Monday, January 9, 2017

Halmar Friesen Racing announces full-time Truck Series run in 2017

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Halmar International owner Chris Larsen and dirt modified veteran Stewart Friesen announced the formation of Halmar Friesen Racing (HFR) on Monday, with intentions of running a full schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for 2017 with Friesen as the driver. Halmar International will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado, and NASCAR veteran Tommy Baldwin Jr. will manage the day-to-day operations of HFR.

Friesen, a native of Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario, is a decorated dirt modified and sprint car who made his NCWTS debut in 2016 at Eldora Speedway. Friesen ran a six-race schedule with a best finish of 13th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Stewart Friesen
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"I'm super excited to be part of the Halmar Friesen Racing team," said Friesen. "We did a bit of racing last year to get our feet wet on asphalt, and we were pleased with our success. Everything we have going on with Tommy is exciting. It's great to have his experience guiding our team so we can hit the ground running in Daytona."

Friesen's crew chief will be Trip Bruce, who most recently worked with Baldwin in the K&N Pro Series East. Bruce has a championship with driver Johnny Benson and 10 wins in the NCWTS.

"We got our feet wet at Eldora last season mostly because we wanted to have some fun,” said Larsen. “After that, we ran several more races to get a sense of where we were. When an opportunity came to work with Tommy (Baldwin) and it was a no brainer for us. Because of the relationship with Tommy we have committed to running the whole season. We know we will be prepared, we have good equipment and a great driver."

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