Sanders Just Misses Johnny Key Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to pick up a huge win in front of his home crowd on Saturday night during the 54th Johnny Key Classic presented by Al’s Roofing at the Ocean Speedway on Saturday night, Justin Sanders came up just short of making the feature event in a race that offers a unique format.

With 43 cars taking time on this night, Sanders would go out in the second to last group of group qualifying, and on a slicked off surface, he would end up timing in 29th quickest.

With 12-lap qualifiers being used on this night rather than heat races and a B Main, the pressure was on to work into the top four to earn a spot in the 50-lap feature event.

Lining up eighth in his qualifier, the Prunedale, CA would try everything he could to get moving in the right direction, and one time fell to the back of the pack.

Staying poised, Sanders would work his way up to the sixth spot when the checkered flag fell, and his night would ultimately come to an end.

“There was some things that went on early in the night that really threw us through a loop, but we just pulled a bad pill for the way the track was, and were behind the eight ball for our qualifier,” Sanders said. “I can’t thank my team enough for working so hard and sticking behind me.”

Justin Sanders would like to thank North County Plastering, G&N Construction, STS Trucking, Lancaster Locksmith, Village Glass. Lufos Kustom Designs, Taco Bravo, LRB Race Products, Petersen Media, Fire Protection Management, Dirt Solution, Bob Tweedy, Ron Gravelle. Keener Auto Body, and  Dave Haver Racing Engines for their continued support.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-34, Wins-4, Top-5’s-14, Top-10’s-21

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