Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Performed the Best In the Clutch This Week?
Josh Vadnais
#11 Super Late Model
National Short Track Championships
Rockford Speedway (IL)

Our panel of experts may be a bit guilty of some “East Coast bias” when it comes to picking a Quarter Master Clutch Performer, but what Josh Vadnais was able to do in the prestigious Short Track Championships Super Late Model feature Sunday at Rockford Speedway (IL) spread waves through the short track world from coast-to-coast.

Vadnais became the second driver from the state of Minnesota to win the Short Track Championships at Rockford, a place where his boyhood hero, Joe Shear, was a former winner.  The win came against some tough competition, as the STC is notorious for being one of the toughest and demanding races in the entire country with a field full of Super Late Model stars, including former STC winner Eddie Hoffman, Nathan Haseleu and a host of gritty Midwestern short trackers.

Vadnais was the best of the field at Rockford and that made him the class of the field in this week’s Clutch Performance voting.  Vadnais edged out Canadian Patrick Laperle, winner of the Milk Bowl at Thunder Road (VT), Jason York, winner of the Bailey’s 300 at Martinsville and Josh Hamner, 2008 Blizzard Series Champion.

Quarter Master salutes Josh Vadnais 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 23rd-29th
1.  Josh Vadnais (SLM)
2.  Patrick Laperle (ACT)
3.  Jason York (LMSC)
4.  Josh Hamner (SLM)

2008 Cumulative Winners
Josh Vadnais (SLM)
Tony Hirschman  (Mods)
Eddie MacDonald (CW East)
Tim Schendel  (ASA MW)
George Brunnhoelzl III (WSMT)
Ted Christopher (WMT)
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