Column: Friesen Nearly Stole The Super DIRTcar Opener From Godown; Pauch Jr.’s Tires Went Away

Column By: MICHELINA FRISS / DIRTCAR – SWEDESBORO, NJ – Stewart Friesen, of Sprakers, NY, thundered underneath Ryan Godown’s #26 car at the white flag of Tuesday night’s Super DIRTcar Series race at Bridgeport Motorsports Park.

However, it wasn’t enough to steal the win as Godown slid down to the bottom groove to slow Friesen’s momentum.

“Our Halmar 44 really wasn’t too great tonight,” Friesen said. “It could have been a heck of a lot better. We tried some stuff tonight starting that far back and added to the notebook…we had a really good long-run car, but it wasn’t too good in the short run. Ryan was honestly a little bit better there at the end.”

Billy Pauch Jr. rounded out the top three, after battling Godown for the lead much of the event. He was contending for the win before his tires started going away.

“We don’t run many Super DIRTcar Series races, so it was a great night tonight,” said Pauch Jr. “I took a few shots at Ryan. I think I got too aggressive, and I chunked my tire. That’s when I started fading at the end.”

Two-time and defending NAPA Super DIRT Week champion Mat Williamson crossed the line fourth with Max McLaughlin finished fifth.

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