Happy, Texas (01/21/14) – Rodney Sanders overcame a rocky start to the 2nd Annual Winter Extreme at Tucson International Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) to claim his first win of the season in the $1,000-to-win finale in his #20 Swan Energy/MB Custom/Geddes Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.
After a long and frustrating miniseries Rodney Sanders was finally able to race his way into victory lane in the finale on Sunday evening in the program, which was sanctioned by the Championship Dirt Motorsports. With 35 entries on hand Sanders started his night by racing to a convincing win in his heat race to lock into the pole position for the feature. As the 20 lap finale went green Sanders snagged the lead and despite a late-race challenge from Cody Skitland, he went on to lead every lap to register his first win of the 2014 season!
In the first five rounds of the miniseries Sanders was forced to overcome an array of bad luck in heat race action. On more than one occasion he was collected in incidents in the first lap of his heat race that forced him to b-mains. Despite the bad luck Sanders claimed three top-five-finishes and five top-ten-finishes during the course of the six race series.
“It seemed liked early in the Winter Extreme that I had a giant bulls eye on my car,” Sanders said with a laugh. “We learned a lot about the new MB Customs car this week, and I’m really excited about what our team can accomplish this year.”
Sanders will look to continue his winning ways on January 24th-26th in the inaugural Battle at the Border at El Paso Speedway Park (El Paso, Texas). The Championship Dirt Motorsports (CDM) sanctioned event will see a $1,000-to-win program contested each night. For more information on the event please visit www.ChampionshipDirtMotorsports.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, Special Care, Outreachers Sustainable Solutions, Swan Racing, Wichita Tank Racing, Geddes Race Engines, MB Customs, Alaron Energy, B&L Satellite Rental, STSI, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, C&R Radiators, Eibach Springs, All Star Custom Graphics, Charter Oak Production Company, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, FK Rod Ends, Fike’s Transmissions, Krohn Farms, Mars Race Cars, K&N Filters, Real Racing Wheels, 87 Automotive, Hooker Harness, CMD Race Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .
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