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 ...
Preston Peltier -
#26 Johnson Motorsports Chevrolet
When Preston Peltier came back from an early incident in the Easter Bunny 150 PASS South Super Late Model race at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) this past weekend to make it into the top three, he definitely came through in the clutch.
But when Peltier moved from the second row on the last restart and zoomed by both Jay Fogelman and Ryan Blaney to take the lead and eventually win the race, he really pulled off a shocker.
That performance allowed Preston Peltier to be named as the winner of this week's Speed51.com Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
Peltier's power move was so strong that he scored an overwhelming victory in our Clutch competition once the votes were tallied up. To be honest, the voting wasn't even close this time around.
Here are a few comments from our panel:
"He kept it together after several scrapes and charged at the right time to win the BIG BUNNY!"
"That pass was amazing. He gets my clutch vote for sure!"
Here are our honorable mentions for this week:
James Civali (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour) - James Civali started fifth in Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at South Boston, got caught (and possibly caused) an early race pile-up and worked his way to the front to come through in the clutch to win the race. Along the way, he earned a few votes in our competition this week.
Here were a few of our panelist comments:
"He lost the lead, got it back and won!"
"James Civali battling with LW Miller all race long at South Boston [gets my vote]. Civali won."
Max Gresham (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East - One of our voters made a great case for Max Gresham to win this week's Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award, but he still finished on the lowest spot of the podium:
"I vote Max Gresham leading almost every lap and grabbing the victory in the East race at SoBo. Running for rookie of the year and had a DNF in the first race of the season last weekend at Greenville - Pickens. He knew what he had to do to get back on top of his game and he went out and did it. Not quite the youngest winner but still only 16.
Quarter Master salutes Preston Peltier. on this week’s Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Week award.
"Clutch Performance of the Week"
1. Preston Peltier (PASS South)
2. James Civali (NASCAR WSMT)
3. Max Gresham (K&N Pro East)
2010 Cumulative Winners
Darrell Wallace, Jr.
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