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MATT HIRSCHMAN CASHES IN ON TRI-TRACK SBM 125 GOLD at STAR SPEEDWAY

Matthew Wiernasz Photos

EPPING, NH- Matt Hirschman took a liking to NH’s Star Speedway the first time he raced there, and on Saturday night he won his third major event SBM 125 Modified Open in five races, this time worth $10,400 plus contingencies as the Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series visited the quarter-mile oval in southern New Hampshire.

Hirschman, who hauled in from Northampton, PA., to race, pittedMcKennedy Hirschman 2 e on lap 54 for a new right rear tire and worked his way to the front of the 27-car field, passing Jon McKennedy (Chelmsford, MA.) on lap 100 for the lead. He then held off a late charge from Les Hinckley (Windsor Locks, CT.), including a restart with two laps remaining to claim the top prize in front of an enthusiastic and near capacity crowd.

“This was an example of what kind of show that the Modifieds can put on when you have drivers that race that way and show each other respect,” Hirschman stated. “It comes at a time where I really needed a win. A BIG win.

“I hated that this race didn’t happen last year. I’m glad that it’s back and with a great crowd tonight, and another solid car count I would think we will be back again.”

McKennedy led the first 100 laps after drawing the pole in a top ten redraw, collecting a significant portion of the bonus money paid out in the process. But he elected to not pit for a tire, and in the end it cost him. Les Hinckley passed McKennedy on lap 115 for second place, earning the Woody’s Auto Hard Charger Award” and his third consecutive second place finish in the SBM.

RicharTop 3 Finishersd Savary, while attempting to pass McKennedy for a podium third place finish on lap 124, made contact and McKennedy spun, with Savary being sent to the rear. This opened the door for Maine driver Josh Cantara to take third from Ron Silk on the ensuing restart, where Hirschman outraced Hinckley to the line for the big win.

Silk and Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top five finishers of a race run off in rapid fashion, with no major incidents and few caution periods. The next Northeast Race Cars & Parts Tri-Track Open Modified Series event takes place at Ct’s New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Thursday, August 25 for another event paying the winner $10,000 as part of a purse again expected to exceed $60,000.

Official Tri-Track SBM 125 V Finish: (Final payoff totals including bonuses TBA) 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN, 2. Les Hinckley, 3. Josh Cantara, 4. Ron Silk, 5. Justin Bonsignore, 6. Andy Jankowiak, 7. Rowan Pennink, 8. Max Zachem, 9. Tommy Barrett, 10. Jon Kievman, 11. Kirk Alexander, 12. Chris Pasteryak, 13. Anthony Nocella, 14. Rob Richardi Jr., 15. Jon McKennedy, 16. Mike Holdridge, 17. Russ Hersey, 18. Troy Talman, 19. Richard Savary, 20. Joe Doucette, 21. Andy Seuss, 22. Eric Berndt, 23. Carl Medieros Jr., 24. Jeff Gallup, 25. Mike Douglas Jr., 26. Dwight Jarvis, 27. Kurt Vigeant.
B-Main: 1. Jeff Gallup (moved on to A-Main), 2. Sal Accardi Jr., ($800) 3. Mike Benevides ($750), 4. George Sherman (($700), 5. Brandee Tree ($650), 6. Karl Fredrickson ($600). DNS: Woody Pitkat ($550), Calvin Carroll ($500).

Star Speedway Tri-Track Open Modified Series Purse July 30th

Just 2 days until the highest paying modified race in the history of Star Speedway.

Here is the purse breakdown:

Star Speedway – Saturday, July 30

1 – $10,000
2 – $4000
3 – $3000
4 – $2500
5 – $2000
6 – $1500
7 – $1475
8 – $1450
9 – $1425
10-$1400
11-$1375
12-$1350
13-$1325
14-$1300
15-$1275
16-$1250
17-$1225
18-$1200
19-$1200
20-$1200

21-$1000
22-$1000
23-$1000
24-$1000
25-$1000
26-$1000
27-$1000(if B feature winner advances)

25 lap B feature will pay out $1000 to winner ( though he may choose to forfeit this money for chance to start in the feature)
$800 for second, $600 for third.
$300 minimum for any of the 54 teams that were pre entered in series and fail to make the feature.
Total payout of B feature- $10,000

With bonus money, total payout will be over $60,000

 

DOUG COBY BANKS $10,000 AT SEEKONK OPEN WHEEL WEDNESDAY

1024-250 11.08.12 AMDoug Coby now has three $10,000 checks signed by Action Track of the East in his career.

Coming into Wednesday June 29, Coby had scored the victory at the annual Open Wheel Wednesday modified event in 2011 and 2013.

Coby grabbed his third trophy from Seekonk Speedway by winning round one of 2016 for the NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series Wednesday evening, behind the wheel of his No. 2 Dunleavy Truck and Trailer Repair, LFR Chassis mount.

“I wasn’t even planning on getting out front, I was going to just ride fifth for a lot of the race then those guys gave me the room,” Coby said following his victory.

“Whether I’m going to win or not in the end, I wanted to be in the lead and be in control, I’ve always said that about these open shows. It’s easy for guys to roll up to your bumper here at Seekonk but when they go to pass you they just slide the rear end.”

Coby was slated to go off seventh based on where he finished in his qualifying heat race, but during the redraw on the track prior to the green, he drew a fourth behind the wheel of his No. 2.

He worked inside the top-five for much of the early portion of the race, riding fifth while drivers in front of him tangled for the lead. He started making his move on lap 30 when he slid by Jon McKennedy to fourth. Then, Coby made a move to the bottom, three-wide and quickly jumped to second.

He wheeled his No. 2 to the advantage over the rest of the field on a lap 40 restart and never looked back for the remaining of the event. He held off challenges from McKennedy, Justin Bonsignore and Ron Silk in the final stages and captured his first career win on the Tri Track Open Modified Series.

“This is huge LFR Chassis and all of my team,” Coby said. “It was up in the air what car I was going to come with. This is a great series, Dick Williams, James Schaefer and these guys put a lot of time and money into these shows.”

Silk, who started outside the top-10 behind the wheel of his No. 50, quickly worked this way through the field and was inside the top-five by the time the field hit the halfway point. He was all over the back bumper of Coby in the final laps, but couldn’t find the way around to the big payday.

“Doug did a good job of protecting the bottom like you have to do to win the race,” Silk said. “I could roll the top and get to his right rear, but I was just that much tight that I couldn’t hold him down and get by. It was good hard racing in the front all night and really clean.”

Rowan Pennink drove the Gary Casella owned No. 25 to a third place run and he was followed across the line by Les Hinckley, who piloted a Wayne Darling No. 52. Rounding out the top-five was Matt “Money” Hirschman.

The NorthEast Race Cars and Parts Tri Track Open Modified Series gets back on track at Star Speedway for the SBM coming up on July 30.

For more information, visit www.tritrackopenmodifiedseries.com

Tri Track 100 Feature Finish: Doug Coby, Ron Silk, Rowan Pennink, Les Hinckley, Matt Hirschman, Woody Pitkat, Richard Savary, Eric Berndt, Jon McKennedy, Dwight Jarvis, Dennis Perry, Chris Pasteryak, Keith Rocco, Andy Jankowiak, Todd Szegedy, Andy Seuss, Kirk Alexander, Todd Annarummo, Calvin Carroll, Branden Dion, Anthony Sesely, Dan Meservey Jr., Justin Bonsignore, Jeff Rocco, Carl Mederios Jr., Tommy Barrett

Tri Track B-Main Feature Finish: Carl Mederios Jr., Earl Paules, Mike Holdridge, Troy Talman, Roger Coss, Austin Kochenash, Mike Benevides, Jeff Gallup, Eddie LeClerc, Ken Bouchard, Mike Douglas Jr., Dick Houlihan

Tri Track Consi #2 Finish: Les Hinckley, Branden Dion, Andy Seuss, Earl Paules, Mike Douglas Jr., Jeff Gallup, Dick Houlihan, Troy Talman, Eddie LeClerc

Tri Track Consi #1 Finish: Matt Hirschman, Jeff Rocco, Dennis Perry, Roger Coss, Mike Benevides, Carl Mederios Jr., Mike Holdridge

Heat Race #1: Todd Annarummo, Keith Rocco, Chase Dowling, Woody Pitkat, Austin Kochenash, Eddie LeClerc, Mike Benevides

Heat Race #2: Ron Silk, Doug Coby, Andy Jankowiak, Tommy Barrett, Branden Dion, Dennis Perry, Earl Paules, Andy Seuss

Heat Race #3: Anthony Sesely, Richard Savary, Justin Bonsignore, Kirk Alexander, Jeff Rocco, Les Hinckley, Ken Bouchard, Mike Holdridge

Heat Race #4: Rowan Pennink, Chris Pasteryak, Calvin Carroll, Dwight Jarvis, Dick Houlihan, Matt Hirschman, Mike Douglas Jr., Jeff Gallup

Heat Race #5: Jon McKennedy, Todd Szegedy, Eric Berndt, Dan

Meservey, Roger Coss, Troy Talman, Carl Mederios, Ted Christopher

THE FOLLOWING WERE STARTING LINEUPS ON WEDNESDAY:

 Heat 1

57Rocco-13Dowling

12Annarummo-66Kochenash

52Pitkat-40LeClerc

85Benevides

Heat 2

50Silk-27Jankowiak

8Paules-70Seuss

04-Dion-76Perry

2Coby-44Barrett

Heat 3

47Bouchard-0Holdridge

1Sesely-52Hinckley

28Rocco-21Bonsignore

43Alexander-99Savary

Heat 4

25Pennink-80Houlihan

39Carroll-60Hirschman

28Jarvis-15ctPasteryak

23Douglas-4Gallup

Heat 5

17Coss-29McKennedy

50Mederios-85Szegedy

16Berndt-00Christopher

3Talman-45Meservey

Consi 1

66Kochenash-28Rocco

17Coss-76Perry

60Hirschman-85Benevides

47Bouchard-50Mederios

0Holdridge

Consi 2

04Dion-80 Houlihan

40LeClerc-52Hinckley

3Talman-8Paules

23Douglas-70Seuss

4Gallup

Tri Track 100 Feature Lineup

25Pennink-29McKennedy

12Annarummo-2Coby

99Savary-57Rocco

1Sesely-52Hinckley

15ctPasteryak-85Szegedy

13Dowling-27Jankowiak

21Bonsignore-39Carroll

16Berndt-52Pitkat

44Barrett-43Alexander

28Jarvis-45Meservey

60Hirschman-52Hinckley

28Jarvis-04Dion

76Perry-70Seuss

50Mederios