Heading into the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway (NC), Burt Myers had a mathematical chance at winning the 2010 championship.
But let's be honest, nobody really expected that he'd be able to win. After all, he entered the race fourth in the standings and needed a perfect night along with hard luck from the other three contenders to take the crown.
Well, James Civali and LW Miller played bumper tag throughout, and even after the race while Andy Seuss got caught in a wreck that happened right in front of him. That was the bad luck part.
Meanwhile, Myers took care of the perfect part. He drew to start on the pole and then led all but one lap to win the race.
Those two factors awarded Myers the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship.
That performance earned Burt Myers this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.
Here were a few voter comments about Myers' performance:
"Myers. Who thought going into the race Myers would win the Championship. Most thought it was between Civali, Seuss and Miller."
"With two races to go, Burt Myers was out of the championship picture. But he won both races while some of the other guys faltered. Pretty shocking to me."
"All the trouble that happened to the top three in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour points that allowed Burt Myers to win the championship."
Also receiving votes this week were:
The Fight After the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at CMS - On the other hand, you've probably seen by now what happened after the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season finale between James Civali and LW Miller [If not, you can click here to view the video]. The fight wasn't pretty, but it was shocking. That earned the incident several votes in this week's Pro Shocks competition.
Here were a few of the voter comments:
"The Modified fight and [Burt Myers] NOT getting taken to jail after assaulting a security officer!"
"L.W. Miller and James Civali in a fight where Civali threw no punches." [Editor's Note - Actually, we aren't quite sure what happened in the middle portion of the video where the action was down low and close to the ground.]
"It was pretty shocking to me that someone who is supposed to carry himself as a previous champion would walk into another team's pit, start trouble and respond to the aftermath by sticking out his tongue and mouthing off to a respected southern woman like Sandra Hill. I thought that the circus sideshow ended after the pit gates of Bowman Gray Stadium."
Chase Elliott (CRA) - Chase Elliott's Winchester 400 victory drew a few votes in the race for the Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award this week. This voter comments sums up best why he earned the votes:
"Chase Elliott for winning the Winchester 400. It isn't a shock seeing him win yet another race during the 2010 season, but to win one of the biggest races of the season against some of the top names in Super Late Model racing nationwide - like VanDoorn, Hantz, Barnes, Stremme, Reaid, Schoenfeld, Kenseth, Rogers, Hamner, Campbell - that was big."
Justin Wakefield (PASS South) - Another earning an honorable mention was Justin Wakefield's winning performance in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Newport Speedway (TN). Here is what one of our voters had to say about his efforts:
"[My vote for] Shock of the Week goes to Justin Wakefield picking up the PASS South win at Newport. When all eyes were on the championship battle between Blaney and Peltier, Wakefield reminded the short track world exactly why he's one of the best in the country."
The No Burn Ban at Winchester Speedway - It's been pretty dry up in Indiana lately and that has led to a "No Burn" order being issued by local fire officials. The promoters of the Winchester 400 asked for special permission to get a waiver for that ban, but that was denied. Campfires were outlawed for the Winchester 400 weekend, but based on this vote, we are quite sure that every camper listened.
"That no one was arrested at Winchester for breaking the No Burn ban," wrote one of our voters.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Burt Myers 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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