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May 25th, 2017 - Sanders Begins Show-Me 100 Weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway
1On Tuesday night Rodney Sanders invaded of I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned program. With 32 cars registered in for the inaugural Go 50, Sanders logged a 6th place finish in his heat race sending him into the B-Main for one last shot at the feature. Transferring the Top 3, Rodney grabbed the 3rd and final transfer spot positioning him 22nd on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders fell two spots in the 50-lapper recording a 24th place outing.

1Two nights later Rodney Sanders was one of 67 Super Late Models signed in at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Thursday for the opening night of the Show-Me 100 weekend. Falling short of a transfer spot in his heat race with a 5th place finish, Sanders transferred into the B-Main for one last shot at the Cowboy Classic A-Main. Sending the Top 2 into the feature event sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA), Sanders notched a 2nd place spot behind Chase Junghans locking him into the 24th-starting position. Passing ten cars in the 45-lap affair, Rodney Sanders reeled in a 14th place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.MLRARacing.com.
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May 19th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Follows USMTS to I-94 Speedway
1Piloting his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders was one of 45 cars signed in at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. Losing one spot in his 8-lap heat race, Rodney logged an 8th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the 3rd annual Summersota Nationals A-Main presented by Barry Construction, Sanders edged his way with the 5th and final transfer spot. Starting in 21st for the $3,000-to-win feature, Rodney fell one position to place 22nd.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

May 13th, 2017 - Sanders Visits Farley for Modified Super Weekend
1Behind the wheel of Mike Wedelstadt’s #77s Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Farley Speedway (Farley, Iowa) on Friday for the two-day Modified Super Weekend. Following a 3rd and 7th place finish in his two heat races on Friday, Sanders transferred into the B-Main on Saturday for one last shot at the A-Main. Wheeling his way up to a 3rd place finish, Rodney locked his spot into the feature. With $50,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders registered a 30th place finish.

For more results from this event, please visit www.FarleySpeedwayPromotions.com.

May 6th, 2017 - Runner-up Finish in MLRA Action at Independence Motor Speedway
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders was one of 33 Super Late Models signed in at Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) sanctioned contest. Recording a 4th place finish in his heat race, Sanders rolled off 16th for the opening night $3,000-to-win A-Main. Passing four cars in the 40-lapper, Rodney registered a 12th place outing.  

The following night Sanders headed to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for another chance at a $3,000 payday. Falling one position short of at transfer spot in his heat with a 5th place finish, Rodney went on to capture a 12-lap consolation win locking him into the 17th-starting position for the feature. Passing nine cars, Sanders wheeled his way up to an 8th place outing.

1Wrapping up the MLRA weekend on Saturday, Sanders stopped at Independence Motor speedway (Independence, Iowa). Starting the night off with a heat race win, Rodney locked his spot into the $3,000-to-win finale. Posting a podium spot, Rodney Sanders notched a runner-up finish behind Billy Moyer with Chris Simpson, Brent Larson, and Jimmy Mars completing the Top 5 finishers. (Jeff Hall photo)

Rodney is currently leading the MLRA point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.MLRARacing.com.

April 21st, 2017 - Sanders Places 5th in Rumble on the River at Lakeside
1Piloting the Lance Town owned #21 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders headed to Atchison County Raceway (Atchison, Kansas) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned 2nd annual Cage Match. Holding his starting spot in his 12-lap heat, Sanders registered a 2nd place finish behind Derek Ramirez positioning him 5th on the starting grid for the feature. Losing five spot in the 50-lapper, Rodney landed a 10th place outing.

The following night with 26 cars signed in at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) for the 6th annual Rumble on the River, Sanders charged to an 8-lap heat race win from the 3rd-starting spot. Rolling off 4th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney dropped one spot to place 5th behind Stormy Scott, Ricky Thornton Jr., R.C. Whitwell, and Zack VanderBeek.

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

April 15th, 2017 - Sanders Tops Final Night of MLRA Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
1Rodney Sanders visited Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the opening weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Drawing 41 Super Late Models for the two-day Spring Nationals, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win positioning him 4th on the starting rundown for the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 25-laps, Rodney posted a 4th place finish behind Will Vaught, Terry Phillips, and Tony Jackson Jr. with Jesse Stovall coming in 5th.

1The following night for the $3,500 top prize, Sanders charged to another heat race early win locking him into the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. Battling with Randy Timms for the top spot throughout the 40-lap feature, Rodney came out on top in the final laps scoring his fourth victory of the season with Timms, Jesse Stovall, Will Vaught, and Chase Junghans completing the Top 5 finishers. (Todd Boyd photo)

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

April 8th, 2017 - Pair of Top 10 Finishes for Sanders in Late Model Over IL Swing
1Behind the wheel of the Wichita Tank Racing #20 Super Late Model, Rodney Sanders made the trek to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday for the regular night of racing. Battling for a Top 5 finish in a stout field in the feature, Sanders landed a 4th place spot behind Jason Feger, Bob Gardner, and Ryan Unzicker with Mike Spatola coming in 5th.

1On Saturday Sanders headed to Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois) for the unsanctioned Chuck Hamilton Memorial. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Sanders posted a 7th place outing in the 50-lap affair. (Jeff Hall photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.

March 26th, 2017 - Sanders Invades Humboldt for King of America Nationals
1On Thursday night Rodney Sanders returned behind the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified for the opening night of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned King of America VII Modified Nationals. In a stout field of 63 cars, Sanders advanced four spots in his heat posting a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature, Rodney secured his spot with a 3rd place finish in the 15-lap consolation event. Rolling off 19th, Sanders was an early retiree from the 40-lap feature after failing to gain some ground.

1Running in three rounds of heat races on Friday, Sanders held his starting spot for all 10-laps in his first round logging a 5th place finish. Following a heat race win from pole position in his second round, Sanders went on to improve seven spots in his third heat to position him 4th on the starting grid for the King of America VII Modified Nationals A-Main on Saturday. Working his way into the lead by lap 9, Sanders held the top spot for the next 19 laps before surrendering the lead to Ryan Gustin. Looking to work his way back to the front in the remaining 42 circuits, Rodney slipped back to a 7th place finish.

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

March 19th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins in Late Model in Short Track Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway
1Pulling double duty in the inaugural Short Track Shootout, Rodney Sanders traveled to Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday night for the three-day event. Blistering down the fastest time overall in qualifying in the Late Model division, Rodney went on to capture a heat race win locking his spot into the A-Main. Wheeling his way to the front, Sanders cruised to his third victory of the season and a $1,000 payday.

1In the United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified division, Sanders improved one spot in his heat to place 3rd. Starting in 15th for the feature, Rodney advanced through the field to a solid 5th place finish.

On Saturday night starting on the pole of his Super Late Model heat race, Rodney secured his spot into the feature with another dominate heat race win. Rolling off on the pole, Sanders went on to lead every lap en route to the victory but was eventually disqualified from the race after he failed to report to post-race inspection immediately after the feature.

Coming from the 5th-starting position in his Modified heat, Sanders stormed to a heat race victory that ended up being a photo finish. Bringing home a podium spot, Rodney recorded a 3rd place finish behind Johnny Scott and Jake Gallardo with Stormy Scott and Bumper Jones completing the Top 5 finishers.

Wrapping up the Short Track Shootout on Sunday, Sanders improved six spots in his Modified heat to place 2nd. Reeling in another Top 5 finish in the feature, Rodney landed a 4th place spot.

In the Late Model division, Sanders was running in the Top 5 in the feature the whole race but was forced to pull off due to mechanical issues.

For more results from these events, please visit www.SNMSSpeedway.com and www.USRARacing.com.

March 11th, 2017 - Sanders Wins in Final Night of Sooner Showdown at Southern OK Speedway
1 Back with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday evening, Rodney Sanders was one of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) for 5th annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars. Scoring a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Sanders earned the 3rd-starting position for the opening night feature. Holding his position on a track that saw very limited passing, Rodney notched a 3rd place finish behind Thornton Jr. and Ryan Gustin with Johnny Scott and Chris Brown rounding out the Top 5.

On Friday coming from the 7th-starting position in his heat race, Sanders scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney was running in 2nd until suffering at flat tire on lap 29. Rejoining the field from the tail after swapping out his tire, Sanders battled back to an 18th place finish on a one-lane track.

1For the final night of the Sooner Showdown on Saturday, Sanders passed four cars in his heat race to place 2nd behind R.C. Whitwell. Rolling off on the pole after the redraw, Rodney took control of the lead on the very first lap and never looked back. Leading all 50 circuits, Rodney Sanders picked up his second victory of the season and a $4,000 payday topping Dereck Ramirez, Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Hughes at the finish line. (Debbie Hix photo)

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


March 4th, 2017 - Rodney Sanders Wins Opening Night of Toliet Bowl Classic at Clarksville
1Hopping behind the wheel of his Deatherage Opticians #20 Super Late Model on Friday night, Rodney Sanders made the trip to Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) for the two-day Toliet Bowl Classic. With 40 entries signed in for the MARS DIRTcar series season-opener, Sanders earned the pole position for the A-Main after capturing a heat race win. Jumping into the lead on the drop off the green flag, Sanders wheeled his way through lap traffic late in the race to pick up his first victory of the season and a $3,000 payday. Terry English, Tony Jackson Jr., Kent Robinson, and Cody Mahoney completed the Top 5 finishers in the 30-lap affair. (Josh James Artwork)

1On Saturday night Rodney locked his spot into the $5,000-to-win finale with another heat race win. Bringing home another podium finish, Sanders wheeled his way to a 2nd place spot behind Dennis Erb Jr. with Scott Crigler, Gordy Gundaker, and Tony Jackson Jr. completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

February 25th, 2017 - Sanders Places in Top 5 in Late Model at DIRTcar Nationals
1On Monday night Rodney Sanders jumped behind the wheel of his Super Late Model for the UMP DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida). Drawing 43 cars, Rodney fell back to a 8th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the opening night A-Main, Sanders came one position short with a 5th place outing.

1Starting Tuesday evening off by laying down the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Donny Schatz, Rodney went to capture an 8-lap heat race win sending him into the redraw. Receiving the 5th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win main event, Rodney Sanders held his position for all 30-laps notching an impressive 5th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, Brian Shirley, and Darrell Lanigan. (Heath Lawson photo)

1With persistent rain in the area cancelling both Wednesday and Thursday night’s events, Rodney was one 48 Super Late Models signed in on Friday for the final two World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shows. Taking the Top 3 out of the heats, Rodney scored a 4th place finish putting him on the pole of his B-Main. Cruising to a 10-lap consolation win, Sanders earned the 19th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Passing seven cars in the fog-shortened A-Main, Rodney Sanders reeled in 12th place finish in the 23-lapper.

Closing out the 46th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Sanders came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Needing to place in the Top 3 in his B-Main to make the show, Rodney got turned around on the very first lap sending him to the tail. Deciding to call it a night, Sanders withdrew early from the 10-lap consolation event.

For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarUMP.com and www.WoOLMS.com.
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February 18th, 2017 - Rodney Follows USMTS to Shady Oaks Speedway
1Rodney Sanders returned with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Thursday night at Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for the second round of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars. Starting on the pole of his heat, Rodney slipped back to a 4th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 5 to make the show, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Dereck Ramirez. Rolling off 15th for the opening night feature, Rodney dropped back to a 22nd place outing.

The following night starting 7th in his heat, Sanders logged a 5th place finish giving him one final shot at the main event with a B-Main appearance. Taking the Top 5, Rodney wheeled his way up to a 2nd place finish behind Phil Dixon. Earning the 16th-starting spot for the $3,000-to-win feature, Rodney Sanders advanced eight spots in the 35-lapper to place 8th.

On Sunday starting near the tail of his heat race, Sanders posted a 6th place finish sending him into the consolation event. Charging to a 10-lap B-Main win, Rodney earned the 13th-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win finale. Breaking into a podium spot, Rodney Sanders soared through the field 10 positions notching a 3rd place finish behind Cade Dillard and Ryan Gustin with Zack VanderBeek and Johnny Scott completing the Top 5 finishers.

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

February 11th, 2017 - Sanders Competes in USMTS Opener at Cotton Bowl Speedway
1Behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders visited Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season opener. In a field of 42 cars, Sanders secured his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish behind J.P. Dowell in his heat. Starting in 6th for the $2,000-to-win A-Main, Rodney dropped back to a 23rd place outing.

On Friday night Sanders placed 5th in his heat sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the A-Main. Taking the Top 6, Rodney edged his way into the show with a 4th place spot. Dropping four positions in the 40-lap A-Main, Sanders logged a 23rd place finish again.

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars opening round on Saturday, Rodney registered a 6th place finish in his heat giving him one last shot at the finale with a B-Main appearance. Advancing five positions in the 15-lap consolation event, Sanders locked his spot into the finale with a 2nd place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders improved eight positions in the 50-lapper posting an 8th place finish.

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

January 13th, 2017 - Rodney Returns to Arizona Speedway for Finals Three Nights
1Returning to Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday Night, Rodney Sanders was pulling double duty for the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Piloting David Tanner’s #25 Open Wheel Modified and his own Super Late Model, Sanders locked his spot into the $5,000-to-win Late Model feature with a heat race victory. Earning a front-row starting spot for the feature alongside Billy Moyer, Rodney fell five positions in the 30-lap feature posting a 7th place finish. In the Modified ranks, Sanders placed 4th in his heat securing him into the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Coming short of a Top 10 finish, Rodney Sanders logged a 17th place outing.

After having Thursday evening off, Rodney resumed action on Friday at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) competing in two divisions for the final three nights of the Wild West Shootout. After timing in 3rd fastest in his Super Late Models in time trials, Sanders broke in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Coming from the back of the field, Rodney charged to a consolation victory securing his spot into the show. In the Modified division, Sanders captured a heat race win early but ran into the mechanical failures in the feature forcing him to pull off. Starting 22nd for the $5,000-to-win Late Model feature, Rodney Sanders advanced 11 spots in the 30-lapper posting an 11th place finish.

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

January 8th, 2017 - Sanders Scores a Pair of Top 10 Finishes in Opening Rounds of Wild West Shootout
1Rodney Sanders opened up the 2017 racing season on Saturday night at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for the 11th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Drawing 49 Super Late Models for the first round of six, Sanders followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win opening night A-Main, Rodney improved one spot in the 30-lapper registering a 8th place finish.

1The following night in another field of 49 Super Late Models, Rodney started the night off by timing in fastest overall in qualifying. Scoring another 2nd place finish behind Bobby Pierce in his heat, Sanders rolled off 8th for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders fell one position posting a 9th place spot. (Mike Ruefer photo)

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

December 4th, 2016 - Rodney Sanders Captures 15 Wins Throughout 2016 Season
Competing in a total of 107 events throughout the 2016 season, Rodney Sanders reeled in 15 total victories with one of them coming in his Super Late Model for the MLRA/MARS sanctioned event at Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma). With the weather affecting 24 of his scheduled dates, Sanders registered 78 Top 10 finishes and 53 Top 5 outings.

November 19th, 2016 - Sanders Competes in Winter Classic at Wichita Speedway
1Making the short trip to Wichita Speedway (Wichita Falls, Texas) on Saturday night, Rodney Sanders was one of 19 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for the Winter Classic. Running into the trouble late in the main event, Sanders fell back to a 19th place outing when the checkers flew.

For more results from this event, please visit www.WichitaRacewayPark.com.

November 12th, 2016 - Bad Luck for Sanders in Duel in the Desert at LVMS
1Competing in the three-day 19th annual Duel in the Desert, Rodney Sanders headed to the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) for the IMCA sanctioned weekend. With two qualifying features on tap for Friday night, Sanders secured his way into one of them but was an early retiree with a 26th place outing.

Returning on Saturday for another round of qualifying features, Sanders was able to make his second A-Main of the weekend but ran into more trouble forcing him to withdraw from the event.

On Sunday for one final chance at the main event, Sanders had one last shot with a B-Main appearance. Battling for a transfer spot into the finale, Rodney’s night was over after track officials sent him to the tail for issues with his window net.

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

November 5th, 2016 - Sanders Wins Chisholm Trail Showdown But Light at Scales
1Closing out the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season, Rodney Sanders was one 45 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) for the Inaugural Chisholm Trail Showdown. Running two rounds of heat races on Friday night, Sanders came from the 4th and 6th-starting position in his heats wheeling his way to two 8-lap victories. Rolling off on the pole for the $5,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday, Rodney led every lap of the 50-lapper but came up light at the scales.

For more results from this event, please visit www.USMTS.com.

October 29th, 2016 - Podium Finish for Sanders at Southern Oklahoma
1Running in the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) sanctioned event, Rodney Sanders invaded Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) on Saturday night for the Inaugural TOMS Championships. Battling for a $4,000 payday in the 30-lap finale, Sanders landed a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard with Triston Dycus, Thomas Tillison, and Colby Smith rounding out the Top 5.

For more results from this event, please visit www.TexasMods.com.

October 23rd, 2016 - Rodney Wins Night Two of USRA Fall Nationals; Podium Finish in Final Night
1Powering the Wichita Tank Racing #20 Open Wheel Modified, Rodney Sanders visited Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) on Friday for the 17th Annual S&S Fishing & Rental/Barnett Harley-Davidson United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals presented by G3 Fitness and MSD. Drawing 56 cars from the three-day event, Rodney edged his way into the opening night preliminary feature with a 5th place finish in his heat. Starting in 12th, Sanders jumped up five spots landing a 7th place finish.

1Returning on Saturday for another round of preliminary features, Sanders started the night off with a heat race win earning him the 3rd-starting spot for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead early, Rodney cruised to his 15th victory of the season over Dereck Ramirez, Terry Phillips, Zane DeVilbiss, and Ryan Gaylord.

With his spot already locked into the $12,200-to-win finale, Rodney rolled off on the front-row high side alongside Ryan Gustin on Sunday evening. Losing one position, Rodney Sanders notched a 3rd place finish behind Gustin and Stormy Scott with Ricky Thornton Jr. and Dereck Ramirez rounding out the Top 5.

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

December 22nd, 2015 - Rodney Sanders Finishes Season With Twenty-Five Wins
Attending a total of one hundred and two events during the 2015 season, Rodney Sanders reeled in an impressvie twenty-five wins. With the weather affecting twenty-two of his scheduled dates, Sanders picked up seventy-seven top ten finishes and sixty-five top five finishes in two separate divisions.