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Staturday 2016 vs. 2017: Scott Speed

January 13, 2018
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Last offseason, we kept the Staturday train rolling in the winter months by looking back on how some of our top drivers spent the previous three seasons. From Scott Speed to Patrik Sandell, Tanner Foust to Austin Dyne, our goal was to show you just how your favorite driver’s performance had tracked over the years.

This time around, the comparison isn’t quite as straightforward. With an expanded event format and changes to our point systems, we’ll be looking at things a little bit differently. Instead of raw numbers, we’ll be focusing on percentages, as we look to answer the question: who made the most of their opportunities each year, and how much did things change with the format?

Today, we’ll kick things off with a driver who needs no introduction: three-time defending Supercar champion Scott Speed of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross. We knew he was good in 2016, but he took it to another level last year:

Overall Performance

Year /

2016 /

2017 /

Rank 1st 1st
Average Start 3.5 2.7
Average Finish 2.7 2.4

 

Qualifying/Heat Performance

Year /

2016 /

2017 /

Heat Starts 96.7 (29/30) 97.8 (44/45)
Poles 36.4 (4/11) 41.7 (5/12)
Heat Wins 60.0 (18/30) 66.6 (30/45)
Heat Points 77.3 (116/150) 89.5 (314/351)

 

Finals Performance

Year /

2016 /

2017 /

Final Starts 100.0 (11/11) 91.7 (11/12)
Final Wins 36.4 (4/11) 33.3 (4/12)
Final Podiums 63.6 (7/11) 91.7 (11/12)
Final Points 82.7 (455/550) 85.3 (512/600)
Total Points 81.5 (571/700) 86.8 (826/951)

 

Photo credit: Louis Yio

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