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..."
When you think of a driver who is likely to go to victory lane after a rough and tumble short track race on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East tour, you think first of guys with experience. Someone like Matt Kobyluck, Eddie MacDonald or even sophomore driver and defending series champion Ryan Truex comes to mind.
You wouldn't expect a driver who is just running his first full season in the series to be the guy who wins though and that is why Max Gresham's Saturday victory at South Boston Speedway was so shocking.
Gresham earned the pole for the race and led the majority of its lap to go on to win.
That performance earned Max Gresham this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Preston Peltier (PASS South) - You expect Preston Peltier to be one of the contenders in any given PASS South race, but until his performance in Saturday night's Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC), you might not expect much patience out of him. But Peltier shocked everyone when he made a gutsy pass that took him from third to first on the late race restart and locked down the victory. Peltier earned an honorable mention in this week's Pro Shock "Shock of the Week" competition as a result.
Grant Wimbish (Late Model Stock Cars) - If one of the Leicht brothers doesn't win in a Late Model Stock Car race at Tri-County Motor Speedway (NC), it is a bit of a shock and that led to this ballot being cast in our competition this week:
"[My vote goes to] Grant Wimbish, who won the season opener at Tri-County Motor Speedway after both Leicht brothers crashed (Kevin from second and then Matt from the lead) in the last 10 laps
Cassius Clark (PASS South) - Since he was a last minute entry, the fact that Cassius Clark was even at the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 was a bit of a surprise. The fact that he led laps and battled for the victory shocked at least one of our judges this time around, as shown by this ballot:
"Cassius Clark - he and his Dad slapped their team's race car together to make it to the Easter Bunny and they time trialed second, led a bunch of laps and finished a solid fourth."
The Entry List for the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 - In these trying economic times, you might expect for car counts to be down across the board in racing. Not so for the Easter Bunny 150 PASS South race at Hickory, where 50 cars were rolled out of trailers to try and qualify for the race. That fact led to this ballot being cast:
"My vote for shock of the week is the fact that there were 50 cars at the Easter Bunny 150."
For his “Shock” of a performance, Gresham 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"