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 these past few weeks between big NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at New Hampshire and Bristol, big Super Late Model shows in the Midwest, some tight point battles coming down to wins and losses in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and a ton 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...
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Andy Seuss had plenty of motivation to get back to victory lane on August 26th. He hadn't been there all year on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified tour, but most on his mind, he hadn't been there since the passing of his friend and former crew chief Jeff Riggs.
The stars aligned perfectly on the 26th at Caraway Speedway in North Carolina. Driving a former Riggs Racing car now a part of the stable for his current team, Ideal Racing, Seuss piloted the Howard and Eddie Harvey-owned #11 to victory lane for the first time this season.
To get there, Seuss had to battle his longtime rival, LW Miller throughout the event before finally taking command of the race. Then, he had to hold off his Ideal Racing teammate George Brunnhoelzl III down the stretch for the victory.
When he did get to victory lane, an emotional setting was already there waiting for him. Seuss climbed from his winning car, a car that went to victory lane at Caraway in the same event the year before, to the waiting arms of Jeff Riggs' family. Jeff's wife, his father and Riggs Racing team owner David and many crew members past and present were in victory lane with Seuss in one of the most memorable moments in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour history.
For his performance at Caraway, Andy Seuss was voted as this month's winner of the FLUIDYNE "Cool Under Pressure Award" by our panel. Seuss will receive a product certificate from FLUIDYNE, the leader in innovative cooling products for a wide variety of cooling applications.
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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES
Becca Kasten – Dominated CRA event at Dixie (MI), leading every lap before running out of fuel on the final lap.
Mike Garvey – Finished second in most recent Miller Lite Series race at Mobile (AL) after losing first and second gears.
Randy Potter – Amidst a consistent season in ACT
Tom Sprague, Jr. – Won at I-96 Speedway (MI) to earn championship after entering the final event third.
Jonathan Eilen – Won ASA Midwest Tour event at Hawkeye Downs (IA) a year after being injured there.
Alex Bowman – Won at Madison (WI) in his first ARCA Racing Series start.