Category Archives: Camping World Truck Series

Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway

Stewart Friesen and the Halmar Friesen Racing team head to Kansas City, Kansas, this weekend to compete in the fourth race of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season.
This will be Friesen’s first time racing at Kansas Speedway, but his fourth time competing on a 1.5 mile track where the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender has an average finish of 22nd.
Stew says…
“After being off from the truck series for over a month, I’m pretty pumped to get rolling again.
We’ve filled the gap racing our Modifieds these past few weeks, but I’m eager to get back into the swing of the NCWTS schedule. Everyone at the HFR shop has been working hard and we’ve used the break to prepare for this next stretch where we will race the next six out of seven weeks.”
Event Info
Date: May 12, 2017
Track: Kansas Speedway
Location: Kansas City, KS
Track Length: 1.5 Mile Tri-Oval
Race Distance: 167 Laps / 250.5 Miles
Green Flag:8:49 p.m. EST (7:49 CST)
Tune In: 8:30 p.m. EST (7:30 CST) on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
Did You Know?
 
The NCWTS may have been idle for the last five weekends, but Friesen has not.
Winning two feature races and competing at dirt tracks all over the northeast, Friesen has once again proved himself as one of the top drivers in the Super DIRTcar Series.
Although his schedule will scale back as the NCWTS season ramps up, Friesen will be competing in the No. 44 throughout the remainder of the season.
About Halmar Friesen Racing
HFR is a partnership between owner Chris Larsen and owner/driver Stewart Friesen.
Chris has served as President of Halmar International for 21 years, leading the work on some of the nation’s largest construction projects. His combined passion for business and racing launched Halmar Racing in 2014, and in 2017 debuted Halmar Friesen Racing.
Stewart is known throughout North America for his many visits to victory lane in multiple motorsports series, and will look to continue that success in 2017 as a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. HFR will run the entire 23 race schedule in 2017 with support from Tommy Baldwin Racing, Earnhardt Childress Racing, and GMS Racing.

Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway

Started: 18th
Finished: 25th
Status: Running
Driver Points: 19th (36 Points)
Stewart Friesen Race Recap

Final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) was cancelled Friday, resulting in only 50 minutes of track time for Stewart Friesen and the Halmar Friesen Racing team before qualifying Saturday afternoon. The No. 52 Chevy was fast, and Friesen advanced to the second round of qualifying, earning the 18th starting position in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250.
By lap 19 of the race, Friesen was running 11th and working his way through lapped traffic while still managing to take care of his tires. He ran as high as 9th and finished the Stage solidly in 12th.
After a four-tire pit stop, Friesen would restart the second Stage from 14th position. He fought a tight truck for the next 70 laps, making it difficult to enter the sharp corners that make Martinsville so challenging. Friesen fell back to 19th as the second Stage came to an end under caution.
On lap 176, Friesen avoided a three car wreck in turn 4 that put the field under the 7th caution of the afternoon. He came in for a four-tire pit stop, only to make a second pit-stop just two laps later for a tire issue. With the race nearing conclusion, it would be difficult for the team to make up the lost time on pit road and would end the day in 25th position.
Stew says…
Stewart Friesen, driver of the #52 Halmar International Chevrolet, (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“I’m disappointed with our finish today. I’m ready to run up front and finish up front, something I know we are capable of doing. My team did a great job and I got some valuable experience, but definitely frustrated with how our day ended.

We are only three races into the season, and I know we will start having finishes we are proud of soon.”
See You Next Time…
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return on May 12, 2017 for the Toyota Tundra 250 from Kansas Speedway.

Halmar Friesen Racing Alpha Energy Solutions 250 Race Advance

Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at 
Martinsville Speedway 
Closing out a three-week break during NASCAR’s west coast swing, the Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR) team will head to Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250. Stewart Friesen will be making his first start at the famous .526 mile “paperclip” and 9th overall NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start in the No. 52 Halmar International Chevrolet Silverado.
A rookie test session two weeks ago has the excitement high as HFR heads to the track.
“Although this is our first trip to Martinsville, we were able to get a test session in a few weeks ago so hopefully the things we learned will help us get up to speed quickly in practice on Friday and get our truck race ready for Saturday,” said Friesen.
Stew says…
“I’m looking forward to the Martinsville race this weekend. Short track style racing is something I am a lot more familiar with because of my dirt background. The race format is very similar to the Eastern States 200 at Middletown, NY, and I’m confident we have the parts and pieces in place to make this a successful weekend.”
Event Info
Date: April 1, 2017
Track: Martinsville (VA) Speedway
Location: Martinsville, VA
Track Length: .526 Mile Paperclip Oval
Race Distance: 250 Laps / 125 Miles
Green Flag: 3:00 p.m. EST
Tune In: 3:00 p.m. EST on FOX, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
Did You Know?
Friesen won the Doug Hoffman Memorial at Bridgeport Speedway (Bridgeport, NJ) last Saturday night.
After setting a new track record (19.450) during the Friday night open practice, he went on to take the lead in the final two laps of the feature to secure his first Big Block Modified win of 2017 in the No. 44 Halmar International, DKM Chassis machine.
About Halmar Friesen Racing
HFR is a partnership between owner Chris Larsen and owner/driver Stewart Friesen.
Chris has served as President of Halmar International for 21 years, leading the work on some of the nation’s largest construction projects. His combined passion for business and racing launched Halmar Racing in 2014, and in 2017 debuted Halmar Friesen Racing.
Stewart is known throughout North America for his many visits to victory lane in multiple motorsports series, and will look to continue that success in 2017 as a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. HFR will run the entire 23 race schedule in 2017 with support from Tommy Baldwin Racing, Earnhardt Childress Racing, and GMS Racing.