Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Burt Myers
North - South Shootout  Tour Modified's
#1 JRC Investments / Dirty South Racing Modified

At the Modified ‘Civil War’ race in September at Martinsville Speedway (VA), North Carolina racer Burt Myers made history, or so he thought, by become the first Southern driver to win against the North in over 20 years at the racing facility.  That memory turned from joyful to painful as the victory was stripped in post-race tech.

Fast forward to November, the next battle for the Yankees versus the Rebels, for the sixth annual North-South Shootout at Concord Motorsport Park (NC).  For a time during the race, it looked bleak for pole-setter Myers to enter victory lane as it appeared like he stayed out on the track too long to make his mandatory pit stop, but a caution fell at the right time, allowing Myers to make the stop, bolt on some tires and cut through the field like a hot knife through butter.  Myers took lead with less then five laps to go from Matt Hirshman, crossed the finish line first and passed post-race tech, becoming the first ever Southern Boy to win the North-South Shootout. 

Also receiving votes this week were Russell Fleeman, who won the World Crown 200 at Peach State Speedway (GA) and Clint King, who won the Pro Challenge race at Peach State Speedway as well as the National Championship. 

Quarter Master salutes Burt Myers as this week’s Quarter Master 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 November 7th - 9th
1. Burt Myers (MODS)
2. Russell Fleeman  (GAS)
3. Clint King  (Pro Challenge)

2008 Cumulative Winners
Burt Myers (MODS)
Brian Campbell (ASA SAT)
Chris Pasteryak  (TVMRS)
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) (2)
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