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Sanders Fourth at Pombo/Sargent Classic


PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the seat of the Mittry Motorsports No. 2x over the weekend, Justin Sanders picked up a fourth-place finish during Friday’s Pombo/Sargent Classic at Ocean Speedway, and then saw a part failure interrupt his hard charge during Saturday night’s Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.


“We had a great car all weekend long, and it was really a bummer we had issues on Saturday,” Justin Sanders said. “We had worked our way forward from deep in the field and still had plenty of time to improve before we had our issues.”


Friday night at his home track, Ocean Speedway, Sanders timed the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed entry in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials.


Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Aromas, CA driver recorded a second-place finish which then lined him up in the fourth row of the 30-lap feature event.


On a freshly prepped racing surface, Sanders would jump into the fifth position when the race came to life and held the spot for several laps as the race moved quickly.


Making a move on the 20th lap, Sanders was able to clear his Mittry Motorsports teammate, Max Mittry and overtake fourth. With laps winding down, Sanders challenged Willie Croft for the final spot on the podium, but it was to no avail as he closed the night out with a fourth-place finish.


Saturday night the scene shifted to Placerville Speedway for the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial. Going out early in time trials, Sanders would not time in like he had hoped as he ended up 21st on the speed chart.


In a hole, Sanders would flex his muscle during his heat race, and he sliced and diced his way to a fourth-place finish after taking the green flag from the seventh starting position.


Moving into the 40-lap Dave Bradway Jr Memorial feature event, Sanders lined up in the 16th starting position hoping to work his way to the front with some great contingency up for grabs for the race’s hard charger.


Methodically working his way forward around the track in which he has had so much success at over the last few years, Sanders carked the Top-10 by the 13th lap as he ran a very patient race.


Using restarts to his advantage, Sanders worked up into the seventh position on the 25th lap and was in sixth just two laps later. Working on the fifth spot on the 29th lap, Sanders’ night would change completely as his car lost power and coasted to a stop and ended his night.


“Saturday night was a bummer, because we had a great car and we still had 10-laps left in the race before we broke,” he added. “Still, fun to come through the field like that and I am excited for a busy couple of weeks with KWS up coming.”


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 set for the ‘Road to Dirt Cup’ which kicks off on Friday night in Chico, CA.


BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-6, Top 5’s-20, Top-10’s-24


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

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