Pick to click: Mark Burgtorf. He’s been knocking on the door for a month.
Don’t forget about: Ricky Frankel. After those back-to-back wins he has been rather quiet the last two shows. It’s time to bring the noise.
That’s a fact, Jack: The best overall showing in a feature this season was arguably by Brandon Sheppard on May 18. B-Shepp improved his starting position 12 spots, going from 15th to third by the checkers. Only one other driver — Jim Moon — has improved his starting position by more than six spots. Moon moved up eight on May 11, finishing fourth.
Pick to click: Steven DeLonjay. Looks like he’s going on one of his patented rolls.
Don’t forget about: Shane Lewis. Last week’s third-place feature finish was his best of the season. He’s becoming more of a factor each Sunday night.
That’s a fact, Jack: The modifieds have had the highest average car count for each of the past seven seasons, but are running No. 2 right now behind the sport mods. The sport mods are averaging 15.7, the mods 15.4. The mods have never averaged fewer than 19 cars a show since they went to one class in 2006.
Pick to click: Bobby Anders. I would not surprised to see him and Joey (Back-to-Back) Gower battle for the checkers — again.
Don’t forget about: Brad Holtmyer. As a rookie in 2012 he was a show filler. Now he’s a legit contender.
That’s a fact, Jack: For all of the grief two-time defending series champ Tony Dunker is taking for not having won a feature (yet), he still owns a comfortable 10-point lead in the points race.
Pick to click: Nathan Hayes. He has learned to hang on to hang on to that lead.
Don’t forget about: Jim Lynch. Yeah, he had to drop out last week, but he still has the points lead and is not likely to surrender it without a brouhaha.
That’s a fact, Jack: No other series can currently match the tightness of the stock cars. The top three cars are separated by just four points.
Pick to click: Pat Dunker. He’s obviously got The Mighty Becerra’s number.
Don’t forget about: Bryce Baker. He’s getting stronger and stronger.
That’s a fact, Jack: Kim Abbott, who has finished second in points each of the last two seasons, has finished third or lower in in all but one feature. She could be your breakout driver of the week.