Every registered KOD racer has one goal; to earn their best 12 finishes and see where they rank on the leaderboard. Mother nature has hampered some tracks, and others just started the season later than most, but there is plenty of racing left and right now there is a wicked points battle brewing. Every race matters where one finish can help a driver climb or fall in standings.
Let’s get our trio of highlighted ‘podium’ driver started with Utica Rome Speedway competitor Matt Janczuk. The ‘sheriff’ earned his third win of the season over July 4th weekend, making the Oneida, NY hot shoe rocket up the leaderboard to third. He visited victory lane Friday at Utica hustling his Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux – Ted’s Body Shop number 33X to his 60th career win.
Airborne Speedway racer Travis Bruno was another registered KOD competitor to earn his third win of the season over the holiday weekend. The Morrisville, NY driver sits 12th on the leaderboard currently leading all registered Airborne drivers. With plenty of racing left he’ll surely climb the leaderboard with his Adirondack Siding – Apple Valley Hydraulics 33R Bicknell.
Our third and final highlighted driver is Orwell, VT driver Tim LaDuc who calls Devil’s Bowl Speedway home on Saturday nights. This season he seems to have a thing for winning extra distance races paying more greenbacks. He picked up his third win of the year this weekend wheeling his Hulbert Supply – LaDuc’s Home Care number 54 Bicknell chassis.
OVERALL KOD CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: Holiday scheduling and mother nature have some tracks a little behind with less races run than other tracks. There is still plenty of racing left, as every race scheduled at a driver’s home track is an opportunity to post a finish towards their best 12. Twin 20’s, mid-week special, or yearend spectaculars – every race matters.
Cornwall Motor Speedway competitor Ryan Stabler scored his second win of the season. He’s one of the top Sportsman racers at Cornwall and with his KOD credited win climbed up the standings just a bit. Cornwall is one of the speedways slightly behind due to starting their season late, but count on Ryan being in the mix by seasons end with his Next Level Home Improvement – TMS Motorsports number 77# Bicknell chassis.
Cousin Luke Horning from Fonda Speedway is one of the Pro Stock racers holding down a top 10 spot in point standings for the full-fender fans. Luke earned his first victory of the season at the track of champions this past weekend wheeling his Classic Muscle Parts – RCT Roofing number 2H Playfab chassis.
One last note, Woodhull Sportsman Modified top gun Stacy Jackson has been consistent in 2022 and earned his first victory of the season as well. He claimed the King of the Bullring victory during the holiday weekend adding his name to the growing list of all-time KOD winners with his BH Hauling – Howard Hannah Reality number 22J HigFab chassis.
CURRENT TOP 10 KING OF DIRT RACING OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP POINT DRIVERS
Points Driver Car# Track
791 Chad Edwards (5) 10% FON
788 Payton Talbot (5) 14T URS
784 Matt Janczuk (3) 33X URS
784 Beau Ballard (4) 15 URS
781 Cody Mcpherson (3) 7 MTV
775 Chris Mackey (3) 3 FUL
775 Rob Yetman (3) 7 ALB
775 Josh Coonradt (2) 00X URS
773 Joe Toth (3) 9 NES
771 Luke Horning (1) 2H FON
-Points As Of Week Ending 7/3/22
-Weekly Point System: 1) 100 for first, 2) 97 for second, 3) Down by 1 to last.
-DNS/DNQ: 50 pts.
-Starting Field Size Bonus Points (One Time at End Of Year): 200 Pts. (24+-22 avg), 185 Pts. (21-19 avg), 170 (18-15 avg), and 155 Pts. (14 or less avg).
For more information on King Of Dirt Racing point standings please visit us on the web for a full rundown at http://www.kingofdirtracing.