Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Steve Carlson
ASA Late Models
#66 ASA Late Model

Steve Carlson has won just about everything in the Midwest, but this past weekend he made a bit of an invasion down South as he entered the ASA Late Model King's Ransom 300 at Memphis Motorsports Park.  Carlson ended up dominating the race too.  He led over 250 of the laps and held off multi-time ASA LM winner Sean Murphy to score the victory.  Had Murphy won the race, he would have pocketed a $100,000 bonus.  So he was driving hard for the win, but Carlson was the one who performed the best in the clutch.  Our panel easily voted him as this week's winner.

A few others also received votes from our panel this week.  Finishing second was Florida veteran Wayne Anderson, who held off Tim Russell in the clutch to win at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday night.

Rounding out the podium finishers were the band of track workers and volunteers who decended on Southern National Raceway Park (NC) on Saturday after storms and tornados hit the local area.  There was an estimated million dollars of damage to the track, but everyone pitched in and got it in good enough shape to hold a practice session on the very next day.

Also getting votes was IMCA Modified driver David Murray, Jr.  There were over 200 cars int he pits this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring, but Murray ended up as the big winner in the IMCA Mod division.

Quarter Master salutes Steve Carlson 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 14th - 16th
1.  Steve Carlson  (ASA LM)
2.  Wayne Anderson  (SLM)
3.  The track workers and volunteers at Southern National Raceway Park
4.  David Murray, Jr.  (IMCA Mods)

2008 Cumulative Winners
Steve Carlson (ASA LM)
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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