Pro Shocks Shock of the Week
This Week's Big Surprise in Short Track Racing
As Decided by the Staff of

Every week, our esteemed panel at 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..."
We'll be honest, we were surprised to even see B.J. Piekarski in a racecar during the Late Model portion of Oktoberfest at Lee USA Speedway (NH).  Since winning the ACT Late Model Tour Rookie of the Year award a half decade ago, Piekarski has been mostly keeping busy road racing.  So to see him back at the track was a bit of a surprise.

What was even more surprising though was what Piekarski did in the 50-lap feature.  He bested a field of Lee regulars, drivers from other tracks and a few competitors with ACT experience to win the event.  Fans might have expected Wayne Helliwell, Jr., J.R. Baril, Donnie Lashua or Aaron Fellows to take the victory.  Bit instead, Piekarski shocked them all by scoring the victory.

That performance earned B.J. Piekarski this week's Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.

Here were a few voter comments about Piekarski's performance:

"I had not heard this name in a long time and then I saw it on top of the results from Oktoberfest.  That was shocking."

"BJ Piekarski toppling a field of incredibly accomplished drivers at Lee USA's Oktoberfest is enough to get my vote."


Also receiving votes this week were:

Max Zachem (MRS) - Early in the Modified Racing Series season finale at Lee USA Speedway (NH), former New England Legends car standout Max Zachem held the lead.  He wasn't able to stay there throughout the 100-lap feature, but he still scored a solid podium finish of third to end a MRS season where he finished seventh in the standings.  Zachem's run at Lee led to this vote being cast in his favor:

"Max Zachem (who's that?)"

With the personable young driver looking to make his mark in Modified racing, we expect to be hearing that question more and more in the 2011 season and beyond.

Mother Nature - It was cold, rainy and even slightly snowy at times during Oktoberfest weekend at Lee USA Speedway (NH).  Considering that just one week before, the World Series at Thompson International Speedway (CT) was held less than two hours away under sunny skies, the poor weather at Lee was shocking and earned one vote this week.


For his “Shock” of a performance, B.J. Piekarski 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"