The DeLonj-inator

November 15, 2013 0 Comments

checkflagtoflagThere could be an argument made that Steven DeLonjay is the most dominant driver at Quincy Raceways. He’s won three straight modified track titles, has five championships before age 22, has won more UMP mod features than any other driver at the Bullring … and so on and so on.

And for all of you No. 35 boosters, here’s another log for the victory fire. No other driver has more flag-to-flag feature wins than Steve-O since we started tracking that item in 2010. In the past four years, DeLonjay has 12 flag-to-flag efforts, meaning he led the entire race. No other driver in any series has more than seven in that time, and that’s fellow mod rival Michael Long.

In addition, DeLonjay’s six flag-to-flag wins in 2013 were the most in any one season by a driver.

Here’s a breakdown, class by class:

FEATURES WON FLAG TO FLAG

Late models
2013: Ricky Frankel, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Michael Long, Clint Kirkham, Chad Simpson, 1 (UMP)
2012: Dustin Griffin, Mark Burgtorf, 2 (UMP)
2011: Jason Perry, Justin Reed, 2
2010: Denny Woodworth, 2
2010-13 leaders: Jason Perry, 3; Mark Burgtorf, 3; Justin Reed, 3; Denny Woodworth, 2; Dustin Griffin, 2; fifteen with 1.
Note: Kirkham was disqualified following his 2013 victory.

Modifieds
2013: Steven DeLonjay, 6
2012: Steven DeLonjay, 2
2011: Steven DeLonjay, Michael Long, 2
2010: Michael Long, 3
2010-13 leaders: Steven DeLonjay, 12, Michael Long 7; Dave Wietholder, 2; Rusty Griffaw, 2; Jared Schlipman, 2. Justin Reed, 1.

Sport mods
2013: Tony Dunker, 2
2012: Tony Dunker, 3
2012-13 leaders: Tony Dunker, 5; Jim Gillenwater, 2; Jeff DeLonjayt, 1; Joe Bliven, 1.

Stock cars
2013: Brandon Savage, 1
2012: Abe Huls, 4
2011: Abe Huls, Terry Houston, Aaron Brocksieck, Gabe Harrison, 1
2010: Terry Houston, 2
2010-13 leaders: Abe Huls, 5; Terry Houston, 4; Aaron Brocksieck 2; five with 1.

Sport compacts
2013: Pat Dunker, 3
2012: Km Abbott, 1
2011: Craig Bangert, 3
2011-13 leaders: Pat Dunker, 3; Craig Bangert, 3; Kim Abbott, 2; Laine Van Zant, 2; Casey Kendrick, 2; Austen Becerra, 1; Todd Nelson, 1.

Hobby stocks (discontinued)
2012: Tanner Klingele, Jake Powers, 2
2011: Bobby Anders, 4
2010: Jim Brown, 2
2010-12 leaders: Bobby Anders, 5; Tanner Klingele, 4; Jim Brown, 2; Brandon Symmonds, 2; Jake Powers, 2; Jeremy Buss, 1; Brian Hoener, 1.

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