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Craig Gabriele
       

 

 

Cakewalk: Hirschman makes it Look Easy Winning the SBM 125 @ Star Speedway

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Race Date June 15, 2013

59 Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA went on to completely dominate a pretty stout field of Modifieds on Saturday night @ Star Speedway in Epping, NH.

It was Hirschman’s 2nd win in a row in the SBM 125. He also won the event in 2012.

This was almost the whole story:

 Hirschman set fast time in time trials, so he started on the pole in the 1st heat race. Lead all 12 laps of the heat race from start to finish.

The top 8 qualifiers redrew for starting positions. Hirschman picked #2 for the outside pole.

The race was marred by 14 cautions for at least 100 laps of riding around under a yellow light. Caution laps did not count. Only green flag laps.

After lap 89 there wasn’t any continuity to the race. It was stop and go the rest of the way.

The race had 10 cautions from lap 89 to lap 125. They happened on laps 89, 91, 96, 98, 101, 101, 101, 107, 110, 114.

The 5ct of Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon, CT and 2 time MRS Modified Champion looked like he never drove a Modified before and was involved in at least 4 or 5 of the cautions. I guess this is why he doesn’t run on the WMT anymore. Can you say intimidation?

Hisrchman took the lead from pole sitter 79 Max Zachman, of Preston, CT on the green flag lap and was never headed or challenged despite the 14 yellow flags.

Hirschman won the show, but the 9 of Tommy Barrett was the show

One bright spot in the race was the 17 year old Tommy Barrett of Millis, MA. Barrett started 20th in the 25 car field.

After the caution on lap 18 Barrett started to make his move passing at will on the outside.

Lap 25 – Barrett was in 11th

Lap 40 – 10th

Lap 50 – 7th

Lap 63 – 5th

Lap 71 – 3rd

Lap 89 everyone pitted except the 24 of Todd Patnode of Richmond, NH who inherited the lead under the yellow.

Trying to pit at Star is a nightmare. There is no place to pit that many cars at once.

When we go green - 24, 59, 21, 40, 6, 13, 05, 99, 51, 9, 3, 15, 12, 79, 70, 20, 5, 66,, 57, 06, 92,  26.

Barrett came out in 10th place.

Back to the green and Hirschman to the front again.

Then all of the cautions started to take away from the race.

Lap 95 Barrett moved into 4th place

Lap 96 – 3rd

Lap 98 - 2nd

 When we go green - 59, 9, 40, 13, 05, 06, 21, 3, 70, 79, 5, 92, 24, 57, 99, 20, 66, 51, 26

That’s when it ended for Barrett as he began to slide backwards.

Lap 107 Barrett pulled into the pits with engine problems and was done for the night.

That was about it for the race.

SBM 125 Results

Finish

 

Driver

 

Car

 

Laps

1

 

Matt Hirschman

 

59

 

125

2

 

Les Hinckley

 

06

 

125

3

 

Ryan Preece

 

40

 

125

4

 

Steve Masse

 

13

 

125

5

 

Richard Savary

 

99

 

125

6

 

Todd Patnode

 

24

 

125

7

 

Andy Seuss

 

70

 

125

8

 

Jacob Dore

 

05

 

125

9

 

Zane Zeiner

 

26

 

125

10

 

Austin Kochenash

 

66

 

125

11

 

Jon McKennedy

 

21

 

125

12

 

Justin Bonsignore

 

51

 

125

13

 

Doug Coby

 

20

 

125

14

 

Rob Summers

 

15

 

125

15

 

Jeff Rocco

 

57

 

125

16

 

Ted Christopher

 

3

 

123

17

 

Anthony Nocella

 

92

 

107

18

 

Chris Pasteryak

 

5CT

 

107

19

 

Tommy Barrett

 

9

 

107

20

 

Max Zachem

 

79

 

107

21

 

Ron Silk

 

6

 

98

22

 

Todd Annarummo

 

12

 

98

23

 

Mike Stefanik

 

22

 

57

24

 

Mike Douglas, Jr

 

23

 

18

25

 

Josh Cantara

 

71

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

       

 

       

 

       
 

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