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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams® USMTS/USRA Power Rankings
By: Sam Stoecklin
Johnny Scott picked up win numbers six and seven on the year over the weekend in Northern USMTS action and holds firm atop this week's USMTS/USRA FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams for a fourth time this season! To say that 'J' Scott had a strong weekend is an understatement as the only time he wasn't in the winner's circle he was runner-up to the only other weekend winner on the USMTS Tour. 
 
Johnny rolled to victories at Nobles County Speedway and Devlis Lake Speedway and in between those runs, advanced from 17th on the grid at Brown County Speedway in South Dakota, where he was runner-up to Zack VanderBeek. Rodney Sanders had somewhat of a quiet weekend for his three-race USMTS swing with a pair of sixth-place finishes along the way for his best of the weekend and holds at number two this week.
 
Sitting in third position again this week is former number one Jake O'Neil who finished the weekend with a fourth-place run as his best of the USMTS northern swing. VanderBeek moves back into fourth-place after recording his fourth USMTS win of the year in South Dakota.
 
Darron Fuqua slips to fifth this weekend but not for lack of effort, the current USRA point's leader earned his 13th win of the season by taking his fourth win at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, then finished runner-up at Central Missouri Speedway in the $5,000-to-win BBQ Bowl, where he ran out of laps on Saturday.
 
Tyler Wolff returns to the top ten this week after picking up the victory to kick off last weekend's events at Tri-State Speedway, he later added a top-ten run on Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday. Bumper Jones re-enters the top 20 this week after notching a $4,000-to-win victory in New Mexico on Saturday while Troy Taylor also returns to the top 20 after a runner-up finish on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
 
Idle competitors Ryan Gilmore and Dustin Sorensen fall out of the top 20 this week as our voting staff recognized 31 different drivers for their weekend results, down one from last week's 32. The list of drivers earning voting recognition but missing out on the top 20 includes Sorensen, Gilmore Wesley Veal, Southern New Mexico Speedway runner-up Jake Gallardo, Jacob Bleess, Josh Angst, Chris Clark, Jason Hughes, R.C. Whitwell, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Royal Jones.
 
USMTS competitors have the weekend off before returning the following week for action across Iowa and into Nebraska for the Silver Dollar Nationals. TOMS drivers return to action this weekend at Southern New Mexico Speedway while several USRA tracks hold Independence Day special events throughout the week and weekend.
 
Be sure to check out RacinDirt.com's extensive on-demand video library of Modified action and if you missed any results for the week, be sure to catch yourself via our exclusive results recap, Invert the Dirt. To catch up with USTMS tour action, be sure to read the Inside Dirt segment by USMTS tour announcer Chris Steppan.
 
The USMTS/USRA FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams will take next week off but we will return with an all-new top 20 the following week on Wednesday, July 18th with double the results for our voting staff to sort through. 
 
Each week, RacinDirt.com's racing insiders rank drivers based on United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), United States Racing Association (USRA), and similar car-type results to compile their lists. Voter opinions do not reflect the thoughts as a whole of RacinDirt.com. Send voting inquiries to RacinDirt.com staff member Sam Stoecklin at samonthemic@hotmail.com.
RankPriorDriver Name
11Johnny Scott
Adds two additional USMTS victories and places second in between the two victories to complete a highly successful weekend.
22Rodney Sanders
An okay weekend with two USMTS sixth-place finishes.
33Jake O'Neil
Fourth on the opening swing of the three-day USMTS northern swing was his best of the weekend.
45Zack VanderBeek
Picks up 46th career USMTS win after taking checkers at Brown County Speedway in South Dakota, his fourth win of the season.
54Darron Fuqua
Captures fourth Lakeside win of the year on Friday then goes runner-up to Lyle at the CMS BBQ Bowl on Saturday.
67Stormy Scott
Runner-up to Brother Johnny at Devils Lake Speedway to wrap up his weekend with three top-ten finishes.
78Lucas Schott
Musters one top-ten over the three-day USMTS swing up north, an 8th at Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday.
86Dereck Ramirez
Seventh on the final night of the USMTS northern adventure was his highest of the weekend at Devils Lake Speedway in North Dakota.
99Wendall Bolden
Picks up a podium finish at Devil's Bowl Speedway.
1011Tyler Wolff
Picks up a Tri-State Speedway to start the weekend and then finishes up 6th at Salina Highbanks on Saturday.
1110Clyde Dunn, Jr.
Twelfth at Devil's Bowl ended his streak of 1-2 finishes in the Lone Star state.
1213Ryan Middaugh
Picked up win number seven on the year by capturing 6th Lake Ozark win.
1312Terry Phillips
Picks up two USMTS top-five finishes including a season strong 2nd at Nobles County.
1414Cade Dillard
Spent the weekend in the Late Model at the Highbanks.
1516C.A. Nix
One top five for the weekend, a fourth at Southern Oklahoma Speedway.
16NewBumper Jones
Advances from 8th on the grid to capture Southern New Mexico Speedway victory, his second of the year.
1715Ryan Gustin
Records two top-five's and three top-ten's for the USMTS weekend, including a hard-charger award for a solid three-night swing.
1817Terry Schultz
Led the CMS BBQ Bowl early, then faded to 5th in the waning laps.
19NewTroy Taylor
Second at Devil's Bowl Speedway on Saturday.
2018Brad Waits
Idle weekend after the Deer Creek rainout.
Each week, RacinDirt insiders rank their top 20 drivers based on United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), United States Racing Association (USRA) results, and USRA-type modified results and competition. The opinions of our voters, are just that, opinions, and do not reflect the thoughts as a whole of RacinDirt.com or its staff. Would you like to be an USMTS/USRA Power Rankings voter? Email samonthemic@hotmail.com for more information.
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