Prodigy Race Promotions on Sprint Car Insider – Driver Exclusive. ELK GROVE, Calif. (December 21, 2019) – > Devon Courtnier had a brilliant final season of the Restricted 600 ranks during 2019 with six victories, 12 podiums, and 14 top fives in just 23 features.
Coming in off a breakout season in 2018 Devon Courtnier was ready to up the antie in 2019.
He was able to do just that.
With a more concentrated effort 2019 saw less of the 34 in terms of appearance, but much more in terms of performance. Courtnier made a valiant run at the Delta Speedway Track Championship. He went for the Glory in Washington for the Clay Cup, and he flexed his night at one of the biggest up and coming micro sprint races in the world.
Although not everything went as planned, in the end, DC Motorsports came to life in 2019, with six wins, 12 podiums, four second place finishes, 14 top fives, 19 top tens, three heat race wins, and six quick time performances. With that, they garnered the constant status of a contender no matter where they showed up.
The season started with a dismal 15th place run at Delta for World if Outlaw weekend. Good thing is was an exhibition because the 34 was just getting started. He finished fourth at the opener on April 6 while earning his first quick time qualifying performance of the season. The next weekend he went over to Dixon and brought home the runner up bid. He went back to Delta and earned another podium with third the next weekend. After four races it was three top fives, and two podiums.
In his fifth race of the year he brought home eighth at Delta but got his first heat win. For his sixth race of 2019 Courtnier made his lone venture to Lemoore Raceway to take part in the Stock 600 class. In a foreign class, with little experience, Courtnier drove to a sixth place finish, coming from the ninth starting spot. Following Lemoore things started rolling in his favor.
Coming Into his eighth race of the season, slated for Delta Speedway, the legendary Summer Sizzle two-night affair had arrived. On night one Devon qualified fourth and finished third in his heat, but landed on the pole of the main.
And that was all she wrote.
Devon Courtnier drove forward for 25 laps to pick up his first victory of 2019 at Delta Speedway in his eighth feature attempt of the season. As if things weren’t good enough there he had much more in store for the second night. This time he qualified third, picked up his second heat win of the season, and started the main fourth. On night two of the Sizzle Courtnier put on the charge. He came from fourth to first and checked out. He swept the summer Sizzle to earn his first and second victories of 2019. In doing so he also closed in tight on the points lead.
The very next weekend he kept his hot hand alive. On June 22nd Devon lit it up at Dixon Speedway as well. He qualified quickest and lead the field to the checkers for his third time in a row, and third time on the season. This stretch of the summer the 34 was nearly unstoppable. His lone blemish came with a second at Dixon on July 6th.
He followed up his runner up finish with his third victory in a row at Delta Speedway on July 13th. Heading into the Clay Cup Nationals Devon Courtnier had all the momentum on his side. He had three wins in four races, three in a row at Delta, and was now the Delta Speedway Restricted 600 points leader.
But now it was time for Clay Cup: one of the West Coasts Crown Jewels. With the way he was running Courtnier came in as a prominent favorite. During the Clay Cup prelim Courtnier didn’t have a bad run. He logged a solid top ten with 10th on the night. He went into the finale with a fighting chance. In the end he brought home 6th Place in the Clay Cup Finale. It was his 11th top ten in 13 features to that point.
As racing got back under way in the golden state things continued to look good. He got another third back at Delta on July 27. It was 12th at Delta a couple weeks later, and then sixth on August 17th.
Coming into the Labor Day showdown Dual at Delta Devon Courtnier was in prime position to lock himself in as the favorite for the title. Unfortunately, this is where the wheels fell off.
He came into the double header weekend locked in a title fight just 12 points out of the lead after the couple of lackluster performances prior. He spit a chain off on the first night, causing a DNF. On night two, he put in a valiant charge, battling for the lead when made a couple small, but costly, mistakes Putting him back to 15th.
Courtnier’s return to Delta Speedway was one of defining moments. Despite effectively losing his title chances, Courtnier came into that race at a crossroads. He could either let it eat him alive, or he could make a statement.
He made the statement loud and clear.
The 34 let the field have it that night. He put the exclamation point on his 2019 Delta campaign. It was his fifth win of the season, but it was perhaps his most dominant performance to date.
On the heels of his brilliant performance he made the trek down to Plaza Park in Visalia for the first time all season for one of the biggest up and coming races in the country – The Mark Hagopian Memorial. Fresh off his Delta run Courtnier did it again. He waxed the field on night one of the Mark Hagopian Memorial and picked up his sixth win of 2019.
He found some bad luck and finished 10th in the Saturday night finale but rebounded with second the next weekend at the Delta finale. But bad luck struck again at Turkey Bowl putting him back to 13th. But it’s not over. The big one remains.
Overall Devon Courtnier finished 2019 with six wins, on three different tracks earning approximately 26% of the races he entered. He earned four runner up finishes, and 12 podiums for a staggering 52% podium rate. His 14 top tens earned him a 60% top five rate. His 19 top tens accounted for 82% of his total races. Despite some poor luck that bred bad finishes on paper, Courtnier still comes away from 2019 with a sixth place average finish. He finished second overall in the Delta Speedway points by just 39 even after the devastation.
All of these numbers breed hope in the 34 as he embarks on the biggest conquest in micro sprint racing. It all gets pushed to the side now. No matter what you’ve done, or what you’ve won, it means nothing in Tulsa. The only thing that matters is the Golden Driller. Everyone has a new slate when those doors open. Until the first green flag drops everyone states down the same opportunity at history.
Up next Its the biggest micro sprint race on the planet, the granddaddy of them all – the Tulsa Shootout. Courtnier will make a run at a coveted Golden Driller inside the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 1st through 5th.
Courtnier will be running the DC Motorsports Driven Performance number 34 D1 in the Restricted A-Class in search of the coveted Golden Driller. Devon Courtnier looks to keep a long standing tradition in tact by becoming the next California standout to bring home a driller.
It’s officially #drillerszn running on #Tulsatime
The 35th annual Tulsa Shootout is set to kick off January 1-5, 2020 from the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. See it all unfold by subscribing to the broadcast on Racinboys.com
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Runner-up Finishes: 4
Top 5s: 14
Top 10s: 19
Heat Race wins: 3
Quick Times: 6
26% win rate
52% podium rate
60% top five rate
82% top ten rate
6th Place Average Finish
Wins @ three different tracks:
Delta – 6/14,6/15,7/13,9/14
Dixon – 6/22
Plaza – 9/20
• swept Summer Sizzle @ Delta
• 6th Place overall in Clay Cup Finale
• Winner of night one MHM19
• 2nd overall in points (-39) at Delta
2019 Delta Speedway Restricted 600
Runner up: 2nd (-39) 4 wins
Delta Speedway 2019 Stats:
• 14 features/ 13 point races
• 4 wins
• 8 podiums
• 9 top fives
• 11 top tens
• 5th Place avg. finish
• 28% win rate
• 57% podium rate
• 64% top five rate
• 78% top ten rate
• 2nd in overall points (-39)
Up Next for the 34:
35th Annual Tulsa Shootout
January 1-5, 2020
Tulsa Expo Center
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