All three drivers won the June 30 midseason championship features, and to complete the Triple Crown a driver must also win the season-ending championship main event and the track points title. DeLonjay in modifieds, Huls in stock cars and Becerra in sport compacts all three have at least semi-comfortable points leads going into Sunday night.
There have only been 12 Triple Crowns won since 1992. Mark Burgtorf (3) and Tony Dunker (2) are the only multiple winners. If DeLonjay adds the 2013 modified Triple Crown he will join the club with his second.
There has never been a season with more than two Triple Crown winners, let alone three. In 1999 and 1994 there were two Triple Crown champs in each of those seasons.
Dunker, who has completely overwhelmed the sport mod division, will not have the opportunity to win a second straight Triple Crown. One of the few features Dunker did not win this year was the midseason championship, which was taken by Bobby Anders. Dunker, who would have had the chance to be the first back-to-back Triple Crown winner in any series, won nine of the next 10 after Anders took the midseason big iron.
Mark Burgtorf won the late model midseason championship race, but Denny Woodworth has already clinched the that series title to eliminate Burgtorf from any Triple Crown possibility.
QUINCY RACEWAYS TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS
2012: Tony Dunker, sport mods
2011: Steven DeLonjay, modifieds
2007: Michael Long, modifieds
2006: Mark Burgtorf, late models
2005: Wyatt Lantz, “B” modifieds
2004: Tony Dunker, “B” modifieds
2003: Mark Burgtorf, late models
2001: Dave Wietholder, bombers (hobby stocks)
1999: Eddie Dieker, bombers (hobby stocks)
1999: Greg Uppinghouse, “B” modifieds
1994: Mark Burgtorf, late models
1994: Hank DeLonjay, “A” modifieds
Triple crowns are since 1992
Total triple crowns
Mark Burgtorf, 3
Tony Dunker, 2
Steven DeLonjay, 1
Michael Long, 1
Wyatt Lantz, 1
Dave Wietholder, 1
Eddie Dieker, 1
Greg Uppinghouse, 1
Hank DeLonjay, 1