For second place.
Sure, Tony Dunker is far and away the favorite to win the championship. Finishing first or second in 31 straight features will do that for a guy’s reputation.The law of percentages says that streak will likely end at some point this season, but Dunker’s streak of titles will probably remain intact. He is gunning for a third in a row.
But what about after him? That’s where it gets, as we said, interesting. There is the return of Bobby Anders, the continued development of guys like Jeff DeLonjay and Tanner Klingele and some young drivers like Brad Holtmeyer who look to have an outstanding future.
Here are my thoughts:
Champion: Tony Dunker. The only way he doesn’t win the title is if he drives backward, and then he’d probably finishs econd.
Runner-up: Bobby Anders. He has a lot to prove this season.
Third place: Jeff DeLonjay. I think Anders’ consistency earns him the edge for second.
SPORT MODS ALL-TIME RANKINGS (2012-13)
2011 “season” not included since it consisted of just four races
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. Tony Dunker, 30 points (2 titles)
2. Tanner Klingele, 17
3. Charles Van Zandt, 13
4. Brad Holtmeyer, 13
5. Joe Bliven, 12
6. Bobby Anders, 10
7. Jeff DeLonjay, 6
8. Jon Lear, 5
9. Chandler Owens, 5
10. Nathan Anders, 3
Active drivers, minimum 2 points
Trevor Hagerbaumer, 2
RETIRED “B” MODIFIED RANKINGS (1993-2005)
1. Tony Dunker, 61 points (2 titles)
2. Lonnie Carter, 57 (2)
3. Bob Dale, 51
4. Greg Uppinghouse, 46 (2)
5. Gary Dreyer, 45 (2)
6. Kelly Bartz, 45 (1)
7. Wyatt Lantz, 40 (1)
8. Jim Leffew, 31
9. Jerry Poor, 29
10. Joe Hooper, 26