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Sophia, NC — Matt Hirschman came to Caraway Speedway a little in the dark as the ninth annual John Blewett III North/South Shootout in memory of Charles Kepley shifted to the Sophia short track after being held at Concord Speedway since its inception in 2003.
But the only three-time Shootout winner found something in practice and, after getting a huge break during the mandatory pit stops to keep his track position near the front of the field, Hirschman held off three-time Caraway winner Andy Seuss to add to his record – a fourth Shootout crown.
“I know it’s not easy. To beat these guys that run here, they’ve got their act together,” Hirschman said in victory lane. “It’s a relief to be able to come here and defeat the odds to come here without much experience at all.”
Hirschman, who started fourth, hovered around the top five in the early going while Seuss and George Brunnhoelzl III drove to the head of the pack. But when the caution flew on lap 54, the door opened for mandatory pit stops.