Friesen’s Big-Block Modified Roots Helped Create NASCAR Ride

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By Clayton Johns (CONCORD, N.C.) — Jan. 11, 2017 —One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series will race full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come 2017. Sprakers, NY driver Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his first full-time foray into NASCAR Racing, he announced Monday. Tommy Baldwin Jr. will be the team’s crew chief.
“We got our feet wet in it last year and the opportunity came to team up with Tommy Baldwin and his operation so it was…

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Super Matt is The Man To Beat

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Clinches first Le RPM Speedway victory
(By Mandee Pauch) ST. MARCEL DE RICHELIEU, QUE. – Sept. 9, 2016 – Matt Sheppard is no stranger to victory lane as he captured his third Super DIRTcar Series win in a row and his ninth overall Friday night at Le RPM Speedway.
“This car has been so good lately. We just unloaded it and it’s been fast all night. We set fast time, won the heat and drew a good starting spot for the feature. When you have a car that good it makes your life…

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Sheppard Scores $17,500 Victory at Lebanon Valley

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Captures His First Mr. Dirt Track USA 100
(By Mandee Pauch) WEST LEBANON, N.Y – Sept. 1, 2016 – Matt Sheppard made a late race charge by Kenny Tremont Jr. and set his No. 9s machine on cruise control at Lebanon Valley Speedway for the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Mr. Dirt Track USA 100.
After Sheppard took a wild ride at Canandaigua on Saturday totaling his car, his team was able to regroup in no time to take the checkers Thursday night and capture the $17,500 victory. “I can’t thank enough…

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Tomkins Makes Last Lap Stunner at Weedsport

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Captures His First Super DIRTcar Series Victory Since 2008
(Mandee Pauch) WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Aug. 9, 2016 – Just when everyone thought the race was over it was Gary Tomkins who made a last lap pass over Erick Rudolph to capture the Super DIRTcar Series Hall of Fame 100 at Weedsport Speedway and take home the $10,000 paycheck.
“That last restart the tires didn’t feel right so I went to the bottom, got my rhythm back and caught back up to Erick,” Tomkins said in victory lane. “I stuck it into one that…

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Friesen Rebounds at Ransomville

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Takes Home Summer Nationals Victory
(By Mandee Pauch) RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. – Aug 2, 2016 – Stewart Friesen keeps it in the family once again as he captured the Super DIRTcar Series Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway Tuesday night for the second year in a row. Friesen’s night started off on a bad note as he damaged his car in time trials and was forced to bring out his back-up car. That didn’t stop Friesen and the Halmar team from rebounding to take home the victory.
“This is awesome. The Halmar team worked so…

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Smooth Sailing for Super Matt Sheppard at Eldora Speedway

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Wins First Ever Big-Block Modified Race at Eldora Speedway
ROSSBURG, O.H. – July 20, 2016 – The 25-lap Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds invitational exhibition at Eldora Speedway Wednesday night saw Matt Sheppard lead the field from green to checkered to score his first ever Big-Block modified feature at the ‘Big E.’
“It means a lot to win here. I mean, after last night anything that could go wrong went wrong,” said Sheppard about his sixteenth place finish the night before. “Turning it around tonight just shows how great this team…

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Tim Fuller Conquers Return of the Big-Blocks to Eldora Speedway

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Fuller fends off big field at The Big E, Captures Aspen Dental Dirt Derby 100
(Mandee Pauch) ROSSBURG, Ohio – July 19, 2016 – After a 10-year absence the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds returned to Eldora Speedway Tuesday night as Tim Fuller battled through the field and claimed his second series victory of the year.
For Fuller, the win was his second big-block modified victory at the historic half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio since 2006.
‘I’m real happy,” Fuller said. “We won the last modified race here in 2006 and then Tony Stewart…

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Nick Hoffman Makes It a Weekend Sweep at Oakshade

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Series Returns to Action on July 29 and 30 at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway
WAUSEON, Ohio – July 16, 2016 – Saturday’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Oakshade Speedway was again the Brian Ruhlman and Nick Hoffman show – and again, it was Nick Hoffman who came out on top.
Ruhlman started on the front row and quickly pulled to the lead. It took Hoffman slightly more time to clear for second, but once he did, the two leaders pulled away from the field.
A mid-race restart gave Hoffman…

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Nick Hoffman Scores in Oakshade Opener

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Returns to Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory Lane for the First Time Since July 5
WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Nick Hoffman had some work to do in the opener of the first ever DIRT Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Raceway on Friday night as had to battle past a hard-charging Brian Ruhlman and Cory Daugherty to score his series-leading fifth win of the tour.
The current points leader started back in the field but made easy work of several of his competitors. Cory Daugherty put…

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Matt Sheppard Dominates Grandview Speedway

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Captures Fifth Super DIRTcar Series Win of the Season
Mandee Pauch, BECHTELSVILLE, P.A. – July 14, 2016 – From green-to-checkered, it was Matt Sheppard who dominated Thursday night’s Traffic Jam at Grandview Speedway and captured his fourth Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds victory of the season.
Sheppard, who started the feature on the front row with Pete Britten, jumped out to the lead early. Despite lapped traffic, Sheppard was strong from the start to finish.
Sheppard, driver of the No. 9s FX Caprara Big-Block Modified was all smiles in victory lane.
“This car has been…

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