Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Brandon Carlson
#151 Deep South Cranes Pro Late Model

There wasn't much racing this past weekend, but there were a few really good choices for this week's Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week. 

During the festivities of the 41st Annual Snowball Derby weekend at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida, a number of competitors came through in the clutch. 

Gary St. Amant overcame a racecar that wasn't handling to his liking to school Alex Haase on a late race restart in the Last Chance qualifying event to make it into ther starting field.  Augie Grill eventually won the Derby, despite body damage and a post-qualifying penalty that left him starting the race deep in the pack.

But our choice for Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week is Brandon Carlson.  The young hometown driver scored the biggest victory of his career by taking Saturday night's Allen Turner Hyundai Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race. 

It didn't come easy for Carlson either.  He made up laps, overcame a bad pit stop and stayed out of trouble in a very wild race.  Those three keys opened the door to victory lane for Carlson.

Quarter Master salutes Brandon 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 December 3rd - 7th
1.  Brandon Carlson  (PLM)
2.  Gary St. Amant  (SLM)
3.  Augie Grill  (SLM)

2008 Cumulative Winners
Brandon Carlson (PLM)
Bobby Santos, III (USAC)
Jamey Caudill  (LMSC)
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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