The 2015 Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the Year is…

January 20, 2016 • 51 Sports Stop, App, Archives, Other News, Region - Northeast, Top Stories

It’s time for and Quarter Master to honor the 2015 Clutch Performance of the Year. 


Performing in the clutch is what separates a winning driver from the rest of the pack.  Flexing muscle at the right time is something that true talents possess.  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 Month” from the short track ranks of America.  Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders 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 Month.”  At the end of the year, a panel then selects, of the monthly winners, which earns the Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Year.


Now it’s time for and Quarter Master to reveal the winner of the 2015 Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the year.  After the votes were tallied for the monthly winners at the end of the 20145 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 free clutch kit from Quarter Master, valued at $3,500.  For more on Quarter Master, visit


The 2015 Master Clutch Performance of the Year winner is…




Coby celebrates his third NWMT championship. ( photo)

Doug Coby

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Doug Coby admitted he made a mistake back in August at Bristol Motor Speedway when he triggered a multi-car incident early in the race that relegated him to a 34th-place finish.  That finish very well could have ended Coby’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship chances, but instead of folding the cards he and his Phil Moran-led race team went all-in.


With his back up against the wall needing wins and only wins, Coby rallied off three straight poles and three straight victories (New Hampshire, Stafford and Thompson) during the final three races of the season to win his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.


For his clutch performance during the final three races of the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour campaign, specifically his performance during Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series, Coby received the most first-place votes from 51’s panel to become the Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the month of October.


It was that performance at Thompson, coupled with his performances at New Hampshire and Stafford, which earned Coby the 2015 Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Year.  He will receive a free clutch kit from Quarter Master, valued at $3,500.


“Doug and his team had an incredible year, we are very happy to present them with this award, they had to race some of the best teams in racing today,” said Jeff Neal, President of Quarter Master Clutches.  “Quarter Master is proud to be associated with them and all of our customers from Modifieds to Late Models, these guys make our job fun.”


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