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 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 Month.” At the end of the 2014 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. For more on Quarter Master, visit www.quartermasterusa.com
This edition of the “Quarter Master Clutch Performance of the Month” goes to …
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Spetember, 2014 became the month that resurrected Burt Myers’ position as the top dog in the Southern Modified ranks and it came at a time he needed it the most.
The six-time Bowman Gray track titlist and 2010 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion was the hottest thing in open wheeled Modified racing in September. He won two of the four NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour races held during the month and led laps in a third. He also won the pole and dominated the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series’ event at the beginning of September at Ace Speedway (NC) before running out of fuel on the final lap.
One of those NWSMT wins came at Caraway, admittedly one of Myers’ worst tracks in recent years. It was Myers’ first win at Caraway since 2005.
For his pair of victories during the month of September, a panel of Speed51.com industry insiders has voted Burt Myers as the Quarter Master Clutch Performer of the Month for August.
Here are the drivers who also received votes:
Brian Campbell (SLM) – Withstood a door-banging battle with Anthony Danta on a late restart to claim second-straight Bettenhausen Memorial at Illiana (IN)
Casey Johnson (SLM) – Won the Wisconsin State Championship at Jefferson (WI) as a tribute to an ill friend.
Justin Bonsignore (VMRS) – Kept up championship hopes with first victory of the season at Airborne (NY).