Sweet, Bacon, Sanders & Kofoid Lead the Way in Open Wheel Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (April 22, 2021) – While Buddy Kofoid maintains his lead in the Midget portion, the balance of the Open Wheel Power Rankings have seen a shakeup in the past several weeks with Brad Sweet, Brady Bacon and Justin Grant each climbing to the top of their respective divisions.

A look at the top 40 in each is as follows…

STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings

A four-race win streak with the World of Outlaws during the final week of March and first week of April was enough for Brad Sweet to surge to the top of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Landing the top spot in 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings for the first time in 2019 before settling for second last year behind brother-in-law Kyle Larson, “The Big Cat” has posted a handful of wins on the season thus far to hold a 43-point advantage over Donny Schatz.  Along with Sweet and Logan Schuchart, Schatz is just one of three drivers to post double-digit top-five finishes so far in 2021.

Carson Macedo has climbed from fifth into third, taking the position by one point over Schuchart with a strong past month moving current All Star Circuit of Champions points leader Justin Peck from 11th to fifth.  The balance of the current top ten currently includes Sheldon Haudenschild, Aaron Reutzel, David Gravel, Cory Eliason and Anthony Macri.

1Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA52702
2Donny SchatzFargo, ND22271
3Carson MacedoLemoore, CA32115
4Logan SchuchartHanover, PA22103
5Justin PeckMonrovia, IN319111
6Sheldon HaudenschildWooster, OH31888
7Aaron ReutzelClute, TX21854
8David GravelWatertown, CT11656
9Cory EliasonVisalia, CA01637
10Anthony MacriDillsburg, PA215723
11Danny DietrichGettysburg, PA11559
12Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA214119
13Giovanni ScelziFresno, CA012510
14Ian MadsenSydney, NSW012015
15Kerry MadsenSt. Marys, NSW111713
16Freddie RahmerSalfordville, PA211226
17Logan WagnerHarrisonville, PA110735
18Lance DeweaseFayetteville, PA210320
19Chase DietzYork, PA09536
20Hunter SchuerenbergSikeston, MO19412
21Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN09317
22Brent MarksMyerstown, PA09118
23James McFaddenWarnambool, QLD18961
24Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA08716
25Dylan CisneyPort Royal, PA18222
26Tony StewartColumbus, IN27730
27Sam Hafertepe, Jr.Sunnyvale, TX07214
28Kraig KinserBloomington, IN06937
29Dominic ScelziFresno, CA06221
30Gary TaylorSnohomish, WA15976
31Tim WagamanHanover, PA15740
32Kyle ReinhardtNew Oxford, PA05739
33Alan KrimesDenver, PA15627
34D.J. NettoHanford, CA25529
35Billy DietrichBiglerville, PA15533
36Jacob AllenHanover, PA05528
37Buddy KofoidPenngrove, CA25325
38Kyle MoodyLewisberry, PA05231
39Jeff HalliganEphrata, PA05144
40Mike WagnerHarrisonville, PA04957

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Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings

After topping the 2020 edition of the Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings for the first time since its inception in 2013, Brady Bacon has moved back to the top of the point charts after the initial three USAC events of the season in the Midwest.

With a Lawrenceburg triumph, Bacon holds a slim four-point edge over Kevin Thomas, Jr., with previous leader Justin Grant 11 points off the lead pace in third.

Kyle Cummins has climbed up to fourth with Robert Ballou making a move from 20th to fill out the current top five.  The balance of the current top ten includes C.J. Leary, Chris Windom, Tanner Thorson, A.J. Hopkins and Chase Stockon.

1Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK11103
2Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL31062
3Justin GrantIone, CA1991
4Kyle CumminsPrinceton, IN18513
5Robert BallouRocklin, CA07620
6C.J. LearyGreenfield, IN0616
7Chris WindomCanton, IL06017
8Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV0574
9A.J. HopkinsBrownsburg, IN350NR
10Chase StockonFort Branch, IN04622
11Mario ClouserChatham, IL14538
12Jake SwansonAnaheim, CA04216
13Max AdamsLoomis, CA24115
14Jadon RogersWorthington, IN04131
15Damion GardnerConcord, CA13919
16Austin WilliamsYorba Linda, CA0347
17Brody RoaBuena Park, CA13312
18Buddy KofoidPenngrove, CA0325
19Charles Davis, Jr.Buckeye, AZ1319
20Tye MihockoPeoria, AZ030NR
21Wesley SmithNixa, MO128NR
22Paul NienhiserChapin, IL027NR
23R.J. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ32610
24Matt WestfallLudlow Falls, OH12639
25Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN0268
26-tieChris GansenVerdemont Heights, CA02411
26-tieLogan SeaveySutter, CA024NR
28Davey RayLoves Park, IL02318
29Cole BodineRossville, IN022NR
30Ryan TimmonsPleasant Hill, CA12014
31Brayden FoxAvon, IN020NR
32Matt MitchellYorba Linda, CA01921
33Shane CottleKokomo, IN019NR
34Nate McMillinBrazil, IN017NR
35Dave DarlandLincoln, IN017NR
36-tieDrew RaderFindlay, OH115NR
36-tieNick BilbeeIndianapolis, IN115NR
38Cody WilliamsYorba Linda, CA015NR
39Danny Faria, Jr.Tipton, CA01426
40Alex BrightCollegeville, PA113NR


Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings

Justin Sanders has been on an absolute tear in California in recent weeks, enough so to shoot from tenth to the lead in the Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Sanders has racked up five wins over the past three weekends alone to run his season total to nine, enough to overtake Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith, who topped last year’s Power Rankings, for the top ranking by ten points.

Finishing out last year ranked 16th, Sanders has finished among the top ten in Rod End Supply Winged 360 Power Rankings four times over the past six years with a ranking of second in 2015 his best thus far.

With a West Coast flavor in the Rod End Supply Power Rankings, Shane Golobic, Tanner Carrick and J.J. Hickle fill out the current top five with the rest of the top ten including Blake Carrick, Dominic Scelzi, Ryan Timms, Dale Howard and Matt Covington.

1Justin SandersPrunedale, CA921610
2Mark SmithSunbury, PA42061
3Shane GolobicFremont, CA21742
4Tanner CarrickLincoln, CA117118
5J.J. HickleQuilcene, WA31503
6Blake CarrickLincoln, CA113211
7Dominic ScelziFresno, CA41286
8Ryan TimmsOklahoma City, OK110921
9Dale HowardByhalia, MS11055
10Matt CovingtonGlenpool, OK09420
11Tim ShafferAliquippa, PA2924
12Mitchell FaccintoHanford, CA09128
13Andy ForsbergN. Auburn Hills, CA28915
14Blake HahnSapulpa, OK18638
15D.J. NettoHanford, CA08219
16Joel Myers, Jr.Sebastopol, CA08012
17Danny Martin, Jr.Sarasota, FL1797
18Connor LeofflerMyrtle Beach, SC0799
19Bud KaedingCampbell, CA17760
20Dylan WestbrookScotland, ONT17649
21Greg WilsonBenton Ridge, OH1758
22Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA07514
23Paulie ColagiovanniCicero, NY16616
24Seth BergmanSnohomish, WA16527
25Terry McCarlAltoona, IA06233
26Chase MajdicRedding, CA062NR
27Jodie RobinsonForesthill, CA06158
28Danny SmithChillicothe, OH05917
29Kaleb MontgomeryTempleton, CA15822
30Max StambaughLima, OH05813
31Colby CopelandRoseville, CA05178
32Davie FranekWantage, NJ15032
33Justyn CoxSacramento, CA05052
34Chris MartinAnkeny, IA14946
35Sean BeckerRoseville, CA04943
36-tieEric Riggins, Jr.Charlotte, NC04729
36-tieCorey DayClovis, CA047127
38Tim KaedingSan Jose, CA04423
39Justin WebsterSarasota, FL34324
40Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.Olive Branch, MS14336

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Midget Power Rankings

Buddy Kofoid has been the class of the Midget ranks thus far in 2021, racking up six wins in the early going and continuing to lead the way in both USAC and POWRi National points.

As a result, Kofoid has amassed an early 61-point advantage over Cannon McIntosh with Justin Grant, Daison Pursley and Tanner Thorson filling out the current top five.

1Buddy KofoidPenngrove, CA62291
2Cannon McIntoshBixby, OK21682
3Justin GrantIone, CA11403
4Daison PursleyLocust Grove, OK11388
5Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV11255
6Chris WindomCanton, IL01164
7Jake NeumanNew Berlin, IL111510
8Thomas MeseraullSan Jose, CA11067
9Emerson AxsomFranklin, IN09520
10Kyle LarsonElk Grove, CA2806
11Bryant WiedemanColby, KS06232
12Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.Olive Branch, MS0619
13Logan SeaveySutter, CA05818
14Joe B. MillerMillersville, MO05427
15Daryn PittmanOwasso, OK05111
16Brad SweetGrass Valley, CA05112
17Brenham CrouchLubbock, TX04958
18Christopher BellNorman, OK14713
19Spencer BaystonLebanon, IN04614
20Alex BrightCollegeville, PA04615
21Rico AbreuSt. Helena, CA14416
22Blake HahnSapulpa, OK04422
23Cole BodineRossville, IN04217
24Tyler CourtneyIndianapolis, IN04019
25Jason McDougalBroken Arrow, OK03833
26Chase JohnsonPenngrove, CA13728
27Kyle CumminsPrinceton, IN03721
28Colby CopelandRoseville, CA03523
29Trey MarchamNewcastle, OK03448
30Brent CrewsDenver, NC03325
31Austin LiggettTracy, CA13289
32-tieEthan MitchellMooresville, NC03167
33-tieBrian CarberPipersville, PA03165
34Brady BaconBroken Arrow, OK03024
35Kyle JonesKennedale, TX02960
36Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL02729
37Ryan TimmsOklahoma City, OK02452
38Zach DaumPocahontas, IL02226
39Shannon McQueenTehachapi, CA02190
40Mitchel MolesFresno, CA11897

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.