Matt Hirschman Enters the MTS Winchester 200

 

Modified Touring Series  promoter Gary Knight announced tonight that big money Matt Hirschman today has thrown his hat in to the MTS ring.

 

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With a $15,000.00 payday at the end of the 200 lap feature it was only time before Matt submitted his entry.

Matt has always done well at the biggest paying races and the Pa. driver becomes an instant favorite to win the May 21st race.

Laps are now on sale with the MTS is asking for $25.00 or $50.00 per lap with all money going to the purse.

For more details go to modtouringseries.com

Here is the current list of entered drivers.

#04  Joey Jarvis: Ascutney, VT –  American Tire & Brake  – Peter Jarvis
#6    Ryan Preece: Berlin, CT – TS Haulers –  Ed Partridge  – 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Champion
#14 Dana Smith: Sunapee, NH – A1 Site Works  – Norm Smith
#15 Chris Pasteryak: Jewett City, CT – Dolly’s Collision and Customs – CCP Racing  – 2008 MRS Champion
#27 Andy Jankowiak: Tonawanda, NY – 2 Qwik Chassis, Kluth Motorsports – Rick Kluth
#29 Jon McKennedy: Jon Mckennedy
#31 Steve Masse: Bellingham, MA – El Gee Products – Pete Masse – 2014 Thompson World Series MRS Win
#43 Kirk Alexander: West Swanzey, NH – Trader John Gun Shop  – John Corliss  – All Time winningest driver on MRS Series
#55 Joe Doucette: Framingham, MA – gfaARMSTEC.com – Dan Cabral – 2011 MRS Winner at Oxford
#66 Dylan Kopec: Palmer, MA – Kopec Auto & Truck Repair – Chris Kopec – 8 time SK Light winner at Stafford Motor Speedway
#71 Jimmy Zacharias: Candor, NY – Central States Used Clothing – Jimmy Zacharias – 2013 & 2015 NY NASCAR Modified Champ.
#85 Todd Szegedy: Stuart’s Automotive, Henry’s Deisel Performance – Kevin Stuart
#99 Richard Savary: Canton, MA – Sam Kramer

BK Racing News and Notes: Auto Club Speedway

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 21, 2016) –  David Ragan, driver of the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota Camry, finished in the 22nd position in Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) event at Auto Club Speedway. Teammate Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the No. 83 Cosmo Motors Toyota Camry, finished in the 27th position.
“We had another solid day with the No. 23 Dr Pepper Toyota,” Ragan said. “We leaned on our teammate (DiBenedetto) yesterday on their set up. Matt was a little faster than me. We had really good pit stops and a great car on long runs. California has been a track where BK Racing has struggled in the past, so it was great to get another solid finish.”
“Proud of the Cosmo Motors team, we had a tough race but we fought to get back on the lead lap there at the end,” DiBenedetto said. “It wasn’t pretty but we’ll take it and head to Martinsville in two weeks.”
DiBenedetto took the green flag for the 200-lap race from the 33rd position, teammate David Ragan started the Auto Club 400 in 35th position.
In the early stages of the race, Ragan reported to crew chief Patrick Donahue that the Dr Pepper Toyota was very loose and he was working on adjusting his track bar. After the first pit stop and taking wedge adjustments, Ragan commented, “we made a decent adjustment there.”
Battling similar handling issues, DiBenedetto and crew chief Gene Nead worked on dialing in the Cosmo Motors Toyota throughout the race. Facing adversity that included a penalty for removing equipment (air gun) during a pit stop and hitting the wall multiple times, the 83 team battled back to finish on the lead lap.
As the race went into overtime following a caution with two laps to go, Ragan and DiBenedetto battled hard to maintain their position to bring home solid finishes for the team.
The NSCS takes a break next week to observe Easter weekend and will return to action at Martinsville Speedway on April 3rd. STP 500 race coverage beings at 1:00 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.

Coca-Cola of Buffalo Signs Three-Year Deal with Lancaster National Speedway

LANCASTER, N.Y. (March 21, 2016) – Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway is proud to announce Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo is returning as the official beverage supplier for the 2016 racing season, and beyond.

The family-owned and locally-operated Coca-Cola bottler is not only back with Western New York’s premier motorsports facility, but has partnered with LNS&D through the 2018 season.

“We saw what took place at the track and the resurgence of Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway during the 2015 season,” said Rick Horn, Jr., Vice President & General Manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo. “Since the commitment by their fans and race teams was obvious, we wanted to be part of their continued growth. We are both in it to win and the three-year partnership was a great way to show our commitment.

“We’d like to invite race fans and teams to “Share a Coke” with us this summer at Lancaster.”

With more improvements and an expanded schedule in 2016, the track is pleased to have the support and involvement of Coca-Cola.

“This says a lot about the type of people involved with Coca-Cola in the WNY area,” said Tim Packman, Track President. “They came back to us last year and their support was key to starting the rebuilding of our program.

“After just one year, they are now on our shelves and in our fans and race teams’ hands for the next three years. I enjoyed working with their iconic brand during my 15-year NASCAR career, and now at my home track. We are grateful for Coca-Cola Bottling of Buffalo and look forward to working with them into the future.”

Lancaster will exclusively serve Coca-Cola products at all concession stands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani bottled water and Fuze iced tea.

About Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway: Founded in 1959, Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway is a multi-use facility located on 77 acres just outside of metropolitan Buffalo, N.Y. The facility features a 1/8-mile drag strip, a 1/2-mile oval track and hosts several non-motorsports events such as car shows and concerts. For the latest information on Lancaster National Speedway & Dragway check out our website www.lancasternationalspeedway.com. Additional information for racers and fans can be found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LancasterSpeedway) and on Twitter (@LancasterSpdwy).

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