Ryan Bartlett Bags First Win At Can-Am

By:  Tim Baltz

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – When you head into an off week at your local short track, the best thing to do is go out and win the race. That’s what six drivers did this past Friday night at the Can Am Speedway, including a first-time winner.

The FABCO DIRTcar Pro Stocks rolled to the speedway first for their 20-lap feature event. These drivers were ready to get at it after having well over a month off. Bruno Richard was the dominant force as he took the lead in the early laps of the race. Richard pulled away to a comfortable advantage over Justin White, Louie Jackson, Tyler Bushey and Eli Gilbert. The first caution flew early as Tyler Bushey got turned around in turn 2, bringing the field together for a shot at Richard for the lead. When the green flew Richard got the lead and began to author a dominant performance. Over the remaining laps nobody was catching the Gatineau Quebec native, as he drove to his 2nd win of the season. Justin White was able to take the runner up spot, while Tyler Bushey charged from the back of the field, after the spin, to finish third.

The Whitesboro Plowshop DIRTcar 358 Modifieds saw a big pile up to start the 25 lap feature with 8 cars involved. Many however, were able to continue. When the race got underway it was Ryan Bartlett holding the top spot, over Scott Webb and Tim Fuller. These three drivers were the class of the field as they pulled away from everyone in the early laps. On lap 16 a yellow flew as Michael Cousins came to a stop in turn 2. On the restart Bartlett continued to hold the lead on a slippery race track but Tim Fuller was closing in. Fuller worked his way to 2nd and was looking to close on the race leader. Fuller did all he could do to get by but Bartlett was able to hold on and put some distance between himself and the defending champion to score his first win of 2022. Fuller crossed in 2nd with Taylor Caprara third. Billy Dunn recovered from an early race tangle to finish 4th with Shaun Shaw claiming 5th.

Track conditions changed slightly as the Bob Johnson Auto Group DIRTcar Sportsman rolled to the speedway. Jamie Brown would lead over a stout field in the early laps with Dustin Hutton, Tyler Corcoran, Dave Rogers and Eric Nier giving chase. Drivers in this race started to migrate to the bottom, making it tough to pass on this night. Brown led the first 10 laps and was looking to score his first ever Sportsman win but Tyler Corcoran had other ideas. The defending champion took 2nd from Hutton and ran down the race leader. With 5 to go Brown remained in front, but Corcoran was all over him, trying to get by for what could have been his 2nd win of the season. On this night, it would not happen as Jamie Brown led wire to wire for hist first career Bob Johnson Auto Group DIRTcar Sportsman win. Corcoran held on for 2nd over Eric Nier, Dave Rogers and Mike Fowler.

The Panther Frameworx 602 Crate Sprints saw Jordan Bennett take the lead on lap 3 of the 15-lap event from early pace setter Ken Klinkowski. Bennett had struggled the week before but had a strong car, as he pulled away from the field. Behind him Luke Stewart and last weeks winner Logan Crisafulli were going forward. Stewart would grab 2nd but still had a long way to catch the leader, as Crisfulli would move to third. On lap 14, newcomer Owen Bird spun in turn 4, setting up a 1 lap dash to the finish. On the restart Stewart would pull alongside of Bennett into turn 1 but Jordan Bennett was not to be denied as he scored his first Can Am Crate Sprint Car win. Stewart settled for his 2nd straight runner up finish with Logan Crisafulli claiming third.

Defending track champion Tony Frezzo had nothing but bad luck to start the 2022 campaign in the Marsh Gibbons TLC Real Estate Thundercar division. Frezzo was looking to simply finish a feature on the race track and would use the pole position to take the lead. Frezzo was the dominant force in the 15 lap feature, as he had built up nearly a half track lead in the late stages, over Steve Smith and Jo Orvis. After a season of struggles, Tony Frezzo put it all together to score his first win of the season. Anthony St. Mary Jr. would get by Steve Smith for 2nd with points leader Joe Orvis collecting his 5th straight op 3 finish, crossing in third at the checkered flag.

In Donath Motorworx Limited Sportsman Paul DeRuyter has been running well all season, but has been shut out of victory lane. DeRuyter took the lead at the drop of the green flag as last weeks winner Owen Nier and Cole Perry tried to challenge. With the race going 12 laps caution free, Paul DeRuyter would drive away from everyone, to finally score his first win of the season. Owen Nier would hold on for 2nd, while Keegan Nier would slip by Cole Perry to complete the podium

Next Friday the Can Am Speedway will sit silent as local high school graduations are taking place. Racing action returns on Wednesday June 29th, with the annual Pabst Shootout for the Whitesboro Plowshop DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. The night is also the opener for the DIRTcar Sportsman Central Regional Series. Joining the DIRTcar358 Modifieds and DIRTcar Sportsman will be the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. Stay tuned to the speedway website, racecanam.com and our Facebook and Twitter pages for further updates.


A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 39-Ryan Bartlett[9]; 2. 19-Tim Fuller[12]; 3. 21C-Taylor Caprara[16]; 4. 49-Billy Dunn[10]; 5. 7S-Shaun Shaw[4]; 6. 74-Lucas Fuller[17]; 7. 18W-Scott Webb[7]; 8. 21R-RJ Tresidder[1]; 9. 66W-Derek Webb[11]; 10. 24-Jordan Kelly[14]; 11. 29-Preston Forbes[18]; 12. 23J-Jeff Sykes[15]; 13. 28-Jordan McCreadie[13]; 14. 73-Michael Cousins[20]; 15. 38J-Jarrett Herbison[19]; 16. 1-Jack Meeks[5]; 17. 23-Cameron Black[2]; 18. 9-Tyler Meeks[6]; 19. 25-George Sanford[21]; 20. (DNF) 36B-Dan Beachard[3]; 21. (DNF) 31-Lance Willix[8]; 22. (DNF) 26-Michael Mandigo[22]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 49-Billy Dunn[7]; 2. 23-Cameron Black[2]; 3. 18W-Scott Webb[5]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller[8]; 5. 28-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 6. 21C-Taylor Caprara[6]; 7. 38J-Jarrett Herbison[3]; 8. 26-Michael Mandigo[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Shaun Shaw[3]; 2. 31-Lance Willix[5]; 3. 66W-Derek Webb[7]; 4. 39-Ryan Bartlett[6]; 5. 24-Jordan Kelly[4]; 6. 74-Lucas Fuller[2]; 7. 73-Michael Cousins[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 21R-RJ Tresidder[1]; 2. 36B-Dan Beachard[2]; 3. 9-Tyler Meeks[4]; 4. 1-Jack Meeks[3]; 5. 23J-Jeff Sykes[5]; 6. 29-Preston Forbes[6]; 7. 25-George Sanford[7]

22 entries


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 10B-Jamie Brown[1]; 2. 64-Tyler Corcoran[7]; 3. 34-Eric Nier[9]; 4. 44-David Rogers[8]; 5. 410-Mike Fowler[10]; 6. 18E-Gavin Eisele[12]; 7. 7D-Dustin Hutton[5]; 8. 52-Jessica Power[15]; 9. 91-Josh Reome[20]; 10. 57H-Remington Hamm[13]; 11. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[18]; 12. 6-Brian Hudson[14]; 13. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[4]; 14. 92-Frank Sibley[6]; 15. 63M-Franklin Mackin[17]; 16. 76G-Skylar Greenfield[16]; 17. 271-Tiger Chapman[19]; 18. 18-Justin Gadbaw[3]; 19. 12S-Kyle Sharp[22]; 20. 62-Jonathan Murphy[2]; 21. 707-Greg Brinklow[21]; 22. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Eric Nier[6]; 2. 7D-Dustin Hutton[3]; 3. 18E-Gavin Eisele[8]; 4. 18-Justin Gadbaw[2]; 5. 57H-Remington Hamm[5]; 6. 76G-Skylar Greenfield[1]; 7. 271-Tiger Chapman[4]; 8. 12S-Kyle Sharp[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 410-Mike Fowler[6]; 2. 10B-Jamie Brown[1]; 3. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[2]; 4. 92-Frank Sibley[3]; 5. 6-Brian Hudson[7]; 6. 63M-Franklin Mackin[4]; 7. 91-Josh Reome[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 64-Tyler Corcoran[3]; 2. 62-Jonathan Murphy[1]; 3. 44-David Rogers[5]; 4. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[7]; 5. 52-Jessica Power[2]; 6. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[4]; 7. 707-Greg Brinklow[6]

10 entries


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 72-Bruno Richard[1]; 2. 1X-Justin White[4]; 3. X15-Tyler Bushey[2]; 4. 75-Eli Gilbert[5]; 5. 18-Louis Jackson[3]; 6. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[6]; 7. 6C-Kenneth Hartshorn Jr[10]; 8. 22B-Blayne Nichols[8]; 9. (DNS) 00C-Michael Clark; 10. (DNS) 5B-Ian Bressette

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72-Bruno Richard[6]; 2. 1X-Justin White[2]; 3. 18-Louis Jackson[7]; 4. X15-Tyler Bushey[3]; 5. 75-Eli Gilbert[5]; 6. 57K-Kevin Fetterly Jr[4]; 7. 5B-Ian Bressette[10]; 8. 22B-Blayne Nichols[1]; 9. 00C-Michael Clark[9]; 10. 6C-Kenneth Hartshorn Jr[8]

7 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 06-Jordan Bennett[3]; 2. 9-Luke Stewart[5]; 3. 88-Logan Crisafulli[4]; 4. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 5. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[6]; 6. 27-Taylor Doxtater[2]; 7. 4-Owen Bird[7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 88-Logan Crisafulli[4]; 2. 06-Jordan Bennett[3]; 3. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 4. 27-Taylor Doxtater[2]; 5. 9-Luke Stewart[6]; 6. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[5]; 7. 4-Owen Bird[7]

11 entries


A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[2]; 2. 17-Owen Nier[3]; 3. 34-Keegan Nier[4]; 4. 23-Cole Perry[5]; 5. 8-Josh Hughto[6]; 6. 32-Joe Trichilo[9]; 7. 66R-Ray Hughto[1]; 8. 2-Steven Tabor[7]; 9. 73-Joey Wilcox[8]; 10. 33-Alan McDonald[10]; 11. (DNS) 12S-Dakota Sharp

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 17-Owen Nier[4]; 2. 23-Cole Perry[5]; 3. 66R-Ray Hughto[1]; 4. 2-Steven Tabor[2]; 5. 32-Joe Trichilo[3]; 6. 12S-Dakota Sharp[6]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 34-Keegan Nier[4]; 2. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[3]; 3. 8-Josh Hughto[5]; 4. 73-Joey Wilcox[2]; 5. 33-Alan McDonald[1]

11 entries


A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 22-Tony Frezzo[2]; 2. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[4]; 3. 11A-Joe Orvis[5]; 4. 16-Steve Smith[3]; 5. 94-OJ White[9]; 6. 100-Charles Monica[6]; 7. 31-Austin Smith[1]; 8. 52J-Justin McIntyre[8]; 9. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[11]; 10. (DNF) 60-Francis White[10]; 11. (DQ) 11J-Justin Burns[7]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 22-Tony Frezzo[3]; 2. 11A-Joe Orvis[9]; 3. 31-Austin Smith[2]; 4. 16-Steve Smith[5]; 5. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[6]; 6. 100-Charles Monica[8]; 7. 11J-Justin Burns[4]; 8. 52J-Justin McIntyre[7]; 9. 94-OJ White[1]; 10. 60-Francis White[11]; 11. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[10]