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April 12, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Holds Off Dillard, Wins Cajun Clash Opener
On Thursday evening Rodney Sanders was one of 44 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for the opening night of the seventh annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City. Passing three cars in his heat, Sanders reeled in a 3rd place finish positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the opening night feature. After jumping out to a comfortable lead for the first 33 circuits, Rodney withstood challenges from Cade Dillard after a late-race caution to pick up his third win of the season. Topping Dillard, Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin at the line, Sanders claimed a $2,500 payday. (Tyler Rinken photo)

1The following night, Sanders gained two spots in his heat to pick up the 8-lap victory. Starting the $3,000-to-win A-Main in 5th, Rodney suffered a flat-tire on lap-37 while running in 3rd that dropped him back to a 18th place outing.

Saturday’s $5,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.  

Rodney continues to sit atop of the USMTS National Championship standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

April 5, 2019 - Sanders Dominates USMTS Field at Jackson Motor Speedway
Rodney Sanders led every lap of Friday night’s United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event at Mississippi’s Jackson Motor Speedway to claim his second win of 2019. The victory in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs Modified was worth $3,000 and marked his second triumph of 2019. (Tyler Rinken photo)

“The race track definitely had some character so you had to stay up on the wheel,” Sanders noted. “Anytime you can get a win it’s a good night, and this one was especially good since the other two races got rained out. Hopefully, weather will be better for this weekend at Ark-La-Tex Speedway. It’s a fun place, and I always enjoy racing there.”

Friday night saw Rodney Sanders return to action with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi). In a field of 27 cars, Sanders advanced four spots in his heat race to place third.

Earning the fourth-starting position for the opening night feature, Rodney jumped out to an early lead. He paced the field throughout the event, and then survived a late-race challenge from Zack VanderBeek in the closing laps to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 payday. VanderBeek, Terry Phillips, Timothy Culp, and Logan Robertson completed the Top-5 finishers in the 30-lap affair.

Saturday and Sunday’s events at Whynot Motorsports Park and Magnolia Motor Speedway fell victim to rain.

Rodney currently leads the USMTS National Championship standings. For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

March 29, 2019 - Runner-up Finish at Monarch Motor Speedway
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders was one of 17 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Monarch Motor Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) for the $1,000 top prize. Reeling in a podium finish in the feature, Sanders posted a 2nd place spot trailing John Webb across the line with Cole Traugott, Austin Bonner, and Manuel Williams completing the Top-5 finishers.


March 23, 2019 - 10th Place Finish in King of America IX at Humboldt Speedway
1Rodney Sanders was one of 72 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) on Thursday night for the King of America IX Modified Nationals powered by Summit Racing Equipment. Competing in two rounds of heat races, Sanders improved four spots in his first round to pick up the 10-lap victory. Rolling off 8th in his second heat, Rodney gained six spots to place 2nd behind Tyler Davis. After two rounds of heats, Rodney sits in second in the total point standings.

Returning on Friday for another two rounds of heats, Sanders followed up a 6th place finish in his first attempt with a 10-lap victory in his second attempt. With preliminary events wrapped up, Rodney earned the 3rd-starting position for the $12,000-to-win finale on Saturday. After challenging for the top spot early, Rodney Sanders was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap-42 while being credited with a 10th place finish. (Cody Papke photo)

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


March 9, 2019 - Podium Finish in Second Round of Southern Stampede at Southern OK Speedway
1Thursday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) powering the Bob Sikes-owned #16 IMCA Modified for the 2nd annual Southern Stampede. After passing two cars in his heat to place 7th, Sanders improved seven spots in his B-Main reeling in a 2nd place finish. Starting the opening night feature in 14th, Rodney Sanders charged through the field eight spots notching a 6th place finish.

The following night in a field of 49 cars, Rodney secured his spot into the $1,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Breaking into a podium position, Sanders passed five cars to place 3rd behind Jason Hughes and Ricky Thornton Jr. with Anthony Roth and Jeff Taylor completing the Top-5 finishers.

For the final round of the Southern Stampede on Saturday, Sanders followed up a 5th place finish in his heat with a 4th place finish in his consolation event. With $3,000 on the line in the feature, Rodney was an early retiree from the 40-lapper.

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


January 13, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Wins Night Three of Wild West Shootout
1On Wednesday night Rodney Sanders returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following a 3rd place finish in his heat race, Sanders slipped back to a 20th place outing in the 25-lap feature.

After a scheduled off day on Thursday, Rodney secured his spot into the A-Main on Friday with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting on the front row for the feature, Sanders jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag and held off a pair of challenges to pick up his first win of the season a $1,000 payday. Tyler Wolff, Darrell Nelson, Matt Leer, and Zane Devilbiss completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair. (Tom Macht photo)

Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Sanders followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a 2nd place finish in the 15-lap feature trailing D.J. Shannon across the line with Joe Duvall, Dustin Strand, and Bumper Jones rounding out the Top-5.

Later Saturday night, Rodney charged to a 10-lap heat race victory but Mother Nature postponed Saturday’s feature to Sunday. Starting in 6th, Sanders passed four cars reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Darrell Nelson with Dustin Strand, Matt Leer, and Cody Scholpp trailing them to the checkers.

Wrapping up the 13th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Rodney locked his spot into the $1,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Darrell Nelson. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the A-Main, Rodney Sanders notched a runner-up spot behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Dereck Ramirez, Dustin Strand, and Darrell Nelson completing the Top-5.

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


January 5, 2019 - Sanders Begins 2019 Season With Wild West Shootout
1Kicking off the 2019 season, Rodney Sanders invaded FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday night for the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. With passing points determining the lineup for the opening night feature, Sanders locked his spot into the show with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Chad Olsen. Falling shy of a Top-5 finish in the feature, Rodney landed a 7th place outing in the 25-lap affair.

Sunday night's program was postponed by Mother Nature to January 12th.

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


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.


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.