Hirst Stays Red Hot

Kyle Hirst
Kyle Hirst


– Over the last month, Kyle Hirst has been on a terror through Northern California, and that continued Saturday night at the Antioch Spedway in Antioch, CA as he returned to the seat of the Roth Motorsports No.83 machine and scored his ninth straight top five finish.

“I’ve just been fortunate to get a great car under me lately and have been able to work towards the front,” Hirst said. “Both the 83 and 83V teams have worked their tails off and I’m just having a blast right now.”

With sever heat warming up much of the state, the Antioch Speedway was very fast early in the night, as Hirst timed the HR Livestock Transportation/HR Cattle machine in sixth fastest and put him in the second row of his heat race.

In heat race action, Hirst wasn’t able to move forward as he finished in the fourth spot and found himself starting in the 10th spot.

When the feature came to life, KH was able to work his way forward at will aboard the brilliantly prepared Roth Motorsports machine.

Hirst rapidly made his way up to the fourth spot where he set his sights on the lead trio of Tyler Wolf, Craig Stidham, and Bobby McMahan.

On the 13th lap, Hirst was collected as a lapped car flipped down the backstretch, and he was forced to the work area with front-end issues.

After a very quick pit stop, KH tagged the back of the pack, and put on quite an exhibition of passing over the final 17 circuits.

Going both high and low, Kyle maneuvered the 83 car the way California fans have seen it ran the last year as he carved his way all the way back up to the fifth spot as the race came to a close.

“I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for letting me drive this thing, and I can’t thank Todd Ventura and the boys enough for getting us back on the track,” Hirst commented. “I think we might have been in contention for the win if we wouldn’t have gotten collected, but last time we were here I was fortunate enough to dodge the bullet, so it happens.”

Kyle and his Roth Motorsports team would like to thank HR Cattle, and HR Livestock Transportation for their support in 2012.

ON TAP: Kyle will now be in action on Wednesday night at the Placerville Speedway against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series as he returns to the seat of the Vertullo Motorsports No.83V. He will then pilot the Roth Motorsports machine against the national tour Saturday and Sunday in Hanford, CA and Santa Maria, CA.