After event number 2 - Richmond Raceway
1. Cayden Lapcevich - The former NASCAR Pinty's Series champion showed versatility winning that crown, being able to run well on both ovals and road courses. So far, through 2 weeks of virtual action, he's shown that he can win with pit strategy, win by keeping his car damage free, win with raw speed, and win by keeping track position and holding others off. That versatility through two weeks has propelled him to the top of the power rankings.
#2 Treyten Lapcevich - Between a pair of top-five runs, including a podium finish in the season opener at USA International Speedway. Throw in a fourth-place finish Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park in the prestigious Rowdy Energy Late Model series, and him matching his brother's total of 0 incidents points last race put Treyten second in the power rankings.
#3 Ryan Dyson - The Delaware Speedway Demar Aggregates Truck Series racer is an iRacing veteran and looks after a number of marketing and media duties for the APC United Late Model Series. Dyson has shown his virtual chops so far, finishing sixth at USA International Speedway and following that up with a runner-up finish at Richmond Raceway to have the third best average finish among all the drivers that qualified for both features.
#4 Ray Morneau - After some bright moments as a part-time team during the 2019 APC Racing Series season, Morneau has cranked up the wattage with his virtual 2020 season. He muddled his way to a 15th-place result at USA International Speedway before rebounding to a brilliant third place run with two incident points in round number two and sits fifth among drivers who have made both features in average finish.
#5 Rick Spencer-Walt - The part-timer on the APC Racing Series tour is also a former feature winner on the tour. Spencer-Walt has run strong through two weeks of the APC eSeries and has posted runs of 12th and fifth, after weaving his way through the last lap wreck at Richmond. Another top-five at race number three, on the Milwaukee Mile, would move the Sunset Speedway regular up the rankings list.
#6 Dale Shaw - Normally a pair of 16th-place finishes isn't enough to get you on this list, but Shaw came within 3 laps of green, and a cup of fuel away from a win at USA International, and was just half a lap short of a podium when he wrecked with Shawn Chenoweth on the backstretch racing for second at Richmond. After issues with qualifying at Richmond he added a little more flavour with a B-Main win.
#7 Cole Timm - Like Dale Shaw, results of 24th and eighth aren't indicative of how well the North Carolina resident has run. Timm was the outside pole-sitter at USA Speedway, led 24 laps, and then posted the second fastest lap of the race at USA Speedway. At Richmond he had to start at the back of the B-Main and followed Shaw to a second-place run, before racing his way into the top-ten, while running the fifth-fastest lap of the night at Richmond.
#8 Jamie Dyson - The second APC Racing Series official on the list, Jamie battled through the opening event at USA International Speedway, and after starting 19th, posted a very solid 7th-place result. At Richmond he turned up the wick, getting track position early, and ran in the top half of the field for the majority of the race and raced forward late. Jamie closed the day out with a 12th-place result and ranks sixth in average finish of the drivers that have qualified for both main events.
#9 Josh Stade - 'Prime Time' Josh Stade has qualified for both events, avoiding the calamity that can be the B-Main and transferring into the show after a rough qualifying effort at Richmond. Stade has posted the seventh best average finish of the drivers who have started both mains. Stade finished 11th in the opener, before racking up a ninth-place finish at Richmond Raceway with an incident count of zero on the 3/4-mile.
#10 - Jo Lawrence - the 2019 APC Late Model Series Rookie-of-the-Year opened the APC eSeries strong, qualifying sixth and racing his way to a third-place finish at USA International Speedway. After failing to qualify for the main event on time at Richmond, Lawrence finished third in the LCQ but struggled to post a solid finish in the main, winding up 25th. A good run at Milwaukee could move him up, a poor run, Lawrence will be on the outside of the rankings looking in next time.
Honorable Mentions: Jordan Howse, Mike Bentley.
By Jamie Maudsley