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March 14, 2017

Rodney Sanders Snags SOS Checkers with USMTS

Happy, Texas (03/14/17) – Rodney Sanders parked his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified in Victory Lane with the United States Modified Touring Series on Saturday night. He scored $4,000 for his winning effort.

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 the opening round of the 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.

For 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 from 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 battled a hard-charging Dereck Ramirez in lapped traffic just past the midway point before picking up his second victory of the season and a $4,000 payday. Ramirez, Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek, and Jason Hughes followed Sanders across the finish line.

“It was a little dicey there in traffic late in the race, but luckily I was able to keep the lead,” said Sanders. “We had a really good car the whole weekend, but it took me until the final night to put it altogether. I would like to thank my team, my sponsors, and my fans for their great support.”

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This weekend, March 17-19, Rodney will pull double duty during the inaugural Short Track Shootout at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico). The tripleheader for Super Late Models and Modifieds was postponed from its original date in January, after Mother Nature intervened. For more information on the big weekend, please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport,, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Hatifeld 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 Marketing Services.

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Hanks Looking for Top 10s During Devil's Bowl Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLINGTON, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is invading Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend with a goal of consistency at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

Hanks will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at the oval in Mesquite, Texas, which has recently undergone a track renovation.

"We've run pretty well there and I've heard they changed up the track a bit," he said. "I think their intention is to make the track wider. The idea of it is a good idea and hopefully it will create better racing."

Hanks earned his career-best result of 11th place at the track in 2015.

"We've had some pretty good cars, but have lacked luck to be honest," he said. "Last year we were running in the top five or six and the right front steering arm broke and we had to pull in because I couldn't steer the car.

"I remember one of the better nights. I started in the top four in 2014 and was running third. About four laps in the ring and pinion broke in my rear end and I had to pull in. It's things like that that seems to happen at Devil's Bowl. We've had good speed. We just need a little luck."

Hanks is aiming for his first career top 10 at Devil's Bowl Speedway and he said this weekend will provide a good opportunity to accomplish that feat.

"The goal is always to win, but to make the show and be in the top 10 would make a good weekend," he said.


3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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Hagar Heading to Shamrock Classic Saturday for USAC National Midget Series Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 14, 2017) - Derek Hagar will make his midget debut with a new team this Saturday during the USAC National Midget Series season opener.

Hagar is set to drive for Hagar Proctor Racing during the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quion, Ill., where 50 competitors have pre-entered to race.

"It's definitely different for us," he said. "I've driven midgets before, but I haven't had great equipment underneath me like I do now. We have a good chassis, great parts, an Esslinger engine. I feel pretty confident going into it, but I'm still nervous because midget racing is different than I'm used to."

Hagar said he has approximately 15-to-20 midget races under his belt, but most came several years ago.

"I've run different tracks," he said. "We've raced the Chili Bowl a couple of times. I've never been able to contend for a win. This weekend we're going to a small track indoors with a bunch of good cars and drivers who do this every weekend. I'm looking to have a good performance, make the show and get a good top 10."

Hagar captured his first feature victory of the season during his most recent winged sprint car race earlier this month.

Hagar was slated to race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., but the event rained out.


5 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s


Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC National Midget Series




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