(Stafford Springs, CT)—The question race fans throughout the region have been asking for months has been answered as Northampton, PA’s Matt Hirschman has entered the 50th running of the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® scheduled for April 23rd & 24th.
On an afternoon on which South Boston Speedway and the SMART Modified Tour honored Modified racing legend and five-time South Boston Speedway champion, the late Ray Hendrick, Matt Hirschman put together a late-race rally and held off Jonathan Brown in a five-lap dash to the finish to win Saturday’s Flying VA 99 SMART Modified Tour race.
It wasn’t an easy romp for Matt Hirschman in the PEE DEE sponsored number 60 on Saturday 3/19 at the beautifully prepared Southern National Motorsports Park (in Lucama, NC), but Hirschman took home the winner’s check after a spirited duel with Max McLaughlin for the last 10 laps of the Lucky Charms 99.
An impressive 23 car field signed in at the Florence Motor Speedway for the running of the S.M.A.R.T. Tour Low Country 99 with Bobby Measemer Jr. turning in a quick qualifying time of 17.086 taking down the first Pace-O-Matic pole award on the 4/10 mile speedway.
The 2000 NASCAR cup series champion Bobby Labonte came to Dillon speedway with only one thought on his mind and that was to put the Cook Out sponsored SMART tour modified into victory lane. He can now check that off his to do list.
July 4th has always been known for its fireworks of rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air but Saturday 7/3 the Caraway speedway fans saw another type of fireworks on the 3/8-mile speedway with the SMART TOUR modifieds.
As NASCAR teams and fans celebrate the past this weekend at Darlington Raceway, the Tour-type Modified teams of the Southeast are getting a similar and slightly-impromptu chance to do the same this Saturday at an old hot spot for Modified racing. With Bowman Gray Stadium’s 2021 Opening Day being pushed to June 5, the SMART Modified Tour has stepped up once again this year, as the tour will head into Virginia for the second time this season, this time to historic Franklin County Speedway.
Waterbury, VT & Naples, ME — One of the top Modified and stock car racers in the country is coming to Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park this weekend. Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece has officially entered the Outlaw Open Modified Series Icebreaker 125 scheduled for Sunday, April 11 as part of the annual season-opening Icebreaker.
Instead of hunting Easter eggs, NASCAR Cup Series competitor hunted for a victory with the SMART Modified Tour at South Boston Speedway Saturday. The JTG Daugherty Racing driver took full advantage of his off weekend, scoring the win in the 99-lap event.
NASCAR Cup Series competitor Ryan Preece will be climbing back into a Modified this weekend, competing with the SMART Modified Tour at South Boston Speedway on Saturday. South Boston Speedway announced Berlin, CT’s Ryan Preece’s entry into the event on social media on Wednesday evening.