Strong ARMS USRA Modifieds in Lawton
Rodney Sanders passed
early leader Kenny Gaddis on the seventh lap and then
proceeded to disappear into the distance as the
33-year-old from Happy, Texas, dominated Saturday
night’s American Racer USRA Modified Series feature at
the Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma.
to collecting the $2,000 winner’s paycheck, the
four-time Summit USMTS National Champion found the low
side to be the fast way around the fast 1/4-mile red
“We had a good car all night,” sanders
said. “We changed a few little things from last night
and it seemed to really respond. (The track) was a
little bottom dominant and I thought I could roll Kenny
on the outside, but then he kind of moved up a little
bit and gave me some room on the bottom.”
caution with 12 laps to go may have given hope to some
of the racers chasing Sanders, but nobody could get near
his familiar No. 20 MB Customs USRA Modified. In fact,
his margin of victory was 7.75 seconds over Gaddis, who
was racing down the backstretch when Sanders crossed the
finish line on the other side of the racetrack.
Gaddis claimed the runner-up honors by holding off a
late charge from Kale Westover. Manuel Williams Jr. and
Cole Dennis completed the top five while defending USRA
Modified National Champion Tyler Davis, Sean Gaddis,
Xavier Ortega, Joe Duvall and James McCreery rounded out
the top ten.
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2023 campaign for the American Racer USRA Modified
Series presented by Day Motor Sports is just getting
started as 21 events remain on the calendar.
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United States Racing Association
Summit USRA Weekly Racing Series
American Racer USRA
Modified Series presented by Day Motor Sports
Speedway, Lawton, Okla.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Showing finishing position, starting position in
parentheses, car number, driver and hometown.
1 Roofing Heat #1 (8 laps):
1. (4) 20 Rodney
Sanders, Happy, Texas
2. (3) 24W Mason Williams,
3. (5) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
4. (2) 07 Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.
5. (8) D25
David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas
6. (1) 2X Tyler
Webb, Iowa Park, Texas
7. (7) 95 Shawn Johnson,
8. (6) 82 Jimmie Williams, Denison,
TNT Auto Parts Heat #2 (8 laps):
1. (1) 24M Manuel Williams II, Fouke, Ark.
2. (2) 7
Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
3. (5) 7X Chris Dawson,
4. (4) 91 Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.
5. (7) 56 Colton Horner, Houston, Texas
6. (3) 9H
Aaron Halpain, Hulbert, Okla.
7. (6) 71W Harold
Winton Jr., Waurika, Okla.
DNS – 24 Manuel Williams
Sr., Fouke, Ark.
Solutions Heat #3 (8 laps):
1. (1) 65 Tyler
Davis, Haysville, Kan.
2. (2) 15W Kale Westover,
3. (5) 11D Cole Dennis, Altus, Okla.
4. (3) 68 Garry Little, Lawton, Okla.
5. (6) 13J
James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas
6. (4) 121 Dylan
Ballard, Cache, Okla.
7. (7) 7M Danny McCarty,
DNS – 24X Xavier Ortega, Las Cruces,
American Racer “A” Feature (30
1. (4) 20 Rodney Sanders, Happy,
2. (1) 2G Kenny Gaddis, Diana, Texas
15W Kale Westover, Altus, Okla.
4. (2) 24M Manuel
Williams II, Fouke, Ark.
5. (3) 11D Cole Dennis,
6. (8) 65 Tyler Davis, Haysville, Kan.
7. (5) 7 Sean Gaddis, Diana, Texas
8. (22) 24X Xavier
Ortega, Las Cruces, N.M.
9. (13) 91 Joe Duvall,
10. (15) 13J James McCreery,
11. (11) 56 Colton Horner, Houston,
12. (17) 9H Aaron Halpain, Hulbert, Okla.
13. (10) D25 David Tanner, Wichita Falls, Texas
(18) 121 Dylan Ballard, Cache, Okla.
15. (9) 7X Chris
Dawson, Lubbock, Texas
16. (12) 07 Jason Hilliard,
17. (20) 71W Harold Winton Jr., Waurika,
18. (16) 2X Tyler Webb, Iowa Park, Texas
(6) 24W Mason Williams, Fouke, Ark.
20. (14) 68 Garry
Little, Lawton, Okla.
21. (19) 95 Shawn Johnson,
22. (21) 82 Jimmie Williams, Denison,
23. (24) 7M Danny McCarty, Lawton, Okla.
(23) 24 Manuel Williams Sr., Fouke, Ark.
Lap Leaders: K. Gaddis 1-6, Sanders 7-30.
Total Laps Led: Sanders 24, K. Gaddis
Margin of Victory: 7.75 seconds.
Time of Race: 24 minutes, 31.816
seconds (4 cautions).
Next Race: April 29, Ark-La-Tex
Speedway, Vivian, La.
Sanders 195, Westover 182, Davis 168, S. Gaddis 162,
Duvall 155, K. Gaddis 151, Ortega 150, Williams Jr. 149,
Horner 148, Tanner 136.
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