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August 25, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Casey's Clash at Hamilton County
1Thursday night brought 21 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the 13th annual Casey Clash. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Sanders earned the 8th-starting position for the opening night feature. Gaining six spots in the 35-lap affair, Rodney reeled in a runner-up finish behind Jake O’Neil with Terry Phillips, Zack VanderBeek, and Dustin Sorensen trailing them to the checkers.

The following night at Rapid Speedway (Rock Rapids, Iowa), Rodney secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Adam Kates. After leading for 11 circuits, Sanders faded back to an 11th place finish.

On Saturday evening at Nobles County Speedway (Worthington, Minnesota) for the ninth annual Summer Slam, Sanders recorded a 5th place finish in his heat which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the feature. With $2,000 on the line, Rodney was an early retiree from the 40-lapper on lap 16.

Wrapping up the four-day weekend, Rodney stopped at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) on Sunday for the Sandy Benson Memorial. Jumping up one spot in his heat, Sanders recorded a 3rd place finish which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $4,000-to-win finale. Passing seven cars in the 40-lap affair, Rodney reeled in a 3rd place finish behind Terry Phillips and Jake O’Neil with Hunter Marriott and Dereck Ramirez completing the Top-5 finishers.

Rodney remains out front in both the USMTS national point standings and the Casey’s Hunt standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 17, 2019 - Rodney Sanders Enjoys Two-Win Weekend
Rodney Sanders traveled to I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) on Wednesday evening kicking off the four-day stretch with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Drawing 27 cars for the 10th annual Missouri Meltdown, Rodney held his spot for all 8-laps of his heat to place 2nd behind Ryan Gustin. Starting the main event in 5th, Sanders overtook Hunter Marriott for the lead on lap 31 and went on to pick up his 11th win of the season over Marriott, Terry Phillips, Zack VanderBeek, and Dereck Ramirez. He claimed a $2,500 payday. (Tyler Rinken photos)

1On Thursday evening at Dallas County Speedway (Urbana, Missouri) for the inaugural Bullring Bash, Sanders gained two spots in his heat to place 4th. Starting the $2,500-to-win A-Main in 10th, Rodney improved six positions reeling in a 4th place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Dereck Ramirez, and Hunter Marriott with Dean Willie coming in 5th.

The following night at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Missouri), Sanders locked his spot into the show with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Hunter Marriott. Rolling off 6th, Rodney held his spot for all 25 laps notching a 6th place finish.

On Saturday Rodney stopped at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Pryor Creek, Oklahoma) for the seventh annual ARMI Salute to Our Veterans. Passing seven cars in his heat, Sanders landed a runner-up finish which positioned him 7th on the starting grid for the finale. Overtaking Dereck Ramirez for the lead on lap 23, Rodney Sanders went on to pick up his 12th win of the season and a $3,100 payday. Ramirez, Hunter Marriott, Tyler Wolff, and Ryan Gustin trailed him to the checkers in the 35-lap affair.

Rodney sits out front in both the USMTS national point standings and the Casey’s Hunt standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 10, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Modified Madness at Ogilvie
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) for the 5th annual Casey’s General Stores Summersota Nationals at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota). In a field of 28 cars, Sanders locked hi spot into the $2,500-to-win A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. Falling two positions in the feature, Rodney scored a 4th place finish behind Landon Atkinson, Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek with Blake Jegtvig coming in 5th.

The following night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota), Rodney streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory which positioned him 7th on the starting grid for the 8th annual Modified Madness. Passing five cars, Sanders reeled in a runner-up spot behind Dan Ebert with Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, and Terry Sabraski trailing them to the checkers.

Rodney remains leading both the USMTS national point standings and the Casey’s Hunt standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

August 4, 2019 - Sanders Sweeps USMTS Action in Show-Me State
1Rodney Sanders enjoyed a stellar weekend in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. In three weekend events he registered two wins and a runner-up finish.

“This new car is really fast, and with where we are at right now with our program, we are a contender every time that we unload,” Sanders noted. “I want to thank my team and all of my sponsors for their great support and making my racing program possible. Hopefully, we can keep this momentum going so that we can claim a third USMTS title.”

Thursday night brought 33 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the $2,500-to-win, Casey’s Hunt opener. Gaining three spots in his heat, Rodney Sanders scored a runner-up finish behind Cody Schneipp, which locked into the A-Main. Starting fifth in the feature, Sanders passed two cars in the 40-lapper to place third behind Terry Phillips and Dereck Ramirez with Hunter Marriott and Dan Powers rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Rinken photos)

After a scheduled off day on Friday, Sanders headed to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Saturday for the 10th annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout. Following a sixth-place finish in his heat race, Sanders captured a 15-lap consolation victory which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Wheeling his way to the front, Rodney overtook Tyler Wolff for the lead on lap 20 and dominated the remaining distance en route to his ninth win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, Hunter Marriott, and Jake O’Neil trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.

The following night at Monett Motor Speedway (Monett, Missouri), Rodney locked his spot into the finale with an 8-lap heat race victory. His performance in preliminary action positioned Sanders in the fourth starting spot for the feature. He went on to wrestle the lead away from Dereck Ramirez on lap 18 and held the top spot for the remaining 22 circuits scoring his 10th win of the season. Ramirez, Jake O’Neil, Hunter Marriott, and Tyler Wolff completed the Top 5. He pocketed a $2,500 payday for the triumph.

Rodney continues to lead both the latest USMTS national point standings and the Casey’s Hunt standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.