Payton Talbot and Cody Mcpherson Lead Six Different Registered KOD Competitors With Wins During Weekend Racing Action


May 2, 2022 – Fair Haven, VT – Overall Points Update: Six different Fastline Performance King Of Dirt Racing competitors earned victories this past weekend including Payton Talbot, Rob Yetman, Cody Mcpherson, Beau Ballard, Alan Fink, and Gary Smith. The weekly points shakeup is real, as tracks open and drivers throw down for the crown early in 2022.

It’s early in the season, so it can’t be stressed enough that if a driver hasn’t had a chance to race yet they are not behind in points. The scoreboard currently shows each KOD driver’s best SINGLE RACE finish. Once all registered drivers have raced once, it will progress to showing their best two races. Progression continues this way until each driver reaches their best 12.

Each week we feature the top three KOD competitors from the weekend during the points update. Staring this week off, is South New Berlin, NY driver Payton Talbot. This rising Sportsman Modified star opened the Utica Rome Speedway season with a win driving his Ted’s Body Shop – Precision Hydraulic & Oil number 14T HigFab chassis.

Defending Sportsman Modified champion Cody Mcpherson didn’t waste time making a trip to victory lane in his track title defense. Surely a contender for the crown, McPhearson parked it at Merrittville Speedway driving his Willard Concrete & Trucking – C. Mcpherson Jr. Trucking number 7 Bicknell chassis.

Our third and final featured driver is actually a pair of Pro Stock aces. Multi-time champion and Dirt Week winner Rob Yetman is red hot at Albany-Saratoga winning early in his Lazzaro’s Auto Body number 7 JACR chassis and Beau Ballard opened his title defense at Utica Rome Speedway with a win driving his Pizza Plus – Kimble Mechanical number 15 Manimal chassis.

OVERALL KOD NOTES: Other KOD registered drivers to earn wins this past weekend were Alan Fink from Thunder Mountain Speedway and Gary Smith from Five Mile Point Speedway. There are currently 10 drivers who have earned KOD credited victories this season by May 1st. There are 38 drivers who have scored KOD points so far, with 24 more waiting for their speedways to open.

Other drivers new to the leaderboard are: Hunter Lapp (TMS), Mark Mortensen (FON), Garrett Poland (GRMP), Nick Guererri (LOL), Tyer Corcoran (LOL), Ryan Barrett (GEN), Ricky Quick (GRMP), Brian Borst (URS), Austin Cooper (FUL), Tony Velez (LOL), Brett Mortensen (FON), and Addison Bowman (URS).

  • 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.com. Good luck to all drivers on their quest to be king.