Schatz in Command of STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings at Mid-Season

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume V, No. 32

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 29, 2017) – Fifteen overall North American wins for the Arctic Cat No. 15 Sprint Car has Donny Schatz well in command of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings at the 2017 Mid-Season stage.

Looking to top the STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings for a fifth consecutive year, Schatz is well on pace to match or perhaps surpass win totals over the past four years that have totaled 26 in 2013, 2014 and 2016 with a total of 31 wins in 2015.

With his 15th win of the season on Tuesday night at Joliet, Schatz has opened up a 142-point advantage going into the final half of the season.

In his wake, the battle for second is tight one between Brad Sweet and David Gravel.  While Gravel has racked up ten wins, Sweet’s more frequent top-five appearances have edged him ahead of Gravel for the second ranking by just five points in the neck-and-neck battle.

After capturing the All Stars Ohio Sprint Speedweek title, Tim Shaffer has climbed to fourth while Shane Stewart now rounds out the top five after last weekend’s sweep of World of Outlaws action.

The balance of the Mid-Season top ten includes Posse shoe Danny Dietrich, Daryn Pittman, All Star pacesetter Chad Kemenah, “Madman” Kerry Madsen and “Ragin’ Cajun” Jason Johnson.

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The Mid-Season Top 100 in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings (through June 28)…

1Donny SchatzFargo, ND158001
2Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA46583
3David GravelWatertown, CT106532
4Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA44436
5Shane StewartBixby, OK44407
6Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA64089
7Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK03975
8Chad KemenahAlvada, OH339510
9Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW338516
10Jason JohnsonEunice, LA23724
11Ian MadsenSydney, NSW335513
12Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO43208
13Lucas WolfeMechanicsburg, PA730817
14Greg HodnettThomasville, PA327515
15Carson MacedoLemoore, CA325924
16Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA525319
17Cole DuncanLockbourne, OH225230
18Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA224912
19Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH124511
20Logan SchuchartHanover, PA323514
21Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA322722
22Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN322327
23Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA122020
24Dale BlaneyHartford, OH021718
25Bill BalogFairbanks, AK519154
26Ryan SmithKunkletown, PA018941
27D.J. FoosFremont, OH118356
28Kyle HirstLoomis, CA417821
29Jason SidesBartlett, TN017823
30Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN017726
31Kraig KinserBloomington, IN016629
32Byron ReedMonclova, OH416249
33Bud KaedingCampbell, CA115834
34Paul McMahanElk Grove, CA015125
35Mark DobmeierGrand Forks, ND215037
36Aaron OttEast Berlin, PA014835
37Brock ZearfossJonestown, PA114632
38Dylan CisneyPort Royal, PA114055
39Caleb ArmstrongNew Castle, IN013747
40Doug EshLancaster, PA213028
41D.J. NettoHanford, CA113042
42Caleb HelmsFindlay, OH212931
43Brent MarksMyerstown, PA112833
44Kyle LarsonElk Grove, CA3127123
45Cory HaasYork, PA012757
46T.J. StuttsLiverpool, PA012440
47Giovanni ScelziFresno, CA312160
48Cory EliasonSanta Cruz, CA112138
49Danny LasoskiDover, MO112073
50Spencer BaystonLafayette, IN211851
51Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA011543
52Alan KrimesDenver, PA011339
53Jack Sodeman, Jr.N. Jackson, OH211164
54A.J. FlickApollo, PA211146
55Danny SmithChillicothe, OH111068
56Chris AndrewsSandusky, OH010771
57Lee JacobsDalton, OH010792
58Paul NienhiserChapin, IL110688
59Austin PierceGrand Forks, ND29598
60Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH09562
61Scotty ThielSheboygan, WI09474
62Logan WagnerHarrisonville, PA39252
63Wade NygaardGrand Forks, ND19276
64Brooke TatnellSan Souci, NSW092117
65Nathan SkaggsCircleville, OH58893
66Brad LoyetSunset Hills, MO28845
67Jordan RyanCastalia, OH18869
68Aaron ReutzelClute, TX08836
69Jeremy SchultzBeaver Dam, WI087130
70Travis PhiloWaterville, OH08767
71Trey StarksPuyallup, WA18578
72Gerard McIntyre, Jr.New Oxford, PA18165
73Terry McCarlAltoona, IA181121
74Lynton JeffreyPrairie City, IA17950
75Joey MontgomeryFrederickstown, MO37872
76Dominic ScelziFresno, CA07884
77Andrew PalkerLodi, OH175100
78Austin McCarlAltoona, IA07485
79Max StambaughElida, OH07279
80Christopher BellNorman, OK07244
81Shane GolobicFremont, CA17181
82Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK07094
83Dan ShetlerJohnstown, PA16966
84Sean BeckerRoseville, CA16963
85Michael KofoidPenngrove, CA06958
86Scott NeitzelBeaver Dam, WI06995
87Billy DietrichBiglerville, PA069106
88Ryan TaylorPerkasie, PA06870
89Casey MackGrand Forks, ND167113
90Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA06789
91Carl BowserCabot, PA066110
92Rick LaffertyPennington, NJ06648
93Brian LayGenoa, OH164118
94Mark SmithTower City, PA16361
95Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA06253
96Jim SiegelNew Oxford, PA06277
97Kyle MartenSheboygan Falls, WI160161
98Tony StewartRushville, IN060190
99Chad TroutDover, PA060112
100Thomas KennedyWinnipeg, MB25975

Features Completed: 206

Number of Different Winners: 96

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 331


The STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes the Momentum Racing Suspensions Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings, the Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings, the Midget Power Rankings and 305 Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on, 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.

Past Top Tens in STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2016 – 1. Donny Schatz (26) 1,516, 2. Daryn Pittman (9) 1,292, 3. Greg Hodnett (19) 1,283, 4. Shane Stewart (12) 1,172, 5. David Gravel (9) 1,172, 6. Brad Sweet (8) 1,114, 7. Joey Saldana (5) 966, 8. Dale Blaney (8) 877, 9. Danny Dietrich (9) 816, 10. Chad Kemenah (2) 784.

2015 – 1. Donny Schatz (31) 1,480, 2. Greg Hodnett (17) 1,089, 3. Shane Stewart (11) 1,033, 4. Danny Dietrich (16) 961, 5. Dale Blaney (16) 931, 6. Joey Saldana (3) 923, 7. Kerry Madsen (4) 920, 8. Danny Lasoski (14) 903, 9. Daryn Pittman (6) 876, 10. Brad Sweet (6) 874.

2014 – 1. Donny Schatz (26) 1,476, 2. Daryn Pittman (14) 1,219, 3. Kerry Madsen (7) 1,083, 4. Paul McMahan (5) 1,040, 5. Dale Blaney (21) 975, 6. Joey Saldana (8) 895, 7. Greg Hodnett (11) 871, 8. Brad Sweet (5) 783, 9. David Gravel (5) 715, 10. Danny Dietrich (10) 624.

2013 – 1. Donny Schatz (26) 1,089, 2. Daryn Pittman (8) 925, 3. Fred Rahmer (7) 764, 4. Paul McMahan (4) 728, 5. Lance Dewease (3) 673, 6. Greg Hodnett (8) 668, 7. Tim Kaeding (12) 624, 8. Dale Blaney (7) 591, 9. Tim Shaffer (3) 549, 10. Brian Montieth (9) 545.

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