Justin Sanders, Shane Golobic, Koen
Shaw, Brad Furr, Nick Rescino, Mitchel Faccinto,
Ryan Rusconi, Nicholas Ringo, Nick Foster, Jr, Jerry
Bonnema, Kurt Nelson, Jaime Duff, Jason Chisum,
Jeremy Chisum, Collin Markle, Kyler Shaw, Jeremy
Burt, Ryan Bernal, Nathan Washam