As things have settled down over the past couple weeks, it’s time to get back to some Power Rankings as we take a look who’s been running well the past three weeks of the season (Weeks 4 thru 6):
10. Marc Gammack
Marc has five starts over the past three weeks, with four of those starts coming in the Pro Late Models. In those starts, he’s averaging a finish of 8.8, and had a highlight pass at Iowa going three wide on the final lap to take 2nd. Marc continues to improve and should continue to battle for top tens and top fives throughout the rest of the season.
9. Hunter Combs
New to the league this season, Hunter has quietly become a contender in each race, often running inside the top five or top ten. In nine starts since Week 4, Hunter has posted six top ten finishes, with four of those being top fives, for an average finish of 8.5. Look for some more strong runs from Hunter, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him in victory lane at some point this season.
8. Conner Blaise
Conner has only been in the league for three weeks, but he’s already shown plenty of consistency and he jumps right into the Power Rankings. In seven starts since Week 4, Conner has five top ten finishes, and has his best finish of 5th twice, and has led his first laps at Irwindale in the SK Modifieds this past week. We’ll see if Conner can keep up this early consistency.
7. David Krikorian
David only has four total starts this season, with three of those coming since Week 4 in the Super Late Model division. In those three races, he’s posted finishes of 13th, 5th and 7th for an average finish of 8.33. We saw how good David can be last season when he picked up a number of wins, and we may just see his first win of this season if he chooses to run the Pro Late Model race at Watkins Glen in Week 7.
6. Windell Stratton
Windell has added his name to the list of drivers that are a serious threat to pick up wins each time out, running up front in most races he’s in. Over the past three weeks, he’s raced 8 times with an average finish of 8th, and he picked up his 2nd win of the season this past week at Irwindale Inner. Look for more strong runs from Windell throughout the end of the season.
5. Ryan Borges
Ryan picked up the biggest win of the year a couple weeks ago in the Fall Brawl, but that won’t count in these rankings. But he’s run well enough in the regular season to put himself 5th on this list. He’s raced seven times since the start of Week 4, and he hasn’t finished worse than 9th, picking up seven top tens, and three top fives. Look for Ryan to pick up a regular season win here very soon.
4. Kevin J Myers
In Kevin’s seven starts over the past three weeks, he’s picked up five top ten finishes, with four of those being top fives. And in those top five runs, he’s ended up in the runner-up spot twice, and picked up another win a couple weeks ago at Iowa in the Pro Late Models. Kevin is a threat each time out, and we think he’ll end up in victory lane at least once more in the second half of the season.
3. Bill Martin
Over the past three weeks, Bill has eight starts and six of those have been top five finishes. He picked up his 3rd win of the season this past week by winning the first part of the Pro Late Model double feature, which helped him extend his PLM points lead, and he continues to lead the SK Modified points as well. Bill won a trio of championships a few seasons ago, and might be on his way to picking up a couple more if he keeps it up.
2. Ty Spearman
Ty has been on a roll lately, picking up ten top ten finishes in eleven starts over the past few weeks. His only finish outside of the top ten was 12th, and his average finish sits at 4.7 during the past three weeks. He also has six podium finishes in that span, and closed out this past week at Irwindale with a dominating victory in the Super Late Models, which extends his points lead up to 11 points at the halfway mark of the season. Look for Ty to continue to be a serious contender throughout the rest of the season.
1. Ty Majeski
In his five starts during the past three weeks, Ty has turned those starts into four victories, including two Super Late Model wins, one Pro Late Model win, and one SK Modified win. His one start where he didn’t end up in victory lane, was a 3rd place finish after having to come from the back of the PLM field at Iowa. In his four wins over the last few weeks, Ty has totaled 373 laps led, which just shows that his wins have been dominant. We’re all familiar with how good Ty can be, and we expect the strong runs to keep on rolling throughout the rest of the season.
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*Power Rankings are based off a driver’s performance over the past three weeks of the season. Wins, poles, laps led, top fives, and top tens all effect a drivers position in the power rankings in a positive way, while finishes outside of the top fifteen or worse, and failing to qualify for races will effect it in a negative way.