We take a look back at week #2 for this week’s Power Rankings. Two of the races got cancelled or went unofficial due to server errors, which we will make those races up at a later date, but this week’s rankings take into account the first three races of the week. In the three races, we had 81 drivers for an average of 27 cars per race. Let’s take a look at the standings.
10. Kevin J Myers (Last Week: NR)
Kevin sneaks his way into the Power Rankings this week after having a really bad week 1. But he came back strong this week with a powerful win in the SK Modified race, holding off the field on the many restarts we had. Now that Kevin has finally gotten a SARA win, we expect more to follow soon.
9. Cody Kelly (Last Week: 10)
Cody once again brought his car home for a 2nd place finish in the Sportsman Street Stock race. That’s two races for Cody this season, both resulting in 2nd place finishes. If he keeps the speed up, he could have a win here very soon.
8. Dale Owen (Last Week: NR)
Dale put in a couple of good runs this week, and almost had three good runs if it wasn’t for a late caution in the SK Mod race that sent him back to 11th. But in the Legends and Street Stock races, he placed 2nd and 3rd respectively, once again showing this season that he can run up front. Dale should remain in these rankings all season with these kind of runs.
7. Parker Traves (Last Week: 8)
In week one Parker picked up his first SARA win, and last week he nearly grabbed another. He started on the pole, led the most laps, and looked to be on his way to winning the Legends race at Langley, before disconnected with a handful of laps to go. Parker is showing plenty of speed so far this season, and we look for him to keep it up.
6. James Linkiewicz (Last Week: 1)
James had a very impressive week one of the season, but this past week it would be completely the opposite. James found himself in wrecks in each of the three races and didn’t finish any better than 20th. But if he can rebound and have a week like he did the first week, he should climb right back up these rankings.
5. Josh Kotten (Last Week: 3)
Well Josh was unable to join the Legends race at Langley this week when the 25 car session filled up quickly, which results in him dropping a couple spots in these rankings. But he still sits in 3rd in the points, and take out this past week as a drop race, and he’s right back in contention for the title later in the season.
4. Mike Rhyno (Last Week: 6)
Mike picked up a couple of top 10’s this week, in both the Legends and the SK Mods. His 8th place in the Legends race keeps him in the 2nd spot in points, just 6 points behind the leader. Consistency has been known to win Championships in SARA, and if Mike keeps up the pace, he’ll be in contention for the Legends title.
3. Bill Martin (Last Week: 5)
Bill moves up two positions this week with another couple of solid runs. He’s qualified 2nd or better in 5 of his 7 starts this season so far, and he had two top 10 finishes this week, his best a 4th in the Legends race. Bill continues to show speed and should continue to qualify and run up front all season long.
2. Travis Warling (Last Week: 2)
Travis came into last week tied for the Legends points lead, and after last week he leaves with the lead by himself. He was able to work his way up from 14th to a 5th place finish, bringing the points lead up to 6 points heading into tonight’s race. He could pick up another road course this week, and should continue to be near the top of the Legends standings.
1. Justin Brooks (Last Week: 4)
Justin picked up another win this week in the street stock race at Irwindale, after leading a majority of the race and working his way back to the front after a pit stop. The SARA wins leader, increased that number to 22 wins in the league, with two wins in two divisions so far this season. As long as he keeps winning, he should continue to lead these rankings as well.
Dropped Out: Anthony Celentano, Kenny Lindsley
New This Week: Kevin J Myers, Dale Owen