The current drivers who rank in the top 50 of the most successful drivers 1954-2015

In my book, 'Celebrating F1 Stock Car Racing's Diamond Jubilee 1954-2014', chapter 4 traces the qualities and characteristics displayed by consistently victorious drivers over the years and identifies the most successful using a points based system.

This is applied to the five Major Stock Car Championships: World, British, European, National Series and the All Season Grading Points and also to the number of Final victories and four other significant Championships: UK Open, Grand National, Trust Fund and BriSCA Supreme.

Since publication of the book I have added World Championship Semi-Final results to the statistical base for the period 1961 to date, allocating points to the first three drivers in each semi-final race. This is reflected in the data below.

The top 20 most successful drivers from 1954 to 2016 are listed and among them are seven current drivers and when this is extended to the top 50, the number of current drivers doubles to fourteen. They are detailed below showing their individual positions in the top 50 together with age (apologies if this is out by a year or so as I don't have access to actual dates of birth!) and number of seasons raced.

CURRENT DRIVERS IN TOP 50 OF MOST SUCCESSFUL

1954-2016

1) 515 Frankie Wainman Jnr (age 44 - 30 seasons)

2) 53 John Lund (age 63 - 41 seasons)

4) 2 Paul Harrison (age 47 - 32 seasons)

13) 97 Murray Harrison (age 51 - 36 seasons)

15) 84 Tom Harris (age 27 - 12 seasons

16) 390 Stu Smith Jnr (age 33 - 15 seasons)

jnt 18) 21 Mark Gilbank (age 42 - 26 seasons)

 jnt 18) 16 Mat Newson (age 30 - 16 seasons)

 20) 4 Dan Johnson (age 26 - 11 seasons)

21) 318 Rob Speak (age 44 - 12 seasons)

24) 55 Craig Finnikin (age 35 - 17 seasons)

25) 217 Lee Fairhurst (age 25 - 10 seasons)

 jnt 30) 259 Paul Hines (age 35 - 15 seasons)

 37) 73 Rob Cowley (age 64 - 39 seasons)

47) 212 Danny Wainman (age 24 - 10 seasons)

48) 150 Mick Sworder (age 40 - 12 seasons) 

 

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