Just two weeks left in the season and the points battles are heating up, and the Power Rankings continue to shuffle around.. Take a look back at the Week 10 Power Rankings:
(Any results from Week 11 as of this post were not included in these Power Rankings.)
10. Joe Schaffer Jr. – Last Week: 10th (+0)
Joe continues to hang onto the number 10 spot this week. His week started off pretty good with a 4th place finish in the Street Stock race, and then he picked up the victory in the wild Pro Late Model race at Phoenix. With that he should have moved up in the Power Rankings, but then he was in an early wreck in the Super Late Model race which resulted in a 16th place finish. Joe has had a little bit of bad luck lately, but with his recent win, he could be poised to have a good run through the end of the season.
9. Tim Bills – Last Week: NR (+2)
Tim hasn’t been running a full schedule in any division this season, but he makes it up into the Power Rankings for the first time this season with some good runs as of late. In the past three weeks, he’s run in just four races, and has picked up three podium finishes and a 7th to go with it. This past week he ended up with a 3rd place finish in the Street Stock race at Langley. Although Tim isn’t contending for any points championships, he’s someone that we could see running pretty strong over the next two weeks.
8. Ryan Borges – Last Week: 9th (+1)
Ryan dropped in the Power Rankings last week, but gains a spot back after some good runs in Week 10. He started off with a 4th in the SK Modified race at Stafford, finished 7th in the Street Stock race, and then had probably the car to beat at Phoenix in the Super Late Models after leading 43 laps before being collected in a last lap wreck for the win. In addition to some good runs, Ryan has climbed to 3rd in the SK points standings, so look for him to keep running near the front as the season winds down.
7. David Krikorian – Last Week: 4th (-3)
David drops down some spots this week, but it’s mainly due to his two wins from Week 7 no longer being counted in this week’s rankings. He started off his week with a disappointing 22nd place in the Pro Late Model race, but then he rebounded and replaced one of the wins he lost with another Super Late Model win at Martinsville. And with the win, he closed the gap down to just 3 points in the SLM standings from the points lead, so look for some strong runs as he contends for the SLM title.
6. Ty Majeski – Last Week: 7th (+1)
Ty moves up to number 6 this week in the rankings. Once again he picked up another victory in the SK Modified race at Stafford, his 6th of the season. But then in the Pro Late Model race at Phoenix, he got into some trouble which resulted in him being scored with a 26th place finish. But with three straight victories in the SK division, he’s making a charge in the points despite missing three races on the season. Ty should continue his winning ways throughout the final two weeks.
5. Casey Kelley – Last Week: 3rd (-2)
Casey drops down a couple spots this week with a pair of bad finishes in Week 10. His week started off with a runner-up finish in the Street Stocks, as he leads the standings by 22 points in that division. But then in the Pro Late Model race he ended up 21st, and 19th in the Super Late Model race. Those two finishes outside the top ten were his first all season long, but he continues to do well in the Street Stocks and looks to be in good shape for a title at the end of the season.
4. James Linkiewicz – Last Week: 1st (-3)
James has been hot as of late which put him at the top of the rankings last week, but he drops a few spots this week after some subpar finishes in Week 10. His week started off with a top five finish in the Street Stocks. But then a late wreck in the Pro Late Model race dropped him back to 18th, and a wreck in the Super Late Model race ended with a 21st place finish. James had a streak of five straight top five finishes before his two crashes, but we expect him to keep running near the front.
3. Kevin J Myers – Last Week: NR (+7)
Kevin wasn’t really even on our radar for the Power Rankings last week, due to a couple finishes in Week 7 that kept him from moving up. But with Week 7 off of the Power Rankings this week, he replaced them with a couple solid finishes and quickly jumps up to number 3 this week. In his past five races over the past three weeks, Kevin had four straight podium finishes, which included his Street Stock victory in Week 10 at Langely, as finished the week with an 8th in the Super Late Models. Look for Kevin to finish off the season strong, as he’s moved himself up into contention for the SS title.
2. Ty Spearman – Last Week: 5th (+3)
Ty has been pretty hot as of late also and continues to contend for wins each race, which moves him up to number 2 this week. In his past eight races over the last three weeks, Ty his picked up six podium finishes, which included a 3rd at Stafford in the SK Modified race last week, as well as a runner-up finish in the Super Late Model race at Martinsville. And in his other race last week, he came out of turn four running for 2nd in the Pro Late Model race before a wild finish dropped him back to 8th. Ty leads the PLM points standings, and will be in contention for wins throughout the rest of the season as he looks for his first SARA title.
1. Cody Kelley – Last Week: 2nd (+1)
Cody moves back up to number 1 this week with some more strong runs in Week 10. He did miss the SK Modified race, but still hangs onto the points lead heading into the final two weeks. But he ran both the Pro Late Model race and the Super Late Model race, and ended up with podium finishes in both with 2nd and 3rd place finishes respectively. In his last six races over the past three weeks, Cody’s picked up five finishes inside the top six, and one of those was a win back in Week 8. Cody sits just three points ahead in the SLM standings, and has a decent lead in the SK standings, and should be in good shape to pick up at least one if not both championships this season.
New This Week: Kevin J Myers, Tim Bills
Dropped Out: Matt Rolfe, Windell Stratton
Just Outside, Looking In: Matt Rolfe, Windell Stratton, Patrick Hahe, Justin Brooks, Darrell Hamlin
*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.