BAYTOWN, Texas —
"Rodney drove us really clean the whole race, so hats off to him. It's been a long time. This feels really good to get this win."
Not only did 'The Z-Man' add $3,000 to his bank account for the effort, but it was also his first win behind the wheel of an LG2 Chassis.
Sanders held on for a third-place finish behind Brown, while Henigan claimed the fourth spot ahead of Shane Hebert. Stormy Scott, Thursday's winner Clyde Dunn Jr., Jake O'Neil, Jeremy Payne and Kelly Shryock rounded out the top ten.
In the USRA Limited Mod main event, Tracy Denby Jr. wired the field in the 20-lap feature race to claim the $1,000 top prize.
7th Annual Lecolift Texas Winter Nationals
Royal Purple Raceway
Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Howard Willis, Dayton, Texas; 2. Corey Babbitt, Channelview, Texas; 3. Mark Herbert, Monticello, Miss.; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 5. Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, Minn.; 6. Garrett Gregory, Tomball, Texas; 7. Steve McMackin, Caddo Mills, Texas; 8. Donovan Lodge, Moline, Ill.; 9. Bob Sammann, Winona, Minn.; 10. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas; 11. Cade Dillard, Robeline, La.
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Phil Dixon, Crosby, Texas; 2. Rick Beebe, Shawnee, Kan.; 3. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon; 4. Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro, Ark.; 5. Ben Stephens, Hattiesburg, Miss.; 6. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 7. Danny Ducote, Humble, Texas; 8. Ronald Pilkington, Marshall, Texas; 9. David Winslett, Bossier City, La.; 10. Jesse Manning, Brazoria, Texas; 11. Glen Hibbard, Euless, Texas.
Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Clyde Dunn Jr., Sunnyvale, Texas; 2. Shane Hebert, Lafayette, La.; 3. Monte Bolton, Lubbock, Texas; 4. Austin Theiss, Hockley, Texas; 5. Paul Cates, Salina, Okla.; 6. Eddie Martin, Stilwell, Okla.; 7. Nick O'Neil, Vail, Ariz.; 8. Terry Schultz, Sedalia, Mo.; 9. Kelly Gorham, Colleyville, Texas; 10. Charlie Kruithof, Haughton, La.; 11. Sean Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas.
Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. Jake O'Neil, Tucson, Ariz.; 2. Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; 3. Chris Henigan, Marshall, Texas; 4. Philip Houston, Odessa, Texas; 5. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 6. Chadd Howell, Waurika, Okla.; 7. Stan Kraly, Crosby, Texas; 8. Tracy Denby Jr., Vidor, Texas; 9. Scotty Bough, Nevada, Mo.; 10. Jeff Allgayer, El Campo, Texas.