RJ Holds Beavers Stripes Power Rankings Lead as Magic Man Makes Move into Top Ten

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 65

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (July 21, 2015) – Gunning for the number one ranking for the third year in a row, Phoenix shoe R.J. Johnson holds down the number one spot in the latest edition of the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

With seven triumphs to his credit this season, Johnson has opened up a 50-point advantage after a top-ten run in recent USAC Southwest action at Las Cruces. With a runner-up finish in that Las Cruces event, Charles Davis, Jr., moved past Ryan Bernal for second.

The winner of that Southern New Mexico Speedway event on July 11, Yuma native Mike Martin made the jump from 16th up to ninth with Wisconsin’s Rob Caho, Jr., making the move into the top ten as well.

The current top 25…

BeaverStripes 225

11R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ7192
23Charles Davis, Jr.Buckeye, AZ1142
32Ryan BernalHollister, CA6134
45Matt RossiPeoria, AZ1130
54Stevie SussexTempe, AZ2120
66Danny Faria, Jr.Tipton, CA1112
77Josh PelkeyPeoria, AZ0105
810Terry Schank, Jr.Santa Rosa, CA881
916Mike MartinYuma, AZ173
1017Rob Caho, Jr.Wyoming, MN470
118Michael ColegrovePeoria, AZ069
129Richard Vander WeerdVisalia, CA263
1320Brody RoaBuena Park, CA258
1411Jace Vander WeerdVisalia, CA058
1512Guy WoodwardSanta Clarita, CA253
16-tie13Bud KaedingCampbell, CA153
16-tie22Troy RutherfordOjai, CA153
1814D.J. JohnsonStockton, CA053
1919Tim AlberdingSalem, OR250
2015Landon HurstRiverdale, CA048
2127Jimmy KoubaByron, MN347
2224Chase ViebrockNew Richmond, WI347
2332Brian HosfordGilbert, AZ046
2426Kyle SmithMoorpark, CA244
2518Trey MarchamNewcastle, OK044

Features Completed: 86

Number of Different Winners: 49

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 146

Title sponsor of the Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics and Molding Supply is an Arizona supplier of automotive graphics, moldings and custom accessories. In business for more than 30 years, Beaver Stripes is actively involved in keeping the local racing action alive in the Phoenix and Arizona area with a strong interest in local car clubs, car shows and other vehicle related activity involving the community.

A sponsor of Canyon Speedway Park and Arizona Speedway, Beaver Stripes is located at 2389 W. McDowell Road in Phoenix for all your graphics needs and may be contacted at 602-289-8000 or 800-257-7835. More information is available at www.beaverstripes.com.

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.