Last week during Week #3 of the season, all five divisions were on track but just two different drivers would pick up victories. The total car count for the week was 134 cars, and 67 different drivers made an appearance. Before we head into Week #4 of the season, let’s take a look at last week’s rankings:
10. Justin Brooks – Last Week’s Rank: 9th (-1)
Justin ran up front in both races he was in last week, ending up with a 4th place finish in the Super Late Model race. But he got caught up in a late race incident in the Street Stock race, dropping him back to a 17th place finish, which is why he drops down a spot in this week’s rankings. We’ll look for Justin to bounce back and quite possibly return to victory lane this week.
9. Jarrett Lawrence – Last Week’s Rank: 10th (+1)
Jarrett is off to a strong start this season in the Pro Late Models, picking up back to back top five finishes, to go along with a 7th place finish in week 1. And because of this, he’s currently near the top of the standings. We’ll look to see if Jarrett can keep up the momentum and continue to pick up top five and top ten finishes.
8. James Linkiewicz – Last Week’s Rank: NR
James had a solid week last week to move him up into the rankings. He would pick up four top tens in the four races he ran in, which included a 3rd place finish in the Pro Late Model event at Lanier. He’s also sitting in the top five in points in both the Pro and Super Late Model divisions. We’ll look to see if James can continue to get finishes like this with more consistency.
7. Ty Spearman – Last Week’s Rank: 8th (+1)
Ty moves up a spot this week after another strong run in the Super Late Model division. He started further back in the pack, and worked his way all the way up to a 3rd place finish by the end of it. And he still sits in 2nd place in the SLM standings. Ty is off to a strong start this season, and we expect him to be there at the end contending for the title.
6. Kevin Myers – Last Week’s Rank: 7th (+1)
Kevin’s luck seems to be turning around this season, as he ran in three races last week and picked up top fives in all of them. He started with a 4th in the Legends race followed by a 3rd in the SK Mod race, then backed it up with a top five in the Super Late Model race. He’s currently leading the Legends standings, and is 2nd in the SK standings, which shows that he’ll be a strong contender in both all season long.
5. Ryan Borges – Last Week’s Rank: 4th (-1)
Ryan drops down a spot this week, but not because he had a bad week. He picked up four top tens, with two of those being top fives including a runner up finish in the Pro Late Model race. In the Super Late Model race though, he ended up with just a 16th place finish. Ryan currently sits in the top five in four different points standings, and if he keeps up the consistency, he’ll be contending for at least one title, if not more.
4. Matt Rolfe – Last Week’s Rank: 3rd (-1)
Just like Ryan, Matt drops down a spot this week, but also had a good week overall. He finished top ten in every race last week, including a pair of top fives in the Legends and Street Stock race. So far through 15 total races in the Spring Season, Matt has finished in the top 10 in 14 of them. He also sits tied for the Street Stock points standings, so we’ll look for Matt to keep up the consistency as well.
3. Ty Majeski – Last Week’s Rank: 5th (+2)
Ty started off his week on a high note, sweeping the Legends and SK Mod double header on Monday night. And he looked like he was well on his way to maybe sweeping the entire week, but a little trouble with some lapped traffic hurt those chances and he would end up in the inside wall a couple of times. Ty has also been dominant in qualifying, picking up nine poles in just ten races. We expect Ty to be battling for wins every race he’s in, and we’ll see how quick he can rebound from a couple of bad finishes.
2. Bill Martin – Last Week’s Rank: 1st (-1)
Bill’s reign at the top of the Power Rankings, dating back through the end of last season, is now over. But he still continues to run up front each race and is one of the top contenders for a win every time out. He picked up three top tens, two of them being top fives including a 2nd place finish in the SK Mod race. He did get caught up in a late race incident in the Street Stock race though that dropped him down to a 18th place finish. While dropping a spot in these rankings, we don’t expect him to slow down any and we should see him back in victory lane soon.
1. Cody Kelley – Last Week’s Rank: 2nd (+1)
Cody has been fast ever since joining the league, but he seems to have it all together so far this season. This past week he finished top five in each race, and walked away with victories in three of them. In addition to the three wins, he also holds the points lead in three different divisions, including the Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, and sits in a tie for the Street Stock lead. With that kind of a start to the season, we could very well see this performance continue on all season, which means the rest of the league could be in trouble. Look for Cody to keep things up, and continue to pick up victories as the season rolls on.
New This Week: James Linkiewicz
Dropped Out: Anthony Celentano, Robby Roy, Travis Warling