Denny Woodworth says his team’s only goal heading into a late model racing season is consistency.
And that’s exactly what he demonstrated in 2013. The late model lawyer rolled to a relatively easy second track championship by finishing in the top four in 13 of 17 points features and had an average finish in the main events of 4.1. He never finished lower than ninth, which helped explained how he won his second title in four years without the benefit of winning a feature.
Woodworth held the points lead for the final eight weeks of the season.
That consistency is rewarded with his second Stevie Dirt All-Dirt Team Driver of the Year honor. Woodworth is the first late model driver to win two of these awards. His first came in 2010.
Mark Burgtorf, the 2009 Driver of the Year, picked up his second first-row honor. His first came in 2008. Jason Perry collected his second straight first-row accolades and fourth overall All-Dirt selection.
Second-row honors went to Michael Long and Ricky Frankel. It was Long’s second All-Dirt Selection in a late model. He is a five-time honoree in the modifieds. For Frankel, it was his first All-Dirt honor in his first season of running full-time at Quincy.
6th ANNUAL STEVIE DIRT LATE MODEL ALL-DIRT TEAM
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
2013: Denny Woodworth
2012: Dustin Griffin
2011: Justin Reed
2010: Denny Woodworth
2009: Mark Burgtorf
2008: Jason Frankel
2013: Mark Burgtorf, Jason Perry
2012: Jason Perry, Mark Burgtorf
2011: Lonnie Bailey, Denny Woodworth
2010: Jason Perry, Justin Reed
2009: Lonnie Bailey, Justin Reed
2008: Mark Burgtorf, Justin Reed
2013: Michael Long, Ricky Frankel
2012: Justin Reed, Michael Long
2011: Joey Gower, Keith Pratt
2010: Joey Gower, Keith Pratt
2009: Jason Frankel, Keith Pratt
2008: Lonnie Bailey, Jason Perry