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February 21st, 2017 - Sanders Places in Top 5 in Late Model at DIRTcar Nationals
1On Monday night Rodney Sanders jumped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model for the UMP DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida). Drawing 43 cars, Rodney fell back to a 8th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the opening night A-Main, Sanders came one position short with a 5th place outing.

1Starting Tuesday evening off by laying down the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Donny Schatz, Rodney went to capture an 8-lap heat race win sending him into the redraw. Receiving the 5th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win main event, Rodney Sanders held his position for all 30-laps notching an impressive 5th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, Brian Shirley, and Darrell Lanigan. (Heath Lawson photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarUMP.com.
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February 18th, 2017 - Rodney Follows USMTS to Shady Oaks Speedway
1Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday night at Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Starting on the pole of his heat, Rodney slipped back to a 4th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 5 to make the show, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Dereck Ramirez. Rolling off 15th for the opening night feature, Rodney dropped back to a 22nd place outing.

The following night starting 7th in his heat, Sanders logged a 5th place finish giving him one final shot at the main event with a B-Main appearance. Taking the Top 5, Rodney wheeled his way up to a 2nd place finish behind Phil Dixon. Earning the 16th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win feature, Rodney Sanders advanced eight spots in the 35-lapper to place 8th.

On Sunday starting near the tail of his heat race, Sanders posted a 6th place finish sending him into the consolation event. Charging to a 10-lap B-Main win, Rodney earned the 13th-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win finale. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney Sanders soared through the field 10 positions notching a 3rd place finish behind Cade Dillard and Ryan Gustin with Zack VanderBeek and Johnny Scott completing the Top 5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

February 11th, 2017 - Sanders Competes in USMTS Opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway
1Behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders visited Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season opener. In a field of 42 cars, Sanders secured his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish behind J.P. Dowell in his heat. Starting in 6th for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney dropped back to a 23rd place outing.

On Friday night Sanders placed 5th in his heat sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Taking the Top 6, Rodney edged his way into the show with a 4th place spot. Dropping four positions in the 40-lap A-Main, Sanders logged a 23rd place finish again.

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars opening round on Saturday, Rodney registered a 6th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the finale with a B-Main appearance. Advancing five positions in the 15-lap consolation event, Sanders locked his spot into the finale with a 2nd place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders improved eight positions in the 50-lapper posting an 8th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

January 13th, 2017 - Rodney Returns to Arizona Speedway for Finals Three Nights
1Returning to Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday Night, Rodney Sanders was pulling double duty for the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Piloting David Tanner’s #25 Open Wheel Modified and his own Super Late Model, Sanders locked his spot into the $5,000-to-win Late Model feature with a heat race victory. Earning a front-row starting spot for the feature alongside Billy Moyer, Rodney fell five positions in the 30-lap feature posting a 7th place finish. In the Modified ranks, Sanders placed 4th in his heat securing him into the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Coming short of a Top 10 finish, Rodney Sanders logged a 17th place outing.

After having Thursday evening off, Rodney resumed action on Friday at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) competing in two divisions for the final three nights of the Wild West Shootout. After timing in 3rd fastest in his Super Late Models in time trials, Sanders broke in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Coming from the back of the field, Rodney charged to a consolation victory securing his spot into the show. In the Modified division, Sanders captured a heat race win early but ran into the mechanical failures in the feature forcing him to pull off. Starting 22nd for the $5,000-to-win Late Model feature, Rodney Sanders advanced 11 spots in the 30-lapper posting an 11th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 8th, 2017 - Sanders Scores a Pair of Top 10 Finishes in Opening Rounds of Wild West Shootout
1Rodney Sanders opened up the 2017 racing season on Saturday night at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 11th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Drawing 49 Super Late Models for the first round of six, Sanders followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win opening night A-Main, Rodney improved one spot in the 30-lapper registering a 8th place finish.

1The following night in another field of 49 Super Late Models, Rodney started the night off by timing in fastest overall in qualifying. Scoring another 2nd place finish behind Bobby Pierce in his heat, Sanders rolled off 8th for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders fell one position posting a 9th place spot. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

December 4th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Captures 15 Wins Throughout 2016 Season
Competing in a total of 107 events throughout the 2016 season, Rodney Sanders reeled in 15 total victories with one of them coming in his Super Late Model for the MLRA/MARS sanctioned event at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma). With the weather affecting 24 of his scheduled dates, Sanders registered 78 Top 10 finishes and 53 Top 5 outings.

November 19th, 2016 - Sanders Competes in Winter Classic at Wichita Speedway
1Making the short trip to Wichita Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) on Saturday night, Rodney Sanders was one of 19 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for the Winter Classic. Running into the trouble late in the main event, Sanders fell back to a 19th place outing when the checkers flew.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WichitaRacewayPark.com.

November 12th, 2016 - Bad Luck for Sanders in Duel in the Desert at LVMS
1Competing in the three-day 19th annual Duel in the Desert, Rodney Sanders headed to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) for the IMCA sanctioned weekend. With two qualifying features on tap for Friday night, Sanders secured his way into one of them but was an early retiree with a 26th place outing.

Returning on Saturday for another round of qualifying features, Sanders was able to make his second A-Main of the weekend but ran into more trouble forcing him to withdraw from the event.

On Sunday for one final chance at the main event, Sanders had one last shot with a B-Main appearance. Battling for a transfer spot into the finale, Rodney’s night was over after track officials sent him to the tail for issues with his window net.

For more results from these events, please visit www.IMCA.com.

November 5th, 2016 - Sanders Wins Chisholm Trail Showdown But Light at Scales
1Closing out the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season, Rodney Sanders was one 45 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the Inaugural Chisholm Trail Showdown. Running two rounds of heat races on Friday night, Sanders came from the 4th and 6th-starting position in his heats wheeling his way to two 8-lap victories. Rolling off on the pole for the $5,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Rodney led every lap of the 50-lapper but came up light at the scales.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

October 29th, 2016 - Podium Finish for Sanders at Southern Oklahoma
1Running in the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) sanctioned event, Rodney Sanders invaded Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Saturday night for the Inaugural TOMS Championships. Battling for a $4,000 payday in the 30-lap finale, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Triston Dycus, Thomas Tillison, and Colby Smith rounding out the Top 5.

For more results from this event, please visit www.TexasMods.com.

October 23rd, 2016 - Rodney Wins Night Two of USRA Fall Nationals; Podium Finish in Final Night
1Powering the Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders visited Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday for the 17th Annual S&S Fishing & Rental/Barnett Harley-Davidson United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals presented by G3 Fitness and MSD. Drawing 56 cars from the three-day event, Rodney edged his way into the opening night preliminary feature with a 5th place finish in his heat. Starting in 12th, Sanders jumped up five spots landing a 7th place finish.

1Returning on Saturday for another round of preliminary features, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 3rd-starting spot for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead early, Rodney cruised to his 15th victory of the season over Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, Zane DeVilbiss, and Ryan Gaylord.

With his spot already locked into the $12,200-to-win finale, Rodney rolled off on the front-row high side alongside Ryan Gustin on Sunday evening. Losing one position, Rodney Sanders notched a 3rd place finish behind Gustin and Stormy Scott with Ricky Thornton Jr. and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the Top 5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.USRARacing.com.

December 22nd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Finishes Season With Twenty-Five Wins
Attending a total of one hundred and two events during the 2015 season, Rodney Sanders reeled in an impressvie twenty-five wins. With the weather affecting twenty-two of his scheduled dates, Sanders picked up seventy-seven top ten finishes and sixty-five top five finishes in two separate divisions.