Hirst Extends Top-10 Streak
5/1/17- The Roth Motorsports team and driver Kyle Hirst entered this weekend’s racing events anticipating strong runs against the Chico, CA regulars and Sprint Car Challenge Tour.
On Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Hirst encountered engine issues early forcing the Paradise, CA driver to miss his qualifying and heat race events. After an engine change, Hirst would start the A-Main event in the 17th position and drive his 83 machine to an impressive 4th place finish.
On Saturday, the Roth team headed to Petaluma Speedway to tackle the tough Sprint Car Challenge Tour. With a stout 49 car count, Hirst would qualify 6th quick in his group and 14th overall.
In heat race action, Hirst would handle a tight race car into the fourth and final qualifying position, only to get passed with 2-to-go finishing fifth (one spot out of a transfer position). Hirst would start 3rd in the B-Main event. Taking the lead by lap 6, Hirst went onto take the checkered flag.
Starting the 40-lap A-Main event in the 14th position, Hirst quickly advanced and moved into the Top-10 by lap twelve. Driving his Roth Motorsports/HR Livestock sponsored entry, Hirst would move into the 8th position as the caution flag flew. On the restart, Hirst drove to the bottom taking over the 7th position, where he would end up finishing the event.
“We just got way too tight at the end. This track is notorious for getting heavier and heavier as the tide comes in.” Hirst added. “I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for this opportunity and allowing us to do this every week”.
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.
SEASON STATS: Races: 15, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 6, Top 10’s: 12
ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing the annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in Chico, CA this Friday and Saturday night.
Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com
You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.