Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week
TED CHRISTOPHER
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
#36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet

Ted Christopher has done just about everything there is to do in the Modified ranks throughout the Northeast.  He's won scores of races on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the Southern Mod Tour and big-money independent shows, not to mention his countless wins and championships in the NASCAR Weekly Racing ranks.  He's even the all-time winningest driver at Stafford Motor Speedway, perhaps the track most synonymous with Modified racing, with 101 and counting.

But there's one thing TC has never done in his career.  Despite all the victories, he has never won the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Championship.  After Saturday evening's WMT race at Mansfield Motorsports Park (OH), Christopher has a shot to finally place the check mark next to that one last accomplishment in 2008. 

Christopher started on the pole after the re-draw and never lost the lead in the 157-lap race that went to a green-white-checker finish following a late caution. His second win of 2008 and the 29th of his career moved him out of a tie with Mike Ewanitsko on the all-time list and into sole position of fifth.

More importantly for Christopher, however, was that the victory, combined with point leader Chuck Hossfeld's early mechanical issues, put TC in the point lead by 60 markers with six events remaining on the year. 

Quarter Master salutes Ted Christopher, the "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 August 18 - 24
1.  Ted Christopher - 40%
2. (tie)   Brian Ickler - 20%
   (tie)   Brian Loftin - 20%
4. (tie)   Brian Campbell - 10%
   (tie)   Chris Wimmer - 10%

2008 Cumulative Voting
1.  Ted Christopher - 40%
2. (tie)   Brian Ickler - 20%
   (tie)   Brian Loftin - 20%
4. (tie)   Brian Campbell - 10%
   (tie)   Chris Wimmer - 10%
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