Sheppard Shines in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 5, 2020) – Brandon Sheppard is out to a commanding lead in the inaugural edition of the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings.

The New Berlin, IL, racer has enjoyed a stellar early portion of the 2020 season that has already included eight victories among his 21 overall top-fives. Sheppard set the tone early with three Wild West Shootout triumphs in Arizona and has followed that up with another three Lucas Oil Late Model wins at East Bay and another pair of DIRTcar Nationals wins at Volusia Speedway Park.

Sheppard holds a 255-point advantage over fellow Illinois shoe Brian Shirley, who is the only other driver to reach double-digits in the top-five column at 11. Canada’s Ricky Weiss holds down the third position with New York’s Tim McCreadie and Tennessee’s Jimmy Owens also among the current top five.

Filling out the current top ten in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings are Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Bronson and Darrell Lanigan.

The current top 40 in STIDA Late Model Power Rankings are as follows:

The STIDA Late Model Power Rankings joins the stable of Power Rankings including STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars, each presented at SprintCarMania, as well as the MidgetMadness Midget Power Rankings.

STIDA was originally founded in 1998 by Larry Rice, a three-time USAC National champion and 1978 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, with the vision of serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country. Configured in an effort to help short track drivers in key areas, STIDA strives to promote safety and keep short track racers abreast of the latest safety technologies in our sport. Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at

The STIDA Late Model Power are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Late Model events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

For additional information, contact Lonnie Wheatley at

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