2009 Auto Racing Analysis Dominators
Auto Racing Analysis is pleased to present the 2009 Auto Racing Analysis Dominators results, a winning percentage index honoring dominating drivers produced from analyzing the results of 306 racing series worldwide.
The ARA Dominators are determined by dividing a driver’s 2009 series race wins by the number of 2009 races in each series (example: 8 race wins in 10 races, 80.0%; 5 wins in 7 races, 71.43%). Four ARA Dominators categories are presented: Series of Less Than 15 Races, Series of 15 Races or More, Ladder Series, and Pinnacle Series.
SERIES OF LESS THAN 15 RACES
The leading Dominators of the Series of Less Than 15 Races category in 2009: the Duller Motorsport Italian Endurance Touring Car Series team of Luca Cappellari, Enzo Calderari, and Daniele Mulacchie with five wins in six 2009 ETCS races for a percentage of 83.33%.
Tied for second overall and leading the North American Road Racing category: the Lowes Fernandez Racing team of Luis Diaz/Adrian Fernandez in 2009 IMSA American LeMans Series P2 and Todd Lamb in the 2009 SCCA Mazda MX-5 Cup, each with eight wins in ten races, or 80.0%. Lamb also led among One-Make Series.
Leading the GT series was Jody Firth with ten wins in thirteen 2009 British BRDC GT4 races or 76.92%. Leading among Road Racing Open Wheel series was Nico Muller with nine wins in twelve races (75.0%) in the 2009 Formula Renault Switzerland series.
Top Stock Car, Late Model, and Pavement Late Model honors went to Ross Kenseth with five wins in seven races of the 2009 Big 8 Late Model series, or 71.43%!
Keith Rauch led the Open Wheel Oval and Midget category with eight wins in twelve races (66.67%) in the 2009 Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) series.
Dave Steele led the Sprint Car and Pavement Sprint Car categories with nine wins in the fourteen-race 2009 TBARA Sprint Car series, or 64.29%.
Giancarlo Vilarinho, with seven wins in fourteen races in the 2009 Formula BMW Americas series (50.0%), led the North American Road Racing Open Wheel driver category.
In the Dirt Late Model series category, the leaders with seven wins in fourteen 2009 series races (50.0%) were Jason Fitzgerald in the National Late Model Series (NLMS) and Bobby Hogge IV in the Western All-Stars Dirt Late Model series.
Brian Franz led Dirt Modified drivers with four wins in eight 2009 NCRA Modified races (50.0%).
SERIES OF 15 OR MORE RACES
Sergey Chukanov led the 2009 ARA Dominators Series of 15 or More Races category with fourteen wins in eighteen races, or 77.78%, in the 2009 German Formula 3 Trophy class. Mathias Schlappi, with eleven wins in fifteen races (73.33%) of the 2009 German Procar Division 3 series led the Touring Car category.
Dustin Daggett, with eleven wins in seventeen 2009 ASCS Sprints on Dirt series races (64.71%), led the Sprint Car and Dirt Racing categories. Kelly Boen’s eleven wins in eighteen 2009 NCRA Late Model races (61.11%) led the Late Model and Dirt Late Model categories. Kyle Benjamin, with seven wins in fifteen 2009 Pro Challenge South Late Model series races (46.67%), led the Pavement Late Model category. Joe Liguori, with six wins in nineteen 2009 USAC Focus Midget Midwest races (31.58%), led the USAC and Midget categories. Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, each with five wins in seventeen 2009 IRL races (29.41%), led the Open Wheel Diversified (oval and road course) category.
Leading the Dirt Modified category was Matt Sheppard with seven wins in twenty-four 2009 DIRT SuperDIRT races, or 29.17%. Kyle Busch led the NASCAR Series of 15 or More Races with seven wins in twenty-five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, or 28.0%.
The Lowes Fernandez driving team of Luis Diaz/Adrian Fernandez led the 2009 Dominators among Pinnacle Series with eight wins in ten races (80.0%) in the 2009 IMSA American LeMans Series P2 class. The Flying Lizard Porsche team of Jorg Bergmeister/Patrick Long led the GT category worldwide with six wins in ten races (60.0%) of the 2009 IMSA American LeMans Series GT2 class.
Andrew Ranger’s six wins in thirteen 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire series races (46.15%) led the Stock Car Series category. Leading the Diversified category for series combining dirt and pavement events was Parker Kligerman with nine wins in twenty-one 2009 ARCA races (42.86%).
Gary Paffett led the Dominators among Touring Car series with four wins in ten 2009 DTM races (40.0%). 2009 World Drivers champion Jenson Button led the Open Wheel Road Racing Series category Dominators with six wins in seventeen World Championship Formula One events, or 35.29%.
Joey Saldana, with twenty-one victories in sixty-six 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car series races, or 31.82%, led the Dominators in the Sprint Car category and among Dirt Series.
The leading Dominator in a Open Wheel Series comprised of both dirt and pavement events was Bryan Clauson with seven wins in twenty-five 2009 USAC Midget series events, or 28.0%.
The designation as a “pinnacle” series involves some subjective input, with a “pinnacle series” being defined as generally considered to be at the top of each category’s pecking order. There is no implication that one category of racing is superior to another.
Todd Lamb led all 2009 Ladder Series Dominators with eight wins in ten 2009 SCCA Mazda MX-5 Cup races, or 80.0%. This performance also led the North American Road Racing category and the worldwide One-Make Ladder Series category.
Sergey Chukanov’s fourteen wins in eighteen 2009 German Formula 3 Trophy class races (77.78%) led the Road Racing Open Wheel and Formula 3 Ladder categories worldwide. Giancarlo Vilarinho’s seven wins in fourteen 2009 Formula BMW Americas races (50.0%) led the North American Open Wheel Ladder Series category. Andrew Ranger’s six wins in thirteen races (46.15%) in the 2009 NASCAR Canadian Tire series led the Stock Car Ladder Series category.