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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 2018 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 September is…


Matt Hirschman celebrates his sixth Race of Champions 250 victory. (Speed51.com / MoJo Photos)

Matt Hirschman

Tour-type Modifieds

It was only a matter of time until “Big Money” Matt Hirschman took over the headlines again.  After a relatively quiet summer, by Hirschman’s standards, the Northampton, Pennsylvania Modified ace scored three major wins over the month, reaffirming his status as one of the Mod Squad’s best.


Following two wins in August in Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series competition, including one on the very last day of the month at Spencer Speedway (NY), Hirschman made the trip over to Oswego Speedway (NY) the next night, September 1 and claimed his first win on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 10 years.


With the wheels turning, “Big Money” returned to the RoC side and collected wins in the series’ two biggest events.


The first of those wins came at Lancaster National Speedway (NY) when he claimed his fifth U.S. Open victory on September 23. Hirschman followed that up six days later in dramatic fashion, making history with his record-breaking sixth win in the Race of Champions 250 at Lake Erie Speedway (PA), navigating the long race with his usual combination of great strategy and late-race speed.


For his strong performance over the month, Matt Hirschman has been named the FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month for September 2018.


-Text by Speed51 Staff

-Photo credit: Speed51.com / MoJo Photos

Team FK Rod Ends Driver of the Month – September 2018