Sheppard Shines in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 5, 2020) – Brandon Sheppard is out to a commanding lead in the inaugural edition of the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings.

The New Berlin, IL, racer has enjoyed a stellar early portion of the 2020 season that has already included eight victories among his 21 overall top-fives.  Sheppard set the tone early with three Wild West Shootout triumphs in Arizona and has followed that up with another three Lucas Oil Late Model wins at East Bay and another pair of DIRTcar Nationals wins at Volusia Speedway Park.

Sheppard holds a 255-point advantage over fellow Illinois shoe Brian Shirley, who is the only other driver to reach double-digits in the top-five column at 11.  Canada’s Ricky Weiss holds down the third position with New York’s Tim McCreadie and Tennessee’s Jimmy Owens also among the current top five.

Filling out the current top ten in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings are Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson and Darrell Lanigan.

The current top 40 in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings are as follows:

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

1

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

8

547

2

Brian Shirley

Chatham, IL

3

292

3

Ricky Weiss

Headingley, MB

1

255

4

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

3

197

5

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

3

188

6

Brandon Overton

Evans, GA

2

177

7

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

0

163

8

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

1

161

9

Kyle Bronson

Brandon, FL

0

159

10

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

0

142

11

Devin Moran

Dresden, OH

1

124

12

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

0

122

13

Chase Junghans

Manhattan, KS

0

119

14

Chris Madden

Gray Court, SC

1

113

15

Josh Richards

Shinnston, WV

0

107

16

Tyler Erb

New Waverly, TX

0

102

17

Cade Dillard

Robeline, LA

1

97

18

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

1

91

19

Bobby Pierce

Oakwood, IL

0

91

20

Shane Clanton

Zebulon, GA

0

91

21

Rick Eckert

York, PA

0

71

22

Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Frankfort, IL

0

68

23

Chris Simpson

Oxford, IA

0

65

24

Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Chandler, AZ

0

65

25

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

0

64

26

Mason Ziegler

Chalk Hill, PA

1

62

27

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

0

59

28

Johnny Scott

Las Cruces, NM

0

58

29

Ross Bailes

Clover, SC

1

56

30

Stormy Scott

Las Cruces, NM

0

51

31

Michael Page

Douglasville, GA

1

47

32

Casey Roberts

Toccoa, GA

0

46

33

Josh Putnam

Florence, AL

1

40

34

Brian Birkhofer

Muscatine, IA

0

40

35

Billy Moyer

Batesville, AR

0

40

36

Jimmy Mars

Menomonie, WI

0

39

37

Garrett Alberson

Las Cruces, NM

0

34

38

Sam Seawright

Fort Payne, AL

0

31

39

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

0

31

40

Pearson Lee Williams

Troutman, NC

1

30

 

The STIDA Late Model Power Rankings joins the stable of Power Rankings including STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars, each presented at SprintCarMania, as well as the MidgetMadness Midget Power Rankings.

STIDA was originally founded in 1998 by Larry Rice, a three-time USAC National champion and 1978 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, with the vision of serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country.  Configured in an effort to help short track drivers in key areas, STIDA strives to promote safety and keep short track racers abreast of the latest safety technologies in our sport.  Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at www.stida.com.

The STIDA Late Model Power are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Late Model events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

For additional information, contact Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 


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