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Sanders Puts Together Best Ocean Speedway Performance of Season


PETERSEN MEDIA: Not having quite the season he was hoping for at the Ocean Speedway, Justin Sanders went toe-to-toe with Bud Kaeding on Friday night, and came up just short of victory as he recorded his best finish at the Ocean Speedway of the 2014 season by way of his second place finish.

“We had a really good car, and had a really good race with Bud Kaeding,” Sanders said. “We got the lead late, but a double file restart killed us, and we ended up P.2.”

With 24 cars on hand on Friday night, Sanders time his North County Plastering/G&N Construction/Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 machine in fifth fastest, putting him in the night’s second heat race.

Putting together a third place effort in his heat race, Sanders found himself in the night’s redraw, and wound up with the five pill, putting his STS Trucking/Lufos Kustom Designs/Taco Bravo backed entry in the third row of the feature event.

Using a great start to the feature event, Sanders worked his way up into the second spot, and began chasing down early race leader, Bud Kaeding.

Kaeding and Sanders kept the crowd on the edge of their seats as they hooked up in a very entertaining battle that saw them exchange slidejobs with eachother lap after lap, with Kaeding continuing to officially lead as they clicked off laps at the flag stand.

Sanders officially led the 23rd lap, and the caution flew on the 24th lap, putting the field in double-file formation for the restart.

The ensuing restart saw Kaeding grab the advantage, and Sanders then had his hands full with Carson Macedo, but over the final five laps, he was able to secure the second spot, where he would go on to finish.

“It would have been interesting had we not had the last caution,” Sanders said. “It was a blast battling with him, and our team congratulates them on a hard fought win.”

Saturday night saw Sanders and his Warrington Racing team check in at the Marysville Raceway Park as the El Dorado County Fairgrounds was being used to aid local residents during the unfortunate Amador County Fire, thus cancelling the scheduled race at the Placerville Speedway.

Timing his entry in sixth fastest, Sanders went on to finish third in his heat race, and found his machine on the front row of the feature event.

When the feature went green, Sanders got into the lead, but getting into turn three the Prunedale, CA pilot hooked a rut and got his machine up on his side, and was forced to restart at the back of the pack.

Restarting in the 20th spot, the race would go non stop, and with bent up wings on his machine, Sanders would do all he could to thrill the crowd as he battled back to an 11th place finish at the stripe.

“Overall it was a decent weekend,” he said. “We were fast at Marysville, but unfortunately we had some bad luck on the first lap. We restarted with a beat up car, and put on a really good charge in a non-stop feature event, so we were all pretty proud of that. I can’t thank everyone enough who helps on both teams for continuing to work, and get us better on a weekly basis.”

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 back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway.

2014 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-3, Top-5’s-11, Top-10’s-18

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