If we ever get to race again this season at the Bullring, you might watch where the feature winners from as far as their starting positions are concerned.
I started monitoring this a few years ago, and this season’s results are similar to other years.
It’s no secret UMP-sanctioned classes like to have the fastest cars start up front, which might be fun for the fans to watch as they explode at the beginning of races — but more often than not there’s not a lot of change up front as the races progress.
Which one’s the better answer? I don’t think there is. It’s simply a matter of preference from a fan’s standpoint.
But the following numbers show what to expect. Here are the average starting position for feature winners and other related data you may find interesting:
Late models (UMP): 2.29
Wins from first row: 5, 83.3 percent
Modifieds (UMP): 2.11
Wins from first row: 6, 66.7 percent
UMP classes combined wins from first row: 11, 61.1 percent.
Sport mods (IMCA): 4.89
Wins from first row: 2, 22.2 percent
Stock cars (IMCA): 3.33
Wins from first row: 5, 55.6 percent
Sport compacts (IMCA): 4.89
Wins from first row: 1, 11.1 percent
IMCA classes combined wins from first row: 8, 26.7 percent.