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 ...
Chris Wimmer - #52 ASA Midwest Tour Car
There were over 18,000 tickets pre-sold for the ASA Midwest Tour event at Iowa Speedway and the speedway race is the biggest show of the year for the upstart series. With an entry list that included former Truck Series driver Bryan Reffner, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year Landon Cassill and short track aces Donny Ruevers, Dan Frderickson and Tim Schendel, the pressure was on.
But Chris Wimmer excelled under that pressure and won the race....and this week's Speed51.com Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Wimmer went from third to first with just three laps remaining in the race, showing a real knack for coming through in the clutch.
Finishing second in the balloting this week for the Clutch Performance of the Week award was ASA Late Model Challenge winner Drew Brannon, who had been tearing up the tracks this year in ASA LM South and now beat the best of the series at the Milwaukee Mile.
Parker Kligerman, who won his first career ARCA RE/MAX Series race at Toledo on Sunday finished third in our voting this time around.
Quarter Master salutes Chris Wimmer on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week.
2009 Quarter Master
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. Chris Wimmer (ASA MW)
2. Drew Brannon (ASA LM)
3. Parker Kligerman (ARCA)
2009 Cumulative Winners
Chris Wimmer (ASA MW)
Jay Fogelman (PASS South)
Ross Kenseth (Big 8)
Ted Chriistopher (Mods)
Eric Beers (Mods)
Aric Almirola (PASS South)
Andy Seuss (Mods)
Earl Pearson, Jr. (WoO LM)
George Brunnhoelzl, III (Mods)
Matt Hirschman (Mods)
David Rogers (SLM)
Matt Kobyluck (CW East)
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