Hafertepe atop Mid-Season Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume V, No. 31

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2017) – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., has enjoyed the hot hand in the Winged 360 Sprint Car ranks thus far in 2017.

So, it comes as little surprise that the Sunnyvale, TX, racer leads the way in the Mid-Season edition of the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

After topping the 2016 Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings with ten wins on the season, Hafertepe has already reeled off 11 wins over the first half of the 2017 campaign including last weekend’s $15,000 Dirt Cup score.

With his strong start to the season, Hafertepe, Jr., holds a 130-point advantage over second-ranked Matt Covington, who holds the edge in a tightly-contested battle for second in which fewer than 50 points separates the ten drivers ranked from second to 11th.

Earning points in more races than any other Winged 360 shoe and leading the way in top-tens with 23, Glenpool, Oklahoma’s Covington is just six points ahead of Albuquerque native Johnny Herrera with Clute, TX, ace Aaron Reutzel making a jump up to fourth after taking the ASCS Speedweek title.

Washington’s Seth Bergman rounds out the Mid-Season top-five, just 15 points behind second-ranked Covington, with the balance of the top ten including Oklahoma native Wayne Johnson, Posse rep Mark Smith, New Jersey’s Davie Franek, Canada’s Thomas Kennedy and New York’s Jason Barney.

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.

The Mid-Season Top 100 in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings (through June 28)…

1Sam Hafertepe, Jr.Sunnyvale, TX113891
2Matt CovingtonGlenpool, OK02598
3Johnny HerreraAlbuquerque, NM32533
4Aaron ReutzelClute, TX424632
5Seth BergmanSnohomish, WA124412
6Wayne JohnsonOklahoma City, OK123717
7Mark SmithTower City, PA62325
8Davie FranekWantage, NJ322114
9Thomas KennedyWinnipeg, MB42182
10Jason BarneyConstantia, NY321531
11Morgan TurpenCordova, TN82124
12Kyle HirstLoomis, CA120325
13Sean BeckerRoseville, CA21987
14Justin SandersPrunedale, CA319121
15Blake HahnSapulpa, OK119124
16Jason SolwoldBurlington, WA318454
17Coleman GulickBinghamton, NY218430
18Derek HagarMarion, AR317215
19Robbie StillwaggonBurlington, NJ217210
20Terry McCarlAltoona, IA217116
21Terry GrayBartlett, TN016913
22Jared HorstmanCloverdale, OH616834
23Jordon MallettGreenbrier, AR11689
24Dylan WestbrookScotland, ONT516733
25Jared ZimbardiBradford, PA416747
26Jonathan CornellSedalia, MO416544
27Jack DoverSpringfield, NE516065
28Andy ForsbergN. Auburn Hills, CA215923
29Shane GolobicFremont, CA11596
30Geoff EnsignSebastopol, CA315622
31Travis RilatForney, TX215611
32Marshall SkinnerW. Memphis, AR215437
33Tim CrawleyBenton, AR115451
34Jamie BallKnoxville, IA015362
35Lee GroszHarwood, ND114756
36Mitchell FaccintoHanford, CA214629
37Clint GarnerSioux Falls, SD314546
38Ray Allen KulhanekConroe, TX314270
39Cory EliasonSanta Cruz, CA314020
40Roger CrockettMedford, OR2135NR
41Justyn CoxSacramento, CA213280
42John Carney IIEl Paso, TX012855
43Chuck HebingOntario, NY112652
44Jon AganKnoxville, IA012585
45Danny VarinFonda, NY212288
46Derek LockeMechanicsburg, PA012164
47Brian BellMemphis, TN312018
48Skylar GeeLeduc, AB011863
49Colton HeathMarysville, WA111669
50Doug HammakerGrantville, PA311440
51Greg HodnettThomasville, PA111472
52Cody LedgerOmaha, NE0114220
53Chase RidenourPerry, MI1112133
54A.J. MaddoxTampa, FL111019
55Shawn DonathSouth Onondaga, NY011073
56Josh BaughmanOdessa, TX010935
57Ryan RobertsAurora, NE110836
58Kyle BellmNixa, MO210678
59Bryan HowlandAuburn, NY210660
60Jason ShultzChambersburg, PA1106111
61Willie CroftSacramento, CA110057
62Justin HendersonTea, SD010058
63Alex SewellBroken Arrow, OK19974
64Mason MoorePrinceton, CA19939
65Mitch BrownBrantford, ONT098105
66Steve PoirierSt. Mathieu de Beloeil, QUE197NR
67Michael MillerOcean Springs, MS19645
68Michael KofoidPenngrove, CA29466
69Tony StewartRushville, IN19226
70Matt MoroPolk City, IA092142
71Jason MartinLiberal, KS191118
72Ryan GilesW. Des Moines, IA19191
73Randy MartinCalifornia, MO389109
74Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA18950
75Dustin DaggettGrand Ledge, MI089195
76Harli WhiteLindsay, OK08938
77Dustin MorganOwasso, OK08994
78D.J. NettoHanford, CA28784
79Kyle SauderArchbold, OH08659
80Carson McCarlAltoona, IA18449
81Danny SmithChillicothe, OH08427
82Colby WieszColfax, CA282110
83Steve CollinsBelfast, NY18292
84Andy McElhannonNesbit, MS18297
85Reece GoetzSnohomish, WA082100
86Danny Martin, Jr.Tampa, FL08228
87Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN181153
88Chad LaytonHarrisburg, PA080164
89Curt MichaelOcean View, DE17977
90Matt KurtzJacksonville, FL27841
91Sawyer PhillipsPleasantville, IA178148
92Zane LawrenceLillian, TX07861
93Paul KinneyCanastota, NY078198
94Chris MartinAnkeny, IA078135
95Jordan BostonCrete, NE277194
96Lucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA277122
97Colby CopelandRoseville, CA17653
98Eric LutzSioux Falls, SD375212
99Nate SnyderHalifax, PA274252
100Phil GressmanFremont, OH074141

Features Completed: 274

Number of Different Winners: 160

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 599


The Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings, Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings, the www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings and 305 Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

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.

Past Top Tens in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2016 – 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (10) 716, 2. Aaron Reutzel (8) 713, 3. Johnny Herrera (7) 623, 4. Derek Hagar (15) 607, 5. Mark Smith (11) 604, 6. Seth Bergman (7) 587, 7. Wayne Johnson (4) 525, 8. Blake Hahn (4) 521, 9. Jason Barney (5) 487, 10. Andy Forsberg (12) 482.

2015 – 1. Seth Bergman (13) 717, 2. Justin Sanders (20) 649, 3. Aaron Reutzel (10) 613, 4. Johnny Herrera (9) 596, 5. Wayne Johnson (5) 581, 6. Mark Smith (10) 542, 7. Derek Hagar (9) 437, 8. Andy Forsberg (11) 434, 9. Mitch Brown (6) 410, 10. Shane Golobic (5) 409.

2014 – 1. Jason Johnson (5) 626, 2. Aaron Reutzel (8) 601, 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6) 510, 4. Seth Bergman (10) 501, 5. Johnny Herrera (3) 491, 6. Tim Crawley (11) 487, 7. Wayne Johnson (6) 448, 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. (4) 445, 9. Brian Brown (8) 441, 10. Jeff Swindell (4) 441.

2013 – 1. Jason Johnson (12) 699, 2. Johnny Herrera (5) 673, 3. Tim Crawley (14) 561, 4. Brian Brown (12) 537, 5. Logan Forler (8) 492, 6. Tony Bruce, Jr. (4) 488, 7. Roger Crockett (17) 479, 8. Jeff Swindell (5) 455, 9. Andy Forsberg (10) 430, 10. Steve Poirier (8) 420.


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 www.sprintcarmania.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.