CHICO, Calif. — For the second night in a row, Justin Sanders won the winged 360 sprint car feature at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Saturday night win also etches his name in history as a Silver Cup champion.
The triumph also earned Sanders his seventh career win at Chico. Dale Miller’s No. 4sa was the car to beat all weekend and the team looks to be a powerhouse this season.
The first 19 laps of the sprint car main event went non-stop. Sixth-place running Willie Croft stopped in turn four to bring out the yellow. Up to that point in the event, the young star in the making Joel Myers Jr. was the leader. Myers Jr. was flawless up front. Sanders was in the second spot.
On the restart the two sliced and diced for the lead that ultimately led to some side-by-side contact coming out of turn four. Both drivers continued as Sanders took the lead and Myers faded a bit. In fact, Tanner Carrick and Robbie Price were each able to pass Myers. The only thing to slow Sanders down was a lap 29 red flag. Michael Ing did a soft roll over in turn four.
This set up a two-lap dash to the checkered. Sanders executed the restart to perfection and won by nearly two-seconds over Price who held on for second. Blake Carrick made a late-race charge to finish third. Myers Jr. regrouped to finish fourth. Tanner Carrick came home fifth.
Props to two hard charging drivers as both Andy Forsberg and Andy Gregg charged through the field. Forsberg started 15th and finished sixth. Gregg started 16th and finished eighth.
Willie Croft earned the fast time award.
Mike Grenert won the dwarf car feature.
Justin Sanders, Robbie Price, Blake Carrick, Joel Myers Jr., Tanner Carrick, Andy Forsberg, Chase Goetz, Andy Gregg, Caden Sarale, Sean Becker, Billy Wallace, Max Mittry, Steel Powell, Tyler Driever, Stephen Ingraham, Michael Ing, Chelsea Blevins, Brad Bumgarner, Nick Larsen, Ben Worth, Willie Croft, Jake Haulot.