1. Tony Dunker: Tony can equal the modern-era track record for consecutive feature wins this week. He’ll be going for his sixth in a row.
2. Steven DeLonjay: There’s rarely any in-between for No. 35, is there? Of the 14 features this season at the Bullring, Steven has won 10, had three DNFs and a fourth place. Remember who won the night he finished fourth? Answer at the end, and no peaking.
3. Denny Woodworth: Only once since July 14 has the late model points leader finished lower than fourth in a feature.
4. Mark Burgtorf: Did you notice how Mark was reeling in B-Shepp on Sunday night when Bobby Pierce went flying by them both on the top? Who was that masked man?
5. Dave Wietholder: Believe me, this isn’t meant to rub salt in a wound for Dave’s fans, it’s just a mathematical observation. If Dave had been able to have gone on and won the feature Sunday night he would have held a one-point lead over DeLonjay.
6. Jason Perry: Jason’s been back for three weeks, and maybe it’s just me but I think they have been his three strongest weeks of the season.
7. Abe Huls: All-time stock car victories — Huls 43, Terry Houston 42.
8. Michael Long: It would have been interesting to see if Long’s late model would have had anything for Pierce or Sheppard.
9. Brandon Savage: Brandon did not win either the feature or heat race on Sunday night. The last time that happened was May 19.
10. Shawn Deering: Good things come to those who wait, but Shawn never dreamed he would have had to wait since 2006.
11. Tanner Klingele: Yes, you’re right. Tanner was No. 10 last week and he finished second in the sport mod feature. Normally, that would push him a little higher up in the rankings, but he fell victim to some drivers around him having big weeks, too. Sometimes life is just not fair.
12. Ricky Frankel: Ricky was either in Floirda or Michigan on Sunday. Hopefully, we’ll see him at 8000 Broadway this week.
13. Terry Houston: Realistically, Terry is going to need a major break to catch Abe Huls in the stock car points race. But a second-place showing is nothing to sneeze at and would give the Mayor of Mount Sterling a fifth straight points finish of no lower than third.
14. Clint Kirkham: Until this year, Clint’s top showing in late model points was eighth in 2011. He sits fourth after Sunday night.
15. Austen Becerra: Is Austen the driver to beat in sport compacts heading into the stretch run?
16. Justin Reed: I know Justin wants to return to the late models in 2014, but … he looks mighty stout in that modified. And don’t forget, he won the 2009 modified track title.
17. Laine Van Zant: LVZ should be in the conversation for most improved driver at the track.
18. Pat Dunker: Pat, never tangle with a tire bigger than your car.
19. Kim Abbott: Kim is having a season that defies description. She has not won a feature or led a feature lap, yet is tied for the points lead.
20. Jake Griffin: I like the number on the front of the car. Suh-weet.
21. Jerry Jansen: About that 2014 look, why not go completely off the wall with … ummm… say, green?
22. Jake Powers: Hey Jake, what will your 2014 car look like color-wise?
23. Brad Holtmeyer: The second-year driver is trying to cement a top-five points finish.
24. Russ Coultas: It would be interesting to see where Russ would stand in the modified points if he had not missed two weeks.
25. Jeff DeLonjay: Turn 2 was his undoing Sunday night.
26. Charles Van Zandt: CVZ has quietly taken over third in sport mod points.
27. Keith Pratt: The Kool Kat returns to the rankings — in a modified.
28. Chris Spalding: Early in the season, Chris was challenging for a spot in the top 10 and then that baby thing came along. It’s good to see him back at the Bullring on a regular basis.
29. Bill Genenbacher: Things have been a bit uneven for No. 72 since that strong run July 14.
30. Darin Lambert: Three top fives in the last four weeks have fueled another top-20 challenge.
Answer: DeLonjay finished fourth on June 2, the night Rusty Griffaw won the main event, Ken Schrader finished second and Jake Griffin was third.