Bergman Holds Winged 360 Power Rankings Lead; Hagar on the Move

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume IV, No. 7

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 30, 2016) – Seth Bergman is holding on to his early Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings lead. But not by much though, as both Derek Hagar and Andy Forsberg are on the move in pursuit of the top spot.

After landing the number Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Ranking for 2015, Bergman opened atop the 2016 charts earlier this month.

A strong start that included a pair of Regional wins keeps Bergman in the number one spot by just 20 points over Derek Hagar, who collected $11,500 by sweeping this past weekend’s inaugural NSL 360 events at Wichita’s 81 Speedway.

Just another ten points back in third is California shoe Andy Forsberg, who has started the 2016 season in strong form with three early wins.

King of 360’s winner Terry McCarl and current ASCS National Tour points leader Matt Covington round out the current top five with Aaron Reutzel, Travis Rilat, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Logan Forler also among the early top ten.

A look at the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings Top 40 through March 26…

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RankPreviousNameHometownWinsPoints
11Seth BergmanSnohomish, WA2127
210Derek HagarMarion, AR2107
325Andy ForsbergN. Auburn, CA397
42Terry McCarlAltoona, IA294
515Matt CovingtonGlenpool, OK089
67Aaron ReutzelClute, TX089
76Travis RilatForney, TX089
83Chad KemenahAlvada, OH081
94Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA079
1024Logan ForlerOrting, WA274
115Jason SidesBartlett, TN171
128Danny Martin, Jr.Tampa, FL061
139Mark SmithTower City, PA057
14NRJohnny HerreraAlbuquerque, NM151
15NRWillie CroftSacramento, CA250
1622Brandon HanksBurlison, TN150
17NRWayne JohnsonOklahoma City, OK150
1830Justin SandersPrunedale, CA047
1913Lou Kennedy, Jr.Winnipeg, CAN044
20NRSam Hafertepe, Jr.Sunnyvale, TX043
2111Michael MillerPascagoula, MS040
2212Thomas KennedyWinnipeg, CAN040
2339J.T. ImperialMesa, AZ039
24NRBrian BrownGrain Valley, MO038
2531Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN038
2626Brian BellMemphis, TN137
2743Geoff EnsignSebastopol, CA037
2832Andy McElhannonHernando, MS136
2914A.J. MaddoxTampa, FL035
3019Terry GrayBartlett, TN035
3129Bob Ream, Jr.Glendale, AZ034
32NRRico AbreuRutherford, CA034
3316Danny SmithChillicothe, OH033
3417Matt KurtzJacksonville, FL232
3518Phil GressmanFremont, OH031
3621Johnny GilbertsonDover, FL030
3720Marshall SkinnerW. Memphis, AR030
3863Rick ZiehlLas Cruces, NM029
39NRTommy BryantMontgomery, TX029
40NRColby CopelandRoseville, CA028

Features Completed: 29

Number of Different Winners: 21

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 160

The Winged 360 Power Rankings are presented by Rod End Supply, which offers a wide assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that fit the needs of anyone involved in all variety of auto racing and performance related industries including farming equipment. More information regarding Rod End Supply is available at www.rodendsupply.com.

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 updated STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings of 2016 will be released tomorrow with the initial Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings, midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings and 305 Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park all to be unveiled next week.

Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings Past Final Top Tens:

2015: 1. Seth Bergman 717, 2. Justin Sanders 649, 3. Aaron Reutzel 613, 4. Johnny Herrera 596, 5. Wayne Johnson 581, 6. Mark Smith 542, 7. Derek Hagar 437, 8. Andy Forsberg 434, 9. Mitch Brown 410, 10. Shane Golobic 409.

2014: 1. Jason Johnson 626, 2. Aaron Reutzel 601, 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 510, 4. Seth Bergman 501, 5. Johnny Herrera 491, 6. Tim Crawley 487, 7. Wayne Johnson 448, 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. 445, 9. Brian Brown 441, 10. Jeff Swindell 441.

2013: 1. Jason Johnson 699, 2. Johnny Herrera 673, 3. Tim Crawley 561, 4. Brian Brown 537, 5. Logan Forler 492, 6. Tony Bruce, Jr. 488, 7. Roger Crockett 479, 8. Jeff Swindell 455, 9. Andy Forsberg 430, 10. Steve Poirier 420.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2016 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 lonniewheatley@gmail.com.