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April 26th, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Sweeps USMTS Weekend Battle!
1Rodney Sanders set out to enter a trio of United States Modified Touring Seies (USMTS) events over the weekend, but it would be short by Mother Nature after Thursday night's event at Cedar County Speedway (Tiption, Iowa) was postponed.

On Friday the team traveld to Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, Iowa) for a $2,000-to-win event with the USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds. Twenty-one entires registered for battle, and after drawing the fourth starting spot for his heat race Rodney finished third to earn a spot in the redraw for the 35 lap finale. After starting fifth, Sanders took the race lead from Zack VanderBeek with less the ten to go and held on for the remaining laps to score his eighth win of the season over VanderBeek, Austin Siebert, Nate Wasmund, and Daniel Hilsbeck. (Danny Howk Photo)

1On Saturday night Rodney Sanders piloted his #20 Swan Energy/Mars Race Cars Open Wheel Modified to Victory Lane in a $2,000-to-win program at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri). Twenty-four competitors registered for action, and Rodney won his feat race from the fifth starting spot to lock into the redraw for the 40 lap feature. In the redraw he was the recipient of the pole position for the finale with Dylan Smith alongside. Sanders jumped out to a big lead early on in the main event, but a pair of caution flags kept the field within striking distance. Rodney fended off Nate Wasmund early on and despite a side-by-side dual with Zack VanderBeek over the final ten laps, Sanders held on for the victory and the weekend sweep. VanderBeek finished second followed by Stormy Scott, Dylan Smith, and John Allen rounding out the top five. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.USMTS.com


April 19th, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Competes in Corn Belt Clash Action
1Rodney Sanders returned to the cockpit of his Super Late Model over the weekend with a pair of events co-sanctioned by the Corn Belt Clash (CBC) Late Model Series, and the MARS DIRTcar Series.

On Friday night a talented field of thirty-six entries registered for the $3,000-to-win event at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa). Rodney found himself behind the eight ball early, as he started deep in his heat race and only advanced to a seventh place finish, forcing him to run a b-main. He would fail to reach a transfer position in the b-main as his night came to an early end.

1Saturday evening found the team at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) for the annual Slocum 50 that boosted an impressive $10,555 prize for competitors. A stout field of forty-six entries were on hand for the event as Rodney looked to improve on a disappoint finish a night ago. He would go on to finish second in his heat race to lock into the ninth starting spot for the finale. He battled amongst the top ten early before settling to an eleventh place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.CornBeltClash.com or www.MARSRacingSeries.com


April 12th, 2014 - Sanders Uses Late Caution Advantage for Lakeside Victory!
1Rodney continued his dominate streak in 2014 with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas). (John Lee Photo)

A talented field of 32 Open Wheel Modifieds converged on the 3/8 mile semi-banked oval. Rodney started his night off with an eighth to fourth run in the heat race, locking him into the eleventh starting spot for the $2,000-to-win finale. Sanders charged from his sixth row starting spot to second with 26 laps complete of the 30 lap event complete. Early leader Stormy Scott had built a comfortable lead over the field before the caution waved on lap 26, stacking the field up for a shootout to the end. On the restart, Rodney motored by Scott on the outside and held on through one more caution period to score the victory over Scott, Zack Vanderbeek, Dereck Ramirez, and Jake Gallardo.

Saturday found Sanders competiting at the Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) in another $2,000-to-win event that drew a field of thirty-five entries to the oval. After finishing second in his heat race, Rodney locked into the tenth starting spot for the 30 lap finale. During the course of the feature Sanders advanced to a solid eighth place finish in the final rundown.

Full results are available at www.USMTS.com


April 6th, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Scores First Career Super Late Model Win!
Looking to capitalize on last weekend's performance, Rodney Sanders took his #20 Super Late Model into battle over the weekend in a pair of events at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association (MLRA) and the Corn Belt Clash (CBC) Late Model Series. (Fasttrack Photos)

A talented field of 43 competitors were registered for battle in the $3,000-to-win event on Saturday night, and Sanders would find himself battling an ill handling race car throughout the night. After starting on the pole of his heat race Rodney slipped to a fourth place finish, leaving him to run a b-main. Sanders drove to a fourth place finish in the b-main, locking him into the 24th starting spot for the 35 lap finale. In the feature, Rodney continued to battle the handle on his #20 machine to a disappointing 30th place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday evening's festivities saw the winner's check increased to a $2,000 payday. After making several changes from the previous night, Sanders rocketed from his eighth starting spot in the heat race to a second place finish, positioning him on the pole for the main event. Saturday night's winner, Terry Phillips took to the lead at the drop of the green flag in the feature with Sanders in tow. As the duo worked through lap traffic, Phillips left the low side open exiting turn two allowing Sanders the opportunity he needed to grab the top spot. Rodney never looked back from that point, scoring his first-ever Super Late Model victory over Brian Birkhofer, Chad Simpson, Terry Phillips, and Brad Looney.

Complete results from the weekend can be found at www.MLRARacing.com