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.
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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:
|Rank||Name||Hometown||Wins||Points||2014 Rank||2013 Rank|
|1||R.J. Johnson||Phoenix, AZ||10||377||1||1|
|2||Charles Davis, Jr.||Buckeye, AZ||3||317||3||2|
|3||Ryan Bernal||Hollister, CA||7||231||4||5|
|4||Danny Faria, Jr.||Tipton, CA||3||199||21||6|
|5||Mike Martin||Yuma, AZ||3||198||7||7|
|6||Stevie Sussex||Tempe, AZ||3||196||13||27|
|7||Brady Bacon||Broken Arrow, OK||1||178||8||32|
|8||Matt Rossi||Peoria, AZ||1||170||5||85|
|9||Josh Pelkey||Peoria, AZ||0||145||2||4|
|10||Brody Roa||Buena Park, CA||3||142||47||51|
|11||Rob Caho, Jr.||Wyoming, MN||7||129||NR||NR|
|12||Guy Woodward||Santa Clarita, CA||4||117||37||21|
|13||Richard Vander Weerd||Visalia, CA||2||116||9||3|
|14||Terry Schank, Jr.||Santa Rosa, CA||11||115||87||NR|
|15||Jace Vander Weerd||Visalia, CA||2||115||20||19|
|16||Kyle Smith||Moorpark, CA||3||110||18||44|
|17||Troy Rutherford||Ojai, CA||2||101||15||15|
|18||Bud Kaeding||Campbell, CA||1||100||57||8|
|19||Tristan Guardino||Fremont, CA||3||98||NR||NR|
|20||Shon Deskins||Waddell, AZ||0||95||6||9|
|21||Nick Aiuto||Camp Verde, AZ||0||94||54||79|
|22||Trey Marcham||Newcastle, OK||0||93||132||NR|
|23||Andrew Reinbold||Chandler, AZ||0||86||31||13|
|24||Jake Swanson||Anaheim, CA||1||85||27||NR|
|25||Klint Simpson||Santa Rosa, CA||4||84||NR||NR|
|26||D.J. Johnson||Stockton, CA||0||84||77||NR|
|27||C.J. Leary||Greenfield, IN||1||83||24||NR|
|28||Chris Bonneau||Peoria, AZ||0||81||72||30|
|29||Austin Liggett||Tracy, CA||3||80||29||23|
|30||Josh Hodges||Tijeras, NM||1||80||14||42|
|31||Johnny Parsons III||Owatonna, MN||4||76||NR||NR|
|32||Tim Alberding||Salem, OR||2||75||NR||110|
|33||Jimmy Kouba||Byron, MN||4||70||NR||NR|
|34||Michael Colegrove||Peoria, AZ||0||69||38||81|
|35||Justin Grant||Ione, CA||1||66||NR||NR|
|36||Brian Hosford||Gilbert, AZ||0||66||46||35|
|37||Chase Viebrock||New Richmond, WI||4||64||NR||NR|
|38||Bryan Clauson||Noblesville, IN||0||61||22||10|
|39||Chris Windom||Canton, IL||0||57||56||NR|
|40||James Giossi||New Richmond, WI||1||55||NR||NR|
|41||Landon Hurst||Riverdale, CA||0||55||60||52|
|42||Matt Mitchell||Yorba Linda, CA||1||50||10||37|
|43||Koby Barksdale||Norman, OK||2||49||84||126|
|44||Greg Taylor||Ojai, CA||1||45||70||12|
|45||Kevin Thomas, Jr.||Cullman, AL||1||44||34||48|
|46||Cody Fendley||Sacremento, CA||1||43||NR||NR|
|47||Rick Hendrix||Palmdale, CA||0||43||44||26|
|48||Jake Kouba||Minneapolis, MN||1||42||NR||NR|
|49||Colton Slack||Brentwood, CA||1||41||NR||NR|
|50||Dave Darland||Lincoln, IN||0||41||16||43|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.