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Sanders Sweeps the Silver Cup
(Chico, CA 3/6/21)…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 this team looks to be a powerhouse in 2021.
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. Also stopping was Brad Bumgarner and Nick Larson.
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 6th. Gregg started 16th and finished 8th.
Willie Croft earned the fast time award. His time was 11.866. Croft was the fastest out of 36 drivers who entered night two of the Silver Cup. Steel Powell hustled around the top side to win the 12-lap B main. Chris Masters won the C main.
Tanner Carrick won the first eight lap heat. Blake Carrick earned the win in heat two. Robbie Price got the win in heat three. Billy Wallace won the fourth heat.
Thirty Dwarf Cars signed in for night number two. What a charge to the front by 12th place starting Mike Grenert, who took the lead on lap 10 and never looked back. It was a popular win solidified by the deep starting spot. Shawn Jones held the lead but on lap 10 seemed to drift off the turn four embankment and fall back to eighth. Jones then put his elbows up and charged back to fourth, only to slide off the track again with three to. Grenert was left up front to hold off Ben Wiesz and Ryan Winter. On lap five, Shawn Whitney flipped in turn one. It was his second flip in consecutive nights. He was shaken up but did walk to a golf kart and drove back to the pits. Wiesz did all he could to pass Grenert as did Winter. But neither could rattle the veteran. Grenert was the winner followed by Wiesz and Winter. Sean Catucci was fourth and Kevin Bender ran fifth. Speaking of Bender, he won the 12-lap B main event. Jones won the first heat. Winter won the second eight lap heat. Whitney dominated heat three. Mike Reeder earned the honors in the fourth heat.
Full results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1840173