Becerra finished first in the annual Stevie Dirt blog fans’ balloting for their pick as the series’ DIRT-y Driver of the Year. Becerra earned 36 percent of the vote to outdistance Alex Baker and four other sport compact drivers:
1. Austen Becerra, 332 votes, 36 percent
2. Alex Baker, 239 votes. 26 percent
3. Laine Van Zant, 154, 17 percent
Others: Pat Dunker, Kim Abbott, Brandon Lambert.
This is the fifth year for the DIRT-y Driver(s) of the Year voting, but only the second for the sport compacts:
SPORT COMPACT DIRT-Y DRIVERS OF THE YEAR
2013: Austen Becerra
2012: Kim Abbott
Up next is voting for the stock cars, which will run through midnight Friday.