Hirschman Lands Whelen Modified Tour Ride
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Matt Hirschman will return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour next season as the pilot of the Boehler Racing Enterprises ‘Ole Blue’ No. 3 modified next year.
Hirschman, who last competed full-time in 2008, will succeed Ryan Preece at Boehler Racing Enterprises. Hirschman’s father, Tony Hirschman, drove ‘Ole Blue’ to two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships in 1995-96.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the Whelen Modified Tour and joining BRE Racing to continue the successful relationship that started in 1995 when my father teamed up with them to win back-to-back NASCAR championships,” said Hirschman in a BRE statement. “We already know each other well and I think this is all around a great fit.”
The BRE No. 3 captured NASCAR Modified national titles three years in a row from 1967-69, and in addition to the two titles that Tony Hirschman delivered, the team also earned the Whelen Modified Tour crown in 1994 with driver Wayne Anderson.
The younger Hirschman recorded a pair of wins, three poles and 29 top 10s in 57 Whelen Modified Tour starts between 2005-09, with a best points finish of second in 2008.