Sweet Off To Fast Start In Sprint Car Rankings

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Brad Sweet (right) in victory lane with daughter Savannah following last Wednesday's All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Volusia Speedway Park. (Shawn Cooper photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Brad Sweet ended last season atop the National Sprint Car Rankings.

With the 410 winged sprint car season kicking off last week at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, Sweet is off to a fast start and leads the Eastern region standings after one week of racing.

There will be no national rankings until drivers begin reaching the 20-race plateau, which is required for ranking.

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Sweet won once with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and once with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and accumulated 280 points after five top-five finishes in five races.

Donny Schatz, who won the World of Outlaws season opener, ranks second in the standings.

Sweet was the only driver to win more than one race during the five-race weekend.

It is the 12th consecutive year that World Racing Group has maintained the 410 Regional and National Sprint Car Rankings.

The points:

Eastern Region

1. Brad Sweet 280
2. Donny Schatz 238
3. James McFadden228
4. Logan Schuchart 222
5. Daryn Pittman 220
6. Carson Macedo 202
7. David Gravel 178
8. Aaron Reutzel 176
9. Cory Eliason 167
10. Brian Brown 160

Winners

1. Brad Sweet 2
2. Aaron Reutzel 1
2. Donny Schatz 1
2. Logan Schuchart 1