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September 22nd, 2016 - Sanders Finishes 3rd in Hunt for Casey's Cup
1For the opening night of the 18th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree and the final round of The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Rodney Sanders traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday. Placing 5th in his heat from the 8th-starting spot, Sanders transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the main event. Sending the Top 4, Rodney captured a B-Main win earning him the 17th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top 10, Rodney Sanders charged twelve positions in the 42-lapper posting a 7th place finish. Rodney also finished in 3rd in The Hunt for the Casey’s Cup with his performance on Thursday night.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.
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September 17th, 2016 - Rodney Makes All Three Features at Knoxville Raceway
1Behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders headed to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday for the 13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. In a field of 69 cars, Sanders landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens in his heat earning him the 15th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main. With $7,000 on the line, Rodney fell back to a 22nd place outing in the 25-lapper.

On Friday from the 7th-starting position in his heat, Rodney edged his way into the second night of features with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 4th for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders posted a 6th place finish in the 25-lap affair.

1Sitting in 12th in points after two nights of preliminary action, Sanders earned the 12th-starting position for the $40,000-to-win main event on Saturday night.  Battling in the Top 10 for the majority of the main event, Sanders slipped back to a 16th place outing after running out of fuel on lap 84. (Heath Lawson Photo)

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

September 10th, 2016 - Sanders Lands Podium Finish in Modified Nationals at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
1Running in the three-day United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified Nationals, Rodney Sanders visited Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Thursday night. Coming from the 11th-starting position in his heat, Sanders gained eight spots posting a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 3rd for the opening night A-Main, Sanders jumped one position notching a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Jesse Sobbing, Stormy Scott, and Cade Dillard rounding out the Top 5.

1With his spot already punched into the main event on Saturday evening, Sanders was able to sit out the rescheduled portion on Saturday morning. Starting in 3rd for the $40,000-to-win finale, Rodney held his spot scoring a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Scott Bloomquist with Cade Dillard and R.C. Whitwell completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

September 4th, 2016 - Rodney Keeps Hunt Title Hopes Alive With Back-to-Back Wins
1Following the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Rodney Sanders was one of 25 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 9th Annual KEVKO Summer Spectacular presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Bill & Sandy Johnson. After a 7th place outing in his heat, Sanders charged to a consolation win giving him the 15th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win feature. Moving up seven spots, Rodney landed an 8th place finish in the 32-lap opening night A-Main.

The following night brought Sanders and 41 USMTS Modifieds to Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining two positions in his heat, Rodney started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 7th-starting position for the feature. Working his way into the Top 5, Rodney improved three spots registering a 4th place finish behind Zach VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, and Cade Dillard with Brandon Davis coming in 5th.

1On Saturday night Rodney headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual. Starting 6th in his heat, Sanders stormed to heat race win transferring him into the feature with the 7th-statrting spot. Passing six more cars in the 42-lap A-Main, Rodney Sanders captured his third win during the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup and 12th overall on the season. Cade Dillard, Lucas Schott, Craig Thatcher, and Jesse Sobbing rounded out the Top 5 finishers. (Buck Monson Photo)

1Wrapping up the busy Labor Day Weekend, Sanders invaded at Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for the second to last stop on the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. Drawing 31 Modifieds for the 13th Annual Cresco Bowl, Sanders locked his spot in the feature with another heat race victory. Coming from the 6th-starting position, Rodney Sanders charged to his second consecutive A-Main victory and another $3,000 payday. Keeping his hopes alive for the title, Cade Dillard, Jason Hughes, Zack VanderBeek and Jesse Sobbing trailed Rodney across the finish line in the 42-lap affair. (Tyler Rinken Photo)

Rodney is currently third in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 27th, 2016 - Sanders Wins at Park Jefferson Speedway
1Returning on The Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing and Rental, Rodney Sanders visited Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Thursday night for the ninth stop of the tour. In a field of 26 cars, Rodney logged a 7th place outing in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Holding his 5th-starting position for all 10-laps, Sanders rolled off 19th for the main event. Breaking into the Top 5, Rodney Sanders charged 14 spots in the 32-lap A-Main registering a 5th place finish behind Cade Dillard, Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

On Friday night the USMTS followers made the trip to Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining two spots in his heat, Rodney recorded a 3rd place finish earning him the pole-position for the main event. Hanging on to a podium spot, Sanders landed a 3rd place finish behind Cade Dillard and Ricky Thornton Jr. with Jesse Sobbing and Stormy Scott trailing them across the finish line.

1Park Jefferson Speedway (Jefferson, South Dakota) was the next stop for The Hunt for the Casey's Cup on Saturday. Drawing 31 Open Wheel Modifieds, Sanders placed 3rd in his heat giving him the 12th-starting spot for the feature. Storming to his 11th win of the season, Rodney Sanders reeled in the leader by lap 29 to pick up his second win during The Hunt for the Casey's Cup. Pocketing a $3,000 payday, Jesse Sobbing, Jason Hughes, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Stormy Scott completed the Top 5 in the 37-lapper. (NWIowaPics.com)

Closing out the four-day swing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney traveled to Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) for the 12th stop of The Hunt for the Casey’s Cup. Passing two cars in his heat, Sanders posted a 4th place finish but transferred into the B-Main. Landing a runner-up finish in the B-Main behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Rodney earned the 16th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Advancing through the field ten positons in the 52-lap feature, Rodney Sanders posted a 6th place finish.

Rodney is currently third in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 21st, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Records a Trio of Top 10 Finishes in Hunt for Casey's Cup
1Continuing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders headed to Adams County Speedway (Corning, Iowa) on Thursday night for the sixth round of The Hunt for the Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing and Rental. Coming from the 9th position in his heat, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard earning him the 4th-starting spot for the feature. Holding his position for all 32 laps, Rodney posted a 4th place finish behind Cade Dillard, Zack VanderBeek, and Jesse Sobbing with Jason Hughes coming in 5th.

Returning to action on Saturday after the Grant Junghans Memorial got postponed on Friday night, Sanders visited at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. In a stout field of 64 cars, Rodney captured a heat race victory putting him 6th on the starting grid for the feature. Hanging on to his starting spot for the entire distance of the main event, Rodney Sanders notched a 6th place finish.

Making the final stop of the weekend, Rodney Sanders was one of 42 USMTS Modifieds signed in at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) on Sunday night. After recording a 3rd place finish in his heat, Rodney charged to a consolation victory giving him the 13th-starting spot for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Sanders gained seven positions in the 32-lapper recording a 6th place outing.

Rodney is currently fourth in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 13th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Pilot Jimmy Mars Back-up Car at Deer Creek
1 After back-to-back rainouts in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders hopped behind the wheel Jimmy Mars secondary car for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) event at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night. In a field of 21 Super Late Models, Rodney placed 4th in his heat giving him the 9th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Moving up three spots in the 40-lapper, Sanders posted a 6th place finish.

1With the weather finally cooperating, Rodney headed to Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) on Saturday night for round number four of The Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental. Storming to a heat race with from the 3rd position, Rodney earned the 5th-starting spot for the feature. Gaining one position in the 42-lap feature, Sanders posted a 4th place finish behind Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, and Johnny Scott with Cade Dillard coming in 5th.

On Sunday Rodney stopped at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Capturing another heat race victory, Rodney rolled off 5th for the 42-lap A-Main. Working his way into a podium spot, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Zack VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top 5.

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

August 6th, 2016 - Sanders Wins Opening Night of The Hunt at Valley Speedway
1Kicking off The Hunt with the United States Modified Tour Series (USMTS) powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Rodney Sanders invaded Valley Speedway (Grain Valley, Missouri) on Thursday night. In a field of 31 cars, Sanders gained four spots in his heat recording a 2nd place finish. Earning the pole position for the feature, Rodney cruised to his tenth win of the season over Cade Dillard, Jesse Sobbing, Jason Hughes, and Stormy Scott. Sanders picked up a $3,000 payday for his triumph in the 42-lap A-Main.

1On Friday night The Hunt headed to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining four positions in his heat race, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Jeremy Payne setting him up with the 6th-starting position for the feature. Losing one spot in the 42-lapper, Rodney registered a 7th place outing.

The following night brought the USMTS followers to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the 7th Annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout. After logging a 4th place outing in his heat, Sanders transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Sending the top six, Rodney scored a runner-up finish behind Jeremy Payne giving him the 16th-starting spot for the main event. Storming through the field ten positions, Rodney Sanders reeled in a 6th place finish.

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

July 29th, 2016 - Top Five Finish for Sanders in Late Model at Fayette County
1Competing in the Super Late Model division, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) on Friday for the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series sanctioned program. Competing in a field of 17 for the $5,000-to-win Fayette County Fair Race, Sanders posted a 5th place finish in the A-Main behind Chad Simpson, Jimmy Mars, Brent Larson, and Dave Eckrich. (K.C. Rooney photo)

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

July 23rd, 2016 - Sanders Wins Seventh Straight Silver Dollar Nationals
1Pulling double duty, Rodney Sanders headed to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) on Friday night for opening round action of the 6th annual Silver Dollar Nationals. In a field of 44 United State Modified Touring Series (USMTS) competitors, Sanders charged through the field eight positions in his first heat race, landing a runner-up finish behind Austin Siebert. Starting in 2nd for his next heat race, Rodney cruised to a heat race victory. The cumulative performance of his two heat races made him the high point driver for preliminary action, which locked him into Saturday night’s pole dash.

1On Friday evening he also competed in the Cubby’s Chase Race, which was an all-star invitational race for the USMTS competitors. He drew the 10th-starting spot for the special event. With $1,000 on the line, Sanders gained six spots in the 24-lapper, posting a 4th-place finish behind Jason Hughes, Johnny Scott, and Cade Dillard with Mason Big Eagle coming in 5th.

During the same night in two more rounds of heat races in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Rodney logged a 7th-place finish in his first event. Placing 2nd in his next heat behind Billy Moyer, Sanders would have one more opportunity at the $40,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday with a B-Main appearance. Landing a runner-up finish behind Tyler Erb, Rodney secured his spot into the 80-lap finale.

1Looking to capture his seventh straight Silver Dollar Nationals win in the USMTS on Saturday night, Rodney finished 2nd in the pole dash, which locked him into the outside-front-row starting spot for the 42-lap finale. Battling for a $5,000 payday in the Casey's General Stores A-Main, Rodney Sanders outdueled good friend Jason Krohn to pick up his ninth win of the season with Krohn, Cade Dillard, Jason Hughes, and Terry Phillips rounding out the Top 5.

Slated to start 21st for the LOLMDS Silver Dollar Nationals later that night, Sanders fell back to a 29th-place outing in the feature after bringing out a caution on lap 28.

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

July 16th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Wins in Modified at Dodge County Speedway
1Returning with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series (WoO), Rodney Sanders visited Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) on Wednesday night. With twenty-nine cars signed in, Sanders placed 4th in is heat securing an 11th place starting spot for the feature. Battling for a $10,000 payday, Rodney broke into the top ten improving two positons in the 50-lapper recording a 9th place finish.

1Competing in his Open Wheel Modified the following night, Rodney headed to Dodge County Speedway (Kasson, Minnesota) on Thursday for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. With twenty-six entries on hand for the RealTruck.com Northern Region event presented by Day Motor Sports, Sanders scored a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Josh Angst setting him up with a 5th place starting spot for the $3,100-to-win main event. Storming to the front, Rodney Sanders picked up eight win of the season with Jason Cummins, Brandon Davis, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes trailing him across the finish line in the 12th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout A-Main. (Matt Bohl Photo)

1On Friday night in a field of twenty USMTS Modifieds at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Sanders improved two spots in his heat placing 4th. Earning a 10th place starting position for the feature, Rodney worked his way up to a 4th place finish behind Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes with Stormy Scott coming in 5th.

Wrapping up the busy weekend, Sanders stopped at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) on Saturday night for the USMTS sanctioned 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown. Starting in 5th in his heat, Rodney gained three spots scoring a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard. With $3,000 on the line in the feature, Rodney Sanders held his 5th place starting spot for all 42-laps finishing behind Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, and Matt Dotson.

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

July 9th, 2016 - Sanders Competes in Both Divisions at Deer Creek Speedway
1Behind the wheel of his Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Thursday night for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned show. In a field of twenty-five cars, Sanders edged his way into the main event with a 6th place outing in his heat. Battling for a $8,000 payday in the feature, Rodney suffered a flat-tire with 5-to-go in the 40-lap A-Main resulting in an early ending.

On Friday night Rodney was one of twenty-seven cars signed in at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for the WoO sanctioned Wild West Tour event. Placing in 5th in his heat, Sanders earned a 13th place starting position for the 50-lap feature. With $10,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders fell back to a 22nd place outing.

1Pulling double duty on Saturday, Sanders was piloting his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota). Drawing thirty-six Super Late Models for the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 A-Main, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat setting him up with a 11th place starting spot for the $11,000-to-win feature. Losing nine spots, Rodney logged a 20th place outing. (Buck Monson Photo)

1In a field of thirty-seven Modifieds for the United States Racing Association (USRA) sanctioned show, Sanders posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Dustin Sorenson earning him a 9th place starting spot for the feature. Moving up two positions, Rodney notched a 7th place finish.

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

July 2nd, 2016 - Sanders Wins Freedom Classic at Salina Highbanks Speedway
1Running with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and the MARS DIRTcar Series, Rodney Sanders visited Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) on Saturday night for the 3rd Annual Freedom Classic. Earning a 3rd place starting spot for the feature via preliminary results, Sanders parked his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Super Late Model in victory lane at the end of 40-lap A-Main. Inheriting the top spot when race-leader Will Vaught pulled off due to a flat-tire, Rodney held on for the remaining 14 laps to pick up his first Super Late Model victory of the season and seventh overall. Pocketing a $5,000 payday, Sanders was trailed by Jesse Stovall, Tad Pospisil, Terry Phillips, and Austin Siebert across the finish line. (Ron Mitchell Photo)

1During the same night in the Open Wheel Modified division, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win securing his position into the main event. Bringing home a podium finish, Rodney captured a 2nd place spot behind Chad Wheeler with Jeremy Rasmussen, Jason Hughes, and Mitch Keeter rounding out the top five.

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

June 25th, 2016 - Rodney Places 5th in Inaugural Widox Wax Summersota Nationals
1Kicking off the inaugural Widow Wax Summersota Nationals, Rodney Sanders traveled to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the three-day United Stated Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned show. Drawing fifty-even entries for the first round of two heat races, Sanders gained three spots in his first heat capturing a heat race win. Improving four more positions in his second heat, Rodney posted a 7th place finish giving 104.5 points after round one.

On Friday from the 11th place starting spot, Sanders soared to a 5th place finish. Starting on the 2nd row of his second heat, Sanders placed 2nd behind Lucas Schott putting him 8th overall with 173.5 points in the standings after the two rounds of heat action.

With a 8th place starting spot for the $15,000-to-win Widow Wax A-Main already secured, Rodney Sanders advanced three positions in the 72-lap A-Main notching a 5th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes.

Rodney is currently in fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com and www.TheHellTour.com.

June 18th, 2016 - Sanders Pilots Both Cars at The Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway
1Coming off of two rainouts with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders was one of thirty cars signed in at KRA Speedway (Willmar, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the RealTruck.com Northern Region event. Placing 2nd in his heat race behind Jason Hughes, Rodney was slated to start 6th for the 42-lap feature. With $3,000 on the line, Sanders improved four spots recording another runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes with Tim Johnson, Jason Thoennes, and Jacob Bless rounding out the top five.

1The following night Rodney was pulling double duty for the two-day 18th Annual Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin). Drawing forty-two Modifieds four the USMTS sanctioned show, Sanders gained five spots in his heat recording a 4th place finish. Starting in 11th for the feature, Rodney dropped ten spots in the 42-lapper recording a 21st place outing.

1During the same night for the second stop of the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals Hell Tour, Rodney timed fastest in a group of nine Super Late Models earning him the pole position starting spot for his heat. Hanging on to a transfer spot into the main event, Sanders recording a 3rd place finish setting him up with a 9th place starting spot for the $5,000-to-win feature. Improving two positions, Rodney Sanders registered a 7th place finish. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

On Saturday night in the USMTS division, Sanders scored a runner-up finish behind Ryan Mikkelson in his heat from the 7th place starting spot. Passing two cars in the 42-lap A-Main, Rodney posted a 6th place finish.

Wrapping up the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned Masters, Sanders placed 3rd in his heat race transferring him into the feature with a 7th place starting position. Slipping out of the top ten, Rodney Sanders logged a 17th place outing in the 50-lap finale.

Rodney is currently in fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com and www.TheHellTour.com.

June 11th, 2016 - Rodney Heads to the Famed Half-Mile for Dirt Late Model Dream
1Making the trip to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), Rodney Sanders was one of seventy-two cars signed in on Thursday night for the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Transferring the top five out of the heats and into one of two preliminary features, Sanders fell one position short with a 6th place finish. Starting on the front row of his consolation event, Rodney dropped back to a 6th place outing failing to hit a transfer spot.

Making engine-swap on Friday afternoon, Sanders was slated to starting on the front row of his heat alongside Frank Heckenast Jr. with a brand new Clements engine under the hood. Hanging on to a transfer position, Rodney posted a 5th place finish setting him up with a 17th place starting spot for the feature. Gaining three positions in the 25-lap preliminary feature, Rodney Sanders logged a 14th place outing.

On Saturday for the final night of the Dirt Late Model Dream, Rodney would need a 3rd place finish or better to make the $100,000-to-win finale. Falling back to a 9th place outing, Sanders transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at the main event. Transferring the top four, Rodney Sanders logged a 14th place finish.

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

June 4th, 2016 - Sanders Posts Three Top Five Finishes With Lucas Oil MLRA Series
1Competing in his Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders visited Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) on Thursday night for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) event. In a field of twenty-six Super Late Models, Sanders placed 4th in his heat locking his spot into the $3,000-to-win show. With 30-laps to gain some ground, Rodney worked his way up to a 3rd place finish behind Jesse Stovall and Jordan Yaggy with Chad Simpson and Jimmy Mars rounding out the top five.

1Following the MLRA series on Friday, Sanders was one of thirty-five cars signed in at Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, Iowa). Recording a 3rd place finish in his heat, Rodney was slated to start 4th for the $3,000-to-win feature. Losing one position into the 40-lapper, Rodney Sanders registered a 5th place finish behind Chris Simpson, Jimmy Mars, Tony Jackson Jr., and Jesse Stovall. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Closing out the three-day stint with the MLRA series, Rodney stopped at Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Missouri) on Saturday night. Following a 4th place outing in his heat, Sanders battled his way up to solid 4th place finish in the feature behind Chad Simpson, Terry Philips, and Jesse Stovall with Austin Siebert coming in 5th.

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

May 29th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Wins at Mason City; Places 6th at Upper Iowa
1 Continuing with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) RealTruck.com Northern Region, Rodney Sanders traveled to Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) on Thursday night. With twenty-seven cars signed in, Sanders gained five spots in his heat scoring a 3rd place finish. Earning a front row starting spot for the feature starting alongside Lucas Schott, Rodney jumped into the lead on the very first lap and never looked back. Leading all 32-laps, Rodney Sanders held off a late-race charge from Jason Hughes capturing a $3,000 payday and his sixth victory of the season. Hughes, Johnny Scott, Lucas Schott, and Masen Big Eagle rounding out the top five competitors. (Buck Monson Photo)

With the rain winning both of the USMTS scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Rodney Sanders returned to action on Sunday for the USMTS event at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa). Drawing twenty-six entries for the 9th Annual “Donnybrook in Decorah”, Sanders logged a 6th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the top six, Sanders cruised to a 15-lap B-Main victory. Starting in 17th for the 42-lap affair, Rodney advanced eleven positions recording a 6th place finish.

Rodney remains in fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings and second in the Central Region. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 21st, 2016 - Sanders Lands Two Podium Finishes in USMTS Action
1Rodney Sanders was back in the driver’s seat of his Open Wheel Modified on Friday night at Outlaw Motor Speedway (Oktaha, Oklahoma) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned MSD Central Region event. Drawing a stout field of forty-nine cars, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win from the 2nd place starting position. Earning a 4th row high-side starting spot for the feature, Rodney advanced five spots posting a 3rd place finish behind Terry Phillips and Ryan Gustin with Jesse Sobbing and Dereck Ramirez completing the top five finishers.

Saturday night brought the USMTS followers to Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for the $3,000-to-win main event. Coming from the 6th place starting spot in his heat, Rodney stormed to heat race win again, earning him a 5th place starting spot for the feature. Working his way up to the lead by the 8th lap, Sanders fell back one spot when the checkers flew notching a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes with Ryan Gustin, Jesse Sobbing, and Jeremy Payne trailing them across the finish line.

Rodney remains in fourth in the USMTS Southern Region point standings and second in the Central Region. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 14th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Places 2nd at Longdale Speedway in Late Model
1Behind the wheel of his Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma) for the MARS DIRTcar Series event on Friday night. In a field of nineteen cars, Sanders notched a runner-up finish in his heat behind Ryan Gustin. Getting ready for the $2,000-to-win show, Rodney’s night was over after his crew discovered some engine troubles.

1Getting the car ready for Saturday, Sanders returned to Longdale Speedway where he started the night off with a heat race victory. Working his way into a podium finish in the feature, Rodney captured a runner-up finish behind Terry Phillips with Ryan Gustin, Tony Jackson Jr., and Payton Looney rounding out the top five. (Ron Mitchell Photo)

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

May 7th, 2016 - Sanders Records One Win and Rejoins Top Five in USMTS Standings
1Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders visited Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas) on Thursday night for the 2nd Annual North Texas Nationals. Drawing thirty-one cars, Rodney came up one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th place outing. Starting on the pole of his B-Main, Sanders cruised to a consolation win earning him a 13th place starting spot for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders advanced nine spots in the 40-lapper reeling in a 4th place finish behind Cade Dillard, Jesse Sobbing, and Scott Drake with Dereck Ramirez coming in 5th.

1Returning with the USMTS on Friday, Sanders joined thirty-two competitors at Lubbock Speedway (Lubbock, Texas) for the Production Jars Southern Region event presented by Day Motor Sports. Starting in 3rd in his heat, Rodney wheeled his way to the front securing is spot for the feature. Earning a pole position starting spot, Sanders led all 37-laps picking up his fifth win of the season with Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Dereck Ramirez, and Cade Dillard trailing him across the finish line. Rodney was awarded a $3,000 payday for his victory. (J Been Photo)

On Saturday night, Rodney Sanders stopped at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 7th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush. Cruising to another heat race victory, Sanders earned a second row starting spot for the feature starting alongside Scott Drake. Battling for a $3,000 payday, Rodney improved one positon in the 42-lapper notching a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes with Scott Drake, Jeremy Gossett, and Cade Dillard rounding out the top five.

Rodney jumped up to fourth in the USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 24th, 2016 - Sanders Bags a Pair of Top Five Finishes
1Traveling to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday night, Rodney Sanders was one of thirty-five cars signed in for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned 5th Annual Tompkins Industries Rumble on the River’s Edge. Coming from the tail in his heat, Sanders gained five positions securing his spot into the feature with a 4th place outing. Starting in 12th for the feature, Rodney stormed his way through the field ten spots notching a runner-up finish behind Jesse Sobbing with Johnny Scott, Kerry Davis, and Derek Ramirez rounding out the top five.

The following night brought Rodney to Randolph County Raceway (Moberly, Missouri) for the 6th Annual Sydenstricker Farm & Lawn Shootout. Placing 2nd in his heat race, Rodney was slated to start the 37-lap A-Main from the pole position starting spot. After leading the first 18 laps, Sanders suffered a flat tire sending him back to a 12th place outing.

Wrapping up the three-day stint in the USMTS, Sanders headed to Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kansas) on Sunday for the Inaugural Cage Match presented by R&S Automotive. Improving two positions in his heat, Rodney notched a heat race win and transferred into the feature with a 2nd row starting position. Battling for a $3,000 payday Rodney Sanders fell one spot in the 52-lap A-Main recording a 4th place finish behind Cade Dillard, Jason Hughes, and Daniel Hilsabeck with Jesse Sobbing coming in 5th.

Rodney is currently in seventh in the USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 16th, 2016 - Three Top Ten Finishes For Sanders in Super Late Model
1Returning behind the wheel of his Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders traveled to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Friday night for the event sanctioned by both the MARS DIRTcar Series and the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series. Competing in a field of twenty-eight cars, Sanders captured a heat race victory transferring him into the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Working his way into the top five, Rodney scored a 4th place finish behind Jimmy Mars, Justin Kay, and Tony Jackson Jr. with Chris Simpson coming in 5th.

1Saturday night brought Sanders to 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) for the $10,555-to-win Slocum 50. Notching a runner-up finish in his heat behind Chris Simpson, Rodney secured his spot into the 50-lap A-Main. Hanging on to a top ten finish, Rodney Sanders logged an 8th place finish in the main event.

1Hopping on the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) tour, Rodney closed out the weekend by visiting State Fair Speedway (Sedalia, Missouri) for the $5,000-to-win show. Posting a 3rd place finish in his heat, Sanders locked his spot into the 30-lap feature. Bringing home his best finish of the weekend, Rodney Sanders scored a 3rd place finish behind Billy Moyer Jr. and Terry Phillips with Jason Papich and Randy Timms rounding out the top five. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

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

April 9th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Battles in Late Model Lucas Oil Speedway
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders invaded Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) season-opener. With forty-one Super Late Models signed in for the two-day Spring Nationals, Sanders scored a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jason Papich. Starting in 8th for the $2,000-to-win feature, Rodney fell back to 25th place outing.

1The following night proved to be better for Sanders as he started the night off with a heat race victory from pole position starting spot. Transferring into the $5,000-to-win main event, Rodney was slated to start 7th for the 45-lap affair. Holding on to a top ten finish, Rodney Sanders recorded a 9th place finish. (Todd Boyd Photo)

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

April 2nd, 2016 - Sanders Posts Podium Finish in King of America VI
1Piloting the #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders traveled to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. Drawing one-hundred and six entries for the opening night event, Sanders reeled in a 2nd place finish in his first heat behind Tanner Mullens. Improving four positions in his second heat of the evening, Rodney’s 4th place finish in his heat put him in tenth in the points standings heading into Friday’s action. (CRP Photos)

1Coming from 10th in his first heat race, Rodney gained eight positions scoring a runner-up finish behind Brady Gerdes. Placing 3rd in his second heat of the evening, Sanders was slated to start the $12,000-to-win USMTS King of America VI from 3rd row.

1Battling with Jason Hughes early in the race, Rodney went on two advance two spots in the 72-lap affair notching a 3rd place finish behind Zack VanderBeek and Johnny Scott with Jeremy Payne and Hunter Marriott rounding out the top five.

Rodney is currently in seventh in the USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

March 19th, 2016 - Sanders Visits Humboldt Speedway for Spring Fling
1Competing in the opening night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) MSD Central Region, Rodney Sanders was one of thirty-nine cars signed in on Saturday night at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas). Scoring a 3rd place finish in his heat, Sanders earned a 10th place starting positon for the 11th Annual Spring Fling A-Main. Improving three positions in the 42-lapper, Rodney notched a 7th place outing.

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

March 5th, 2016 - Sanders Bags Two Win Weekend at Southern Oklahoma
1Making the trip to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma), Rodney Sanders and fifty-seven cars were signed in on Thursday night for round four of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Winter Speedweeks. Coming from 4th in his heat, Rodney captured a heat race win giving him the pole position starting spot for the feature. Paying $2,000 to the winner of the 35-lap A-Main, Sanders fell back to a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Jason Hughes with Cade Dillard and Stormy Scott rounding out the top five.

1Coming from the 8th place starting spot in his heat race on Friday night, Rodney scored a runner-up finish behind Stormy Scott. Earning a 7th place starting position for the A-Main, Sanders made his way to the front by the second lap. Holding off a late-race charge from Stormy Scott, Rodney Sanders grabbed his second USMTS victory of the season with Stormy Scott, Austin Arneson, Jason Hughes, and Zack VanderBeek trailing him across the finish line.

1Wrapping up the USMTS Winter Speedweeks on Saturday night, Rodney Sanders stormed to a heat race victory on Saturday night from the 8th place starting spot. Earning a 6th place starting position for the main event, Rodney wheel into 3rd after the first two circuits. Working his way into the lead on lap 10, Rodney Sanders held on for the remaining 40 laps capturing his third victory of the season with Jason Hughes, Cade Dillard, Johnny Scott, and Ryan Gustin rounding out the top five. Sanders reeled in $7,000 over the weekend with his $4,000 payday on Saturday night. (Buck Monson Photos)

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

February 27th, 2016 - Three Top Five Outings For Sanders at Ark-La-Tex Speedway
1Returning to his Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders was one of sixty-five entries signed in on Thursday night at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned 5th Annual Cajun Clash. Recording a 3rd place spot in his heat, Sanders transferred into the B-Main with a front row starting spot. Transferring the top three, Rodney cruised to a 15-lap consolation win. Starting in 15th for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney Sanders worked his way through the field eleven positions scoring a 4th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Terry Phillips and Jason Hughes with Jamie Burford coming in 5th.

1Coming from the 3rd place starting position, Rodney captured a heat race win on Friday night giving him an 8th place start spot for the feature. Working his way through the field five spots in the 40-lap A-Main, Sanders scored a podium finish behind Ryan Gustin and Jason Hughes with Chris Brown and Kyle Strickler rounding out the top five.

Competing in the final night of the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental at Ark-La-Tex Speedway, Sanders transferred into the B-Main after placing 3rd in his heat. Starting on the pole, Rodney cruised to a 15-lap consolation win earning him a 15th place starting spot for the feature. Paying $4,000 to the winner of Saturday night’s finale, Rodney Sanders improved eleven positions in the 50-lapper landing a 4th place finish behind Jake Gallardo, Stormy Scott and Johnny Scott with Chris Brown grabbing the 5th place spot.

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

February 20th, 2016 - Sanders Lands Top Five Finish at Volusia Speedway Park
1After a brief stint in his Modified, Rodney Sanders returned to his Super Late Model on Monday night at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the opening night 45th Annual UMP DIRTcar Nationals. Laying down the 2nd fastest time in his qualifying group, Rodney went on to score 3rd place finish in his heat transferring him into the 30-lap main event. Starting in 10th for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders held his spot recording a 10th place finish. (Heath Lawson Photos)

1Recording the 4th fastest time in his qualifying group on Tuesday night, Rodney needed a 4th place finish or better in his heat to make the show. Scoring a 3rd place finish, Sanders transferred into the A-Main with a 7th place starting position. Running in the top ten for the first 15 laps, Rodney Sanders looped around on the lap 16 sending him back to a 20th place outing.

1On Wednesday night in a field of fifty-two Super Late Models, Rodney Sanders followed up his 2nd fastest time in his qualifying group with an 8-lap heat race win. After receiving a 6th place starting spot for the main event, Sanders worked his way into the top five by the end of the 40-lapper. Battling for a $10,000 payday, Rodney scored a 5th place finish behind Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Dale McDowell, and Josh Richards.

1Returning to Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday, Rodney Sanders was one of fifty-eight cars signed in for the first night of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series (WoO) action. After placing 9th in his heat, Rodney transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Transferring the top two, Sanders failed to make it out for his consolation event.

After recording the 10th fastest qualifying time in his group on Friday night, Sanders would need a 3rd place finish or better in his heat from a 4th place starting position. Falling back to a 9th place outing, Rodney transferred into the B-Main for one more shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Needing a runner-up finish or better, Rodney Sanders retired an 8th place finish.

Wrapping up the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, Rodney was one of forty-nine cars signed in on Saturday night. Needing a 3rd place finish or better in his heat, Sanders came one spot short with a 4th place finish. Battling for a 2nd place finish in his B-Main, Rodney fell two spots short again with a 4th place outing.

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

February 13th, 2016 - Sanders Captures USMTS Opener at Shady Oaks Speedway
1Making the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas), Rodney Sanders was one of thirty Open Wheel Modifieds signed in on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) opener. Coming from 5th in his heat, Sanders scored a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard. Starting on the 4th row for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders worked his way to the front by lap-22. Holding off a late race charge from Jason Hughes, Rodney captured his first victory of the 2016 season with Hughes, Cade Dillard, Joe Duvall, and Ben Kates rounding out the top five. (Carey Akin Photo)

1Competing in the second night of action at Shady Oaks Speedway, Sanders logged a 3rd place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $3,000-to-win feature. Scoring a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes, Rodney earned an 8th row starting spot for the feature. With 35-laps to work his way to the front, Rodney Sanders retired a 23rd place finish.

Wrapping up the three-day USMTS opener, Rodney Sanders was one of thirty-three Modifieds signed in on Saturday night. Cruising to an 8-lap heat race win, Sanders earned a 3rd row starting position for the main event. Battling for the lead in the first ten laps, Rodney made hard contact with another competitor on lap-10 bringing an early end to his night.

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

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January 17th, 2016 - Sanders Lands Top Ten Finish in Super Late Model
1For the third night of action in the Wild West Shootout, Rodney Sanders found better results in a field of fifty-three Super Late Models. After improving four positions his heat, Sanders was slated to start on the 3rd row for the feature event. Looking for his best finish of the season in his Late Model, Rodney landed a 9th place finish in the 30-lap affair. (Shana Bray Photo)

On Friday night in his Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders improved five spots in his heat recording a 3rd place finish and securing a spot into the 30-lap feature event. Paying another $5,000 to the feature winner, Sanders fell one position retiring a solid 7th place outing.

1Starting in 4th for his heat race on Saturday night, Rodney worked his way to the front bringing home a heat race win. Earning the pole position starting spot for the $5,000-to-win feature, Sanders reeled in another top ten performance with a 9th place finish.

Returning back behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified on Saturday, Rodney scored a podium finish in his heat transferring him into the 25-lap main event. Looking for his first win of the season in his Modified, Sanders captured a runner-up finish behind Todd Schute with Ryan Gustin, Phillip Houston, and Ryan Mikkelson rounding out the top five.

1For the final night of action in the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Rodney Sanders notched another heat race win in his Late Model transferring him into the main event with a 5th row starting spot. Battling for the top prize of $11,000, Sanders fell back to a 20th place exit in Sunday night’s program. (Tom Macht Photo)

In a field of thirty-one entries on Sunday for the sixth night of the Barnett Harley-Davidson Modifieds presented by MVT Action, Rodney Sanders recorded a 2nd place heat finish behind Stormy Scott. With 25-laps to work his way to the front in the A-Main, Sanders retired a 22nd place outing.

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

January 10th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Begins 2016 Season at Wild West Shootout
1Kicking off the 2016 campaign, Rodney Sanders made the trip to USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) on Saturday powering both his Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified. Drawing sixty Super Late Models for the 10th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Sanders logged a 4th place heat finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a 3rd place finish or better to make the show, Rodney edged his way into the feature with a 3rd place spot. Battling for the $5,000 payday in the 30-lap A-Main, Sanders pulled off late in the feature retiring a 22nd place finish.

In a field of forty-four cars for the Barnett Harley-Davidson Modifieds presented by MVT Action, Rodney cruised to an 8-lap heat race win giving him a top five starting spot for the feature. Leading the first nine laps, Sanders fell back one spot finishing 2nd behind Cade Dillard with Darron Fuqua, Phillip Houston, and Fito Gallardo rounding out the top five.

1The following night with fifty-seven Super Late Models signed in, Sanders fell one spot in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the top three into the feature, Rodney earned a 12th row starting spot for the feature with a 3rd place consolation outing. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders gained two spots in the 50-lapper registering a 22nd place outing. (Tom Macht Photo)

Returning behind the wheel of his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified on Sunday night, Rodney captured another heat race victory transferring him into the 25-lap feature. Getting into the wall on the first lap, Sanders failed to finish the A-Main.

For more results from these events, please visit www.RaceUSARaceway.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.