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January 17, 2021 - Rodney Sanders Online Store Loaded with New Merchandise
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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.