FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Shelton ( August 3, 2021 Top-5 Run in Prairie Dirt Classic for Rocket1 Racing Four Nights of WoO Wisconsin Action on Tap this Week SHINNSTON, W.Va. (08/03/21) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing rolled into the famed Fairbury Speedway over the weekend for the 31st edition of the Prairie Dirt Classic. Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win finale found Sheppard recording a fifth-place finish in his Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. “Really late in the race when my car came to me, I was a few spots too far back,” Sheppard said. “We just had to make the most out of it and made a few passes on the restarts and just came up short. It’s disappointing because we had a better car than where we finished. We’ll head to Wisconsin this week to go after some more big checks. Thanks as always goes out to all of our marketing partners and supporters.” Taking part in one the biggest weekends of the year with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Rocket1Racing and Brandon Sheppard invaded Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Friday afternoon for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic. With the massive 74-car field split into two separate groups for time trials, Sheppard recorded the 11th fastest time in his group. Starting his $3,000-to-win preliminary feature in sixth, Brandon improved three spots in the 25-lapper to register a third-place finish. With his third-place finish in preliminary action on Friday placing him 11th on the starting grid for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic, Sheppard advanced six spots in the 100-lap affair to finish fifth. He followed Kyle Larson, Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, and Chris Madden across the line. Brandon now sits 86 points ahead of Chris Madden atop the World of Outlaws point standings. For complete results from these events, please visit . The upcoming week has the team set for four nights of WoO action in Wisconsin. The week opens on Tuesday evening at Outagamie Speedway with a $10,000-to-win event, which is co-sanctioned with the Dirt Kings tour. On Thursday evening three rounds of WoO action kicks off at Cedar Lake Speedway with a $6,000-to-win affair. On Friday and Saturday the 2021 USA Nationals take center stage with double heat races on Friday evening followed by B-mains and the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services. For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at as well as their social media channels at,, and . Official Internet Home of The Midsouth Racing Scene

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August 17, 2021

Rodney Sanders Victorious Again at The Dirt Track at TMS
Three-Race Weekend Awaits in Wisconsin and Iowa

HAPPY, Tex. (08/17/21) – Rodney Sanders bagged his 15th win of 2021 on Sunday evening with a Red River Modified Tour victory at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway. The triumph was worth $2,500 and came aboard a David Tanner-owned Wichita Tank Racing MB Customs Modified.  

“Well, unfortunately we saw our five-race win streak snapped on Monday night at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway, but we can’t complain. We still finished second and got a win the night before. That place has really been good to us this year,” Sanders said. “I really appreciate David Tanner letting me drive his car. He’s always been a great friend and a great supporter of my racing program.”

On Sunday afternoon, Rodney Sanders returned to the Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas) to pilot a David Tanner-owned Modified as the Red River Modified Tour collided with the Outlaw Modifieds for the third round of the five-race miniseries. Following a second-place finish in his heat, Sanders cruised to the 20-lap victory in the feature to keep his five-race win streak with the Texas Monday Series alive. He pocketed $2,500 for his 15th win of the 2021. Jake Gallardo, Fito Gallardo, Bo Day, and Kale Westover completed the Top-5 finishers.

Doing battle for another $2,500 top prize on Monday evening, Rodney posted a third-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature. Unable to hold off a charging Lance Mari, Sanders notched a runner-up finish in the feature.

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The upcoming weekend – August 20-22 – has Rodney preparing for a trio of Modified events in Wisconsin and Iowa. Action opens on Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) before shifting to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) on Saturday for the $3,000-to-win P&P Electric Modified Madness. On Sunday evening the weekend draws to a close at Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway for another $3,000-to-win USRA Modified event.

Additionally, has posted a pair of weekend bonuses. If a driver competes at Hamilton County Speedway and wins at Mason City Motor Speedway, they receive a $1,000 bonus. If a driver can win both events, then they’ll receive a $2,000 bonus.

Rodney Sanders Racing fans please note that the team now has brand-new shirts available for purchase at

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, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Stussy Construction, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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