Shane Stewart Holds Early STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings Lead

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume IV, No. 5

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 9, 2016) – With the initial STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings of the year unveiled, it’s Bixby, OK, native Shane Stewart holding down the top spot with the initial 18 North American events of 2016 in the books.

Stewart posted a pair of wins en route to winning the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown title at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway and then added his third overall win of the year on Sunday’s World of Outlaws debut at Queen Creek’s Arizona Speedway.

Stewart holds the top ranking by 26 points over Daryn Pittman with Greg Hodnett, Joey Saldana and Dale Blaney among the early top five.

Missing out on Winter Heat action, current World of Outlaws points leader Brad Sweet has climbed to sixth, just ahead of three-time and reigning STIDA Power Rankings champ Donny Schatz. Danny Lasoski, Jason Johnson and David Gravel round out the current top ten.

The early rankings reflect five rounds of Winter Heat competition, three All Star events in Florida, the opening eight World of Outlaws cards and a pair of Posse events in Central PA.

A look at the STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings Top 25 through March 7…

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RankNameHometownWinsPoints
1Shane StewartBixby, OK3212
2Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK1186
3Greg HodnettThomasville, PA1175
4Joey SaldanaBrownsburg, IN1172
5Dale BlaneyHartford, OH1171
6Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA3165
7Donny SchatzFargo, ND3152
8Danny LasoskiDover, MO1121
9Jason JohnsonEunice, LA084
10David GravelWatertown, CT070
11Kyle LarsonElk Grove, CA164
12Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN062
13Sammy SwindellGermantown, TN052
14Brian BrownGrain Valley, MO050
15Jason SolwoldBurlington, WA043
16Logan SchuchartHanover, PA040
17Roger CrockettMedford, OR036
18Brian MontiethPhoenixville, PA135
19Dave BlaneyCorland, OH135
20Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW034
21Terry McCarlAltoona, IA032
22Kraig KinserBloomington, IN131
23Chad KemenahAlvada, OH031
24Aaron ReutzelClute, TX031
25Christopher BellNorman, OK030

Features Completed: 18

Number of Different Winners: 12

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 61

January Top 5: 1. Shane Stewart 103, 2. Dale Blaney 96, 3. Danny Lasoski 84, 4. Daryn Pittman 74, 5. Greg Hodnett 68.

February Top 5: 1. Brad Sweet 116, 2. Donny Schatz 103, 3. Greg Hodnett 90, 4. Daryn Pittman 82, 5. Dale Blaney 75.

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A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, 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 current Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings will be released tomorrow, with Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings released next week. The Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410 Power Rankings, www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings and 305 Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park will be released late in March or early April.

STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings Past Final Top Ten:

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

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

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

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2016 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 www.sprintcarmania.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.