|Lucas Wolfe was the biggest mover from the past weekend, advancing
10 spots to #13 in the rankings.
Coming as no surprise, Donny Schatz topped the polls once again after a fabulous weekend of racing at Knoxville Raceway. “Schatzville” has been good to Donny, and the trend continued this week as he nabbed a win and runner-up finish at the famed half-mile track. A dominant weekend for Greg Hodnett in Central PA saw him not only take two more wins on the season, but the No. 2 spot in our Top 25 rankings. World of Outlaws drivers Brad Sweet and David Gravel filled spot #3 and #4 while the All Star Circuit of Champions all-time wins leader Dale Blaney rounds out the Top 5.
Lucas Wolfe failed to pick up a win over the weekend, but his 2nd and 3rd place finishes at Lincoln and Selinsgrove were enough to bump him up 10 spots in the rankings. He now sits 13th, while Tim Kaeding’s $10,000 victory at Badlands moved him up eight spots where he now occupies 17th in the Top 25 Rankings.
Byron Reed (24) returns to the Top 25 Rankings, after winning at Attica and finishing 3rd at Fremont, following a one-week absence from the poll. Fellow Ohio driver Cole Duncan (25) made his debut into the Top 25 following his strong runs in the North/South Challenge at Attica, Fremont and Wayne County.
The two drivers who dropped out of the rankings from last week’s poll are Ian Madsen and Kyle Hirst.
Our panel of voting members for Week 3 included the following:
Blake Anderson, Brian Liskai, Bobby Gerould, Tony Bokhoven, Mike Leone, Kyle Symons, Anthony Corini and Tyler Beichner.
1. Donny Schatz, 175 points (7)
Recent Results: Up front all weekend long at Schatzville resulting in 1st & 2nd place finishes.
Previous Ranking: 1st (NC)
2. Greg Hodnett, 160 points
Recent Results: Continued dominance in Central PA with wins at Selinsgrove and Lincoln.
Previous Ranking: 4th (+2)
3. Brad Sweet, 158 points
Recent Results: Improves from an 18th place finish on Friday at Knoxville to grab 5th place in the finale.
Previous Ranking: 3rd (NC)
4. David Gravel, 156 points
Recent Results: Notched two Top 5 finishes at the Sprint Car Capital of the World by finishing 5th & 3rd respectively.
Previous Ranking: 5th (+1)
5. Dale Blaney, 139 points
Recent Results: Placed 4th at Attica on Friday before picking up his 131st career All Star win at Butler.
Previous Ranking: 9th (+4)
6. Danny Lasoski, 126 points
Recent Results: Turned in a respectable 8th against the WoO at Knoxville and then improved to the runner-up spot the following night.
Previous Ranking: 8th (+2)
7. Shane Stewart, 122 points
Recent Results: Recorded a pair of Top 10 finishes when the Greatest Show on Dirt occupied Knoxville Raceway.
Previous Ranking: 2nd (-5)
8. Brian Brown, 119 points
Recent Results: Piloted his #21 to a 3rd place finish on Friday at Knoxville before wrecking out of the Saturday finale.
Previous Ranking: 10th (+2)
9. Terry McCarl, 116 points
Recent Results: Picks up a WoO win at Knoxville on Friday before traveling to Badlands and finishing 3rd the next night.
Previous Ranking: 13th (+4)
10. Daryn Pittman, 114 points
Recent Results: A strong 7th place finish preceded his 14th place result to cap off his Knoxville weekend.
Previous Ranking: 6th (-4)
11. Chad Kemenah, 104 points
Recent Results: Recorded two podium finishes over the weekend. Finished 3rd at Attica and Butler under an ASCoC sanction.
Previous Ranking: 7th (-4)
12. Dusty Zomer, 76 points
Recent Results: Hangs on for 4th on Night 1 at Knoxville, but settles for 15th in the finale after getting caught up in a wreck.
Previous Ranking: 16th (+4)
13. Lucas Wolfe, 74 points
Recent Results: Finds speed at Selinsgrove and Lincoln where he finished 3rd & 2nd respectively.
Previous Ranking: 23rd (+10)
14. Joey Saldana, 67 points
Recent Results: Struggled all weekend long at Knoxville and could only muster 17th & 22nd place finishes.
Previous Ranking: 12th (-2)
15. Kerry Madsen, 66 points
Recent Results: Rebounds from a poor 23rd place outing opening night at Knoxville to finish 6th in the finale.
Previous Ranking: 14th (-1)
16. Craig Dollansky, 61 points
Recent Results: Strong 6th place finish on Night 1 at Knoxville, but a 10 car pileup dropped him to a 23rd place result on Saturday.
Previous Ranking: 11th (-5)
17. Tim Kaeding, 53 points
Recent Results: After a disappointing 15th at Knoxville on Friday, he heads to Badlands to pick up the $10,000 victory.
Previous Ranking: 25th (+8)
18. Mark Dobmeier, 51 points
Recent Results: Clicks off another win at River Cities on Friday before ending his weekend with a 5th at Badlands.
Previous Ranking: 19th (-1)
19. Brent Marks, 47 points
Recent Results: Finishes runner-up in a wild race at Selinsgrove before settling for 4th at Lincoln’s “Dirt Classic” qualifier.
Previous Ranking: 21st (+2)
20. Sheldon Haudenschild, 41 points
Recent Results: Had a strong 6th place finish at Attica before settling for a 14th place result with the All Stars at Butler.
Previous Ranking: 18th (-2)
21. Lance Dewease, 32 points
Recent Results: Dewease and co. took the weekend off once again.
Previous Ranking: 17th (-4)
22. Danny Dietrich, 30 points
Recent Results: Finishes 12th at Selinsgrove before concluding his weekend with a 6th place finish at Lincoln.
Previous Ranking: 15th (-7)
23. Jason Johnson, 29 points
Recent Results: Running well at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Jason Johnson had respectable finishes of 9th & 10th.
Previous Ranking: 20th (-3)
24. Byron Reed, 27 points
Recent Results: Moves into the rankings after another great weekend where he won at Attica and finished 3rd at Fremont.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
25. Cole Duncan
Recent Results: Battling in the North/South challenge in Ohio, Duncan finished 9th at Attica before notching runner-up finishes at Fremont and Millstream.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked
Dropped Out of Rankings
Ian Madsen (22), Kyle Hirst (24)