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.
10. David Krikorian
David comes in at #10 in the Rankings with the help of a victory in one of the Super Late Model double feature races at Milwaukee. He also finished 3rd in the other double feature that night, but in his two other SLM races over the past three weeks, both finishes were outside the top 20. David also led 56 laps in the Pro Late Model portion of the Fall Brawl before falling back to a 9th place finish.
9. Derek Holzhausen
Derek picked up a win in Week 1 of the season in the Super Late Model division, but since then has had some back luck resulting in some finishes outside the top ten. But over the past three weeks of the regular season, he does have a pair of top five finishes with a 5th at Irwindale and came up just short at Oxford with a 2nd place finish. With just three weeks left of the season, Derek sits 2nd in SLM points and is still in contention.
8. Trevor Edwards
After Trevor was handed a win earlier in the season in the SK Modified division, he has yet to return to victory lane, but his speed has continued to put him near the front. Over the past three weeks of the regular season, he picked up 12 top tens and 8 top fives. Then in the Fall Brawl he put together a pair of 3rd place finishes in the K&N and SLM features and an 8th in the PLM race. Despite these impressive numbers, the only thing keeping him from being higher on this list is a victory.
7. Dale Owen
Over the past three weeks of the regular season, Dale has 11 starts and just two of those have resulted in finishes outside the top ten, while the rest of the finishes have been good enough to result in an average finish of 8.09. Dale finally returned to victory lane in the second half of the SK Modified double features at Lanier as he held off multiple charges from other drivers to take the victory.
6. Ty Spearman
Ty has had a very up-and-down season this Fall, finding victory lane a few times but also having a number of subpar finishes as well. Over the past three weeks of the regular season, in addition to the Fall Brawl, Ty has 14 starts but just 7 top tens and 5 top fives. The one thing launching him up into the #6 slot of these rankings are his two victories however, one coming in a late race pass at Thompson in the Pro Late Models and a dominating win in the Super Late Model race at Oxford.
5. Joe Schaffer
Most of Joe’s success this season has come in the Super Late Model division, with no finishes outside of the top five over the past there weeks including a 5th in the Fall Brawl. One of those SLM finishes includes a victory at Irwindale a few weeks back, and he also picked up a win in one of the SK Modified twin races at Lanier. Joe sits in prime position to pick up at least one more SARA title, if not two in the Super Late Models and SK Modifieds, if he can continue to show consistency up front.
4. Matt Rolfe
Matt comes in a #4 in these rankings, with the help of the second-best average finish in the league over the past three weeks with an average finish of 6.53. In his 15 starts, Matt has just three finishes outside of the top ten, and seven of those finishes are top fives and also all on the podium. He picked up a win in one of the double features at Oxford in the Street Stocks, and also picked up a win in the Pro Late Model division at Martinsville.
3. Bill Martin
Prior to the Fall Brawl, Bill had 12 starts and 11 of those resulted in top ten finishes. During that span, 9 of those finishes were top fives and Bill also picked up a pair of victories, one coming at Southern National in the SK Modifieds a few weeks back and the second coming at Milwaukee in one of the Super Late Model double features. Although Bill’s Fall Brawl didn’t go very well, he’s hoping his regular season momentum will continue into the final weeks.
2. Cody Kelley
Cody only has a small handful of regular season starts over the past three weeks of the regular season, and a pair of starts in the Fall Brawl, but all of those races resulted in top five finishes which has earned him the best average finish per race in the league. He won the Pro Late Model feature at Phoenix, and then won the K&N portion of the Fall Brawl, and almost followed it up with another win but ended up 2nd in the PLM race in the Fall Brawl. Although his starts have been limited lately, Cody sits in the points lead in the PLM division with just three weeks remaining.
1. Tim Bills
Fresh off his win in the Super Late Model portion of the Fall Brawl, Tim will look to carry that momentum into the final three weeks of the season. In addition to his big win, Tim also leads all drivers over the past three weeks with 4 other victories as well, including three wins out of the last four Street Stock races and another win in the SK Modified division. After picking up the win in the biggest short track race of the year, Tim will look to close out the season with back-to-back titles in the Street Stock division.
Just outside, looking in: Ty Majeski, Darrell Hamlin, Ian Layne, Derek Robinson