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Updated: 8/27/2018

Thrift Returns To No. 1

FLW Tour standout Bryan Thrift has returned to the No. 1 position in the BassFan World Rankings. Thrift, who's occupied the top slot on numerous occasions over the past several years, moved up one spot in the latest edition, which takes in the Forrest Wood Cup and the St. Lawrence River Bassmaster Elite Series.

The red-hot Josh Bertrand, the winner at the St. Lawrence, catapulted from 19th to 2nd. Previous kingpin Jacob Wheeler slipped to 3rd after a 55th-place finish in the regular-season finale.

St. Lawrence runner-up Justin Lucas, the leader in the Elite Angler of the Year race heading into next month's championship event, climbed eight places to 6th. Mark Daniels Jr., who won earlier this summer at Lake Oahe and placed 12th at the St. Lawrence River, makes his debut among the top 10 in the No. 10 position.

Cup winner Clent Davis moved up 23 positions to 89th.

Current Rankings - 8/27/2018

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
1 2 7 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 194.813
2 19 77 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 189.058
3 1 3 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 188.939
4 5 1 Brandon Palaniuk Rathdrum ID Skeeter/Yamaha 188.521
5 4 4 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 185.436
6 14 45 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 179.816
7 10 17 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 177.840
8 12 14 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 175.540
9 3 2 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 174.711
10 16 71 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 174.371
11 18 20 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 173.824
12 13 8 Ott DeFoe Knoxville TN NItro/Mercury 173.704
13 6 13 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 173.369
14 8 53 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 173.217
15 15 12 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 172.901
16 9 11 Mark Rose Marion AR Ranger/Mercury 172.631
17 7 9 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 170.324
18 28 23 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 168.539
19 11 6 Jordan Lee Vinemont AL Ranger/Yamaha 168.108
20 29 15 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 167.681
21 21 75 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 167.480
22 22 88 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 165.612
23 30 34 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 164.441
24 17 18 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 163.732
25 31 32 Jacob Powroznik Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 163.045
26 23 81 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 162.755
27 20 49 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 162.302
28 33 145 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 161.690
29 24 43 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 161.024
30 26 29 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 160.717
31 41 38 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 160.112
32 32 26 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Ranger/Mercury 159.169
33 34 5 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 157.529
34 36 16 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 156.940
35 27 10 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Triton/Mercury 156.566
36 25 68 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 155.899
37 42 36 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 155.706
38 39 47 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 155.109
39 40 37 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 155.045
40 38 39 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 154.427
41 44 31 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Ranger/Evinrude 153.095
42 48 126 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 152.893
43 35 113 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 152.293
44 45 21 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 152.177
45 43 28 Michael Neal Dayton TN Bullet/Yamaha 151.232
46 37 109 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 150.827
47 49 46 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 148.237
48 67 69 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 147.968
49 52 33 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 147.016
50 54 19 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 146.305
51 57 74 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 146.132
52 58 138 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuke 146.109
53 46 67 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 146.048
54 56 156 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 145.765
55 63 41 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 145.442
56 68 92 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 145.188
57 55 63 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 145.032
58 65 61 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 144.939
59 47 64 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 144.374
60 51 54 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 144.126
61 50 22 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 143.068
62 73 70 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 142.911
63 66 35 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 142.336
64 69 27 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 142.170
65 59 103 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Skeeter/Yamaha 142.056
66 61 59 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 141.597
67 71 66 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 141.167
68 91 105 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 140.765
69 62 30 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 140.606
70 53 40 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 140.452
71 75 206 Justin Atkins Florence AL Ranger/Mercury 140.021
72 64 86 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 139.925
73 80 218 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 137.312
74 79 62 Chris Zaldain Laughlin NV Skeeter/Yamaha 136.902
75 60 76 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 136.810
76 82 55 Bill Lowen Brookville IN Skeeter/Yamaha 135.799
77 87 107 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 135.761
78 93 124 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 135.732
79 78 91 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Legend/Mercury 135.464
80 77 83 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 135.252
81 83 42 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 134.840
82 86 56 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 134.716
83 88 94 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 134.468
84 84 222 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 134.302
85 74 78 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Triton/Mercury 133.638
86 70 122 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 133.571
87 94 89 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 133.113
88 116 82 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.942
89 112 154 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 132.937
90 99 95 Andrew Upshaw Hemphill TX Bass Cat/Mercury 132.718
91 109 205 Jason Lambert Michie TN Ranger/Evinrude 132.303
92 76 117 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 132.156
93 85 84 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 131.550
94 100 189 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 131.395
95 72 96 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT 131.047
96 81 146 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 130.744
97 90 44 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 130.179
98 95 80 John Murray Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 129.733
99 115 102 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON 129.730
100 102 148 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 129.696
101 92 210 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO 128.869
102 107 87 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 128.558
103 121 115 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Legend/Mercury 128.469
104 103 73 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 128.300
105 98 119 Boyd Duckett Demopolis AL Triton/Mercury 128.227
106 105 60 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 128.195
107 89 48 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Triton/Mercury 127.814
108 97 99 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 127.401
109 104 58 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 126.583
110 117 139 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat 126.382
111 106 179 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 125.982
112 101 25 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Ranger/Evinrude 125.971
113 96 24 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 125.072
114 110 98 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 124.948
115 108 97 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 124.805
116 129 155 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 124.403
117 118 241 Dylan Hays Sheridan AR Nitro/Mercury 123.771
118 126 193 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL 123.472
119 130 112 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 121.824
120 114 65 Larry Nixon Bee Branch AR Ranger/Evinrude 121.820
121 133 143 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 121.491
122 128 172 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 120.802
123 132 236 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 120.790
124 111 79 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 120.420
125 119 100 Gary Klein Weatherford TX Triton/Mercury 120.221
126 113 101 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Legend/Mercury 120.187
127 120 85 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 119.925
128 131 151 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 118.514
129 122 52 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 117.841
130 123 50 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 117.372
131 127 72 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 117.267
132 138 165 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 115.707
133 124 129 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 115.683
134 134 128 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 115.525
135 125 108 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 114.096
136 136 158 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 113.953
137 137 110 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 113.658
138 135 135 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 113.308
139 140 123 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 110.966
140 139 149 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 110.702
141 148 228 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 110.119
142 141 125 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 109.919
143 143 51 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 109.066
144 144 221 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 107.641
145 146 57 Scott Suggs Alexander AR Ranger/Evinrude 107.597
146 149 131 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 107.393
147 145 202 Kerry Milner Bono AR 107.389
148 152 153 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 106.778
149 158 130 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 106.567
150 147 243 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 106.547
151 153 286 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 106.284
152 155 134 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 106.065
153 151 90 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 106.037
154 161 167 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 105.913
155 163 255 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 105.896
156 157 147 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 105.836
157 142 116 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 105.750
158 169 186 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 105.506
159 154 118 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 104.383
160 156 192 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 103.834
161 162 174 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 103.747
162 187 235 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 103.482
163 171 185 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 103.404
164 168 144 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 103.393
165 164 166 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 103.292
166 160 240 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 103.015
167 150 114 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 102.416
168 166 111 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 102.402
169 165 275 Josh Douglas Mound MN 102.341
170 180 199 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 102.321
171 167 164 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 102.306
172 200 247 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 102.253
173 172 302 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 102.105
174 182 157 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 101.213
175 173 191 Rex Huff Corbin KY 101.149
176 170 160 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 100.917
177 159 104 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Sterling/Mercury 100.580
178 199 142 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 100.493
179 213 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 100.063
180 175 133 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 99.837
181 178 141 Brian Latimer Belton SC 98.990
182 174 208 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 98.670
183 208 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 98.206
184 184 175 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 97.855
185 188 177 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA 97.265
186 183 127 Clayton Batts Macon GA 97.184
187 185 170 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 96.865
188 191 184 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 96.286
189 181 121 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 96.196
190 194 204 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 96.116
191 186 181 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 95.959
192 196 183 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 95.859
193 193 140 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 95.742
194 177 132 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 95.653
195 176 106 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 95.583
196 179 93 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 95.530
197 192 150 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 95.292
198 190 196 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 95.006
199 189 260 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 94.603
200 198 252 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 93.449
201 195 182 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 93.431
202 201 261 Grae Buck Harleysville PA 93.143
203 197 188 Jay Yelas Corvallis OR Ranger/Mercury 92.690
204 202 178 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 92.431
205 203 245 Randy Haynes Counce TN Ranger/Mercury 91.792
206 206 197 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 91.259
207 207 176 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 91.024
208 205 120 Andy Young Mound MN 90.096
209 204 161 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 89.665
210 209 201 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 89.565
211 222 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 88.865
212 210 230 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 87.689
213 232 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 87.684
214 211 283 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 87.137
215 215 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Evinrude 86.604
216 218 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 86.583
217 212 274 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 84.716
218 217 152 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 83.062
219 214 136 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 82.508
220 216 237 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 82.442
221 220 198 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 82.215
222 224 265 Keith Bryan Novato CA 82.002
223 227 233 Tom Redington Royse City TX 81.945
224 219 268 Bob Morin Seymour TN 81.690
225 233 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 81.245
226 223 163 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 81.077
227 221 200 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 80.971
228 225 214 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 80.692
229 269 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 80.223
230 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 79.448
231 242 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 79.419
232 226 207 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 78.866
233 237 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 78.119
234 229 194 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 78.081
235 228 187 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 78.021
236 240 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 77.618
237 230 280 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 76.706
238 252 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 76.111
239 235 293 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 75.337
240 260 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 75.241
241 234 215 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 75.136
242 259 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 74.213
243 236 224 Cody Bird Granbury TX Skeeter/Yamaha 73.675
244 238 209 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 73.344
245 243 213 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 72.763
246 239 242 Dean Alexander Florence TX 71.885
247 241 180 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 71.381
248 254 294 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 70.561
249 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 69.880
250 246 238 Cody Kelley Conway AR 69.477
251 245 219 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 68.391
252 249 223 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 68.092
253 247 249 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 67.557
254 248 226 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 67.399
255 244 227 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 66.430
256 251 299 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 66.313
257 253 284 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 63.670
258 256 Allen Boyd Salem IN 63.574
259 257 137 Stephen Patek Dallas TX Ranger/Mercury 63.228
260 262 272 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 62.421
261 255 297 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 62.098
262 261 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 61.633
263 266 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 61.505
264 258 216 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 61.401
265 263 190 Drew Montgomery Denver NC 60.191
266 267 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 59.728
267 280 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 59.219
268 264 195 Bill Day Frankfort KY 58.792
269 268 159 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 58.578
270 270 292 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 58.335
271 271 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 58.083
272 265 168 Tracy Adams Wilkesboro NC Nitro/Mercury 58.015
273 274 305 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 57.394
274 282 169 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 57.151
275 272 David Larson Mound MN 56.335
276 277 David Nichol Gainesville GA 55.943
277 276 263 Brandon Medlock Lake Placid FL 55.889
278 273 173 Powell Kemp Scotland Neck NC 55.010
279 278 239 Eric Jackson Walling TN 53.960
280 281 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 53.941
281 283 270 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 53.900
282 279 162 Dan Morehead Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 53.640
283 286 244 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 51.849
284 288 273 Daniel Kweekul Bryant AR 50.661
285 284 276 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 50.624
286 287 277 Peter Cherkas Des Moines IA 49.760
287 275 211 J. Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 48.743
288 289 271 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 48.442
289 291 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 48.328
290 292 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 46.990
291 293 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 46.577
292 294 290 Alvin Shaw State Road NC Ranger/Evinrude 46.049
293 290 281 Jonathan Henry Grant AL Charger/Mercury 45.838
294 295 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 44.898
295 285 234 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 44.758
296 296 291 Harry Moore Valley AL 42.462
297 297 269 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 41.133
298 299 Russell Cecil Willis TX 40.421
299 298 257 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 39.984
300 302 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 39.535
301 303 254 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 39.284
302 305 232 Joe Holland Jefferson ME 39.163
303 304 David Wootton Collierville TN 39.143
304 300 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 39.141
305 301 296 Bill Smith Burlington KY 38.470
306 306 288 Darrell Davis Dover FL 36.455
307 307 231 Blake Nick Adger AL Ranger/Mercury 34.833
308 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 32.629
309 310 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 32.054
310 311 310 Jeff Cannon Douglasville GA 32.014
311 313 248 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 30.939
312 309 308 Mike McCoy Mentor On The Lake OH 30.909
313 312 316 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 30.127
314 315 315 Jamey Caldwell Carthage NC 29.222
315 314 327 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 28.888
316 316 278 Rodney Thomason Maumelle AR 28.413
317 319 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 26.019
318 318 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 25.956
319 320 289 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 23.991
320 321 212 Mike Kernan Wylie TX Skeeter/Yamaha 19.217
321 317 220 Jay Brainard Enid OK 18.914
322 322 229 Austin Terry San Angelo TX Ranger/Mercury 17.393
323 324 324 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
324 323 171 Davy Hite Ninety Six SC Phoenix/Evinrude 3.547
325 326 203 Ken Iyobe Aichi 3.463
326 325 225 Kotaro Kiriyama Moody AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 3.210
327 327 251 Fabian Rodriguez Ocean City MD 2.198
328 328 217 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 2.156
329 329 322 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354

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