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..."
Chase Elliott wasn't even supposed to be racing in the PASS South Super Late Model event on Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Elliott was planning on running the ASA Southeast Asphalt Series event at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA), but when that race was canceled for financial reasons, Elliott towed up to Hickory instead.
The 13-year-old proved to be a quick study in his PASS South debut. He passed fellow ASA SAT refuge Jeff Choquette late in the going and won the race - a shocking development.
That earned him a landslide victory in balloting for this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
"He won while making his PASS Debut," wrote one of our voters. "What I love is that he is a kid having success in racing, but looks like he is having fun in the process."
Elliott has been showing plenty of talent this year, winning a pair of GAS Pro Late Model races - his first at Lanier back in the spring. But to beat guys like Ben Rowe, Jay Fogelman, Corey Williams and Jeff Choquette in the same race was a bit of a surprise.
"It wasn't a shock this spring at Lanier, but it was against this competition," wrote one of our voters.
That performance earned Chase Elliott this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Roger Lee Newton (ASA LM) - After the ASA Late Model South race at Concord Speedway (NC)< Roger Lee Newton shocked the fans in the stands when he took matters into his own hands by going after fellow competitor Trent Snyder after the race was over
"My vote go to Roger Lee Newton for crashing another competitor after the checkers, twice, at Concord," wrote one of our panelists.
Andy Seuss (Mods) - Andy Seuss sits second in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour point standings, but he has struggled with handling issues in several True Value Modified Racing Series events up North this season. Seuss has led plenty of laps, but faded late in the going. This past week though, Seuss came on strong to win the TVMRS event at Thompson...and then headed down South to score a podium finish in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Caraway Speedway (NC).
For his “Shock” of a performance, Elliott 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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