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Lead Battle Heats Up in Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (June 28, 2022) – The battle for the top spot in the Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings gets tighter and tighter with each passing weekend.

While C.J. Leary continues to hold the top ranking, the trio of Justin Grant, Brady Bacon and Robert Ballou are all within 17 points with Jake Swanson and Emerson Axsom within striking distance as well.

Leary’s lead is down to just 12 points over Grant with Bacon just another two points back in third and Ballou three more points back in fourth after Sunday’s USAC score at Angell Park.

Swanson rounds out the current top five with Axsom in sixth, just 37 points off of Leary’s pace.  Chase Stockon sits seventh while Logan Seavey makes a jump from 15th to eighth after claiming USAC’s Eastern Storm title. Matt Westfall moves into the top ten as well in ninth with Thomas Meseraull filling out the top ten.

A pair of pivotal weekends are on tap for the Non-Wing ranks including this weekend’s USAC/MSCS double at Lincoln Park Speedway and then next weekend’s three-night USAC Nationals at Huset’s Speedway.

The Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Midgets.

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Separated into Non-Wing 410 and Non-Wing 360 Power Rankings through 2018, those were consolidated into a single Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Ranking for 2019 and beyond with all Non-Wing 410 and injected Non-Wing 360 events included in the Rankings.

A look at the current top 40 in Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings is as follows:

RankNameWinsPtsPrev
1C.J. Leary62681
2Justin Grant42564
3Brady Bacon52546
4Robert Ballou42515
5Jake Swanson32372
6Emerson Axsom32313
7Chase Stockon02208
8Logan Seavey217315
9Matt Westfall116014
10Thomas Meseraull414910
11Damion Gardner51467
12Alex Bright414321
13Matt Mitchell11409
14Jason McDougal113612
15Shane Cockrum112513
16Charles Davis, Jr.011911
17Kyle Cummins211816
18Briggs Danner610826
19Geoff Ensign29618
20Austin Williams09617
21Brody Roa19420
22Tye Mihocko29227
23Shane Cottle08919
24Scotty Weir28735
25Cole Bodine08137
26Eddie Tafoya, Jr.07823
27Nick Bilbee17658
28Cody Williams27222
29Isaac Chapple07236
30Jadon Rogers07131
31Mario Clouser06732
32Kevin Thomas, Jr.36590
33Carson Short06424
34R.J. Johnson76225
35Justin Zimmerman46230
36A.J. Hopkins25829
37Wesley Smith25839
38Kyle Shipley15634
39Buddy Kofoid05528
40Brent Beauchamp15343

Breaking into the Top 40: Nick Bilbee, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Brent Beauchamp.

Falling Out of the Top 40:  Logan Williams, Ricky Lewis, Chase Johnson.

Features Completed: 96 (284 in 2021, 153 in 2020, 243 in 2019, 197 in 2018, 225 in 2017, 206 in 2016, 218 in 2015, 224 in 2014, 235 in 2013)

Number of Different Winners: 54 (93 in 2021, 61 in 2020, 91 in 2019, 71 in 2018, 76 in 2017, 72 in 2016, 75 in 2015, 85 in 2014, 92 in 2013)

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 186 (294 in 2021, 203 in 2020, 267 in 2019, 204 in 2018, 226 in 2017, 231 in 2016, 268 in 2015, 293 in 2013, 336 in 2013)

Note: Prior to 2019, Non-Wing Power Rankings were broken into 410-ci and 360-ci categories instead of combined into one overall ranking.

Past Top Tens in Non-Wing Sprint Car Power Rankings:

2021 – 1. Brady Bacon (8) 863, 2. Justin Grant (10) 772, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (11) 771, 4. Jake Swanson (8) 635, 5. C.J. Leary (7) 614, 6. Tanner Thorson (5) 556, 7. Chris Windom (2) 500, 8. Logan Seavey (8) 474, 9. Robert Ballou (2) 428, 10. Jadon Rogers (8) 389.

2020 – 1. Brady Bacon (11) 618, 2. Chris Windom (7) 557, 3. Justin Grant (7) 530, 4. C.J. Leary (4) 503, 5. Chase Stockon (3) 503, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3) 466, 7. Kyle Cummins (7) 383, 8. Dave Darland (1) 340, 9. Shane Cottle (3) 313, 10. Robert Ballou 312.

2019 – 1. C.J. Leary (4) 701, 2. Justin Grant (8) 697, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7) 689, 4. Tyler Courtney (9) 678, 5. Brady Bacon (8) 671, 6. Chris Windom (8) 632, 7. Thomas Meseraull (12) 492, 8. Chase Stockon (1) 486, 9. Kyle Cummins (14) 468, 10. Jason McDougal (1) 354.

2018 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (15) 917, 2. Chris Windom (9) 863, 3. Tyler Courtney (12) 785, 4. C.J. Leary (6) 664, 5. Justin Grant (10) 655, 6. Dave Darland (4) 642, 7. Brady Bacon (5) 578, 8. Robert Ballou (5) 553, 9. Chase Stockon (2) 529, 10. Thomas Meseraull (7) 384.

2017 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (18) 928, 2. Justin Grant (9) 682, 3. Chris Windom (10) 667, 4. Tyler Courtney (7) 616, 5. Robert Ballou (4) 599, 6. C.J. Leary (8) 479, 7. Brady Short (7) 465, 8. Thomas Meseraull (6) 454, 9. Chad Boespflug (2) 437, 10. Brady Bacon (3) 436.

2016 – 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (13) 782, 2. Brady Bacon (3) 742, 3. Chris Windom (5) 661, 4. Thomas Meseraull (8) 658, 5. Dave Darland (2) 632, 6. Chad Boespflug (6) 555, 7. Robert Ballou (4) 503, 8. Chase Stockon (3) 497, 9. Shane Cottle (4) 451, 10. C.J. Leary (3) 446.

2015 – 1. Robert Ballou (18) 959, 2. Dave Darland (6) 895, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (6) 649, 4. Chase Stockon (5) 607, 5. Brady Bacon (9) 601, 6. Jon Stanbrough (2) 577, 7. Brady Short (16) 561, 8. C.J. Leary (4) 517, 9. Thomas Meseraull (9) 466, 10. Shane Cottle (5) 419.

2014 – 1. Robert Ballou (11) 822, 2. Dave Darland (11) 750, 3. Jon Stanbrough (8) 705, 4. Bryan Clauson (9) 671, 5. Justin Grant (8) 625, 6. Brady Short (12) 605, 7. Chase Stockon (4) 532, 8. Brady Bacon (4) 477, 9. Chad Boespflug (7) 438, 10. Shane Cottle (3) 410.

2013 – 1. Dave Darland (9) 631, 2. Bryan Clauson (11) 627, 3. Brady Short (10) 531, 4. Jon Stanbrough (3) 509, 5. Chase Stockon (3) 507, 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10) 496, 7. Robert Ballou (5) 474, 8. Chris Windom (6) 414, 9. Chad Boespflug (6) 390, 10. Brady Bacon (2) 389.

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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