Ryan Hecox was supposed to be retired this year. Instead, he attended every event and did a ton of testing in between races. Ryan tested different components and combinations all year to try and get a leg up on the combination. He started out the year using Associate Editor Johnson's Cobra to get points at Bradenton, and that could've been what kept Ryan in the mix all year. He is your 2009 Pure Street champion by a mere 25 points. To accomplish this feat, he had to go as far as he could at Bowling Green, and the final-round appearance sealed the deal. Though he lost the battle to Mark Anderson at Bowling Green, Ryan won the war in overall points.