Take a look back at the Week 4 Power Rankings:
10. Davey Riendeau – Last Week: NR (+1)
Davey is a newcomer to SARA, with only three career league starts, all coming over the past three weeks. But so far he’s off to a good start, posting three straight top ten finishes in the Pro Late Model division, including his 9th place finish last week at New Smyrna. We’ll look to see if Davey can keep picking up top ten finishes, and we’ll see if he can start to improve on those to gain some top fives.
9. Jarrid Boiros – Last Week: NR (+2)
Jarrid was one of the early SARA members who was tough to beat each time out, and he’s back this season showing that speed we’ve seen before from a former PLM champion. So far with three races back this season, he had a win in his first race in week 3, and he picked up another top five last week in the Pro Late Model race at New Smyrna, then followed it up by taking the Qualifying Dash win and a 7th place overall finish in the Super Late Model race. We’re hoping Jarrid is able to keep racing all season, and if he does, we should be seeing a lot more of him up front.
8. Tim Bills – Last Week: NR (+3)
Tim had a rough start to his season with a few finishes outside the top twenty, but since then, he went on to get 5 straight top six finishes, which included last week’s Street Stock win at Phoenix. He didn’t get quite the finish he was looking for in the Pro Late Model race with an 18th, but with his week 1 races being dropped from these rankings, his SS win was enough to jump him up into the 8th spot. We can usually find Tim near the front, so we’ll look to see if he can finish there more consistently.
7. Dale Owen – Last Week: 5th (-2)
Dale made it up to number 5 in last week’s rankings, but was only able to pick up one top ten finish in four races last week. His week started off with finishes of 12th, 16th, and 13th in the first three races last week, but then was able to pick it up to grab a top ten and a 9th place finish in the Super Late Models. After a few finishes outside the top ten last week, we should see Dale pick up a couple more finishes inside the top ten this week.
6. Matt Rolfe – Last Week: 7th (+1)
Matt’s story over the first three weeks of the season was that he was doing well in the SK Modifieds and Street Stocks, but was off to a slow start in the Super Late Models. He finally got his first top ten in the SLM race last week with a 10th place finish, to go with his 5th in the SK race and 8th in the SS race. Matt currently sits 2nd in both the SS and SK standings, so look for some more good runs in those divisions while he looks to build on his SLM finish.
5. Ty Majeski – Last Week: 4th (-1)
Four races this season for Ty, and four wins. That’s a pretty good batting percentage. Although he picked up another win this week in the SK Modified race to go back-to-back, he actually drops a spot this week in the rankings because his two wins from week one were dropped from the power rankings. But he did replace those two wins with another one, which keeps him in the top half of the rankings. As long as Ty races this week, you should see him in victory lane once again.
4. Casey Kelley – Last Week: 6th (+2)
Casey dropped down the power rankings last week a little bit after missing week 3 of the season, but he picked right back up where he left off last week with three more top five finishes. He finished 3rd in the Street Stocks and Pro Late Models, and had a 4th place finish in the Super Late Model race. So far in 8 races this season, Casey has yet to finish outside of the top five, so look for much of the same from him this week as he should continue to contend up front.
3. David Krikorian – Last Week: 3rd (+0)
David stays in at number 3 this week in the rankings, with a couple more solid finishes. Over the past three weeks, he’s finished outside of the top ten just once which was a 22nd in last week’s Pro Late Model race. But he also had a 2nd place finish in the Street Stocks as well as a 3rd in the Super Late Models after leading laps early in the race. David continues to be strong each time out, so look for some more top five runs as he contends for more wins.
2. Joe Schaffer Jr. – Last Week: 2nd (+0)
Another solid week for Joe last week as he now leads not one, not two, but three of the division’s championship standings. He started off his week with a 4th in the Street Stock race at Phoenix, followed up with a 6th in the Pro Late Model race, and an 8th in the Super Late Model race at Stafford. With a streak of 10 straight top ten finishes right now this season, Joe currently leads each of the SS, PLM, and SLM standings, and will be someone to watch for as he contends for multiple titles.
1. Cody Kelley – Last Week: 1st (+0)
It feels like a drought without seeing Cody’s name in victory lane over the past two weeks, but he continues to have strong runs and solid finishes each time out. Last week he finished 3rd in the SK Modified race, and still hangs onto a hefty points lead in that division, and then he finished his week off with a 4th in the Pro Late Model race, and came up just short with a 2nd place finish in the Super Late Model race. Cody only has one streak of finishes without a win longer than the one he’s in right now, so we should be seeing him back in victory lane very soon.
New This Week: Davey Riendeau, Jarrid Boiros, Tim Bills
Dropped Out: Derek Robinson, Ian Layne, James Linkiewicz
Just Outside, Looking In: James Linkiewicz, Ian Layne, Bill Martin, Justin Brooks