Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week
GEORGE BRUNNHOELZL III
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
#28 Oval Speed Unlimited Ford
George Brunnhoelzl III's name just screams short track racing. His family's business, Brunnhoelzl Racing, is the industry leader in jacks and other pit equipement. His grandfather, dad, uncles and cousins either were or are currently strong Modified runners in the Northeast.
But GBIII had not tasted the thrill of victory himself in quite a while with his family-run team. After a disappointing end to his USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series career several years ago, Brunnhoelzl went back to racing what his family knows best - the Modifieds. But, success was hard to find for the Mooresville, NC resident since his 2006 return to the Mod ranks.
That all changed in dominant fashion on Saturday night in the NASCAR Southern Modified Tour's first-ever event at Lanier National Speedway (GA). Brunnhoelzl set fast time, re-drew sixth at the start of the race and needed only 25 laps to take the lead for good at Lanier.
After taking the checkered flag, the first people to greet him in victory lane were his dad, with whom GBIII had shared many an up-and-down day at the track before, and his new fiancee Heather, whom he proposed to just weeks before the Lanier race.
Quarter Master salutes George Brunnhoelzl III, 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 25 - September 1st
1. George Brunnhoelzl III - 86%
2. Craig Slaunwhite (SLM) - 14%
2008 Cumulative Winners
George Brunnhoelzl III (WSMT)
Ted Christopher (WMT)
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