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, 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:


RankNameHometownWinsPoints2014 Rank2013 Rank
1Robert BallouRocklin, CA1895917
2Dave DarlandLincoln, IN689521
3Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL6649156
4Chase StockonSullivan, IN560775
5Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK9601810
6Jon StanbroughAvon, IN257734
7Brady ShortBedford, IN1656163
8C.J. LearyGreenfield, IN45171423
9Thomas MeseraullSan Jose, CA94662961
10Shane CottleKokomo, IN54191012
11Justin GrantIone, CA4369514
12Chris WindomCanton, IL1353188
13Chad BoespflugHanford, CA435299
14Damion GardnerConcord, CA83321211
15Tracy HinesNew Castle, IN03132122
16Richard Vander WeerdVisalia, CA42933040
17Jerry Coons, Jr.Tucson, AZ12931116
18Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN529242
19Casey ShumanTempe, AZ82591319
20Mike SpencerTemecula, CA22552020
21Kyle CumminsPrinceton, IN32422230
22Max McGheeMooresville, IN12133883
23Austin WilliamsYorba Linda, CA02094246
24Jarett AndrettiMooresville, IN02073565
25Joshua HodgesTijeras, NM520273NR
26Kody SwansonKingsburg, CA320259117
27Landon SimonTipp City, OH318552104
28Nick BilbeeIndianapolis, IN11815544
29Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA017887242
30Brody RoaBuena Park, CA01704670
31Shawn WesterfeldGuilford, IN116750127
32Joss MoffattColumbus, IN21643238
33Aaron FarneyLafayette, IN116168140
34Matt MitchellYorba Linda, CA01574439
35Ryan BernalHollister, CA31545737
36Scotty WeirMarion, IN11461913
37Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN11405634
38Brent BeauchampFairland, IN31373340
39Dallas HewittTroy, OH11297025
40Jordan KinserBedford, IN01294535
41Jeff Bland, Jr.Bedford, IN01281627
42Carson ShortMarion, IL012428125
43Dickie GainesMitchell, IN111880220
44Luke HallLudlow Falls, OH51154736
45Mitch WissmillerSaybrook, IL41147682
46A.J. HopkinsBrownsburg, IN21105133
47Logan JarrettKokomo, IN11043642
48Hunter SchuerenbergSikeston, MO0981721
49Jason GradyFarmington, NM3956154
50Mike MillerWapakoneta, OH0922353

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, 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 to Lonnie Wheatley at