Thursday, November 1, 2018
The FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams® USMTS/USRA Power Rankings
By: Sam Stoecklin
Johnny Scott's dream season is the rest of the competition's Halloween Nightmare as he returns to the top of this week's USMTS/USRA FAST® Power Rankings Presented by COMP Cams. J Scott's return to the top is his 15th week overall to lead the way and 11th week in 2018. Scott most recently continued his strong season with a huge $10,000 payday at the just completed Southern New Mexico Speedway Fall Nationals. 
Rodney Sanders moves into the number two position on the latest top 20 after posting five top three finishes over the course of the USRA Nationals and Southern New Mexico Speedway Fall Nationals. Slipping to number three on this edition is Mister USRA for 2018 and former number one Darron Fuqua. Although Fuqua didn't pick up a victory in the USRA Nationals he still posted two strong top-three finishes to continue his outstanding season. 
Vaulting up the rankings from number 19 in the last edition all the way up to number four just in time for Halloween is 'The Reaper' Ryan Gustin. Gustin is five for five in wins in his last five outings and has a strong boost of momentum going into this weekend's USMTS Texas action and is easily this week's Prime Mover. Gustin's victories came as a sweep of the USRA Nationals at I-35 Speedway and Fall Futurity events at Hamilton County Speedway. Stormy Scott rounds out the top five on this edition coming off a top five finish in the Fall Nationals in New Mexico. 
The rest of the top ten consists of Southern New Mexico Speedway Fall Nationals night one winner Jake O'Neil at number six, night two Fall Nationals winner Zack VanderBeek at seven, recent Southern Oklahoma Speedway winner C.A. Nix at eight, Terry Phillips nine and, Dereck Ramirez at ten.
Tanner Mullens fired off another NCRA Modified victory recently at 81 Speedway and finished second in the Tri-State Speedway annual Spooker event and returns to top 20 this edition blasting in at number 13. Other returnees include Spooker winner Jason Hughes at 18, Southern Oklahoma Speedway TOMS winner Kenny Gaddis at 19 and Jake Timm at 20, coming off of three top-ten finishes at the USRA Nationals. 
There were 36 drivers who received votes on this latest edition, the same as the previous edition. Slipping out of the top 20 this edition are R.C. Whitwell, Brad Waits, Mickey Burrell, and Jake Gallardo. Those drivers earning votes this week but falling shy of the top 20 were Fall Nationals participant Scott Bloomquist, R.C. Whitwell, Cade Dillard, Bo Day, Brad Waits, Troy Taylor, Carlos Ahumada Jr., Jake Gallardo, Philip Houston, Logan Robertson, Wendall Bolden, Cory Crapser, Ryan Gilmore, Jacob Bleess, Mickey Burrell, and Joe Duvall. 
The team has recently captured many events, which are archived on the main page under the on-demand video link. Recent events available for viewing include the USRA Nationals, Tri-City Speedway B-Mod Bash, and the Fall Jamboree from Deer Creek Speedway. Upcoming coverage includes live flag-to-flag coverage of the USMTS action at Kennedale Speedway in Texas for this weekend's $15,000-to-win Summit Texas Southern Nationals. Ordering information is available from the main page for this pay-per-view event, coverage begins Thursday and continues thru Saturday. 
Top 20 will return one final time on Wednesday, November 14th after the USMTS events at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas when we post the final rankings of the season and unveil our driver of the year rankings. To catch up with USMTS tour action, be sure to read the Inside Dirt segment by USMTS tour announcer Chris Steppan.
Each week,'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 Send voting inquiries to staff member Sam Stoecklin at
RankPriorDriver Name
12Johnny Scott
Southern New Mexico Speedway win and big check for the 2018 USMTS Champion!
23Rodney Sanders
Several Top-3s at Southern New Mexico Speedway Nationals and USRA Nationals.
31Darron Fuqua
Close at the USRA Nationals … USRA  Points Champion with 18 wins on the year.
419Ryan Gustin 
USRA Nationals dominator all three nights plus Webster City wins, 5 for 5 in last 5 events.
54Stormy Scott 
Top-5 at Southern New Mexico Speedway for the Fall Nationals finale.
69Jake O'Neil
Top 3 and a big win to open the recent Southern New Mexico Speedway action.
77Zack VanderBeek
Win at the SNMS Nationals plus a 4th for a solid weekend of action.  
85C.A. Nix 
Picks up 14th USRA Win at Southern Oklahoma and 2nd in USRA.
911Terry Phillips
Good weekend at the SNMS Nationals  3rd, 6th and 8th.
1012Dereck Ramirez
Recently had several TOP-10s at USRA Nationals.
116Lucas Schott
Has been idle for several weeks.
1210Josh Angst
Top-10s at USRA Nationals and 6th in USRA Points with 5 wins.
13NewTanner Mullens
NCRA win at 81 Speedway and a nice 2nd at Tri-State Speedway.
1414Tyler Wolff
Finishes third at the Tri-State Spooker.
1515Clyde Dunn, Jr.
Outside of the top 15 in final TOMS event, will look for bigger things this weekend!
1617Dennis Elliott
Third in USRA Points  with 8 Wins … several TOP-10s at USRA Nationals.
178Bumper Jones 
Fifth on Night 2 during Southern New Mexico Speedway events.
18NewJason Hughes
Claims the Tri-State Speedway Spooker.
19NewKenny Gaddis
Picks up the final TOMS event victory of the year.
20NewJake Timm
Three Top-10s at USRA Nationals.
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 or its staff. Would you like to be an USMTS/USRA Power Rankings voter? Email for more information.
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