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November 3, 2018 - 12th Place Finish in Southern Nationals at Kennedale
1Wrapping up the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season, Rodney Sanders traveled to Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday night for the Inaugural Summit Southern Nationals. Competing in two rounds of heat races, Rodney jumped up one spot in his first heat to pick up the 10-lap victory. Starting his second heat in 9th, Sanders held his spot for all 10-laps to place 9th.

Starting in 8th in his C-Main on Saturday, Rodney scored a 7th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 12, Sanders was granted a provisional into the $10,000-to-win main event. With Mother Nature shortening the 60-lapper to 17 laps, Rodney Sanders improved 13 spots to place 12th.

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


October 28, 2018 - Runner-up Finish in USRA Fall Nationals at SNMS
1Rodney Sanders was one of 50 USRA Modifieds signed in at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Thursday night kicking off the 19th annual USRA Fall Nationals. Passing four cars in his heat, Sanders streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Reeling in a podium finish, Rodney improved five spots in the 25-lapper to place 3rd behind Jake O’Neil and Johnny Scott with Jake Gallardo and Dereck Ramirez completing the Top-5 finishers.

With his spot already locked into Saturday’s finale, Sanders sat out Friday’s program to prepare for the main event. Rolling off 5th, Rodney Sanders jumped up three spots notching a 2nd place finish behind Johnny Scott with Jake O’Neil, Zack VanderBeek and Stormy Scott trailing them to the checkers.

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


October 21, 2018 - Sanders Records a Trio of Podium Finishes in USRA Nationals; Bags 12th Win of the Season at Elk City
1Thursday night saw Rodney Sanders return to action at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for the 5th annual Summit Racing Equipment USRA Nationals. In a field of 24 Open Wheel Modifieds, Sanders passed five cars in his 8-lap heat race to place 2nd behind Ryan Middaugh. Earning the 7th-starting position for the opening night feature, Rodney passed four cars reeling in a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Darron Fuqua with Ryan Gillmore and Dennis Elliott rounding out the Top-5.

The following night, Sanders started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the $500-to-win A-Main. Dropping one spot in the 20-lap affair, Rodney posted a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Ryan Gilmore, Cody Simpson, and Dennis Elliott trailing them to the checkers.

On Saturday evening with his spot already locked into the finale, Sanders notched a 2nd place finish behind Ryan Gustin in the Pole Dash locking him into the 2nd-starting spot for the A-Main. With $4,000 on the line, Rodney held his spot for all 50-laps registering a 2nd place finish behind Gustin with Darron Fuqua, Ryan Gilmore, and Jake Timm completing the Top-5 finishers.

1Sunday night found Sanders in action at Elk City Motor Speedway (Elk City, Oklahoma) for the Winter Nationals. With 15 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand, Rodney locked his spot into the A-Main with 8-lap heat race victory. Rolling off 3rd, Rodney Sanders outran 2nd-starting Cole Traugott to pick up his 12th win of the season. Traugott, Logan Robertson, Kale Westover, and Bobby Mayfield rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair. (Tyler Rinken Photography)

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


September 28, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Begins Race for Hope 74 at Batesville
1On Tuesday night Rodney Sanders was one of 114 IMCA Modifieds signed in at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas) for the second annual Race for Hope 74. With time trials on Tuesday setting the line-ups for heat races on Wednesday night, Sanders registered the 28th fastest time overall locking him into the 8th-starting position for his heat. Transferring only the race winner into the opening night feature, Rodney charged through the field six spots to place 2nd behind Justin Kay.

The following night, Sanders came in 2nd in his heat behind Tripp Gaylord positioning him 21st on the starting grid for the preliminary feature. Locking the Top 8 finishers into Saturday’s $20,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney dropped three spots logging a 24th place finish.

Returning on Friday evening for one final chance at the $20,000-to-win finale, Sanders passed four cars in his heat to place 4th.  Starting in 20th in his consolation event, Rodney fell short of a transfer spot with a 15th place outing.

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


September 22, 2018 - Sanders Crowned Featherlite Fall Jamboree Champion
1 After Mother Nature wiped out Thursday’s program, Rodney Sanders was one of 84 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Friday night for the 20th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Passing nine cars in his 12-lap heat race, Rodney reeled in a 2nd place finish behind Travis Saurer positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Sanders scored a 4th place finish behind Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, and Jake O’Neil with Jake Timm coming in 5th.

1Returning on Saturday night, Sanders jumped up five spots in his heat to place 2nd behind Stormy Scott. Earning the pole position for the main event, Rodney held off challenges from Ryan Gustin capturing his 11th win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Brad Waits, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, and Zack VanderBeek completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair. (Buck Monson photo)

Rodney finished 3rd in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings.

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


September 15, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Sweeps Lakeside Weekend; Wins Jayhawk Modified Shootout
1Rodney Sanders was one of 18 USRA Modifieds signed in at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas) on Friday evening for the Tom Karrick Memorial Scramble. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Sanders recorded a 2nd place finish behind Darron Fuqua earning him the 5th-starting position for the scramble. Battling with Fuqua for the top spot throughout the 20-lap feature, Sanders made a last-lap pass over Fuqua registering his ninth win of the season over Kerry Davis, Fuqua, Mark Schafman, and Chad Lyle.

1The following night with his spot already locked into the Jayhawk Modified Shootout, Sanders withstood challenges throughout the 40-lap feature en-route to his tenth win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Kerry Davis, Mark Schafman, Darron Fuqua, and Aaron Marrant trailed Rodney across the finish line. (Ivan Veldhuizen photo)

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

September 8, 2018 - Sanders Attends Modified Nationals at Mississippi Thunder Speedway; Bags Three Top 5 Finishes
1Thursday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the 7th annual Dahl Auto Plaza Modified Nationals. In a field of 35 cars, Sanders recorded a 4th place finish in his heat race locking him into the 10th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $2,000 on the line, Rodney improved seven spots in the 30-lapper notching a 3rd place finish behind R.C. Whitwell and Jake Timm with Brad Waits and Ryan Gustin rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday evening, Sanders secured his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jacob Bleess. After jumping out to an early lead, Rodney lost the top spot late scoring a 2nd place finish behind Ryan Gustin with Jake Timm, Brad Waits, and Lucas Schott completing the Top-5 finishers.

Wrapping up the Modified Nationals on Saturday, Rodney posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brad Waits positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the $6,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney Sanders passed five cars in the 40-lap affair to place 4th behind Ryan Gustin, Jake Timm, and R.C. Whitwell with Lucas Schott coming in 5th.

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

September 1, 2018 - Sanders Records a Trio of Top 5 Finishes Over Labor Day Weekend
1Rodney Sanders kicked off the Labor Day Weekend on Thursday night at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa) for the 10th annual Coral Lanes Rapid Rumble. Drawing 20 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Sanders secured his spot into the opening night feature with an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the feature in 6th, Rodney reeled in race-leader Johnny Scott in the final laps after he suffered a flat-tire but came up short at the line to place 2nd behind Scott with Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, and Stormy Scott completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Rodney gained three positions in his heat race to place 3rd. Earning the 5th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders notched a runner-up finish behind Lucas Schott with Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, and Terry Phillips rounding out the Top-5.

On Saturday night for the 13th annual Labor Day Duel at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota), Sanders locked his spot into the main event with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney passed eight cars in the 40-lap affair posting a 4th place finish behind Johnny Scott, Stormy Scott, and Ryan Gustin with Lucas Schott coming in 5th.

Sunday’s USMTS sanctioned Cresco Bowl at Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) was rained out by Mother Nature.

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

August 25, 2018 - 5th Place Finish in River City Rumble at Park Jefferson Speedway
1Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders was one of 20 cars signed in at Park Jefferson Speedway (Jefferson, South Dakota) on Saturday night for the River City Rumble. Holding his spot in his heat, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish earning him the 9th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney improved five spots reeling in a 4th place finish behind Lucas Schott, Terry Phillips, and Dereck Ramirez with Kent Arment coming in 5th.

On Sunday at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota), Sanders logged a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 5, Rodney was granted a provisional into the show. With $4,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders charged through the field 13 spots to place 10th.

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

August 18, 2018 - 7th Place Finish in Grant Junghans Memorial at Lakeside Speedway
1After losing Thursday’s program at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) to Mother Nature, Rodney Sanders headed to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday evening for the 3rd annual Grant Junghans Memorial. In a field of 48 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Cruising to a 15-lap B-Main victory, Rodney earned the 14th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Rodney Sanders passed seven cars in the 32-lapper to place 7th.

The following night at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for the 6th annual Salute to our Veterans, Sanders logged a 5th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the feature. Failing to place in the Top 5, Rodney was granted a provisional into the main event. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders advanced through the field 15 spots reeling in an 8th place finish.

Rodney sits in third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 12, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Bags a Pair of Top 5 Finishes With USMTS
1Rodney Sanders traveled to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday evening for the 4th annual Casey’s General Stores Summersota Nationals. Drawing 34 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Sanders locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 8-lap heat race win Starting in 3rd, Rodney dropped two spots logging a 5th place finish behind Johnny Scott, Dan Ebert, Brady Gerdes, and Lucas Schott.

On Saturday night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota) for the Modified Madness, Sanders locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Lucas Schott. Rolling off 8th, Rodney improved one spot to place 7th.

Sunday night saw 15 USMTS entries signed in at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for the All-In 77. Following a 5th place finish in his heat, Rodney passed six cars in the 25-lap feature registering a 3rd place finish behind Terry Phillips and Lucas Schott with Zack VanderBeek and Dereck Ramirez completing the Top-5 finishers.

Rodney remains in third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 4, 2018 - Podium Finish in Summer Fling at Humboldt Speedway
1Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned Summer Fling. Jumping up three spots in his heat, Sanders scored a 3rd place finish earning him 8th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney gained five positions to place 3rd behind Zack VanderBeek and Stormy Scott with Dereck Ramirez and R.C. Whitwell completing the Top-5 finishers.

1The following night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout, Sanders started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney passed two cars in the 40-lapper reeling in a 4th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, and Darron Fuqua with Lucas Schott coming in 5th. (K.C. Shaw photo)

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

July 22, 2018 - Sanders Scores 8,000 Silver Dollars at I-80 Speedway; Wins USRA Show at Mason City Motor Speedway
1On Tuesday night the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) returned to action at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the 12th annual Webster City Wrangle presented by AmericInn. Passing one car in his heat race, Sanders recorded a 2nd place finish behind Lucas Schott positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney gained four spots to place 4th behind Johnny Scott, Lucas Schott, and Stormy Scott with Casey Arneson coming in 5th.

1Wednesday night brought 26 USMTS followers to Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) for the 11th annual Summit Racing Summer Classic. Jumping up one spot in his 8-lap heat, Sanders cruised to a heat race victory earning him 2nd-starting position for the feature. Leading wire-to-wire, Rodney Sanders streaked to his sixth win of the season topping Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Terry Phillips, and Lucas Schott at the line. He claimed a $2,500 payday for his dominant performance in the 30-lapper.

On Friday night the USMTS rolled into I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the 8th annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. In a field of 36 cars, Sanders dropped one spot in his first heat to place 2nd behind Tyler Wolff. Rolling off 9th in his second heat race, Rodney streaked through the field seven spots notching a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes. Earning a spot into the Moock Trucking Qualifier, Rodney scored a 2nd place finish behind Lucas Schott securing his spot into the main event on Saturday night.

1Rolling off on the pole, Rodney Sanders led flag-to-flag to capture his seventh win of the season and a $8,000 payday. Jason Hughes, Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Stormy Scott completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair. (Todd Boyd photo)

1On Sunday night Rodney Sanders stopped at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for the United States Racing Association (USRA) sanctioned program. Starting in 6th for a make-up feature from June 24th, Sanders passed three cars reeling in a 3rd place finish behind Corey Dripps and Carter VanDenBerg with Lance Mari and J.D. Auringer rounding out the Top-5.

1Later that night for the full program, Sanders streaked to a heat race win from the 7th-starting position. Starting the feature in 9th, Rodney passed Brandon Hare for the lead near the halfway point and went on to claim his third straight victory and eighth on the year. Topping Hare, Nate Hughes, Aaron Benson, and Scott Olson at the line, Rodney Sanders pocketed a $2,000 prize. (CRP photo)

Rodney jumped up to second in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com and www.USRARacing.com.

July 7, 2018 - Sanders Bags Top 5 Finish in Gopher 50 at Deer Creek
1Rodney Sanders traveled to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Friday evening for the River City Rumble. In a field of 40 Open Wheel Modifieds, Rodney secured his spot into the A-Main with a 4th place finish in his heat. Slated to start the feature in 20th, Sanders suffered mechanical issues before the start of the show that prevented him from making it out.

1The following night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the United States Racing Association (USRA) sanctioned Gopher 50, Rodney passed seven cars in his heat reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Nate Wasmund. Earning the 6th-starting position for the A-Main, Sanders jumped up two spots in the 25-lapper to place 4th behind Zack VanderBeek, Stormy Scott, and Jake Timm with Jason Krohn coming in 5th.

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

June 28, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Follows USMTS to Nobles County Speedway
1Thursday night saw Rodney Sanders return with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the 8th annual Summer Slam. Starting on the pole of his heat, Sanders cruised to an 8-lap heat race victory positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Rodney jumped up two spots reeling in a 6th place outing. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1The following night at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the 3rd annual Modified Showdown, Rodney gained one spot in his heat to place 2nd behind Dereck Ramirez. Earning the 8th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders slipped back to a 14th place outing in the 40-lap affair.

On Saturday evening at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota), Sanders fell one spot in his heat logging a 4th place finish. Starting in the 40-lap feature in the 11th, Rodney improved five positions reeling in a 6th place finish.

Rodney remains in third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

June 21, 2018 - Sanders Attends Clash at the Creek at 141 Speedway
1On Wednesday night Rodney Sanders made the trip to 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wisconsin) for the two-day Clash at the Creek. Running in two rounds of heat races, Rodney jumped up two spots in his first heat to place 4th. Starting his second heat in 5th, Sanders dropped two positions logging a 7th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Thursday for one last shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney fell short of a transfer position with a 7th place outing.

For more results from this event, please visit www.141Speedway.com.

June 16, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Crowned Master at Cedar Lake Speedway
1Rodney Sanders dominated the second annual Modified Masters on Saturday night at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 DriveWFX.com/ Swan Energy MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

The Texas racer pocketed $40,000 for his efforts, which marked the richest payday of his young career.

“I still don’t know that it’s fully sunk in that I won a race that paid $40,000-to-win,” Sanders laughed on Tuesday. “This definitely makes up for the slow start we’ve had to the year. We unloaded fast on Thursday, and we just kept getting better throughout the weekend. I can’t thank all of my team, sponsors, and fans enough for their support. This win is dedicated to all of them. Again, it’s all almost unbelievable, but I’m definitely thankful it’s not a dream!”

Kicking off the second annual Modified Masters weekend, Rodney Sanders invaded Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend.

With a stout field of 58 Open Wheel Modifieds entered into the Prelude to the Masters, Rodney advanced two spots in his heat to record a seventh-place finish. Sanders’ heat race performance left him short of locking into the finale, and as a result he was forced to run a B-main, where he edged his way into the show with the fourth-and-final transfer spot. Rolling off 24th for the feature, Rodney Sanders charged through the field 13 spots in the 40-lap affair, reeling in an 11th-place finish.

On Friday night with two rounds of heat races being contested, Sanders passed five cars in his first heat to notch a fourth-place finish. Starting the second heat in the fifth position, Rodney jumped up two spots to place third.

Via his heat race finishes, Sanders earned a spot into the 12-lap Pole Dash, where he gained one position to finish third.

1Rolling off third for the 70-lap main event on Saturday evening, Rodney jumped into the lead on the opening lap. He led every circuit and held off late-race challenges from Dereck Ramirez and Cade Dillard to pick up his fifth win of the season and a $40,000 payday. Dillard, Ramirez, A.J. Diemel, and Jason Hughes rounded out the Top-5 finishers. (Charlie Weber photo)

Rodney is currently third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings.

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

June 8, 2018 - Sanders Capture 81st USMTS Victory at 81 Speedway; Wins Thriller Over Scott Brothers at Dodge City
1 Thursday night found Rodney Sanders return with the United States Modified Touring Series at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) kicking off the Sunflower State Showdown. In a field of 35 cars, Sanders jumped up two spots in his heat race reeling in a 3rd place finish. Earning the 10th-starting position for the opening night feature, Rodney overtook race-leader Johnny Scott on lap 29 and held off the 26-car field in the final 11 circuits to pick up the $2,500 payday and his third victory of the season. The win marked Sanders 81st career USMTS victory. Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Stormy Scott, and R.C. Whitwell completed the Top-5 finishers. (Todd Boyd photos)

1For the second round of the Sunflower State Showdown on Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park (Dodge City, Kansas), Rodney passed three cars in his heat race to place 2nd behind Lucas Schott. Rolling off 3rd for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders ran in 3rd the first 20 circuits until slipping past Johnny Scott after a restart. Overtaking Stormy Scott on lap-31, Rodney Sanders navigated his way through lap traffic in the final nine laps to capture his fourth win of the season. Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.  

1On Saturday at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kansas) for the final night of the Sunflower State Showdown, Sanders dropped two spots in his heat to place 4th. Earning the 12th-starting position for the finale, Rodney gained seven positions to place 5th behind Johnny Scott, Tanner Mullens, Dereck Ramirez, and Jake O’Neil.

Rodney jumped up to third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 27, 2018 - Sanders Lands 5th Place Finish at Deer Creek Speedway
1On Saturday evening Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 16th annual Southern Minnesota Spring Challenge. In a field of 44 cars, Sanders started the night off with an 8-lap heat race win locking him into the 4th-starting position for the A-Main. Losing one spot in the 40-lap affair, Rodney scored a 5th place finish behind Dustin Sorensen, Lucas Schott, Johnny Scott, and Zack VanderBeek.

The following night at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa) for the 11th annual Nordic Nationals, Rodney locked his spot into the $2,500-to-win A-Main with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting in 6th, Sanders held his spot for all 40-laps to place 6th.

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

May 6, 2018 - Pair of Top 5 Finishes With USMTS
1After losing Friday’s opener at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas), Rodney Sanders was one of 43 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Oklahoma) on Saturday night. Passing four cars in his heat race, Sanders streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney jumped up three positions to place 2nd behind Zack VanderBeek with Jake O’Neil, Terry Phillips, and Jason Hughes completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday night at Creek County Speedway (Kellyville, Oklahoma) for the Henryetta Ford Clash at The Creek, Sanders locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Lucas Schott. Starting in 4th, Rodney held his spot for all 40-laps notching a 4th place finish behind Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, and Jake O’Neil with Lucas Schott coming in 5th.

Rodney has jumped up to fourth in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 29, 2018 - Sanders Soars to First Win of the Season at Route 66 Motor Speedway
1Rodney Sanders headed to West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas) on Friday evening returning with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Improving two positions in his heat race, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish locking him into the 11th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Rodney gained two spots logging a 9th place outing.

1The following night at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 9th annual Amarillo Ambush, Rodney advanced through the field seven positions in his heat race reeling in an 8-lap victory. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the feature, Rodney led wire-to-wire en route to his first win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Cade Dillard, Jake O’Neil, Johnny Scott and Stormy Scott completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Sunday night brought 32 USMTS entries to Enid Speedway (Enid, Oklahoma) for the 2nd annual Oklahoma Spring Nationals. Holding his spot in his heat race, Sanders logged a 3rd place finish positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the $2,500-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney gained eight spots to place 5th behind Lucas Schott, Ryan Gustin, Dereck Ramirez, and Johnny Scott.

Rodney remains eighth in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 22, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Attends Short Track Shootout at SNMS
1Kicking off the three-day Rancho Milagro Short Track Shootout, Rodney Sanders was one of 53 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Jumping up three spots in his heat, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Rodney improved five spots to place 7th.

1On Friday night for another $3,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders locked his spot into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Billy Vogel. Rolling off 10th, Rodney gained one spot in the 40-lap affair reeling in a 9th place outing. (Jim Rosas photo)

Wrapping up Short Track Shootout on Saturday, Rodney dropped two positions in his heat logging a 6th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the finale, Sanders streaked to a 15-lap B-Main victory locking him into the 14th-starting spot. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders passed three cars in the 40-lapper recorded an 11th place finish.

Rodney sits in eighth in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 14, 2018 - Podium Finish With USMTS at Canyon Speedway Park
1Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Arizona) returning with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Passing three cars in his heat race, Sanders landed a 5th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top-5 into the opening night feature, Rodney captured a 10-lap consolation victory locking him into the 14th-starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Sanders improved six spots in the 40-lap affair to place 8th.

Returning on Saturday evening, Sanders started the night off with an 8-lap heat race win positioning him 6th on the starting grid for the feature. With $3,375 on the line, Rodney Sanders jumped up four spots reeling in a runner-up finish behind Johnny Scott with Jake O’Neil, Stormy Scott, and Bumper Jones completing the Top-5 finishers.

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

March 31, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Visits LaSalle for Thaw Brawl
1Rodney Sanders headed to La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois) on Friday evening for the Lucas Oil Late Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) season opener. With 48 Super Late Models on hand for the two-day Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl, Sanders logged a 4th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Failing to place in the Top 4, Rodney was granted a provisional into the opening night feature. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders gained six spots to place 15th.

1The following night for the $15,000 top prize, Rodney slipped back to an 8th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place into the Top-3 to make the $15,000-to-win finale, Sanders logged a 6th place finish forcing him to rely on a provisional into the show. Starting in 21st, Rodney jumped up two positions in the 75-lap affair logging a 19th place outing. (Lloyd Collins photo)

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

March 17, 2018 - Sanders Bags Top 5 Finish in King of America VIII at Humboldt
1Kicking off the King of America VIII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, Rodney Sanders was one 78 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) signed in at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday evening. Passing five cars in his heat race, Sanders landed a 3rd place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the opening night feature, Rodney posted a 2nd place finish behind Lucas Schott earning him the 17th-starting spot for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Rodney Sanders improved nine spots in the 40-lap affair reeling in an 8th place finish.

1Returning on Friday evening for two rounds of heat races, Sanders gained five spots in his first heat to place 3rd. Rolling off 5th for his second heat, Rodney held his spot for all 8-laps logging an 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the main event, Rodney scored a 5th place finish positioning him 17th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Rodney Sanders improved 12 spots in the 75-lap affair reeling in a 5th place finish behind Lucas Schott, Ricky Thornton Jr., Johnny Scott, and Stormy Scott. (CRP photo)

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

March 10, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Follows USMTS to Mississippi
1Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for the fourth round of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance. Improving two spots in his heat race, Sanders logged a 7th place finish transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 4 to make the opening night feature, Rodney gained six spots reeling in a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 19th for the feature, Rodney was an early retiree from the 40-lap feature on lap 16.

The following night with 43 cars on hand at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi), Sanders started the night off with a heat race victory positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Sanders dropped three spots registering a 12th place finish.

Sunday’s USMTS finale at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) was axed by bad weather.  

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

March 2, 2018 - Podium Finish at Kennedale Speedway
1 Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday evening at Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) for the third round of the Summit USTMS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance. Improving one spot in his heat, Sanders cruised to the 8-lap win earning him the 4th-starting position for the A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney jumped up two spots in the 35-lapper to place 2nd behind Ethan Dotson with Cade Dillard, Zane Ferrell, and Johnny Scott completing the Top-5 finishes.

Mother Nature rained out Saturday and Sunday’s USMTS events at Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas) and Grayson County Speedway (Bells, Texas).

Rodney is currently fourth in the USMTS Southern Series point standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

February 24, 2018 - Sanders Lands Top 5 Finish With USMTS at South Texas
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders hopped behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season opener at South Texas Speedway (Corpus Christi, Texas). With 26 cars on hand for the 9th annual Summit USMTS Winter Speedweeks presented by MSD Performance, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win earning him the pole position for the opening night feature. After leading the opening 35 circuits, Rodney suffered a broken drive-shaft that forced him pit-side.

1Returning on Saturday evening, Sanders landed a 2nd place finish in his heat race behind Bobby Malchus positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Improving one spot in the 40-lap affair, Rodney Sanders posted a 4th place finish behind Johnny Scott, Cade Dillard, and Ethan Dotson with Joe Duvall coming in 5th. (Ron Skinner photo)

Sunday’s USMTS finale at Texana Raceway Park (Edna, Texas) was wiped out by the weather.

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

January 14, 2018 - Top 10 Finish in Night Three of Wild West Shootout
1After issues in qualifying ended his night early on Wednesday, Rodney Sanders was back in action at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Friday for the final three nights of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Moving up two spots in his heat, Rodney edged his way into the A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot. Starting in 14th, Sanders gained four positions in the 40-lap affair to place 10th. (Cheryl Sluka photo)

1The following night in a field of 46 cars, Sanders logged a 6th place outing in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 4 into the main event, Rodney came up one spot short with a 5th place outing sending him into the Pro Power Dash Non-qualifiers feature. Outrunning the field, Rodney Sanders elected to take the $1,000 payday rather than joining the main event from the tail.

Wrapping up the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Rodney locked his spot into the $13,000-to-win finale with a 4th place finish in his heat race. Rolling off 13th, Sanders dropped three spots in the 50-lapper logging a 16th place outing.

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

January 7, 2018 - Sanders Begins 2018 Season at Wild West Shootout
1Bringing the 2018 season to life, Rodney Sanders headed to FK ROD Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night kicking off the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Drawing 50 Super Late Models for the first round of six, Sanders followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a 3rd place finish in his heat race. Earning the 18th-starting position for the opening night feature, Rodney improved two spots to place 16th.

1Returning on Sunday for another $5,000 top prize, Sanders slipped back to a 6th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 3 into the A-Main, Rodney scored a 2nd place finish behind Kyle Beard positioning him 22nd on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Rodney Sanders advanced through the field 12 spots in the 40-lap affair reeling in a 10th place finish. (Tom Macht photo)

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

December 1st, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Ends 2017 Season With 12 Wins
The 2017 season saw Rodney Sanders travel to a total of 110 events while visiting victory lanes 12 times. Losing 19 of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Sanders collected 65 Top-10 outings and 47 Top-5 finishes. He also finished second in the Lucas Oil Midwest Racing Association (MLRA) point standings.

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 in 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.

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.