We take a look back at week number 6 of the season in this week’s edition of the Power Rankings. We had two different winners that each took home 2 wins each, and a surprise winner in the other race of the week. Now that the first half of the season is over, the 2nd half is shaping up to be quite the battle in each of the points battles. Let’s take a look at the top 10 of the Week 6 Power Rankings. (These Rankings only include the races from Week 6. The races run so far in Week 7 are not included.)
10. Stan Bragg – Last Week: 9th (-1)
Stan didn’t quite have the finish he was looking for when he returned to the track for the PLM race at Phoenix when he found trouble early. But in the SLM race he had a better run and brought it home for a 7th place finish. Stan nearly drops out of the rankings this week, so he’ll look to rebound in Week 7 as he’s plenty capable of running near the front each week.
9. Parker Traves – Last Week: 6th (-3)
Parker also didn’t quite have the week he was looking for last week. He did start it off with a 4th place finish in the Legends race on the road course, but in the oval portion he finished outside the top 10. And then in the SLM race he didn’t have a fast enough time to make the show. Parker has shown plenty of speed at times so he’ll look to rebound as well.
8. Matt Rolfe – Last Week: 10th (+2)
Matt had a pretty good week overall to move up a couple spots in these rankings. He started off with an 8th and 10th place finishes in the Legends double header, and then improved on those with a runner-up 2nd place finish in the SS race, and a 7th place finish in the PLM race. Then he led some laps in the SLM race before getting caught up a wreck. Matt has been running solidly in the top 5 and top 10 lately so we’ll see if he can continue the pace.
7. Ty Majeski – Last Week: NR
Ty powers right up to #7 in this weeks rankings after picking up a couple of wins on the week, both in dominating fashion. He led 71/75 laps in his SS victory at Lucas Oil Raceway, and then led 72/75 laps in his PLM win at Phoenix. As long as Ty continues to win, which we know he could definitely do, he’ll continue to climb these rankings towards the top.
6. Justin Brooks – Last Week: 1st (-5)
Justin had been solidly on the top of these rankings so far in the season, but he drops down this week to number 6. He did finish in the top 5 of the SS race at IRP, but in the PLM race he wrecked out after battling for the lead. Justin will be missing some race due to a penalty, but when he returns, we expect him to continue to run near the front.
5. Dale Owen – Last Week: 4th (-1)
Dale drops down a spot this week in the rankings, but it’s not cause he had a bad week overall. He started off with a 3rd place finish in the oval portion of the legends double header. His lowest finish of the week was a 14th in the SS race, but rebounded with a 9th place finish in the PLM race, and a top 5 in the SLM race. Dale continues to run near the front and we look for him to continue that trend in the 2nd half of the season.
4. Cody Kelley – Last Week: 3rd (-1)
Cody drops down a spot in this weeks rankings as he didn’t have the week he’s been used to. In the SS race he ended up with just a 7th place finish. And although he was running near the front of the PLM race at Phoenix, he was caught up in a wreck and finished back in the 20th spot. We look for Cody to get back to battling for wins and running up front.
3. Ryan Borges – Last Week: 7th (+4)
Ryan has been on a tear since joining the league as he continues to pick up top 5 and top 10 finishes. He finished 3rd and 2nd in the Legends races, and followed those up with a 6th in the SS race and 4th in the PLM race. In 18 races this season, he has 15 top 10’s and 10 of those being top 5’s. We think Ryan is on the verge of picking up his first win, and he’ll continue to run inside the top 5 each race.
2. Travis Warling – Last Week: 5th (+3)
Now that Travis has been running full time in the Legends, he’s been in serious contention for the title. He picked up the win on the road course, and backed it up by sweeping the night and winning on the oval at Texas as well. And with the two wins, he took over the points lead and will look to hang onto it heading into the 2nd half of the season.
1. Bill Martin – Last Week: 2nd (+1)
Bill takes over the top spot in these rankings for the first time this season, after being at least 3rd or 2nd in the past few weeks. On the week he had a 2nd place finish in the road portion of the Legends double header, followed by a 6th on the oval. Then he would finish 3rd in the SS race, and back into a 2nd place finish in the PLM race at Phoenix. He’s been near the front of the field each and every race, and now finds himself at the top of the Power Rankings, and the PLM standings. We’ll look to see if Bill can keep up the pace.