Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 22, 2014) – Christopher Bell racked up 16 wins in North American Midget racing action in 2014 en route to landing the number one ranking in this year’s Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings.

After posting 10 wins to edge Zach Daum for the top spot by 39 points last year, the Norman, OK, racer upped the ante to 16 victories to once again take the number one ranking over Daum, this time by 70 points.

While newly-crowned Turkey night champ Bell and POWRi champion Daum finished 1-2 for the second year in a row, reigning Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson moved up three spots to claim third.

USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu was fourth in Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings with Western World champ Darren Hagen rounding out the top five.

Tanner Thorson was sixth, with the rest of the top ten including Andrew Felker, Tracy Hines, Tyler Thomas and Alex Bright.

Schatz topped a total of 470different drivers that earned points in the 452 events that awarded points towards the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

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The Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Donny Schatz was best in the winged 410 ranks, Robert Ballou topped the non-wing 410 portion, Jason Johnson took top Winged 360 honors, R.J. Johnson bested the Non-Wing 360s and Jeb Sessums took the top 305 ranking.

A look at this year’s Top 50 in Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings is available at

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.