When discussing the most dominant tour-type modified drivers of the last 10 years, Matt Hirschman is one who should most certainly be mentioned.
The 34-year-old native of Northampton, Pa., has won races and claimed championships all along the East Coast and has earned a reputation for always being the man to beat when he shows up at a race track.
For the unaware, Hirschman grew up in a racing family. His father, Tony Hirschman Jr., won five NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships. So it should be no surprise that Matt decided to follow in the footsteps of his successful father.
“Obviously, being a second-generation driver I grew up at the race track,” said the son of longtime modified standout Tony Hirschman Jr.. “When I was very young my dad was still racing locally and then once he started traveling to farther tracks we always traveled in the camper and the motor home as a family. It was pretty much every weekend, we loaded up the camper and we left to wherever the race was. In return all week long I’d always look forward to the next weekend to go racing again.
“I didn’t do quarter midgets and karts and everything like that because every weekend was dedicated to my …
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