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 ...
Darrell Wallace, Jr. -
#6 Revolution Racing Chevrolet
There is a lot of pressure that comes with the possibility of doing something historic. With that pressure, it can be hard to actually accomplish that historic feat.
But Darrell Wallace, Jr. didn't let the pressure get to him when the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season began at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (SC) on Saturday night. He drove the Revolution Racing #6 Chevrolet straight to victory lane after a wild feature event.
The accomplishment went into the NASCAR record books because Wallace became the first African American winner in the series, as well as resetting the record as the youngest event winner on the tour.
That performance allowed Darrell Wallace, Jr. to be named as the winner of this week's Speed51.com Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Here are a few comments from our panel:
"Darrell Wallace Jr. [gets my vote for] winning the K&N Pro Series race at Greenville and Becoming the first African American driver to win in series history."
"To just make it to the finish of that wild East race meant coming through in the clutch. To win it was something even greater. Darrell Wallace, Jr. gets my vote."
Here are our honorable mentions for this week:
Doug Coby (Modified Racing Series) - Another wild feature race this weekend came at Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut, where there was Modified Mayhem in the Modified Racing Series season opener. But Doug Coby stayed out of trouble and came out on top after hard battles with Andy Seuss, Jon McKennedy, Matt Hirschman and Rowan Pennink to win the race. That earned Coby enough votes to place on the podium for this week's Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Clint King (UARA-Stars) - Clint King overcame the newbie jitters in the UARA-Stars series at Kingsport Speedway (TN) on Saturday night when he came through in the clutch to win his first career feature series. That earned him some notice from our panel of voters this week.
Quarter Master salutes Darrell Wallace, Jr. on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. Darrell Wallace, Jr. (East Series)
2. Doug Coby (Modified Racing Series)
3. Clint King (UARA-Stars)
2010 Cumulative Winners
Darrell Wallace, Jr.
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