Pro Shocks Shock of the Week
This Week's Big Surprise in Short Track Racing
As Decided by the Staff of Speed51.com
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..."
The fact that Ted Christopher was even entered in the ISMA Supermodified race at Berlin Raceway (MI) was a bit shocking. Christopher only makes very rare appearances in that type of car as he focuses most of his energy these days on Tour-type Modifieds, SK Modified and the very occasional Super Late Model race.
In fact, this was only the second ISMA start for Christopher. The first came in 1999 when he drove to victory lane at Thompson International Speedway (CT). That victory was shocking, but at least it came on familiar ground for the Connecticut racer. Running at Berlin would be an entirely new experience for TC.
But while the experience was new, the result was not. Christopher shocked everyone by winning the feature and now being two-for-two in his ISMA Supermodified career.
That performance earned Ted Christopher this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Pete Shepherd, III (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) - North of the border, most eyes at the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series finale were on the championship battle. So that made it especially shocking when Pete Shepperd, III broke through to score his first career series victory. That earned him a few votes in the Pro Shock of the Week competition, including this one:
"Shock of the Week was definitely Pete Shepherd III winning the NCATS finale at Kawartha Speedway. With the championship coming down to the final race, and a number of other drivers enjoying hot streaks, there weren't too many forecasting a win for Shepherd. But in only his 9th career start, Shepherd led a race-high 124 laps, toppling tour heavyweights DJ Kennington and Kerry Micks in the process."
Burt Myers (WSMT) - Burt Myers was close to getting lapped at one point in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Tri-County Speedway (NC), but thanks in part to a controversial late race tire change, Myers rocketed back through the field and shocked everyone by appearing in victory lane.
Karl Allard (ACT Castrol EDGE Series) - Coming down to the white flag in the ACT Castrol EDGE Series season finale at Ste-Eustache, Patrick Laperle and Jonathan Urlin were battling for the lead. They battled a little bit too hard in fact and wrecked. That opened the door for Karl Allard to sneak through and win the race. Those fans who weren't busy in the middle of a mob attacking Urlin after the race, were simply shocked by how the final moments of the race unfolded.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Ted Christopher 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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Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"