Happy, Texas – On Thursday night Rodney Sanders dominated the USMTS Modified event at Dodge County Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 MB Customs/Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. The victory was his eighth of the season and the 70th of his career with the USMTS sanction.
“We threw the kitchen sink at this thing this week and thought it would either be really good or really bad,” Sanders said in victory lane. “Luckily it was really good. This new Hatfield motor ran really well tonight too,
especially as fast as the track was.”
Embarking on a four-race weekend things kicked off for Sanders on Wednesday evening with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota). With 29 entries registered, Sanders placed 4th in is heat, securing the 11th-starting spot for the feature. Battling for a $10,000 payday, Rodney broke into the Top 10, improving two positons in the 50-lapper to record a 9th-place finish.
Competing in his Open Wheel Modified the following night, Rodney headed to Dodge County Speedway (Kasson, Minnesota) on Thursday for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned event. With 26 entries on hand for the RealTruck.com Northern Region event presented by Day Motor Sports, Sanders scored a 2nd-place finish in his heat behind Josh Angst, setting him up with the 5th- starting spot for the $3,100-to-win main event. Storming to the front, Rodney Sanders picked up eighth win of the season with Jason Cummins, Brandon Davis, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes trailing him across the finish line in the 12th Annual Stars & Stripes Shootout A-Main.
On Friday night in a field of 20 USMTS Modifieds at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Sanders improved two spots in his heat, placing 4th. Earning the 10th-starting position for the feature, Rodney worked his way up to a 4th-place finish behind Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, and Jason Hughes with Stormy Scott coming in 5th.
Wrapping up the busy weekend, Sanders stopped at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri) on Saturday night for the USMTS-sanctioned, 8th Annual Seeburg Mufflers Missouri Meltdown. Starting in 5th in his heat, Rodney gained three spots, scoring a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard. With $3,000 on the line in the feature, Rodney Sanders raced in the Top 5 throughout the 42-lap finale before registering a 5th-place finish behind Jason Hughes, Jesse Sobbing, Cade Dillard, and Matt Dotson.
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The upcoming week will be another busy time for the Happy, Texas racer. Action opens on Tuesday night at Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) with a $3,000-to-win USMTS event. Wednesday night takes Rodney into battle in the Fair Week Shootout at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa), which will pay $3,000-to-win for USRA Modifieds. He’ll round out the weekend by pulling double-duty in the 6th annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska), where he’ll race in a pair of USMTS events as well as a $40,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. For complete details on the week’s events, please visit
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.
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