Caraway Speedway News
Hirschman Looks To Add Another NSS Title
Oct 4, 2012 - updated Oct 4th, 2012 11:47am
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Sophia, NC. --
FOR IMMEDIATE RELELASE –
SOPHIA, N.C. – Matt Hirschman seeks a
record fifth Colors Edge John Blewett III North-South Shootout
presented by PPG title, and he's hoping plenty of other drivers will
step up and make the road to Victory Lane as tough as ever.
A four-time winner in the Tour Modified
division at the North-South Shootout, the Northampton, Pa., native
Hirschman will enter both the Tour Modified and SK Modified races
when the 10th annual version of the event rolls into the historic
Caraway Speedway on November 8-10.
“I've always liked the open shows.
When you get a chance to compete against the best from all over the
place, you want to do that,” said Hirschman, who has won the last
two North-South Shootouts, including last year's inaugural showing at
Caraway. “There aren't too many unsanctioned races left where
promoters will take a risk and pay money out of their own pocket for
a big event like this.
“There's so few of them left, I'd
hate to see any of them go. I hope everybody feels the same way.”
The Tour Modifieds will compete for 125
green-flag laps in this year's North-South Shootout, while the SK
Modifieds will hold a 50 green-flag lap feature. Practice and
qualifying will be held on Friday, November 9, with consolation
rounds and feature events slated for Saturday, November 10.
A total of seven feature races will be
held as part of the Colors Edge John Blewett III North-South Shootout
presented by PPG – in all, more than 600 laps of feature racing for
the Tour Modifieds, SK Modifieds, PASS Super Late Models, Legends,
Lite Modifieds, Sportsman and Super Trucks.
Hirschman will enter his own No. 60 DMC
Auto Exchange Tour Modified, the same car that won the 2006, 2007,
2010 and 2011 North-South Shootouts and finished second in 2008. He
also will pilot the No. 50 Long Island Mod Maniac SK Modified for car
owner Bob Horn out of Connecticut. Hirschman won the SK Modified
portion of the North-South Shootout in 2009.
“I would say my North-South Shootout
wins are my biggest career accomplishment,” said Hirschman, who has
also won open competitions in the northeast, at Star Speedway and
Seekonk Speedway. “Going back to the first one I won in 2006, I had
won some races prior to that, but that was first big race I won.
“The notoriety I got from that, it
was the most I ever received for winning a race.”
Hirschman feels especially strongly
about supporting Caraway Speedway, which agreed to continue the
North-South Shootout for the first time in 2011. He said that track
operators Darren and Renee Hackett should be commended for their
efforts to keep the tradition going.
“Some people didn't like idea of it
going to Caraway at first, because there were so many (NASCAR Whelen
Southern Modified Tour) races there every year, but me going and
winning should give any outside team hope of going down there and
being able to win,” Hirschman said. “I proved that it's still
it's own race, and I think any outsider can go in and win that race.”
For more information on the 10th annual
Colors Edge John Blewett III North-South Shootout presented by PPG,
including ticket prices and detailed schedule information, visit
or contact the Caraway Speedway office at (336) 629-5803.
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