Schatz Unstoppable in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings – See this Year’s Top 150!

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 90

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 23, 2015) – The 2015 season was undeniably the year for the driver of the No. 15 Sprint Car, as Donny Schatz raced to North American victory lane on 31 occasions to top the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the third year in a row.

Racing to his seventh overall World of Outlaws championship and second in a row, Schatz outdistanced second-ranked Greg Hodnett by 391 points for the top ranking with 1,480 points. Last year, Schatz took the number one ranking by 257 points over Daryn Pittman after taking the top spot in 2013 by 164 points over Pittman.

While Schatz bumped his win total of 26 over each of the past two years to 31, Hodnett enjoyed a good year in Posse territory by racking up 17 victories to land second in the final STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings.

Shane Stewart’s first full WoO tour of duty with the Larson/Marks team netted some big wins including the Kings Royal and Ironman 55 to earn a final ranking of third.

Danny Dietrich climbed to fourth in the final rankings on the strength of 16 wins with All Star champ Dale Blaney rounding out the top five with 16 wins as well.

Joey Saldana claimed the sixth spot for the second year in a row with Kerry Madsen, Danny Lasoski, Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet rounding out this year’s top ten.

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The STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s, Midgets and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Bobby Clark topped the 305 portion, R.J. Johnson was best in the Non-Wing 360 ranks, Seth Bergman took the top spot in Winged 360s, Tanner Thorson took the top Midget ranking and Robert Ballou was best again in Non-Wing 410s.

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


RankNameHometownWinsPoints2014 Rank2013 Rank
1Donny SchatzFargo, ND31148011
2Greg HodnettThomasville, PA17108976
3Shane StewartBixby, OK1110331126
4Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA169611012
5Dale BlaneyHartford, OH1693158
6Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN3923614
7Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW4920320
8Danny LasoskiDover, MO149037242
9Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK687622
10Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA6874839
11Paul McMahanElk Grove, CA483144
12Lucas WolfeMechanicsburg, PA46822681
13Brent MarksMyerstown, PA36611811
14Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA96312110
15Terry McCarlAltoona, IA75761628
16Cody DarrahRed Lion, PA45351329
17Stevie SmithNew Oxford, PA105181963
18Chad KemenahAlvada, OH55174037
19Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH45143746
20Ian MadsenSydney, NSW05081543
21David GravelWatertown, CT0472934
22Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA4467507
23Dusty ZomerBrandon, SD74604891
24Rico AbreuRutherford, CA74512235
25Aaron OttEast Berlin, PA2449150221
26Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA1448125
27Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO34452421
28Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH542975152
29Mark DobmeierGrand Forks, ND114271718
30Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA2401309
31Jason SidesBartlett, TN13817725
32Byron ReedMonclova, OH23763547
33Bill BalogFairbanks, AK63733117
34Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN2372236211
35Cap HenryBellevue, OH336211144
36Cole DuncanLockbourne, OH53542852
37Brad LoyetSunset Hills, MO4346182251
38Ryan SmithKunkletown, PA33414695
39Alan KrimesDenver, PA23352315
40Cory HaasYork, PA12845154
41Justin HendersonSioux Falls, SD42785685
42Logan SchuchartHanover, PA02788119
43Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN22754222
44Wade NygaardGrand Forks, ND42689356
45Steve KinserBloomington, IN22682032
46Danny HoltgraverPittsburgh, PA12681416
47Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN4265231NR
48Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA326511871
49Kyle HirstLoomis, CA52542930
50Dean JacobsWooster, OH224955103
51Jonathan AllardChico, CA72484323
52Austin PierceGrand Forks, ND22456069
53Jason JohnsonEunice, LA0226206162
54Bud KaedingCampbell, CA222558205
55Jack Sodeman, Jr.N. Jackson, OH32248033
56Bill RosePlainfield, IN022473225
57Carson MacedoLeemore, CA1219126259
58Tyler WalkerLos Angeles, CA4217NRNR
59Chris AndrewsSandusky, OH22173877
60Jerrod HullSikeston, MO22164445
61James McFaddenOrmeau, AUS121062220
62Jeremy SchultzBeaver Dam, WI320910651
63Brandon MatusWampum, PA22085480
64Ben SchmidtHowards Grove, WI2203146278
65Austin HogueDover, PA120285NR
66Stuart BrubakerFremont, OH4200113203
67Craig MintzGibsonburg, OH32004541
68Joey MontgomeryFrederickstown, MO81987667
69Tommy Worley, Jr.Bismarck, MO71975359
70Jamie VealWarnambool, AUS0194129NR
71Lynton JeffreyPrairie City, IA018991129
72Scotty NeitzelBeaver Dam, WI11887470
73Kraig KinserBloomington, IN01873438
74Dominic ScelziFresno, CA2185138118
75Craig DollanskyElk River, MN11802713
76Blake NimeeChicago, IL2179245275
77Christopher BellNorman, OK116867122
78A.J. FlickApollo, PA2164124NR
79Mike ReinkeHowards Grove, WI116449209
80Shane GolobicFremont, CA0164112133
81Scotty ThielSheboygan, WI016284268
82Sean BeckerRoseville, CA11546496
83Lee JacobsDalton, OH115341121
84Paul NienhiserChapin, IL414814299
85Casey MackGrand Forks, ND21486876
86Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA1147108NR
87Brock ZearfossJonestown, PA0145267260
88Doug EshLancaster, PA21444778
89Jimmy HurleySpringfield, IL113910949
90D.J. FoosFremont, OH013913975
91Brooke TatnellSan Souci, NSW0138130194
92Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA01387974
93Jac HaudenschildWooster, OH01372524
94Chris RantenE. Grand Forks, MN013620373
95Jordan AdamsReynolds, ND0135137236
96Jim SiegelNew Oxford, PA11348660
97Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK1133104181
98Ryan TaylorPerkasie, PA0131191140
99Joe B. MillerMillersville, MO013078174
100Ryan BroughtonBainbridge, OH1129135139
101Logan ForlerOrting, WA1129219NR
102Kory CrabtreeLondon, OH212512350
103Jordan GoldesberrySpringfield, IL2123141165
104Rob ChaneyWooster, OH112352127
105D.J. NettoHanford, CA2122131213
106Davey HeskinSt. Michael, MN112210392
107Greg NikitenkoMinot, ND0121157355
108Jimmy StinsonVandalia, OH31206972
109Carl BowserCabot, PA51173968
110Joey BoydFarmington, MO0116116116
111Dan KurigerNew Brighton, PA2115225138
112Nate DusselToledo, OH1112NRNR
113Andy ForsbergN. Auburn, CA011118789
114Eric WilliamsGreenville, PA21098355
115Joey MoughanSpringfield, IL210990142
116Caleb ArmstrongNew Castle, IN2109298NR
117Colby CopelandRoseville, CA2109203NR
118Caleb GriffithSandusky, OH11093357
119Dylan CisneyPort Royal, PA010929486
120Ed Lynch, Jr.Apollo, PA3107169204
121Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV2107NRNR
122Nathan SkaggsCircleville, OH21065961
123Gerard McIntyre, Jr.New Oxford, PA110571154
124Logan WagnerHarrisonville, PA1105125NR
125Jim MoughanSpringfield, IL0104248110
126Gary TaylorSnohomish, WA0104154440
127Robbie KendallKatonsville, MD0103110216
128Tim GlatfelterSpring Grove, PA0103260226
129Hunter SchuerenbergSikeston, MO1101403NR
130Adam WiltYork, PA010112053
131Aaron ReutzelClute, TX2100NRNR
132Ryan RuhlAngola, IN398NR402
133Dave BlaneyHartford, OH09592131
134Bobby McMahanElk Grove, CA095153163
135J.J. GrassoPedricktown, NJ193143158
136Kyle MoodyLewisberry, PA092121190
137Roger CrockettMedford, OR191155141
138Brandon SpithalerEvans City, PA09112282
139Brandon WimmerJonesboro, IN09195169
140Willie CroftSacramento, CA0909458
141Phillip MockPleasant Prairie, WI289140108
142Jason StatlerGrass Valley, CA089101115
143Wayne JohnsonOklahoma City, OK186223149
144Brent MatusWampum, PA086198214
145Andrew PalkerLodi, OH08612766
146Brad HaudenschildMillersburg, OH685107307
147Danny SmithChillicothe, OH1833248
148Nick OmdahlE. Grand Forks, MN082234347
149Caleb HelmsFindlay, OH082117179
150Jake BlackhurstFarmington, IL081NR440

Features Completed: 462 (452 in 2014, 447 in 2013)

Number of Different Winners: 156 (148 in 2014, 147 in 2013)

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 451 (470 in 2014, 468 in 2013)

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