With the month of June in the books for racing, it seems the perfect time to check in on who’s hot so far this year based on statistics alone.
While known as the By the Numbers piece in the past, this season will see a bit of a change in how it’s conducted.
2 top-fives for Paul Maltese place him 10th in the points standings. It’s a solid turnaround after starting the year with five finishes outside of the top-10.
3 feature wins for Rick Spencer-Walt lead the way of all drivers this season. Technically, he has four as he was the winner of the Spring Velocity, too.
3 drivers have more than five top-fives this year so far – Gord Shepherd, Spencer-Walt, and Nick Goetz.
3rd is the best average finish of all drivers for the entire 2017 season so far, set by Shepherd.
3.83 is the best average finish of all drivers for the month of June, also set by Shepherd.
4 different feature winners, is the current streak heading into July 1. Could we go five in a row? The last four winners have been Goetz, Shepherd, Travis Hallyburton and Spencer-Walt.
6 different drivers have won a feature so far this season – Shepherd, Hallyburton, Spencer-Walt, Goetz, Holdaway, and Kimball.
5 top-fives and eight top-10’s for Chris Morrow is the most for a driver this season to date so far that has yet to score a feature win. Play the odds, people, if you’re looking for winner #7.
7 top-10’s allows Jordan Latimer to currently sit seventh in points in what the team has called the “turnaround” season after their struggles last year.
9 top-fives by Shepherd lead the way of all drivers this season, and make it known that he only has one finish outside of the top-five for 2017.
10 top-10’s for both Shepherd and Holdaway mean they have yet to place outside of the top-10 so far this season.
14.825 seconds was the quickest time set in time trials this month, courtesy of Goetz on June 17. Goetz is the only driver to have topped the time trial board twice this season, as well, and will try to make it three poles in a row on Saturday, July 1.
15 drivers have scored at least one top-five this season.
20 drivers have scored at least one top-10 this season.
22 points separate Shepherd and Holdaway heading into Saturday, July 1 for the 11th feature of the season.