After an exciting season lasting from the very start in April to the very end in September, Sunset Speedway fans know they got delivered the action they wanted throughout each event. In the end, it was Matt Bentley picking up his first career championship. However, he wasn’t the only driver who racked up numbers.
Let’s take a look back at the season by looking at how the numbers tallied together.
2 drivers scored more than one b-main win this season – Matt Bentley and Jordan Howse.
3 Fast Qualifier’s Dash wins by Howse led all drivers this season. Notably, Howse was the only driver to win more than one Fast Qualifier’s Dash this season.
3 drivers scored more than 10 feature top-fives this season – Bentley, Stan Coe, and Howse.
4 feature victories by Jordan Howse made for an impressive rookie campaign, en route to a fourth place points finish.
5 heat wins by Matt Bentley and Ryan Semple led all drivers this season.
5 drivers won more than two heats this season – Bentley, Coe, Miles Tyson, Jordan Howse and Semple.
6 Fast Qualifier’s Dash top-fives by Bentley led all drivers this season.
6 drivers scored more than 10 feature top-10s this season – Bentley, Coe, Howse, Lapcevich, Justin Holmes and Jade Franklin.
7 drivers won a Fast Qualifier’s Dash this season.
7 drivers won a feature this season.
No. 07 driven by Dan Archibald reached feature victory lane once this season on June 11.
11 heat top-fives by Bentley and Howse led all drivers this season.
13 b-mains were run this season, with 11 different winners
14 drivers scored at least one Fast Qualifier’s Dash top-five this season.
14 feature top-fives by Coe led all drivers this season.
15 drivers won at least one heat this season.
16 drivers scored at least one feature top-five this season.
16 feature top-10s by Bentley and Coe led all drivers this season.
21 points was the final difference between Bentley and Coe at season’s end.
No. 21 driven by Bentley led the way in feature victories, scoring five en route to the championship.
25 drivers ran at least one Fast Qualifier’s Dash this season.
27th of August saw Ken Grubb reach feature victory lane behind the wheel of his Ford.
29 drivers scored at least one heat top-five this season.
29 drivers scored at least one feature top-10 this season.
No. 31 driven by Jade Franklin finished fifth in points with 11 top-10s, including a career-best third on July 16.
No. 32 driven by Treyten Lapcevich reached feature victory lane twice during the season en route to a third place finish in points.
38 drivers ran at least one race this season.
No. 58 driven by Stan Coe reached feature victory lane once this season on June 25 en route to a runner-up in points.
No. 64 driven by Ryan Semple reached feature victory twice this season en route to finishing ninth in points.
No. 73 driven by Nick Troback finished eighth in points with a season-best finish of third.
No. 88 driven by Herb Walters finished seventh in points, scoring his best finish of the season on the final night.
No. 97 driven by Stefan Semeraro finished 10th in points in his rookie season of competition.
No. 400 driven by Justin Holmes finished sixth in points with a best finish of second on August 20.