Now that the first week of the season is in the books, we thought it would be a great time to release the Series’ inaugural Power Rankings. These Power Rankings will highlight the league’s top talents and rising starts. Now, let’s get to the list!
10. Rhett Tucker
Tucker battled hard in both races and ran near the front in Michigan. A crash on the final lap of Race 1 pushes him down the standings, but continued speed will lead to good finishes throughout the season.
9. Joseph Plauger
Joseph ran in the Top 10 for the better part of both races and managed to score a Top 5 finish in Race 1 last week. He will be looking to continue this pace at Talladega.
8. Bradley Rivers
Bradley had a consistent night of racing with a pair of Top 10s in the opening week. Keeping the streak going into week 2 will lead to more success.
7. Clinton Snead
Snead conserved his tire change until late in Race 1 and was able to drive from 6th to 3rd in the closing laps. He made little ground in Race 2 and will need to find some speed as the season progresses
6. Toby Ridders
Toby ran into issues early in Race 1 by taking a spin through the infield but rallied to a 6th place finish. He backed that up with a Top 5 in Race 2 to finish up a solid night in Michigan.
5. Jonathan Tuckness
Jonathan had a solid run in Race 1 and came up just one spot short of the win. He had trouble getting back through the field after the Race 2 invert but still manages a Top 5 Power Ranking.
4. Ryan Blume
Blume was able to run near the front of both races in Michigan and capped the night off with a podium finish. Continued efforts at this level will undoubtedly lead to victory lane sooner rather than later.
3. Gabriel Ellison
Gabe was caught up in an incident during the first race, but rebounded to take the win in Race 2. Staying out of trouble will be key to his success this season.
2. Nicholas Gowin
Gowin picked up the first win of the season, and he was able to rebound from the Race 2 invert to finish 7th in a caution-free race. This speed will certainly lead to more wins throughout the season.
1. Michael Sturgill
Sturgill opened the season at Michigan with a pair of Top 5s and a strong 2nd place run in Race #2. This performance coupled with a pair of runner-up finishes in the last pre-season races put him solidly at the top of the Power Rankings.