Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com power poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season. Series and tracks in the warmer clients have been racing for over a month now, while in the Northeast and other places where Mother Nature has interfered with several race dates, things are just starting to heat up.
A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the first Short Track Power poll of 2015. Drivers in all forms of short track racing, including Late Models, NASCAR Touring Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and Modifieds, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series or ASA Member Track program and everything in between were eligible.
The rankings shown below were decided after polling our panel of experts in the industry. Rankings were based on overall number of votes, with more weight given to each vote the higher the vote. Example, a #1 vote would be more valuable than a #2, #3, etc.
Here are the results of the short track power rankings to this point in the 2015 racing season:
8. William Byron (K&N East) - 17-year-old William Byron made the jump from Late Model Stock Cars to the higher horsepower NASCAR K&N Pro Series East machines this season, and so far that move is paying off. Byron currently sits second in the championship point standings after scoring a win at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC) in just his second career start. Driving the sharp looking Liberty University No. 9 machine, the Charlotte, North Carolina driver will be one to keep an eye on throughout the 2015 season.