One of the biggest stars of the Super DIRTcar Series also races full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Stewart Friesen has partnered with Chris Larsen to create Halmar Friesen Racing for his full-time foray into NASCAR Racing.


Friesen, a native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, is a decorated stand out of Dirt Modifieds and Sprint Cars with over 330 victories in his dirt racing career stretching back to 1999. Friesen won the Short Track Super Series North and South Championships in 2020. 

Stewart Friesen made his NASCAR Truck Series debut in July 2016 at Eldora Speedway, NASCAR’s only race on dirt. The ride was supposed to be a one-time deal, but it quickly blossomed into five more races for Friesen before the end of 2016. It led to the formation of his HFR #52 team, which is based in Statesville, NC.

Friesen’s opportunities in the NASCAR Truck Series have come largely from his ability to develop a complete driver’s skillset while racing 800-horsepower Big-Block Modifieds in the Northeast.

In 2021 a dirt Super Late Model team has been formed for Friesen at HFR and the team plans to compete as scheduling allows in between Nascar Truck and Dirt Modified races.