Justin Sanders
Justin Sanders won his second career Speedweek Northwest victory. (Jason Davenport photo)

Sanders Wins Speedweek Northwest At CGS

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — While temperatures were rising above 100 degrees at Cottage Grove Speedway on July 26, there were 27 teams in the pits representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho.

Justin Sanders took off on the initial green to pick up the lead on the opening lap.

The driver for the Mittry Motorsports team had to deal with several stoppages, including one red flag and five yellow flag incidents, but executed every restart perfectly and constructed sizable leads. 

Despite all the slow-down periods and some occasional lapped traffic, no one seemed to have anything for Sanders.

Finally, Sanders would dominate the night to win his first race of the week and his second career Speedweek Northwest victory. His previous triumph was in 2019 at Cottage Grove Speedway. 

Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox had a brilliant run to finish in second, while Tanner Holmes placed third.

Logan Forler posted a fourth-place result over fifth finishing Chase Majdic. Matt Hein, in the Brett Smith-owned entry, was the winner of the consolation feature. 

The Western Sprint Tour’s Speedweek Northwest remains at Cottage Grove Speedway on July 27.

The finish:

Feature: 1. 2X-Justin Sanders; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 4. 2L-Logan Forler; 5. 35M-Chase Majdic; 6. 19-Colby Thornhill; 7. 7-Tyler Thompson; 8. 21-Jesse Schlotfeldt; 9. 4-Jodie Robinson; 10. 5H-Blake Carrick; 11. 8R-Joel Myers Jr.; 12. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 13. 71L-Korey Lovell; 14. F1-Corbyn Fauver; 15. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez; 16. 25S-Seth Standley; 17. 12JS-Jarrett Soares; 18. 98H-Matt Hein; 19. 33-Kyle Alberding; 20. 54S-Drake Standley