Justin Sanders leads the Ocean Sprints into final Key Qualifier this Friday nightracepmg
Final Qualifying Race for the $6,000-to-win Johnny Key Classic on deck this Friday at Ocean Speedway
By Gary Thomas
Watsonville, CA – August 19, 2015…With the big show fast approaching the final Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo Qualifying Race for the prestigious 55th Johnny Key Classic will take place this Friday night at Ocean Speedway.
So far there have been five Key Qualifiers held going into Friday night. Drivers already earning lock-in spots have been Auburn’s Andy Forsberg on May 23 in Marysville, Elk Grove’s Greg Decaires on May 30 in Placerville, Chico’s Jonathan Allard on June 20 in Petaluma, as well as Fremont’s Shane Golobic & Watsonville’s Justin Sanders at Ocean Speedway.
The Johnny Key Classic will be held on Saturday August 29 and pays $6,000-to-win & $300-to-start. Big thanks to Jason Newton of 35 Industries, who donated $1,000 to the winners share, along with $500 for fast time & $500 for the hard charger in the A-main.
Justin Sanders has been the man to beat this year and brings a large 97-point lead into this Friday night. The 22-year-old picked up his seventh victory of the year with the Ocean Sprints last time out, which tied Brent Kaeding for the most all-time in one season. He will look to make history on Friday in what is the third last event of the season.
Stockton’s Brad Furr goes into Friday looking to lock his way into the Johnny Key Classic. The former World of Outlaws regular ranks second in points and has one victory on the year. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Salinas brothers Jeremy & Jason Chisum round out the top-five in points going into this Friday’s event.
Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo has been fast in recent events and is coming off his first career Sprint Car victory last weekend in Petaluma. Ringo will look to push his way forward on Friday.
More drivers expected this Friday include Fremont’s Shane & Dustin Golobic, Fresno’s Kyler & Koen Shaw, Hayward’s Danny Malfatti, Corralitos’ Jerry Bonnema, Gilroy’s Ken Fredenburg, Tracy’s Austin Liggett, Laton’s Heath Duinkerken, Forest Hill’s Ryan Robinson, Morgan Hill’s Nick Ringo JR. and others.
A-main winners so far this year: Justin Sanders (7), Shane Golobic (3), Tommy Tarlton (2), Brad Furr (1)
The Ocean Speedway is located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California with the physical address being 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076.
Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Bullet Proof Energy Drink, Flowmaster and Kaeding Performance for their support. For more information on the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo log onto www.racepmg.com
Upcoming Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo events
Friday August 21: (Johnny Key Classic Qualifying Race)
Saturday August 29: 55th Johnny Key Classic (Civil War vs Ocean Sprints)