Hagen Holding Off Kunz Contingent in Midget Power Rankings

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 84

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (October 14, 2015) – While the Keith Kunz stable keeps racking up the feature wins, Darren Hagen still holds down the top spot for drivers in the www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings.

Hagen, who was clinched the POWRi Midget championship, holds a slim 34-point advantage over Kunz shoe Tanner Thorson going into the final stretch of the season.

Spencer Bayston has moved up to third after topping the Shaheen’s Super Weekend finale at Jacksonville with Kunz reps Christohper Bell and Rico Abreu rounding out the current top five with Zach Daum climbing three positions to sixth after a pair of recent wins.

While Hagen has racked up 26 top-fives and 34 top-tens with a full slate of Midget action, the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable has accumulated a total of 27 Midget feature wins with a handful of drivers including Thorson (6), Bell (8), Abreu (9), eighth-ranked Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3) and Kyle Larson (1).

Among the biggest movers is Michelle Decker (pictured), who broke into the top 25 after becoming the first female winner in POWRi West action with a September 26 score at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway.

A look at the www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings Top 50 through October 10…

RankPreviousNameHometownWinsPoints
11Darren HagenRiverside, CA5509
22Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV6475
34Spencer BaystonLafayette, IN4439
43Christopher BellNorman, OK8417
55Rico AbreuRutherford, CA9400
69Zach DaumPocahontas, IL3338
77Andrew FelkerCarl Junction, MO3336
88Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL3300
96Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN5298
1010Tyler ThomasCollinsville, OK2249
1111Jerry Coons, Jr.Tucson, AZ1197
1212Tracy HinesNew Castle, IN0195
1313Austin BrownMillstadt, IL0177
1415Frankie GuerriniSan Rafael, CA5138
1516Ronnie GardnerNorco, CA2136
1614Ryan BernalHollister, CA1127
1717Justin PeckMonrovia, IN2120
1821Anton HernandezArlington, TX2118
1919Steven DrevickiReading, PA1115
2022Matt SherrellOwasso, OK2109
2118Keith RauchDenver, CO6106
2220Cody BrewerChoctaw, OK0106
2325Kyle SchuettUrbana, IL0102
2426Michael FaccintoHanford, CA295
2541Michelle DeckerGuthrie, OK192
2623Tony RossiBrighton, CO389
2731Tucker KlaasmeyerPaola, KS089
2824Dave DarlandLincoln, IN089
2927Bob HarrArvada, CO187
3028Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA286
3129Ryan GrethShartlesville, PA385
3230Chett GehrkeBroken Arrow, OK284
3337Jake NeumanNew Berlin, IL183
3434Brian GardKelseyville, CA182
3532Blake HahnSapulpa, OK080
3633Nick ChivelloManteca, CA179
3735Gage WalkerIndianapolis, IN179
3836Trevor KobylarzBirdsboro, PA079
3953Ryan RobinsonForesthill, CA076
4038P.J. GargiuloMorton, PA274
4143Thomas MeseraullSan Jose, CA174
4239Alex BrightCollegeville, PA073
4340Chase StockonSullivan, IN172
4442Chris SheilAurora, CO071
4544Shane GolobicFremont, CA170
4645Danny StrattonRiverside, CA169
4756Ty HulseyOwasso, OK168
4846Kevin SwindellGermantown, TN067
4957Daniel RobinsonWayne City, IL066
5068Payton PierceBridgeport, TX066

Features Completed: 130

Number of Different Winners: 62

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 261

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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 Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2015 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.