Newsmakers of the Week, Matt Hirschman & Anthony Perrego
Matt Hirschman & Anthony Perrego . . .
Two races, two talented drivers, winning over tough fields under adverse conditions. Two Newsmakers.
At the Jersey Shore. the racing clans gathered for the 40th time at Wall (NJ) Stadium for the Turkey Derby and Matt Hirschman drove what is best characterized as a perfect race.
He started up front, fell back then got nabbed on an unusual pit road speeding penalty that put him at the rear of the field. Far from giving up or giving in, Hirschman spent the middle third of the race saving his tires. When go-time came, Hirschman sprinted away to win his 20th feature of 2013.
In the Catskill Mountains of New York, Accord Speedway hosted the first annual ‘Gobbler Classic’. The winner of the big money on this afternoon was teenager Anthony Perrego, who had just a handful of Modified starts to his credit, but neverthless outran a star studded field to win.
Two improbable races, two talented winners, both Newsmakers.
(Photo Credit: JIM SMITH PHOTO (left), BOB ARMBRUSTER PHOTO (right))