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2021 S4 by the Numbers!

Hootius

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Name
Charles Sumner
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Hey Crew, time to jump into the stupid-big spreadsheet, and let’s have a fun and informative look back to what was 2021 S4! (sorry this was a little late)

First and foremost, let’s start off with us as a collective group.
  • We had all 42 driver roster spots signed up for the season!!!!... but 1 driver got yeeted into the nether realm and never showed, with another 2 not making it past 2 races.
  • The league averaged 33.0 drivers per race, with the only races having less than 30 in attendance was the Finale… after the Thanksgiving bye week, so that's understandable.
  • Special shoutouts to Adam Schoen, Adam Zemke, Austin Hunter, Bradley Holly, Charles Sumner, Clayton Montgomery, Danny Cervantes, Doug Evans, Jim Westerfield, Matthew Long, Nicholas Hunter, Ryan Traver and Thomas Sink for making every single race!!!!!!
  • In addition, Abner Acosta, AJ Roderick, Barron Hilton, CM Pennington, Clayton Curry, Colton Layne, Dalton Geyer, Danick Momy, Doyle Lowrance, Eric Hauck, Joao Guerra, Jose Medina, Josh Conquer, Joshua Daniels, Mark Kaelin, Miguel Angel Cardozo, Patrick Cowgill, Richard Thomas, Rob Haynes, Rob Nellor and Thom Emasie all made at least 7 of 10 races!
  • That gives Wednesday 34 out of the 42 rostered drivers that will get their names in the prize drawing pool!!!!! I want to thank you all for your dedication to the league.

Let’s move on to our Championships.
  • Abner Acosta captured his 1st PRL Oval Championship to go with his Road trophies, and he did so by besting multi-time champion Bradley Holly by 5 points. The difference between the 2 over the Season came down to Podiums and Bonus Points. While each driver had 1 finish on the Season outside of the Top 10, Abner also missed a race which meant that finish could not be his drop week, whereas Brad’s 9 Top 10 counted. Abner was able to close that gap and surpass Brad as he bested him 8 Podiums to 6, and scored 13 more Bonus points over the course of the Season. The hard fought battle came all the way down to the finale where Abner was able to hold on to the Championship as Brad won the race.
  • As for the Teams Championship, Whataback Overdrive took their 3rd Teams Championship of 2021 with their comfortable lead in S4. Their sister team, Whataback BackRow came in 2nd, 75 points back of the lead. CAR Motorsports, Car Ramrod, and Team Hype rounded out the Top 5 in points.
  • Bradley Holly claimed his 2nd straight Playoff Championship with his 2021 triumph. Bradley used a very successful 2021 campaign to score enough bonus points to easily coast through all 3 rounds (along with his consistent performance in the playoffs) to claim his spot in the Championship race. In that finale, Bradley put a stamp on it by earning the Pole, leading 59 of the 85 laps, claiming the checkered flag, and besting his nearest rival by 4 seconds.


Season 4 Qualifying Stats
  • We had 5 different Pole Winners in the 10 races of S4. Abner Acosta captured half of the Poles on the Season (5), with Matthew Long the only other driver to win multiple Poles (2). Bradley Holly, Clayton Montgomery, and Rob Haynes all snagged (1) Pole each.
  • Conquer led the field with an average qualifying starting position of 6.5. Not counting when he did not put in a qualifying lap at Knoxville, only once did Conquer not qualify in the Top 10, and that was an 11th at iRacing SS.
  • Acosta, Evans, Knight, Holly, and Sink were the only other drivers to average better than a 10.0 on the Season.
  • Of the 31 drivers who did 7 of 10 races, every driver had at least 1 start that was 20th or worse. Goes to show just how tight the gaps in qualifying were for the league throughout the Season.
  • 26 of the 42 drivers who qualified this year had at least (1) Top 10 starting position.


Season 4 Race Stats
  • We had 5 different Race Winners in the 10 races of S4 (same as S3). Drivers Champion Abner Acosta took half of the Race Wins on the Season (5), with Holly as the only other multi-time Winner (2). Adam Zemke and Daniel Knight each added another Win to their Truck careers, with Matthew Long picking up his first PRL Truck win this season.
  • Abner Acosta led the field with an average race finishing position of 4.0, with Bradley Holly right behind at a 4.7. Only once did Holly finish outside of the Top 10 during the season, and that was when he was caught up in a wreck at the Glen while in the Top 5.
  • In a stat to show just how diverse the League was with finishes in S4, only 2 other drivers managed to average a Top 10 for the Season, Matthew Long (7.6) and Clayton Montgomery (8.5).
  • Abner Acosta led the field with (8) Top 5 finishes in Season 4, followed closely by Bradley Holly and Matthew Long with (7) each. Clayton Montgomery, Danny Cervantes, Doug Evans, Adam Zemke, Thomas Sink, Mark Kaelin, and Joshua Daniels were the only other drivers with multiple Top 5 finishes in S4. 6 other drivers were able to bring home (1) Top 5 finish. That gave us 16 different Top 5 finishers out of the 41 drivers who started a race this season (39%) [down from 19 in S3].
  • Bradley Holly led the field with (9) Top 10s out of the 10 races on the Season (2nd Season in a row). 17 other drivers snagged multiple Top 10 finishes during the Season, with an additional 9 drivers picking up a single Top 10 finish during the Season. That gives us 27 of the 41 drivers who picked up a Top 10 finish (66%). [down from 30 in S3].
  • Only 1 driver finished in the Top 20 in all of the races he competed in S4. That driver…. My man Jose Medina!!! He finished 19th twice in his 8 races in S4, but never did drop down into the 20s, while also collecting (3) Top 10 finishes. Congrats on that awesome jump in performance Jose, we were all very excited for your success this season.


Now if our Pit Parties show us anything as a league, we are all Ball Busters and Schadenfreude Connoisseurs. So let’s have a little fun (and not so much pain this time!) and look at the timeout corner of Season 4!
  • Including Last Lap wrecks that get reviewed as if they were cautions, we had 27 Cautions this season (less than half of S3!!!). Combined with 11 other protests and reviews, that led to a combined 23.5 caution points given out by the Stewards in S4 (down from 45.5 in S3!!!).
  • We had 3 caution-free races: Charlotte, Darlington (that was a surprise), and the finale at Atlanta.
  • Over half of our Season’s Cautions came in back to back races: Martinsville (10) and Phoenix (6).
  • After S3 when we averaged 5.6 cautions per race, I called the league out in this post to clean it and not accept anything over 3 cautions per race. Well, you all took that to heart and performed exactly how we all wanted with a 10-race average of 2.7 cautions per race!!! If we didn't let the 2 races above get the best of us, that number could have been possibly sub 2.0! I want to thank everyone for their dedication to cleaning up the races and lets carry that momentum into 2022!
  • Since the beginning of the Caution System, this has been the first Season that I have not had to hand out a suspension!
  • Now let’s talk about incident points. Now this really can’t be held on the drivers since it’s way too easy to get caught up in other’s messes, so let’s see who the lucky, and unluckiest drivers are:
    • The first fun stat is even with the Caution reduction in Season 4, we managed to have 1 DSQ for hitting the 24X limit. Mr. Ryan Traver had (2) 0X races and 7 races with 8X or less…. And then there was Darlington. That’s right, our only DSQ for the Season came at a caution-free race. That’s how we roll!!!!
    • CM Pennington held the unfortunate stat of the most Incident Points of the Season with 66 and an average of 8.3Xs per race. CM received only 1 caution point in S4, so the majority of those Xs came from other’s shenanigans. Though…. CM did manage to catch enough grass at Martinsville to have an odd number of Xs for that race, so that was pretty special lol
    • The “Right Place at the Right Time” Award goes to Clayton Montgomery. Clayton led the League as the only driver with (7) Clean, 0x races. Clayton only collected 16Xs over the course of 10 races, giving him the Cleanest total of S4. Joshua Daniels 12Xs in 8 races give him the best Average of 1.5Xs per race.
    • 38 of the 41 drivers had at least 1 clean race in the Season.
    • Of the 31 drivers who attended 7 of the 10 races this Season, 14 drivers were able to escape averaging less than 4Xs per race.

And there we go boys. I hope you all enjoy this damn novel and the time it took to type out was worth it. As stated above in the caution section above, 2021 S4 was a big success and lets carry that momentum into 2022 and keep the racing awesome!
 
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