Stewart Friesen performs double duty at Ohsweeks Speedway

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OHSWEKEN, Ont. – NASCAR Truck Series star and Canadian racing sensation Stewart Friesen will do double duty at Ohsweeks Speedway later this month. The Niagara-on-the-Lake native will drive for one of Ohsweek Speedway’s elite teams – Burger Barn Racing – in the 360 ​​Sprint Car division when he gets behind the wheel of the Kingpin Farms entry for two race events. evenings of August 15-16 .

The event is historic as it includes NASCAR Canada’s first venture into dirt track racing, and the car led the season in Ohsweek Speedway’s championship until driver Ryan Turner left the drive last month.

“We are delighted to have Stewart Friesen behind the wheel of one of our cars,” said Jason Hill, owner of the Burger Barn Racing team. “He is a world class driver and we are confident that the equipment will meet his expectations.”

Hill is one of the speedway’s prominent team owners and has fielded a whopping six entries in various divisions at the Ohsweek Speedway in recent years. Two of its current drivers are Jamie Turner and Cory Turner, and the Friesen family has raced with them for decades.

nameless (7)“I’m excited to come back to Ohsweek Speedway,” Friesen said. “I’ve always raced well there and it’s great that the event fits into my schedule.”

Friesen’s grandfather, Stan Friesen, raced Cory Turner’s grandfather Don Turner on the dirt roads of the Golden Horseshoe and Western New York. The names Friesen and Turner are synonymous with dirt racing in the region.

Burger Barn will host the 17th edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Monday, August 15, featuring the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series and Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series powered by Pinty’s, plus the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Hot Lap Dash serving as an added attraction.

The Pinty’s 100 for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series is the main attraction on August 16 plus the Knights of Thunder Sprint Cars and Action Sprint Tour are also on the program.

Friesen will compete in both NASCAR events and both 360 Sprint Car events, and success at Ohsweeks is something he expects.

“Stewart made history here when he won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race here years ago,” said Clinton Geoffrey, general manager of Ohsweeks Speedway. “We think he can put his name back in the record books in all the races he will attempt this month.”

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