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The 100 winningest drivers MY EYES have seen - By Bobby Gerould - Last updated September 13, 2005. Rocklin, CA. …Here is a fun project that anyone can do. Try to re-trace all the races that you have been to in your lifetime, and list the winners of each feature your eyes have seen. It takes time; I've been working on my list literally for about six years. About once a month I take a few hours and dig through old programs, do Google searches, read journals, and use Kevin Eckert's website to try to find the race winners I saw. For the sake of clarity - I am including any race where I was on the grounds - even the ones I may have slept through as a three year old. My Dad was an announcer of super-modified, and sprint car events on the West Coast. From birth I went to West Capital Raceway (W. Sacramento, CA.) on Saturdays. Later, as Dad did more writing, and announcing we included Friday nights at Chico CA. and special events at Dixon CA. into the mix. As a teenager and college student I worked for NARC and hit all the major Northern California dirt tracks. Adult work for USAC, the World of Outlaws, and others has blessed us with the opportunity to see many tracks across the USA, and into Canada. The results of all this logging and work will be a historical log that I can always go back to for reflection. Over the course of the next 100 weeks, HammerDownUSA.com will list a driver in a countdown of the driver who MY EYES have seen win the most feature races. My list will obviously reflect my environment. It will not be a list of who I consider to be the greatest drivers ever. That would be subjective, and impossible. But I can scientifically list the best drivers I have seen. This list is a fun project for me and I hope you will enjoy the journey to naming number one.

#95 Lee Brewer Jr. - Memphis, TN. - 2 wins.

"Lethal" Lee Brewer Jr. was a gasser of the highest degree. He won three All-Star races at Eldora Speedway in his career, and enjoyed World of Outlaws success at State Fair Speedway in Oklahoma City in 1987. We enjoyed seeing Brewer win races at San Jose Speedway, and Calistoga Speedway. The `Stoga win was a rare winged 360 event, while the San Jose triumph was in 1995 Golden State competition. Brewer always was fast at Calistoga, setting quick-time at both Memorial Day weekend races in `95. He came onto the scene with a bang in All-Stars, and World of Outlaws racing after local success at Cottonbowl Speedway, where he was track champ in 1985. That year he became the youngest winner of a WoO feature at age 18. In the mid nineties, Brewer brought a sense of Southern charm to the California fans he raced in front of. "Dadgummit, I'm happy", said Brewer following his SJ win. ...He won two 1996 SCRA features for Gene Cowherd at Perris, and Oildale respectively. In `97 - Brewer ran second to Tony Stewart in a Silver Crown race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Almost always smiling, Lee overcame serious illness within the last few years, and returned to the cockpit of a Western Sprint Car in 2004. Last we heard, he was living in San Leandro, CA. making fuel pumps. Brewer earned the National Sprint Car Poll's Outstanding Contribution Award in 1992 for his part in saving Doug Wolfgang's life after Wolfie's horrific Lakeside Speedway crash. Along with Steve Bietler and Mark Kinser, Brewer risked his own life to help pull Wolfgang out of his burning machine. ...Cars we can recall Lee driving include the Luna #10, Cowherd #48, Tri-T Farms #3T, the Darryl Saucier #1st, the Danell and Dehart #5, the Weikert #29, and the Finkenbinder #3F.