Column By: STEPHEN DURHAM / RPW – DERRY, NH – The Pro All Stars Series made their way to the Stafford Motor Speedway most recently and following that event, here’s Stephen’s Power Rankings.
1. Eddie Macdonald (previous rank:1):
Eddie Mac has been hot to start the 2022 campaign, capturing the win at Stafford Speedway during the Spring Sizzler weekend. It is the 3 consecutive top 5 for Macdonald to start the season. Macdonald leads the Pro All Star Series Points heading to Oxford this weekend. Eddie will be eager to find victory lane with his PASS car at Oxford to keep the momentum rolling.
2. Joey Polewarczyk (Previous Rank: 4):
A strong and stellar rebound for Joey Pole and the Richard Moody racing team. It is Pole’s second top five on the PASS north series, with an additional two top 5s while at Hickory back in March. Pole comes into Oxford sitting 5th in the points, and is no stranger to Oxford, with one PASS super late model win, and multiple American-Canadian Tour wins.
3. DJ Shaw (previous rank: 2) :
It hasn’t been the best of starts to a season for Shaw. Shaw got tangled up early on that would ultimately end his day at Stafford. Shaw has three wins at Oxford in the PASS Tour, one coming last June.
4. Johnny Clark (Previous Rank: 3):
Defending Pro All Star Series champion had a quiet but consistent run at Stafford, coming home with a 10th place finish. It is his second top 10 of the season and will look to pick up momentum with a strong run at Oxford. He last won here back in 2020.
5. Austin Macdonald (Previous Rank: 5):
Macdonald continued to show speed and consistency over Spring Sizzler weekend, bringing the King Racing 13 home in 7th. Macdonald finds himself 4th in the 2022 standings after back to back strong runs. King Racing returns to Oxford Plains after Cassius Clark drove them to victory lane this past August for the famed Oxford 250. Macdonald will look to carry that torch this weekend.
6. Gabe Brown (Previous Rank: 7):
A podium finish for Gabe Brown at Stafford, after an early exit from New Hampshire in his heat race. Brown was able to get a heat race win at Stafford, setting him on the front row for the 75 lapper. Brown would come home in 3rd behind Eddie Mac and Joey Pole.
7. Brandon Barker (Previous Rank: 6):
It was a quiet weekend from Barker at Stafford, coming home in 13th. Barker though does find himself 3rd in the points as they head to Oxford Plains. Barker does have a win on non-PASS tour super late model racing.
8. Jake Matheson (Previous Rank: 8): Matheson, one of the younger drivers on the tour continued to show speed at Stafford. Matheson came home in 4th, his first top 5 of the season. With consistency, Matheson finds himself 2nd in the points heading to Oxford.
9. Ben Rowe(Previous Rank: Unranked):
Rowe had a strong rebound at Stafford, bringing his Richard Moody machine in fifth at the end of the day. For Rowe it has been 2016 since he got a victory at Oxford Plains, and will be hungry to keep up the momentum this weekend.
10. Ryan Kuhn (Previous Rank: 10):
Kuhn was another driver to have a quiet day at Stafford, coming home in 14th. With runs in and around the top 10 to start the season, Kuhn finds himself 7th in the standings. Kuhn does have wins at Oxford when he ran on the NELCAR/legends series.
On the Radar:
Garrett Hall: Two top 10s on the 2022 season so far and looking for more. Hall knows to get it done at Oxford, with 3 wins, last one coming back in 2019.
Dan Winter: It was the first time for Winter to Stafford Springs, and he came home with a strong finish of 10th. Winter enjoys coming back to Oxford Plains each season, and has the top 10s to show for it, finishing 9th in the most recent visit back in October.