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January 19, 2020 - 5th Place Finish in Round Three of WWS
1For the third round of the Wild West Shootout on Wednesday evening at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona), Rodney Sanders gained two spots in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the $1,000-to-win A-Main in third, Sanders dropped two spots to place 5th Tanner Mullens, Jake O’Neil, Calvin Iverson, and Lucas Schott.

Returning to action on Friday evening, Sanders passed eight cars in his heat race to capture the 8-lap victory. Rolling off on the pole for the feature, Rodney fell one spot to register a runner-up finish behind Dustin Strand with Tyler Peterson, Mitch Keeter, and Calvin Iverson rounding out the Toip-5.

On Saturday night, Rodney secured his spot into the $1,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Lucas Schott. Jumping up three spots in the 25-lap feature, Sanders scored a 4th place finish behind Matt Leer, Tyler Peterson, and Lucas Schott with Dustin Strand coming in 5th.

Wrapping up the 14th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Sanders improved seven positions in his heat to register a 3rd place finish. After taking over the lead near the halfway point of the feature, Rodney dropped back to a 4th place finish behind Tyler Peterson, Joe Duvall, and Dustin Strand with Lucas Schott coming in 5th.  

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

January 12, 2020 - Rodney Sanders Rules Second Round of Wild West Shootout
1 On Saturday night Rodney Sanders returned to action at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. With passing points from heat races setting the grid for the opening night feature, Sanders posted a 5th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place 4th or better to make the main event, Rodney secured his spot with a runner-up finish behind Fito Gallardo. With $1,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders logged a 17th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

The following night, Rodney passed seven cars in his heat race to place 2nd behind Chad Olsen. Starting on the pole for the A-Main, Sanders lost the top spot early but quickly tracked down leader Travis Sauer. Sliding ahead of Saurer after he jumped the cushion, Rodney soared to his fourth win of the season over Lucas Schott, Tyler Wolff, Dustin Strand, and Matt Gilbertson. Taking the checkers 1.767 seconds ahead of Schott, Sanders claimed a $2,000 payday. (Tom Macht photo)

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2020 - Sanders Sweeps Battle at the Border in New Mexico
Rodney Sanders completed a weekend sweep of the Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. (James Adams Jr. photos)

“Anytime you can get a win it’s a good night, winning three nights in a row, that’s a great way to start the year,” said Sanders. “We had a good car all weekend. I’m looking forward to heading to Arizona this week, we had a lot of success there last year.” I would like to thank everyone that helps our racing program. We’ve got a lot of great folks behind us, who make this all possible.”

1Friday night’s inaugural Battle at the Border drew a field of 29 United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified entries. To start the night, Sanders passed five cars in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Earning the eighth-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney outdueled Fita Gallardo to capture his first win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Gallardo, Tyler Wolff, Nick Rivera, and Royal Jones complete the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday evening, Rodney gained two spots in his heat race to place third. Starting the A-Main in tenth, Rodney tracked down polesitter Calvin Iverson early and went on to claim the $1,200 prize over Iverson, Mitch Keeter, Bumper Jones, and Fito Gallardo.

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday afternoon, Sanders secured his spot into the finale with an 8-lap heat race victory. Streaking to his third win of the season in as many nights, Rodney topped Fit Gallardo, Bumper Jones, Mitch Keeter, and Calvin Iverson at the line to secure the $2,000 finale.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.

November 21, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Tallies 19-Win 2019 Season, Grabs Third USMTS Title
The 2019 season saw Rodney Sanders compete in a total of 71 events behind the wheel of his ARMI Contractors No. 20 Open Wheel Modified entry. Losing 26 of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Sanders collected 19 wins, 54 Top-5 finishes, and 66 Top-10 outings. He also clinched his third-career United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) National Championship.

He will kick off the 2020 season on January 11th at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek. Ari.) for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout.

November 16, 2019 - Sanders Edges Mullens in Chisholm Trail Showdown at Park City
Wrapping up the 2019 season with the United State Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders traveled to 81 Speedway (Park City, KS) on Friday night for the third annual Chisholm Trail Showdown. In a stout field of 48 cars, Sanders improved one spot in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Earning the sixth-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney tracked down race-leader Tanner Mullens near the halfway point of the feature and the two began swapping back-in-forth for the top spot in the ensuing laps. Holding off Mullens through lapped-traffic, Sanders rolled to his 19th win of the season over Mullens, Dereck Ramirez, Brandon Sheppard, and Darron Fuqua. He earned $3,000 for the triumph. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1Returning on Saturday afternoon for the fourth annual Grant Junghans Memorial, Rodney passed four cars in his heat race to place 2nd behind Brandon Sheppard. Starting the $10,002-to-win A-Main in fifth, Rodney held his spot for all 50-laps to register a 5th place finish behind Jacob Blees, Brandon Sheppard, Lucas Schott, and Tyler Wolff.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

October 28, 2019 - Sanders Captures Third USMTS National Championship After Southern Nationals Rainout
1Rodney Sanders, who needed only to suit up this weekend to secure the points battle, is now officially crowned the 2019 USMTS national champion-his third overall and first since winning back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.

October 27, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Lands Runner-up Finish in USRA Fall Nationals
1Rodney Sanders recorded a podium finish on Sunday evening in the finale of the 20th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals at Vado Speedway Park. The podium performance came behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“It was a pretty solid weekend for us. We were just a little off from where we needed to be, but it’s hard to complain about a second-place finish in such a big event with so many good cars. Cade [Dillard] did a great job, so congrats to him on the win,” Sanders noted. “With this weekend’s USMTS events canceled, we are officially the 2019 Champion. When I first starting racing with these guys, I just wanted to be competitive. I never dreamed that I’d win one USMTS championship, much less three, so this is pretty cool. Thank you to everyone who helped make this great year and championship possible.”

Rodney Sanders made the trek to the brand-new Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) over the weekend for the 20th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals.

Drawing 60 cars for the opening round of the three-day event, Sanders recorded a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Stormy Scott, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the preliminary feature. Locking the Top 5 into Sunday’s finale, Rodney logged an eighth-place outing.

Returning Friday night, Rodney passed six cars in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Starting the A-Main in the fifth position, Sanders advanced two spots to finish third behind R.C. Whitwell and Bobby Pierce with Jake O’Neil and Stormy Scott trailing them to the checkers.

Starting Sunday night’s $20,101-to-win A-Main in the sixth position, Sanders improved four spots to reel in a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Bobby Pierce, R.C. Whitwell, and Dereck Ramirez trailing them to the checkers.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.

October 19, 2019 - Sanders Doubles Down in Mark Rogers Memorial at Amarillo
1Weekend action found Rodney Sanders continuing his late-season, hot streak in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. He swept the USRA Modified action during the Mark Rogers Memorial at Route 66 Motor Speedway.

Sanders now holds 18 victories this season.

“Man, our car is rolling really great right now, and we had a great weekend at Amarillo. I want to thank Wichita Tank Racing for boosting Friday night’s feature to $2,500 to win, and I also want to thank Chance McDaniels for letting me drive his SportMod. We came up one spot short of the big win in that big show, but I had a blast,” Sanders stated. “This weekend I’m looking forward to racing at Vado Speedway Park for another big check.”

Rodney Sanders traveled to Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) on Friday evening, pulling double duty for the two-day Mark Rogers Memorial. After starting the night with a heat race victory in the USRA Modified ranks, Sanders rolled to his 17th win of the season from his second-starting spot in the feature to pick up the $2,500 payday.

The following night, Rodney locked his spot into the USRA Modified finale with a heat race win. Starting in the fourth position, Sanders cruised to his 18th win of the season to capture the $2,500 prize.

In the Chance McDaniels-owned No. 3D SportMod, Rodney scored a runner-up finish in the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.Route66MotorSpeedway.net.

October 13, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Conquers Winter Nationals Finale at Longdale
1Saturday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma) pulling double duty for the two-day Winter Nationals. In a field of 21 Open Wheel Modifieds, Sanders gained three spots in his 10-lap heat race to place 2nd behind Cole Traugott. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the opening night feature, Rodney jumped up one spot to record a runner-up finish behind Dereck Ramirez with R.C. Whitwell, Cole Traugott, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top-5.

In the No. 3D B-Mod, Rodney followed up a 3rd place finish in his heat with a 7th place finish in the main event.

With his spot already locked into the Winter Nationals finale on Sunday afternoon, Sanders held off Dereck Ramirez in the 30-lap affair to capture his 16th win of the season over Ramirez, Jason Hughes, Cole Traugott, and Kenny Wallace. (Kenny Shaw photo)

Starting the B-Mod finale in 4th on Sunday, Rodney jumped up two spots to place 2nd behind Robert Elliott with Cole Traugott, Mike Roach, and Brandon Kenny trailing them to the checkers.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.LongdaleSpeedway.com.

November 29, 2018 - Rodney Sanders Ends 2018 Season With 12 Wins
Rodney Sanders traveled to a total of 71 events during the 2018 season while capturing 12 wins aboard his Wichita Tank Racing #20 DriveWFX.com/ Swan Energy MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engines Open Wheel Modified. With the weather determining the outcome of 13 of his scheduled dates, Sanders recorded 54 Top-10 outings and 40 Top-5 finishes. He also finished 3rd in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings.