Bernal Best in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 14

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 18, 2015) – Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal is out to the early lead in the initial release of the 2015 Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings.

After topping two of the three Winter Challenge events at Canyon Speedway Park to begin the year, Bernal bounced back from a Friday night incident at Tulare to win Saturday night’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature at the Thunderbowl Raceway.

With three wins already to his credit in a young 2015 season, Bernal holds the top Beaver Stripes Power Rankings position by 24 points over Colby Copeland with Danny Faria, Jr., Bud Kaeding and Charles Davis, Jr., among the early top five.

Remaining events in March that award points towards the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings include Saturday’s VRA action at Ventura and then a trio of March 28 events that include VRA at Ventura, USAC West Coast at Kings Speedway and USAC Southwest at Canyon Speedway Park.

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Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings – Top 20 (Through March 15):

Rank – Name, Hometown (Wins) – Points

  1. Ryan Bernal, Hollister CA (3) 65
  2. Colby Copeland, Roseville CA 41
  3. Danny Faria, Jr., Tipton CA 35
  4. Bud Kaeding, Campbell CA (1) 33
  5. Charles Davis, Jr., Buckeye AZ 30
  6. Stevie Sussex, Tempe AZ (1) 28
  7. Dave Darland, Lincoln IN 25
  8. R.J. Johnson, Phoenix AZ 23
  9. Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia CA 23
  10. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow OK (1) 22
  11. Matt Mitchell, Yorba Linda CA 18
  12. Jace Vander Weerd, Visalia CA 17
  13. D.J. Johnson, Stockton CA 16
  14. Troy Rutherford, Ojai CA (1) 15
  15. Landon Hurst, Riverdale CA 15
  16. Austin Liggett, Tracy CA 14
  17. Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston MO 31
  18. Greg Taylor, Ojai CA 12
  19. Kyle Smith, Moorpark CA 10
  20. (tie) Chris Windom, Canton IL 9
  21. (tie) Trey Marcham, Newcastle OK 9


Features Completed: 7

Number of Different Winners: 5

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 30

Title sponsor of the Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics and Molding Supply is an Arizona supplier of automotive graphics, moldings and custom accessories. In business for more than 30 years, Beaver Stripes is actively involved in keeping the local racing action alive in the Phoenix and Arizona area with a strong interest in local car clubs, car shows and other vehicle related activity involving the community.

A sponsor of Canyon Speedway Park and Arizona Speedway, Beaver Stripes is located at 2389 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix for all your graphics needs and may be contacted at 602-289-8000 or 800-257-7835. More information is available at

The Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Title sponsorships are available for the Midget and 305 Power Rankings.


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