12/11/19 – The only weekly sportsman racing Top 10 List is back for another edition. This week we have a special 2019 Class Racing Top 10 for you. We are ranking the top performers for the year in Competition Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock, and Factory Stock.
In the coming weeks we’ll do 2019 Top 10 List for the Super Classes, Top Dragster/Top Sportsman, Top Bulb, Bottom Bulb, Jr.’s, and finally an overall Top 10 for 2019.
Special thanks to DragChamp Nation and your help each week putting this list together. We couldn’t do it without the nominations submitted to our Facebook page.
DragChamp 2019 Class Racing Top 10 List
1 – Allison Doll
Allison Doll earned the top spot courtesy of her dream season in Stock Eliminator. Led by her five win LODRS season, Allison posted the highest divisional point total ever. In addition, she became the first female to ever win a Stock Eliminator World Championship and the first husband and wife champions with her husband Doug Doll.
2 – Frank Aragona
Frank Aragona locked down the two spot for 2019 after winning back-to-back Comp Eliminator championships. The championship elevated him into elite company as he joined David Rampy and Bill Maropulos as the only 3-time Comp World Champs!
3 – Skillman Motorsports
The Skillman Motorsports team dominated the Factory Stock Showdown class for most of the season. Bill won twice on the tour including the U.S. Nationals while his son Drew won three times and claimed the class championship.
In addition to their Factory Stock dominance, the father-son duo doubled up at the 4-Wide Nationals where Bill won Factory Stock and Drew won Stock.
4 – Vic Penrod
Vic Penrod sits in the four spot after earning his first Super Stock world title. Penrod battled Kyle Rizzoli and Joe Santangelo for the title eventually coming out on top by just over 2 rounds of competition.
5 – Joe Santangelo
For most of the season, Joe Santangelo looked to be a cinch for one, if not two, world championships. Santangelo started the season on fire in his Super Stock Camaro with a number of late round finishes. This included national event wins at Richmond and Bristol.
Joe followed this with a Stock win at Reading late in the season. After the hot start, Joe finished the year ranked #2 in Stock and #3 in Super Stock.
6 – Kyle Rizzoli
Kyle Rizzoli had a year to remember which resulted in a heart-breaking runner-up finish in Super Stock. Rizzoli went on a tear in the summer earning back-to-back national event wins in Super Stock at Sonoma and Seattle in consecutive weeks.
Kyle almost doubled up at Seattle after earning a runner-up finish in Stock to go with his Super Stock win.
Rizzoli came into the World Finals trailing Vic Penrod in points. Needing to win the race to win the championship, Kyle drove to the semifinals where he lost a close race to Dan Fletcher.
Kyle went on to score a runner-up in Stock at the Finals to put an exclamation mark on his great season.
7 – Cody Lane
Cody Lane is lucky number seven after winning three times in three different classes in 2019. Lane earned his first win of the season taking the Stock title at the Phoenix national event. He followed that win a Super Stock win at the Tucson LODRS.
To close out the season, Cody drove his dad’s Comp car to the win at the Dodge Nationals in Vegas.
8 – Monty Bogan Jr.
Monty Bogan enjoyed huge success at zMAX Dragway this season. Competing in both Super Stock and Stock, Bogan drove both cars to the final round at the 4-Wide Nationals. He walked away with a win in Super Stock and a runner-up in Stock. When he returned to Charlotte in the fall, Monty drove to the semifinals in both classes.
In addition to his success in Charlotte, Monty drove his Stocker to the win at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
9 – Jimmy Daniels
Jimmy Daniels was one of the hottest drivers in class racing in the latter half of the season. After capturing his fourth-straight Dodge HEMI Challenge at INDY, Jimmy went on a run.
A few days after his big INDY weekend, Jimmy scored a Stock runner-up at the rain-delayed Lebanon LODRS and a Super Stock win at the Epping LODRS.
He then added another HEMI Challenge win at the famed Dutch Classic before a big outing in Charlotte. At the NTK Carolina Nationals, Jimmy won Stock and was runner-up in Super Stock!
Read more about Jimmy’s season here.
10 – Chris Knudsen
Chris Knudsen had a career year in his stick-shifted ’69 Camaro Stocker. After a win at the Topeka LODRS in July, Chris went on a run. He earned a win at the Lucas Oil Nationals, a race his dad won 20+ years earlier in the same car.
Just because they weren’t ranked, they still deserve some love for their amazing performances. Here’s a little something extra!
Ricky Decker started the year making final round appearances in his first four events. This included a Super Stock win at the Norwalk LODRS, a $5K combo race win at the Sportsnational Open, and a runner-up at the Thunder Valley Nationals. He he also added a win at the Chicago LODRS event in July. Learn more about Ricky here.
Jody Lang gets a special shout out after earning his 50th Lucas Oil Drag Racing event this season.
Jimmy DeFrank also earned his 50th LODRS Wally this year!
Austin Williams earned a shot out after breaking the internet with his epic final round battle at the U.S. Nationals. Click here to read the full story on his win and how Austin became an NHRA super star.
Craig Bourgeois started the year on a tear and looked to be the championship leader for first half of the season. Although he eventually finished second to Aragona, the Rajun Cajun put on a show. His highlights included a Comp win at the Gatornationals and a double at the Division 4 double-header in Dallas.
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