Rodney Sanders Claims $4,000 Jeff Gibby Memorial Triumph
2023 USMTS Opening Weekend at Rocket Raceway Park Up Next
HAPPY, Tex. (02/27/23) – Rodney Sanders claimed his first win of the year over the weekend during the Jeff Gibby Memorial at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. He collected $4,000 for his flag-to-flag victory in the Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) event aboard his Wichita Tank Racing / Paulson Rock Products / Stussy Construction No. 20 Texas Locomotive Solutions / Kenny’s Tile / ARMI Contractors / MB Customs Race Car / Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.
“We didn’t have the start to the year that we wanted at Vado (Speedway Park) back in January, but we were hitting on all cylinders this weekend at Southern Oklahoma Speedway,” Sanders said. “We’ve got a lot of great people who support this program, and it’s awesome to be able to give them their first win of the year.”
Rodney Sanders returned to the driver’s seat of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Modified on Friday afternoon for the opening round of the two-day Jeff Gibby Memorial at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.).
With 30 Touring Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) entries on the grounds for a pair of heat races leading up to Saturday’s main event, Rodney followed up a fourth-place showing in his first heat with a fourth-to-first run in the second round.
Starting Saturday’s feature in third, Sanders stole the lead on the opening circuit and led the entire distance of the 30-lapper to claim his first win of the 2023 season and a $4,000 payday. He finished 1.693 seconds ahead of Kale Westover with Gary Christian, Chris Huckeba, and Mitchell Clement rounding out the top-five.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.TouringMods.com .
Sanders now turns his attention to the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) 2023 opening weekend, which is slated for this Thursday – Saturday at Rocket Raceway Park (Petty, Texas). The 13th annual USMTS Summit Spring Nationals includes a $3,000-to-win program on Thursday a $5,000-to-win slate on Friday, and a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
For more information on the weekend, please visit www.USMTS.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Keith Hammett Trucking & Construction, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Stussy Construction, Integra Shocks, Shocker Hitch, Olsen Custom Farms, Swift Springs, Texas Locomotive Solutions, American Masonry Contractors, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and MyRacePass.com Website & Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .
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Drake Troutman Wins North Carolina Speedweek Pro Legend Car Opener
I-95 Modified Mania at County Line Raceway Next on the Docket
HYNDMAN, Pa. (02/27/23) – Drake Troutman pulled double duty last week in the North Carolina Speedweek events at North Carolina’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway in both the Pro Legend Car and Mid-East 602 Modified Series ranks.
His weekend accolades includes a Wednesday night victory in the Pro Legend Car division along with a pair of runner-up finishes in the Mid-East 602 Modified division.
“Even though Saturday’s finale got rained out, we had a blast down at Fayetteville (Motor Speedway). As always I appreciate Three Sixteen Motorsports for letting me drive their Pro Legend Car, and for Kevin Vanhorn having me drive his Crate Modified. We got one victory in the Pro Legend, and were close in the Modified,” Troutman said. “I don’t think I’m going to race anywhere this coming weekend, but plan to race in the I-95 Modified Mania opener at County Line (Raceway) on March 11.”
Drake Troutman trekked to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, N.C.) on Wednesday afternoon to pull double duty in both the Modified and Legend ranks for the annual North Carolina Speedweek.
Parking the Three Sixteen Motorsports No. 19 Pro Legend in Victory Lane to kick off the week-long event, Drake captured a $500 payday for his third win of the 2023 campaign.
In the Kevin Vanhorn-owned No. 83 602 Modified, Troutman followed up the fifth-fastest qualifying lap with a pair of runner-up finishes in his heat race and the feature.
On Thursday, Drake retired early in the 20-lap Pro Legends A-Main but rebounded in the Modified ranks with a runner-up finish in the main event. He chased fellow front-row starter Jeff Robinson to the checkers with Eric Bentley rounding out the podium.
Earning the second-starting position for Friday’s Pro Legends feature via preliminary events, Troutman was credited with a 16th-place outing after heading pitside on the eighth circuit.
An unfavorable forecast for Saturday's program forced officials to cancel the finale.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.FayettevilleMotorSpeedway.com .
Next on the schedule for Troutman is a trip south to County Line Raceway (Elm City, N.C.) on March 11 for the I-95 Modified Mania Tour opener. The event posts a $2,000 top prize.
For more information on the event, please visit www.CountyLIneRacewayNC.com .
Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Wheeler Fleet Solutions, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, Champion Brand Racing Oil, Wilson Wraps, CMD Shocks, MB Customs Race Cars, Swift Springs, Smith Warehouse, Legendary Continuation Cars, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Drake Troutman Racing, please visit the team website at www.DrakeTroutmanRacing.com well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Drake-THE-KID-Troutman-Racing-1924626074232452/ , www.twitter.com/RacingDrake and www.instagram.com/troutmandrake/ .
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