Ballou Best in Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings Again – See the Top 50!
The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 89
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 22, 2015) – Robert Ballou put together a monster season to finish atop the Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the second year in a row.
Picking off 18 overall wins as he captured his first USAC Sprint Car national championship, the Rocklin, CA, native amassed 959 Power Rankings points to take the top spot by 64 points. Ballou topped the 2014 Power Rankings with 11 wins and 822 points.
Ballou broke out of the gates quickly with a win in the USAC season opener at Ocala, FL, in February and went on to post 13 of his 18 wins in USAC action.
Dave Darland claimed runner-up honors for the second year in a row after topping the Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings in 2013. Darland posted six wins including another Kokomo Smackdown triumph.
After slipping out of the top ten last year, Kevin Thomas, Jr., rebounded to capture third this year with Chase Stockon and Brady Bacon rounding out the top five.
Jon Stanbrough was sixth with Brady Short, C.J. Leary, Thomas Meseraull and Shane Cottle rounding out the 2015 top ten.
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The Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s, www.midgetmadness.com Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Bobby Clark topped the 305 portion, R.J. Johnson was best in the Non-Wing 360 ranks, Seth Bergman took the top spot in Winged 360s and Tanner Thorson took the top Midget ranking. The Winged 410 final rankings will be released tomorrow.
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A look at this year’s Top 50 in Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings is as follows:
|Rank||Name||Hometown||Wins||Points||2014 Rank||2013 Rank|
|1||Robert Ballou||Rocklin, CA||18||959||1||7|
|2||Dave Darland||Lincoln, IN||6||895||2||1|
|3||Kevin Thomas, Jr.||Cullman, AL||6||649||15||6|
|4||Chase Stockon||Sullivan, IN||5||607||7||5|
|5||Brady Bacon||Broken Arrow, OK||9||601||8||10|
|6||Jon Stanbrough||Avon, IN||2||577||3||4|
|7||Brady Short||Bedford, IN||16||561||6||3|
|8||C.J. Leary||Greenfield, IN||4||517||14||23|
|9||Thomas Meseraull||San Jose, CA||9||466||29||61|
|10||Shane Cottle||Kokomo, IN||5||419||10||12|
|11||Justin Grant||Ione, CA||4||369||5||14|
|12||Chris Windom||Canton, IL||1||353||18||8|
|13||Chad Boespflug||Hanford, CA||4||352||9||9|
|14||Damion Gardner||Concord, CA||8||332||12||11|
|15||Tracy Hines||New Castle, IN||0||313||21||22|
|16||Richard Vander Weerd||Visalia, CA||4||293||30||40|
|17||Jerry Coons, Jr.||Tucson, AZ||1||293||11||16|
|18||Bryan Clauson||Noblesville, IN||5||292||4||2|
|19||Casey Shuman||Tempe, AZ||8||259||13||19|
|20||Mike Spencer||Temecula, CA||2||255||20||20|
|21||Kyle Cummins||Princeton, IN||3||242||22||30|
|22||Max McGhee||Mooresville, IN||1||213||38||83|
|23||Austin Williams||Yorba Linda, CA||0||209||42||46|
|24||Jarett Andretti||Mooresville, IN||0||207||35||65|
|25||Joshua Hodges||Tijeras, NM||5||202||73||NR|
|26||Kody Swanson||Kingsburg, CA||3||202||59||117|
|27||Landon Simon||Tipp City, OH||3||185||52||104|
|28||Nick Bilbee||Indianapolis, IN||1||181||55||44|
|29||Jake Swanson||Anaheim, CA||0||178||87||242|
|30||Brody Roa||Buena Park, CA||0||170||46||70|
|31||Shawn Westerfeld||Guilford, IN||1||167||50||127|
|32||Joss Moffatt||Columbus, IN||2||164||32||38|
|33||Aaron Farney||Lafayette, IN||1||161||68||140|
|34||Matt Mitchell||Yorba Linda, CA||0||157||44||39|
|35||Ryan Bernal||Hollister, CA||3||154||57||37|
|36||Scotty Weir||Marion, IN||1||146||19||13|
|37||Tyler Courtney||Indianapolis, IN||1||140||56||34|
|38||Brent Beauchamp||Fairland, IN||3||137||33||40|
|39||Dallas Hewitt||Troy, OH||1||129||70||25|
|40||Jordan Kinser||Bedford, IN||0||129||45||35|
|41||Jeff Bland, Jr.||Bedford, IN||0||128||16||27|
|42||Carson Short||Marion, IL||0||124||28||125|
|43||Dickie Gaines||Mitchell, IN||1||118||80||220|
|44||Luke Hall||Ludlow Falls, OH||5||115||47||36|
|45||Mitch Wissmiller||Saybrook, IL||4||114||76||82|
|46||A.J. Hopkins||Brownsburg, IN||2||110||51||33|
|47||Logan Jarrett||Kokomo, IN||1||104||36||42|
|48||Hunter Schuerenberg||Sikeston, MO||0||98||17||21|
|49||Jason Grady||Farmington, NM||3||95||61||54|
|50||Mike Miller||Wapakoneta, OH||0||92||23||53|
Features Completed: 218 (224 in 2014, 235 in 2013)
Number of Different Winners: 75 (85 in 2014, 92 in 2013)
Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 268 (293 in 2013, 336 in 2013)
A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.
The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2015 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions or advertising inquiries regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.sprintcarmania.com to Lonnie Wheatley at firstname.lastname@example.org.