Leary Holds Off Roa & Grant to Lead Non-Wing Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (April 11, 2019) – The battle for the top spot in the Non-Wing Power Rankings is a tight one with Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary holding onto a slim lead over West Coast shoe Brody Roa and Justin Grant.

After collecting a pair of early wins, Grant holds a five-point advantage over Roa with Grant just another two points back in third.  Roa collected a USAC/CRA score at Perris on March 30 while Grant added his second win of the season at Kokomo this past weekend.

Making a jump from 12th, Jason McDougal is just four more points back in fourth with Kevin Thomas, Jr., in fifth as he vies for the top position for a fourth consecutive year.

The balance of the current top ten includes Tyler Courtney, Damion Gardner, Chris Windom, Jake Swanson and Robert Ballou.

The Non-Wing Power Rankings will continue to take shape this weekend with a pair of USAC National events along with a USAC/CRA card, the BOSS opener and several weekly shows on the docket.

Separated into Non-Wing 410 and Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings in past years, those have been consolidated into a single Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Ranking for 2019 with all Non-Wing 410 and injected Non-Wing 360 events included in the Rankings.

The Non-Wing Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s and www.midgetmadness.com Midgets.

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A look at the current Top 25 in Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings is as follows:

RankNameHometownWinsPointsPrevious
1C.J. LearyGreenfield, IN2801
2Brody RoaBuena Park, CA2752
3Justin GrantIone, CA2735
4Jason McDougalBroken Arrow, OK06912
5Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL0623
6Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN05110
7Damion GardnerConcord, CA0496
8Chris WindomCanton, IL2484
9Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA1469
10Robert BallouRocklin, CA04214
11Kyle CumminsPrinceton, IN14020
12Dave DarlandLincoln, IN04023
13Isaac ChappleWillow Branch, IN0397
14Carson ShortMarion, IL13819
15Chad BoespflugHanford, CA13817
16Chase StockonFt. Branch, IN0378
17Stevie SussexTempe, AZ03315
18Austin LiggettTracy, CA13033
19Josh HodgesTijeras, NM13011
20Austin WilliamsYorba Linda, CA02724
21R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ02613
22Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK02622
23Charles Davis, Jr.Buckeye, AZ02221
24Dakota JacksonColumbus, IN02127
25Colten CottleKansas, IL02142

Features Completed: 21

Number of Different Winners: 17

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 74

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

2018 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (15) 917, 2. Chris Windom (9) 863, 3. Tyler Courtney (12) 785, 4. C.J. Leary (6) 664, 5. Justin Grant (10) 655, 6. Dave Darland (4) 642, 7. Brady Bacon (5) 578, 8. Robert Ballou (5) 533, 9. Chase Stockon (2) 529, 10. Thomas Meseraull (7) 384.

2017 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (18) 928, 2. Justin Grant (9) 682, 3. Chris Windom (10) 667, 4. Tyler Courtney (7) 618, 5. Robert Ballou (4) 599, 6. C.J. Leary (8) 479, 7. Brady Short (7) 465, 8. Thomas Meseraull (6) 454, 9. Chad Boespflug (2) 437, 10. Brady Bacon (3) 436.

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.

 

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.