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September 17th, 2016 - Rodney Makes All Three Features at Knoxville Raceway
1Behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders headed to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday for the 13th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. In a field of 69 cars, Sanders landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens in his heat earning him the 15th-starting spot for the opening night A-Main. With $7,000 on the line, Rodney fell back to a 22nd place outing in the 25-lapper.

On Friday from the 7th-starting position in his heat, Rodney edged his way into the second night of features with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 4th for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Sanders posted a 6th place finish in the 25-lap affair.

1Sitting in 12th in points after two nights of preliminary action, Sanders earned the 12th-starting position for the $40,000-to-win main event on Saturday night.  Battling in the Top 10 for the majority of the main event, Sanders slipped back to a 16th place outing after running out of fuel on lap 84. (Heath Lawson Photo)

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

September 10th, 2016 - Sanders Lands Podium Finish in Modified Nationals at Mississippi Thunder Speedway
1Running in the three-day United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified Nationals, Rodney Sanders visited Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Thursday night. Coming from the 11th-starting position in his heat, Sanders gained eight spots posting a 3rd place finish. Rolling off 3rd for the opening night A-Main, Sanders jumped one position notching a runner-up finish behind Ryan Gustin with Jesse Sobbing, Stormy Scott, and Cade Dillard rounding out the Top 5.

1With his spot already punched into the main event on Saturday evening, Sanders was able to sit out the rescheduled portion on Saturday morning. Starting in 3rd for the $40,000-to-win finale, Rodney held his spot scoring a 3rd place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Scott Bloomquist with Cade Dillard and R.C. Whitwell completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

September 4th, 2016 - Rodney Keeps Hunt Title Hopes Alive With Back-to-Back Wins
1Following the Hunt for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Casey's Cup powered by S&S Fishing & Rental, Rodney Sanders was one of 25 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the 9th Annual KEVKO Summer Spectacular presented by State Bank of Fairmont and Bill & Sandy Johnson. After a 7th place outing in his heat, Sanders charged to a consolation win giving him the 15th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win feature. Moving up seven spots, Rodney landed an 8th place finish in the 32-lap opening night A-Main.

The following night brought Sanders and 41 USMTS Modifieds to Chateau Raceway (Lansing, Minnesota) for another $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining two positions in his heat, Rodney started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 7th-starting position for the feature. Working his way into the Top 5, Rodney improved three spots registering a 4th place finish behind Zach VanderBeek, Johnny Scott, and Cade Dillard with Brandon Davis coming in 5th.

1On Saturday night Rodney headed to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 11th Annual Barclay Landscaping Labor Day Dual. Starting 6th in his heat, Sanders stormed to heat race win transferring him into the feature with the 7th-statrting spot. Passing six more cars in the 42-lap A-Main, Rodney Sanders captured his third win during the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup and 12th overall on the season. Cade Dillard, Lucas Schott, Craig Thatcher, and Jesse Sobbing rounded out the Top 5 finishers. (Buck Monson Photo)

1Wrapping up the busy Labor Day Weekend, Sanders invaded at Cresco Speedway (Cresco, Iowa) on Sunday for the second to last stop on the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s Cup. Drawing 31 Modifieds for the 13th Annual Cresco Bowl, Sanders locked his spot in the feature with another heat race victory. Coming from the 6th-starting position, Rodney Sanders charged to his second consecutive A-Main victory and another $3,000 payday. Keeping his hopes alive for the title, Cade Dillard, Jason Hughes, Zack VanderBeek and Jesse Sobbing trailed Rodney across the finish line in the 42-lap affair. (Tyler Rinken Photo)

Rodney is currently third in The Hunt for the Casey's Cup. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.