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May 30th, 2014 - Sanders Battles Mother Nature; Finishes Third at Farmer City
After Mother Nature nixed the annual Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway, the team traveled to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois). The American Late Model Series (ALMS) sanctioned the Douglas Dodge 50 that boosted a $5,000-to-win top prize for competitors.

Thirty-one Super Late Models converged on the 1/4 mile oval, and Sanders started his outing with a heat race victory to earn the third starting position on the grid for the 50 lap finale. When the feature went green, action heated up quickly with a three-way battle between Sanders, pole sitter Brian Shirley, and Brandon Sheppard. Sanders maintained second over Sheppard before assuming the point at Shirley's misfortune (terminal issues) before the halfway mark.

With Sanders out front, Sheppard held a close second as the pair entered lap traffic. The duo waged a side-by-side battle before a slower car forced Sanders to check up briefly allowing Sheppard to take the lead. Rodney went on to a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner, Brandon Sheppard, and Brian Birkhofer. Jason Feger and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five finishers.

Full results from the event are available at www.FarmerCityRacing.com


May 26th, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Enters Lucas Oil Show Me 100 at Wheatland
Action continued for Sanders on Thursday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) with a $5,000-to-win Lucas Oil MLRA program, which served as a preliminary event for the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100. A stout field of sixty-three Super Late Models entered the program, and a sixth to third run in heat race action earned Rodney a spot in the evening's redraw. After receiving the seventeenth starting position on the grid for the 45 lap finale, Sanders advanced six spots during the course of the event to an eleventh place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.MLRARacing.com

Friday night found the team entering the qualifying night for the $30,000-to-win, 22nd Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway. The program was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and saw sixty-five drivers register for action. Via his qualifying efforts Rodney was able to lock into the pole of third heat race. He went on to finish second, earning him the eleventh starting spot in the 100 lap finale on Saturday night. During the course of the feature Sanders settled to an eighteenth place finish in the final rundown. Complete results from the event can be found at www.LucasDirt.com

After Sunday's scheduled Budweiser 50 at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) was nixed by rain, the team unloaded their #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified at Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, Illinois). Fifty-four Open Wheel Modifieds were on hand for the $4,000-to-win American Modified Series (AMS) event. Rodney was the overall top qualifier and went on to finish third in his heat race, locking him into the fourteenth starting position for the 40 lap feature. During the course of the feature Sanders raced his way to an eighth place finish. Full results are available at www.AmericanModifiedSeries.com

The weekend drew to a close on Monday evening at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois) for an unsanctioned $3,000-to-win Open Wheel Modified program. Rodney qualified second in his respective group among the twenty-eight entries on hand, and went on to win his heat race to earn the pole position for the feature. In the main event, Sanders charged to the victory over Erik Bruce, Michael Long, Kenny Wallace, and Nathan Balensiefan. Complete results from the event can be found at www.PeoriaSpeedway.com


May 21st, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Begins Ultra Busy Weekend in Iowa
Rodney began an ultra-busy Memorial Day Weekend schedule on Wednesday night when he took #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified into battle at Cedar County Speedway (Tipton, Iowa).

A modest twenty-one USMTS Open Wheel Modifieds registered for battle in the $2,000-to-win race. A fourth to second run in heat race action sent to Sanders to the redraw for the feature, where he received the eighth starting spot. In the main event he advanced three spots to finish fifth behind race winner Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Zack VanderBeek, and Dereck Ramirez.

Full results from the event are available at www.USMTS.com


May 17th, 2014 - Sanders Enters Busy Weekend with the USMTS
Rodney Sanders kicked off a busy weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday night at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Oklahoma).

A talented field of forty-seven Open Wheel Modifieds were on hand for the $2,000-to-win program. Rodney started his night by winning his heat race, which sent him to the evening's redraw for the 40 lap finale. After receiving the fourth starting spot for the feature, Sanders quickly worked his way forward to the second spot early in the feature, and assumed the point from Tom Tillison Jr. on lap eleven. The battle for the top spot would be far from over as ninth starting Stormy Scott entered the mix. The duo waged a fierce battle through lap traffic before Scott was able to take over when Sanders was briefly caught up. Scott led the remaining laps for the victory while Sander settled in second. Kelly Shryock, Cade Dillard, and Daniel Hilsabeck rounded out the top five finishers.

Friday night found the USMTS tour making a trip to Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma) as another $2,000-to-win affair was contested. A fifth to second run in heat race action earned Sanders a spot in the redraw for the 40 lap feature. After receiving the eighth starting spot Rodney went on to race to a third place finish in the evening's finale behind race winner, Stormy Scott and Dereck Ramirez.

The busy three day stretch with the USMTS competitors drew to a close on Saturday evening at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma). Forty-seven competitors converged on the speed plant in pursuit of the $4,000 prize, and Rodney would need a win in b-main action to race his way into the main event. In the feature he started thirteenth on the grid for the finale before advancing ten spots to record a third place finish behind race winner, Stormy Scott and Johnny Scott.

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


May 14th, 2014 - Rodney Sanders Partners with Karsyn's Krusaders Again in 2014
The 2014 edition of the Hope and Healing Karsyn’s Krusaders Project is officially underway and will run throughout the 2014 racing season, set to wrap up at the USMTS Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN.

This challenge puts Happy, Texas, driver Rodney Sanders vs. Slayton, Minnesota, pilot Jason Krohn, and both have already agreed the loser will serve his punishment at the Jamboree. However, Jason Krohn says, "Why should we let the crew get off so easy? This needs to be a team deal."

So the challenge is clear, the loser will be forced to take a trip or two around the track on a special pink scooter. Of course, specific riding attire will be required, including, but not limited to a one-of-a-kind helmet and goggles to ensure safety.  The punishment does not end there though, the losing crew will showcase their musical talent by singing their rendition of "Born to Be Wild" for fans as the driver makes his way around the track.  The soft spoken and reserved Sanders said, "Everyone knows I am not very comfortable in front of a large crowd, but I am happy to be a part of this challenge, as it is for a great cause.  It is probably safe to say that I know more about finding my way around a track than handling a microphone, ha-ha.  We will just have to wait and see who wins!" Krohn, meanwhile, said, "This is the one time I guarantee that I will beat Rodney. Losing this challenge with so many kids and their families to help is not an option." <<MORE>>