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July 26, 2021 - Rodney Sanders Online Store Loaded with New Merchandise
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July 26, 2021 - Rodney Sanders snags three-win weekend
On Saturday afternoon Rodney Sanders visited Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.) to compete in a field of 32 URSA American Racing Modified Series (ARMS) entries. Improving three spots in his heat race, Sanders streaked to an eight-lap victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the feature. Outrunning polesitter Kevin Rowland, Rodney raced to his 12th win of the season over Rowland, Triston Dycus, Sean Gaddis, and Colton Horner. He pocketed $2,500. (Mike Howard photo)

1The following night at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas) for a rescheduled rainout with the Texas Monday Series, Rodney secured his spot into the A-Main with a second-place finish in his heat. Charging from the sixth-starting position, Sanders cruised his second win of the weekend and second straight with the inaugural series. He took the checkers ahead of Bo Day, Jake Gallardo, Triston Dycus, and Steve Whiteaker to claim $2,500.

To continue on his hot streak on Monday to close out the tripleheader, Sanders soared to his third win in-a-row with the Texas Monday Series at Texas Motor Speedway. His $2,500 payday elevated his weekend earnings to $7,000.

For more results from these events, please visit www.LawtonSpeedway.com and www.RaceXR.com.

July 18, 2021 - Sanders begins USMTS northern stretch at Casino Speedway
1Venturing north with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders trekked to Casino Speedway (Watertown, S.D.) on Wednesday afternoon for the 12th annual Casey’s Summersota Modified Nationals. With 45 cars entered, Sanders posted a second-place finish in his heat race, which placed him eighth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Coming one spot of a Top-5 finish, Rodney passed two cars to place sixth.

On Friday evening at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minn.) for the opening round of the inaugural Mod Wars, Rodney secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with an eight-lap victory. Clawing forward two spots in the 35-lapper, Sanders posted a third-place finish. He followed Jake O’Neil and Tanner Mullens across the line with Ryan Gierke and Lucas Schott rounding out the Top-5.

For the second round of the Mod Wars on Saturday, Sanders edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Rolling off 12th, Rodney was involved in a multi-car tangle that saw him pull off on lap 24.

On Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for the second annual Mod Mania, Rodney came in second in his heat before racing forward one spot in the 40-lap feature to finish third. He trailed Tanner Mullens and Jake O’Neil to the checkers with Lucas Schott and Dan Ebert completing the Top-5 finishers.

Rodney sits in third the latest USMTS point standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

July 10, 2021 - Rodney Sanders sweeps Firecracker 40 at Mississippi Thunder
Rodney Sanders doubled down in Victory Lane on Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway. He pocketed $3,000 for his first-career Dirt Kings Tour Late Model victory in his Paulson Rock Products / Stussy Construction No. 20 Wichita Tank Racing MB Customs Late Model.

Later that same night he parked his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified in the Winner’s Circle as well.

“It was a heck of a week for me both personally and professionally. Earlier in the week I got engaged to my girlfriend and now fiancée Morgan, and then on Friday night we won both the Late Model and Modified feature at Mississippi Thunder Speedway,’ Sanders said. “We had a fast car on Saturday night at Cedar Lake but got collected in a first-lap crash in the feature that ended our night. It was a bummer, but after all of the other good stuff that happened last week, it was hard to be too down about it.

“A big thanks goes out to everyone who supports this team. We have a big weekend of racing in front of us, and hopefully we can win some more big checks.”

1On Friday afternoon Rodney Sanders invaded Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.), where he pulled double duty in both the Late Model and Modified ranks for the Firecracker 40.

In a field of 27 DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour Late Model entries, Rodney advanced two positions in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Earning the pole position for the feature, Sanders withstood a late-race charge from Jake Timm to capture his ninth win of the season and a $3,000 prize as he picked up his first-career win with the series. Jesse Glenz, James Giossi, Brett Swedberg, and Ron Berna rounded out the Top-5.

With a heat race win placing him second on the starting grid for the Modified feature, Rodney cruised to his 10th win of the season, which came ahead of Jake Timm, Josh Angst, Cory Crapser, and Dustin Sorensen.

1Behind the wheel of his Paulson Stussy No. 20 Modified on Saturday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.), Sanders locked his spot into the main event with a third-place finish in his heat but a lap-1 melee prevented him from completing a circuit in the 40-lapper. He was credited with a 24th-place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.DirtKingsTour.com and www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.

July 5, 2021 - Rodney Sanders records two-win weekend, pockets $7,500
Rodney Sanders visited Victory Lane twice over the extended holiday weekend in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

His first win of the weekend came on Sunday evening in the $5,000-to-win Tom Wilson Memorial at Central Missouri Speedway before streaking to the $2,500 triumph on Monday evening at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway. With the victories his 2021-win tally grew to eight.

“We logged a lot of miles this weekend, but it all paid off with a runner-up finish and a pair of wins. We had a great car all weekend. Thanks to everyone who supports our program and makes it possible,” Sanders commented.

1The Fourth of July special brought Rodney Sanders to Eagle Valley Speedway (Jim Falls, Wis.) on Friday afternoon to kick off his four-race weekend with a $5,023-to-win A-Main. Drawing 22 Modifieds, Sanders posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Matt Leer, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the main event. He improved six spots in the 25-lap affair to register a runner-up finish, trailing Kevin Adams to the checkers. Michael Truscott, Mark Hanson, and Matt Leer completed the Top-5 finishers.

1On Saturday night at Central Missouri Speedway (Warrensburg, Mo.) for the opening round of the 20th annual Tom Wilson Memorial, Rodney locked his spot into the $500-to-win scramble with a second-place finish in his heat. Pulling off on the eighth lap of the 20-lapper, Sanders was credited with an 18th-place outing.

The following night for the second round of the Tom Wilson Memorial, Sanders picked up a heat race win before charging to a scramble victory. Receiving the 13th-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney outran polesitter Gunner Martin in the 50-lap affair to capture his seventh win of the season and a $5,000 prize. He finished ahead of Martin, Randal Schiffelbein Jr., Jason Purlsey, and Dennis Elliott.

1On Monday afternoon, Sanders ventured south to The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas) for the inaugural event of the Texas Monday Series. Earning the pole position for the $2,500-to-win A-Main via preliminary action, Rodney dominated the 25-lapper to register his second win in as many nights and eighth of the season. Chris Huckeba, Jacob Gallardo, Kale Westover, and Fito Gallardo completed the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EagleValleySpeedway.com, www.CentralMissouriSpeedway.net, and www.RaceXR.com.

June 19, 2021 - Trio of podium finishes in Masters weekend at Cedar Lake
1Thursday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) to kick off the 22nd annual Masters weekend with the United States Racing Association (USRA). In a stout field of 65 cars, Sanders marched forward seven spots in his heat to pick up the eight-lap victory. Starting the $3,000-to-win A-Main in second, Rodney held his spot in the 30-lapper to finish second. He trailed Jake Timm to the checkers with Cory Crapser, Lucas Schott, and Dustin Sorensen rounding out the Top-5.

On Friday evening as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) banner, Rodney started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the show. With $5,000 on the line, Sanders jumped up one spot to register a third place finish. A.J. Diemel and Dereck Ramirez stood atop the podium while Jake O’Neil and Cory Mahder completed the Top-5 finishers. (Tyler Rinken photo)


1For the finale on Saturday, Sanders secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Lucas Schott. Passing eight cars in the 50-lap affair, Rodney notched a third-place finish. He followed Jake O’Neil and Tanner Mullens across the line with Dereck Ramirez and Jake Timm concluding the Top-5.

Rodney is currently 39-markers behind Dereck Ramirez for the lead in the latest USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USRARacing.com and www.USMTS.com.

June 5, 2021 - Sixth-place finish in River City Rumble at Park Jefferson
1Picking back up with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders visited Park Jefferson Speedway (Jefferson, S.D.) on Friday afternoon for the ninth annual River City Rumble. With a third-place finish in his heat race pinning him 11th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders gained five spots in the 35-lapper to finish sixth.

The following night at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa), Rodney jumped up one spot in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Sanders was challenging for a podium spot when contact with another competitor sent him around. He came from the tail of the field to finish 22nd.

Rodney slipped back to second in the latest USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 31, 2021 - Sanders wins at Deer Creek, regains USMTS points lead
Rodney Sanders had a busy Memorial Day weekend of racing action, which included three United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) starts as well as a Tri-State Late Model Series event. During the course of his four-day run he claimed a $10,000 USMTS win to go along with a total of three Modified podium finishes and a sixth-place performance in his Late Model. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Sanders lone weekend win came on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

On the heels of his sixth overall victory of the season and his consistency, Sanders also catapulted to the top of the latest USMTS standings.

“It was a busy weekend for the team, but overall we very happy with our performances. The talent-level on this USMTS tour is pretty incredible and to contend for wins all three nights says a lot about how strong our team is. Everyone knows that Deer Creek Speedway is one of my favorite tracks, and we always have confidence when we go there. Picking up the $10,000 win there on Saturday was a nice added boost for our bank account and our team’s confidence as we prepare for a busy upcoming schedule,” Sanders said. “On Monday night we took the Late Model to Husets. Again, there was a really stacked field of racers there, and no more than we’ve raced the Late Model this year I was pleased with a sixth-place finish.”

1Behind the wheel of his Arkansas Myriad (ARMI) No. 20 Modified, Rodney Sanders lifted the lid on his Memorial Day weekend on Friday evening at Iowa’s Rapid Speedway in the 13th annual Rapid Rumble. In a field of 36 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Rodney improved two spots in his heat race to register a runner-up finish behind Jake O’Neil. Unable to close the distance on race-long pacesetter O’Neil after a caution with seven-to-go in the feature, Sanders settled with a second-place finish. Lucas Schott, Dan Ebert, and Johnny Scott rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

On Saturday afternoon at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) for the USMTS Spring Challenge, Sanders passed three cars in his heat race to pick up the win. Leading flag-to-flag in the 40-lap feature, Rodney rolled to his sixth win of the season, which came over Zack VanderBeek, Tyler Wolff, Tanner Mullens, and Jake O’Neil. He earned $10,000 for his winning performance.

For the USMTS weekend finale on Sunday at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa), Rodney posted a third-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. Advancing into a podium spot, Sanders weaved forward seven positions in the 40-lapper to finish third. He trailed Tyler Wolff and Lucas Lee to the checkers with Dereck Ramirez and Jake O’Neil rounding out the Top-5.

On Monday, Sanders returned to the driver’s seat of his Late Model and headed to Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, S.D.) for the Ben Nothdurft Memorial. In a field of 41 RepairableVehicles.com Tri-State Late Model Series entries, Rodney followed up the third-fastest time in his group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Starting the $6,000-to-win A-Main in fourth, Sanders slipped two spots in the 40-lapper to finish sixth. (Jeff Bylsma photo)

With his weekend performances, Rodney has regained the lead in the latest USMTS point standings.

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

May 22, 2021 - Runner-up finish at Deer Creek Speedway
1Saturday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) to get a test session in for the upcoming United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) weekend. After starting the night off with an eight-lap heat race victory, Sanders passed five cars in the 25-lap feature to register a runner-up finish behind Dustin Sorensen. Jason Cummins, Johnny Scott, and J.T. Wasmund rounded out the Top-5.

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

May 15, 2021 - Rodney Sanders visits USMTS victory lane at Lakeside Speedway
Rodney Sanders registered his fifth win of the season over the weekend. His latest trip to Victory Lane came on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. (Lisa Burlington photo)

The triumph was worth $10,000 and marked his richest of the 2021 season thus far.

“We had a real good night on Friday at Lakeside Speedway and got the win. We were in the thick of things on Saturday night too, and it looked like we had earned another podium finish. Unfortunately, in post-race inspection I was told that I was disqualified due to a rule’s infraction regarding my suspension. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll just put our heads down and regroup and go after more wins,” Sanders commented.

1The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) resumed the 2021 season on Friday afternoon at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) with the seventh annual Spring Sizzler.

In a stout field of 48 cars, Rodney advanced two spots in his heat race to register a runner-up finish behind Justin Johnson. Starting the opening night feature in fifth, Sanders took part in a heated battle for second with Jake O’Neil, while Tanner Mullens set the pace early.

After Johnny Scott stole the lead from Mullens on the seventh lap, Rodney tracked down Scott 10 laps later to assume command of the top spot on lap 17. Holding off the field for the remaining 18 circuits, Sanders bagged his fifth win of the season and 108th-career USMTS triumph. Finishing ahead of Dereck Ramirez, Jake O’Neil, Lucas Schott, and Dan Ebert, Rodney earned $10,000 for his winning performance.

The following night at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.) for the Juggernaut, Sanders passed three cars in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. After crossing the line in third in the 40-lap feature, officials deemed a suspension component illegal, disqualifying Sanders and dropping him to the tail.

Rodney remains in third in the latest USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 8, 2021 - Sanders attends Dairyland Showdown at Mississippi Thunder
1 Rodney Sanders invaded Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Friday afternoon to compete in the Late Model and Modified ranks for the Dairyland Showdown. With 38 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries entered, Sanders edged his way into the opening night feature with a fourth-place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 16th, Rodney pulled off early with nine laps remaining.

In his Modified, Rodney jumped up one spot in his heat to pick up the eight-lap victory. Starting the feature in second, Sanders ran into mechanical issues that sidelined him early in the 20-lapper. (Charlie Lancour photo)

Back on Saturday for the $22,500-to-win Dairyland Showdown finale, Sanders came in third in his heat, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Gaining momentum early, Sanders was running in fifth when he slowed on lap 27. He failed to return.

For the Modified finale, Sanders improved two spots in his heat to pick up the win. Rolling off fourth, Rodney was an early retiree from the 30-lapper on the 10th lap.

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

May 1, 2021 - Pair of podium finishes in Modified in Oklahoma
1Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Outlaw Motor Speedway (Oktaha, Okla.) powering his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Modified. In a field of 28 USRA Modifieds, Sanders started the night off with an eight-lap heat race victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Gaining two spots in the 20-lap affair, Rodney scored a runner-up finish behind Joe Duvall. Tyler Davis, Lucas Gibbs, and Manuel Williams Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers.

1On Saturday evening at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.) for the 42nd annual Kegger, Rodney edged his way into the A-Main with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Passing nine cars in the 20-lap feature, Sanders posted a third-place finish, trailing Jason Hughes and Tyler Wolff to the checkers with Mike Hansen and Manuel Williams Jr. rounding out the Top-5.

For more results from these events, please visit www.OutlawMotorSpeedway.com and www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com.

April 24, 2021 - Sanders tops USRA Modified field at Hamilton County
After Mother Nature foiled his original plans, Rodney Sanders altered his weekend racing schedule The end result was a win plus another Top-5 finish behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. (Buck Monson photo)

Sanders fourth win of the year came on Saturday night at Hamilton County Speedway and rewarded him with a $2,000 victory.

“It seems like we’ve been adjusting our plans a lot this year with all the rain. After the USMTS races down South got postponed, we decided to race up North, and you can say it definitely worked out,” Sanders noted. “We started a little further back than I would’ve liked on Friday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway, but on Saturday we hit the ground running and got the win against a really good field of cars. I want to thank all of my sponsors, and I also want to thank both tracks for adding money to their purses at the last minute. That was really cool of them.”

1With the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) doubleheader weekend wiped out by Mother Nature, Rodney Sanders headed to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Friday evening for the track’s season opener. Passing three cars in his heat race to finish fourth, Sanders locked into the ninth-starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Rodney gained five spots in the 25-lap affair to finish fifth. He trailed Alex Williamson, Jake Timm, Calvin Iverson, and Dave Cain to the checkers.

1The following night at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa), Rodney improved five spots in his heat race to score a runner-up finish behind Jake Timm. Turning back challenged from a charging Jake O’Neil in the feature, Sanders stormed to his fourth win of the season over O’Neil, Zack VanderBeek, Kyle Brown, and Dustin Sorensen. He earned $2,000.

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

April 17, 2021 - 11th place finish in Slocum 50 at 34 Raceway
1Tuesday night saw Rodney Sanders return to the Super Late Models ranks at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) for the Tuesday Tickler. With 34 Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) entries entered, Rodney logged a seventh-place finish in his heat, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking in the top-four, Sanders failed to complete a lap.

On Wednesday evening at Stuart Speedway (Stuart, Iowa), Sanders improved three spots in his heat race to finish third. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 12th, Rodney held his spot for the entire distance of the 40-lapper to finish 12th. (Mike Ruefer photos)

The following night at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on the quarter-mile oval, Rodney came in seventh in his heat, giving him one final shot at the A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place third or better, Sanders fell short with a sixth-place outing.

On Friday night at 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) for the Prelude to the Slocum, Sanders edged his way into the main event with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney faded one spot to finish 15th.

For the Slocum 50 finale on Saturday, Rodney timed in seventh fastest in his qualifying group before placing fourth in his heat race. Starting the $10,555-to-win A-Main in 14th, Sanders clawed forward three positions in the 50-lap affair to register an 11th-place finish.

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


April 3, 2021 - Top-10 finish in Spring Challenge finale at Hamilton County
1Rodney Sanders was one of 49 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries on hand at Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Friday evening for the inaugural Spring Challenge. Following a fourth-place finish in his heat race, Sanders secured his spot into the opening night feature with a second-place finish in his B-Main behind Tanner Mullens. Improving two spots in the 35-lap affair, Rodney recorded a 13th-place outing.

The following night, Rodney jumped up one spot in his heat race to place second behind Joe Duvall. Earning the 10th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders clawed forward three spots to register a seventh-place finish.

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

March 27, 2021 - Sanders scores runner-up finish in King of America X at Humboldt
1Friday night saw Rodney Sanders return with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.) for the two-day King of America X powered by Summit. In a stout field of 91 cars, Rodney marched forward four spots in his heat race to register a third-place finish. Earning the 12th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Sanders improved eight spots in the 50-lapper to place fourth, trailing Carlos Ahumada Jr., Terry Phillips, and Tanner Mullens across the line with Ricky Thornton Jr. coming in fifth.

On Saturday night, Sanders secured his spot into the King of America X finale with a 10-lap heat race victory. With $20,000 on the line, Rodney advanced forward from his ninth-starting spot to challenge race-long pacesetter Brooks Strength late in the 60-lapper but came up short to place second behind Strength, with Jake O’Neil, Terry Phillips, and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the Top-5. (Todd Boyd photo)

Rodney remains in third in the latest USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

March 13, 2021 - Rodney Sanders grabs $2,500 American Racer Modified Series win at Monarch
After Mother Nature foiled his original plans, Rodney Sanders to his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified to Monarch Motor Speedway on Saturday.

The decision would pay off as he captured the win in the first-ever event for the newly formed American Racer USRA Modified Series.

“I always enjoy racing at Monarch Motor Speedway, and it was another good night for us there,” Sanders said. “It’s great to get another win. Thanks to everyone involved for their continued support. We’ll regroup and get ready for the King of America at Humboldt.”

1On Thursday Rodney Sanders visited Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla. to pilot the Tommy Dove-owned No. 10 Modified for the third annual Southern Stampede.

With 53 IMCA Modifieds on hand, Sanders marched forward six spots in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Earning the seventh-starting position for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney improved one position in the 30-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

In a field of 43 cars on Friday, Rodney came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a third-place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Scoring a runner-up finish behind Jared Baird, Sanders locked into the 15th-starting position for the A-Main. With $1,000 on the line, Sanders advanced forward nine spots in the 30-lap affair to finish sixth.

1With Mother Nature wiping out the finale on Saturday, Sanders packed up and headed to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas where he returned to the seat of his Kenny’s Tile No. 20 Modified entry.

Drawing 21 American Racer USRA Modified Series entries, Rodney recorded a fifth-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the main event.

The four-time USMTS National Champion broke into the top-10 on the third lap and climbed all the way to fourth place by the seventh lap. With sixteen laps complete Sanders had snuck by Kevin Rutehrford for second and just four laps later took control of the top spot from Max Eddie Thomas.

Sanders held on for the remaining five laps to earn his third win of the season over Thomas, Tyler Davis, Rutherford, and Chris Huckeba. He pocketed $2,500.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SouthernOklahomaSpeedway.com and www.MMSDirt.com.

March 6, 2021 - Pair of Top-10 finishes in USMTS doubleheader at RPM Speedway
Rodney Sanders invaded RPM Speedway (Crandall, Texas) on Friday night to kick off the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season with the two-day Texas Spring Nationals. Drawing a stout field of 71 Modifieds, Rodney secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. With $10,000 on the line, Sanders clawed forward two spots in the 50-lap affair to register a sixth-place finish. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1The following night for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders picked up a heat race win over Tyler Davis, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the finale. Unable to close the distance on race-leader Dereck Ramirez late in the 50-lapper, Rodney settled with a third-place finish, trailing Ramirez and Tyler Wolff across the line with Johnny Scott and Kale Westover completing the Top-5 finishers.

With the first two events in the books, Rodney is currently in third in the USMTS point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

January 17, 2021 - Sanders tops Modified field in fifth round of Wild West Shootout
1Rodney Sanders parked his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified in Wild West Shootout Victory Lane for the second time in 2021 on Saturday.

The 31-year-old enjoyed his share of success in during the 15th edition of the mini at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, scoring five Top-5 finishes in Modified action.

On Friday afternoon for the fourth round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Sanders posted a runner-up finish in his Late Model heat behind Jason Papich, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney was an early retiree from the 30-lapper after getting spun around in lap 17.

In the Modified ranks, Rodney jumped up two spots in his heat race to finish second behind Joe Duvall. Holding his spot for all 25 laps of the feature, Sanders recorded a 13th place outing.

The following night, Sanders came in 10th fastest in his Late Model time trial group before placing second in his heat behind Jimmy Mars. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in eighth, Rodney ran a comfortable pace throughout the 40-lapper, marking him eighth on the final rundown when the checkered flag flew.

Passing four cars in his Modified heat race, Rodney recorded a runner-up finish behind Brooks Strength, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Outrunning polesitter Tyler Peterson, Sanders soared to his second win of the season over Peterson, Dustin Strand, Clint Johnson, and Lucas Schott. Taking the checkers 2.364 seconds ahead of Peterson, Rodney pocketed a $1,000 prize. (Terry Page photo)

“We had a good car tonight, I was just trying to be patient and save my stuff till the end,” Sanders said in Victory Lane. “The track had a lot of character tonight and it’s a lot of fun when it’s like that. There is a lot of good competition here so if you have a bad start to the night it’s tough to recover. Thankful to we were able to get it done tonight.”

For the final round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Sanders followed up the fifth fastest qualifying time in his Late Model group with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Jonathan Davenport. Starting the $25,000-to-win finale in fifth, Rodney was an early exit from the 50-lapper after slowing to draw a caution on lap 25.

In his Kenny’s Tile No. 20 Modified, Rodney edged his way into the $2,000-to-win finale fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Wheeling his way into the Top-5 in the 25-lap affair, Sanders marched forward 11 spots to register a fourth-place finish behind Jake O’Neil, Tyler Peterson, and Clint Johnson with Brooks Strength coming in fifth.

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

January 13, 2021 - Sanders tallies first win of 2021 in Arizona; 15th annual Wild West Shootout continues Friday
Driving his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified, Sanders raced to his second-straight runner-up finish. However, Sanders inherited the victory after apparent race winner, Dustin Stand was disqualified in post-race inspection. (Tyler Rinken photo)

“I hate it for Dustin and his team,” Sanders said afterwards. “They did a great job; it was an honest mistake. Although it’s not how I would have wanted it, I’m thankful to get our first win of the year. Our MB Customs Modifieds has been fast all week, hopefully we can carry this momentum into the final three nights.”

1For the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.), Sanders started the night off with an eight-lap heat race victory, which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature.

Stand took the early lead and appeared to have the car to beat. Sanders quickly moved into second place when Fito Gallardo suffered mechanical problems, but he just didn't have enough to keep up with Strand.

Strand crossed the finish line first, ahead of Sanders by 2.101 seconds; However, the win would be taken from Strand, when a minor rules infraction was discovered during post-race inspection. Casey Skyberg, Lucas Schott, Shane Sabraski, and Tyler Wolff rounded out the Top-5.

In the Super Late Model ranks, Rodney came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot, Sanders locked into the 23rd-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Running into trouble near the halfway point of the 30-lapper, Rodney was an early retiree on lap 16.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 10, 2021 - Pair of Top-5 finishes in Modified portion of Wild West Shootout
1Pulling double duty to kick off the 2021 season, Rodney Sanders traveled to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) on Saturday afternoon to compete in the Late Model and Modified ranks for the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. After nearly getting taken out on the opening lap of his heat race in his Late Model, Rodney came up one spot short of a transfer position with a fourth place outing. Scoring a runner-up finish behind Terry Phillips, Sanders earned the 21st-starting position for the opening night feature. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney was an early retiree from the 40-lapper on lap 15.

In a stout field of 66 Modifieds, Sanders jumped up three spots in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Clawing forward one spot in the 25-lap feature, Rodney notched a fourth-place finish behind Dustin Strand, Lucas Schott, and Shane Sabraski with Tyler Peterson coming in fifth. (Kevin Kovac photo | DirtonDirt.com)

For another $5,000-to-win Late Model feature on Sunday afternoon, Rodney grabbed the third and final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Losing one spot in the 40-lap affair, Sanders posted a 14th place outing.

Passing five cars in his heat race in his Modified to place second behind Tyler Wolff, Sanders locked into the second-starting position for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Unable to close the distance on polesitter Jake Gallardo, Rodney scored a runner-up finish behind Gallardo with Shane Sabraski, Calvin Iverson, and Dustin Strand rounding out the Top-5.

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

December 8, 2020 - 20 wins for Sanders in 2020; Wild West Shootout to open 2021 season
In a year that saw many events postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rodney Sanders competed in a total of 76 races behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. While collecting his second-straight United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) National Championship and fourth of his career, Sanders piled on 20 wins, 54 Top-5 finishes, and 65 Top-10 outings.

His 2021 season will kick off on January 9th at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) for the 15th annual Wild West Shootout.

December 5, 2020 - Mechanical issues arise in Jerry Whiteaker Memorial
1 Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at South Texas Speedway (Corpus Christi, Texas) piloting the Chance McDaniel-owned No. 02 Limited Modified for the second annual Jerry Whiteaker Memorial. Drawing a stout field of 75 cars for the two-day event, Sanders jumped up two spots in first heat to finish fourth. Rolling off fifth for his second heat, Rodney was one of five cars that failed to finish the 10-lapper.

He was slated to start seventh in his heat race on Saturday but was a scratch from the 12-lap affair.

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

November 7, 2020 - Sanders clinches fourth USMTS title at RPM Speedway
Rodney Sanders wrapped up the United States Modified Touring Series campaign over the weekend at RPM Speedway. The driver of the Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified clinched his second-straight National Championship and fourth of his career.

“It certainly wasn’t the end to the season we’d hoped for, but we were able to clinch the championship. It was a fun year battling with Dereck [Ramirez] for the championship, it came down to the wire. It’s still surreal to think that we’ve now won four USMTS championships. It’s a great accomplishment and I couldn’t be prouder of my team. Thank you to everyone who helped make this great year and championship possible.

1Rodney Sanders was one of 45 United States Modified Touring Series entries registered at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas on Thursday to wrap up the season with the 3rd Annual Summit Southern Nationals.

Scoring a second-place finish in his heat behind Jack Sartain, Sanders locked into the 10th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $2,000 on the line, Rodney was an early retiree from the 35-lapper on lap 21.

In a $3,000-to-win program on Friday night, Rodney recorded a fourth-place finish in his heat race, transferring him into the B-Main. Jumping up one spot to place fifth, Sanders locked into the 21st-starting position for the main event. Running into more trouble in the 40-lap affair, Rodney was sidelined on lap 27 for the remainder of the feature.

On Saturday afternoon, Sanders came in sixth in his heat before scratching from his B-Main. Relying on a provisional to start the $5,100-to-win finale, Rodney marched forward 12 spots in the 50-lapper to register a 13th place outing.

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

November 1, 2020 - Top-5 finish in Modster Mash at 81 Speedway
1After wet conditions and unfavorable forecast wiped out Thursday night’s Modster Mash opener at Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Okla.), Rodney Sanders headed to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) on Friday afternoon for the fifth annual Grant Junghans Memorial. With 74 United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified entries registered, Sanders came in third in his heat before placing second in his B-Main behind Carlos Ahumada Jr. Starting the opening night feature in 17th, Rodney was an early retiree from the 42-lapper with mechanical issues.

The following night at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.), Rodney secured his spot into the A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. With $10,031 on the line, Sanders faded one spot in the 40-lap affair to register a fourth place finish behind Jake O’Neil, Tanner Mullens, and Johnny Scott with Terry Phillips coming in fifth. (Todd Boyd photo)

For the Halloween Hangover at The Hummer on Sunday at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kan.), Sanders notched a third place finish in his heat race, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win finale. Clawing forward two spots in the 40-lap finale, Rodney recorded a 10th place outing.

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

October 24, 2020 - Rodney Sanders double dips at Ardmore in TOMS Nationals
Twenty for the twenty. Rodney sanders collected two wins on Saturday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway that would increase his win tally for the season to twenty. (Fritz photo)

Sanders drove his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified to a $4,500 triumph in the Touring Outlaw Modified Series – TOMS Nationals. He also claimed a $1,500 payday in the Sport Modified division.

“We had a great weekend in Ardmore, picking up the win in the mod and sport mod,” Sanders commented. “Thank you to all of our sponsors and a special thanks to Chance McDaniel for letting me drive his sport mod.”

1On Friday Rodney Sanders visited Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., pulling double duty in the Modified and Sport Modified ranks for the TOMS Nationals.

With the stout field of 52 Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) entries competing in two rounds of heat races, Sanders jumped up two spots in his first round to pick up the 12-lap victory. Passing five cars in his second heat to record the win, Rodney locked into the Dash on Saturday night.

1Powering Chance McDaniel’s No. 02S entry in the Sport Modified ranks, Rodney followed up a runner-up finish in his first heat with a 10-lap victory in his second round. The finishes positioned him third on the starting grid for the Saturday night’s finale.

Improving three spots in the Dash to finish third, Sanders locked onto the second row for the TOMS Nationals. Outrunning Tanner Mullens, Sanders rolled to his 19th win of the season over Mullens, Colby Smith, Cole Traugott, and Kevin Rutherford. He earned $4,500.

In the Sport Modified finale, Sanders fended off a charging Jared Baird in the 30-lapper to secure his second win of the night and 20th of 2020. Taking the checkers ahead of Baird, Shelby Williams, Tate Butler, and Jeramie Cox, Sanders bagged $1,500.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SouthernOklahomaSpeedway.com and www.TouringMods.com.

October 3, 2020 - Sanders takes home night two of USRA Nationals at Webster City
1Rodney Sanders was back in the winner’s circle Friday after claiming a United States Racing Association (UCRA) Nationals preliminary night win aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“We had a great weekend at Hamilton County Speedway. I always enjoy racing there,” said Sanders. “We had a really fast car all weekend. I really liked our chances for Saturday night’s finale, but we came up just short. We were on the podium every night, so we’ll take it and head to the next one. We’re going to take this weekend off to regroup and decide where to race next.”

Rodney Sanders headed to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Thursday night to kickstart the three-day event. In a field of 21 cars, Sanders jumped up spot in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory.

Starting the $500-to-win A-Main in seventh, Rodney gained five spots in the 20-lap affair to register a runner-up finish behind Lucas Schott with Jake Gallardo, Fito Gallardo, and Jacob Bleess rounding out the Top-5.

The following night, Rodney secured his spot into the main event with a third place finish in his heat race. Rolling off fifth, Sanders wrestled away the lead from Jake Gallardo on lap 12 and led the remaining eighth circuits to capture his 18th win of the season and a $500 payday with an additional $140 for his 14 USRA starts during the 2020 season. He took the checkers ahead of Lucas Schott, Jacob Bleess, Josh Angst, and Jake Gallardo. (Tyler Rinken photo)

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for Saturday night’s finale, Sanders locked into the second-starting position for the $2,000-to-win main event. Losing one spot in the 40-lapper, Rodney notched a third place finish behind Lucas Schott and Jake Gallardo with Jacob Bleess and Josh Angst completing the Top-5 finishers.

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