Schatz Stands Tall in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 68

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (July 23, 2015) – Twenty wins and not even into August. That’s the season that Donny Schatz is putting together and has him handily atop the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Despite a mini-slump that has kept Schatz out of victory lane for five consecutive features (he has finished second in three of those and ran short of fuel while leading the Kings Royal), Shatz has extended his lead to 222 points over Greg Hodnett.

Schatz has reeled off 26 wins over each of the past two seasons to top the STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings by 257 points in 2014 and 164 points in 2013.

With 11 triumphs thus far, Greg Hodnett stands as the only other driver with double-digit wins at this point. Kerry Madsen, Kings Royal champ Shane Stewart and Silver Cup victor Dale Blaney round out the current top five.

The biggest mover near the top so far in July is Stevie Smith, who jumped from 27th to 16th after finishing off a five-win Central PA Speedweek before taking another Williams Grove win last Friday to tune up for this weekend’s clash with the Outlaws.

A look at the STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings top 100 through July 22…


11Donny SchatzFargo, ND20902
22Greg HodnettThomasville, PA11680
33Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW3627
44Shane StewartBixby, OK6623
55Dale BlaneyHartford, OH9594
67Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN2571
76Paul McMahanElk Grove, CA3558
811Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA8543
99Danny LasoskiDover, MO8533
1010Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK4521
118Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA3513
1213Lucas WolfeMechanicsburg, PA3457
1312Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA8439
1416Brent MarksMyerstown, PA0363
1514Chad KemenahAlvada, OH3347
1627Stevie SmithNew Oxford, PA7339
1719Cody DarrahRed Lion, PA3339
1815Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH3329
1918Jason SidesBartlett, TN1318
2023Terry McCarlAltoona, IA4310
2122Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA3306
2217David GravelWatertown, CT0306
2329Ian MadsenSydney, NSW0286
2426Rico AbreuRutherford, CA5280
2524Aaron OttEast Berlin, PA1279
2620Byron ReedMonclova, OH1266
2721Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA1266
2831Alan KrimesDenver, PA2251
2925Cap HenryBellevue, OH2247
3028Mark DobmeierGrand Forks, ND6244
3130Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO2238
3241Dusty ZomerBrandon, SD1231
3333Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH3219
3434Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA1219
3539Bill BalogFairbanks, AK5210
3642Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA3205
3743Ryan SmithKunkletown, PA2195
3837Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN4181
3932James McFaddenOrmeau, AUS1174
4036Steve KinserBloomington, IN1173
4138Cory HaasYork, PA0173
4235Cole DuncanLockbourne, OH1166
4349Wade NygaardGrand Forks, ND3165
4446Danny HoltgraverPittsburgh, PA0165
4575Austin PierceGrand Forks, ND2162
4640Brad LoyetSunset Hills, MO1158
4750Kyle HirstLoomis, CA4155
4845Bud KaedingCampbell, CA2154
4948Justin HendersonSioux Falls, SD2153
5071Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN0151
5147Jonathan AllardChico, CA5148
5251Dean JacobsWooster, OH2145
5368Stuart BrubakerFremont, OH2139
5444Kraig KinserBloomington, IN0138
5554Tommy Worley, Jr.Bismarck, MO4136
5656Chris AndrewsSandusky, OH2133
5763Christopher BellNorman, OK1130
5870Jamie VealWarnambool, AUS0130
5953Joey MontgomeryFrederickstown, MO5129
60111Jason JohnsonEunice, LA0128
6159Carson MacedoLeemore, CA0125
6269Logan SchuchartHanover, PA0123
6394Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN0123
6464Austin HogueDover, PA0120
6578Brandon MatusWampum, PA1119
6658D.J. FoosFremont, OH0117
6755Craig MintzGibsonburg, OH1115
6852Shane GolobicFremont, CA0113
6965Bill RosePlainfield, IN0111
7066Sean BeckerRoseville, CA1110
7181Craig DollanskyElk River, MN1110
72112Lee JacobsDalton, OH1110
7361Dominic ScelziFresno, CA1109
7476Brooke TatnellSan Souci, NSW0108
7572A.J. FlickApollo, PA1107
7677Ed Lynch, Jr.Apollo, PA3104
7773Ben SchmidtHowards Grove, WI1104
78128Casey MackGrand Forks, ND1103
7957Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK0103
8086Colby CopelandRoseville, CA2102
8188Greg NikitenkoMinot, ND0101
8291Tyler WalkerLos Angeles, CA098
8360Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA098
8480Jimmy HurleySpringfield, IL196
8567Jerrod HullSikeston, MO196
8690Jim SiegelNew Oxford, PA196
87127Doug EshLancaster, PA196
8862Rob ChaneyWooster, OH195
89102Paul NienhiserChapin, IL387
9074Kory CrabtreeLondon, OH286
9195Andy ForsbergN. Auburn, CA086
92120Jordon AdamsReynolds, ND086
93106Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA086
94103Jack Sodeman, Jr.N. Jackson, OH085
95171Mike ReinkeHowards Grove, WI184
9679Joey BoydFarmington, MO083
97108Logan ForlerOrting, WA182
98126Nate DusselToledo, OH182
99100Jeremy SchultzBeaver Dam, WI181
100104Scotty NeitzelBeaver Dam, WI179

Features Completed: 273

Number of Different Winners: 115

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 391

Formed in 1998, STIDA (Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates) is an international company serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country. Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at

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.

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 to Lonnie Wheatley at