The 'Big Two' in northeastern Dirt Modified racing, Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard, proved their mettle Thursday night at Orange County Fair Speedway by splitting the Holiday Twin 50-lap Big Block Modified features. Though each earned $5,000 for their wins, a $5,000 bonus offered by promoter Chris Larsen for a sweep went unclaimed.
As convincing as Friesen's and Sheppard's wins were, it was another Friesen – Stewart's wife Jessica – who for the first half of the second feature nearly stole the show.
Lining up on the pole through a first feature finishing position redrew random selection, Friesen, with Allison Ricci sharing the front row, took off and hid from the field Jessica Friesen and Ricci took off. One early caution did nothing to shake up the front runners. …More >
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