PETERSEN MEDIA- Kyle Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team had a wild night at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night that saw Hirst record a 10th place finish when all was said and done.
“We had quite the weekend, but I really have to thank my guys for their hard work,” Hirst said.
In action on Friday night also at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Hirst would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle No. 83jr machine in third quickest.
Finishing third in heat race action, Hirst would find himself with the five pill for the feature event, putting him in the third row for the 25-lap affair. With Mother Nature bringing a storm in prior to feature event, the Silver Dollar Speedway track crew went to work to get the track back in race shape.
Though the track stayed narrow and fast for the feature event, the show did get in as Hirst recorded a fifth place finish.
“It was not a great surface to race on Friday night, but it was awesome to see the track work so hard to get the show in when they could have easily pulled the plug on everything,” Hirst added.
Back in action on Saturday night for the 3rd Annual David Tarter Memorial, a race that Hirst won in 2014, ‘KH’ would time in 10th fastest before winning his heat race.
Getting into the dash, disaster would strike as Hirst made hard contact with the wall off of turn four and got his machine upside down. As his crew worked feverishly to make repairs, Hirst would make the call for the feature event as he lined up in the fourth row.
After a lap two caution, Hirst got off to a great start as he surged his up to the fourth spot by the fourth lap before the caution flag flew again.
The lap four restart saw Hirst make contact with the wall and cause damage to his rear suspension, but he raced on as he moved into the third spot. Navigating the slicked off surface, Hirst would continue to chase after second running, Sean Becker, as he used the cushion.
Late in the race, caution flags would not be kind to Hirst as his machine was tough to get going on restarts with the damage, and he would slip back as far as 10th, where he would finish.
“My guys gave me an awesome car, and I just made a mistake early in the race,” Hirst said. “We were able to race well, but restarts were tough on us, and we slipped back to 10th. I just want to thank Dennis and Theresa Roth for giving me the opportunity to run with them in California, as well as the guys for working so hard.”
The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, 3H Cattle, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, KW Suspension, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2015.
2015 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9
ON TAP: The Roth Motorsports No. 83jr team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Stockton Dirt Track.