At Quincy Raceways, the Ironmen are those drivers who manage to keep their cars on the track for every feature lap in a particular season. And it’s not easy. That’s why since 2008 only 11 drivers have managed the feat, led by Jerry Jansen (see more details about Jerry in the stock car section).
In 2013, there were two drivers who joined the Ring of Iron — Tony Dunker in the sport mods and Kim Abbott in the sport compacts. We salute you!
Here’s a rundown on all who have accomplished the task:
DRIVERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED ALL FEATURE LAPS (since 2008)
2010: Denny Woodworth (380 of 380) track champion
2009: Lonnie Bailey (560 of 560) track champion
No modified driver has run all feature laps in a season since wwe started keeping track in 2008. The closest was Steven DeLonjay’s .981 percentage (413 of 421) in 2008.
2013: Jerry Jansen (268 of 268)
2012: Terry Houston (297 of 297) track champion
2011: Jerry Jansen (262 of 262)
2010: Jerry Jansen (270 of 270)
2008: Chris Wibbell (380 of 380)
— Jerry Jansen deserves some sort of special mention. He missed by one lap in 2012 of a third consecutive season of perfect lapness (not sure if that’s a word or not). Jansen ended up one lap down in a late-season feature, meaning he did not complete all of the laps that evening, ultimately costing him what would now be four consecutive seasons of perfection.
2013: Tony Dunker (309 of 309) track champion
2013: Kim Abbott (216 of 216)
Hobby stocks (no longer running at QR)
2011: Nathan Anders (340 of 340)
2009: Mike Wiley (370 of 370)