Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack. Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.
That’s why the FK Rod Ends, who has nearly 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings available and carefully crafts their products, is proud to honor a monthly “Team FK Driver of the Month” from the short track ranks of America on Speed51.com. Each month, an esteemed panel of short track industry insiders will vote on which driver had the most success on the track. The driver with the most votes will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Month” and will receive a $25 product certificate to use at FK Rod Ends. At the end of the 2017 season, the driver that received the most votes throughout the season will then be the “Team FK Driver of the Year” and will be awarded a (to be determined) prize from FK Rod Ends. To learn more about FK Rod Ends and their growing inventory visit fkrodends.com.
The winner of the “Team FK Driver of the Month” for the month of July is……
They call him “Big Money Matt” because of his reputation for winning races when the big money is on the line. Moving forward, maybe they should just call him “Win Win Win Matt” because that’s all he’s been doing lately.
Hirschman has not lost in Tour-type Modified competition since a June 2 Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series race at Spencer Speedway (NY). His current streak consists of seven straight Modified victories in four different states.
During the month of July, Hirschman picked up Modified wins in RoC competition at Oswego Speedway (NY) on July 8 and Holland Speedway (NY) on July 22. To end the month, Hirschman won his second straight SBM 125 Tri-Track Open Modified Series race at Star Speedway (NH).
Those three victories followed four wins during the month of June including RoC victories at Lake Erie Speedway (PA) and Jennerstown Speedway (PA), as well as a Tour-type Modified win at Evergreen Speedway (PA) and a big $10,000 Open Wheel Wednesday win at Seekonk Speedway (MA).
For his spectacular performance during the month of July and his incredible winning streak, Matt Hirschman has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for the month of July.
Others receiving votes: Bobby Santos III, Brandon Sheppard, Bubba Pollard, Buddy Shepherd, Chase Dowling, Matt Sheppard, Todd Gilliland and Travis Braden.
-Text by Speed51 Staff