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 Gulf Coast Championship Series, UARA, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the ARCA Racing Series on the high banks of Winchester, the ASA Midwest Tour in action at State Park Speedway and lots 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...

John Donahue
Vermont Governor's Cup/Thunder Road LM

John Donahue rode in the wake of leader and defending Thunder Road International Speedbowl (VT) "King of the Road" track champion Nick Sweet late in the Vermont Governor's Cup 100 event there Sunday afternoon.  Sweet was well in command and Donahue, already a winner at Thunder Road in 2011, seemed destined for a still-strong second-place finish.

Then, the complexion of the race completely changed with just 16 laps remaining.

Near the back of the pack, three cars spun in turn four.  Expecting a caution to fly, Sweet lifted out of the throttle.

The caution never came. 

Donahue never lifted.  He sped by Sweet as the spinning cars behind them all collected themselves and got back on track.  Donahue was uncontested from there, winning his second event win of the season.

The pressure was on both Donahue and Sweet in the closing stages, but for his heads-up move to stay in the gas when the yellow flag did not fly, John Donahue truly stayed "Cool Under Pressure."

For his performance at Thunder Road, John Donahue was voted as this month's winner of the FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" by our panel.  Donahue will receive a product certificate from FLUIDYNE, the leader in innovative cooling products for a wide variety of cooling applications.

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DJ Kennington - NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
Mark Mackesy - ASA Midwest Tour
Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. - ACT Late Models
Eddie Hoffman - JEGS/CRA All Stars
Keith Rocco - NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

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