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March 28th, 2015 - Sanders Enters King of America V Modified Nationals
Rodney Sanders traveled to Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) over the weekend for the King of America V Modified Nationals, which posted a $10,000 top prize in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) event.

Eighty-two of the top competitors in the nation converged on the 3/8-mile oval, which included double heat races on Thursday and Friday evening as drivers accumulated points toward Saturday night's finale.

On Thursday evening Sanders advanced from seventh to finish fifth in the first heat race. A steady rain moved in before the second round of heat race action was complete, forcing official to postpone the balance of the program to Friday night.

When action resumed on Friday, Rodney would only manage a seventh place finish in his make-up heat race. However, Sanders later recovered to score wins in the final two round of heat race action, ending his night thirteenth in the final points tally.

Rodney's preliminary efforts positioned him starting on the pole of the b-main on Saturday night. He went on to win the b-main, which earned him the thirteenth starting spot on the grid for the 100-lap finale.

Sanders methodically his way to the front of the pack, passing Brandon Davis and Austin Arneson in back-to-back laps to take control of the third spot on lap 45. Sanders rode in third until the race's final caution waved with nineteen laps to go. On the restart, Sanders darted to the outside of Dereck Ramirez and shut the door as they exited turn-two.

Sanders closed the gap on race leader, Jason Hughes as the duo worked lapped traffic. Rodney looked underneath Hughes and nearly pulled alongside as they crossed the flagstand with two laps to go. However, Hughes pulled away in the next corner and went on to claim the victory while Sanders settled for runner for runner-up honors. Ramirez, Davis, and Jeremy Payne rounded out the top five finishers.

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


March 22nd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Returns to USMTS Competition
Rodney Sanders resumed competition with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend. What was set to be a tripleheader was cut to a pair of events after rain nixed Thursday night's program at Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas).

Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) was the destination on Saturday evening. A stout field of fifty-four entries converged on the oval for the $3,000-to-win, USMTS event. A fifth to third run in heat race action left Rodney just short of locking into the main event, forcing him to run a b-main. He went on to win his b-main to earn the thirteenth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 30-lap finale, Sanders advanced to a seventh place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday night found the team pitted at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) for another $3,000-to-win race. Forty-two Open Wheel Modified warriors registered for battle, and Sanders finished third in his heat race after starting sixth, locking him into the ninth starting spot for the 40-lap feature. Rodney battled amongst the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in eighth.

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


March 13th, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Visits Victory Lane at Red River Speedway
Rodney Sanders was set to enter another tripleheader with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) over the weekend. Unfortunately, heavy rain leading up to the events forced the entire weekend to be postponed.

As a result, the team traveled to Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) for a weekly racing series program at the 1/4-mile oval. Fourteen Open Wheel Modifieds registered for the event, as Sanders drew the fifth starting position for his heat race. He charged to a convincing heat race victory, earning him the second starting spot on the feature grid. In the main event, Rodney went on to claim his sixth victory of the season aboard his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs entry.

Full results can be found at www.RRSpeedway.com.


March 8th, 2015 - Sanders Claims USMTS Winter Meltdown Opener at SNMS
Rodney Sanders took his #20 Swan Energy/MB Customs Open Wheel Modified into battle at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) over the weekend with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).

The defending USMTS National Champion found the reconfigured surface to his liking Friday night, and drove away from the field to capture the opening round of the 21st Annual Winter Meltdown.

A stout field of forty-five Open Wheel Modifieds converged on the oval, all chasing the $2,000 top prize. Sanders charged forward from ninth to finish third in his heat race, sending him to the redraw where he received the second starting spot alongside Casey Arneson on the front-row for the 30-lap feature.

Arneson led lap-one before Sanders assumed the point, and drove out to a commanding lead over the rest of the field. Sanders was motoring through the final turns on his way to the checkered flag when the caution came out, erasing a huge advantage for the Happy, Texas, ace and setting up a green-white-checkered finish.

Sanders got a smooth restart, fended off an attempt peek underneath in the first corner, and then sailed away to his fifth victory of the season. Dillard finished 0.813 seconds behind in second, followed by Terry Phillips, Dereck Ramirez, and Jason Hughes.

Saturday night's program boosted a $3,000 top prize, which drew fifty entries. Heavy and rough track conditions greeted competitors, and after being involved in a melee in his heat race Sanders failed to qualify for the 40-lap main event, sending him to a b-main. Unfortunately, Rodney was unable to reach a transfer position in the b-main, ending his night early.

The weekend drew to a close on Sunday afternoon with a $4,000-to-win race. Forty-five entries registered for battle, and mechanical issues during his heat race put Sanders behind the 8-ball for much of the night. He failed to reach a transfer position into the 50-lap finale however, a track provisional would earn him the 27th starting spot on the grid. Rodney retired early to a disappointing 26th place finish in the final rundown.

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