Hirschman Collects Win in Season Opener at Caraway

Jason Myers Grab's 30 Lap Stage

3/14/21 - Northhampton, PA. driver Matt Hirschman out classes field with a pole run of 15.893 and taking home the money with also for the win.

“Big Money” Matt Hirschman muscled past Burt Myers on the last lap of the “SMART Chavrolet 99” Sunday evening to claim the win in the season opening event for Caraway Speedway for the SMART Modified Tour.

Hirschman slipped under Myers entering turn one on the white flag lap and the two banged together as they raced down the backstretch before Hirschman completed the pass in turn four. Myers held on to finish second ahead of John Smith in third. Chuck Hossfield finished fourth and Caleb Heady finished fifth. Veteran Jeff Fultz brought the Brady Family #00 home sixth ahead of Modified “rookie” Jared Fryar in Brian Fishel's #44. Tom Buzze finished eighth ahead of Bobby Labonte and Jon Keivman.

Labontes return to his “home track” was spoiled as he was fighting for a great finish but was caught up in the last lap skirmish between Hirschman and Myers that found Bobby in the inside wall and Mike Norman sitting on the concrete island that seperates the track from pit road leaving him in 19th spot at the finish. Smith's finish was one of several “feel good” stories that filled the beautiful spring day. Smith teamed up with new car owner, Buddy Ellis, two weeks ago.

They took a car that had been in mothballs for five years, freshened it up, tested Saturday afternoon and brought it home P3 in their first start. The event also saw several faces that southern Modified racing has missed including Brodie Jones, Frank Fleming, Michael Clifton, Daniel Beeson and Danny Probst and while some didn't get the finish they wanted, the fact that they were competing again is important. That speaks volumes for the strength of the newest version of the oldest division and the promise of good things to come for fans of Modified racing in the south.

The SMART Tour heads to Florence Motor Speedway next Saturday March 20th 2021

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2021 S.M.A.R.T. Points

FINISHING ORDER FROM CARAWAY SPEEDWAY


1
#60 Matt Hirschman
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:29.997
98
00:16.515
2
#1 Burt Myers
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:30.960
98
00:16.545
0.963
0.963
3
#24 John Smith
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:31.221
84
00:16.707
1.224
0.261
4
#17 Chuck Hossfield
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:32.078
4
00:16.574
2.081
0.857
5
#7 Caleb Heady SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:32.238
6
00:16.614
2.241
0.160
6
#00 Jeff Fultz
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:32.639
9
00:1
2.642
0.401
7
#044 Jayred Fryer
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:33.006
4
00:16.761
3.009
0.367
8
#5 Tom Buzze
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:33.327
83
00:16.765
3.330
0.321
9
#25 Bobby Labonte
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:33.756
3
00:16.484
3.759
0.429
10
#48 Jon Kieven
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:34.725
13
00:16.861
4.728
0.969
11
#77 Gary Putnam
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:36.623
4
00:16.721
6.626
1.898
12
#4 Jason Myers SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:36.996
6
00:16.437
6.999
0.373
13
#22 Jimmy Wallace
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:37.176
7
00:16.527
7.179
0.180
14
#15 Brian Loftin SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:37.867
3
00:16.530
7.870
0.691
15
#92 Brodie Jones
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:38.468
7
00:16.697
8.471
0.601
16
#55 Jeremy Gershner SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:39.662
3
00:16.543
9.665
1.194
17
#07 Dennis Holdren
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:40.379
5
00:16.606
10.382
0.717
18
#40 Frank Fleming SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
99
01:23:56.187
4
00:16.768
26.190
15.808
19
#12 Mike Norman
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
98
01:23:16.448
7
00:16.799
20
#99 Ronnie Williams
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
94
01:12:15.892
4
00:16.657
21
#18 Daniel Yates
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
94
01:12:16.214
80
00:16.929
0.322
22
#83 Tim Brown SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
94
01:12:16.540
79
00:16.517
0.326
23
#50 Michael Clifton
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
69
48:09.913
7
00:16.778
24
#44 Daniel Beeson SMART
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
48
36:01.499
7
00:16.782
25
#3 Danny Probst
Laps
Total Time
Best Lap
Best Time
Diff
Gap
15
07:44.614
8
00:16.904