Matt Hirschman Gets Tri-Track Mod Win, Championship At Seekonk Haunted Hundred

Matt Hirschman celebrates victory in the Tri-Track Open Modified Series Haunted Hundred Sunday at Seekonk Speedway (Photo: Jim DuPont)

The battle, the war, everything on the line, Matt Hirschman took it all.

Hirschman, of Northampton, Pa., won the Tri-Track Open Modified Series Haunted Hundred Sunday at Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway.

With the victory Hirschman also clinched the 2018 Tri-Track Open Modified Series championship.

Hirschman came into the event tied at the top of the series standings with Ron Silk of Norwalk.

Silk, who won the Tri-Track’s Open Wheel Wednesday event earlier this season at Seekonk, finished second Sunday.

Chris Pasteryak of Lisbon was third.

After essentially getting out of the way in both his his heat race and his consolation heat, Hirschman used a provisional starting spot into the field and started last (27th).

By lap 38 Hirschman was up to tenth. On lap 57 he moved past Matt Swanson for fourth and quickly moved by Keith Rocco for third. On a lap 59 restart Hirschman got under Les Hinckley III for second and quickly got the bumper of Chase Dowling out front.

Hirschman then used a lap 61 restart to get by Dowling for the lead. Silk moved to second past Swanson on a lap 84 restart. A lap 98 caution set up a green-white-checkered finish, but Hirschman was able to hold off the charges of Silk.

Unofficial Finishing Order of the Tri-Track Open Modified Series Haunted Hundred At Seekonk Speedway

1. Matt Hirschman
2. Ron Silk
3. Chris Pasteryak
4. Chase Dowling
5. Anthony Sesley
6. Les Hinckley
7. Brian Robie
8. Anthony Nocella
9. Todd Patnode
10. Keith Rocco
11. Dana DiMatteo
12. Richard Savary
13. Rob Richardi
14. Andrew Molleur
15. Danny Cugini
16. Calvin Carroll
17. Colbey Fournier
18. Andy Jankowiak
19.Brad Babb
20. Matt Swanson
21. Zane Zeiner
22. Matt Galko
23. Carl Medeiros Jr
24. Bryan Narducci
25. Sam Rameau
26. Rob Murphy
27. Dylan Izzo

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Comments

  1. Ok say want you want haters he started last and put on a clinic silky also the best always rises to the top

  2. That was weird. Thought that Race Monitor was tied into the automated scoring and car transponders.
    But it was providing incorrect information. Actually saw the 25 shown as Dowling then Pennink then Dowling again. All above my pay grade as a fan clearly. Denise Dupont was confused as well reporting incorrect information because of duplicate numbers.
    Accolades to Shawn for stepping in to make corrections on the fly.
    Can’t imagine a better overall race program as far as the modifieds were concerned. Can’ t wait for the first hand reports from the regulars including Fast Eddie.

  3. Hillary 2028 says:

    Been reading posts online about the officials screwing up the late model race. Anybody know what that was about?

  4. I don’t think the Late Model race was screwed up unless something happened in tech. The 72 led most of the thing until the 31 passed him to win. Not much else happened besides them parking some cars that were running near the back of the field who would have no impact on the outcome.

  5. That’s called winning?

  6. Fast Edeie says:

    I didn’t hear anything about LM official issues. Both fender fields were a little smaller than I thought they would be, maybe due to the weather. However, good quality racing in both fields. As for the Modifieds, 43 cars… AWESOME!! 4 heats, 2 consi’s, & a non-qualifiers race added in. Despite your thoughts about Hirschman’s strategy, I thought the race was great! I thought #60 was having mechanical issues myself; it sounded like he was on 7 cylinders in the heat. Watching guys come up through the field was very entertaining. Lots of passing, rubbing, & racing, that’s for sure!
    There’s an easy way to prevent that strategy again; no provisionals. Or, make it a promoter’s provisional. I would guess the otherpossibilities were Silk & Patnode for winning this year? And bottom line, #60 could have just as easily ended up in someone else’s mess. Like it or not, Hirschman used the rules to his advantage better than anyone else yesterday.

  7. How about we just call it the son-in-law provisional and be done with it.

  8. Honestly, you’re gonna be so sick of all the winning!!! Believe me!!!

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