Grant Leads the Way in Mid-Season Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume V, No. 30

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 27, 2017) – California native Justin Grant is leading the way in Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings as the midway point of the 2017 season is upon us.

Grant has enjoyed a stellar first half of the year, racking up eight Non-Wing 410 wins to open up an 86-point advantage over last year’s top-ranked shoe, Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Among Grant’s eight triumphs are four in USAC National action, including his most recent in the “traditional” return to Knoxville on June 3, along with a pair of weekly wins at Kokomo.

With Grant holding a commanding lead as he vies to become the fourth different driver to finish atop Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings over the past five year, Thomas, Jr., has been working back towards the top on the strength of seven wins including a stretch of four wins over eight days in conjunction with Indiana Midget Week and then a USAC score at Williams Grove.

Thomas, Jr., is just 14 points ahead of Chris Windom in the battle for second, with Windom racking up a half-dozen wins thus far.  Brady Short has made the move up to fourth with Shane Cottle rounding out the Mid-Season top five.

The balance of the Mid-Season top ten in Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings includes Chad Boespflug, Brady Bacon, Chase Stockon, Tyler Courtney and Jarett Andretti.

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The Mid-Season Top 50 Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings…

1Justin GrantIone, CA84051
2Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL73194
3Chris WindomCanton, IL63052
4Brady ShortBedford, IN425811
5Shane CottleKokomo, IN22256
6Chad BoespflugHanford, CA22233
7Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK21969
8Chase StockonSullivan, IN21938
9Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN218815
10Jarett AndrettiMooresville, IN01757
11Thomas MeseraullSan Jose, CA21565
12C.J. LearyGreenfield, IN015024
13Robert BallouRocklin, CA114634
14Max McGheeMooresville, IN012517
15Dave DarlandLincoln, IN110244
16Jon StanbroughAvon, IN010014
17Carson ShortMarion, IL19725
18Kody SwansonKingsburg, CA39616
19Jeff Bland, Jr.Bedford, IN19630
20Brody RoaBuena Park, CA09512
21Damion GardnerConcord, CA39410
22A.J. HopkinsBrownsburg, IN39362
23Brent BeauchampFairland, IN19320
24Landon SimonTipp City, OH38713
25Jordan KinserBedford, IN08446
26Shane CockrumBenton, IL18226
27Tyler ThomasCollinsville, OK17323
28Justin OwenHarrison, OH17222
29Dallas HewittTroy, OH06718
30Mike SpencerTemecula, CA16621
31Richard Vander WeerdVisalia, CA16527
32Michael FischesserCincinnati, OH06319
33Korey WeyantSpringfield, IL36140
34Shawn WesterfeldGuilford, IN15832
35Stevie SussexTempe, AZ05431
36Dickie GainesMitchell, IN15136
37Austin WilliamsYorba Linda, CA05133
38Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA05029
39Dustin SmithRussiaville, IN24738
40Josh HodgesTijeras, NM04743
41Clinton BoylesGreenwood, MO44441
42Aaron FarneyLafayette, IN04335
43Nick BilbeeIndianapolis, IN14039
44Kyle SimonCovington, OH039137
45Aric GentryCorydon, KY33749
46Cody WilliamsYorba Linda, CA03742
47Brandon MorinJasonville, IN13655
48Hunter SchuerenbergSikeston, MO13628
49R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ13552
50Cermen PerigoStoystown, PA03437

Features Completed: 95

Number of Different Winners: 49

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 162

Past Top Tens in Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2016 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (13) 782, 2. Brady Bacon (3) 742, 3. Chris Windom (5) 661, 4. Thomas Meseraull (8) 658, 5. Dave Darland (2) 632, 6. Chad Boespflug (6) 555, 7. Robert Ballou (4) 503, 8. Chase Stockon (3) 497, 9. Shane Cottle (4) 451, 10. C.J. Leary (3) 446.

2015 – 1. Robert Ballou (18) 959, 2. Dave Darland (6) 895, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (6) 649, 4. Chase Stockon (5) 607, 5. Brady Bacon (9) 601, 6. Jon Stanbrough (2) 577, 7. Brady Short (16) 561, 8. C.J. Leary (4) 517, 9. Thomas Meseraull (9) 466, 10. Shane Cottle (5) 419.

2014 – 1. Robert Ballou (11) 822, 2. Dave Darland (11) 750, 3. Jon Stanbrough (8) 705, 4. Bryan Clauson (9) 671, 5. Justin Grant (8) 625, 6. Brady Short (12) 605, 7. Chase Stockon (4) 532, 8. Brady Bacon (4) 477, 9. Chad Boespflug (7) 438, 10. Shane Cottle (3) 410.

2013 – 1. Dave Darland (9) 631, 2. Bryan Clauson (11) 627, 3. Brady Short (10) 531, 4. Jon Stanbrough (3) 509, 5. Chase Stockon (3) 507, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10) 496, 7. Robert Ballou (5) 474, 8. Chris Windom (6) 414, 9. Chad Boespflug (6) 390, 10. Brady Bacon (2) 389.


The Momentum Racing Suspensions 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.

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 2017 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