With Season 3 in the books in SCOR, let’s review the past season and preview Season 4 with a “by-the-numbers” look at some key figures thus far.
3: Danny Vandoorne is now three-for-three in winning SCOR championships. After winning the inaugural Short Track Simulation Circuit (STSC) title in Season 1, he moved up to the new National Simulation Racing Series (NSRS) in Season 2 and has now won back-to-back titles in that series. Will anyone be able to stop the dominator in Season 4?
7: Robert Phelps developed a knack for setting quick time during qualifying sessions, starting on the pole for seven NSRS events in Season 3. Phelps also claimed the most pole positions in Season 2, but only did so three times in that campaign.
8: Crash Bandicoot lived up to his name in NSRS during Season 3, as he failed to finish eight of the 16 races in the season.
9: Rick James shattered the STSC single-season record, with nine victories in Season 3. This also makes him the winningest driver in the history of STSC, just as he prepares to make the jump to NSRS next season.
12: Danny Vandoorne scored 12 top-fives in 16 NSRS races in Season 3. This matches his tally from Season 2, but is far more impressive considering the larger, more competitive fields in Season 3.
15: In STSC, 15 drivers made all 15 A-Mains and scored points accordingly. This is a considerable increase from past seasons, due in large part to a concerted effort by SCOR officials to take the short-track-exclusive series to venues with larger facilities and car counts, offering more drivers to compete in the main event each race.
20.25: After establishing himself as a NSRS title contender by finishing in the top ten in his first eight races, rookie Spark Spencer III’s average finish was 20.25 over the final eight races. Spencer III fell to eighth in the final points standings.
23: With Laura VanDerBooben’s victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the NSRS season finale, 23 different drivers have won SCOR-sanctioned races over three seasons.
77: Since the first points-paying SCOR race on February 28, 2018, 77 SCOR-sanctioned races have been contested. This does not include preseason/offseason testing events or “Mayhem” races. All of these races have been streamed on the SCOR Twitch channel, giving participants and fans the chance to watch every lap contested.
132: 132 different drivers have competed in SCOR-sanctioned events over the past three seasons. Considering the humble beginnings of the series, this is an incredible number.
1,003: While Yuno Wozy did not win the STSC championship, he did complete all 1,003 laps of the STSC season. This is a remarkable achievement in STSC, as not only do you have to finish every race on the lead lap, you must qualify for all 15 races and not fall victim to the dreaded “B-Main” qualifying race if you are not fast enough on the stopwatch to make the field on your own.
8,039: Burnin’ Parms Motorsports became the first ever winners of the Team Championship in SCOR in Season 3, with 8,039 points tallied. Burnin’ Parms consisted of Vandoorne, Kurt Gunnabee, Jermaine Cole, Drunk Tuck, Steven O’Sullivan, and Antoine Walker.
With numbers like these, it’s easy to see why we are excited for Season 4 already!