It's a surprise these days when someone other than Drew Brannon or Brian Campbell wins an ASA late Model Series race. It was an even bigger surprise though when Alabama hotshoe Josh Hamner broke on through to victory lane on Saturday in his first ever trip to Salem Speedway (IN).
That performance earned Josh Hamner a this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Chris Pasteryak - There were some big guns firing in the Modified Madness show at Seekonk Speedway, but the eventual winner wasn't named Stefanik, Hirschman, Christopher or Blewett. Instead, it was Chris Pasteryak who was the class of the field - showing just how underrated he really is by scoring a very popular victory.
Frank Kreyer - Frank Kreyer surprised everyone by winning this weekend's ASA Midwest Tour event at Dells Raceway Park (WI).
Chris Lawson - For nearly pulling one off in UARA against Matt McCall and beating someone who is thought to be unbeatable right now, Clawson earned a vote from our panel.
Ryan Phelps - Ryan Phelps scored a break out win in the All-Star "20,000 to win" Big Block event at Cayuga County Fairgrounds Sunday night in Weedsport, N.Y. - Phelps swept the weekend with a win on Saturday in the preliminary event. Beating guys like Brett Hearn, Alan Johnson, Jimmy Phelps in the Troyer House Car and holding off Tim Fuller... It was not only shocking, but a very pleasant surprise and just as a side note, Jimmy Horton didn't even make the race.
Patrick Laperle - Here is what one of our voters wrote...
"It was difficult to choose this week's winner. Obviously Eddie MacDonald's performance and win in the Oxford 250 is a good candidate, but my vote goes for Patrick Laperle. Chasing a win in the 250 since 2004, Laperle's best finish thus far was 9th in his first attempt. More recently, he failed to
qualify the Mike Lux-owned race car in 2007 and dropped out early in the 2008 edition, the richest short track race in America was one of the few races he still chases down.
As if Laperle going three and four wide wasn't a reason enough to vote him this week's "Shocker", his father and brothers, as usual, gave him a very good race car, but in Sprint Cup fashion they fueled and changed four tires faster than some did two tires to get back out with great track position. Patrick then charged forward, weaving his way back to the front in a style few can match. He finished second, "the first loser" Patrick said in Victory Lane, but rebounded from a series of poor 250 finishes."
For his “Shock” of a performance, Hamner 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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