Before the USARacing Pro Cup raceday started at Hickory Motor Speedway at Hickory Motor Speedway, David WIlson was a surprise entrant. After qualifying, he was a surprise polesitter and after the race was complete - he was a the shocking winner.
That performance earned David Wilson this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
WIlson didn't back into victory lane either. He beat series powerhouse Clay Rogers fair and square on the racetrack.
Wilson really wowed our panel of experts.
"Did anybody know he was even running before practice started? And DLP Motorsports has nothing to do with high-def TVs," wrote one of our voters.
Another voter was even more direct.
"Who the ---- is he? And where did he come from?" was the explanation attached to that ballot.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Sulo Burbank - 13-year-old Sulo Burbank took his share of lumps on the PASS Modified trail, but on Saturday night at Riverside Speedway (NH), he put all of those hard lessons to work by winning his first series feature.
Ross Kenseth - The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in the Kenseth family. Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Cup champion Matt Kenseth, won his first ASA Late Model feature Saturday at Rockford Speedway. Earlier, in the week he also scored a Late Model victory at Slinger.
Craig Dollansky - Craig Dollansky, who won his first WoO feature of the season Sunday night at Lebanon Valley, earned a vote this time around. Our panelist who choose him pointed out that it was shocking only because 'The Crowd Pleaser' has struggled through a dismal first half of the season...
Eric Williams - ACT Late Model winner Brian Hoar admitted to being shocked to see Eric WIlliams in his rear view mirror with 15 laps to go on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. We were shocked to watch it too, as Williams started back in the 25th position and wasn't a factor in most of the going. But the veteran Vermont driver knew when it was go-time and almost beat Hoar to the finish line.
Bobby Santos, III - The extremely talented Bobby Santos, III earned a vote this week for winning the USAC Silver Crown JD Byrider 100 at ORP. Santos has now won in all three of USAC's big divisions. We're impressed, but not sure that we are shocked, at this development. After all, Santos really is that good.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Wilson 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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