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September 27, 2019 - Sanders Takes Home Second Round of USRA Nationals, Finale PPD to Oct. 19
1For the first time in his career, Rodney Sanders visited Victory Lane at Hamilton County Speedway on Friday night. The United States Racing Association (USRA) Nationals prelim win came aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“It’s always great to get to Victory Lane for the first time at a race track, and that was the hump we were finally able to get over on Friday night at Hamilton County Speedway,” Sanders said. “We had a really fast car, and I liked our chances for Saturday night’s finale, but rain got their first. I’m definitely looking forward to going back on October 19 to take a shot at getting that big win.”

On Thursday night Rodney Sanders traveled to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the opening round of the United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals. With 21 Modifieds on hand for the three-day event, Sanders advanced one spot in his heat race to place second behind Brandon Davis. Starting the opening night feature in the fifth position, Rodney gained three spots, reeling in a runner-up finish behind Davis with Lucas Schott, Dustin Sorensen, and Justin Auringer trailing them to the checkers.

Passing five cars in his heat race on Friday evening, Sanders picked up a second-place finish behind Ryan Gustin, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Leading flag-to-flag in the main event, Rodney rumbled to his 15th win of the season. Lucas Schott, Brandon Davis, Ryan Gustin, and Justin Auringer followed him across the finish line. Sanders pocketed a $1,000 payday for his dominant performance. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Slated to start on the pole for the finale on Saturday evening, Mother Nature made an unwelcomed appearance and postponed the event to October 19.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.USRARacing.com.

September 21, 2019 - Sanders Wins Second Round of Featherlite Fall Jamboree in Thrilling Fashion, Secures Casey's Cup Point's Title
1Rodney Sanders enjoyed a solid weekend during the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Queensland family owned, Deer Creek Speedway. He claimed a win, three podium finishes, and clinched the 2019 USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Championship in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“It was definitely a big weekend for our team. While we would’ve liked to have won all three nights, we are still very happy with our performances against such a talented field of competitors,” Sanders said. “We were in contention for the win every night, and that consistency propelled us to the Hunt for the Casey’s Cup Championship.

“We started this year a little slower than I would’ve liked, but once we hit our stride things really started to fall into place. Thanks so much to each-and-every person, who supports our team.”

Thursday night saw Rodney Sanders return to competition with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Deer Creek Speedway (Deer Creek, Minnesota) during the opening round of the 21st annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. In a stout field of 68 entries, Sanders improved seven spots in his heat race to register a runner-up finish behind Adam Hensel. Starting the opening night feature in fourth, Rodney advanced two spots to place second behind Dereck Ramirez with Brandon Davis, Hunter Marriott, and Zack VanderBeek trailing him to the checkers.

The following night, Rodney passed four cars in his heat race to place second behind Austin Siebert. Finishing fourth in the Dash 4 Cash, Sanders earned the eighth-starting position for the main event. Wheeling past Dustin Sorensen for the lead on lap 24, Rodney Sanders fended off challenges from Jake O’Neil late in the 40-lapper to score his 14th win of the season and a $4,000 payday. Dustin Sorensen, O’Neil, Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek rounded out the Top-5 finishers. (Tyler Rinken photo)

For the final night of the Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Sanders jumped up one spot in his heat to finish second. Passing seven cars in the 50-lap feature, Rodney reeled in a third-place finish behind Jacob Bleess and Brandon Davis with Zack VanderBeek and Lucas Schott completing the Top-5 finishers.

With his performances over the weekend, Rodney captured the Casey’s Cup point’s championship and continues to lead the USMTS National Championship point standings.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

September 7, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Mod Nationals at MTS
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders traveled to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) kicking off the two-day eighth annual Modified Nationals. Running in two rounds of heat races, Sanders followed up a 3rd place finish in his first heat with a 10-lap heat race victory.

Earning the pole position for the $4,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night, Rodney dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to place 2nd behind Jake Timm with Calvin Iverson, Jacob Bleess, and John Doelle rounding out the Top-5.

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

September 1, 2019 - Sanders Romps to 13th Win at Fayette County Speedway
1Rodney Sanders not only visited Victory Lane over the weekend, but he was also able to extend his advantage atop the Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“We were a little off at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday night, but apart from that our team had a great weekend,” Sanders said. “Dereck [Ramirez] and I entered the weekend tied for The Hunt point lead, and he has been really consistent this entire season, so weekends like the one we just had are extremely important if we are going to win another USMTS Championship.”

Rodney Sanders followed the United States Modified Touring Series to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Friday night as he kicked off the Labor Day weekend tripleheader. Drawing 33 cars for the seventh annual End of Summer Bash, Sanders secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory.

Starting the feature in the second position, Rodney overtook Lucas Schott for the lead for nine circuits until Ryan Gustin slipped past for the top spot. Sanders would ultimately settle up for a runner-up finish in the 40-lap affair behind Gustin with Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Dustin Sorensen trailing them to the checkers.

On Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the Labor Day Duel, Rodney followed up a fourth-place finish in his heat race with a 15-lap consolation victory. Passing six cars in the 40-lap feature, Sanders recorded an eighth-place finish.

In a field of 21 cars on Sunday at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Sanders started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned fifth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Sliding past Dereck Ramirez for the lead on lap 18, Rodney went on to capture his 13th win of the season. Ramirez, Jake O’Neil, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin completed the Top 5. He earned $2,500 for his winning efforts. (Tyler Rinken photo)

Rodney now holds a 16-point advantage in the latest Casey’s Hunt standings, and he continues to lead the USMTS National Championship standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.