Sanders Debuts New Modified Radiator, Retakes USMTS Points Lead

SandersRodney Sanders, driver of the #20 Swan Energy Racing car, went on a three-night race weekend debuting C&R Racings newest innovation in cooling systems. Sanders had installed a new version of C&R’s modified radiator (Part Number: CR-CC-H1184). Specifically built for this application, the new light-weight modified radiator provides multiple advantages over other models. It is designed 2-inches thick, saving an inch of space inside the racecar; which also takes 6lbs of wet-weight away from the racecar. Even more remarkable is that even while racing in 90 degree weather, the water temperature never exceeded 190 degrees. These advantages combined helped give Rodney Sanders an even more competitive edge and regain the points lead.

Sanders has been in a continuing battle for the points lead in the United States Modified Touring Series, USMTS, throughout the 2013 season. Traveling from state to state, he has fought to 16 race wins and currently leads the USMTS point’s battle. His extensive race weekend kicked off Thursday night in Grain Valley, Missouri at Valley Speedway.  The #20 car won the first heat race and went on to finish 5th in the feature.

Friday night’s event took place at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, nearly 50 miles away from Thursday night’s race track. Forty-two competitors lined up at the ½ mile speedway in an attempt to bring home the $5,000 cash prize. Sanders again won his opening heat race and took the early lead during the feature. Contact on lap 24 of the 35 lap feature would cause Rodney to slip back from the lead, ending with a solid 3rd place finish.

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The weekend concluded with another third place finish for Sanders at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Oklahoma. The three straight top-5 finishes gave Rodney the points lead over Johnny Scott by 1 point.

For more information about the new light-weight modified radiator (Part Number: CR-CC-H1184), please call C&R Racing at 317-293-4100.

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