Archive for November 4th, 2007

True Value Modified Series Banquet Date Draws Near

For the third time in four years, Swanzey, NH., modified racer Kirk Alexander will be crowned series champion when the True Value Modified Racing Series plays host to it’s 4th annual awards banquet honoring competitors for their achievements for the 2007 season . The gala event will be held Saturday Dec 1, 2007, at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Facility, 460 Granby Rd, Chicopee, MA.

In addition to Alexander picking up top honors, a series of achievement awards will be presented. Those recipients are chosen by tour officials. The categories include Rookie of the Year, Hard Charger, Most Improved, Tough Luck, and Sportsmanship awards.

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NEMA Fete Celebrates Competitive Campaign

The presentation of several awards, including Rookie of the Year and Mechanic of the Year, will highlight the Northeastern Midget Association’s 2007 Awards Banquet Saturday evening at White’s of Westport in Westport, MA.

Champions Ben Seitz (Driver) and Peter Valeri (owner) head the list of honorees as the top 15 owners and drivers will receive appropriate trophies and point checks. It was the fourth straight championship for Seitz and third in four years for Valeri.

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Matt Hirschman Repeats at North-South Shootout

Concord, NC — Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA, drove to his second straight John Blewett III Memorial North-South Shootout victory in front of a record crowd at Concord Motorsport Park on Saturday night. Hirschman joins the race’s namesake John Blewett III as a two-time winner. Pit strategy played a role in Matt Hirschman’s win, who short pitted and went the distance on tires. Neighbor Eric Beers, also of Northampton, PA, continued his string of strong Shootout runs with a runner-up finish. Bobby Santos of Franklin, MA, completed the podium.

 

It was a healthy payday for Hirschman who took home a grand total of $12,480 in cash and contingencies including the $6,000 winners take and $4,930 in lap sponsorship money after leading 73 laps and never running outside of the top-three.

 

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