In a story reported by DirtonDirt.com, it has been revealed that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Stewart Friesen will compete in select Dirt Late Model races during the 2021 season. The 37-year-old Canadian has long been one of the top racers in the Big Block Modified division that contests events on dirt primarily in the northeastern portion of the United States.
According to his website, Friesen has won more than 275 Modified and Sprint Car feature races during his career.
Friesen has won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, both coming in 2019. One of those victories was on the clay surface of the Eldora Speedway in the Eldora Dirt Derby. His lone victory on pavement in the NCWTS came at the Phoenix Raceway.
After finishing fourth in the final Truck Series standings in 2019, Friesen experienced a disappointing campaign in 2020 that saw him place 15th overall after scoring only three top-5 and 12 top-10 results. He had posted a career high of 12 top-5s the previous year.
During the most recent season, the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Team switched from Chevrolet machines supported by GMS Racing to Toyota trucks with technical assistance from Kyle Busch Motorsports.
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Many of Friesen’s racing efforts have been carried out in conjunction with Chris Larsen, owner of Halmar International. That will be true of the Dirt Late Model effort as well. According to the DirtonDirt.com piece, the new team, which will use a Longhorn Chassis powered by Cornett Racing Engines, is set to begin competition with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Florida’s All-Tech Raceway on January 22 & 23.
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