Pro Shocks Shock of the Week
This Week's Big Surprise in Short Track Racing
As Decided by the Staff of

Every week, our esteemed panel at 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..."
So far this season in the True Value Modified Racing Series, former champions Chris Pasteryak, Kirk Alexander and Dwight Jarvis haven't won a race.  Neither have NASCAR Modified regulars Ted Christopher, Rowan Pennick or Andy Seuss.  Mighty Mike Stefanik didn't win in his only start this season nor have TV Mod standouts Jon McKennedy or Les Hinckley.

But sophomore driver Stephen Masse has won...and he is also the current series point leader...and for that winning performance on Sunday at Thunder Road Speedbowl (VT), Masse has been voted as the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week.

Masse kept himself within a stone's throw of the lead for much of the race at Thunder Road and took the lead with just 11 laps to go to win his first career event in Modified racing, shocking many observers who were expecting someone more experienced to tame the banks of T Road.

Also recieving votes this week were -

Tyler Roahrig for taking the lead on the last lap at Plymouth's Jim Blount Memorial to win after a lousy start to the season in the CRA car.

Cris Michaud who had to get into the ACT Memorial Day Classic via the consi.  Yet he still drove from 26th at the start to a fourth place finish at Thunder Road.

Jimmy Blewett for leading every lap and winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Stafford - a race that everyone thought Ted Christopher would win.

Cody Bodwell, who managed to miss a pit area full of people and trailers, and steer his Late Model into the woods at Thunder Road after a brake failure.

Dave Pembroke, who used his knowledge of Thunder Road to win the ACT Memorial Day Classic there against a stocked field on entries.

Chris Eggleson for brwaking through to win his first career ASA Late Model North event at Grundy County.

For his “Shock” of a performance, Masse 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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Stephen Masse - True Value Modified Racing Series
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
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