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Jim Beaver’s Desert Power Rankings: March Update—Spec Trophy Truck

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via The Mint 400

It’s finally here—the long awaited first set of Jim Beaver’s Desert Power Rankings for the 2020 off-road season. Covering events up to the Mint 400 earlier this month, these rankings aim to prove once and for all who the best drivers are in off-road racing’s premier classes.

A little less powerful (but a lot less expensive) than their unlimited counterparts, spec Trophy Truck racing attracts some of the largest fields in the sport these days. A healthy 40-truck entry list to open the season in Parker helped establish this year’s front runners, and a handful of top names impressed with big finishes at the Mint 400. Here’s a look at the top racers in the Desert Power Rankings through March:

1. Terry Householder, 8000 points

While they weren’t podiums, finishes of ninth in Parker and fifth in Laughlin set Householder up to take the top spot in the Desert Power Rankings with a Mint 400 victory.

2. Ryan Hancock, 6700 points

You’ll notice a trend among the next three racers: the same finishes in their first two Best in the Desert races, giving them the same spot in the Desert Power Rankings. For Hancock, it’s second places all around.

3. Troy Messer, 6500 points

Third place in Parker and third place in Laughlin have Messer third place in our first Desert Power Rankings update, but with one race to spare in the five that count in the standings behind Householder.

4. Dustin Grabowski, 6300 points

Switching back to Class 5 for the Mint 400 meant that Grabowski couldn’t separate himself from Hancock and Messer the way that Householder did, but he’s within the thick of the hunt for first.

5. Andre Laurin, 6200 points

Making starts, and scoring respectable finishes, in all three major events thus far this year has enabled Laurin and the OTSFF squad to rack up the points necessary for a solid early ranking.

Desert Power Rankings: Spec Trophy Truck

The full Spec Trophy Truck power rankings, along with each driver’s finishing position in each race, are below (race starters are in parentheses):

Driver of Record

Total Points

Parker 425 (40)

Laughlin (29)

Mint 400 (23)

Terry Householder 8000 9 5 1
Ryan Hancock 6700 2 2
Troy Messer 6500 3 3
Dustin Grabowski 6300 4 4
Andre Laurin 6200 12 9 12
Kyle Craft 5700 13 1
Ray Griffith 5500 10 6
James P. Scully 5400 5 12
Taylor Mills 5400 7 10
Travis Williams 5400 8 17 16
Kyle Jergensen 5000 1 20
Pierce Herbst 4900 11 5
Travis Chase 4600 16 3
Brad Lovell 4300 18 4
Jeff Bader 4200 15 8
Kelly P. McArthur 4000 17 14
Scott Shields 3600 27 8
Chad Dohrman 3600 28 7
Shawn Croll 3500 6
John Walton 3500 25 11
Kirk Harkey 3000 29 6
L.D. Smith 2900 26 16
Joseph Herling 2900 DNF 15 11
Mike Osborn 2700 14
Scott Kiger 2700 20 17
Justin Blower 2300 DNF 2
Jenson Button 2200 19
Carey Chrisman 2100 21
Alex Wacker 2000 22 DNF
Steve Restivo 1800 23
Neal Drickey 1800 DNF 13
Adam Ray Lunn 1800 DNF 7
Todd Jackson 1700 24
Nick Isenhouer 1500 9
Rafael Navarro IV 1400 10
Steve Croll 1200 18
Scott McDowell 1100 30
Bryan Scheible 1100 19
Joshua Steele 1100 13
Heath Shoup 1000 14
Guillermo Zamacona 900 15
Michael Pyle 800 DNF DNF 18
Jordan Brenthel 500 19
Joe Brain 400 20
Robert Malone 300 21
Trevor Harvey 200 DNF DNF
Alan Levinson 200 DNF DNF
Brandon Gully 100 DNF
Brian Day 100 DNF
Thomas St. Peter 100 DNF
Garrett Gentry 100 DNF
Brandon Arthur 100 DNF
Matt Laughlin 100 DNF
Dennis Jean 100 DNF
Chad Hall 100 DNF
Brett Maurer 100 DNF
Melvin Wade 100 DNF

 

For a full explanation of how Jim Beaver’s Desert Power Rankings work, click here. The next scheduled update is after General Tire Vegas to Reno, scheduled for August 12-15.

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