Friesen Takese Checkers in Carl “Fuzzy” VanHorn Tribute at the Orange County Fair Speedway

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Stewart Friesen took the lead on lap 46 of the 71 lap big block modified main event on Saturday night at the Orange County Fair Speedway and never looked back, claiming victory, along with a $7,100 payday.

Andy Bachetti and Anthony Perrego lead the field to the green flag, and it was Bachetti who jumped out to the early lead in the main event.  Perrego was strong though, and by lap 15 he had put his 44 machine right on the rear bumper of Bachetti for the lead.  Thanks to the help of some lapped traffic, Perrego was able to slide by the 4 of Bachetti and take the lead on lap 22.

Perrego lead for the next 23 laps of the main event, but Stewart Friesen was closing in.   Friesen was able to power by the Perrego machine in turns 3 and 4 and took the lead for good on lap 46.

Brett Hearn was able to put some pressure on the 44 machine of Stewart Friesen in the closing laps, but Friesen was unflappable.  He held on to take the win with Hearn finishing in second.  Mike Gular came home in third place with Andy Bachetti, Kenny Tremont, Brian Krummel, Jimmy Horton, Tyler Dippel, Tommy Meier and Matt Janiak rounding out the top 10.

In 358 modified action it was Brian Krummel who took home the win, followed by Stewart Friesen, Dillon Steuer, Tyler Boniface and Matt Janiak.

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UNOFFICIAL CARL “FUZZY” VAN HORN TRIBUTE MODIFIED FEATURE RESULTS (71-LAPS): 1 STEWART FRIESEN ($7,100) 2 Brett Hearn 3 Mike Gular 4 Andy Bachetti 5 Kenny Tremont 6 Brian Krummel 7 Jimmy Horton 8 Tyler Dippel 9 Tommy Meier 10 Matt Janiak 11 Craig Mitchell 12 Anthony Perrego 13 Billy VanInwegen 14 Jeff Hoetzler 15 Sam Martz 16 Danny Creeden 17 Chris Whitehead 18 John Ferrier 19 John Lieto 20 Jerry Higbie 21 Richie Eurich 22 Brendan Finley 23 Gary Edwards 24 Steve Dodd

UNOFFICIAL SMALL-BLOCK MODIFIED FEATURE RESULTS (25-LAPS): 1 BRIAN KRUMMEL 2 Stewart Friesen 3 Dillon Steuer 4 Tyler Boniface 5 Matt Janiak 6 Joe Bonetti 7 Danny Creeden 8 Craig Mitchell 9 Brett Hearn 10 Jerry Higbie 11 Joey Bruning 12 Bob Hentschel 13 Allison Ricci 14 Mike Gular 15 Tyler Treacy 16 Scott Flammer 17 Roger Henior 18 Mike Ricci 19 Billy VanInwegen 20 Tom Hindley 21 Andy Bachetti 22 Anthony Perrego 23 Jimmy Spellmon 24 Brett Haas