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Updated: 6/30/2015

Thrift Back On Top

Despite losing out on his bid for a second career FLW Tour Angler of the Year title, Bryan Thrift has moved back into the No. 1 slot in the latest BassFan World Rankings.

Thrift’s 74th-place finish at the Potomac River was his lowest finish since the Lake Hartwell FLW Tour to start the 2014 season, but the rest of his body of work over the last two calendar years was strong enough to lift him to the top of the rankings for the third time in his career.
He last occupied the No. 1 position in March 2011.

“It feels awesome,” Thrift said. “It’s definitely a conversation piece. To be able to show that sort of consistency over the last 2 years, that’s what I feel you have to do to make it out here in the industry. I just hope to keep it going into the (Forrest Wood) Cup and then into next year.”

Thrift has amassed seven Top-10s and two wins over the last two years and will be seeking his fourth straight Top-10 finish in the Cup at Lake Ouachita in August.

Newly-crowned FLW Tour AOY Scott Martin moved up 11 spots to No. 2, 9 points behind Thrift. His 6th-place finish at the Potomac was his 11th finish of 17th or better over the last 2 years.

Elite Series pro Aaron Martens held onto the No. 3 slot, while most recent No. 1 Justin Lucas slipped to 4th. Andy Morgan, coming off an 81st-place finish at Lake Chickamauga and a runner-up showing at the Potomac, dropped three spots to 5th.

Jason Christie (6th) and Jacob Powroznik (7th) traded places in the rankings while Dean Rojas held onto the No. 8 ranking. Cody Meyer jumped up two places to 9th and Brent Ehrler advanced six spots to round out the Top 10.

Among the biggest movers up the rankings were FLW Tour pro John Cox, who moved up 52 spots to No. 24 and Lake Chickamauga FLW Tour winner Michael Wooley, who shot up 131 places to No. 51.

The next event that will impact the rankings is the St. Lawrence River Elite Series, set for July 30-Aug. 2 at Waddington, N.Y.

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 4 3 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 225.625
2 13 20 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 216.244
3 3 15 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 214.653
4 1 18 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 213.681
5 2 2 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 212.286
6 7 1 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 207.017
7 6 6 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 204.088
8 8 37 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 201.308
9 11 4 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 199.091
10 16 5 Brent Ehrler Newport Beach CA Ranger/Mercury 198.280
11 9 25 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 197.692
12 15 10 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 193.811
13 12 36 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 193.765
14 10 7 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 191.447
15 5 17 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 190.497
16 28 14 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 189.851
17 27 42 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 188.445
18 14 29 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 184.450
19 23 9 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Evinrude 184.429
20 21 16 Jacob Wheeler Indianapolis IN Ranger/Evinrude 184.104
21 18 11 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 182.889
22 20 22 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 181.121
23 25 19 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 181.025
24 76 93 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 179.774
25 17 26 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 178.481
26 34 58 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Mercury 176.541
27 38 30 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 175.390
28 31 31 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 174.536
29 19 24 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Ranger/Mercury 173.268
30 30 13 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Ranger/Evinrude 172.144
31 35 28 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 171.767
32 37 21 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 171.599
33 50 27 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 171.535
34 26 65 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Skeeter/Yamaha 170.224
35 32 34 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 169.687
36 24 8 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 169.370
37 43 45 Shad Schenck Waynetown IN Ranger/Mercury 168.660
38 22 55 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 166.784
39 45 92 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 166.624
40 85 91 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 166.551
41 39 35 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 165.604
42 29 33 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 160.366
43 53 61 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Skeeter/Yamaha 160.246
44 55 194 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 160.198
45 51 71 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 160.141
46 49 62 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 159.830
47 47 43 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 159.207
48 36 32 Chris Zaldain San Jose CA Skeeter/Yamaha 158.847
49 33 39 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Stratos/Mercury 158.639
50 40 41 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 158.479
51 182 204 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 156.581
52 52 48 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 155.895
53 48 12 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 155.793
54 46 56 Randy Howell Springville AL Triton/Mercury 155.746
55 79 212 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 155.370
56 41 54 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 154.787
57 90 97 Brad Knight Wartburg TN Phoenix/Mercury 154.021
58 44 75 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 153.918
59 63 67 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 153.426
60 56 23 Spencer Shuffield Bismarck AR Phoenix/Mercury 152.895
61 82 66 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 152.369
62 68 129 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Mercury 151.665
63 92 49 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 151.578
64 125 161 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 150.853
65 42 64 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 150.802
66 57 68 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 150.617
67 65 44 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 149.067
68 81 106 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 148.762
69 88 46 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 148.713
70 74 78 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Ranger/Mercury 146.329
71 69 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Ranger/Yamaha 146.203
72 61 38 Alton Jones Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 145.458
73 58 84 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 145.403
74 59 99 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 145.395
75 60 94 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 144.695
76 54 57 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 144.101
77 105 180 Darrell Davis Dover FL 143.660
78 147 118 Clent Davis Montevallo AL 143.179
79 70 116 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 142.646
80 66 70 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 142.534
81 94 53 Fred Roumbanis Bixby OK Legend/Mercury 142.059
82 67 148 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 141.450
83 151 224 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC 140.570
84 84 104 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 140.043
85 135 199 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 139.929
86 86 73 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 139.868
87 73 80 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 139.477
88 196 228 Jeff Sprague Point TX 138.739
89 124 164 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL 138.698
90 87 74 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 138.429
91 64 85 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 138.407
92 179 252 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC 138.394
93 83 81 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 138.375
94 107 124 Derek Remitz Grant AL Triton/Mercury 137.772
95 186 249 Mark Daniels, Jr. Fairfield CA Ranger/Mercury 137.639
96 62 76 Kevin Short Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 136.968
97 95 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Triton/Mercury 136.863
98 98 145 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 136.606
99 96 69 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 135.112
100 99 102 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 134.931
101 78 60 Hank Cherry Maiden NC Triton/Mercury 134.730
102 80 83 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 134.659
103 75 47 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 134.338
104 71 59 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 134.053
105 100 112 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 133.315
106 117 139 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Legend/Mercury 132.619
107 133 117 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 132.494
108 158 177 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 132.330
109 102 63 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 132.268
110 97 72 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 131.958
111 101 120 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 131.639
112 154 119 John Voyles Petersburg IN 131.590
113 91 122 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 130.367
114 93 87 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 130.305
115 134 123 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 129.922
116 72 50 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 129.637
117 123 86 Brandon Card Caryville TN Triton/Suzuki 129.368
118 181 202 Richard Peek Centre AL 128.118
119 139 147 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Ranger/Mercury 127.718
120 118 186 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 127.690
121 140 133 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 127.303
122 126 205 David Mullins Mt Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 126.280
123 89 40 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 126.233
124 109 130 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 126.214
125 115 77 Stacey D. King Reeds Spring MO Nitro/Mercury 125.551
126 110 107 Josh Bertrand Gilbert AZ Nitro/Mercury 125.421
127 166 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 124.972
128 176 221 Tony Davis Williston FL 124.914
129 194 238 Brandon Hunter Benton KY 124.629
130 132 151 James Elam Tulsa OK Ranger/Yamaha 124.046
131 103 152 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 123.753
132 128 115 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 123.300
133 113 90 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 122.874
134 108 149 Dion Hibdon Sunrise Beach MO Ranger/Evinrude 122.824
135 119 175 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 122.664
136 141 110 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 122.094
137 192 184 Clark Reehm Huntington TX Skeeter/Yamaha 121.886
138 164 162 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 121.257
139 111 82 Paul Elias Laurel MS Triton/Honda 121.184
140 146 146 Vic Vatalaro Kent OH Ranger/Yamaha 121.089
141 172 137 Tom Redington Royse City TX 120.911
142 149 156 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Evinrude 120.699
143 193 198 Jason Lambert Pickwick Dam TN Ranger/Mercury 120.516
144 104 89 Nate Wellman Newaygo MI Phoenix/Mercury 120.506
145 129 135 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 120.387
146 200 256 Clayton Batts Macon GA 120.095
147 112 125 Travis Fox Lowell AR 120.066
148 114 140 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 119.708
149 191 243 Jayme Rampey Liberty SC 119.008
150 136 167 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 118.555
151 183 211 Kerry Milner Bono AR 118.465
152 160 155 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 118.019
153 145 111 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 117.971
154 106 52 Robbie Dodson Harrison AR Ranger/Mercury 117.782
155 130 158 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 117.250
156 131 136 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 116.740
157 127 160 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 116.737
158 122 88 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 116.445
159 116 109 Chris Baumgardner Gastonia NC Ranger/Evinrude 116.369
160 138 159 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 116.272
161 177 154 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 115.967
162 144 126 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 114.782
163 77 101 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 114.726
164 170 190 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 114.608
165 120 98 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 114.367
166 169 166 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 113.847
167 173 95 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 113.320
168 137 131 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 112.520
169 142 121 Kevin Hawk Guntersville AL Ranger/Mercury 111.765
170 175 248 Lionel Botha Okeechobee FL 111.578
171 155 100 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 109.848
172 163 196 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 109.375
173 153 141 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 109.360
174 205 179 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 108.823
175 152 128 Rich Dalbey Greenville TX Ranger/Mercury 108.382
176 162 209 Byron Velvick Boerne TX Triton/Mercury 107.798
177 156 168 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 107.296
178 157 143 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 106.798
179 174 134 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 104.344
180 238 292 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD 103.976
181 190 210 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 102.885
182 185 165 Kenyon Hill Norman OK Triton/Yamaha 102.688
183 143 127 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 101.750
184 148 181 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 101.070
185 159 185 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 100.757
186 150 108 Brent Long Cornelius NC Ranger/Yamaha 100.368
187 180 142 Jonathan Newton Rogersville AL Ranger/Evinrude 100.231
188 230 280 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 99.031
189 161 113 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 98.488
190 213 247 Troy Hollowell Paducah KY 98.262
191 187 153 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 97.925
192 121 114 Rick Morris Lake Gaston VA Triton/Mercury 97.896
193 189 171 Jared Miller Norman OK Skeeter/Yamaha 95.304
194 209 178 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 94.771
195 197 201 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 94.463
196 168 150 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 93.942
197 171 138 Jeremy Starks Charleston WV Skeeter/Yamaha 93.799
198 188 172 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 93.255
199 184 157 Charlie Hartley Grove City OH Ranger/Mercury 93.234
200 206 229 Ryan Davidson Huntington WV 92.966
201 216 220 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 92.532
202 202 193 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 91.930
203 211 214 James Biggs Euless TX Ranger/Evinrude 91.858
204 178 105 Casey Martin New Market AL Ranger/Evinrude 90.520
205 199 197 Rex Huff Corbin KY 89.182
206 203 239 Nick Prvonozac Warren OH 87.892
207 167 170 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Triton/Mercury 87.360
208 165 79 Philip Jarabeck Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 85.785
209 229 283 Marcus Evans Angola IN 85.719
210 239 Zack Birge Blanchard OK 84.163
211 210 191 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 83.643
212 198 163 Kevin Stewart Elk Grove CA Phoenix/Mercury 83.128
213 234 286 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 82.969
214 212 174 Tommy Martin Hemphill TX Nitro/Mercury 82.785
215 221 258 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 77.520
216 226 233 Keith Amerson Bethel Springs TN 76.774
217 195 183 Michael Simonton Fremont OH Triton/Yamaha 76.710
218 217 218 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 75.664
219 282 314 Michael Murphy Lexington SC Ranger/Evinrude 74.761
220 215 189 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 74.035
221 220 254 Joseph Sancho New Windsor NY 72.477
222 204 195 Grant Goldbeck Boerne TX Bass Cat/Yamaha 71.031
223 201 103 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 70.773
224 256 293 Dustin Grice Hewitt TX 69.823
225 218 192 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 68.255
226 232 217 Terry Segraves Kissimmee FL Ranger/Evinrude 68.107
227 279 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 67.691
228 235 271 Bob Morin Seymour TN 64.833
229 227 206 Skip Johnson Goodells MI Skeeter/Yamaha 64.506
230 231 232 Joel Baker Talala OK 63.524
231 207 169 Jason Quinn Clover SC Legend/Mercury 62.778
232 208 132 Ray Scheide Russellville AR Ranger/Yamaha 62.456
233 247 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL 62.156
234 250 Ken Iyobe Aichi 61.747
235 253 339 Matt Lee Auburn AL 61.351
236 237 208 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 60.051
237 285 Mike Boyles Highlandville MO 59.702
238 254 291 Jeff Barth Marshfield WI 58.542
239 222 216 Payden Hibdon Stover MO Ranger/Evinrude 58.051
240 276 Andrew Young Mound MN 57.339
241 223 219 Guido Hibdon Gravois Mills MO Ranger/Evinrude 57.223
242 283 Nick Hensley Cumming GA 56.841
243 244 240 Kyle A. White Tightwad MO 56.606
244 214 144 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 56.565
245 236 275 Eric Oliverson Nixa MO 56.459
246 228 200 Zach Caudle Shreveport LA 54.881
247 284 Jason Johnson Gainesville GA 54.769
248 219 173 Bill Day Frankfort KY 54.720
249 281 374 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 53.910
250 225 182 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 53.895
251 249 David Williams Maiden NC 53.525
252 246 274 Troy Gibson Eufaula AL 52.592
253 301 Troy Broussard Beaumont TX 52.352
254 241 255 Trevor Romans Plano TX 52.205
255 224 187 Rick Cotten Guntersville AL 52.097
256 288 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 51.184
257 245 253 Patrick Bone Cleveland GA Ranger/Mercury 50.781
258 294 Stephen Patek Dallas TX 50.605
259 242 242 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 50.430
260 263 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 49.918
261 267 Seth Feider Bloomington MN 49.692
262 240 246 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 49.646
263 259 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 48.432
264 268 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 48.211
265 291 Marshall Deakins Dunlap TN 47.792
266 261 264 Stephen McKinnie Umatila FL 46.613
267 264 Carl Jocumsen Queensland 46.384
268 305 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 45.104
269 274 285 Harry Moore Valley AL 44.806
270 304 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 44.189
271 307 Cody Kelley Conway AR 44.073
272 252 276 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 43.965
273 262 262 Leon Williamson Fairdale KY 43.827
274 248 227 Kevin Ledoux Choctaw OK Bass Cat/Mercury 43.047
275 308 Mark Goines Shady Point OK Ranger/Mercury 42.792
276 243 203 B.J. Haseotes Centerville MA /Yamaha 40.452
277 296 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 39.738
278 265 266 Barton Aiken Greenville SC 39.488
279 233 188 Ray Meredith Smiths Grove KY 39.479
280 271 273 Stuart Arthur Benton MO Ranger/Evinrude 39.061
281 269 272 James Christian Dickson TN 38.822
282 309 Michael Hall Annandale VA 38.002
283 303 Clay Elliott Ozark AL 37.870
284 258 222 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 37.074
285 277 268 Andrew Luxon Richmond KY 35.902
286 272 279 Jerry Reagan Byrdstown TN 34.956
287 251 223 Wade LeBlanc Gonzales LA 34.910
288 302 Bill Terrell Memphis TN 34.837
289 300 Dalton Cooksey New Concord KY 34.587
290 260 234 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 34.220
291 275 282 R.C. Cooper Nashua NH 34.196
292 280 261 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 32.514
293 255 259 Dale Hightower Sand Springs 31.860
294 257 215 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 31.670
295 270 235 George Kapiton Inverness FL 30.219
296 266 236 Travis Loyd Vienna IL 29.112
297 293 245 Michael Williamson Fort Smith AR 29.023
298 286 289 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 28.911
299 287 278 Justin Morton Etoile TX 28.768
300 290 290 Kelly Power Cape Fair MO 28.264
301 292 299 Chris Heath North Augusta SC 26.910
302 297 Stephen Longobardi Northford CT 26.887
303 312 Craig Livesay Johnson City TN 24.535
304 278 251 Robert Collins Morrow OH 23.616
305 273 230 Wade Hendricks Thompsons Station TN 23.166
306 289 267 Tommy Robinson Westland MI 20.201
307 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON 19.401
308 298 Mike Kernan TX Wylie TX 18.888
309 295 270 Bradley Rightnour Mingoville PA Ranger/Mercury 18.406
310 310 304 Timothy Wilson Gas City IN 16.119
311 306 315 David Kilgore Jasper AL 15.835
312 Darold Gleason Leesville LA 15.297
313 330 326 Brian Clark Haltom City TX Skeeter/Yamaha 15.228
314 311 308 Stephen Mui Bartlett IL 14.987
315 314 Van Soles Haines City FL 13.827
316 361 391 Joe Gerard Concordia KS 13.551
317 315 311 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 13.419
318 316 312 Jared Knuth Wahoo NE 12.538
319 299 225 Matthew Pennington Springdale AR 11.870
320 317 313 Rich Howes Oviedo FL 11.784
321 319 318 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 11.656
322 340 317 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 11.578
323 Chad Wiley Pineville LA 11.147
324 323 269 Roland Martin Naples FL Nitro/Mercury 10.366
325 324 320 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA 10.187
326 325 321 Mike Elsea Mooresville IN 10.089
327 328 322 Bo Cross Knoxville TN 9.300
328 331 327 Paul Pagnato Reston VA 7.933
329 332 307 Tommy Durham Whitney TX 7.835
330 333 330 James Biggerstaff Odessa TX 7.248
331 334 331 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 7.150
332 335 333 Kendall Newson Decatur GA 6.856
333 339 337 Steve Sennikoff Forney TX Triton/Mercury 6.366
334 344 346 Jeff Cloud Lubbock TX 5.288
335 320 207 Jami Fralick Martin SD Nitro/Mercury 5.219
336 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 5.128
337 Scott Barnett Mansfield TX 4.921
338 346 351 Bill Weidler Helena AL 4.799
339 Craig Workman Ft. Worth TX 4.506
340 349 358 Brian Potter Claremore OK 4.407
341 329 260 Chip Porche Bixby OK 4.030
342 Logan Sherrer Karnack TX 3.935
343 351 368 Al Farace Cockeysville MD 3.819
344 352 373 Patrick Pierce Jacksonville FL 3.525
345 357 379 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 3.133
346 359 380 Lucas Ragusa Gonzales LA 3.035

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