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Craig Gabriele
       

 

 

Modifieds:

World Series Night #2 @ New Smyrna Speedway

Hossfeld Holds off Hirschman for First Series Win

   Chuck Hossfeld was shot out of a cannon and went from 5th starting spot to the lead In 6 laps on his way to his first Modified win @ the 47th Annual World Series of Auto Racing.

 Hossfeld #22 had to hold off the hard charging #59 Matt Hirschman for the win. Hirschman did get side by side with Hossfeld on the last 3 laps of the main, but could not complete the pass. Hirschman did say he did not push the issue this early in the series and settled for second.

Hirschman set fast time with a time of 17.220. Hossfeld was 2nd fast in time trials with a time of 17.292.

Night #1 winner 79 Woody Pitkat jumped to the early lead from his 2nd starting spot and then was passed by the 2 of JR Bertuccio on lap 5. A 2007 race winner in the Modifieds @ NSS World Series Bertuccio lead was short lived as Hossfeld took the lead for good on lap 6.

This was the best race of the night as the action on the track was very good with a lot of swapping of positions throughout the event.

 

Finish

 

Driver

 

Car

1

 

Chuck Hossfeld

 

22

2

 

Matt Hirschman

 

59

3

 

Patrick Emerling

 

07

4

 

Woody Pitkat

 

79

5

 

Ted Christopher

 

00

6

 

J.R. Bertuccio

 

2

7

 

Earl Paules

 

8

8

 

Eric Goodale

 

58

9

 

Danny Watts

 

82

10

 

Al Emmarino

 

13

11

 

Jimmy Zacharias

 

80

 

Notes from Night #1 From The World Series:

Woody Pitkat Takes Night #1 Win After Being First in Time His First Time at Track

The Hill Enterprises/Coors Light Pontiac team was the last modified to come out to qualify in the field of eleven cars. At that time, Matt Hirschman had the top spot with a speed of 17.296 for a time of 104.07 MPH. Woody Pitkat had his work cut out for him and being the competitive driver that he is he took the challenge. And Pitkat overcame the challenge taking the first NASCAR Modified pole on night #1 at New Smyrna Speedway.

‘We unloaded and we were really good like we have been every time that I have been in this thing. (#79 car.) The crew did not make very many adjustments. They just made a few just to keep up with the track.” Woody Pitkat said reflecting on the first night of racing at New Smyrna Speedway. “I had a good draw for time trials going out last and getting the pole. During the re-draw we redrew three so we had a good starting spot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

       
 

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