WINCHESTER, N.H. — Matt Hirschman waited until the moment was right, pounced and rocketed to another Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series win on Saturday night.
Hirschman tamed the high banks of Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire – scoring a $10,000 prize and once again living up to his “Big Money” name.
Hirschman passed Monadnock NHSTRA Modified regular Matthew Kimball and held off some of the top Modified contenders on multiple final restarts to capture the checkered flag.
Sam Rameau, a two-time Tri-Track winner at Monadnock, crossed the line second, while Brian Robie was third.
Rameau – who was at the front of the field for nearly the entire first half of the race – decided to play a different strategy than most and stay out while nearly everyone else pitted. Laps later, from the lead, when another caution flew, Rameau decided it was time to head down for fresh Hoosier racing rubber. He would restart outside the top-15, and charge through the field to finish second.
Hirschman played the strategy of pitting with everyone else, after riding at the rear in typical Hirschman fashion early, saving his equipment for when it mattered most. When the time was right, he worked his way into the top five, and eventually challenged and passed Kimball for the lead.
On a flurry of late restarts, Rameau charged to second, while Robie used both the top – and bottom – to grab third. Kimball settled for fourth, with Chase Dowling, who won the August of 2021 race at Monadnock, fifth. Ronnie Williams was sixth, followed by Todd Patnode, Chris Pasteryak, Kirk Alexander and Les Hinckley.
Hirschman’s $10,000 prize, followed by Rameau’s $6,000 check, was only part of a purse that was over $40,000 for the event.
Hirschman’s win was his 15th career in 36 series starts – now 10 races above anyone else in history.
Matt Hirschman, Sam Rameau, Brian Robie, Matt Kimball, Chase Dowling, Ronnie Williams, Todd Patnode, Chris Pasteryak, Kirk Alexander, Les Hinckley, Roger Turbush, Jake Johnson, Carl Medeiros Jr., Richard Savary, Matt Swanson, Joey Jarvis, Max Zachem, Cory Plummer, Robert Bloxsom III, Dave Salzarulo, Dylan Izzo, Derek Robbie, Ben Byrne.