The Chrome Horn News

10/4/2008

MATT HIRSCHMAN SWEEPS;
Wins Pole, Heat; Hossfeld Takes Second Heat

   Matt Hirschman won his third career Coors Light Pole Award and then earned the right to start the Chemung 120 on the pole by winning the first 25-lap heat race. Chuck Hossfeld will start on the outside of the front row by virtue of winning the second 25-lap heat race.
   Hirschman (No. 59 Ed Bennett Properties Chevrolet) qualified on the .375-mile oval at 14.155 mph for an average speed of 94.101. He edged Jimmy Blewett (No. 19 United Crane/Ling Trucking Chevrolet) and Eric Beers (No. 46 Reynold's Auto Wrecking/Sunoco Chevrolet) for the pole. Blewett qualified at 14.164 (94.041) and Beers had a lap of 14.167 (94.021).
   In the first heat race, Hirschman beat runner-up Eric Beers by .229 seconds and third-place Kevin Goodale by .614.
   In the second heat race, Hossfeld won by .816 seconds over Blewett and 1.079 over Todd Szegedy.
   Points leader Ted Christopher qualified 16th and then finished 11th out of 12 cars in the second heat. He will start 22nd. Christopher leads Hirschman by 89 points.
   The green flag for the Chemung 120 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

   RESULTS: FIRST HEAT


    POS / CAR / DRIVER / LAPS / TIME DIFF.
  1. 59 Matt Hirschman 25 07:02.6 -
  2. 46 Eric Beers 25 07:02.8 0.229
  3. 58 Kevin Goodale 25 07:03.2 0.614
  4. 79 Ronnie Silk 25 07:03.5 0.841
  5. 28 Woody Pitkat 25 07:03.9 1.271
  6.   0 Danny Sammons 25 07:04.1 1.498
  7. 17 Glen Reen* 25 07:04.1 1.510
  8.  06 Billy Pauch Jr 25 07:04.5 1.894
  9. 32 Tom Abele Jr. * 25 07:05.1 2.474
10. 05 Joe Hartmann 25 07:05.4 2.805
11. 12 Ken Heagy 25 07:05.7 3.076
12.   9 Jake Marosz 25 07:06.0 3.379
13.   3 Ryan Preece 14 04:14.4 11 Laps


RESULTS: SECOND HEAT

    POS / CAR / DRIVER / LAPS / TIME DIFF.
  1.   4 Chuck Hossfeld 25 06:10.7 -
  2. 19 Jimmy Blewett 25 06:11.5 0.816
  3.   2 Todd Szegedy 25 06:11.8 1.079
  4. 16 Mike Stefanik 25 06:12.0 1.294
  5. 09 Bobby Grigas III 25 06:12.1 1.338
  6. 45 Erick Rudolph * 25 06:12.6 1.884
  7. 10 Edward Flemke 25 06:13.7 3.010
  8. 93 Rowan Pennink 25 06:15.1 4.408
  9.   8 Glenn Tyler 25 06:15.9 5.213
10. 99 Jamie Tomaino 25 06:16.3 5.560
11. 36 Ted Christopher 25 06:17.8 7.059
12. 33 Wade Cole 25 06:19.9 9.150

THE END

Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR PR
Posted:  October 4, 2008

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