This year, he broke that door down.
Gower drove to the sport mod track title, unseating three-time defending champ Tony Dunker in the process. Gower’s track title, coupled with his winning the most features, overall races and leading in Herald-Whig Performance Points has also earned him the Stevie Dirt Driver of the Year award.
Gower was a first-row selection in his first year (2014) in the sport mods when he finished runner-up in the track championship standings.
Dunker and Tanner Klingele are this year’s first-row selections. For Klingele, it is the third straight year he has earned the distinction. He also had a second-row selection in 2012.
Sec0nd-row picks Brandon Lennox and Adam Birck earned their first All-Dirt positions.
4th STEVIE DIRT SPORT MOD ALL-DIRT TEAM
DRIVER OF THE YEAR
2015: Joey Gower
2014: Tony Dunker
2013: Tony Dunker
2012: Tony Dunker
2015: Tanner Klingele, Tony Dunker
2014: Joey Gower, Tanner Klingele
2013: Tanner Klingele, Jeff DeLonjay
2012: Bobby Anders, Joe Bliven
2015: Brandon Lennox, Adam Birck
2014: Brad Holtmeyer, Bobby Anders
2013: Brad Holtmeyer, Charles Van Zandt
2012: Brad Holtmeyer, Tanner Klingele