6/27/2017- Driver Kyle Hirst had his work cut out for him this weekend, sitting behind the wheel of the Roth 83 machine for 4 races in three days.
On Friday night, the KWS/NARC Fujitsu Series made its first appearance of the season at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA where Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team put together a solid evening of racing. Hirst qualified third quick, finished second in his heat and sixth in the dash. Starting outside of Row #3 for the Feature Event, Hirst moved up one position for a 5th place finish.
Saturday evening, the Roth 83 team would compete against both the KWS/NARC Fujitsu Series and the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) at Calistoga Speedway in “Wine Country”, Napa Valley.
In the 360 SCCT event, Hirst timed in second quick and placed second in his heat and fifth in the dash. Starting inside Row #3, Hirst quickly moved into the second position on the first lap. Unable to catch race leader Dominic Scelzi, Hirst earned himself a 2nd place podium finish.
In the 410 KWS/NARC event, Hirst set the benchmark for the evening, earning the Fast Time Award over 20 other competitors. Finishing third in his heat and eighth in the dash, Hirst again did not disappoint as he picked up four positions to finish 4th in the Feature Event.
Sunday evening, the team wrapped up their three day race weekend with another solid night of racing against local 360’s at Petaluma Speedway. Hirst qualified sixth quick, finished fourth in his heat and fourth in the dash. Starting outside Row #2 in the Feature Event, Hirst battled for position bringing his 83 machine home a 5th place finish.
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.
ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing Saturday night with the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Series at Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford, CA. Sunday night with the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton, CA. Monday night with the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Petaluma Speedway, Petaluma, CA. Tuesday, (4th of July) at Placerville Speedway, Placerville, CA.
SEASON STATS: Races: 31, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 20, Top 10’s: 27
**Photo credit: RCM Design
Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com
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