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..."
Heading into last weekend's Modified Racing Series race at Canaan Fair Speedway (NH), there were eight different race winners so far this season.
And now there are nine.
But it wasn't a series regular or Ted Christopher who broke on through to victory lane. It was Long Island's Eric Goodale, a quick young racer who has seen some success during New Smyrna Speedweeks, but had yet to score a major touring Modified victory in his career. Goodale held off former MRS champion Dwight Jarvis to take the victory.
That performance earned Eric Goodale this week's Speed51.com Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week" award.
Also receiving votes this week were:
Brian Johnson, Jr. (CRA)- Finishing a strong runner-up to Scott Hantz in this week's Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway was Brian Johnson, Jr. That performance was strong enough to take down second place in voting for this week's Pro Shocks Shock of the Week award.
Anthony Simone (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) - Here is what one of our voters had to say about Anthony Simone's performance on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this past weekend:
"My shock of the week goes to Anthony Simone of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. He managed a very strong second place finish on the road course in Edmonton this past weekend, hanging right with eventual winner JR Fitzpatrick. For a kid that hasn't had that great of a season so far - while competing with one of the smaller budgets in the series, mind you - the podium finish was a big one."
Larry Gelinas (PASS North) - We just identified Larry Gelinas as a PASS North driver, but to be honest he didn't even get to run last week's PASS North event at Thompson International Speedway (CT) and one of our voters found that to be very shocking. Gelinas won his third straight Super Late Model race at the track early in the evening and then planned to line up for the PASS North feature. However, a fellow competitor put the stop on those plans by protesting Gelinas' car in technical inspection. Gelinas passed and kept his victory, but missed the start of the PASS North race due to tear-down and was credited with a "DNS" for the event.
For his “Shock” of a performance, Eric Goodale 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.
Pro Shocks is proud to have the largest and most knowledgeable technical staff in the racing shock industry. For more information about Pro Shocks, log onto www.proshocks.com or call 770-995-6300.
Modified Racing Series
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"
Pro Shocks "Shock of the Week"