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June 27th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Wins at Lawton Speedway
With his eyes on seven straight wins in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders visited to Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Elm Mott, Texas) for another round of action. In a field of 32 Open Wheel Modifieds, Rodney had to rely on his B-Main performance after placing 5th in his heat. Following a B-Main victory, Rodney Sanders charged from his 13th place starting position to capture his seventh straight Casey’s General Stores A-Main victory. Sanders scored another $3,000 payday with Steve Whiteaker Jr., Cade Dillard, Clyde Dunn Jr., and Grant Junghans completing the top five finishers. This win gives Rodney Sanders his 15th victory on the 2015 season.  

On Wednesday night Rodney Sanders traveled with the USMTS Series to Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas). With 41 cars on hand for the $3,000 payday, Rodney’s winning streak came to end after failing record a transfer spot from his heat race. Edging his way into the feature event with 6th place spot in his B-Main, Sanders went on to receive the hard charger award for advancing from his 24th starting spot to retire a 7th place exit.

The following night brought Rodney to East Texas Speedway (Petty, Texas) for another night in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). With a smaller field of 33 entries, Sanders scored a spot into the feature event with a 2nd place outing in his heat. Starting in 9th, Rodney went on to record a 2nd place finish behind Philip Houston with Bobby Malchus, Dereck Ramirez and Johnny Scott coming in the top five.

Continuing on the USMTS schedule, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Friday night. With 41 cars signed in for the night’s program, Sanders had to rely on his B-Main showing after logging a 8th spot in his heat. Starting in 12th, Sanders charged through the field to capture the 14-lap victory. With a 14th place starting spot for the Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Rodney Sanders wheeled his way through the field to notch a 3rd place finish behind Triston Dycus and Jason Hughes, with Clyde Dunn Jr., and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the top five competitors.

On Saturday night Sanders wrapped up the busy week at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Oklahoma) for another round of USMTS action. In a smaller field of 31 Open Wheel Modifieds, Rodney earned his way into the 40-lap feature with a 2nd place outing in his heat. Starting in 6th place, Rodney Sanders captured his 16th win of the 2015 season. Competing in the Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Rodney scored a $3,000 payday with Dereck Ramirez, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Jesse Sobbing, and Cade Dillard completing the top five finishers.

Rodney is currently leading the USMTS Standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

June 20th, 2015 - Sanders Keeps Streak Alive at Route 66 Motor Speedway
To continue on the United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) schedule Rodney Sanders made the trip to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) to pilot his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified. Coming off three state wins in the USMTS, Rodney continued his streak to advance three spots in his heat to record a heat win. With a total field of 58 Open Wheel Modifieds, Rodney Sanders never looked back from his pole position starting spot to record his fourth straight feature win. Sanders picked up another $3,000 payday ousting Johnny Scott, Ryan Gustin, Grant Junghans and Brian Franz in the 40-lap A-Main. This win gives Rodney his 10th win on the season in his Open Wheel Modified.

On Friday night Rodney continued on the USMTS tour by making the trek to Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas). With another packed house of 36 Open Wheel Modifieds, Sanders landed the #20 Kimrad Transport Modified in victory lane for the fifth straight night. Charging from 7th to 2nd in his heat, Rodney went on to lead every lap of the 40-lap Casey’s General Store A-Main. Sanders cruised to his 11th victory of the season with Jesse Sobbing, Dereck Ramirez, Triston Dycus and Johnny Scott completing the top five.

Rodney Sanders visited Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) in hopes of keeping his United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) streak afloat with six wins. With a car count of 45 Open Wheel Modifieds, Sanders went on to lead every lap of his heat and 40-lap feature to register his 6th straight win of the season. Recording yet another $3,000 payday, Rodney won his 12th Modified feature of the season with Dereck Ramirez, Steve Whiteaker Jr. Stormy Scott and Casey Arneson rounding out the top five. He now has a total of 14 wins this year.

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


June 14th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Snags a Three Win Weekend
Rodney Sanders resumed racing action on Wednesday night at KRA Speedway (Wilmar, Minnesota) for a United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event. With a packed house of 38 Modified’s, Sanders earned his way into the Casey’s General Stores A-Main with a 3rd place spot in his heat. After starting in 11th, Rodney fell back in the feature to record a 23rd place finish.

The following night proved to have better results for Rodney as he continued on the USMTS Tour. With an even larger crowd of 41 entries, Sanders made the trip to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) in hopes to capture the $4,000 payday. Following a 2nd place exit in his heat, Rodney Sanders advanced five positions in the 35-lap feature to record a 2nd spot behind race winner Brady Gerdes with Jesse Sobbing, Craig Thatcher and Zack Johnson rounding out the top five competitors.

On Friday night Rodney continued the busy weekend by making the trip to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for a two day event. Continuing on in the USMTS event, Sanders made the decision to run his Super Late Model as well at Cedar Lake. Out of field of 24 competitors, Rodney Sanders captured his 7th Modified feature win of the 2015 season with Joey Jensen, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard and Cory Crapser rounding out the top five. The same night in his Late Model, Rodney advanced seven spots from 13th to 6th in the 40-lap UMP Summernationals feature.

Saturday nights seemed to have very similar results for Sanders as he competed in both divisions once again. Rodney piloted his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified into victory lane to complete the weekend sweep and record 8th Modified feature win of the season. With another mid-pack starting spot in his Late Model for the UMP A-Main, Sanders gained eight positons to log another 6th place finish.

To complete the busy but successful weekend, Rodney Sanders traveled to Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) for another USMTS race. With 22 Modifieds on hand for the 13th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout, Sanders scored a 2nd place spot in his heat paving his way to the feature. Starting in 5th place, Rodney went on to capture his third USMTS Modified feature in a row. Winning the Casey’s General Stores A-Main, Rodney Sanders ousted Dan Ebert, Jesse Glenz, Jesse Sobbing and Brent Larson to acquire a $3,000 payday.

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

May 30th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Tries at Lucas Oil MLRA Action
On Friday night Rodney Sanders changed things up a bit and hopped in the Late Model for a weekend of Lucas Oil Midwest Racing Association (MLRA) racing action. Following a busy weekend last weekend in his Modified, Rodney made the trip to Park Jefferson International Speedway (Park Jefferson, South Dakota) for a separate two day show. On night 1 Rodney logged a 3rd place finish in his heat setting him up for a 5th place finish in 25-lap A-Main. The following night seemed to have very similar results as Rodney made the 40-lap feature with a 2nd place finish in his B-Main. When the checkered flag flew in the Carolina Clash feature Rodney registered his second 5th place finish of the weekend behind Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Kyle Berck and Jason Utter.

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

May 23rd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Records Win at Chateau Raceway
The next stop on the schedule for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) was a race at Crawford County Speedway (Denison, Iowa). Rodney Sanders had plans to keep his successful month of May going with another W. Things started out on the right path for Rodney as he worked up way up from 3rd to win his 8 lap heat. Starting in 5th position in the Casey’s General Store A-Main, Rodney managed to climb 3 positions in the 45-lap feature to record a solid 2nd place finish.

Following Thursday night's show at Crawford County Speedway, the next event on the schedule for Rodney Sanders was another USMTS Series race at Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota). Friday’s night event brought in 38 entries looking to capture the Casey’s General Stores $3,000 paycheck. In his heat race, Rodney captured a 1st place finish from 5th setting him up for a 6th place starting spot in the A-Main. The rest of the night was history as Rodney continued his memorable 2015 season with a victory and his second W in the month of May.

After the big win at Chateau Raceway, Rodney Sanders followed the USMTS Series to it's next stop at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota). Via a 4th place finish in his heat, Rodney went on to win his B-Main setting him up for the feature. From 13th place, Rodney was able to work his way through the field to achieve a 3rd place finish in 40-lap A-Main.

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

May 16th, 2015 - Sanders Flies to USMTS Win Friday at I-94 Speedway
After having Thursday’s night show at Rice Lake Speedway called off due to rain, Rodney Sanders came out firing Friday night at I-94 Speedway Fergus Falls to record a win and a $3,000 check.

On Friday night at I-94 Speedway starting in eighth position Rodney managed to work his way up to 4th in his heat race. With the 4th place finish qualifying him for a spot in the B-main, Rodney went on to capture the 15 lap B-main victory giving him a chance at the USMTS Casey’s Cup in the A-main. While starting 13th in the feature, Rodney Sanders showed no restraints and managed to win the 35 lap USMTS Casey’s Cup from 13th.

Saturday the action moved on to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie Minnesota. Rodney managed to pull off a 3rd place in his heat gaining him a spot in the USMTS Casey’s Cup A-main. After starting 11th in feature Rodney worked his way up the field to obtain a solid 3rd place finish making that two top 3 finishes this weekend and his seventh win of the 2015 season.

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


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May 2nd, 2015 - Pair of Podiums Collected by Rodney Sanders
3Mother Nature finally allowed Rodney Sanders to return to action with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend with a pair of $3,000-to-win events in the state of Missouri.

Friday night action found thirty-five competitors registered for action at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas). A 4th to 1st run in his heat race sent Sanders to the feature redraw, where he was the recipient of the 7th starting spot for the 30 lap finale. During the course of the event Rodney would claw his way to a second place finish behind race winner, Terry Phillips.

Saturday evening found the Swan Energy #20 pitted at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Missouri). With thirty-seven entries in action Rodney fell short of qualifying for the feature via his heat race. He was forced to run a b-main, which he won to lock into the 13th starting spot for the 30 lap feature. During the course of the main event he marched forward ten spots to register a 3rd place finish behind race winner, Jesse Sobbing, and Terry Phillips. He received the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award for his efforts.

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


April 18th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Enters Super Late Model Events in Iowa
Rodney Sanders entered a pair of Super Late Model events in Iowa over the weekend. The doubleheader was co-sanctioned by the MARS DIRTcar Series and the Corn Belt Clash (CBC) Super Late Models.

Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) was the destination on Friday night as Rodney went into battle again a strong field of thirty-six entries. He charged to a convincing heat race victory to lock into the sixth starting spot for the $4,000-to-win main event. Sanders battled amongst the top ten for much of the event before settling to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Action shifted to 34 Raceway (Davenport, Iowa) on Saturday evening as thirty-eight Super Late Models were on hand to chase the $10,555 top prize. Rodney started and finished third in his heat race, which positioned him starting fifteenth on the feature grid. During the course of the finale, Sanders slipped backwards to a 20th place finish.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.MARSRacingSeries.com.


April 11th, 2015 - Top Five Finish for Sanders in USMTS Action at Longdale
Rodney Sanders returned to action with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend. After rain washed out events at Superbowl and RPM Speedway's, a doubleheader was added at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma).

Twenty Open Wheel Modifieds registered for the event, and a third place finish in his heat race would earn Rodney the ninth starting spot on the grid for the 30-lap main event. During the course of the feature, Sanders drove past four other competitors en route to a solid fifth place finish behind race winner, Johnny Scott, Grant Junghans, Dereck Ramirez, and Jesse Sobbing.

Saturday night's program at Longdale Speedway was also nixed by rain.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


April 3rd, 2015 - Sanders Advances to Top Five Finish at Red River Speedway
After a busy month of March with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders kicked off the month of April with a weekly USRA Open Wheel Modified event at Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas).

Sanders locked into the seventh starting position for the $800-to-win main event via preliminary action. He advanced a few spot early on before passing became difficult and he settled into a fourth place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the event are available at www.RRSpeedway.com.


March 28th, 2015 - Sanders Enters King of America V Modified Nationals
Rodney Sanders traveled to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) over the weekend for the King of America V Modified Nationals, which posted a $10,000 top prize in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event.

Eighty-two of the top competitors in the nation converged on the 3/8-mile oval, which included double heat races on Thursday and Friday evening as drivers accumulated points toward Saturday night's finale.

On Thursday evening Sanders advanced from seventh to finish fifth in the first heat race. A steady rain moved in before the second round of heat race action was complete, forcing official to postpone the balance of the program to Friday night.

When action resumed on Friday, Rodney would only manage a seventh place finish in his make-up heat race. However, Sanders later recovered to score wins in the final two round of heat race action, ending his night thirteenth in the final points tally.

Rodney's preliminary efforts positioned him starting on the pole of the b-main on Saturday night. He went on to win the b-main, which earned him the thirteenth starting spot on the grid for the 100-lap finale.

Sanders methodically his way to the front of the pack, passing Brandon Davis and Austin Arneson in back-to-back laps to take control of the third spot on lap 45. Sanders rode in third until the race's final caution waved with nineteen laps to go. On the restart, Sanders darted to the outside of Dereck Ramirez and shut the door as they exited turn-two.

Sanders closed the gap on race leader, Jason Hughes as the duo worked lapped traffic. Rodney looked underneath Hughes and nearly pulled alongside as they crossed the flagstand with two laps to go. However, Hughes pulled away in the next corner and went on to claim the victory while Sanders settled for runner for runner-up honors. Ramirez, Davis, and Jeremy Payne rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


March 22nd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Returns to USMTS Competition
Rodney Sanders resumed competition with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend. What was set to be a tripleheader was cut to a pair of events after rain nixed Thursday night's program at Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas).

Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) was the destination on Saturday evening. A stout field of fifty-four entries converged on the oval for the $3,000-to-win, USMTS event. A fifth to third run in heat race action left Rodney just short of locking into the main event, forcing him to run a b-main. He went on to win his b-main to earn the thirteenth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 30-lap finale, Sanders advanced to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday night found the team pitted at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for another $3,000-to-win race. Forty-two Open Wheel Modified warriors registered for battle, and Sanders finished third in his heat race after starting sixth, locking him into the ninth starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Rodney battled amongst the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in eighth.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


March 13th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Visits Victory Lane at Red River Speedway
Rodney Sanders was set to enter another tripleheader with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend. Unfortunately, heavy rain leading up to the events forced the entire weekend to be postponed.

As a result, the team traveled to Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) for a weekly racing series program at the 1/4-mile oval. Fourteen Open Wheel Modifieds registered for the event, as Sanders drew the fifth starting position for his heat race. He charged to a convincing heat race victory, earning him the second starting spot on the feature grid. In the main event, Rodney went on to claim his sixth victory of the season aboard his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs entry.

Full results can be found at www.RRSpeedway.com.


March 8th, 2015 - Sanders Claims USMTS Winter Meltdown Opener at SNMS
Rodney Sanders took his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified into battle at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

The defending USMTS National Champion found the reconfigured surface to his liking Friday night, and drove away from the field to capture the opening round of the 21st Annual Winter Meltdown.

A stout field of forty-five Open Wheel Modifieds converged on the oval, all chasing the $2,000 top prize. Sanders charged forward from ninth to finish third in his heat race, sending him to the redraw where he received the second starting spot alongside Casey Arneson on the front-row for the 30-lap feature.

Arneson led lap-one before Sanders assumed the point, and drove out to a commanding lead over the rest of the field. Sanders was motoring through the final turns on his way to the checkered flag when the caution came out, erasing a huge advantage for the Happy, Texas, ace and setting up a green-white-checkered finish.

Sanders got a smooth restart, fended off an attempt peek underneath in the first corner, and then sailed away to his fifth victory of the season. Dillard finished 0.813 seconds behind in second, followed by Terry Phillips, Dereck Ramirez, and Jason Hughes.

Saturday night's program boosted a $3,000 top prize, which drew fifty entries. Heavy and rough track conditions greeted competitors, and after being involved in a melee in his heat race Sanders failed to qualify for the 40-lap main event, sending him to a b-main. Unfortunately, Rodney was unable to reach a transfer position in the b-main, ending his night early.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday afternoon with a $4,000-to-win race. Forty-five entries registered for battle, and mechanical issues during his heat race put Sanders behind the 8-ball for much of the night. He failed to reach a transfer position into the 50-lap finale however, a track provisional would earn him the 27th starting spot on the grid. Rodney retired early to a disappointing 26th place finish in the final rundown.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


February 28th, 2015 - Sanders To USMTS Victory Lane at El Paso
With the weekend's biggest prize on the line Saturday night at El Paso Speedway Park (El Paso, Texas), Rodney Sanders found himself in Victory Lane with a $4,000 paycheck at the 2nd Annual Icebreaker. (Donald Iverson Photo)

Twenty-eight Open Wheel Modified warriors registered for the event, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). In preliminary action, Sanders raced to a second place finish in his heat race to lock into the redraw for the 50-lap finale.

Sanders drew the eighth starting spot for the main event, and quickly advanced four positions to the fourth spot at the drop of the green flag. On lap 24, Sanders snuck by Terry Phillips for third and then Dereck Ramirez four laps later to move into second.

Rodney caught race-long pacesetter, Austin Arneson on lap 30 and then scooted past on the inside as they crossed the line to complete the 32nd lap. Sanders never got far from Arneson, but never relinquished the lead again as he roared to his first USMTS victory of the season.

“The track was real good tonight,” Sanders added. “It was slick and smooth and it was a real good night for us. It feels good to get a win here.”

Arneson settled into the runner-up spot while Zack Vanderbeek, Jake Gallardo, and Ramirez completed the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


February 27th, 2015 - Sanders Competes with USMTS at El Paso Speedway Park
Rodney Sanders returned to the Open Wheel Modified ranks over the weekend, competing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) in the 2nd Annual Icebreaker at El Paso Speedway Park (El Paso, Texas).

Thirty Open Wheel Modifieds were on hand Thursday night for the $2,000-to-win opener. Sanders fell to a sixth place after starting fourth, leaving him just short of a transfer position and sending him to a b-main. He went on to finish second in the b-main to lock into the eighteenth starting spot on the feature grid. Rodney was up to twelfth in the running order before mechanical issues brought his night to an early end, resulting in a disappointing 21st place finish.

Friday night's $3,000-to-win program saw twenty-eight entries returning for battle. A heat race victory sent Rodney to the redraw for the 40-lap finale where he was the recipient of the second starting spot, alongside side Fito Gallardo on the front row. Sanders gained control when the green flag waved, stretching out to a six-car-length lead in the first five laps. But Gallardo reeled in Sanders and pulled alongside as they completed lap 12.

Dereck Ramirez joined the war the next time around and a three-car battle ensued for the next seven laps. With two lapped cars in their path, the trio split the back-markers and nearly went five-wide before Sanders settled back into the top spot with Ramirez and Gallardo hot on his heels.

Racing down the back-stretch on lap 15, Sanders slipped too high over the embankment which allowed Ramirez to rocket past on the inside. Sanders remained at bay until the races only caution waved on lap nineteen. On the restart, the lead group resumed their battle but seventeenth starting, Austin Arneson was on the move.

Arneson got around Sanders with six laps to go, passed Gallardo with three to go before taking the lead from Ramirez at the flagstand with just two circuits remaining. Sanders ultimately crossed the finish line in third behind Arenson and Ramirez, while Gallardo and Jesse Sobbing rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com.


February 19th, 2015 - Sanders Speedweeks Campaign Ends Early
A nightmare 2015 Georgia/Florida Speedweeks for Rodney Sanders likely came to an end on Thursday night after rolling his machine while battling for position in a b-main.

Forty-nine entries converged on Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Thursday as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Models Series headlined a $10,000-to-win program. After failing to reach a transfer position in heat race action, Sanders found himself pinned deep in the first b-main. While battling for position through turns one and two he bounced off the side of another competitor and slid up the track. From there, Sanders slapped the outside guardrail and then his car dug into the track, flipping once before coming to rest. Sanders climbed from the car without injury however, his machine ended up towed off the 1/2-mile oval dangling between two wreckers.

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


February 18th, 2015 - DIRTcar Nationals Kicks Off at Volusia Speedway Park
The 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, featuring six consecutive nights of racing, kicked off on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida).

Forty-three UMP Super Late Models entered the $7,000-to-win event, and via time trials Rodney locked into the fourth starting spot for his heat race. He went on to finish third, which earned him the ninth position on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature. During the course of the main event, Sanders moved forward to a fourth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Shane Clanton, Darrell Lanigan and Tim McCreadie. Casey Roberts completed the top five finishers.

Following Tuesday night's rainout, Sanders resumed competition with a $10,000-to-win program at the DIRTcar Nationals on Wednesday. Forty-eight entries converged on the 1/2 mile, and Rodney started his outing by posting the fourth fastest lap in his group during time trials. Unfortunately, a terminal failure prior to the start of heat race action forced Sanders to scratch from the balance of the program.

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


February 15th, 2015 - Sanders Enters Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Ocala
Action shifted to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) on Friday night for the opening round of the Bubba Army Winternationals.

Twenty-eight UMP Super Late Models registered for the $5,000-to-win program, and Rodney secured the final transfer spot into the feature with a sixth place finish in his heat race. Sanders advanced a few spot early in the 30-lap finale before ultimately retiring to a 22nd place finish in the final rundown.

Saturday night's program at Bubba Raceway Park boosted a $10,000 top prize, and was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series. Sanders struggles in time trials which pinned him deep in a heat race where he failed to reach a transfer position, sending him to a b-main. Rodney charged to a second place finish in the b-main to lock into the 20th starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 50-lap feature, Sanders advanced eight positions to a twelfth place finish.

Sunday evening's $10,000-to-win finale drew a strong field of thirty-one competitors to the oval, and struggles early on would once again put Sanders in a b-main. Just like the previous night, Sanders raced to a second place finish in the b-main, positioning him starting 20th on the feature grid. Rodney would ultimately retire early from the 50-lap finale to a disappointing 22nd place finish.

Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.


February 8th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Competes at North Florida
Rodney Sanders visited North Florida Speedway (Lake City, Florida) on Sunday evening for a $5,000-to-win Super Late Model program.

A modest sixteen entries were on hand for the event, and Rodney started his outing by posting the second fastest lap in time trials to lock into the pole position for his heat race. He went on to finish second in the heat, earning him the fourth starting spot on the feature grid. However, Sanders retired just three laps into the 30 lap finale with mechanical issues. He was credited with a sixteenth place finish in the final rundown.

Complete results from the program are available at www.NorthFloridaSpeedway.com.


February 7th, 2015 - Sanders Enters Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway
Rodney Sanders returned to the Super Late Model ranks on Thursday evening at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) during the opening round of the 5th Annual Winter Freeze.

The unsanctioned, $5,000-to-win program saw a field of thirty-four entries register for battle. Sanders fell short of locking into the main event via time trials, sending him to a b-main. He went on to a fifth place finish in his b-main to lock into the nineteenth starting spot for the finale. Rodney battled for position early on before retiring to a 24th place finish. Complete results from the event can be found at www.ScrevenMotorsports.com.

Round #2 of the Winter Freeze boosted a $10,000 prize for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series season opener at the 3/8 mile oval. Thirty-two Super Late Models returned for battle, and Rodney started his outing by posting the third fast lap in Group A of time trials. He later raced to a second place finish which sent him the redraw for the 50 lap finale where he received the eighth starting spot. Sanders was running sixth on lap four when he was sucked into the cushion and flipped. He walked away from the incident unharmed but was forced to retire to another disappointing 24th place finish.

After a nightmare outing the previous night, Sanders hoped to improve on his performance in Saturday night's $10,000-to-win finale. Unfortunately, the struggles would only continue for Rodney as he failed to reach a transfer position through the heat race and had to run a b-main. He managed a third place finish in his b-main which locked him into the 22nd starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Sanders retired early from the main event and was credited with a 24th place finish in the final rundown.

Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.


February 2nd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Set to Tackle Georgia-Florida Speedweeks
Rodney Sanders joined Ben Shelton for a DirtonDirt.com VideoCast to preview the upcoming Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. You can view the FREE VideoCast with the Rocket, Rodney Sanders by visiting http://www.dirtondirt.com/video.php?watch=6498.

Sanders is set to open his 2015 Speedweeks tour with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia), February 5th-7th. The following week will take the team to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) for another trio of event before wrapping up with six straight nights of racing action at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida).

Stay logged onto www.RodneySandersRacing.net throughout the 2015 Speedweeks campain for the latest results and all the headlines concerning Rodney Sanders Racing.


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 and 1/64 scale die casts has arrived! Quantities are limited, 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.