Bergman Leads Early Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings
The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume IV, No. 6
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 10, 2016) – Seth Bergman is starting the 2016 season in much the same way that he finished out 2015; atop the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.
After taking the 2015 number one ranking by 68 points over Justin Sanders, Bergman has posted wins over each of the past two weekends to climb to the top rung of the ladder after Terry McCarl opened the year with a $10,000 “King of 360’s” triumph at East Bay Raceway Park.
Both of Bergman’s triumphs have come in Mississippi with a February 27 USCS triumph at Magnolia Motor Speedway and a March 4 ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints victory at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park.
A native of Snohomish, Washington, Bergman holds the top spot by just 8 points over McCarl with Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Jason Sides also among the early top five.
The balance of the current top ten includes Travis Rilat, Aaron Reutzel, Danny Martin, Jr., Mark Smith and Derek Hagar.
A look at the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings Top 25 through March 7…
|1||Seth Bergman||Snohomish, WA||2||102|
|2||Terry McCarl||Altoona, IA||2||94|
|3||Chad Kemenah||Alvada, OH||0||81|
|4||Tim Shaffer||Aliquippa, PA||0||79|
|5||Jason Sides||Bartlett, TN||1||71|
|6||Travis Rilat||Forney, TX||0||67|
|7||Aaron Reutzel||Clute, TX||0||61|
|8||Danny Martin, Jr.||Tampa, FL||0||61|
|9||Mark Smith||Tower City, PA||0||57|
|10||Derek Hagar||Marion, AR||0||47|
|11||Michael Miller||Pascagoula, MS||0||40|
|12||Thomas Kennedy||Winnipeg, CAN||0||40|
|13||Lou Kennedy, Jr.||Winnipeg, CAN||0||38|
|14||A.J. Maddox||Tampa, FL||0||35|
|15||Matt Covington||Glenpool, OK||0||35|
|16||Danny Smith||Chillicothe, OH||0||33|
|17||Matt Kurtz||Jacksonville, FL||2||32|
|18||Phil Gressman||Fremont, OH||0||31|
|19||Terry Gray||Bartlett, TN||0||30|
|20||Marshall Skinner||W. Memphis, AR||0||27|
|21||Johnny Gilbertson||Dover, FL||0||25|
|22||Brandon Hanks||Burlison, TN||0||25|
|23||Robbie Stillwaggon||Burlington, NJ||0||24|
|24-tie||Logan Forler||Orting, WA||1||20|
|24-tie||Andy Forsberg||N. Auburn, CA||1||20|
|24-tie||Brian Bell||Memphis, TN||1||20|
Features Completed: 12
Number of Different Winners: 9
Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 66
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 initial STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings of 2016 were released yesterday. The first Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings of 2016 will be released next week. The Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings and 305 Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park will be released late in March or early April.
Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings Past Final Top Ten:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photo courtesy of Scott Frazier)