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January 26th, 2015 - USMTS National Champion Diecasts Still Available!
A new shipment of Rodney Sanders United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) National Champion 1/24 scale diecasts has arrived! Visit the Apparel section to place your order today!

January 18th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Returns to Victory Lane in Tucson
Rodney Sanders claimed his second Open Wheel Modified victory in as many nights on Saturday in Round #5 of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona).

A strong field of twenty-nine entries were on hand for the program, and Sanders would see his night start much like it has all week. A convincing heat race win from the third starting spot earned Rodney the fifth starting position on the feature grid. When the race went green, Sanders quickly marched forward and took control of the second spot just as Jake Gallardo assumed the lead on lap four.

Sanders would make his first attempt at the top spot on lap ten only to be denied by Gallardo. The duo continued to race side-by-side with Sanders using a slider in turn four to take the lead on lap thirteen. Gallardo would return the favor entering turn one on lap fourteen but, slip over the cushion allowing Sanders regain control down the backstretch. From there, Sanders went on to take the checkered flag and the $1,000 payday ahead of Ricky Thornton Jr., Gallardo, Mike Stearns and Fito Gallardo.

Fifty-two Super Late Models registered for the $3,000-to-win event, and Sanders would rocket from his ninth starting spot to finish fifth in his heat race, locking him into the fifteenth starting position for the 30 lap feature. During the course of the finale, Rodney drove past eight other competitors in route to a solid eighth place finish in the final rundown.

The miniseries drew to a close on Sunday evening with Sanders once again competing in both the Open Wheel Modified and Super Late Model ranks. Twenty-four Open Wheel Modified warriors registered for battle, and an eighth to fourth run in his heat race positioned him starting second in the $1,000-to-win finale. At the drop of the green, polesitter Ricky Thornton Jr. lead the way with Sanders trailing in second. Sanders waged a fierce battle at the front of the pack lap-after-lap before ultimately settling into the runner-up spot behind race winner, Ryan Gustin. Jake Gallardo, Mike Stearns and Fito Gallardo rounded out the top five finishers.

A $10,000 winner's check was posted for Super Late Models as fifty entries registered for battle. A heat race win positioned Rodney starting eighth in the 50 lap finale. Sanders battled amongst the top ten throughout the duration of the feature before crossing the finish line in sixth behind race winner, Jimmy Owens, Jimmy Mars, Chris Simpson, Jason Papich and Tony Jackson Jr.

In addition to a trio of victories over the course of the week-long miniseries, Sanders was also crowned the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout Super Late Model champion. Finishing just two points ahead of Jason Papich in the championship standings, and earning $2,000 for efforts.

Complete results from the events are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com


January 16th, 2015 - Sanders Claims Second Wild West Shootout Victory
The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout was back underway on Friday night at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) with a $1,000-to-win, Open Wheel Modified event.

Sanders started his outing with a fifth to second charge in heat race action, earning him the second starting spot on the feature grid. In the 25 lap finale, Sanders rocketed to the lead at the onset of the event and never looked back as he drove his #20 Swan Energy/Kimrad Transport/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified to his victory of the weekend. Rodney took the checkered flag in dominating fashion ahead of Ryan Gustin, Grant Junghans, Jake Gallardo and Mike Stearns.

In the Super Late Model ranks, Sanders went into battle against a stout field of fifty-two competitors. He raced to the win from his third starting spot in his heat race, which positioned him starting fifth in the $3,000-to-win feature. Sanders battled amongst the top for much of the event, and used a last lap pass on Ronny Lee Hollingsworth to secure a third place finish behind race winner, Darrell Lanigan and Billy Moyer. Hollingsworth and Ryan Gustin rounded out the top five finishers.

Complete results from the event are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com


January 14th, 2015 - Sanders Scores Second Career Late Model Victory in Tucson
After a break in the action, competition resumed at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) on Wednesday night with Round #3 of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. It would prove to be a memorable outing for Sanders as he charged to his first ever victory during the annual miniseries. Photos by Shana

The $3,000-to-win program drew a field of forty-six entries to the 3/8 mile oval. With passing points determining heat race transfers, Rodney mounted an impressive charge from sixth to second in his heat to lock into the fifth starting position for the 30 lap finale. At the drop of the green, Sanders rocketed from his fifth starting spot to second place in just three laps and began to stalk race leader, Don Shaw.

Rodney made his move just before the halfway mark, taking control on lap fourteen and immediately opening up a healthy advantage on his nearest competitor. Fourth starting, Darrell Lanigan made a charge in the closing laps but his momentum was erased when he slid high in turn four with five laps remaining. From there, Sanders went on to take the checkered flag ahead of Lanigan by just over one second, earning his second career Super Late Model victory. Jason Papich finished third, while Don Shaw and Tony Toste completed the remainder of the top five.

Complete results from the event are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com


January 11th, 2015 - Sanders Opens 2015 Season with Wild West Shootout
Rodney Sanders opened his 2015 season in his #20 Wichita Tank Racing/Swan Energy/Kimrad Transport/Club 29 Race Cars Super Late Model on Saturday night at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) during the opening round of the Wild West Shootout. Rick Schwallie Photo

A stout field of fifty Super Late Models to part in the $3,000-to-win event, and heat race action found Sanders advancing from his second starting spot to claim the win, earning him the seventh starting position for the feature. In the 30 lap main event Sanders raced to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Darrell Lanigan, Billy Moyer, Chase Junghans and Billy Moyer Jr.

Sunday evening found forty-nine competitors returning for battle, and Rodney advanced from fifth to finish fourth in his heat race leaving him just short of the transfer. He went on to finish second in the b-main, locking him into the 20th starting spot for the 30 lap, $5,000-to-win finale. Sanders had marched through the field when mechanical issues forced him to retire from the event just three circuits shy of the checkered flag. He was credited with a 23rd place finish in the final rundown.

A field of twenty-nine Open Wheel Modifieds took part in the $1,000-to-win event, and heat race action found Sanders charging from his tenth starting spot to finish fourth, which locked him into the fourth starting spot for the feature. When the race went green, polesitter Jason Krohn control as Sanders had moved into second by lap three. Just five circuits later Sanders would inherit the lead following mechanical issues that forced Krohn to the pits. Unfortunately, Sanders experienced his own mechanical issues shortly after the restart which forced him to retire to a disappointing 20th place finish.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.RaceUSARaceway.com