Ryan Stahl has emerged at the top of the 2012 harness racing driver standings after stellar performances the last two Fridays. Each Friday night, Stahl won six of the twelve races, placing him sixteen wins ahead of Tyler Smith.
Stahl has garnered 131 victories this season, outdistancing Smith (115), Aaron Merriman (77), Kurt Sugg (74) and JD Wengerd (60).
Stahl has never won the Northfield driving title but has been the runner-up, most recently in 2011.
His win tally for 2012 currently ranks him 17th nationally. Ryan has 2,808 career wins with driver purse earnings in excess of $8,500,000.
Kevin Ehrhardt holds a slim lead in the 2012 Trainer Standings.
Ehrhardt has conditioned 23 winners and holds a slim lead over Jim Otto, who has 21. Calvin Hollar (19), Darrell Rideout (18) and Don Pfister (17) complete the top five.