Hirst Scores Pair of 12th Place Finishes At Howard Kaeding Classic



PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of his Roth Motorsports No. 83Jr entry over the weekend, Kyle Hirst was in action with both the Civil War Series and King of the West Series, and his result in both races was 12th.

“We had really good speed on Saturday night, but the driver just got in the way of a great racecar, and made a mistake. I hate it for everyone, but can’t thank them enough for their hard work, and getting us back on the track to still manage a finish,” Hirst said.

Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Hirst timed his Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/3H Cattle entry in 15th amongst the 37 cars entered in the HK Classic.

Winning his heat race, Hirst found himself in the dash, where a second place finish put him on the front row of the 30-lap contest with Mitchell Faccinto.

After Faccinto had issues on the second lap, Hirst began a very entertaining battle with Jonathan Allard that saw him slip to the second spot.

Amidst a very long green flag run, Hirst ran in second, but chased after Allard as they found themselves in very thick lapped traffic.

Getting to Allard’s bumper on the 20th lap, Hirst worked back into the lead on the 22nd lap.

On the 25th lap, Hirst’s race took a dramatic change as he got into the cushion too hard, and it resulted in his machine getting upside down, and him losing the lead.

With repairs being made, Hirst would restart the race, and would salvage a 12th place finish.

“I just made a mistake,” Hirst said. “We had a great battle going with Jonathan Allard, and I just got into the cushion too hard, and took us out of contention.”

Friday night Hirst was in action with the Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, and again with 37 cars on hand Hirst timed in 13th fastest.

Running second in his heat race, the Chico, CA resident lined up 13th in the feature event.

When the race got underway, Hirst began working his way forward, as he worked his way up to the sixth spot in the closing laps.

Battling with Justin Sanders for the fifth spot, Hirst was able to slide up in front of him for the spot, but slight contact caused Hirst’s machine to get a bit out of shape, and in doing so he gave up spots.

Getting together with Colby Copeland a lap later, Hirst would slip back to 12th when the race came to a close.

“It was not the weekend we were hoping for, but we have had some good runs lately, and with anything you have to take the good with the bad” he said. “We will put this behind us, and head to Placerville Saturday night and see if we can make some noise.”

Kyle and his 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, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2013.

2014 ROTH MOTORSPORTS BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Hirst and his Roth Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Kyle by following him on Twitter, @kylehirstracing, or by visiting www.rothmotorsports83.com.

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