He has been called 'Racing's Rock Star' for his charismatic personality, matched only by his gift for being able to stand on the gas.
Over the past five seasons, Stewart Friesen always seems to be able to trump his previous year's accomplishments, whether by winning more often or taking on new challenges.
Friesen's drive at Utica-Rome (NY) Speedway last Sunday night was remarkable for several reasons but for one thing in particular: he had to pass every one the best drivers on the DIRT circuit because he missed transferring into the from his heat. What is usually a fatal obstacle Friesen turned into a driving clinic, slicing through traffic, passing with ease, winning the fifty lapper handily - and the $5,000 that went with it.
In an age when passing is harder than ever to do, Stewart Friesen proved Sunday that one can still win from the rear of the field. And for his impressive drive against an impressive field, "Stewie" is Area Auto Racing News' Newsmaker Of The Week for May 14, 2013...