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..."
You had to look a little beneath the surface to find the winner of this week's Speed51.com Pro Shock Shock of the Week award. After all, a week where Ted Christopher won a Modified race, Ben Rowe won a PASS race and Russell Fleeman won a Pro Late Model event could hardly be described as shocking.
Earlier this week, George Brunnhoelzl, III was the winner of the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award. Now, for the first time ever, he has doubled up when it comes to Speed51.com awards by also winning the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
Winning two awards in one week is very appropriate after the circumstances of Brunnhoelzl's opening race of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. After practice, Brunnhoelzl's team noticed a concern with their engine. So they changed the powerplant, but had to skip qualifying to get the job done. That meant that Brunnhoelzl had to start at the rear of the field. He then worked through the pack to finish third on the same set of tires that he started the race with. Not only did Brunnhoelzl come through in the clutch, but he also shocked our panel of experts who voted for the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week.
Brunnhoelzl was the clear winner in our voting this week, but he wasn't the only person to get the notice of our experts. Also receiving votes for the award were NASCAR WSMT Concord race runner-up Rowan Pennick - who towed down South and came away with a very impressive result, Ryan Blaney - who looked barely older than nine, but finished on the PASS South podium at Dillon, LMSC standout Matt DiBendetto - who surprisingly skipped the UARA-Stars race at Bristol to race in the weekly show at Hickory and finished mid-pack instead, Johanna Long - who won in the Pro Late Model ranks at Mobile and Sterling Marlin, who put a hurting on the field in the (kind of) short track Saturday Night Special at Bristol Motor Speedway (TN).
For his “Shock” of a performance, Brunnhoelzl 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.
George Brunnhoelzl, III - #28 Modified
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"