Jeff Fultz is one of the best short track warriors around. He dominated the late, great NASCAR Southeast Series once upon a time and now he's won of the top Super Late Model barnstormers out there. He's a threat to win everywhere he goes.
But in the past few seasons, Fultz has been shut out of victory lane. He's finished second plenty of times and he's had bad luck plenty of times. So it seems like a jinx had been put on him when it came to winning races.
That jinx was lifted this past weekend as Fultz won the Labor Day CRA Super Series main event at Winchester Speedway (IN) - the place that he considered to be his hometrack.
That performance earned Jeff Fultz this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
One of our voters summed it up best with this comment:
"Everyone knows he can win... but he hasn't put up the numbers. Now a win at Winchester puts him back on the radar!"
Also receiving votes this week were:
Jamie Iverson (ASA MW) - It was shocking in the ASA Midwest Tour race at Norway Speedway this past weekend that someone beat Steve Carlson, who has monopolized victory lane in that series of a late. It wasn't really shocking who did it though. Jamie Iverson won his third straight race at the track to put win his first event of the season.
Stacy Brown (Mods) - How was Modified racer Stacey Brown shocking this week? Check out the official press release from Mahoning Valley Speedway (PA) to find out:
"Stacey Brown came from 15th starting spot and emerged as a surprise winner Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway thanks in part to keen driving, a little luck and being in the right place at the right time.
"Brown, a veteran driver from Danielsville, made his way into the top five with six laps to go. A lap later he advanced to third after Lou Strohl and Lonnie Behler tangled in front of him. At that point it looked as though he would be settling for either second or third but when leader Tom Flanagan spun two laps from the finish after dueling with James Pritchard, Brown suddenly found himself the new leader. He then withstood Pritchard in a last lap clash and won by a scant .019-second margin of victory, his first in over 11 years.
“I don’t know how I did but I did,” said an elated Brown who’s last win came on June 27, 1998."
That performance earned notice from our panel this time around.
Martin Roy (Mods) - Here is what one of our voters had to say about the shock that Martin Roy provided this past weekend:
"My 'Wow' moment this week is Martin Roy in the dirt modifieds running on asphalt at Airborne. He became the fifth Quebec driver to win a title at Airborne, joining the ranks of fellow countrymen JP Cabana, Jean-Guy Chartrand, André Manny and Denis Giroux. Roy also scored an impressive seven wins in the ultra competitive field of racers."
Max Gresham (CW West) - "Max Gresham gets my vote for finishing third in the East Series race at Iowa," wrote one of our voters. "His first two East Series starts resulted in poor results but now he seems to be getting into the swing of things."
Jimmy Zacharias (Mods) - Jimmy Zacharias won his first extra distance Modified Show at Shangri La 2 Speedway (NY) this past weekend and earned a vote for the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week as a result.
Johanna Long (CRA) - Johanna Long earned a vote from our member of our panel this week for what happened to her during the CRA Super Series race on Monday at Winchester Speedway (IN).
"First she led so much of her first race at Winchester, then after you think she had things under control, she spun (or got bumped) and hit the wall," wrote one of our voters.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Fultz 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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