FloRacing Dirt Racing Driver Rankings
FloRacing's Dirt Power Rankings (July 7)
FloRacing's dirt power rankings rank the top 10 dirt racers in the country as of July 7, 2022.
1) Brent Marks (Last Ranking: Not Ranked)
It's rare to see a driver leap from outside the top 10 to the number-one spot, but there's no denying that Marks is the hottest race car driver in America right now. The Pennsylvania Sprint Car racer is on a remarkable stretch that includes 19 podium finishes and seven victories since May 29. During that stretch, Marks collected five Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek victories, including four in a row from June 29 to July 2, on his way to winning the overall PA Speedweek championship. He also collected a World of Outlaws win at Knoxville Raceway and a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Portsmouth Raceway Park.
VIDEO: Brent Marks continued his podium streak with a runner-up effort in the Silver Cup at Lernerville.
2) Jonathan Davenport (Last Ranking: 2nd)
Since our last version of the power rankings, Davenport has earned himself a new nickname: Million Dollar Man. Davenport emerged victorious in the return of the Eldora Million at Eldora Speedway in June and collected a million-dollar payday. Add in a $50,000 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win at West Virginia Motor Speedway and a $20,000 XR Super Series win at the Belleville High Banks, and it's been a pretty good month for "Superman."
VIDEO: Jonathan Davenport talks in-depth to FloRacing about his Eldora Million win.
3) Anthony Macri (Last Ranking: 1st)
If it wasn't for Marks, we most likely would've seen Macri hold on to the top spot in the power rankings. Macri came out of the gates red hot during PA Speedweek, winning the first two races at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway. He seemed destined to claim the PA Speedweek championship before Marks got red hot and stole the show. In addition to his two PA Speedweek wins, Macri also won the Bob Weikert Memorial for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions at the end of May and collected a big Sprint Car victory at Path Valley Speedway in June.
VIDEO: Watch highlights from Macri's PA Speedweek win at Lincoln Speedway.
4) Logan Seavey (Last Ranking: Not Ranked)
Seavey turned up the wick during the month of June to crack the top five in the latest rankings. On his way to claiming the USAC National Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm championship, Seavey collected a pair of wins at Bridgeport Motorsports Park and Port Royal Speedway. He put a cherry on top by doubling up and winning the USAC Silver Crown event at Port Royal.
VIDEO: Logan Seavey claimed the USAC Silver Crown win at Port Royal in thrilling fashion.
5) Matt Sheppard (Last Ranking: 4th)
"Super Matt" continues to be the hottest driver in Big-Block Modified racing. Sheppard collected four victories over the last month, highlighted by a Short Track Super Series victory in the series' first-ever visit to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Vermont. Additionally, he collected a Thunder on the Thruway Modified victory at Utica-Rome, as well as weekly Modified wins at Utica-Rome and Orange County Fair Speedway.
VIDEO: Matt Sheppard chats with FloRacing about his STSS win at Devil's Bowl.
6) Michael "Buddy" Kofoid (Last Ranking: Not Ranked)
Buddy went on a tear with the USAC National Midget Series during the month of June, doing the majority of his damage during Indiana Midget Week. For the second straight year, Kofoid claimed the Indiana Midget Week title after scoring a pair of wins and four top-five finishes in five races. He also picked up his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory at Huset's Speedway.
VIDEO: After claiming the Indiana Midget Week title, Kofoid made his way to Knoxville with the NASCAR Truck Series.
7) Justin Grant (Last Ranking: 3rd)
Grant just keeps on winning races during the 2022 season. This past month, he scored USAC National Sprint Car Series wins at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Park Speedway to extend his lead atop the championship standings. Grant currently sits second in USAC National Midget Series points and fourth in USAC Silver Crown points. Grant is also currently leading the USAC "Passing Master" standings entering July.
VIDEO: Watch highlights from Grant's USAC Sprint Car victory at Lincoln Park.
8) Sheldon Haudenschild (Last Ranking: Not Ranked)
Haudenschild is the winningest driver on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series after collecting three wins during the month of June and increasing his win total to eight on the season. Included in those three victories was a $100,000 Huset's High Bank Nationals win, as well as a pair of wins at Beaver Dam Raceway.
Photo: Sheldon Haudenschild and team celebrate their $100,000 win at Huset's.
9) Chris Madden (Last Ranking: 5th)
If it wasn't for rain at Eldora Speedway in June, Madden would likely be much higher on this list. "Smoky" appeared destined to win the Dirt Late Model Dream before rain postponed the final 86 laps of the race until September. Despite Mother Nature, Madden still collected a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wins at Smoky Mountain Speedway, a Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary win and a second-place finish in the Eldora Million.
VIDEO: Chris Madden discusses his Dirt Late Model Dream prelim win at Eldora.
10) Justin Peck (Last Ranking: Not Ranked)
Peck used an impressive performance during Ohio Sprint Speedweek to close the gap on defending champion Tyler Courtney in the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions point standings. In addition to his wins at Wayne County Speedway and Atomic Speedway, Peck has scored 15 top-five finishes in 20 races since the beginning of June. He also finished runner-up to Marks in the final PA Speedweek championship standings.
VIDEO: Get to know Justin Peck in our "Meet the All Stars" series on FloRacing.