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Matt Hirschman on NASCAR Modified Pole at White Mountain

Matt Hirschman earned his ninth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole on Saturday in advance of the division’s inaugural race at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.

The No. 60 Pee Dee Motorsports Chevrolet raced around the quarter-mile in 11.552 seconds (77.909 mph) in qualifying for the Independence Day 200.

It’s Hirschman’s first pole on the tour since 2018 at Oswego Speedway, a race he won. Two of his three career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour wins came from the pole.

Doug Coby qualified second at 11.598 (77.600), followed by championship points leader Justin Bonsignore at 11.613 (77.499). Matt Swanson and Ron Silk were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Ron Silk qualified sixth and Chris Pasteryak, who had the fastest lap earlier in the day in practice was seventh, followed by Timmy Solomito, Dave Sapienza and Eric Goodale.

The Independence Day 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 7 p.m. ET. The race will air live on NBC Sports Gold Track Pass.

  1. Matt Hirschman
  2. Doug Coby
  3. Justin Bonsignore
  4. Jon McKennedy
  5. Matt Swanson
  6. Ron Silk
  7. Chris Pasteryak
  8. Timmy Solomito
  9. Dave Sapienza
  10. Eric Goodale
  11. Anthony Nocella
  12. Craig Lutz
  13. Rob Summers
  14. Woody Pitkat
  15. Kyle Bonsignore
  16. Patrick Emerling
  17. Sam Rameau
  18. Chase Dowling
  19. Tommy Catalano
  20. Jeremy Gerstner
  21. Tyler Rypkema
  22. J.B. Fortin
  23. Calvin Carroll
  24. J.R. Bertuccio
  25. Andrew Krause
  26. Jeff Gallup
  27. Walter Sutcliffe, Jr.
  28. Amy Catalano
  29. Timmy Catalano
  30. Melissa Fifield
  31. Gary Byington

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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