Schatz With Commanding Lead in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings – Hodnett Best of the Rest…

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 77

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 26, 2015) – With a ninth Knoxville Nationals title among his 25 North American wins thus far in 2015, it’s little surprise that Donny Schatz holds a commanding lead in the latest edition of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

With 14 runner-up finishes to go along with 25 triumphs, Schatz has built up a 296 point advantage after taking the stop spot by 257 points in 2014 and 164 points in 2013. The current World of Outlaws points leader picked off 26 wins over each of the past two seasons.

While Schatz is a virtual lock for the number one ranking, the battle for position behind him is a good one with Posse rep Greg Hodnett holding on to second after picking off his 16th overall win of the year last night at New Egypt and 15th in 410-ci action.

Hodnett is 70 points ahead of King Shane Stewart the Ironman in the battle for second, with Madman Kerry Madsen just one point behind Stewart in fourth.

Making a move from ninth to fifth with a dozen wins is Danny Lasoski, who is just two points ahead of Joey Saldana with Central PA ace Danny Dietrich another three points back and then All Star kingpin Dale Blaney 20 more points back in eighth. Dietrich and Blaney have both posted 14 feature wins. Paul McMahan and Brad Sweet round out the current top ten.

A look at the STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings top 100 through August 25…


11Donny SchatzFargo, ND251171
22Greg HodnettThomasville, PA15875
34Shane StewartBixby, OK9805
43Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW4804
59Danny LasoskiDover, MO12756
66Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN2754
78Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA14751
85Dale BlaneyHartford, OH14731
97Paul McMahanElk Grove, CA3724
1011Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA4664
1110Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK4647
1212Lucas WolfeMechanicsburg, PA3563
1313Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA8507
1414Brent MarksMyerstown, PA0465
1520Terry McCarlAltoona, IA5445
1617Cody DarrahRed Lion, PA3430
1715Chad KemenahAlvada, OH3415
1818Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH3397
1916Stevie SmithNew Oxford, PA8390
2023Ian MadsenSydney, NSW0386
2124Rico AbreuRutherford, CA6380
2222David GravelWatertown, CT0374
2321Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA3362
2425Aaron OttEast Berlin, PA1352
2526Byron ReedMonclova, OH2351
2619Jason SidesBartlett, TN1344
2732Dusty ZomerBrandon, SD3343
2831Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO2327
2927Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA1324
3030Mark DobmeierGrand Forks, ND8322
3134Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA1315
3233Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH3309
3328Alan KrimesDenver, PA2303
3429Cap HenryBellevue, OH3282
3535Bill BalogFairbanks, AK5263
3637Ryan SmithKunkletown, PA2258
3750Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN1245
3836Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA3238
3938Parker Price-MillerKokomo, IN4227
4040Steve KinserBloomington, IN2224
4142Cole DuncanLockbourne, OH2223
4244Danny HoltgraverPittsburgh, PA1220
4349Justin HendersonSioux Falls, SD3218
4443Wade NygaardGrand Forks, ND4215
4541Cory HaasYork, PA0214
4639James McFaddenOrmeau, AUS1210
4752Dean JacobsWooster, OH2205
4863Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN0203
4946Brad LoyetSunset Hills, MO1201
5058Jamie VealWarnambool, AUS0194
5145Austin PierceGrand Forks, ND2192
5267Craig MintzGibsonburg, OH3191
5347Kyle HirstLoomis, CA4185
5460Jason JohnsonEunice, LA0183
5553Stuart BrubakerFremont, OH3182
5665Brandon MatusWampum, PA1180
5754Kraig KinserBloomington, IN0175
5848Bud KaedingCampbell, CA2169
5956Chris AndrewsSandusky, OH2169
6062Logan SchuchartHanover, PA0168
6199Jeremy SchultzBeaver Dam, WI3162
6251Jonathan AllardChico, CA5161
6377Ben SchmidtHowards Grove, WI1161
6494Jack Sodeman, Jr.N. Jackson, OH2158
6569Bill RosePlainfield, IN0157
6661Carson MacedoLeemore, CA1152
6775A.J. FlickApollo, PA2148
6855Tommy Worley, Jr.Bismarck, MO4146
6964Austin HogueDover, PA0146
7059Joey MontgomeryFrederickstown, MO6144
71137Scotty ThielSheboygan, WI0142
72100Scotty NeitzelBeaver Dam, WI1140
7395Mike ReinkeHowards Grove, WI1139
7485Jerrod HullSikeston, MO1138
75134Lynton JeffreyPrairie City, IA0137
7657Christopher BellNorman, OK1136
7766D.J. FoosFremont, OH0134
7878Casey MackGrand Forks, ND2133
7979Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK1133
8071Craig DollanskyElk River, MN1131
8182Tyler WalkerLos Angeles, CA2128
8274Brooke TatnellSan Souci, NSW0126
83147Blake NimeeChicago, IL2122
8470Sean BeckerRoseville, CA1122
8572Lee JacobsDalton, OH1121
8687Doug EshLancaster, PA2119
8768Shane GolobicFremont, CA0117
8886Jim SiegelNew Oxford, PA1112
89117Carl BowserCabot, PA5111
9093Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA0110
9173Dominic ScelziFresno, CA1109
9281Greg NikitenkoMinot, ND0109
9383Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA0109
9476Ed Lynch, Jr.Apollo, PA3107
9592Jordan AdamsReynolds, ND0106
9690Kory CrabtreeLondon, OH2105
9788Rob ChaneyWooster, OH1104
98108Chris RantenE. Grand Forks, MN0104
9980Colby CopelandRoseville, CA2102
10091Andy ForsbergN. Auburn, CA0102

Features Completed: 363

Number of Different Winners: 140

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 422

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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.

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