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J.J. Hickle Tops 2021 Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (January 4, 2022) – J.J. Hickle emerged atop the 2021 edition of the Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

The Quilcene, WA, native topped the charts in both top-fives (41) and top-tens (62) to become the fifth different driver to land the top ranking in the Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings since its inception in 2013.

Hickle picked off six feature wins over the course of the year including a sweep of the three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events at Texas’ Devil’s Bowl Speedway and a triumph in Lucas Oil Speedway’s Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

The stellar season was enough to take the top position by 93 points over Justin Sanders, who matched his previous best ranking of second in 2015.  Sanders topped the Winged 360 win column with 16 feature wins in 2021.

Capping off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship with a third Short Track Nationals triumph at I-30 Speedway in October, Blake Hahn posted his top ranking of third and was among the top-ten for the fifth time in the last six years.

Dominic Scelzi put together a monster season as well with 14 wins to rank fourth while young Oklahoma racer Ryan Timms posted nine wins to round out the top five.

Canadian Dylan Westbrook was sixth ahead of the California duo of Shane Golobic and Tanner Carrick with Oklahoma’s Matt Covington and Mississippi’s Dale Howard rounding out the top ten.

While Hahn and Sanders have both finished among the top ten on five occasions since 2013, Scelzi and Timms both broke into the top ten for the first time.

A look at this year’s Top 100 in Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings is as follows:

RankNameWinsPoints2020 Rank
1J.J. Hickle67484
2Justin Sanders1665516
3Blake Hahn96527
4Dominic Scelzi1456918
5Ryan Timms9556182
6Dylan Westbrook555515
7Shane Golobic75152
8Tanner Carrick75069
9Matt Covington448026
10Dale Howard84585
11Mark Smith104361
12Andy Forsberg1043411
13Colby Copeland541124
14Paulie Colagiovanni836758
15Ryan Robinson335037
16Howard Moore734333
17Scott Bogucki534313
18Justyn Cox331741
19Derek Hagar63168
20Jack Dover530810
21D.J. Netto130214
22Blake Carrick22936
23Corey Day1287310
24Clint Garner327651
25Bud Kaeding326828
26Max Stambaugh326236
27Davie Franek325277
28Ryan Ruhl524253
29Kaleb Montgomery323967
30Joel Myers, Jr.0239294
31Garet Williamson123530
32Sean Becker023517
33Brandon Anderson323355
34Jordon Mallett623020
35Jamie Ball323048
36Dustin Daggett422479
37Sam Hafertepe, Jr.62223
38Mitchell Faccinto021121
39Garen Linder421093
40Jason Barney4206373
41Jared Horstman320540
42Derek Locke8200111
43Cody Gardner119886
44Seth Bergman319612
45Chris Martin219544
46Kalib Henry219583
47Justin Henderson419449
48Chase Majdic119346
49Marshall Skinner3192108
50Terry McCarl319031
51Danny Smith118945
52Jodie Robinson1189117
53Roger Crockett218822
54Ryan Giles1179NR
55Terry Gray017032
56Jeremy Campbell1166119
57Danny Sams III1163168
58Robbie Price116265
59Trey Starks215950
60Jordan Poirier8158103
61Logan Forler5156NR
62Jason Martin3156217
63Cam Smith5155110
64Kaleb Johnson015392
65Jason Shultz3152186
66Connor Leoffler215223
67Danny Varin0151281
68Joey Ancona0151151
69Ryan Bickett214754
70Austin McCarl014635
71Carson McCarl014619
72Chuck Hebing4142246
73Keith Day, Jr.0139195
74Brad Lamberson2136455
75Jake Bubak2134160
76Tyler Thompson1134152
77Colton Heath113334
78Jason Solwold012981
79Ayrton Gennetten312827
80Morgan Turpen212839
81Tim Crawley312766
82Landon Britt2127256
83Colton Hardy2126128
84Danny Martin, Jr.412575
85Jody Rosenboom312595
86Gregg Dalman112594
87Matt Tanner1125213
88Rico Abreu1124141
89Matt Juhl111968
90Brooke Tatnell111774
91Ryan Turner1115161
92Jordan Thomas3114NR
93J.J. Ringo0113333
94Josh Higday1112138
95Giovanni Scelzi311097
96Tyler Driever2110343
97Willie Croft1110118
98Chase Goetz2109140
99Tyler Blank6107193
100Colby Thornhill1106129

Features Completed: 461 (262 in 2020, 565 in 2019, 565 in 2018, 614 in 2017, 635 in 2016, 645 in 2015, 676 in 2014, 687 in 2013)

Number of Different Winners: 187 (125 in 2020, 221 in 2019, 219 in 2018, 245 in 2017, 249 in 2016, 237 in 2015, 265 in 2014, 257 in 2013)

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 608 (489 in 2020, 753 in 2019, 737 in 2018, 774 in 2017, 820 in 2016, 828 in 2015, 867 in 2014, 869 in 2013)

Past Top Tens in Winged 360 Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2020 – 1. Mark Smith (20) 682, 2. Shane Golobic (7) 356, 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (10) 497, 4. J.J. Hickle (2) 456, 5. Dale Howard (6) 400, 6 Blake Carrick (3) 366, 7. Blake Hahn (5) 346, 8. Derek Hagar (7) 339, 9. Tanner Carrick (3) 336, 10. Jack Dover (7) 329.

2019 – 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (12) 708, 2. Mark Smith (14) 638, 3. Seth Bergman (6) 558, 4. Davie Franek (9) 542, 5. Blake Hahn (7) 532, 6. Andy Forsberg (13) 514, 7. Dylan Westbrook (10) 508, 8. Justin Sanders (9) 493, 9. Shane Golobic (8) 476, 10. Wayne Johnson (7) 447.

2018 – 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (14) 723, 2. Seth Bergman (10) 637, 3. Mark Smith (14) 611, 4. Andy Forsberg (14) 560, 5. Blake Hahn (2) 536, 6. Wayne Johnson (5) 522, 7. Justin Sanders (12) 515, 8. Dylan Westbrook (11) 507, 9. Steve Poirier (9) 475, 10. Jack Dover (12) 456.

2017 – 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (19), 901, 2. Aaron Reutzel (6) 653, 3. Seth Bergman (3) 627, 4. Wayne Johnson (3) 564, 5. Derek Hagar (8) 512, 6. Matt Covington (1) 490, 7. Johnny Herrera (3) 470, 8. Justin Sanders (10) 468, 9. Morgan Turpen (10) 466, 10. Dylan Westbrook (14) 440.

2016 – 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (10) 716, 2. Aaron Reutzel (8) 713, 3. Johnny Herrera (7) 623, 4. Derek Hagar (13) 607, 5. Mark Smith (11) 604, 6. Seth Bergman (7) 587, 7. Wayne Johnson (4) 525, 8. Blake Hahn (4) 521, 9. Jason Barney (5) 487, 10. Andy Forsberg (12) 482.

2015 – 1. Seth Bergman (13) 717, 2. Justin Sanders (20) 649, 3. Aaron Reutzel (10) 613, 4. Johnny Herrera (9) 596, 5. Wayne Johnson (5) 581, 6. Mark Smith (10) 542, 7. Derek Hagar (9) 437, 8. Andy Forsberg (11) 434, 9. Mitch Brown (6) 410, 10. Shane Golobic (5) 409.

2014 – 1. Jason Johnson (5) 626, 2. Aaron Reutzel (8) 601, 3. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6) 510, 4. Seth Bergman (10) 501, 5. Johnny Herrera (3) 491, 6. Tim Crawley (11) 487, 7. Wayne Johnson (6) 448, 8. Tony Bruce, Jr. (4) 445, 9. Brian Brown (8) 441, 10. Jeff Swindell (4) 441.

2013 – 1. Jason Johnson (12) 699, 2. Johnny Herrera (5) 673, 3. Tim Crawley (14) 561, 4. Brian Brown (12) 537, 5. Logan Forler (8) 492, 6. Tony Bruce, Jr. (4) 488, 7. Roger Crockett (17) 479, 8. Jeff Swindell (5) 455, 9. Andy Forsberg (10) 430, 10. Steve Poirier (8) 420.

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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