Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Justin Allgaier
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Toledo Speedway (OH)

Coming through when the pressure is on is key to winning the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.  Justin Allgaier had his best stuff while other crumbled under the pressure of the ARCA RE/MAX Series’ final event at Toledo Speedway.

The only way Allgaier was going to win the title was to win the race and hope for some bad luck for Scott Speed and Ricky Stenhouse.  Allgaier did his part by taking the victory, then Speed and Stenhouse did the rest of the job for him, taking turns wrecking each other out of the title hunt.

But, Allgaier’s clutch performance goes beyond the most recent race.  Allgaier left Salem a few weeks back 255 points behind Scott Speed.  Over the course of the next three races, Allgaier won on the road course in New Jersey, blew by Joey Logano in the closing laps at Talladega for another triumph, then avoided major carnage at Toledo to take home his third straight win and the ARCA RE/MAX title.  He managed to stay awake long enough to enjoy the post-race celebrations, having just flown in from Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the site of his first Nationwide Series, which included a nasty finish against the SAFER barrier.     

Can you get any more clutch than being forced to win the final three races of a season to win the series championship and actually doing it?  We agreed and the votes where hands down in Allgaier’s favor.  Other drivers receiving votes this week were Flor-abama Pro Late Model driver Johanna Long, NASCAR Mod winner Mike Stefanik and Camping World East victor Peyton Sellers.

Quarter Master salutes Justin Allgaier for his “Clutch Performance of the Week.”

Performing in the clutch is what seperates a winning driver from the rest of the pack.  Flexing muscle at the right time is something that true talents posess.  Often luck plays a big role in winning versus losing, but being able to squeeze just enough strength out at the perfect opportunity is what separates winners from losers.  Performing in the clutch doesn't necessarily mean winning, however; it's all about making the most from what you've got.

That's why Quarter Master, providers of winning clutches & driveline components to racers from Super Speedway to the Bullring, from IRL to Rally, from NASCAR to the "Weekend Warrior," is proud to honor a weekly "Clutch Performance of the Week" from the short track ranks of America.  Each week, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which drivers came through in the clutch.  The driver or team with the most votes will then be the "Clutch Performance of the Week."  At the end of the 2008 season, the driver or team that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the "Clutch Performer of the Year" and will be awarded a clutch kit from Quarter Master, valued at $3,500.

This week's "Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week" goes to ...

2008 Quarter Master
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
Week of October 10th - 12th
1. Justin Allgaier (ARCA)
2. Johanna Long (PLM)
3. Mike Stefanik (WMT)
4. Peyton Sellers (CWE)
2008 Cumulative Winners
Justin Allgaier (ARCA)
Dennis Wilder (GAS)
Josh Vadnais (SLM)
Tony Hirschman  (Mods)
Eddie MacDonald (CW East)
Tim Schendel  (ASA MW)
George Brunnhoelzl III (WSMT)
Ted Christopher (WMT)
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