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Rodney Sanders Takes Lubbock Checkers; Longdale MARS Next

May 13th, 2016

Happy, Texas – Rodney Sanders picked up a $3,000 paycheck on Friday night in his #20 MB Customs/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified with the United States Modified Touring Series at Lubbock Speedway.

Following the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), Rodney Sanders visited Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas) on Thursday night for the 2nd Annual North Texas Nationals. Drawing 31-cars, Rodney came up one position short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 4th-place outing. Starting on the pole of his B-Main, Sanders cruised to a consolation win earning him a 13th-starting spot for the feature. With $3,000 on the line, Rodney Sanders advanced nine spots in the 40-lapper, reeling in a 4th-place finish behind Cade Dillard, Jesse Sobbing, and Scott Drake with Dereck Ramirez coming in 5th.

On Friday night, USMTS action took Sanders joined to Lubbock Speedway (Lubbock, Texas) for the Production Jars Southern Region event presented by Day Motor Sports, which drew a field of 31-entries. Starting in 3rd in his heat, Rodney wheeled his way to the front securing his spot for the feature. Earning the pole position, Sanders led all 37-laps picking up his fifth win of the season with Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Dereck Ramirez, and Cade Dillard trailing him across the finish line. Rodney was awarded a $3,000 payday for his victory.

On Saturday night, Rodney Sanders stopped at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) for the 7th Annual USMTS Amarillo Ambush. Cruising to another heat race victory, Sanders earned a second row starting spot for the feature starting alongside Scott Drake. Battling for a $3,000 payday, Rodney improved one positon in the 42-lapper notching a runner-up finish behind Jason Hughes with Scott Drake, Jeremy Gossett, and Cade Dillard rounding out the top five.

“It was a really solid weekend for our team against some really tough competition,” said Sanders. “I want to thank my sponsors, crew, and fans for their great support!”

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

This weekend, May 13-14, Rodney will return to the driver’s seat of his #20 MB Customs Super Late Model with a pair of Mid America Racing Series (MARS) Super Late Model events at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma). Friday night will be highlighted by a $2,000-to-win event, while Saturday’s feature will pay $3,000 to the victor. For more information on the events, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, DriveWFX.com, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Geddes Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Eibach, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .

Sanders leaves Lubbock with 68th USMTS victory

May 8th, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas — Rodney Sanders took control at the waving of the green flag and led all 37 laps Friday night at the Lubbock Speedway to score his fourth United States Modified Touring Series victory of the season and 68th of his USMTS career.

The win was worth $3.000 to the 26-year-old two-time USMTS national champion as he held off another two-time champ, Jason Hughes, who won the only other USMTS event in Lubbock on May 2, 2010.

Jesse Sobbing netted his fifth straight top-five finish with a third-place effort Friday while Dereck Ramirez finished fourth and Cade Dillard wound up fifth to snap his two-race win streak.

Jeremy Gossett was sixth, Philip Houston secured the seventh spot, veteran Dee Gossett earned an eighth-place paycheck and Scott Drake held off his boss/teammate, Joe Duvall, for ninth.

This tripleheader weekend wraps up Saturday with the 7th Annual Amarillo Ambush at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, where past USMTS events have played out in front of standing-room-only crowds.

Hometown favorite Sanders captured the inaugural event in 2010 and added a second trophy to his case in last years stop. Other winners here include Kelly Shryock, Hughes, Randy Timms and Stormy Scott, who won back-to-back races in 2013-2014.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fans plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths.

For race teams, the racing surface at Bill Worthens speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with five degrees of banking. The pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and spectator gates open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7. General admission is $15. Pit passes are $30.

Street Stocks, Limited Late Models and Sport Mods will also compete.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, call the track office at (806) 383-0375 or (806) 335-3478 for race day updates. The tracks website is www.route66motorspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Sanders leaves Lubbock with 67th USMTS victory

May 6th, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas — Rodney Sanders took control at the waving of the green flag and led all 37 laps Friday night at the Lubbock Speedway to score his fourthUnited States Modified Touring Series victory of the season and 67th of his USMTS career.

The win was worth $3.000 to the 26-year-old two-time USMTS national champion as he held off another two-time champ, Jason Hughes, who won the only other USMTS event in Lubbock on May 2, 2010.

Jesse Sobbing netted his fifth straight top-five finish with a third-place effort Friday while Dereck Ramirez finished fourth and Cade Dillard wound up fifth to snap his two-race win streak.

Jeremy Gossett was sixth, Philip Houston secured the seventh spot, veteran Dee Gossett earned an eighth-place paycheck and Scott Drake held off his boss/teammate, Joe Duvall, for ninth.

This tripleheader weekend wraps up Saturday with the 7th Annual Amarillo Ambush at the Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, where past USMTS events have played out in front of standing-room-only crowds.

Hometown favorite Sanders captured the inaugural event in 2010 and added a second trophy to his case in last years stop. Other winners here include Kelly Shryock, Hughes, Randy Timms and Stormy Scott, who won back-to-back races in 2013-2014.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a popular racing destination for drivers and fans in the Texas panhandle. The facility has a seating for 4,000 race fans plus handicapped parking, stadium lighting, full concessions and several luxurious V.I.P. booths.

For race teams, the racing surface at Bill Worthens speedplant is a generous 75 feet wide in the turns with 20 degrees of banking, and 65 feet wide down the straight-aways with five degrees of banking. The pits have concrete pads available with lighting and water.

The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. and spectator gates open at 6 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7. General admission is $15. Pit passes are $30.

Street Stocks, Limited Late Models and Sport Mods will also compete.

The Route 66 Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 1.5 miles south of I-40 at exit 75 on Lakeside Dr. in Amarillo. For more information, call the track office at (806) 383-0375 or (806) 335-3478 for race day updates. The tracks website is www.route66motorspeedway.com.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Winter Classic starts new season at Lubbock Speedway Feb. 15, 16

February 9th, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas– The inaugural Winter Classic special gets the new race season started next Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16 at Lubbock Speedway.  IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events both nights.

Top prizes for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods are $500 while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase $200 to-win checks. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, Allstar Performance state and local track points will be awarded.

Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. both days. Grandstand admission is $7 for adults and free for fans ages 17 and under. Pit passes and a one-time track registration are each $25. There is no entry fee.

Test and tune begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Pit passes are $25 while grandstand admission for the practices is free.

More information is available by calling 806 781-6624 or 806 438-1642, or by email at toni.spray@gmail.com or barryjlms@yahoo.com. Information is also posted at www.lubbockspeedway.com. The track website is www.lubbockspeedway.com

Regular weekly racing programs begin at Lubbock on Friday, April 4.

$2,000 top prizes in three IMCA divisions at Lubbock’s Fall Brawl

September 21st, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas – The winners of three IMCA main events take home $2,000 checks from Lubbock Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 Fall Brawl.

Two grand is the top prize for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $1,000 to win.

The total purse is more than $22,000.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all four divisions. Regional points will also be awarded to Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers.

Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Racing starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
A party in the pits for fans and drivers follows the Friday program. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under free. Pit passes are $30.

More information is available by calling 806 781-6624 or 806 438-1642.