Quarter Master's Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Came Through in The Clutch This Time?
As Decided by the Staff of Speed51.com
Performing in the clutch is what seperates a winning driver from the rest of the pack. Flexing muscle at the right time is something that true talents posess. Often luck plays a big role in winning versus losing, but being able to squeeze just enough strength out at the perfect opportunity is what separates winners from losers. Performing in the clutch doesn't necessarily mean winning, however; it's all about making the most from what you've got.
That's why Quarter Master, providers of winning clutches & driveline components to racers from Super Speedway to the Bullring, from IRL to Rally, from NASCAR to the "Weekend Warrior," is proud to honor a weekly "Clutch Performance of the Week" from the short track ranks of America. Each week, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which drivers came through in the clutch. The driver or team with the most votes will then be the "Clutch Performance of the Week." At the end of the 2009 season, the driver or team that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the "Clutch Performer of the Year" and will be awarded a clutch kit from Quarter Master, valued at $3,500 - just like the 2008 Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the Year winner Eddie MacDonald.
This week's "Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week" goes to ...
George Brunnhoelzl, III
#28 Brunnhoelzl Modified
This week's race in balloting for the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week wasn't even close. George Brunnhoelzl, III won by an overwhelming margin - and for good reason.
The pressure was on Brunnhoelzl and his team in Saturday afternoon during the hours leading up to the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Concord Speedway (NC). Brunnhoelzl had an engine part fail during practice and the team thrashed to change engines. They ran out of time to make the qualifying bell, and had to start at the rear of the field as a result.
But Georgie got the job done when the green flag dropped. He moved through the field and brought home a podium finish - showing that he'll be a contender for the WSMT championship this season. His third place finish was good enough to earn the Clutch Performance of the Week this time around.
Also gathering votes from our panel this week were Ted Christopher - who won the Southern Modified race at Concord, Ben Rowe - winner of the PASS South South Carolina Clash at Dillon Motor Speedway, Matt McCall - won won the UARA-Stars Late Model race at Bristol Motor Speedway and Brad Brinkley - who won the $5,000 winner's check in the Late Model Stock Car opener at Caraway Speedway (NC).
Quarter Master salutes George Brunnhoelzl, III on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week.
2009 Quarter Master
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. George Brunnhoelzl, III (Mods)
2. Matt McCall (UARA)
3. Ted Christopher (Mods)
4. Ben Rowe (PASS)
5. Brad Brinkley (LMSC)
2009 Cumulative Winners
George Brunnhoelzl, III (Mods)
Matt Hirschman (Mods)
David Rogers (SLM)
Matt Kobyluck (CW East)
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