Story By: HALMAR FRIESEN RACING – DOVER, DE – During the month of April the No. 52 team ran the HFR Race for Autism fundraiser to benefit Crossroads Center for Children in Schenectady, N.Y.
The Friesen family has a special connection to the cause since their son, Parker, was diagnosed on the autism spectrum shortly after his first birthday and attends Crossroads Center. All proceeds from the fundraiser help with technology updates and support, materials for teaching, play and social skills and allowing the school to offer salary and benefits to staff in order to retain dedicated people.
“I’m really excited for Dover,” Friesen said. “It will be the finale for the Race for Autism program we’ve been running all month long and we’ve been able to raise a lot of money for a great cause”
Friesen enters this weekend at Dover International Speedway as the points leader with a six- point advantage over second place. He and the No. 52 team will utilize chassis No. 311.
“As far as the race goes, I haven’t had the best track record in my two starts there, but I’m looking to turn that around this weekend,” he said. “We had some good speed there last year before we blew a tire and went into the fence. Hopefully I can keep my nose clean and get some work done this weekend. We’re still looking for win number one and it would be nice to get that taken care of and extend our point lead in the process.”
He last competed with this truck at Las Vegas in March where he started seventh and finished fourth. Friesen ranks third among series regulars in laps led with 39.
Dover Preview: Stewart Friesen, No. 52 HFR Race for Autism Chevrolet Silverado
Dover NGOTS Stats
– Starts: 2
– Best start: 7 (2018)
2019 NGOTS Stats
– Starts: 5, Best start: 1, Best finish: 2, Top 5s: 3, Top 10s: 4, Laps Led: 39, Poles : 1