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 ...
Justin South - #43 Pro Late Model
Going into the final lap of the Show Me The Money opener at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL), it was clutch time for Justin South. It appeared that he would have to settle for a runner-up finish, but when race leader Josh Hamner slid up the track, South went for it and emerged from that final lap as the race winner.
This victory came after South had sat out from racing over the past few years after making his mark in Super Late Model and ARCA racing. He proved that there wasn't any rust on him though as he won the opening show against some big names that includes Hamner, Augie Grill, Chase Elliott and Bubba Pollard.
That performance allowed Justin South to be named as the winner of this week's Speed51.com Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
South won a close race for the Clutch Performance award this week. It was neck and neck with our runner-up, Brian King, until the last few votes were cast.
Here are a few comments from our panel:
"Justin South's last lap pass of Hamner earned my vote."
"South scored a big win against a pretty big and very strong field!"
Here are our honorable mentions for this week:
Brian King (Modifieds) - Well, actually there was only one honorable mention this week. South and Brian King pulled through so well in the clutch that they monopolized the votes this week. King survived a rough race in the Frostbite Winternationals Modified race at Orange County Speedway (NC) to go to victory lane against some tough customers. After all, it was a feature that includes beating and banging for the top spot between Ted Christopher, James Civali and Burt Myers.
But King pulled through and won - and it was the second time during the day when he did so. Earlier on, he also won the Ace Modified feature at Orange County.
Here is one of the voter comments on King's performance:
"Brian King winning the Frostbite Modified Winternationals [earns my vote]. He had to beat tour regulars TC and James Civali and a host of other heavy hitters."
Quarter Master salutes Justin South on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. Justin South (PLM)
2. Brian King (Mods)
2010 Cumulative Winners
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