Charles Davis, Jr., Charges to the Top of 2018 Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 26, 2018) – The top spot in the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings stayed in the state of Arizona once again in 2018 with Buckeye’s Charles Davis, Jr., earning top honors for the year.

While “Chargin’” Charles has never finished lower than third in the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings, this is the first time that he has captured the number one ranking for the year.

Davis, Jr., earned the top spot this year on the strength of nine feature wins that propelled him to the USAC Southwest Sprint Car championship.

Davis, Jr., earned the top ranking by 86 points over fellow USAC Southwest shoe Tye Mihocko, who posted his top ranking thus far.  After topping the Beaver Stripes Power Rankings over each of the past five years, R.J. Johnson slipped to third as he focused on the 410-ci ranks this year.

USAC West Coast Sprint Car champion Austin Liggett of Tracy, CA, finished fourth in Beaver Stripes Power Rankings for the second year in a row with Tristan Guardino rounding out the top five.  The balance of the top ten included Caleb Saiz, Ryan Timmons, Rob Lindsey, Mike Martin and Ryan Bernal.

Davis, Jr., Johnson and Martin have finished among the top ten in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings over each of the past six years while Mihocko, Guardino, Saiz, Timmons and Lindsey each cracked the top ten for the first time.

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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, Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s and Midgets.

A look at this year’s Top 50 in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings is as follows:

RankNameHometownWinPoints2017 Rank2016 Rank2015 Rank2014 Rank2013 Rank   
1Charles Davis, Jr.Buckeye, AZ923832232
2Tye MihockoPeoria, AZ21521113541266
3R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ414711111
4Austin LiggettTracy, CA2140435292923
5Tristan GuardinoFremont, CA2133142319NRNR
6Caleb SaizAlbuquerque, NM313020112NRNRNR
7Ryan TimmonsPleasant Hill, CA21294665161NRNR
8Rob LindseySherwood, OR41281816129NR24
9Mike MartinYuma, AZ112498577
10Ryan BernalHollister, CA31137361327
11Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA11135552427NR
12Shon DeskinsWaddell, AZ31122112069
13Dennis GilePhoenix, AZ3107496104NRNR
14Tim AlberdingSalem, OR296413932NR110
15Steven DrevickiReading, PA29681NRNRNRNR
16Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK1788307832
17Danny Faria, Jr.Tipton, CA17310254216
18Don GrableEl Paso, TX073124NRNRNRNR
19Stevie SussexTempe, AZ0716361327
20Lindsay BarneyEagle Creek, OR2702949144NRNR
21Joey BiasiNew Ringgold, PA169101NRNRNRNR
22Eddie StradaLake Ariel. PA167NRNRNRNRNR
23Ryan GodownRingoes, NJ164NRNRNRNRNR
24Richard Vander WeerdVisalia, CA26323191393
25Michael FanelliRio Rancho, NM0572236NRNRNR
26Chandler LeibyCarlisle, PA056NRNRNRNRNR
27Chris BonneauPhoenix, AZ0551654287230
28Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN05536NRNRNRNR
29Brody RoaBuena Park, CA352474104751
30Kyle SmithMoorpark, CA2523022161844
31Colton HardyPhoenix, AZ151NRNRNRNRNR
32Lance HallmarkMcMinnville, OR0505047NRNRNR
33Trent CarterTerra Bella, CA05067111177NRNR
34Ricky AshleyThurston, OR0488621785NRNR
35Colt TreharnAlbuquerque, NM145143NRNRNRNR
36Steve HixVentura, CA045111NRNR13299
37Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL14335NR453448
38Jace Vander WeerdVisalia, CA0421910152019
39Michael CurtisCottonwood, AZ042247915268100
40Josh PelkeyPeoria, AZ04214932924
41Shannon McQueenTehachapi, CA04196174105NRNR
42Mark BitnerTrenton, NJ140123NRNRNRNR
43Andrew ReinboldChandler, AZ0385928233113
44Mark HerzSandy, OR038209NRNR13174
45-tieJason GradyFlora Vista, NM137211515710887
45-tieJosh GradyFlora Vista, NM1375342NRNRNR
47Troy RutherfordOjai, CA1376912171515
48Koen ShawFresno, CA037192178NRNRNR
49Bill WaltmanLos Lunas, NM034140152NRNRNR
50Colby CopelandRoseville, CA03372NR512633

Features Completed: 86

Number of Different Winners: 46

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 187

Past Top Tens in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2017 – 1. R.J. Johnson (13) 406, 2. Shon Deskins (8) 309, 3. Charles Davis, Jr. (7) 302, 4. Austin Liggett (10) 256, 5. Jake Swanson (2) 195, 6. Stevie Sussex (3) 175, 7. Ryan Bernal (6) 173, 8. Brady Bacon (2) 140, 9. Mike Martin 137, 10. Danny Faria, Jr. (1) 132.

2016 – 1. R.J. Johnson (12) 453, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. (1) 298, 3. Stevie Sussex (6) 207, 4. Brody Roa (3) 172, 5. Matt Rossi 168, 6. Dennis Gile 145, 7. Josh Hodges (3) 144, 8. Mike Martin 144, 9. D.J. Johnson (3) 134, 10. Jace Vander Weerd (2) 129.

2015 – 1. R.J. Johnson (10) 377, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. (3) 317, 3. Ryan Bernal (7) 231, 4. Danny Faria, Jr. (3) 199, 5. Mike Martin (3) 198, 6. Stevie Sussex (3) 196, 7. Brady Bacon (1) 178, 8. Matt Rossi (1) 170, 9. Josh Pelkey 145, 10. Brody Roa (3) 142.

2014 – 1. R.J. Johnson (11) 480, 2. Josh Pelkey (4) 366, 3. Charles Davis, Jr. (4) 361, 4. Ryan Bernal (12) 329, 5. Matt Rossi (1) 251, 6. Shon Deskins (1) 226, 7. Mike Martin (1) 212, 8. Brady Bacon (2) 160, 9. Richard Vander Weerd (1) 158, 10. Matt Mitchell (1) 150.

2013 – 1. R.J. Johnson (11) 387, 2. Charles Davis, Jr. (6) 260, 3. Richard Vander Weerd (7) 280, 4. Josh Pelkey (3) 236, 5. Ryan Bernal (5) 191, 6. Danny Faria, Jr. (4) 184, 7. Mike Martin (1) 184, 8. Bud Kaeding 166, 9. Shon Deskins 143, 10. Bryan Clauson (6) 138.

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.

(Ben Thrasher photo)