With the sport compacts, the biggest news in the past three months was Pat Dunker confirming he would return to the series. Before Thanksgiving, we had Skipp ticketed for a sport mod.
Here’s our new predictions for the sport compacts:
Champion: Austen Becerra. If Becerra wins a second straight title, it will give him the opportunity to move into the No. 1 position for both the all-time sport compacts and overall four-cylinders rankings. Becerra’s bid for No. 1 will also depend on how Kim Abbott does this season (see rankings bekow).
Runner-up: Pat Dunker. If there is one program that appears to have the power plant to compete with the Mighty Becerra it could be the one headed by the “other” Dunker, the one with the cool hair.
Third place: Kim Abbott. She’s cornered the market on runner-up points finishes. Can she finally push through that final barrier?
SPORT COMPACTS ALL-TIME RANKINGS (2011-13)
Drivers receive ranking points on a 15-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale for their position in the final top 10 points standing each season. Ties are broken by number of championships, second-place points finishes, top five points finishes, top 10 points finishes, etc.
1. Seith Woodruff, 30 points (2 titles)
2. Kim Abbott, 28
3. Austen Becerra, 23
4. Brandon Lambert, 19
5. Laine Van Zandt, 13
6. Casey Kendrick, 10
7. Craig Bangert, 9
8. Pat Dunker, 7
9. Austin Uppinghouse, 7
10. Robert Thompson, 7
Active drivers, minimum 4 points
Casey Lambert, 7
Alex Baker, 5
Bryce Baker, 4
FOUR CYLINDER ALL-TIME RANKINGS (2006-07, 2011-13)
Here’s how the track’s all-time track rankings look for four-cylinder cars, when the hornets from the 2006-07 seasons are included. Steven DeLonjay has the No. 1 ranking, breaking the points “tie” with Woodruff on the strength of features won, 13-3.
1. Steven DeLonjay, 30 points (2 titles)
2. Seith Woodruff, 30 (2)
3. Kim Abbott, 28
4. Austen Becerra, 23
5. Brandon Lambert, 19
6. Levi Long, 17
7. Laine Van Zandt, 13
8. Casey Kendrick, 10
9. Bill Winkle, 10
10. Craig Bangert, 9