OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 4, 2022) – NASCAR Truck Series star and Canadian racing sensation Stewart Friesen will perform double duty at Ohsweken Speedway later this month. The Niagara-on-the-Lake native will drive for one of Ohsweken 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 nights of racing on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16.
The event is historic as it features NASCAR Canada’s first venture into dirt track racing, and the car was leading in Ohsweken Speedway’s season championship until driver Ryan Turner vacated the ride last month.
“We are thrilled to have Stewart Friesen get behind the wheel of one of our cars,” said Burger Barn Racing team owner Jason Hill. “He is a world class racer, and we are confident the equipment will meet his expectations.”
Hill is one of the speedway’s prominent team owners, fielding as many as six entries in various divisions at Ohsweken Speedway in recent years. Two of his current drivers are Jamie Turner and Cory Turner, and the Friesen family goes back decades racing with them.
“I’m excited to come back to Ohsweken Speedway,” said Friesen. “I’ve always raced well there, and it’s great that the event fits into my schedule.”
Friesen’s grandfather Stan Friesen raced against Cory Turner’s grandfather Don Turner on the dirt tracks of the Golden Horseshoe and Western New York. The Friesen and Turner names are synonymous with dirt racing in the region.
Burger Barn will present the 17th Running 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 fueled by Pinty’s, plus the NASCAR Pinty’s Series Hot Lap Dash serves as an added attraction. The Pinty’s 100 for the NASCAR Pinty’s Series is the feature attraction on Tuesday, 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 Ohsweken is something he expects.
“Stewart made history when he won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race here years ago,” said Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We believe he could put his name in the record books once again in any of the races he will attempt this month.”
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The 25th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Speedway features four regular racing divisions, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Several special events also highlight the 2022 schedule including the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, and the dirt track debut of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information.
About Ohsweken Speedway: Opened in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex and event centre featuring a 3/8 mile clay oval auto racing track and 1/6 mile clay oval Micro Sprint and Karting track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, and Mini Stocks, while the facility also hosts weekly Micro Sprint and Kart racing on Thursday nights. Several major events highlight the annual schedule including the track’s signature event – the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Racing at Ohsweken Speedway is made possible with support from the following partners: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Nitro 54 Variety, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH & O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Ohsweken Speedway Racesource, Halifax Thunderbirds, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Strickland’s GMC, Club 54 Racing, Oakwood Transport, and Safety-Kleen.