FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure" Award
Who Handled the Pressure the Best This Weekend?
As Decided by a Panel of Industry Insiders for Speed51.com
There was a lot of great racing this past weekend between local weekly racing, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West combination race at Iowa Speedway, the ARCA Racing Series on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the CRA Super Series at Baer Field Speedway (IN), some great local racing from coast to coast and a bunch more.
There were just as many pressure-filled moments in those races, as well. Some drivers came through and thrived under pressure, while others weren't able to take the heat. Staying cool under pressure is often the difference between winning and losing both in the driver's seat and under the racecar's hood. While a driver has to remain cool under pressure, so does his or her racecar, which is why FLUIDYNE's line of innovative cooling products for a wide variety of cooling applications have become the racer's choice.
Fittingly, FLUIDYNE is presenting a new FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" on Speed51.com. An esteemed panel of industry insiders voted on which driver remained the coolest when the heat was on. Votes didn't necessarily have to be for the best win, rather someone who remained cool under pressure to prevail with a win, strong finish or another achievement.
The winner of each FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" will receive a product certificiate from FLUIDYNE. Check out www.fluidyne.com for the latest products and information on staying cool.
The winner of this edition of the FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" is...
ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards
Andrew Ranger going to victory lane in any kind of stock car on a road course is hardly a surprise. Ranger's road racing prowess has led him to victories on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well as in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - all while turning both left and right.
It's not much of a shocker for this Canadian who started his big-time racing career in the now-defunct Champ Car World Series. He's a household name in Canada and even did some NASCAR Nationwide Series.
But none of those wins he's had over the years were as dramatic as his first-ever ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards victory on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
The two-time Canadian Tire Series Champion Ranger won the Menards Pole Award, but an engine change forced him to start at the rear of the field - 31st of 35 starters. From there, Ranger carved his way through the field with the expertise that only a road racing expert like he can do, and took the lead from fellow ARCA first-timer George Miedecke on the final turn as the white flag waved and continued to hold off the Australian rookie for the win.
For his performance in New Jersey, Andrew Ranger was voted as this month's winner of the FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" by our panel. Ranger will receive a product certificate from FLUIDYNE, the leader in innovative cooling products for a wide variety of cooling applications.
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Brian Campbell - CRA Super Series
Eddie MacDonald - NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Brandon Odom - Viper Pro Late Model Series
Hunter Robbins - Five Flags Speedway PLM
Greg Pursley - NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Dylan Kwasniewski - NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
Patrick Laperle - ACT Castrol