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Justin Sanders Wins 51st Annual Super Dirt Cup




PETERSEN MEDIA: Justin Sanders has been a force to be reckoned with on the West Coast the last few years. Saturday night, the Aromas, CA driver picked up one of the sports crowned jewel events as he led all 40-laps to score the win at the 51st Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway.


“To win this race is pretty incredible,” Justin Sanders said. “We had some engine issues in the shuffle, but we got it swapped out before the feature and had a great night. I am so thankful for everyone that supports our race team, and thankful for this amazing opportunity Demo Mittry has given me the last few years.”


Sitting atop the event points heading into Saturday night’s Super Dirt Cup Finale, Sanders was forced to swap engines after running second in the pole shuffle to Dominic Scelzi.


On the front row for the $62,000-to-win, 40-lap Super Dirt Cup finale, Sanders got the initial jump as he began working on the extremely slick Skagit Speedway surface.


An early red flag paused the action, but the restart saw Sanders pull away until he got into traffic and had to deal with numerous advances from Dominic Scelzi.


Keeping Scelzi at bay, Sanders was the leader when the red flag flew just before the race’s halfway point and gave him open track on the ensuring restart.


With Zeb Wise getting by Scelzi for second, Sanders met a new foe as the laps clicked off with Wise now looking to wrestle the top spot away during the final laps.


Continuing to hammer the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed entry around the famed Skagit Speedway, Sanders kept the Rudeen Racing entry at pay and collected the checkered flag and scored the biggest win of his career to date. Not only did he take home the $62,000 top prize, Sanders took home an additional $20,000 as he led all 40-laps and collected $500 each time he passed the start/finish line.


“I also have to thank Wayne Priddy for coming out and helping us at Super Dirt Cup, as well as Hunter Brady who has been with me all year,” an emotional Justin Sanders added. “We have struggled at times this season, but to get this win at Hunter’s home track is pretty special too.”


In preliminary action on Thursday and Friday night, Sanders was rock solid as he timed in third fastest before charging from 15th to 10th on Thursday night, and came back on Friday and charged from 16th to seventh after timing in fourth fastest.


Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders is now slated to return to California and meet up with Dale Miller as the team heads to Antioch Speedway with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.


BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-5, Top 5’s-22, Top-10’s-27


STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

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