Pick to click: Tony Dunker is now billing himself as “El Presidente” of the Group of Death, which includes Joey Gower, Bobby Anders, Brad Holtmeyer, Tanner Klingele — and himself. With the roll he has been on of late, Dunker can call himself whatever he wants.
Don’t forget about: Brad Holtmeyer, who has been rather quiet in recent weeks. Successful, but quiet.
That’s a fact, Jack: Improvement points, the combined number of spots a driver improves his starting position in the feature, are pretty one-sided: Dunker (83), Holtmeyer (54), Anders (40), Klingele (25) and Gower (22).
Pick to click: Brandon Savage can become the first stock car driver to win straight features.
Don’t forget about: Jerry Jansen, who will feel like it is a successful week if he can just finish the feature. The irony in Jerry’s season is no other driver in this class has had as much success as him in avoiding mechanical issues (and crashes) in recent years — until Lady Luck decided to kick No. 06 in the behind this summer.
That’s a fact, Jack: Savage and Abe Huls have won a combined 17 races this season. That’s more than half of all the stock car races (32) run this year.
Pick to click: Austen Becerra continues to chase history. Mark down feature win No. 11.
Don’t forget about: Craig Bangert, who has given the class another quality car since his return.
That’s a fact, Jack: Modified driver Michael Long (125) took voer the track’s feature laps led league from Becerra (115) last Sunday. No other driver has led more than 73 (Steven DeLonjay).