RJ Johnson Tops Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings Again – See the Top 50!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 86

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 16, 2015) – Its a three-peat for R.J. Johnson as the Phoenix, Arizona racer made his way to the top of the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the third year in a row.

Johnson reeled off ten overall wins over the course of the season aboard the Bill Michaels-owned Ford-powered Kodiak Products No. 77m Sherman-chassis en route to a third consecutive USAC Southwest Sprint Car title and the top spot in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings.

Johnson landed the top spot by 60 points over fellow USAC Southwest shoe Charles Davis, Jr., who claimed the second position for the second time in three years.

After ranking fifth in 2013 and then fourth in 2014, Hollister, California’s Ryan Bernal climbed another rung up the ladder to third with USAC West Coast champion Danny Faria, Jr., cracking the top five for the first time by finishing the season ranked fourth.

Ranked seventh each of the previous two years, Yuma native Mike Martin broke into the top five with Stevie Sussex breaking into the top ten for the first time with a ranking of sixth. Brady Bacon was seventh with Matt Rossi, Josh Pelkey and Western World champ Brody Roa completing this year’s top ten.

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.

The Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, www.midgetmadness.com Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Bobby Clark topped the 305 portion with the final standings for the remaining divisions to be released in the coming days.

Official Sprint Car Power Rankings apparel featuring the top five in each division is available for purchase at http://thg-media.myshopify.com/collections/apparel.

A look at this year’s Top 50 in Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings is as follows:

BeaverStripes 225

RankNameHometownWinsPoints2014 Rank2013 Rank
1R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ1037711
2Charles Davis, Jr.Buckeye, AZ331732
3Ryan BernalHollister, CA723145
4Danny Faria, Jr.Tipton, CA3199216
5Mike MartinYuma, AZ319877
6Stevie SussexTempe, AZ31961327
7Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK1178832
8Matt RossiPeoria, AZ1170585
9Josh PelkeyPeoria, AZ014524
10Brody RoaBuena Park, CA31424751
11Rob Caho, Jr.Wyoming, MN7129NRNR
12Guy WoodwardSanta Clarita, CA41173721
13Richard Vander WeerdVisalia, CA211693
14Terry Schank, Jr.Santa Rosa, CA1111587NR
15Jace Vander WeerdVisalia, CA21152019
16Kyle SmithMoorpark, CA31101844
17Troy RutherfordOjai, CA21011515
18Bud KaedingCampbell, CA1100578
19Tristan GuardinoFremont, CA398NRNR
20Shon DeskinsWaddell, AZ09569
21Nick AiutoCamp Verde, AZ0945479
22Trey MarchamNewcastle, OK093132NR
23Andrew ReinboldChandler, AZ0863113
24Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA18527NR
25Klint SimpsonSanta Rosa, CA484NRNR
26D.J. JohnsonStockton, CA08477NR
27C.J. LearyGreenfield, IN18324NR
28Chris BonneauPeoria, AZ0817230
29Austin LiggettTracy, CA3802923
30Josh HodgesTijeras, NM1801442
31Johnny Parsons IIIOwatonna, MN476NRNR
32Tim AlberdingSalem, OR275NR110
33Jimmy KoubaByron, MN470NRNR
34Michael ColegrovePeoria, AZ0693881
35Justin GrantIone, CA166NRNR
36Brian HosfordGilbert, AZ0664635
37Chase ViebrockNew Richmond, WI464NRNR
38Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN0612210
39Chris WindomCanton, IL05756NR
40James GiossiNew Richmond, WI155NRNR
41Landon HurstRiverdale, CA0556052
42Matt MitchellYorba Linda, CA1501037
43Koby BarksdaleNorman, OK24984126
44Greg TaylorOjai, CA1457012
45Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL1443448
46Cody FendleySacremento, CA143NRNR
47Rick HendrixPalmdale, CA0434426
48Jake KoubaMinneapolis, MN142NRNR
49Colton SlackBrentwood, CA141NRNR
50Dave DarlandLincoln, IN0411643

Features Completed: 147

Number of Different Winners: 69

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 197

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.