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November 11th, 2017 - Sanders Attends Duel in the Desert at LVMS
1Thursday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) for the 20th annual Duel in the Desert. Sending the Top 2 out heats and into the opening round of preliminary features, Rodney came up one spot short with a 3rd place finish.

Returning on Friday, Rodney streaked to a heat race win locking his spot into the final preliminary feature. Reeling in a Top 10 finish in the 25-lap affair, Sanders posted a 9th place spot.

Wrapping up the Duel in the Desert on Saturday, Sanders logged a 17th place outing in the $7,777-to-win main event.

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

November 4th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins Chisholm Trail Showdown Opener
1 Rodney Sanders invaded 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Friday night for the 2nd annual Park City Chisholm Trail Showdown presented by Kansas High Performance Racing Auction. With 45 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand for the two-day event, Sanders jumped up one spot i n his heat race to capture the 8-lap victory. Rolling off 4th for the opening night feature, Rodney overtook Adam Kates on the tenth lap and held off the field in the remaining 20 circuits to capture his 12th win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Dereck Ramirez, Stormy Scott, Lance Town, and Zack VanderBeek completed the Top 5 finishers. (RacinDirt.com photo)

1Returning on Saturday night, Sanders passed five cars in his heat to place 3rd. Earning the 7th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win finale, Rodney fell two positions in the 40-lap affair logging a 9th place finish.

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

October 28th, 2017 - Sanders Wins Modified Portion of Midwest Dirt Track Championship at Thunderbird Speedway
1Pulling double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks, Rodney Sanders headed to Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) on Friday night for the Midwest Dirt Track Championship. In a field of 23 Super Late Models, Sanders followed up the second fastest time overall in qualifying with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 8th for the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Rodney improved five spots to place 3rd behind Jesse Stovall and Billy Moyer Jr. with Kyle Beard and Payton Looney completing the Top 5 finishers. (Todd Boyd photo)

1In the Open Wheel Modified division, Sanders passed six cars in his heat race registering a 3rd place finish. Earning a spot into the Dash, Rodney recorded a 6th place finish positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the feature on Saturday evening. After working his way into a podium spot by lap-5, Sanders overtook Tyler Wolff following a restart on lap 6. Pulling away from the field in the remaining 14 circuits, Rodney Sanders cruised to his 11th win of the season over Chad Wheeler, Tyler Wolff, Joe Duvall, and Camden Perry. Sanders was awarded a $1,200 payday for his dominant performance in the 20-lap A-Main.

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

October 22nd, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Capture Second USRA Fall Nationals Title
1 On Friday night Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Racing Association (USRA) for the 18th annual Rancho Milagro Fall Nationals at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico). With 58 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand for the three-day event, Sanders improved four spots in his heat race landing a 2nd place finish behind Alan Sharpensteen. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the opening night preliminary feature, Rodney jumped up one spot to place 2nd behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Johnny Scott, Terry Phillips, and Zane DeVilbiss rounding out the Top 5.

With the Top 5 finishers from preliminary features on Friday and Saturday locked into the A-Main on Sunday, Sanders sat out Saturday’s program to prepare for Sunday.

1Rolling off 3rd on Sunday, Sanders jumped up one spot early in the 50-lapper and trailed Ricky Thornton Jr. until lap 32. Taking advantage of the late-race restart, Rodney slipped past Thornton in the first turn and held off Thornton in the following corner securing the lead. Holding off the field in the remaining 17 circuits, Rodney Sanders charged to his tenth win of the season and a $20,000 payday. Terry Phillips, Ricky Thornton Jr., Zack VanderBeek, and Johnny Scott completed the Top 5 finishers. (Don Iverson photo)

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

October 13th, 2017 - Sanders Wins USRA Nationals Opener at I-35 Speedway
1Rodney Sanders returned behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified on Thursday at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the opening night of the 4th annual Summit USRA Nationals. In a field of 33 cars, Rodney passed five cars in his heat to place 3rd. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the opening night feature, Sanders streaked to his ninth win of the season over C.A. Nix, Derrick Hicks, Stormy Scott, and Chad Clancy. He was awarded a $500 payday for his win in the 20-lap affair. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1The following night rolling off on the front row of his heat, Sanders captured an 8-lap heat race victory positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney gained four spots in the 20-lapper to place 2nd behind Stormy Scott with Ryan Middaugh, Dennis Elliott, and Jason Cummins rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

Saturday's USRA Nationals finale was cancelled by Mother Nature.

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

October 7th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Crowned Rookie of the Year in MLRA Series
1Consider it mission accomplished for Rodney Sanders. At the beginning of the season the Texas racer set out with the goal of winning the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.

With his weekend performances in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 DriveWFX.com/ Swan Energy/ MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, Sanders officially claimed the honor. (Todd Boyd photo)

“This was my first year to chase a Super Late Model tour, and the goal was to get seat experience and win the rookie title,” Sanders recounts. “We are very happy to have achieved both of these goals. I have an amazing team and some great sponsors behind me. Without their support this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Rodney Sanders rolled into Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the opening leg of the two-night 4th annual Fall Nationals. The Lucas Oil MLRA sanctioned event drew a field of 31 entries to the 3/8-mile oval. A third-place finish in his heat race, sent Sanders to the 40-lap, $3,000-to-win feature. He would go on to notch an 11th-place finish.

On Saturday evening Sanders battled mechanical issues throughout the night, which forced him to utilize a provisional to start the $5,000-to-win feature. Rodney notched an 18th-place finish in the 50-lap finale.

In addition to winning the Sunoco Rookie Title, Sanders also finished second in the overall standings, behind champion Terry Phillips.

For full results as well as the complete final standings, please visitwww.MLRARacing.com.

September 23rd, 2017 - Top 5 Finish in Featherlite Fall Jamboree Opener at Deer Creek
1 Thursday found Rodney Sanders in action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the opening night of the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing a stout field of 98 Open Wheel Modifieds for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend, Rodney passed five cars in his heat scoring a 2nd place finish behind Ryan Gustin. Rolling off on the pole for the $6,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders led the first 14-circuits until surrendering the top spot to Cade Dillard. Hanging on to a Top 5 finish in the remaining 25 laps, Rodney Sanders posted a 4th place finish behind Dillard, Ryan Gustin, and Lucas Schott with Brady Gerdes coming in 5th.

1On Friday night Rodney hopped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned event at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas). Moving up one spot in his heat, Sanders landed a 3rd place finish positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Rodney dropped seven spots to place 14th. (Todd Boyd photo)

1Following the World of Outlaws on Saturday, Sanders headed to Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) for the Bravado Wireless Green County 50. After coming in ninth fastest overall in qualifying, Rodney fell two positions in his heat logging a 5th place finish. Rolling off 15th for the main event, Sanders slipped back to a 22nd place outing in the 50-lap affair.

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

September 16th, 2017 - Sanders Attends Knoxville Nationals
1Rodney Sanders headed to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday for the opening night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Knoxville Nationals. After laying down the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group, Sanders recorded a 6th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $7,000-to-win opening night feature. Sending the Top 6 into the show, Rodney slipped back to a 19th place outing bringing an early end to his night.

The following night for another round of preliminary action, Rodney was leading his heat race until a cloud of smoke was seen flowing from his car. Limping to a 2nd place finish behind Mike Marlar, Sanders was forced to pull out his secondary car for the feature after the crew discovered his primary car blew an engine late in his heat. Rolling off on the pole, Rodney slipped back to a 16th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

1Bringing the 14th annual Knoxville Nationals weekend to a close on Saturday, Rodney finished 20th in total points locking his spot into the $40,000 finale. Starting in 20th, Sanders held his spot for all 100 laps logging a 20th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

September 9th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins Preliminary Night at Modified Nationals
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders traveled to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the 6th annual Dahl Auto Plaza Modified Nationals. With 40 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand, Sanders dropped five spots in his heat race logging a 9th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Rodney secured his spot with a 5th place outing. Rolling off 23rd for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders charged through the field 14 spots reeling in a 9th place finish.

1Returning on Friday starting 6th in his heat, Rodney gained four spots notching a runner-up finish behind R.C. Whitwell. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the feature, Sanders overtook Jason Cummins on the opening lap and held off the field in the remaining 34 circuits to capture his eighth win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Cummins, Lucas Schott, Adam Hensel, and Dustin Sorensen completed the Top 5 finishers.

Wrapping up the Modified Nationals on Saturday, Sanders had already locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win finale from his performances on Thursday and Friday. Posting a Top 5 finish in the 40-lapper, Rodney landed a 5th place finish behind Dustin Sorensen, Jake Timm, R.C. Whitwell, and Lucas Schott.

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

September 2nd, 2017 - Sanders Records Three Runner-Up Finishes With MLRA Series
1 Kicking off the action-packed weekend in the Open Wheel Modified ranks, Rodney Sanders traveled to Kossuth County Speedway (Algona, Iowa) on Wednesday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned program. Leading the night off with a heat race win, Sanders earned the 8th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Dropping out of the Top 10, Rodney slipped back to a 19th place outing after retiring early on lap 30.

1The following night Rodney hopped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned contest at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska). With 22 cars signed in for the Rock N’ Roll 40, Sanders secured his spot into the A-Main with a 10-lap heat victory. Hanging on to a Top 5 finish in the 40-lapper, Rodney scored a 5th place spot behind Chad Simpson, Chase Junghans, Terry Phillips, and Chris Spieker. (Todd Boyd photos)

1On Friday night Rodney was one of 19 Super Late Models signed in at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) for the Clyde Ellis Memorial. After coming in 2nd in his heat behind Logan Martin, Sanders posted a 2nd place finish in the feature behind Martin with Terry Phillips, Randy Timms, and Austin Rettig completing the Top 5 finishers.

1Saturday night brought Sanders Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the Larry Phillips Memorial. Slipping back to a 7th place finish in his heat, Rodney earned the 22nd-starting position for the $5,575-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Rodney Sanders charged through the field 20 spots in the 50-laps to place 2nd behind Randy Timms with Billy Moyer Jr., Terry Phillips, and Austin Siebert rounding out the Top 5.

1Closing out the Labor Day weekend, Sanders stopped at Monett Motor Speedway (Monett, Missouri) on Sunday for the MARS DIRTcar West Series sanctioned 4-State Dirt Track Championship. Earning the 9th-starting position for the feature via preliminary events, Sanders dropped five positions to place 14th.

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

August 27th, 2017 - Sanders Returns to USMTS Victory Lane at Nobles County Speedway
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders was one of 23 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 7th annual USMTS Summer Slam presented by Pace Performance. Improving three positions in his heat, Sanders posted a 3rd place finish earning him the 4th-starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Inheriting the lead on lap 12 after the leader blew a tire, Sanders held off the field in the remaining 28 circuits registering his seventh win of the season over Cade Dillard, Jake O’Neil, Ryan Gustin and Dereck Ramirez. He was awarded a $3,000 payday for his efforts.

1For the eleventh stop of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup, Sanders traveled to Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) on Friday evening for the 7th annual USMTS Rapid Rumbles presented by Casey’s General Stores. Passing three cars in his heat, Rodney recorded a 3rd place finish positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the $5,00-to-win A-Main. After leading the opening five laps, Rodney slipped back late to place 3rd behind Dereck Ramirez and Ryan Gustin with Cade Dillard and Stormy Scott rounding out the Top 5. (Jeff Bylsma photo)

1Following a rainout on Saturday night at Park Jefferson Speedway (North Sioux City, South Dakota), Rodney wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) on Sunday for the 2nd annual Sandy Benson Memorial presented by Riddle’s Jewelry and Jurgens Printing. Moving up one spot in his heat, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Zane DeVilbiss locking him into the 9th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Rodney Sanders gained four positions notching a 5th place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott, Cade Dillard, and Tim Johnson.

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

August 20th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins Grant Junghans Memorial at Lakeside
1Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday night for the seventh round of the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup presented by S&S Fishing & Rental at Pepsi Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri). Moving up two spots in his heat race, Sanders scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Passing one car in the 40-lap affair, Rodney posted a 9th place outing.

1The following night traveling to Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas), Rodney was one of 76 USMTS competitors on hand for the second annual Grant Junghans Memorial. Streaking through the field eight spots in his heat, Sanders landed a 2nd place finish behind Stormy Scott earning him the 7th-starting position for the A-Main. Taking control of the lead by lap-18, Rodney held off Jason Hughes late to capture his sixth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Lucas Schott, Hughes, Stormy Scott, and Travis Saurer rounded out the Top 5 in the 42-lapper. (Ivan Veldhuizen photo)

Rodney rounded out his USMTS weekend with a 20th-place finish at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) on Saturday and a 5th-place finish 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Sunday.

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

August 13th, 2017 - Pair of Top 5 Finish With Corn Belt Clash Series in Iowa
1Monday night found Rodney Sanders return to the Super Late Model ranks for the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series event at Farley Speedway (Farley, Iowa). With 19 Super Late Models on hand for the $10,000 top prize, Sanders timed in seventh fastest in qualifying before placing 3rd in his heat race. Rolling off 8th for the feature, Rodney passed five cars in the 50-lapper posting a 3rd place finish behind Spencer Diercks and Shane Clanton with Chad Simpson and Justin Kay completing the Top 5 finishers.

1The following night Sanders headed to West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, Iowa) competing in a field of 16 Corn Belt Clash entries. After coming in eighth fastest in time trials, Rodney landed a 4th place finish in his heat race positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 5, Rodney Sanders improved six positions notching a 4th place finish behind Chris Simpson, Scott Bloomquist, and Chad Simpson with Spencer Diercks coming in 5th. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1Friday night brought Rodney to Junction Motor Speedway (McCool Junction, Nebraska) for a pair of the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned events. In a field of 21 cars, Rodney secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. After challenging for the lead late in the race, Sanders slipped back to a 5th place finish when the checkered flag flew trailing Tad Pospisil, Terry Philips, Randy Timms, and Corey Zeitner across the finish line. (Todd Boyd photo)

1Returning on Saturday night for the $5,000 top prize, Sanders landed a 4th place finish in his heat race locking him into the King of Hill A-Main. Battling for the top spot late in the A-Main, Rodney made contact with the leader in the closing laps that dropped him back to a 11th place outing.

1On Sunday night Rodney hopped behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned program at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa). Following a 4th place finish in his heat race, Sanders secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Cade Dillard. Rolling off 15th, Rodney Sanders dropped one position to place 16th.

Rodney is currently second in the Lucas Oil MLRA point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.CornBeltClash.com, www.MLRARacing.com, and www.USMTS.com.
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August 5th, 2017 - Sanders Begins Hunt for Casey's Cup at Springfield Raceway
1Kicking off the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Rodney Sanders was one of 45 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) on Thursday night. Passing two cars in his 8-lap heat, Sanders charged to a heat race victory positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney landed a 2nd place finish behind Tyler Wolff with Ryan Gustin, Jake Timm, and Jackie Dalton completing the Top 5 finishers.

On Friday night Sanders visited Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for the $5,000 top prize. Moving up one spot in his heat race, Rodney recoded a 2nd place finish behind R.C. Whitwell earning him the pole position for the feature. Hanging on to a Top 5 finish, Rodney Sanders posted a 4th place spot behind Stormy Scott, Chris Brown, and Jason Hughes with Ryan Gustin coming in 5th.

1After Mother Nature wiped out Saturday’s USMTS event at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri), Rodney traveled to Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas) for the MARS DIRTcar West Series sanctioned event. Laying down the sixth fastest time in a field of 23 Super Late Models, Sanders earned the 6th-starting position for the James House Memorial A-Main. Bringing home a Top 5 finish, Rodney Sanders jumped up two positions in the 40-lapper notching a 4th place finish behind Tony Jackson Jr., Jacob Magee, and Payton Looney with Mason Oberkramer coming in 5th.  

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

July 22nd, 2017 - Runner-up Finish in Modified at Silver Dollar Nationals
1On Tuesday night Rodney Sanders returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) traveling to Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the Bullet Sportswear Shootout which was also sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). In a field of 29 cars, Sanders edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 16th, Rodney slipped up eight positions to place 24th. (CRP photo)

1Friday night brought Rodney to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) pulling double duty for the 7th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. Drawing 43 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries for the two-day event, Rodney improved two spots in his first heat race recording a 4th place finish. Starting in 3rd in his second heat, Sanders jumped up one position to place 2nd behind Lance Town. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win Pole Dash, Rodney reeled in a 7th place finish positioning him 7th on the starting grid for the main event on Saturday night.

1In the Super Late Model division for the event sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Sanders secured his spot into the $53,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday with a 5th place finish in his first heat and 10-lap heat race victory in his second round. Starting in 11th, Rodney dropped eight positions in the 80-lapper registering a 19th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

With $10,000 on the line in the USMTS A-Main, Rodney Sanders charged through the field five spots posting a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Cade Dillard, Zack VanderBeek, and Dereck Ramirez completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

July 15th, 2017 - Sanders Gains 13 Spots in CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil
1Wednesday night brought Rodney Sanders to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) returning with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Improving three spots in his heat race, Rodney posted a 5th place finish positioning him 11th on the starting grid for the feature. With $8,000 on the line, Sanders dropped one spot in the 40-lapper to place 12th.

The following night with 33 Super Late Models signed in at Hibbing Raceway (Hibbing, Minnesota) for the $8,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders fell back to a 6th place finish in his heat race giving him one final shot at the A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3, Rodney fell short with a 8th place outing.

1After taking Friday off to travel, Rodney was one of 37 Super Late Models signed in at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Saturday night for the event co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Taking the Top 4 out of the heats, Rodney logged an 8th place outing transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 3, Sanders was granted a Lucas Oil MLRA provisional in the CMH Diamond Nationals A-Main. Starting in 26th, Rodney Sanders stormed through the field 13 spots reeling in a 13th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

July 8th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins in Modified at Deer Creek Speedway
1Pulling double duty behind the wheel of both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders visited Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Saturday night. With 36 World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series entries on hand for the Bigelow Homes Gopher 50, Rodney followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders fell five spots in the 50-lapper to place 6th.

1During the same night in a field of 41 USRA Modifieds, Sanders led the night off with a heat race win positioning him on the pole for the feature. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Rodney Sanders led wire-to-wire capturing his fifth win of the season over Jason Cummins, Zack VanderBeek, Cory Mahder, and Keith Foss.

For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.DeerCreekSpeedway.com.

July 3rd, 2017 - Sanders Ends Fourth of July Weekend With Hell Tour at Quincy
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders was one of 22 Super Late Models signed in at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for the two-day Buddy’s Home Furnishings Freedom Classic sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the MARS DIRTcar West Series. Following the fastest time overall in qualifying, Sanders slipped back to an 8th place outing in his heat race positioning him 22nd on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 5, Rodney charged through the field 17 spots to place 5th behind Terry Phillips, Jesse Stovall, Joe Godsey, and Payton Looney. (Todd Boyd photo)

1During the same night in the Open Wheel Modified division, Sanders secured his spot into the Bash Before the Cash A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind R.C. Whitwell. With $1,500 on the line, Rodney improved two spots scoring a 4th place finish behind Jason Hughes, R.C. Whitwell, and Terry Phillips with Mickey Lassiter coming in 5th.

1Returning on Saturday for the $5,000 top prize, Rodney secured his spot into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind Terry Phillips. Earning the 4th-starting position for the A-Main, Sanders fell two spots in the 40-lapper registering a 6th place outing.

Back behind the wheel of David Tanner's #25 Open Wheel Modified on Saturday night, Rodney started the night off with a heat race win locking him into the 4th-starting spot for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney reeled in a 2nd place finish behind Tyler Wolff with Terry Phillips, Chad Wheeler, and Mitch Keeter completing the Top 5 finishers.

1On Sunday night Sanders headed to Monett Speedway (Monett, Missouri) for the MARS DIRTcar West Series sanctioned Tony Roper Memorial. Laying down the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Rodney earned the 2nd-starting spot for the feature after officials decided to eliminate heat races with threatening weather in the forecast. After blowing a tire in the opening laps, Sanders battled back from the tail of the field scoring a 9th place finish.

1Monday night saw Sanders stop at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) for the 16th stop of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. After timing in fourth fastest in his group, Rodney recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat race locking him into the 12th-starting spot for the feature. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders slipped back to a 16th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

For more results from these events, please visit www.MLRARacing.com, www.MARSRacingSeries.com, and www.TheHellTour.com.

June 18th, 2017 - Podium Finish in Modified Masters at Cedar Lake
1 Rodney Sanders kicked off a busy week with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Wednesday night for the 2nd annual Chubbs Performance Midweek Madness presented by Victory Door Systems at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota). With 29 cars on hand for the RHRSwag.com USMTS Northern Region presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Sanders lost three spots in his heat race to place 7th, sending him into the B-Main. Running into mechanical issues before the start of the consolation event, Sanders failed to make it out for the 10-lapper after discovering problems with his oil line.

After getting the problems under the hood straightened out, Rodney Sanders headed to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday night for the Prelude to The Modified Masters. Jumping up one spot in his heat race, Sanders cruised to 8-lap heat race win locking him into the 4th-starting position for the USMTS sanctioned feature. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney improved one spot in the 40-lap affair posting a 3rd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek and Terry Phillips with Cade Dillard and Travis Saurer completing the Top 5 finishers.

On Friday night for two rounds of heats, Sanders held his spot in his first 12-lap heat race scoring a runner-up finish behind Kenny Gaddis. Starting in 9th in his second heat, Rodney stormed through the field six positions reeling in a 3rd place finish. Earning a spot into the Sybesma Graphics Pole Dash, Rodney notched a 3rd place outing locking him into the 3rd-starting spot for the $50,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday.

After completing the first 24 laps, Mother Nature moved in on a caution flag sending all cars pitside. With the storm showing no signs of letting up, officials postponed the finals 46 laps to Sunday morning.

Returning on Sunday morning to his 3rd-starting position, Sanders jumped up one spot in the remaining laps registering a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Zack VanderBeek, Jimmy Mars, and Jake Hartung completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

June 10th, 2017 - Sanders Attends Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway
1Bringing the richest weekend of the season in Super Late Model ranks to life, Rodney sanders visited Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday evening for the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Drawing a stout field of 79 UMP DIRTcar entries, Sanders fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 7th place finish. Needing a 4th place spot or better to make the opening night $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Sanders logged a 7th place outing.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, Sanders edged his way into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line, Rodney held his starting spot for all 25-laps recording a 15th place finish.

On Saturday for the final night of the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream, Rodney logged a 8th place finish in his heat race giving him one last shot at the $100,000-to-win finale with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 4 into the show, Sanders dropped back to a 23rd place outing in the 20-lapper bringing an early end to his weekend.

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

June 3rd, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Follows MLRA Swing
1Rodney Sanders returned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) on Thursday night kicking off a three-day stint at Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, Missouri). In a field of 21 cars, Sanders locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Bringing home a Top 5 finish in the A-Main, Rodney scored a 5th place spot behind Chris Simpson, Jesse Stovall, Tony Jackson Jr., and Terry Phillips.

The following night in a field of 25 cars at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Missouri), Rodney scored a 3rd place finish in his heat race positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the feature. Moving up one spot in the 40-lapper, Sanders registered a 8th place outing.

On Saturday night after breaking out his secondary car at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Missouri), Sanders secured his spot into the A-Main with a 7th place finish in his heat. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney dropped back to a 17th place outing.

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

May 28th, 2017 - Sanders Begins Show-Me 100 Weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway
1On Tuesday night Rodney Sanders invaded of I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned program. With 32 cars registered in for the inaugural Go 50, Sanders logged a 6th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main for one last shot at the feature. Transferring the Top 3, Rodney grabbed the 3rd and final transfer spot positioning him 22nd on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders fell two spots in the 50-lapper recording a 24th place outing.

1Two nights later Rodney Sanders was one of 67 Super Late Models signed in at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Thursday for the opening night of the Show-Me 100 weekend. Falling short of a transfer spot in his heat race with a 5th place finish, Sanders transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at the Cowboy Classic A-Main. Sending the Top 2 into the feature event sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA), Sanders notched a 2nd place spot behind Chase Junghans locking him into the 24th-starting position. Passing ten cars in the 45-lap affair, Rodney Sanders reeled in a 14th place finish.

The following night for the Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson, Rodney came up one position short of a transfer spot in his heat race with a 4th place finish. Transferring the Top 2 out of the B-Main and into the final $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Sanders edged his way with a 2nd place finish behind Gregg Satterlee. Starting on the tail, Rodney charged through the field 11 positions to place 13th.

1With severe weather in the area postponing Saturday’s 25th annual Show-Me 100 to Sunday afternoon, Rodney was already locked into the $30,000-to-win finale after finishing 12th in total passing points. Starting in 12th, Rodney Sanders ran into mechanical troubles on lap 56 when he began to slow and head pitside. He was credited with a 22nd place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.MLRARacing.com.

May 19th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Follows USMTS to I-94 Speedway
1Piloting his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders was one of 45 cars signed in at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. Losing one spot in his 8-lap heat race, Rodney logged an 8th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the 3rd annual Summersota Nationals A-Main presented by Barry Construction, Sanders edged his way with the 5th and final transfer spot. Starting in 21st for the $3,000-to-win feature, Rodney fell one position to place 22nd.

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

May 13th, 2017 - Sanders Visits Farley for Modified Super Weekend
1Behind the wheel of Mike Wedelstadt’s #77s Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Farley Speedway (Farley, Iowa) on Friday for the two-day Modified Super Weekend. Following a 3rd and 7th place finish in his two heat races on Friday, Sanders transferred into the B-Main on Saturday for one last shot at the A-Main. Wheeling his way up to a 3rd place finish, Rodney locked his spot into the feature. With $50,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders registered a 30th place finish.

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

May 6th, 2017 - Runner-up Finish in MLRA Action at Independence Motor Speedway
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders was one of 33 Super Late Models signed in at Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned contest. Recording a 4th place finish in his heat race, Sanders rolled off 16th for the opening night $3,000-to-win A-Main. Passing four cars in the 40-lapper, Rodney registered a 12th place outing.  

The following night Sanders headed to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for another chance at a $3,000 payday. Falling one position short of at transfer spot in his heat with a 5th place finish, Rodney went on to capture a 12-lap consolation win locking him into the 17th-starting position for the feature. Passing nine cars, Sanders wheeled his way up to an 8th place outing.

1Wrapping up the MLRA weekend on Saturday, Sanders stopped at Independence Motor speedway (Independence, Iowa). Starting the night off with a heat race win, Rodney locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale. Posting a podium spot, Rodney Sanders notched a runner-up finish behind Billy Moyer with Chris Simpson, Brent Larson, and Jimmy Mars completing the Top 5 finishers. (Jeff Hall photo)

Rodney is currently leading the MLRA point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.MLRARacing.com.

April 21st, 2017 - Sanders Places 5th in Rumble on the River at Lakeside
1Piloting the Lance Town owned #21 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders headed to Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kansas) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned 2nd annual Cage Match. Holding his starting spot in his 12-lap heat, Sanders registered a 2nd place finish behind Derek Ramirez positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the feature. Losing five spot in the 50-lapper, Rodney landed a 10th place outing.

The following night with 26 cars signed in at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for the 6th annual Rumble on the River, Sanders charged to an 8-lap heat race win from the 3rd-starting spot. Rolling off 4th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney dropped one spot to place 5th behind Stormy Scott, Ricky Thornton Jr., R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek.

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

April 15th, 2017 - Sanders Tops Final Night of MLRA Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
1Rodney Sanders visited Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the opening weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Drawing 41 Super Late Models for the two-day Spring Nationals, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win positioning him 4th on the starting rundown for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 25-laps, Rodney posted a 4th place finish behind Will Vaught, Terry Phillips, and Tony Jackson Jr. with Jesse Stovall coming in 5th.

1The following night for the $3,500 top prize, Sanders charged to another heat race early win locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. Battling with Randy Timms for the top spot throughout the 40-lap feature, Rodney came out on top in the final laps scoring his fourth victory of the season with Timms, Jesse Stovall, Will Vaught, and Chase Junghans completing the Top 5 finishers. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

April 8th, 2017 - Pair of Top 10 Finishes for Sanders in Late Model Over IL Swing
1Behind the wheel of the Wichita Tank Racing #20 Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders made the trek to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday for the regular night of racing. Battling for a Top 5 finish in a stout field in the feature, Sanders landed a 4th place spot behind Jason Feger, Bob Gardner, and Ryan Unzicker with Mike Spatola coming in 5th.

1On Saturday Sanders headed to Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois) for the unsanctioned Chuck Hamilton Memorial. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Sanders posted a 7th place outing in the 50-lap affair. (Jeff Hall photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.

March 26th, 2017 - Sanders Invades Humboldt for King of America Nationals
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders returned behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified for the opening night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned King of America VII Modified Nationals. In a stout field of 63 cars, Sanders advanced four spots in his heat posting a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Rodney secured his spot with a 3rd place finish in the 15-lap consolation event. Rolling off 19th, Sanders was an early retiree from the 40-lap feature after failing to gain some ground.

1Running in three rounds of heat races on Friday, Sanders held his starting spot for all 10-laps in his first round logging a 5th place finish. Following a heat race win from pole position in his second round, Sanders went on to improve seven spots in his third heat to position him 4th on the starting grid for the King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main on Saturday. Working his way into the lead by lap 9, Sanders held the top spot for the next 19 laps before surrendering the lead to Ryan Gustin. Looking to work his way back to the front in the remaining 42 circuits, Rodney slipped back to a 7th place finish.

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

March 19th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins in Late Model in Short Track Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway
1Pulling double duty in the inaugural Short Track Shootout, Rodney Sanders traveled to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday night for the three-day event. Blistering down the fastest time overall in qualifying in the Late Model division, Rodney went on to capture a heat race win locking his spot into the A-Main. Wheeling his way to the front, Sanders cruised to his third victory of the season and a $1,000 payday.

1In the United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified division, Sanders improved one spot in his heat to place 3rd. Starting in 15th for the feature, Rodney advanced through the field to a solid 5th place finish.

On Saturday night starting on the pole of his Super Late Model heat race, Rodney secured his spot into the feature with another dominate heat race win. Rolling off on the pole, Sanders went on to lead every lap en route to the victory but was eventually disqualified from the race after he failed to report to post-race inspection immediately after the feature.

Coming from the 5th-starting position in his Modified heat, Sanders stormed to a heat race victory that ended up being a photo finish. Bringing home a podium spot, Rodney recorded a 3rd place finish behind Johnny Scott and Jake Gallardo with Stormy Scott and Bumper Jones completing the Top 5 finishers.

Wrapping up the Short Track Shootout on Sunday, Sanders improved six spots in his Modified heat to place 2nd. Reeling in another Top 5 finish in the feature, Rodney landed a 4th place spot.

In the Late Model division, Sanders was running in the Top 5 in the feature the whole race but was forced to pull off due to mechanical issues.

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

March 11th, 2017 - Sanders Wins in Final Night of Sooner Showdown at Southern OK Speedway
1 Back with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday evening, Rodney Sanders was one of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars. Scoring a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Sanders earned the 3rd-starting position for the opening night feature. Holding his position on a track that saw very limited passing, Rodney notched a 3rd place finish behind Thornton Jr. and Ryan Gustin with Johnny Scott and Chris Brown rounding out the Top 5.

On Friday coming from the 7th-starting position in his heat race, Sanders scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney was running in 2nd until suffering at flat tire on lap 29. Rejoining the field from the tail after swapping out his tire, Sanders battled back to an 18th place finish on a one-lane track.

1For the final night of the Sooner Showdown on Saturday, Sanders passed four cars in his heat race to place 2nd behind R.C. Whitwell. Rolling off on the pole after the redraw, Rodney took control of the lead on the very first lap and never looked back. Leading all 50 circuits, Rodney Sanders picked up his second victory of the season and a $4,000 payday topping Dereck Ramirez, Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Hughes at the finish line. (Debbie Hix photo)

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


March 4th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins Opening Night of Toliet Bowl Classic at Clarksville
1Hopping behind the wheel of his Deatherage Opticians #20 Super Late Model on Friday night, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) for the two-day Toliet Bowl Classic. With 40 entries signed in for the MARS DIRTcar series season-opener, Sanders earned the pole position for the A-Main after capturing a heat race win. Jumping into the lead on the drop off the green flag, Sanders wheeled his way through lap traffic late in the race to pick up his first victory of the season and a $3,000 payday. Terry English, Tony Jackson Jr., Kent Robinson, and Cody Mahoney completed the Top 5 finishers in the 30-lap affair. (Josh James Artwork)

1On Saturday night Rodney locked his spot into the $5,000-to-win finale with another heat race win. Bringing home another podium finish, Sanders wheeled his way to a 2nd place spot behind Dennis Erb Jr. with Scott Crigler, Gordy Gundaker, and Tony Jackson Jr. completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

February 25th, 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)

1With persistent rain in the area cancelling both Wednesday and Thursday night’s events, Rodney was one 48 Super Late Models signed in on Friday for the final two World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shows. Taking the Top 3 out of the heats, Rodney scored a 4th place finish putting him on the pole of his B-Main. Cruising to a 10-lap consolation win, Sanders earned the 19th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Passing seven cars in the fog-shortened A-Main, Rodney Sanders reeled in 12th place finish in the 23-lapper.

Closing out the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Sanders came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Needing to place in the Top 3 in his B-Main to make the show, Rodney got turned around on the very first lap sending him to the tail. Deciding to call it a night, Sanders withdrew early from the 10-lap consolation event.

For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarUMP.com and www.WoOLMS.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.