Pro Shocks Shock of the Week
This Week's Big Surprise in Short Track Racing
As Decided by the Staff of Speed51.com
Every week, our esteemed panel at Speed51.com will determine the most improbable, fascinating or "shocking" moment from the week and award the Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week." The winner each week will receive a product gift certificate from Pro Shocks, the leader in short track shock technology and performance. At the end of the season, the most "shocking" moment will be awarded the "Shock of the Year" and the winning driver will receive a special gift from Pro Shocks.
For this week's "Shock of the Week..."
Imagine if Jimmie Johnson doesn't win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this weekend when the dust settles at Homestead-Miami. Imagine instead that Kasey Kahne vaults from tenth in the standings to the top spot by winning the race while all of his competition got wrecked.
You'd be pretty shocked wouldn't you?
Well the Pro Challenge Series was equally shocked this past Saturday when Brady Boswell went from tenth in the standings to emerge from Concord Speedway (NC) as the 2009 Pro Challenge National Champion.
Boswell won the race at Concord after most of his competition got sidelined by various wrecks and incidents. It took a few minutes to tally up the points, counted under a new system that the series rolled out right before the season finale, so even those at the track were shocked at the outcome.
That performance earned Brady Boswell this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
Boswell barely won the most votes from our panel of experts this week. In fact, his margin over the World Crown 300 post-race brouhaha was only a single vote.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Paul Kelley and the World Crown 300 DQs (PLM) - Not only was the first finisher disqualified after the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) on Sunday, but the second place finisher was as well. What was bad for Jeff Choquette and Max Gresham respectively though was good for the official winner - Paul Kelley.
Everyone who was at the track to see Kelley crossed the finish line in the third position was pretty shocked though when they heard the news of his victory.
Matt McCall (UARA) - Although it was a good battle between he and Jamey Caudill, it's no surprise that Matt McCall clenched the 2009 UARA-STARS Championship at Concord Speedway but the way the end of the race played out was shocking. After leading the majority of the race by a sizeable lead, Brandon McReynolds had a right front tire go down and was forced to hand the lead to Kyle Grissom who had a right front tire go down as well only a few laps later, which allowed Coleman Pressley to inherit he lead and hold on for the win after a fierce battle with new roommate Brennan Poole.
Greg Simpson (PLM) - Greg Simpson's DNF in the World Crown 300 was a shocking one. Reading this voter's comment says it all - and for the photo of the incident you can go to Speed51.com's Trackside Now page from the race.
"My vote goes to Greg Simpson for being knocked out of the World Crown after getting hit by a fire truck under caution!" wrote our voter.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Boswell will receive a product gift certificate from Pro Shocks, the short-track leader in racing shock technology and performance. Based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Pro Shocks has helped drivers on both dirt and asphalt perform better for more than 25 years.
Pro Shocks is proud to have the largest and most knowledgeable technical staff in the racing shock industry. For more information about Pro Shocks, log onto www.proshocks.com or call 770-995-6300.
Pro Challenge Series
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"