MILVERTON, Ont — 22 Racing announced today that NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen will drive the #24 car out of their stable in the history making NASCAR Pinty’s Series event on the dirt at Ohsweken Speedway on August 18.
Canadian Stewart Friesen is now a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series where he most recently finished 4th in the series season ending championship in 2019. He is also a veteran of over 900 dirt races in his career. He is one of the top competitors in Northeast Dirt Modified racing, and he also has triumphed in the World of Outlaws sprint car series. He has won the Syracuse 200 Modified race four times. His extensive experience on dirt tracks will bring a lot of excitement to this his debut in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series history making event in Canada.
"I am very excited to be coming back to Ohsweken," said Stewart Friesen. "When I saw this race come up on their schedule, I immediately wanted to race in it. We can also bring our experience from Eldora to the 22 Racing team. I look forward to working with Scott (Steckly) and his group and representing Qwick Wick & Mister Transmission."
The Niagara-On-The-Lake native’s #24 entry will prominently feature two proudly Canadian brands in support of his Ohsweken Speedway entry. Qwick Wick fire starters will make a second appearance on the hood of a 22 Racing entry after partnering with them on the #26 car of Chandler Smith at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August 2019. Their environmentally friendly fire starters are must for cottage fireplaces and for campers alike. Since introducing Qwick Wick to NASCAR Pinty’s Series fans, we’ve heard nothing but rave reviews.
"We are extremely excited to partner with 22 Racing again and sponsor the #24 car of Stewart Friesen," said Frank Wall, President & CEO of Qwick Wick Inc. "Last year we had the great pleasure of working with their team and meeting some of the amazing fans of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. We’re thrilled to be part of this iconic moment in NASCAR history at the Ohsweken Speedway. Most importantly, we’re looking forward to hearing some great racing stories around the campfire this upcoming race season!"
Also making Friesen’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series debut possible is Mister Transmission. Proud of their history as Canada’s leading transmission and technology experts since 1963, they’ve earned their reputation by getting Canadian motorists back on the road as quickly as possible.
"At Mister Transmission, we’re proud to be part of Canada’s premier race series, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series and we’re pleased to be supporting Stewart Friesen, a Canadian-born NASCAR driver. For over 55 Years, Mister Transmission has been supporting both Canadian racing enthusiasts and daily commuters alike with our transmission & driveline expertise and Canada’s best nationwide warranty", said Tony Kuczynski, President and CEO at Mister Transmission.
"Everyone at 22 Racing is extremely excited to have Stewart in the #24 car at Ohsweken for the inaugural NASCAR Pinty’s Series dirt race," said Scott Steckly owner of 22 Racing. "He brings a wealth of knowledge with him and he is a great competitor and a welcome addition to our driver roster for this event. Qwick Wick returning to our team is also huge for us as we had a blast at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with them last year handing out samples and getting to know them. We are also thrilled to welcome Mister Transmission to our partner group. We met a few of their franchisees a couple of years ago at Jukasa and they were an enthusiastic group."
Ohsweken Speedway is a 3/8ths mile dirt track located in the town of Ohsweken, southeast of Brantford Ontario. The inaugural NASCAR Pinty’s Series dirt event will take place on Tuesday August 18, 2020. Tickets, camping and event information can be found at www.npsondirt.com
"Having Stewart Friesen racing at our event is going to be huge for our fans," said Ohsweken’s Clinton Geoffrey. "He’s arguably one of the most talented and sought-after drivers anywhere in North America, especially on the dirt!"