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May 31, 2020 - Rodney Sanders Bags Eighth Win of the Season at Central Missouri
1Rodney Sanders increased his win tally this season to eight on Saturday night with a United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified victory at Central Missouri Speedway (Warrensburg, Mo.).

Sanders also drove his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified to podium finishes at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kans.) and Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway.

“What a great weekend of racing,” Sanders noted. “We’ve had a really good car all year and it continued to show over the weekend with three podium finishes. I’m looking forward to carrying that momentum into this week’s USMTS events. A very special thanks goes out to everyone who supports this team.” 

Rodney Sanders invaded Lakeside Speedway on Friday evening. Passing three cars in his heat race, Sanders posted a third-place finish, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Improving three spots in the 20-lap affair, Rodney notched a runner-up finish behind Darron Fuqua with Tyler Hibner, Rodney Schweizer, and Austin Siebert rounding out the Top-5. (Bobby Raybourn photo)

The following night at Central Missouri Speedway, Rodney secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory. After taking command of the lead early, Sanders held off the field following a late race restart on lap 20 to register his eighth win of the season. Tim Karrick, Dean Wille, Terry Schultz, and Dustin Hodges trailed him to the checkers in the 25-lap affair.

On Sunday afternoon at Humboldt Speedway, Sanders locked his spot into the 20-lap feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Jumping up two positions, Rodney scored a third place finish behind Tanner Mullens and Tyler Wolff with Paden Phillips and Jared Russell completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from the event, please visit www.LakesideSpeedway.net, www.CentralMissouriSpeedway.net, and www.HumboldtSpeedway.com.

May 22, 2020 - Sanders Lands Sixth Place Finish in Spring Shootout Opener at Fountain City
1On Friday night Rodney Sanders visited Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisc.) pulling double duty in the Modified and Late Model ranks for the Spring Shootout. In a field of 38 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Rodney jumped up five spots in his heat to register a fourth place finish. Earning the 11th-starting position for the opening night feature, Sanders passed five cars to place sixth.

1During the same night in the Late Model ranks for the DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour sanctioned Rumble by the River 40, Sanders edged his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with a fifth place finish in his heat. Rolling off 16th, Rodney was one of several cars that failed to complete all 40-laps of the feature.

Saturday night’s finale and Monday’s event at Park Jefferson International Speedway (North Sioux City, S.D.) was washed away by Mother Nature.

Rodney remains leading the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. For more results from the event, please visit www.USMTS.com and www.MississippiThunder.com.

May 12, 2020 - Podium Finish in Opening Night of West Texas Crude Nationals
1Tuesday night found Rodney Sanders in action at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Tex.) for the two-day West Texas Crude Nationals. Drawing 31 USRA Modifieds, Sanders locked his spot into the opening night feature with an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position, Rodney dropped one spot in the 20-lapper to place third behind Fito Gallardo and Kale Westover with Joe Duvall and William Gould rounding out the Top-5.

Wednesday night’s finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

For more results from the event, please visit www.WestTexasRaceway.com.

May 2, 2020 - Sanders Tallies Seventh Win of Season at Monarch Motor Speedway
Rodney Sanders picked up his seventh win of 2020 on Friday night in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. (DrRock's Photography)

The Texas racer topped the United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified action at Monarch Motor Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) for a $1,000 payday.

“We had a good car all weekend,” Sanders said. “Friday night we got the win, and Saturday night we were challenging for the lead and just had some bad luck. It was a tough break, but that’s just racing. We’ll put it behind us and get set for the next one.”

In a field of 23 USRA Modifieds on Friday night, Sanders placed second in his heat race behind Tanner Mullens, locking him into the sixth-starting position for the A-Main. Outrunning polesitter Mullens, Sanders charged to the win ahead of Mullens, Cody Jolly, Tyler Davis, and Sam Cox.

1The following night, the team made the trek to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) for a Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) contest. Sanders locked his spot into the $2,000-to-win feature event with a convincing heat race win.

Starting the main event in fourth, Rodney broke into a podium spot early and began challenging Triston Dycus for the lead but suffered mechanical issues which would ultimately force him to retire early from the race.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.MonarchMotorSpeedway.com and www.TouringMods.com.