Schatz Leads the Way Again in 2018 STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 28, 2018) – For the sixth time in as many years, Donny Schatz has emerged atop the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Schatz racked up 24 North American wins in 2018, including 22 in World of Outlaws competition, to take the top position ahead of Knoxville Nationals champion Brad Sweet and David Gravel as this year’s top three mirrored the top three from 2017.

This time, Schatz took the top spot by 206 points over Sweet.  It was the closest the second-ranked driver has been to Schatz since Daryn Pittman earned runner-up honors in 2013.

Sweet picked up another ten wins in addition to his Knoxville triumph to nail down the runner-up spot while Gravel picked off a handful of wins to secure third for the second year in a row.

Tim Shaffer put together a strong campaign to rank fourth while Pittman rounded out the top five to finish among the top five for the fifth time in the last six years.

Danny Dietrich led the way for the Pennsylvania Posse in sixth while All Star champ Aaron Reutzel made the most of his first full season of 410-ci competition by ranking seventh.  Ranked fourth prior to his fatal accident, Greg Hodnett was eighth in the final 2018 tally with Shane Stewart and Carson Macedo completing the top ten.

Schatz and Pittman are the only two drivers to rank among the top ten over each of the past six years while Reutzel and Macedo both cracked the top ten for the first time.

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

A look at this year’s Top 150 in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings is as follows:

RankNameHometownWinsPoints2017 Rank2016 Rank2015 Rank2014 Rank2013 Rank 
1Donny SchatzFargo, ND24139811111
2Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA1111922610839
3David GravelWatertown, CT58833521934
4Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA980482930309
5Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK977252922
6Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA107537941012
7Aaron ReutzelClute, TX1170771103131NRNR
8Greg HodnettThomasville, PA5685143276
9Shane StewartBixby, OK16824431126
10Carson MacedoLemoore, CA66652210957126259
11Logan SchuchartHanover, PA36572416428119
12Lucas WolfeMechanicsburg, PA86381112122681
13Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW86386147320
14Chad KemenahElida, OH26201210184037
15Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA7603184486108NR
16Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH660120182875152
17Paul McMahanElk Grove, CA258344631144
18Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO75541320272421
19Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA12474152626125
20Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN1471373647231NR
21Ian MadsenSydney, NSW14611019201543
22Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA44581917242235
23Cory EliasonSanta Cruz, CA34485075192163287
24Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA74272621142110
25Kyle LarsonElk Grove, CA54233248199NR40
26Brock ZearfossJonestown, PA2393214987267260
27Giovanni ScelziFresno, CA237666NRNRNRNR
28Ryan SmithKunkletown, PA23632334384695
29Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN03612576614
30Dave BlaneyCortland, OH23571057813392131
31Cole DuncanLockbourne, OH83561728362852
32Brent MarksMyerstown, PA33453913131811
33Cap HenryBellevue, OH533482423511144
34Jason JohnsonEunice, LA232291153206162
35Jacob AllenHanover, PA029225489305443187
36Tony StewartColumbus, IN129074NRNR36865
37Bill BalogFairbanks, AK42871623333117
38Shane GolobicFremont, CA4284916280112133
39Kyle HirstLoomis, CA62823039492930
40Lee JacobsDalton, OH1268311218341121
41Jac HaudenschildWooster, OH32677351932524
42Anthony MacriDillsburg, PA126399NRNRNRNR
43Mark DobmeierGrand Forks, ND112472924291718
44Scotty ThielSheboygan, WI524136528184268
45Terry McCarlAltoona, IA02385537151628
46Wade NygaardGrand Forks, ND72375666449356
47Austin McCarlAltoona, IA42376886152261248
48Cory HaasYork, PA22374650415154
49Spencer BaystonLebanon, IN123758191NRNRNR
50Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA0232383122507
51Craig MintzGibsonburg, OH423114483674541
52Bud KaedingCampbell, CA121843405458205
53Dominic ScelziFresno, CA02188910074138118
54Jake BlackhurstHanna City, IL421786179150NR440
55T.J. StuttsLiverpool, PA020753135207NR234
56Gerard McIntyre, Jr.New Oxford, PA2204928412371154
57Kraig KinserBloomington, IN01962722733438
58Travis PhiloWaterville, OH2195545319599132
59Brooke TatnellSan Souci, NSW11944011191130194
60Hunter SchuerenbergSikeston, MO019072107129403NR
61Trey StarksPuyallup, WA218951275383222296
62Stuart BrubakerFremont, OH1184907666113203
63Chad TroutDover, PA1180116338NRNRNR
64Jacob PattonBethalto, IL5179289194336NRNR
65Cale ConleyVienna, WV3178121NRNRNRNR
66Alan KrimesDenver, PA01784927392315
67Davey HeskinSt. Michael, MN01681777710610392
68D.J. NettoHanford, CA01676261105131213
69Austin PierceGrand Forks, ND31664260526059
70Byron ReedMonclova, OH11623530323547
71Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH01565958193746
72A.J. FlickApollo, PA6150847478124NR
73Willie CroftSacramento, CA1150172821409458
74Matt JuhlEstherville, IA1149138160228403NR
75Jack Sodeman, Jr.N. Jackson, OH21487547558033
76Logan WagnerHarrisonville, PA2147114148124125NR
77Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA1147119994811871
78Danny SmithChillicothe, OH114661551473248
79Christopher BellNorman, OK314357987767122
80Paul NienhiserChapin, IL613665888414299
81Brandon WimmerJonesboro, IN31351019313995169
82James McFaddenOmeau, AUS1135521326162220
83Jeremy SchultzBeaver Dam, WI013363466210651
84Justin HendersonTea, SD01338764415685
85Jade HastingsGrand Forks, ND1129109147151245NR
86Cale ThomasFairland, IN1128128130171277NR
87Jim SiegelNew Oxford, PA112613696968660
88Chris AndrewsSandusky, OH21244892593877
89Kyle MoodyLewisberry, PA0124153190136121190
90Dylan CisneyPort Royal, PA01236411711929486
91Tyler GunnNapoleon, OH0121117183209NRNR
92Nick OmdahlE. Grand Forks, MN212081155148234347
93Chase JohnsonPenngrove, CA0120158154300NRNR
94Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA0115102125927974
95Colby CopelandRoseville, CA1114NR150117203NR
96Mike ReinkeHowards Grove, WI0114129677949209
97Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN110911235434222
98Joe B. MillerMillersville, MO2108951319978174
99Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV1106234362121NRNR
100Chad BlondeLitchfield, MI4105130220NR814418
101Carl BowserCabot, PA310483941093968
102Danny MumawWooster, OH4103118118167186202
103Steve MeyerSheboygan Falls, WI11021571051688790
104Buddy KofoidPenngrove, CA0102107268NRNRNR
105T.J. MichaelWest Plano, TX0101217108179NRNR
106Brandon RahmerSalfordville, PA098108145187254NR
107Lynton JeffreyPrairie City, IA0971111027191129
108Jason SidesBartlett, TN0963341317725
109Jordan AdamsReynolds, ND09514215795137236
110Justin SandersPrunedale, CA293132173NR404NR
111Broc MartinWooster, OH1937985173102100
112Scott NeitzelBeaver Dam, WI0936765727470
113Jordan RyanCastalia, OH1927797234NRNR
114George HobaughKams City, PA091124216NR443NR
115Justin PeckMonrovia, IN189146NRNRNRNR
116Kasey KahneEnumclaw, WA088187175215NRNR
117Mike Terry, Jr.Plainfield, IN183154401350385NR
118Tommy Worley, Jr.Bismarck, MO38214581695359
119Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK0821045497104181
120Caleb HelmsFindlay, OH08245195149117179
121Trey JacobsWooster, OH080210144NRNRNR
122Mitchell FaccintoHanford, CA179123161197251NR
123Chris RantenE. Grand Forks, MN0781001419420373
124Thomas KennedyWinnipeg, MAN177113153194105114
125Dan ShetlerJohnstown, PA076127142298220286
126Ron BlairTroy, OH074267154155257245
127Nathan SkaggsCircleville, OH473931381225961
128Jordan GoldesberrySpringfield, IL173175151103141165
129Nate DusselBradner, OH073NRNR112NRNR
130Andrew PalkerLodi, OH2727019214512768
131Blane HeimbachSelinsgrove, PA072103871695727
132Tim GlatfelterSpring Grove, PA171192248128260226
133Brandon McMullenPlymouth, WI071316338NRNRNR
134Max StambaughElida, OH17080240208252316
135Sye LynchApollo, PA269196209441351NR
136D.J. FoosFremont, OH169341199013975
137Mark SmithSunbury, PA16997101176229144
138Shawn ValentiFostoria, OH366194159NRNRNR
139Bob MartinE. Grand Forks, MN066197193211133246
140Joey MoughanSpringfield, IL06614118111590142
141Andre LayfieldGrafton, WV365170224NR240147
142Matt VandeVereZion, IL162156215310322376
143Todd KanePowell, OH259NR288160158358
144Bryan NucklesColumbus, OH059171223290415NR
145Brandon MatusWampus, PA05920095635480
146Brandon SpithalerEvans City, PA05914713313812282
147Rick LaffertyPennington, NJ0571352332337064
148Jason ShultzSelinsgrove, PA057223388436NRNR
149Glenndon ForsytheN. Auburn Hills, CA0571319011318789
150Keith BaxterChillicothe, OH056NRNRNRNR418

Features Completed: 382 (446 in 2017, 472 in 2016, 462 in 2015, 452 in 2014, 447 in 2013)

Number of Different Winners: 121 (141 in 2017, 146 in 2016, 156 in 2015, 148 in 2014, 147 in 2013)

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 376 (406 in 2017, 439 in 2016, 451 in 2015, 470 in 2014, 468 in 2013)

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

2017 – 1. Donny Schatz (23) 1,631, 2. Brad Sweet (5) 1,324, 3. David Gravel (20) 1,225, 4. Shane Stewart (8) 909, 5. Daryn Pittman (3) 892, 6. Kerry Madsen (8) 874, 7. Danny Dietrich (13) 842, 8. Tim Shaffer (9) 811, 9. Jason Johnson (5) 747, 10. Ian Madsen (7) 739.

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.

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.