New Power Rankings (900 X 500 Px)
Austin Prock (left) rises in this week's power rankings while David Gravel (right) falls out of the top 10.

Power Rankings: Prock Keeps Rolling, Gravel Falls

It’s time for a new edition of SPEED SPORT Power Rankings. Who will be on top this week?

1. Ricky Thornton Jr.

Ricky Thornton Jr. leads the power rankings for the fifth consecutive week on the strength of a two-win week that included his second straight victory in the Firecracker 100 at Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point leader has 11 victories in that series and has amassed 19 overall triumphs this season. Last Week: 1

2. Max Verstappen

Three-time Formula 1 champion Max Verstappen was his dominant self in winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. It was the Red Bull driver’s seventh triumph in 10 races this season. Last Week: 3

3. Jett Lawrence

Jett Lawrence had an off weekend from competition. Lawrence, who won eight Monster Energy Supercross races en route to his first title in that series, has won three of the four Pro Motocross Championship events this summer. Last Week: 2

4. Austin Prock

Austin Prock claimed an emotional Funny Car triumph Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park. Prock claimed his third win of the season and extended his point lead in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series after his team owner John Force was injured in a fiery crash earlier in the day. Last Week: 10

5. Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell was dominant in wet and dry conditions in picking up his third NASCAR Cup Series triumph of the season Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He also won the previous day’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the one-mile track. Last Week: Not Ranked

6. Doug Kalitta

Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Doug Kalitta extended his point lead with his third triumph of the season Sunday afternoon at Virginia Motorsports Park. Last Week: Not Ranked

7. Tyler Courtney

Winged sprint car racer Tyler Courtney had a perfect week. Courtney won Wednesday’s World of Outlaws feature at Huset’s Speedway and followed it up with a pair of IRA/Maverick sprint car victories in Indiana. Last Week: Not Ranked

8. Daison Pursley

Daison Pursley has won in all three USAC national divisions and a winged sprint car this season, but rain limited his schedule this past weekend. Last Week: 5

9. Alex Palou

Two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou grabbed his second victory of the season Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. He also returned to the series point lead. Last Week: Not Ranked

10. Corey Day

Second-generation sprint car racer Corey Day earned $62,000 for winning Saturday night’s Jim Raper Dirt Cup at Washington’s Skagit Speedway. It was Day’s sixth victory of the season. Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell shot to fifth in the rankings after sweeping the NASCAR events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Doug Kalitta, Tyler Courtney, Alex Palou and Corey Day also entered the rankings, while Austin Prock jumped from 10th to fourth.

Free Falling: With rain plaguing their schedules, national sprint car racers David Gravel and Brad Sweet fell outside the top 10 as did Logan Seavey and Connor Zilisch.

One To Watch: With Pennsylvania Speedweek kicking off later this week, Anthony Macri, who won Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, could be poised to make some noise.