Ronnie Sanders of Fayetteville, Georgia, began his racing career in 1967 and since then has raced all over the nation. Sanders has won over 500 races and nine championships. His wins include Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, Montgomery International Speedway and Baton Rouge Speedway in Louisiana. He won the prestigious Snowball Derby in 1977, won the Rattler at Opp, Al. three times, won the World Classic at Birmingham in 1999 and in 2005 won the World Crown 300 at Peach State Speedway.
Sanders has raced cars prepared by Georgia Racing Hall of Fame mechanic Harvey Jones. Sanders has competed in three Daytona 500s, racing in 1981, 1987 and 1989. He has also competed in Nationwide, Winston Racing Series, ARCA, All Pro and All American Challenge events, among several others.
Sanders was the NASCAR Southeast Regional Champion in 1982, and finished second in the national championship that same year.
In 1987, Sanders set a track record at what was then called Bristol International Raceway, turning a lap at 122.787 mph. That record stood for ten year as the fastest time ever turned on a half-mile track.
Sanders retired from driving at the end of 2008. He continues as a successful car owner on the short tracks around the country.