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..."
The biggest surprise that really wasn't a surprise of the week was Parker Kilgerman's victory in the ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Toledo Speedway (OH). After the race where the young driver defeated such marquee drivers as Ken Schrader, Paul Menard and Frank Kimmel to win his first ARCA race, there were plenty of people were asking "who is he?" That made Parker Kilgerman the panel's choice for this week's winner of the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
"He held off some tough competition, and managed to stay out front in spite of the restarts late in the race," wrote one of our voters.
We probably shouldn't have been too shocked though. Kilgerman has been steady all season long in his role as a development driver for Cunningham Racing / Penske Racing and currently sits a solid second in the ARCA RE/MAX Series point standings.
Also receiving votes this week were Chris Wimmer for blasting through the field late and pulling off a surprise win at Iowa Speedway in ASA Midwest Tour competition and Drew Brannon for winning his first ASA Late Model Challenge Series race at The Milwaukee Mile.
And then there was Ted Christopher - who received a vote for his shocking race last Friday night at Stafford Motor Speedway. TC didn't win. Actually, he parked his SK Modified early after receiving a controversial penalty for jumping a restart. The Modified legend then declared that he was finished racing an SK Modified at his home track.
"TC was vowing not to return to Stafford again after the race," wrote one member of our panel. "So next week's non-shock of the week will be when TC is back at Stafford."
Actually, that looks to pan out just as predicted. After that vote was cast, The Hartford Courant reported that Christopher is indeed considering a return to Stafford's SK ranks this Friday night.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Kilgerman 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.
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Parker Kligerman - ARCA RE/MAX Series
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"