The new Dieker or Carlin?

November 5, 2013 3 Comments

bigmoneyScreen1Is Austen Becerra the heir apparent to Eddie Dieker and Steve Carlin as the next superstar of the Bullring’s developmental series? Judging by what he has accomplished the last 1 1/2 seasons, we might be close to a coronation.

Becerra’s 19 feature victories since mid-2012 have put him in a class by himself within this class — no pun intended. Like Dieker, a Hall of Famer, and Carlin, a future Hall of Famer, in the old bombers and hobby stocks, Becerra’s success in the sport compacts is reminiscent of both.

Austen Becerra

Austen Becerra

Each series needs a dominant driver to give it a “face” to give it credibility — and Becerra has definitely emerged as the face of the sport compacts, much like Dieker in the bombers and Carlin in the hobbies. At some point, Becerra will likely move on to another class, but for at least the next year or so we’ll probably see him build on what has already been an impressive amount of success in the four-cylinders.

Becerra has all the victory records in this still-fledgling series, plus a track championship. But what he doesn’t have is the career lead in money earned. He’ll continue to try and track down Kim Abbott in that area once the 2014 season begins.

SPORT COMPACT MONEY EARNED LEADERS
Points races only
2013: Austen Becerra, $1,400
2012: Austen Becerra, $1,295
2011: Seith Woodruff, $1,070

All races
2013: Austen Becerra, $1,400
2012: Austen Becerra, $1,485
2011: Kim Abbott, $1,075

CAREER LEADERS (since 2011)
Points races only
1. Kim Abbott, $3,220
2. Austen Becerra, $2,685
3. Seith Woodruff, $2,205
4. Brandon Lambert, $1,990
5. Craqig Bangert, $1,645
6. Pat Dunker, $1,525
7. Casey Lambert, $1,005

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  1. SKIPP says:

    THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE STEVIE
    I MYSELF JUST MET AUSTEN MID LAST SEASON . BUT WEVE BECOME PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS. HE’S A HELLUVA GOOD KID WITH TONS OF TALENT . IF YA TALK TO HIM A FEW TIMES , YOU’LL COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY HES BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CLASS….THE DUDE LIVES FOR THIS STUFF….ALWAYS WORKIN TO MAKE HIMSELF , AND HIS CAR BETTER
    ALL OF THOSE WINS AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP ARE WELL DESERVED,
    KEEP ON KICKIN ASS “POWERS”
    AND GOOD LUCK IN 2K14
    .
    SKIPP #3
    .

  2. 2HA says:

    What duz a foz say

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