HIRSCHMAN BANKS $5,000 & SCORES TRI TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
AT NEW LONDON-WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL
“Money” Hirschman lived up to his name once again on
Sunday night at New London-Waterford Speedbowl.
He took down the victory in the $5,000 to win
NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series
feature event and with the win, he locked up the
“It worked out really well, we had a good starting
spot,” Hirschman said. “The car really responded
well to the start of the race and that was important
because the cars we would have had to contend with
had to start further in the back of the pack.”
He started in fifth position, but quickly worked his
way into the lead, sliding by Mike Holdridge to the
front of the pack at lap 21. From there, it was
basically clear sailing for the driver of the No.
The field was brought to Rich Keator’s green flag by
Jeff Gallup and Holdridge on the front row. Early on
it was Holdridge showing the way.
The first caution flag came down just after the
halfway point on lap 41, when Gallup spun on the
frontstretch. And shortly after green, Woody Pitkat
and Dwight Jarvis made contact in turn three and
Pitkat went hard into the wall, drawing a second
Another quick caution slowed the race for a spin by
Dennis Perry in turn two on lap 43 and then a final
caution came out when Keith Rocco spun in turn two.
The remainder of the race saw Hirschman hold off Les
Hinckley and Ron Silk in the final few laps in order
to capture the crown. Hinckley was able to finish
second, but came up one spot short of the win.
Silk, who won a 35 lap qualifying race worth $3,000
earlier in the day, was able to come home in third
spot after starting back in 22nd. Though he didn’t
come away with the big win in the 65 lapper, he was
still pleased with the effort the team put forth.
Holdridge was able to hang on for a fourth place
finish, while Richard Savary captured a fifth place
Rowan Pennink stormed through the field in the
second half of the race to finish fifth, while Steve
Masse, Ryan Preece, Andy Jankowiak and Rob Summers
finished the top 10.
With Hirschman’s victory, he was crowned the
champion of the Tri Track Open Modified Series for
the second straight year.
“The Tri Track Seires has been the best thing for
modified racing in a long time,” Hirschman said. “We
have been fortunate enough to win a race at least in
every single year. Two years in a row now we win the
championship, it’s a great little bonus.”
The Tri Track Open Modified Series would like to
announce that the series will return for the 2017
calendar season. At this point, it is not certain
exactly where or how many races will take place.
Keep up to date with all the updates by following
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Matt Hirschman, Les Hinckley, Ron Silk, Mike
Holdridge, Richard Savary, Rowan Pennink, Steve
Masse, Ryan Preece, Andy Jankowiak, Rob Summers, Ted
Christopher, Keith Rocco, Eric Berndt, Justin
Bonsignore, John Keivman, Chris Pasteryak, Dan
Meservey, Dennis Perry, Ron Frees, Jeff Gallup,
Tommy Barrett, Dwight Jarvis, Woody Pitkat, Matt
Swanson, Dave Salzarulo, Todd Annarummo
Kyle Souza / Tri-Track Open Modified Series
October 24, 2016