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Rodney Sanders

Hometown: Happy, TX
Age: 28
Website: rodneysanders.com
Car No.: 20
Chassis: MB Customs
Engine: Hatfield Racing Engines

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Rodney Sanders

Rodney Sanders earned the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award during the USMTS Hunt for the Casey's Cup event at the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Rodney Sanders during the 7th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Rodney Sanders at the 3rd Annual RHRSwag.com Summersota Modified Nationals at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn., on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas, won the Sybesma Pole Award and main event on Saturday, March 11, at the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., part of Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks.

The top three main event finishers on Thursday, March 9 (from left to right): third-place Rodney Sanders, runner-up Ryan Gustin and main event winner Ricky Thornton Jr. at the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., part of Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks.

<B>20/20 VISION:</B> Rodney Sanders (inside) battles with Ricky Thornton Jr. (outside) in the main event during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

Rodney Sanders during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Shady Oaks Speedway in Goliad, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

Rodney Sanders hopped behind the wheel of one of the MB Customs owned by Joe Duvall during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

Rodney Sanders during the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event at the Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Rodney Sanders on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Rodney Sanders on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Rodney Sanders on open practice night at the Cotton Bowl Speedway.

Rodney Sanders (left) and R.C. Whitwell have a laugh during the drivers meeting.

Cody Bauman (4), Cade Dillard (97) and Rodney Sanders (20) during the inaugural “Cage Match” at the Atchison County Raceway in Atchison, Kan., on Sunday, April 24, 2016. (John Lee Photo)

The 28 starters for the $12,000-to-win, 72-lap main event on the final night of King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. From left to right (back row, standing): Clyde Dunn Jr., Lucas Schott, Matt Dotson, Tyler Davis, Jeremy Payne, Hunter Marriott, Joe Duvall, Mike Jergens, Darron Fuqua, defending winner Jason Hughes (sitting in chair), Todd Shute, Austin Siebert, Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Jason Cummins, Cade Dillard, Stormy Scott; Front row, kneeling: Jake Gallardo, Johnny Scott, Paul Niznik, Zack VanderBeek, Tad Davis, Ricky Thornton Jr., Travis Sauer, Brady Gerdes, Rodney Sanders, Kyle Strickler, Brad Dierks. (Cody Papke Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) battles with Jason Hughes (12) for the lead on the final night of King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. (Cody Papke Photo)

Zack VanderBeek (33z) makes the winning pass on Rodney Sanders (20) during the main event on the final night of King of America VI presented by Chix Gear. (Cody Papke Photo)

Rodney Sanders in the pits during USMTS Winter Speedweeks at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla. (Don Cook Photo)

Rodney Sanders in victory with family and crew members on Friday, March 4, 2016, during USMTS Winter Speedweeks at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla. (Buck Monson Photo)

Rodney Sanders in victory lane on Saturday, March 5, 2016, during USMTS Winter Speedweeks at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla. (Buck Monson Photo)

Lucas Schott (69), Rodney Sanders (20) and Jason Hughes (12) during USMTS Winter Speedweeks at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.

Rodney Sanders works the outside line around Blonde Bomber Mitchell on night 3 of 3 of 5th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La. (Scott Burson Photo)

A familiar sight over the last year or more. Rodney Sanders (20) races door to door with Jason Hughes (12) on night 1 of 3 of 5th Annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, La. (Scott Burson Photo)

Rodney Sanders won the main event at the Shady Oaks Speedway on Thursday, Feb. 11. (Carey Akin Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) and Austin Arneson (10) at the Shady Oaks Speedway on Thursday, Feb. 11. (Carey Akin Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) beats Jason Hughes (12) to the finish line by a nose at the Shady Oaks Speedway on Thursday, Feb. 11. (Carey Akin Photo)

Left to right: Brant Larson, USMTS president Todd Staley, Casey Arneson, Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Pat Graham, Cory Crapser, 2015 USMTS national champion Jason Hughes, Daniel Hilsabeck, Joe Duvall, Jesse Sobbing and USMTS vice-president Janet Staley.

Grant Junghans (2) tries to hold off Rodney Sanders (20) in Edelbrock Heat Race #3 during the USMTS event on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Battle for the lead in the

Rodney Sanders takes the checkered flag to win the 40-lap

Rodney Sanders celebrates with crew members and family after winning the USMTS main event on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Rodney Sanders during the USMTS event on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Philip Houston (71) and Rodney Sanders (20) in heavy traffic during the USMTS event on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Rodney Sanders (20) and Jesse Sobbing (99) battle for the lead in the

Stormy Scott (5), Bobby Malchus (4m) and Rodney Sanders (20) at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Rodney Sanders (20), Jason Hughes (12) and Clyde Dunn Jr. (hidden) at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Jake Gallardo (J17), Tyler Davis (65) and Rodney Sanders (20) battle in the main evnet during the 5th Annual Lucas Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 9. (Chris Bork Photo)

Kelly Shryock (3), Rodney Sanders (20) and John Allen (98) battle in the main event during the 5th Annual Lucas Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 9. (Chris Bork Photo)

Rodney Sanders during heat race action on Thursday, June 19, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. (Dusty Wiegert Photo)

Rodney Sanders works the inside of Dylan Smith during heat race action on Thursday, June 19, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. (Dusty Wiegert Photo)

Rodney Sanders during heat race action on Thursday, June 19, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. (Dusty Wiegert Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) and Zack VanderBeek (33z) had a wild battle for the last three laps of the main event on Thursday, June 19, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. (Dusty Wiegert Photo)

Rodney Sanders rides up against the wall as Zack VanderBeek works the low line coming to the checkered flag in the main event on Thursday, June 19, at the 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. Sanders won by 0.011 second. (Dusty Wiegert Photo)

Defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders won the 40-lap Casey's General Stores

Rodney Sanders (20) and T.J. Steele (4s) – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Rodney Sanders – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Chris Brown (21) and Rodney Sanders (20) – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Rodney Sanders – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) and Johnny Scott (1st) – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Kelly Shryock (51) and Rodney Sanders (20) – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Carey Akin Photo)

Jason Krohn (7k) and Rodney Sanders (20) – USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy during the 2nd Annual Sparkling City Nationals on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Ron Skinner Photo)

Rodney Sanders at South Texas Speedway. (Ron Skinner Photo)

Rodney Sanders and his team were honored at the USMTS awards banquet Friday night. From left to right: Rodney's parents Marcus and Cheryl Sanders, team owner Brandon Davis of Swan Racing, 2013 USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders, crew chief Grant Snider, girlfriend Samantha Krohn and teammate Jason Krohn who won the 2007 USMTS national title. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos).

Rodney Sanders and his team were honored at the USMTS awards banquet Friday night. From left to right: team owner Brandon Davis of Swan Racing, 2013 USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders and crew chief Grant Snider. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos).

Rodney Sanders and his team were honored at the USMTS awards banquet Friday night. From left to right: USMTS president Todd Staley, 2013 USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders and USMTS vice-president Janet Staley. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos).

Grant Snider (right) was awarded the CPD Racing Tools Crew Chief of the Year Award. He's pictured here at the USMTS awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 31, with 2013 USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos).

2013 USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders poses with his girlfriend, Samantha Krohn, at the USMTS awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 31. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos).

Several drivers who competed in the Hunt for the USMTS Casey’s National Championship in 2013 gathered for a photo at the USMTS awards banquet on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. From left to right: Johnny Scott, USMTS president Todd Staley, Stormy Scott, Kelly Shryock, Rodney Sanders, USMTS vice president Janet Staley, Trevor Hunt and Pat Graham. (Lloyd Collins, FastTrack Photos)

Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas

Todd and Janet Staley honored Rodney Sanders on Saturday as the newly-crowned USMTS National Champion. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Joey Jensen (V2), Kelly Shryock (3), Rodney Sanders (20) and Terry Phillips (75) at the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Jeremy Payne (outside) gets a run on Rodney Sanders (20) after a late-race restart.

Rodney Sanders in heat race action during the 15th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Heat race action featuring Zack VanderBeek (33z), Joey Galloway (01), Tim Murty (99m), Corey Dripps (31), Austin Siebert (16), Trevor Hunt (99h) and Rodney Sanders (20) during the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Feature race battle between Rodney Sanders (20) and Zack VanderBeek (33z) during the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Rodney Sanders takes the checkered flag during the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Rodney Sanders cashed $9,000 over two days during the 3rd Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Rodney Sanders at I-80 Speedway during the Silver Dollar Nationals.

Feature race action at the I-80 Speedway during the Silver Dollar Nationals. Rodney Sanders (20), Kelly Shryock (3), Terry Phillips (75) and Johnny Scott (1st).

Three w0de at the I-80 Speedway during the Silver Dollar Nationals featuring Rodney Sanders (20), Zack VanderBeek (33z) and Rick Beebe (22b).

Rodney Sanders (20) holds off Jason Hughes at the finish line to win the opening night of the Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway.

Rodney Sanders in victory lane after winning the opening night of the Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway.

Top 3 finishers on opening night of the Silver Dollar Nationals at the I-80 Speedway (left to right): Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders and Johnny Bone Jr.

Trevor Hunt (99h), Rodney Sanders (20) and Johnny Scott (1st) go three-wide at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla. (Mike Spivey Photo)

Veteran Kelly Shryock (3) and young gun Rodney Sanders (20) battled early on in the main event.

Rodney Sanders blows an engine in his heat race as Jeremy Payne goes by @ Royal Purple Raceway 02/23/2012

Rodney Sanders @ Royal Purple Raceway 02/22/2013

Bryan Rowland (20R), Ryan Gustin (19R), Johnny Scott (1ST) and Rodney Sanders (20) at the 14th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree at the Deer Creek Speedway.

Rodney Sanders (20) alongside Ken Schrader (9) late in the main event.

Rodney Sanders (20) races with Kenny Wallace (36) in the main event. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

Matt French (99f), Mike Hansen (12h), Kenny Wallace (36), Rodney Sanders (20).

Rodney Sanders (20) of Happy, Texas, races Tracey Denby Jr. of Vidor, Texas, down the back-stretch. Sanders won the Texas Winter Nationals finale last November while Denby was the 2010 USMTS Southern Series Rookie of the Year. (RonSkinnerPhotos.com Photo)

Rodney Sanders (20) makes the winning pass on Bumper Jones (111).

Kelly Shryock makes the winning move on the inside of Rodney Sanders in the final turn to capture their heat race.

Inside to outside: Paul White, Brennan Poole, Rodney Sanders and Dereck Ramirez lead the four-wide parade lap prior to the start of the main event. (RonSkinnerPhotos.com)

Steve Holzkamper (5) and Rodney Sanders (20).

Rodney Sanders (20) challenges Bryan Rowland (20r).

Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas.


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