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08/18/2005
 

Tony Hirschman Wins At Thompson And Gains The Point Lead
 

THOMPSON, Conn. (Aug. 18, 2005) - Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. earned his second consecutive NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory  of  the season in the New England Dodge Dealers/Bud 150 at Thompson International Speedway. Hirschman, driving the Kamco Supply Chevrolet, took the lead from Jimmy Blewett of Howell, N.J. on lap 98 and led the rest of the event.
      It marked the 4th victory of the season for Hirschman and 33rd of his career. Hirschman has also won four of the last 7 races at Thompson. The victory also moved him into first place in the standings 63 points ahead of Ted Christopher. Christopher finished the race in 20th.
     We've been on a roll lately, said Hirschman. Sometimes things just come together and fall into place. Right now this team is experiencing that.  
      Rick Fuller of Auburn, Mass. had his best finish of the season in the Polar Beverages/Red Oak Construction Pontiac by placing second. Eric Beers finished third in the Roby's Propane/Reynolds Auto Chevrolet. Beers has finished in the Top-10 in 9 of the last 10 events. Mike Christopher of Plainville, Conn. finished fourth to earn his first Top-5 finish of the year in the Hill Enterprises/Sunoco Pontiac. Chuck Hossfeld of Buffalo N.Y. rounded out the Top-5 in the Creative Products Ford.
   Doug Coby led the first 80 laps of the race to earn the Tommy Baldwin Memorial Award. Coby gave up the lead to pit under caution and eventually finished 13th.

THOMPSON, Conn. Unofficial Results of the New England Dodge Dealers/Bud 150- NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson International Speedway showing starting position, driver, hometown, make of car, laps completed, winner's average speed in mph reason out if any and money won.

1.  (7) Tony Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, 66.112 mph,$7,850
2. (18) Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac, 150, $4,300
3. (19) Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet, 150, $3,300
4. (20) Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,800
5. (14) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Ford, 150, $2,550
6. (12) John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., 150, $2,050
7. (24) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge, 150, $2,800
8. (10) Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Chevrolet, 150, $1,800
9. (11) Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $2,100
10. (17) Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,900
11. (15) Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet, 150, $1,175
12.  (6) Jimmy Blewett, Howell N.J., Dodge, 150, $1,125
13. (26) Anthony Sesley, Matawan N.J., Chevrolet, 150, $1,100
14.  (1) Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Pontiac, 150, $2,225
15. (32) Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, 150, $1,425
16. (29) Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford, 150, $1,675
17. (31) Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, 150, $1,350
18.  (2) Zach Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet, 149, $1,725
19. (22) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet, 144, $1,600
20.  (9) Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet, 143, $1,675
21. (13) Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge, 142, Handling, $1,550
22.  (4) Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 136, Accident, $1,525
23.  (5) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 112, Accident, $1,490
24. (27) Tyler Haydt, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet, 105, Accident, $1,560
25. (28) Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac, 104, Suspension, $1,450
26. (16) Zane Zeiner, Bath Pa., Chevrolet, 95, Accident, $750
27.  (3) Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet, 93, Accident, $1,450
28.  (8) Matt Hirschman, Northampton Pa., Dodge, 92, Accident, $750
29. (21) Chris Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet, 92, Accident, $750
30. (33) Jake Marosz, Middletown Conn., Chevrolet, 82, $750
31. (25) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet, 39, Accident, $1,150
32. (30) Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, 39, Accident, $1,450
33. (23) Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, 25, Accident, $750
* Denotes Rookie of the Year Contender
 

Failed to Qualify:(4) Carl Pasteryak (#75), Joseph Hartmann (#05), Kelly
McDougall * (#19), Roy Seidell, Jr (#27).
Time of Race: 1 hrs., 25 mins, 5 secs Average Speed: 66.112 mph  
Margin of Victory: 1.12 seconds
BUD POLE AWARD:  Tony Hirschman, 48 Kamco Supply Corporation Chevrolet
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER AWARD:  Rick Fuller, 1 Polar Beverages/Red
Oak Const. Pontiac
POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE:  Jerry Marquis, 4 Reynolds Auto Wrecking
Dodge
TOMMY BALDWIN MEMORIAL AWARD:  Doug Coby, 77 Mansfield Paper Co./ Red
Line Oil Pontiac
Caution Flags: Laps 29-34; 35-38; 40-45; 78-83; 93-97; 106-112;
113-117;118-124; 137-140.  9 for 50 laps.
Lap Leaders:Doug Coby 1-80, Jimmy Blewett 81-90, Ted Christopher 91-95,
Jimmy Blewett 96-97, Tony Hirschman 98-150.
Total Laps Led: Doug Coby 80, Tony Hirschman 53, Jimmy Blewett 12, Ted
Christopher 5.  4 changes involving 4 drivers.

 Unofficial Top 20 Driver Points:Tony Hirschman 1876, Ted Christopher 1813,
Chuck Hossfeld 1792, Jerry Marquis 1710, Donny Lia 1674, Eric Beers 1658, Rick Fuller 1576, Zach Sylvester 1572, Mike Christopher 1524, Doug Coby
1509, Jamie Tomaino 1376, Eddie Flemke 1371, Steve  Whitt 1223, Dave Etheridge 1218, Gregg Shivers 1197, Tyler Haydt * 1180, Renee Dupuis 1140, Kevin Goodale 1128, Kevin Konopka 1101, Chris Kopec 1083
 

 

2005 WMT Season Coverage                                           THE END

Source: Mark Mockovak/NASCAR WMT PR
Posted:  August 18, 2005

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