By JEFF WITHEY
LONG POND, PA – Stewart Friesen has given the truck series a real boost in fan viewership, at least in the northeast that is. The Canadian invader is a noted master on dirt ovals with his big block modified in the northeast but with his 6th top 5 finish of the 2018 Camping World Truck Series season, Friesen is a real contender for making the playoffs which begin in just two more races.
Friesen, who just turned 35 on the 25th of July, is in his third season of racing on the big stage of NASCAR. His success is credited to hard work and for the sponsorship of Halmar International and his car owner Chris Larson.
In the past two weeks while not racing on the CWTS, Friesen has cashed in wins at Orange County Fair Speedway, in Middletown NY for $10,000 in a big block modified, Autodrome Granby for another Super DIRTcar Series win aboard a big block and picked a win at Fonda Speedway.
So far this year Friesen sits in the fourth spot in the overall CWTS points. He’s led 147 laps and has four playoff points. He’s knocking on the door, loudly, for his first CWTS win. He sits 39 points ahead of the cut of line of eigth place in the series for the playoffs.
The first playoff race will take place a mere 126 miles from his hometown of Niagara On the Lake, Ontario Canada. It would be fitting if Friesen could score his first career win at his “home track”.
Stewart Friesen is still the same guy that he was before he became Stewart Friesen NASCAR CWTS driver. He’s the same genuine happy to be here kind of person that endears him to his legion of fans throughout the northeast.
If you can’t catch Stewart in the CWTS, he will be behind the wheel of his DKM chassis Billy The Kid powered big block modified on Sunday night at BAPS Motorspeedway in York Haven, Pa., for a Short Track Super Series event, Tuesday at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and on Wednesday at the historic Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., where he will compete in Super DIRTcar Series action. Friesen is a regular competitor at Fonda on Saturday’s when he isn’t racing on the truck series. So far this year he’s won six features and sits in the top 10 in points.
For more information on Stewart Friesen check out stewartfriesen.net, on twitter @stewartfriesen .