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Bobby Clark Takes Top 305 Power Ranking

12/16/2015
Bobby Clark Takes Top 305 Power Ranking

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 85

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 15, 2015) – In the annual battle for the top spot in 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park between Ohio and North Texas, Bobby Clark finally turned the tables in the Buckeye direction by capturing this year’s number one ranking.

Clark edged Texas shoe Chad Wilson by a meager five-point margin for the top spot.

After finishing eighth in the 2014 edition of the 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Fremont’s Clark racked up ten feature wins en route to this year’s Fremont Speedway track title as well as the FAST championship.

Fifth and fourth the previous two years, North Richland Hills’ Wilson missed out on the number one ranking by just a hair. Wilson compiled 11 feature wins en route to topping IMCA National points.

Another pair of Ohio drivers were next in the final rundown with Steve Rando and Mid-Season leader Jordan Ryan in fifth. Colorado’s Jake Bubak put together a strong second half of the season to round out the top five.

Texas was back in the mix with Marcus Thomas sixth in the final rankings with Ohio adding a fourth top-ten ranking with John Ivy in seventh for the third year in a row. After topping the 305 Power Rankings over each of the two previous years, Texas shoe Jeb Sessums was eighth.

Liberal, KS, native Jason Martin, now residing in Nebraska, was ninth with Pennsylvania’s Tyler Reeser filling out the final top ten. Eleventh-ranked John Carney II topped the 305 win charts with 16 triumphs.

Wilson, Ryan, Ivy and Sessums are the only four drivers that have ranked among the top ten over each of the past three years.

Clark topped a total of 641 drivers that earned points in the 560 events that awarded points toward this year’s 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park.

The state-of-the-art Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas is the presenting sponsor of the 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings. Dodge City Raceway Park hosts a variety of racing events over the course of each year including NSL, NCRA, URSS, USAC Southwest, POWRi Midgets and regular card of DCRP 305 Sprint Cars. Check www.dodgecityraceway.com for the full schedule and more information.

The 305 Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Infinity Shocks Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s and www.midgetmadness.com Midgets. Final standings for those divisions will be released in the coming days at www.sprintcarmania.com.

Official Sprint Car Power Rankings apparel featuring the top five in each division is available for purchase at http://thg-media.myshopify.com/collections/apparel.

A look at this year’s Top 100 in 305 Sprint Car Power Rankings presented by Dodge City Raceway Park is as follows:

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Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

2014 Rank

2013 Rank

1 Bobby Clark Fremont, OH 10 460 8 42
2 Chad Wilson N. Richland Hills, TX 11 455 4 5
3 Steve Rando Lindsey, OH 5 345 12 93
4 Jordan Ryan Castalia, OH 4 338 2 6
5 Jake Bubak Arvada, CO 7 330 9 13
6 Marcus Thomas Corsicana, TX 5 321 33 NR
7 John Ivy Fremont, OH 5 318 7 7
8 Jeb Sessums Joshua, TX 8 304 1 1
9 Jason Martin Liberal, KS 9 302 16 73
10 Tyler Reeser Orwigsburg, PA 10 298 157 159
11 John Carney II El Paso, TX 16 296 85 28
12 Mike Haggenbottom Levittown, PA 7 280 15 18
13 Trevor Grossenbacher Holland, NE 6 280 NR NR
14 Zach Blurton Great Bend, KS 3 280 45 130
15 Paul Weaver Fremont, OH 3 272 20 9
16 Jamie Miller Vandalia, OH 3 270 322 224
17 Scott Goodrich Middletown, NY 9 268 51 40
18 Luke Cranston Ness City, KS 3 263 37 17
19 Zach Newlin Millerstown, PA 1 249 82 217
20 Adam Gullion Lincoln, NE 1 246 21 375
21 Logan Scherb Paradise, TX 4 230 127 147
22 Kyle Capodice Sandusky, OH 0 218 174 NR
23 George Hobaugh, Jr. Chicora, PA 9 210 25 NR
24 Alvin Roepke Elmore, OH 0 204 53 22
25 Zac Taylor Green River, WY 4 203 52 33
26 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 5 199 3 258
27 David Brown, Jr. Aston, PA 4 198 74 70
28 Tyler Drueke Eagle, NE 2 193 NR NR
29 Adam Carberry Bensalem, PA 2 192 40 98
30 Seth Schneider Fremont, OH 0 191 91 137
31 Terry Richards David City, NE 1 183 57 49
32 Tim Tanner, Jr. Ivyland, PA 2 181 55 74
33 Ken Duke Selinsgrove, PA 2 177 69 NR
34 Jeff Day Greenville, TX 11 176 28 135
35 Drew Ritchey Everett, PA 2 174 NR NR
36 Ricky Peterson Rawson, OH 0 170 106 324
37 Josh Pieniazek Schenectady, NY 2 169 47 62
38 Mike Kiser Cooperstown, NY 1 165 43 155
39 Brian Herbert Dodge City, KS 1 160 59 38
40 Cody Bova Struthers, OH 6 159 29 NR
41 Kyle Smith S. Egremont, MA 0 158 217 480
42 Clint Benson Papillion, NE 5 156 18 51
43 Eddie Wagner Franklinville, NJ 2 156 134 112
44 Josh Hawkins Whitehouse, TX 2 156 128 131
45 Joey Danley Lincoln, NE 0 153 54 NR
46 Brian Krummel Middletown, NY 2 149 NR NR
47 Chase Brewer Watauga, TX 2 148 17 25
48 Shayle Bade Lincoln, NE 1 143 67 99
49 Chad Miller Albany, NY 1 142 NR NR
50 Doug Lovegrove Waverly, NE 0 142 24 66
51 Nathan Gramley Lewistown, PA 2 140 103 97
52 Lorne Wofford Alamogordo, NM 4 139 112 10
53 T.J. Michael Fremont, OH 3 136 42 56
54 Jerry Hammock Ennis, TX 3 136 196 380
55 Jeff Miller Dillsburg, PA 4 134 72 164
56 Michelle Melton Flower Mound, TX 1 133 125 203
57 Darryl Ruggles Canandaigua,NY 7 130 38 23
58 Scott Ellerman Landisburg, PA 0 130 126 67
59 John Ricketts Burleson, TX 3 129 6 2
60 Martin Edwards Mesquite, TX 9 128 31 34
61 Shon Pointer Grand Island, NE 1 128 194 NR
62 Dustin Stroup Fremont, OH 3 127 362 239
63 Wes Wofford Alamogordo, NM 6 126 98 83
64 C.J. Johnson Quinter, KS 1 126 381 122
65 Jed Werner Codell, KS 1 123 185 NR
66 Dustin Gates Haughton, LA 3 122 186 NR
67 Patrick Stasa Kingman, KS 2 122 93 NR
68 Koby Walters Liberal, KS 1 120 141 197
69 Eddie Gallagher Olive Branch, MS 6 119 68 54
70 Justin Fifield Mesquite, TX 0 119 22 29
71 Toby Chapman Lincoln, NE 2 118 105 NR
72 Jason Danley Lincoln, NE 0 118 NR NR
73 Bill Jones, Jr. Irvona, PA 1 116 370 NR
74 Jason Howell Azle, TX 3 115 139 16
75 Tyler Russell Abbott, TX 2 114 104 NR
76 Thomas Radivoy Otisville, NY 0 114 561 NR
77 Ryan Stillwaggon Burlington, NJ 2 113 145 207
78 Stacey Alexander Lacona, IA 0 113 102 196
79 Darren Miller Mount Joy, PA 2 111 NR NR
80 Robert Vetter Wolfe City, TX 2 110 49 27
81 Trey Jacobs Wooster, OH 0 110 192 NR
82 Darin Gallagher Butler, PA 3 109 NR NR
83 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 2 109 23 65
84 George White Ft. Worth, TX 2 109 19 193
85 Steven Richardson Liberal, KS 1 109 46 78
86 Dalton Herrick McDonough, NY 0 108 131 361
87 Dustin Woods Forney, TX 1 107 100 47
88 Brad Bowden Hernando, MS 5 106 30 91
89 Brett Jaycox Oak Hill, NY 0 105 150 284
90 Mike Boston Crete, NE 2 104 90 12
91 Devin Kline Knoxville, IA 5 103 181 NR
92 Rick Stief Garnett Valley, PA 0 103 146 31
93 Nick Haygood Denver, CO 3 100 221 NR
94 Tommy Carberry Hopewell, NJ 0 99 170 210
95 Joe Kata Florida, NY 0 99 83 110
96 Raven Culp Mesquite, TX 2 98 14 15
97 Justin Melton Flower Mound, TX 1 98 32 11
98 Greg Dobrosky Shelocta, PA 2 97 149 153
99 Christian Rumsey Middletown, NY 0 97 NR NR
100 Tucker Doughty Rockwall, TX 1 94 231 NR

Features Completed: 560 (470 in 2014 and 407 in 2013)

Number of Different Winners: 240 (202 in 2014 and 182 in 2013)

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 641 (599 in 2014 and 532 in 2013)

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2015 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions or advertising inquiries regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.sprintcarmania.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.