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– APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (Nov. 7) – For the second straight race, Logan Forler was in his pits before the midpoint of the feature. And for the second consecutive event, Forler’s bid for his first career wingless victory ended in a crash.
The 18-year-old from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., was challenging for the lead on Saturday at Arizona Speedway at E.T. Motopark in Apache Junction, Ariz., when a spinning car drove into him approximately 10 laps into the Wild West Open Comp Sprint Car Series feature.
“The leader was right in front of me and I was running him down,” Forler said. “A lapper in front of him spun out and then drove all the way down the track and hit me. I flipped and it destroyed everything.”
Forler was credited with a 16th-place finish – his 49th top 20 in 60 races this season.
It was another bitter end to an otherwise stellar night. Forler started on the outside of the front row in his heat race and jumped into the lead at the start. He led all eight laps to record his second straight heat victory and 12th of the season.
Forler then started third in the main event. He quickly advanced to second and began to reel in the leader through lapped traffic before the wreck that ended his night.
Forler will put the wings back on his sprint car for the ASCS National Tour event this Friday and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M. It’ll be his first race with the ASCS National Tour since July.
“I’m looking forward to competing with those guys and at that track,” he said.
He finished 16th and 21st last year in the two ASCS National Tour races, which was his first experience at the 5/16-mile track.
For live updates of Forler and all of the action this weekend, check out www.insidelinepromotions.com.
QUICK RESULTS –
Nov. 5 – Arizona Speedway at E.T. Motopark in Apache Junction, Ariz. – Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 16 (3).
SEASON STATS –
60 races, 54 features, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 25 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 49 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., with the ASCS National Tour
FAVORITE NUMBER –
2: Consecutive wingless heat races won.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS –
ON THE AIR –
Click on the link below for video of Forler’s victory at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on July 9:
Here is a video of Forler’s runner-up performance at Grays Harbor Raceway on Aug. 13:
Here is a link to video of Forler’s win on Sept. 4 at Grays Harbor Raceway:
Check out the link below for his first ASCS Northwest Region victory, which was Sept. 16 at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.:
Here is the video of his interview after his inaugural ASCS win:
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“Line-X has been a part of my career since early in my micro sprint years,” Forler said. “Mike Magnussen, the Northwest distributor from the Chehalis, Wash., store, would help get my race car to the tracks and he is still a big supporter of my racing career.”
Forler would like to thank his sponsors, including Steve Forler Trucking, Shark Racing Engines, RN Smith Harvesting, Des Moines Industrial Products, Atomic Designs and PGH Excavating for their continued support.