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September 26, 2020 - Pair of Top-5 finishes in Fall Jamboree at Deer Creek
1Behind the wheel of his Kenny’s Tile No. 20 Modified, Rodney Sanders invaded Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) on Friday afternoon for the 22nd annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. Drawing a stout field of 70 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries for the two-day event, Sanders marched forward six spots in his heat race to register a third place finish. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney improved six spots in the 40-lapper to place fifth behind Jake O’Neil, Brandon Davis, Terry Phillips, and Jason Hughes.

Returning on Saturday, Rodney gained eight spots in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Starting the $10,000-to-win finale in sixth, Sanders was up to second by lap 13 and began closing the distance on race-leader Jake O’Neil. Unable to close the gap on O'Neil, Sanders faded one spot late in the 50-lap affair to finish third behind O’Neil and Jake Timm with Zack VanderBeek and Jacob Blees rounding out the Top-5.

Rodney remains out front in the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

September 19, 2020 - Trio of podium finishes at Route 66 Motor Speedway
1Friday night found Rodney Sanders in action at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Tex.) pulling double duty in the Modified and Limited Modified ranks for the Mark Rogers/Butch Reid Jr. Memorial. Competing in two rounds of heat races in the No. 02 Limited Modified, Sanders dropped five spots in his first round to finish fifth. Passing six cars in his second heat, Rodney scored a fifth place finish, transferring him into the C-Main on Saturday.

In his ARMI Contractors No. 20 USRA Modified, Rodney secured his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Starting in sixth, Sanders clawed forward three spots to place third behind Jake Gallardo and Phillip Houston with Gene Weaver and A.J. Vasquez rounding out the Top-5.

After improving six spots in his C-Main on Saturday to finish second behind Ty Weatherbee, Sanders advanced through the field 14 spots in his B-Main to pick up the win. Starting the $4,000-to-win A-Main in 13th, Rodney passed 11 cars in the 50-lapper to come home second behind Kale Westover with Cory Williams, Robby Carter, and Dustin Robinson trailing them to the checkers. (DrRock's Photography)

In his Modified, Rodney started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the finale. With $1,300 on the line, Sanders improved four spots to register a runner-up finish behind Nathan Smith with Vince Lucas, Matt Newkirk, and Fito Gallardo completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.Route66MotorSpeedway.net.

September 13, 2020 - Sanders cruises to Boothill checkers in I-20 Showdown
1Rodney Sanders inched closer to his fourth-career United States Modified Touring Series (UMSTS) national title Saturday after collecting his tenth tour victory of 2020 at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La.

The driver of the Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified now has 25 Top-5 and 34 Top-10 efforts in 35 USMTS starts this season. Sanders can secure his second-straight USMTS crown by finishing inside the Top-10 in each of the remaining tour events.

“It was a great weekend for us,” Sanders recollected. “We’re getting closer to the championship; we just need to keep this consistency going and finish strong. I never dreamed that I’d win even one USMTS championship and now were on the cusp of our fourth. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. I’m looking forward to Deer Creek next week.”

Following the USMTS on a southern swing, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La. Friday night for the eighth annual Cajun Clash. Passing seven cars in his heat race to place second behind Dereck Ramirez, Rodney locked into the sixth-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main.

With race-winner Zack VanderBeek leading flag-to-flag, Sanders marched forward four spots to notch a runner-up finish behind VanderBeek with Brooks Strength, Cade Dillard, and Joe Duvall completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Boothill Speedway in Greenwood, La. for the I-20 Showdown, Sanders secured his spot in the main event with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Chris Henigan. (Scott Burson photo | Scott's Custom Art)

Sneaking past polesitter Terry Phillips on the second lap, Rodney led the remaining 39 circuits to capture his 17th overall win of the season. Dereck Ramirez, Tanner Mullens, Zack VanderBeek, and Tyler Wolff trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.

For the final round of the tripleheader weekend, Sanders stopped at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas Sunday afternoon. Picking up an 8-lap heat race victory over Jason Ingalls, Rodney eanred the third-starting position for the $2,500-to-win finale.

Jumping up one spot in the 40-lap affair, Sanders scored a second-place finish behind Dereck Ramirez with Jason Ingalls, Jake Gallardo, and Jason Hughes rounding out the Top-5.

The USMTS will have a weekend off before the 22nd Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree takes place Friday and Saturday, September 25-26 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. Shortened to just two days this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the mega-event will be the next-to-last points races in the hunt for the USMTS National Championship.

Rodney has built a 179-point lead over Dereck Ramirez atop the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.

September 6, 2020 - Sanders lands Top-5 finish in War in West Union
1Taking part in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Labor Day weekend doubleheader, Rodney Sanders traveled to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) on Saturday night for the Labor Day Duel. Gaining two spots in his heat race to finish third, Sanders locked into the 12th-starting position for the opening night feature. Muscling forward four spots in the 40-lap affair, Rodney notched an eighth place finish.

On Sunday afternoon at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa) for the War in West Union, Rodney scored a runner-up finish in his heat behind Terry Phillips, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the $2,500-to-win finale. After a mistake early in the race got him turned around, Sanders marched from the tail of the field to place fourth behind Terry Phillips, Tanner Mullens, and Zack VanderBeek with Jake O’Neil coming in fifth.

Rodney holds a comfortable lead over Dereck Ramirez atop the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.USMTS.com.