Hirschman Conquers Turkey Derby XLVII


WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Matt Hirschman swept a pair of 50-lap modified features during the rescheduled running of Turkey Derby XLVII on Saturday afternoon at Wall Stadium Speedway.

The overall champion of Turkey Derby XLVII was determined based on their combined finishes in the two 50-lap features. Hirschman made the math easy by winning both races.

“Today was a pretty clean day,” Hirschman said after the second 50-lap feature. “Now I feel a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction from winning this. These Turkey Derbys came so hard to me in the early years and now we’re sort of making up for last time and we’ve been really good recently.”

Hirschman started on the pole and led every lap of the opening 50-lap feature, but had to survive a restart with two laps left to earn the victory. Andrew Krause was unable to challenge Hirschman on the restart and had to settle for second.

The second 50-lap feature saw Hirschman start from the fourth position in his No. 60. He quickly made his way to second and began challenging race leader Tommy Martino Jr. Hirschman made his move on lap 28, getting under Martino coming out of turn two and completing the pass for the lead one lap later as they raced into turn three.

Hirschman would leader the remainder of the distance as Krause followed him home in second.

Kyle Taraska won the TQ midget feature while Neil Rutt III won the limited late model main event.

Turkey Derby XLVII was broadcast live by SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Dirt Track Digest TV.