Sheppard Tops STIDA Late Model Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (December 22, 2020) – Brandon Sheppard broke out of the gates quickly in 2020 and never looked back en route to topping the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings.

Sheppard kicked off the year by winning three of six features and the Wild West Shootout title at Arizona Speedway and went on to capture 30 overall feature wins during the year to finish out the season atop the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings by a 529-point margin over Brandon Overton.

Sheppard’s 30 wins, 13 of which came in World of Outlaws Late Model competition as he snared a third series championship, tallied up to $431,000 in winnings alone with a $100,000 score at Portsmouth Raceway Park on October 17 his biggest payday of the year.

Georgia’s Overton broke into victory lane on 26 occasions during the year to earn second in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings, edging 18-time winner and Lucas Oil Late Model champion Jimmy Owens for the position.

Tim McCreadie, who had three wins of $30,000 or more among his 11 triumphs, finished out the year fourth in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings with DIRTCar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley rounding out the top five.

Canada’s Rickey Weiss was sixth with Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Tyler Erb and Dennis Erb, Jr., completing the top ten.

The final top 100 in the 2020 STIDA Late Model Power Rankings are as follows:

Rank

Name

Homewtown

Wins

Points

1

Brandon Sheppard

New Berlin, IL

30

1754

2

Brandon Overton

Evans, GA

26

1225

3

Jimmy Owens

Newport, TN

18

1150

4

Tim McCreadie

Watertown, NY

11

1002

5

Brian Shirley

Chatham, IL

13

902

6

Ricky Weiss

Headingley, MB

2

893

7

Jonathan Davenport

Blairsville, GA

5

833

8

Josh Richards

Shinnston, WV

5

797

9

Tyler Erb

New Waverly, TX

6

779

10

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Carpentersville, IL

3

775

11

Chris Madden

Gray Court, SC

9

732

12

Bobby Pierce

Oakwood, IL

8

722

13

Frank Heckenast, Jr.

Frankfort, IL

5

632

14

Kyle Bronson

Brandon, FL

1

617

15

Shane Clanton

Zebulon, GA

1

577

16

Cade Dillard

Robeline, LA

5

566

17

Dale McDowell

Chickamauga, GA

5

543

18

Ross Bailes

Clover, SC

7

525

19

Shannon Babb

Moweaqua, IL

3

501

20

Rick Eckert

York, PA

4

496

21

Billy Moyer

Batesville, AR

5

481

22

Devin Moran

Dresden, OH

1

476

23

Kyle Strickler

Mooresville, NC

2

466

24

Darrell Lanigan

Union, KY

1

465

25

Chase Junghans

Manhattan, KS

0

462

26

Ricky Thornton, Jr.

Chandler, AZ

3

458

27

Chris Ferguson

Mt. Holly, NC

3

457

28

Mike Marlar

Winfield, TN

4

448

29

Jason Feger

Bloomington, IL

4

445

30

Billy Moyer, Jr.

Batesville, AR

1

401

31

Tanner English

Benton, KY

2

376

32

Mason Zeigler

Chalk Hill, PA

3

375

33

Cory Hedgecock

Loudon, TN

8

373

34

Jimmy Mars

Menomonie, WI

2

366

35

Max Blair

Titusville, PA

7

362

36

Scott Bloomquist

Mooresburg, TN

1

360

37

Zack Dohm

Cross Lanes, WV

8

358

38

Donald McIntosh

Dawsonville, GA

4

357

39

Earl Pearson, Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

1

337

40

Chris Simpson

Oxford, IA

2

301

41

Gregg Satterlee

Indiana, PA

6

299

42

Tyler Carpenter

Parkersburg, WV

5

294

43

Ashton Winger

Hampton, GA

2

292

44

Spencer Hughes

Meridian, MS

2

287

45

Ryan Unzicker

El Paso, IL

0

284

46

Ryan Gustin

Marshalltown, IA

2

251

47

Rusty Schlenk

McClure, OH

2

242

48

Chad Simpson

Mount Vernon, IA

1

242

49

Michael Page

Douglasville, GA

3

239

50

Payton Looney

Republic, MO

6

229

51

Jeremiah Hurst

Dubuque, IA

1

229

52

Michael Norris

Sarver, PA

0

225

53

Zack Mitchell

Enoree, SC

6

217

54

Hudson O'Neal

Martinsville, IN

1

208

55

Stormy Scott

Las Cruces, NM

0

206

56

Logan Martin

West Plains, MO

4

203

57

Timothy Culp

Prattsville, AR

2

201

58

Tad Pospisil

Norfolk, nE

7

197

59

Jared Miley

Pittsburgh, PA

4

188

60

Dona Marcoullier

Houghton Lake, MI

6

185

61

Jesse Stovall

Billings, MO

2

179

62

Travis Stemler

Ionia, MI

4

174

63

Boom Briggs

Bear Lake, PA

1

174

64

B.J. Robinson

Bossier City, LA

1

172

65

Shanon Buckingham

Morristown, TN

0

171

66

Johnny Scott

Las Cruces, NM

2

169

67

Michael Chilton

Harrodsburg, KY

3

167

68

Jesse Glenz

Fall Creek, WI

3

164

69

Josh Rice

Verona, KY

2

163

70

Tyler Millwood

Kingston, GA

2

161

71

Garrett Alberson

Las Cruces, NM

2

157

72

Kent Robinson

Bloomington, IN

1

156

73

Devin Gilpin

Columbus, IN

3

155

74

Steve Casebolt

Richmond, IN

3

155

75

Ryan King

Seymour, TN

1

144

76

Freddie Carpenter

Parkersburg, WV

4

142

77

Colten Burdette

Parkersburg, WV

3

142

78

Tyler Bruening

Decorah, IA

1

141

79

Michael Brown

Lancaster, SC

1

136

80

Scott James

Lawrenceburg, IN

1

135

81

Jeff Rine

Danville, PA

3

133

82

Bill Leighton, Jr.

LaVista, nE

2

131

83

Tony Jackson, Jr.

Lebanon, MO

0

131

84

Kyle Hardy

Stephens City, VA

0

131

85

Sam Seawright

Fort Payne, AL

1

130

86

Mason Oberkramer

Broseley, MO

2

127

87

Chub Frank

Bear Lake, PA

2

121

88

Jeffrey Massingill

Keewatin, MN

1

120

89

Pat Doar

New Richmond, WI

2

119

90

Logan Roberson

Waynesboro, VA

2

119

91

Tim Manville

Highland, IL

1

119

92

David Scott

Garland, PA

0

118

93

Morgan Bagley

Longview, TX

0

115

94

Dennis Franklin

Gaffney, SC

1

113

95

Jason Covert

York Haven, PA

1

113

96

Dustin Mitchell

Pine Level, NC

4

112

97

James Giossi

Roberts, WI

2

112

98

Justin Kay

Wheatland, IA

1

110

99

Brian Rickman

Columbus, MS

1

109

100

David Payne

Murphy, NC

2

108

 

Features Completed: 583

Number of Different Winners: 247

Number of Drivers to Earn Points: 872

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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