Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Eddie MacDonald
NASCAR Camping World East Series - #71 Grimm Racing Chevrolet
ACT Late Model Tour - #17 Pontiac

This week's Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the Week had a very busy Saturday.  First, Eddie MacDonald buckled into his NASCAR Camping World East Series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway around 10am and battled none other than Steve Park on the last lap to win sweep both races at the track this season.  Eddie Mac also wrapped up the NHMS track championship with his victory.

So that performance would have been enough to probably lock down the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week for MacDonald.  But what he and his team did next was really an example of coming through in the clutch.

While in the tech area after the race, MacDonald looked impatient.  We soon found out why.  It turned out that his ACT Late Model was sitting on a trailer three hours away in the pit area at Oxford Plains Speedway.  With heat races starting in mid-afternoon, MacDonald couldn't wait to get over there and run that car on the same day.  Eventually, he and crew chief Rollie LaChance made that drive - and Eddie Mac scored a top 10 finish that was good enough to earn him the 2008 Oxford Late Model Challenge Series championship.

Two championships and one race victory in the same afternoon - not bad at all.

MacDonald was the overwhelming choice for the Quarter Master Performance of the Week.  The only other racer to earn a vote was Burt Myers, who ended a long winless streak in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Saturday night at Southern National raceway.

Quarter Master salutes Eddie MacDonald for 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 September 2nd-8th
1.  Eddie MacDonald  (CW East/ ACT)
2.  Burt Myers

2008 Cumulative Winners
Eddie MacDonald (CW East)
Tim Schendel  (ASA MW)
George Brunnhoelzl III (WSMT)
Ted Christopher (WMT)
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