When Ryan Lawler and Preston Peltier tangled late in the running of the Capital City Clash PASS South race at Wake County Speedway (NC), Justin Wakefield scooted on by to win the event. It was a shocking few laps that got him that victory and it was a shocking turnaround to Wakefield's bad luck - which had not netted a single top ten finish all year before the Wake County event.
That performance earned Justin Wakefield this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.
Here were a few of the voter comments in favor of Wakefield this week:
"My vote is for Justin Wakefield. At a Wake County event that was dominated all day by Ryan Lawler, I don't think anyone could have predicted Wakefield slipping into the lead in the midst of the late race
craziness. A much needed win in surprising fashion gets my vote."
"Based on his luck, Wakefield wouldn't have been one of my predictions for that race. But he came through with flying colors anyways."
Also receiving votes this week were:
Tri-County Motor Speedway - While Wakefield's win was a good shock, what happened last weekend at Tri-County Motor Speedway (NC) might not have been based on your perspective. Appararant race winner Ty Dillon was disqualified after Late Model Stock Car and Tim George, Jr. was officially listed as the winner of what appeared on record to be a six car feature race. That certainly grabbed the attention of our voters and here are a few of their comments:
"Tim George Jr." and "win" being used in the same sentence [gets my vote]"
"Tri-County disqualifying the top two finishers for the new "tape rule" that deals with coil binding and not just the fact that they were disqualified but the fact that the first was Ty Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress, and that the other was Megan Reitenour, one of Revolution Racing's six Late Model Stock drivers. Those two cars were 1/4 of the field and their teams represented five of the eight cars that made up the Late Model Stock field that night."
Brett Hearn (DIRT)- Most of us aren't shocked at anything that Brett Hearn does anymore, but nevertheless, he got one vote for this week's award:
"On dirt this weekend Brent "The Jet" Hearn whipped the Canadians at Autodrome Granby, just South of Montreal. He got fastest time in time trials, won his qualifier race and the feature. He was just on afterburners all night.
Shane Sawyer (PLM) - Since Russell Fleeman started out the season winning the first two Super Six Series races at Lanier Speedway (GA), it was expected that he would go three-for-three in Saturday night's race there. Shane Sawyer didn't get that memo though and he won the feature race - shocking our voters in the process.
Alex Fleming (PASS South) - Alex Fleming broke through for a fine fourth-place finish in the Capital City Clash on Friday night and that earned him a vote in the race for the Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
The CRA Super Series - It rained all through the Midwest this past weekend and scores of short track races were washed out. Somehow though, the CRA Super Series still managed to get their Saturday night show at Berlin Raceway (MI) underway. That was shocking indeed.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Wakefield 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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