SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. — Stewart Friesen utilized a lap-48 caution to snatch the win from good friend Jeff Strunk Sunday night at the Penn Can Speedway.
Strunk was the car to beat throughout the night and had one final restart to survive to be crowned the King of the Can presented by Don’s Automotive Mall and Gary’s U-Pull-It but Friesen had other ideas.
The race had been postponed by weather twice.
Friesen, the Five Mile Point Speedway and Utica Rome Speedway Champion, dove to the inside of Strunk in turn one following the restart and slide across the track and in front of Strunk making some contact with Strunk’s left-front tire.
Friesen motored away on the final lap to take his second Penn Can Speedway win over Strunk, Pat Ward, Jimmy Phleps and 22nd starter Justin Holland.
“It’s tough it was racing deal he gave me the hole, I took it and it stuck.” said Friesen who exited his car to a chorus of boos in victory lane “It was nothing personal he’s my best friend and I love him like a brother unfortunately it had to happen like that but it’s just a racing thing and I couldn’t do nothing about it.”
Kyle Rohner won the crate sportsman feature and Butch Green won the street stock race.