Ten weeks down, two left to go in the season. This past week, we saw some familiar names pick up victories, a new winner in the Legends division, and we crowned our first champion of the season. Let’s take a look back at the Week 10 Power Rankings.
10. Ty Spearman – Last Week: 10th (+0)
Ty snuck into the Power Rankings last week at #10, and he stays there this week after picking up a couple of top 5 finishes last week. He ran near the front for much of the Street Stock race at Phoenix before finishing in the 4th spot, and then backed it up with another 4th place finish in the Super Late Model race at Lanier. If Ty continues to pick up top 5’s, he should be able to stay up in these Power Rankings and finish off the season strongly.
9. Fred Moreau – Last Week: 9th (+0)
With just a couple of weeks left in the season, Fred continues to lead the Super Late Model points standings and he picked up another top 5 finish last week. He hung around the front of the field all race long and by the end of the race, he ended up with a 3rd place finish. In the final two races, Fred will look to stay out of trouble and pick up some more top 5 finishes as he looks to pick up his first title.
8. Stan Bragg – Last Week: 7th (-1)
Stan drops down to number 8 this week but had some decent finishes overall in last week’s races. He started off with just a 10th place finish in the road portion of the Legends double header at Las Vegas, but improved on that with a 5th in the oval portion. Then in the Street Stock race, he would end up with a 7th place finish. Just as we said last week, we expect Stan to continue to pick up top 10 and top 5 finishes in the final two weeks of the season.
7. Matt Rolfe – Last Week: 6th (-1)
Matt also drops down a spot in this week’s rankings. He started off his week with a pair of 4th place finishes in the Legends Vegas Cup double header, and then backed it up with a 6th in the Street Stock race at Phoenix. Then in the Pro Late Model race at Oxford, he finished back in the 10th spot, and in the Super Late Model race, he would get caught up in a couple of incidents and ended up in 13th. Matt will look to pick the pace back up in the final two weeks of the season.
6. Cody Kelley – Last Week: 5th (-1)
Cody is another driver who drops down a spot this week in the rankings, but he did have a couple of decent finishes last week. In both the Pro Late Model, and Super Late Model races, he would end up picking up 8th place finishes in each. We’ve gotten used to Cody running up front and picking up top 5 finishes, so we we expect him to get back to those kinds of finishes when we get back to racing next week.
5. Justin Brooks – Last Week: 8th (+3)
After Justin broke back into the Power Rankings last week, he continues to rise up them once again with some strong runs last week. He started off his week by picking up the victory in the Street Stock race, and then in the Super Late Model race, he came up 1 position short and ended up with a 2nd place finish. We expect nothing less during the last two weeks of the season and we’ll see how many more wins he can pick up before the season ends.
4. Travis Warling – Last Week: 3rd (-1)
Travis drops down a spot in this week’s rankings, but only because he was jumped by a driver that had two wins. He actually had a great week last week, and he started it off with another victory in the Legends road course race at Vegas, and backed it up with a 2nd place finish in the oval portion. Heading into the final two weeks of the season, Travis still hangs onto the points lead by 34 points, and should be in a good position when the season winds down to pick up the Legends title.
3. Ryan Borges – Last Week: 2nd (-1)
Ryan also drops down a spot this week in the rankings, for the same reason Travis did. But again, much like Travis, Ryan had some great finishes in the Legends races, and finally broke into the wins column as well. In the road course portion of the Legends double header, Ryan ended up with a 3rd place finish, and when the field switched over to the oval race, Ryan would charge to the front of the field to pick up his first career SARA win. Ryan has been consistent throughout the season, and we don’t expect that to change in the final two weeks.
2. Ty Majeski – Last Week: 4th (+2)
Ty charges up to number 2 in the rankings this week, after having three strong runs in last week’s races, including two victories. He started off with a runner-up finish in the Street Stock race after having to start out back, but finished off the week even stronger. He won the Pro Late Model race at Oxford in dominating fashion, and then charged his way to the front of the Super Late Model race at Lanier to pick up his second win of the week. Ty should continue to pick up wins, and we’ll see if he can knock do enough to get up to number 1 in the rankings.
1. Bill Martin – Last Week: 1st (+0)
Another week down, and another week with Bill at the top of these rankings. He didn’t pick up any victories this week like he did in the weeks before, but he had four strong finishes, and became the first driver this season to lock up a championship. He wouldn’t have any finishes lower than 3rd last week, as he picked up a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the Legends races, then a 3rd in the Street Stock race, and a 2nd in the Pro Late Model race. With his 2nd place finish in the PLM race, Bill picked up enough points to secure his spot as the 2014 MRD Pro Late Model Series Fall Season Champion. Despite having a title locked up, we look for Bill to continue to run up front each and every race, and continue to try and hold his spot at the top of these rankings.
Dropped Out This Week: Jarrid Boiros