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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams® USMTS/USRA Power Rankings
By: Sam Stoecklin
Johnny Scott continued to steamroll his competition last weekend on the USMTS tour grabbing two out of three victories and extending his USMTS point's lead. As a result, every voter this week placed 'J' Scott at number one where he spends an overall ninth week at the top and fifth week leading the way this season on the USMTS/USRA FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams and first time back at the top since early July.
 
Johnny captured his ninth and tenth victories of the season last weekend  at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota. 'J' Scott's latest victories took him to the 40 mark on the all-time winner's list where he sits in eighth just two wins behind Tommy Myer.
 
Last week's number one, Stormy Scott slips to the number two position this week where he was solidly ranked by most voters behind his brother this week. 'S' Scott secured three top-ten finishes with one top-five run on the weekend swing. Rodney Sanders holds steady at number three again this week as he also added to his top-five finishes throughout the USMTS weekend.  
 
Lucas Schott experienced a surge throughout his weekend with strong finishes all three days. In fact, Schott was twice runner-up at Ogilvie and Mason City, he was fourth at I-94 to start his strong weekend. As a result, Schott returns to the top five for the first time in three weeks moving from number six last week to this week's number four position.
 
Rounding out the top five again this week is USRA National Point's Leader, Darron Fuqua. In his lone appearance in the results last week he finished third at Lakeside. Speaking of Lakeside, Fuqua will have a chance at his first-ever USMTS win when the USMTS tour rolls in on Friday for the $10,000-to-win Third-Annual Grant Junghans Memorial.
 
Zack VanderBeek is sixth this week on the heels of a quiet weekend while Terry Phillips is this week's Prime Mover after posting his first win of the season at Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday night. It was Phillips' 25th career USMTS bell ringer. As a result of his solid weekend runs, Phillips moves up from number 12 last week to number seven this week. Jake Oneal slips to number eight this week after posting a single top-five finish while C.A. Nix added his name to the Lawton Speedway winner's list on Saturday and moves up from 11 to nine this week. Dereck Ramirez rounds out the top ten this week after tallying a single top-five over last weekend's USMTS action at Mason City.
 
Tyler Wolff captured another Salina Highbanks Speedway win and top-five run at Lakeside last week and moves from 13 to 11 this week while behind him is a flurry of drivers who re-enter top 20. Leading the way is now five-time Springfield winner Ryan Gilmore who flies back in at number 14. Jake Gallardo was also a winner last weekend after taking his second Southern New Mexico Speedway victory and re-enters at number 15 this week. Also joining the re-entry list this week are number 18 Tanner Mullens, winner at Humboldt Speedway, number 19 Ryan Middaugh, Lake Ozark Speedway winner and number 20, Josh Angst, who flew the checkers at Chateau Speedway on Friday.
 
Slipping out of the top 20 this week are Dustin Sorensen, R.C. Whitwell, Lance Town, Brad Waits, and Kenny Gaddis. Drivers missing the top 20 but earning recognition from our voters this week include Tri-State winner Trevor Latham, Dustin Sorensen, Terry Schultz, RC Whitwell, Royal Jones, Brad Waits, Bumper Jones, Jason Hughes, Lakeside Speedway winner Kerry Davis, Chad Lyle, Cory Crapser, Lance Town, Carlos Ahumada Jr., CMS winner Kevin Blackburn, Deer Creek winner Nate Wasmund, Dan Ebert, Fito Gallardo, and Mitch Keeter.  
 
This weekend, USMTS touring drivers begin a three-race swing at I-35 Speedway in Winston, Missouri on Thursday before moving to Lakeside Speedway on Friday for the Third-Annual $10,000-to-win Grant Junghans Memorial. The USMTS weekend concludes as the tour dips to the south one final time during the regular season to Salina Highbanks Speedway. The TOMS series will head to Devil's Bowl Speedway while USRA racing continues with continual points-chasing opportunities throughout our coverage area.
 
The USMTS/USRA FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams will return again next Wednesday morning as we reveal and all-new top 20. Until then, we already have the most extensive library of on-demand Modified event videos and will add even more this weekend when RacinDirt.com presents live coverage of the I-35 and Lakeside events. Point your browser to www.racindirt.com and look for the live event banner for pay-per-view ordering information.
 
As always, if you missed any results for the week, catch yourself up via our exclusive results recap, Invert the Dirt. To catch up with USMTS tour action, be sure to read the Inside Dirt segment by USMTS tour announcer Chris Steppan.
 
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
12Johnny Scott
Nails down two more USMTS victories to extend his lead in the standings, now has 10 victories in his most successful touring season on record.
21Stormy Scott
Not in the win column this week but still strong with finishes of 6th, 3rd, and 7th. Five wins and 16 Top-5's this year.
33Rodney Sanders
Takes a pair of top-five finishes on the weekend to stay within reach.
46Lucas Schott
Right back in the groove with a pair of runner-up finishes for the weekend swing plus another top five, his 16th on the year.
55Darron Fuqua
Third at Lakeside in his lone appearance of the weekend. With USMTS in his backyard next week, he will look to notch his first touring victory on home turf.
64Zack VanderBeek
A tick off to start the weekend but notches a top five to end the three-day USMTS stretch with a fourth-place run at Mason City, where he led early.
712Terry Phillips
Starts out the weekend with finishes of 7th and 5th and then secures his first USMTS victory of the season with the W at Mason City.
87Jake O'Neil
Secures a top-five run at Ogilvie on Saturday but otherwise struggled to 14th and 18th-place finishes.
911C.A. Nix
Added his name to the Lawton Speedway winner's list over the weekend, his 8th of the season.
108Dereck Ramirez
Three more top-ten touring finishes capped with a fifth-place Mason City run.
1113Tyler Wolff
Second on Friday at Lakeside and then gets the win at Salina Highbanks Saturday.
129Clyde Dunn Jr.
7 USRA wins ranked 5th with 17 Top-5s but all quiet last weekend.
1310Wendall Bolden
Wet in Texas over the weekend. He has 6 USRA wins with 20 Top-5's.
14NewRyan Gillmore
Fifth USRA win at Springfield 12 Top-5s Ranked 9th with USRA
15NewJake Gallardo
Secures second win of the season at Southern New Mexico Speedway as he starts to get into his normal late season push.
1614Jake Timm
Records a USMTS top-ten at Fergus Falls on Thursday.
1717Ryan Gustin
Ninth at Fergus Falls
18NewTanner Mullens
Captures his fourth Humboldt win of the season on Friday.
19NewRyan Middaugh
9th USRA win at Lake Ozarks
20NewJosh Angst
Takes his first win of the year at Chateau, third overall, plus a third at Deer Creek.
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