It’s Friesen In Last-Lap Thriller

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Stewart Friesen celebrates victory at Fonda Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)
Stewart Friesen celebrates victory at Fonda Speedway. (Dave Dalesandro photo)

FONDA, N.Y. — Stewart Friesen ran down Matt Sheppard to win Wednesday night’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series modified feature at Fonda Speedway.

Friesen earned $10,000 for winning the 50-lap event.

Friesen had the lead on lap 31 when his wife, Jessica Friesen, created a yellow flag while running second. Stewart Friesen suffered a flat tire during the yellow flag and turned pit side, handing the lead to Sheppard.

While Sheppard and Erick Rudolph battled at the front of the field, Friesen restarted 16thand made quick work of the field, charging back to the front.

With three to go, he was all over Sheppard and made the winning pass on the final lap.

Sheppard came home second, with Rudolph, Anthony Perrego and Rocky Warner following.

Tim Hartman Jr. claimed the sportsman feature.

The finish:

Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Erick Rudolph, Anthony Perrego, Rocky Warner, Andy Bachetti, Larry Wight, Brett Hearn, Mat Williamson, Craig Hanson, Michael Maresca, Billy Decker, Bobby Varin, David Schilling, Mike Mahaney, Matt DeLorenzo, Allison Ricci, Billy VanPelt, Cody Bleau, Steve Akers, Danny Creeden, Mike Gular, Jessica Friesen, Jeremy Smith, Corey Cormier, Billy Pauch Jr., J.R. Hurlburt, Alan Barker, Dave Constantino