These guys like leading

November 12, 2013 6 Comments

checkeredOne of my favorite stats at the track is who led the most feature laps, and for a reason. Minus looking at track points, all you need is a list of “feature laps led” leaders and you will have an idea of who is winning a particular series title — or who is at least close.

Of the combined 23 seasons below in the five weekly classes at the the Bullring, 13 times the feature laps led leaders were the track champs. In all but one of the 10 cases when the leader did not win a track title it was because of missing a week or two of points racing.

The feature laps led leader may not always indicate the track champ, but it does usually indicate the most dominant car in that series that season.

FEATURE LAPS LED

Late models
2013: Brandon Sheppard, 108 (UMP)
2012: Dustin Griffin, 138 (UMP)
2011: Jason Perry, 99 track champ
2010: Denny Woodworth, 107 track champ
2009: Mark Burgtorf, 187
2008: Jason Frankel, 129 track champ

Career leaders (since 2008)
Mark Burgtorf, 533
Denny Woodworth, 319
Jason Perry, 291
Justin Reed, 283
Jason Frankel, 241
Keith Pratt, 180
Dustin Griffin, 172
Matt Bailey, 119

UMP only (since 2012)
Mark Burgtorf, 168
Dustin Griffin, 138
Brandon Sheppard, 122
Justin Reed, 89
Michael Long, 88
Brian Shirley, 86
Ricky Frankel, 61
Jason Perry, 58
Bobby Pierce, 54
Denny Woodworth, 49

Modifieds
2013: Steven DeLonjay, 254 track champ
2012: Michael Long, 152
2011: Michael Long, 144
2010: Michael Long, 172
2009: Michael Long, 114
2008: Michael Long, 196 track champ

Career leaders (since 2008)
Michael Long, 822
Steven DeLonjay, 724
Dave Wietholder, 300
Jared Schlipman, 269
Robbie Reed, 113
Justin Reed, 110
Shawn Deering, 68

Sport mods
2013: Tony Dunker, 178 track champ
2012: Tony Dunker, 196 track champ

Career leaders (since 2012)
Tony Dunker, 374
Bobby Anders, 98
Jeff DeLonjay, 57
Jim Gillenwater, 53
Joe Bliven, 25
Tanner Klingele, 22

Stock cars
2013: Abe Huls, 76 track champ
2012: Abe Huls, 143
2011: Aaron Brocksieck, 74 track champ
2010: Terry Houston, 65 track champ
2009: Terry Houston, 108
2008: Jeff Mueller, 162 track champ

Career leaders (since 2008)
Abe Huls, 373
Terry Houston, 313
Jeff Mueller, 205
Aaron Brocksieck, 182
Michael Larsen, 119
Kevin Tomlinson, 107
Andrew Griffin, 101

Sport compacts
2013: Austen Becerrra, 85 track champ
2012: Austen Becerra, 88 track champ
2011: Casey Kendrick, 42

Career leaders (since 2011)
Austen Becerra, 173
Pat Dunker, 55
Kim Abbott, 52
Craig Bangert, 45
Casey Kendrick, 42
Brandon Lambert, 40

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  1. Tim M. says:

    Very cool stats here. Puts the “consistency” word in to effect in terms of talking about championships.

  2. Tim M. says:

    I guess I can’t hide who I am. :)

  3. rick sager says:

    WELL TIM SOME PEOPLE NEED TO HIDE BEHIND THERE FAKE NAMES. BECAUSE THEY WOULDNT SAY THE STUFF THEY DO ON HERE WITH THERE REAL NAMES THATS FOR SURE

    THE ENFORCER

  4. rick sager says:

    HEY KENNY D WILL 2014 PURSE BE THE SAME OR WILL IT BE MORE?

  5. Kenny D says:

    For most classes it will be the same. Quincy purses are very competitive with other tracks in most classes. We are looking at finding a way to bump the late model payout some to get it closer to a typical UMP payout for the class.

  6. Iowa racer says:

    Mr. Dunker if you was paid for all the goofy things Steve comes up with that you are leading you could probably field a truck team. But then you would get called a cherry-picker because you didn’t go cup. Forget it bad idea, I was having a blonde moment.

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