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Top 25 National Sprint Car Poll – Week 13

The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney is back atop the ASCoC points standings

Dale Blaney, who advances five spots to No. 4 in our poll, had arguably the strongest weekend of any driver this past week as the All Star Circuit of Champions made their trek through Central Pennsylvania and New York. Against stout competition each night, the Low Rider reeled off a 1st, 4th and 6th place finish before recording a DNF to cap off the trip. After struggling the majority of the summer, Blaney’s efforts this past weekend allowed him to overtake Chad Kemenah as the series point leader as we head into the dog days of the season.

Four drivers slid into the rankings this week, but it was Bill Balog who makes his debut in the Top 25 for the first time this year. Balog’s recent accomplishments include a weekend sweep against IRA Sprint competition at Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway. He now sits in a tie with PA Posse driver Brian Montieth for No. 24 in the overall rundown.

Joining Balog as drivers sliding into the poll from outside are Danny Dietrich (19), Logan Schuchart (23), and Brian Montieth (24).

Dropping from the rankings this week to make room for the newcomers are Kyle Larson, Tim Kaeding, Terry McCarl, and Brian Brown.

Our panel of voting members for Week 13 included the following:
Anthony Corini, Blake Anderson, Brian Liskai, Bobby Gerould, Kyle Symons, Mike Leone, Mike Mallett, Shawn Miller, Tony Bokhoven and Tyler Beichner.

1. Donny Schatz, 200 points (8)
Recent Results: Picks up second straight win following Knoxville at the tour’s first stop at Angell Park.
Previous Ranking: 1st (NC)

2. Daryn Pittman, 185 points
Recent Results: After leading for much of the race, settled for 2nd behind Schatz.
Previous Ranking: 2nd (NC)

3. David Gravel, 182 points
Recent Results: Records another Top 5 with his 4th place run at Angell Park.
Previous Ranking: 5th (+2)

4. Dale Blaney, 152 points
Recent Results: Retakes command of the ASCoC point lead after a successful trip through Pennsylvania.
Previous Ranking: 9th (+5)

5. Shane Stewart, 150 points
Recent Results: Just misses out on a Top 5 run at Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin.
Previous Ranking: 3rd (-2)

6. Greg Hodnett, 142 points
Recent Results: Notched a 5th place at Williams Grove with the ASCoC before winning last night at New Egypt.
Previous Ranking: 5th (-1)

7. Brad Sweet, 139 points
Recent Results: Finds himself with another podium finish after running 3rd at Angell Park.
Previous Ranking: 10th (+3)

8. Rico Abreu, 137 points
Recent Results: Claimed the $50,000 Rock n’ Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Speedway.
Previous Ranking: 12th (+4)

9. Jason Johnson, 131 points
Recent Results: Notched a solid 7th at Angell Park in World of Outlaws action.
Previous Ranking: 6th (-3)

10. Chad Kemenah, 98 points
Recent Results: Struggles through the ASCoC’s Central PA swing before a podium run at Lebanon Valley.
Previous Ranking: 7th (-3)

11. Danny Lasoski, 85 points
Recent Results: Took the week off from ‘410’ competition to compete with the ASCS 360 sprint car series.
Previous Ranking: 11th (NC)

11. Joey Saldana, 85 points
Recent Results: Still searching for speed, he finished a respectable 8th at Angell Park.
Previous Ranking: 16th (+5)

13. Kerry Madsen, 83 points
Recent Results: Took the weekend off to shop for a new ride in the States.
Previous Ranking: 8th (-5)

13. Lance Dewease, 83 points
Recent Results: Lost the lead on the final lap of Williams Grove’s All Star Sprint show.
Previous Ranking: 21st (+8)

15. Craig Dollansky, 75 points
Recent Results: Won the $10,000 preliminary night at Badlands before finishing 3rd in the finale.
Previous Ranking: 20th (+5)

16. Ian Madsen, 67 points
Recent Results: Wound up 4th in the final rundown on preliminary night of the Gold Cup at Badlands.
Previous Ranking: 15th (-1)

17. Sammy Swindell, 63 points
Recent Results: Ran 2nd at Grandview and 1st at Lebanon Valley with the ASCoC #StillWinning
Previous Ranking: 18th (+1)

18. Mark Dobmeier, 59 points
Recent Results: The overwhelming Gold Cup favorite nabbed a pair of Top 5’s over the weekend at Badlands.
Previous Ranking: 25th (+7)

19. Danny Dietrich, 55 points
Recent Results: Won Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway for his 7th career All Star win.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

19. Stevie Smith, 55 points
Recent Results: Finished in the Top 10 in all three of his ASCoC starts, including a podium run at Grandview.
Previous Ranking: 24th (+5)

21. Sheldon Haudenschild, 52 points
Recent Results: Cracked the Top 5 just once during the All Star’s four-race weekend across PA/NY.
Previous Ranking: 16th (-5)

22. Jamie Veal, 51 points
Recent Results:
Previous Ranking: 13th (-9)

23. Logan Schuchart, 39 points
Recent Results: Charged forward for a 5th place finish at Angell Park.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

24. Bill Balog, 30 points
Recent Results: Swept the IRA Sprints doubleheader over the weekend at Wilmot Raceway.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

24. Brian Monteith, 30 points
Recent Results: Beat the All Stars at Williams Grove off of a last-lap pass of Lance Dewease.
Previous Ranking: Not Ranked

Dropped Out of Rankings
Kyle Larson (14), Tim Kaeding (19), Terry McCarl (22), Brian Brown (23)

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