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The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 79

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2015) – Heading into the closing stages of the 2015 season, Darren Hagen continues to hold the top spot in the latest release of the Midget Power Rankings.

Running a full Midget slate, the Riverside, CA, driver holds the top spot over a host of Keith Kunz Racing competitors that are running a mix of events that includes a healthy dose of Midget action.

With a handful of wins, Hagen has also racked up a Midget-best 23 top-fives and 29 top-tens thus far in 2015 to hold a 46 point edge over Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson, who swept through Tri-City Speedway’s recent Gold Crown Nationals in Pontoon Beach, IL.

Christopher Bell, Spencer Bayston and Rico Abreu round out the current top five. Abreu leads the way in the win charts with eight triumphs with Bell next on the list with seven.

Ryan Bernal and Ronnie Gardner both strung together strong Cali Speedweek performances to move into the top 25 with Tony Rossi and Dave Darland also breaking into the upper half of the top 50.

A look at the Midget Power Rankings Top 50 through September 19…

11Darren HagenRiverside, CA5452
23Tanner ThorsonMinden, NV5406
32Christopher BellNorman, OK7397
44Spencer BaystonLafayette, IN3381
55Rico AbreuRutherford, CA8368
66Bryan ClausonNoblesville, IN5298
77Andrew FelkerCarl Junction, MO3295
88Kevin Thomas, Jr.Cullman, AL3262
99Zach DaumPocahontas, IL1245
1010Tyler ThomasCollinsville, OK1224
1111Jerry Coons, Jr.Tucson, AZ1197
1212Tracy HinesNew Castle, IN0180
1313Austin BrownMillstadt, IL0144
1431Ryan BernalHollister, CA1127
1514Frankie GuerriniSan Rafael, CA3126
1630Ronnie GardnerNorco, CA2126
1719Justin PeckMonrovia, IN2114
1817Keith RauchDenver, CO6106
1920Steven DrevickiReading, PA1106
2015Cody BrewerChoctaw, OK0106
2118Anton HernandezArlington, TX2100
2216Matt SherrellOwasso, OK292
2343Tony RossiBrighton, CO389
2436Dave DarlandLincoln, IN089
2522Kyle SchuettUrbana, IL088
2625Michael FaccintoHanford, CA287
2744Bob HarrArvada, CO187
2858Steve BuckwalterRoyersford, PA286
2932Ryan GrethShartlesville, PA382
3034Chett GehrkeBroken Arrow, OK282
3128Tucker KlaasmeyerPaola, KS080
3221Blake HahnSapulpa, OK080
3326Nick ChivelloManteca, CA179
3424Brian GardKelseyville, CA179
3533Gage WalkerIndianapolis, IN179
3623Trevor KobylarzBirdsboro, PA079
3740Jake NeumanNew Berlin, IL177
3857P.J. GargiuloMorton, PA274
3927Alex BrightCollegeville, PA073
4095Chase StockonSullivan, IN172
4129Michelle DeckerGuthrie, OK072
4259Chris SheilAurora, CO071
4367Thomas MeseraullSan Jose, CA170
4472Shane GolobicFremont, CA170
4541Danny StrattonRiverside, CA169
4635Kevin SwindellGermantown, TN067
4749Brad LoyetSunset Hills, MO066
4837Kevin BayerBixby, OK265
4938Andrew DealCaney, KS064
5039Davey RayDavenport, IA063

Features Completed: 120

Number of Different Winners: 60

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 248

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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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