Quarter Master's Clutch Performance of the Week
Who Came Through in The Clutch This Time?
As Decided by the Staff of Speed51.com
Performing in the clutch is what seperates a winning driver from the rest of the pack. Flexing muscle at the right time is something that true talents posess. Often luck plays a big role in winning versus losing, but being able to squeeze just enough strength out at the perfect opportunity is what separates winners from losers. Performing in the clutch doesn't necessarily mean winning, however; it's all about making the most from what you've got.
That's why Quarter Master, providers of winning clutches & driveline components to racers from Super Speedway to the Bullring, from IRL to Rally, from NASCAR to the "Weekend Warrior," is proud to honor a weekly "Clutch Performance of the Week" from the short track ranks of America. Each week, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which drivers came through in the clutch. The driver or team with the most votes will then be the "Clutch Performance of the Week." At the end of the 2010 season, the driver or team that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the "Clutch Performer of the Year" and will be awarded a clutch kit from Quarter Master, valued at $3,500 - just like the 2008 Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the Year winner Eddie MacDonald and the 2009 winner Jeff Fultz.
This week's "Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week" goes to ...
World Crown 300
There were some mighty competitors assembled for the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park this past weekend. Chase Elliott, Augie Grill, Ross Kenseth, Jeff Fultz, Paul Kelley, Mike Garvey and Russell Fleeman were just a few entrants.
But it was Justin Wakefield who made the most of a last minute decision to enter the race. The Georgian driver raced at Gresham for the first time in his career and came away with the big victory.
That performance allowed Justin Wakefield to be named as this week's winner of the Speed51.com Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Here are what a few of our voters had to say about Wakefield's performance:
"Justin Wakefield.......he's got his mojo back."
"Justin Wakefield - beat Elliott and Kenseth with a low buck team. What a shocker!"
"Justin Wakefield is starting to come through in the clutch a lot late this season. First, he beat the big boys in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown and now he did the same thing at the World Crown 300."
This is the first time in 2010 that Justin Wakefield won the weekly Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Year award.
Here are our honorable mentions for this week:
Jeff Fultz (SLM) - Jeff Fultz also pulled through in the clutch during the World Crown 300. He finished second when all of the dust settled, but considering where he started, that was still a very impressive result, as shown by this vote:
"I vote Jeff Fultz, after starting 21st and surviving the 10-car pile-up on lap two (not to mention the remaining 298 laps) to finish second in the World Crown 300 at Gresham."
Augie Grill (PLM) - Also as part of the World Crown 300 weekend, Augie Grill won Saturday night's Pro Late Model race. That earned him an honorable mention in this week's race for the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Quarter Master salutes Justin Wakefield on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. Justin Wakefield (SLM)
2. Jeff Fultz (SLM)
3. Augie Grill (PLM)
2010 Cumulative Winners
Preston Peltier (3x)
Andrew Ranger (2x)
Joey Pole (2x)
Darrell Wallace, Jr.
Bobby Santos, III
Tommy St. John
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