McCreadie Rolls to first Can-Am DIRTcar 358 Modified Win of 2022

By TIM BALTZ

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – Children’s Miracle Network and Walmart of Evans Mills were on hand for a special fundraising night at Can Am Speedway this past Friday night. After Independence Day weekend off all the stars at the track were ready to get back at it and the racing didn’t disappoint.

The Donath Motorworx Limited Sportsman took to the speedway first and it was Paul DeRuyter taking the lead over Keegan and Owen Nier. On lap 2 Keegan Nier’s car slipped out of gear and slowed to a stop on the front stretch and the yellow flew. Nier was not able to return. On the restart it was DeRuyter leading the way over Owen Nier and Joey Wilcox. DeRuyter was fast on this night and pulled away with ease in the 12 lap feature. With no cautions to bunch the field up, Paul DeRuyter drove on to his 2nd win in a row over Owen Nier and Joey Wilcox.

Jeff Sykes led the opening 8 laps of the Whitesboro Plow Shop DIRTcar 358 Modified feature, with Jordan Kelly, Jarrett Herbison Ryan Bartlett and Preston Forbes giving chase. Sykes was able to pull away from the field but Jordan McCreadie was on the move. McCreadie had a spirited battle with Bartlett as they battled for 2nd. After clearing Bartlett he ran down Jeff Sykes for the lead. On lap 14, McCreadie took over the top spot and began to pull away. With 10 laps to go Michael Maresca slowed with a front end problem in turns 3 and 4, giving the field another shot at the lead. On the restart it was all McCreadie as he pulled away from the field leaving Sykes and Bartlett to battle for 2nd. Bartlett would get by Sykes once again and try to run down Jordan McCreadie. Behind the top two drivers Billy Dunn and Tim Fuller made a late charge along with Tyler Meeks for top five spots. Dunn would charge to third but had some work to do to catch the top two. In the end Jordan McCreadie finally did it, scoring his first win of the season. Ryan Bartlett, Billy Dunn, Tim Fuller and Jeff Sykes completed the top five.

Brian Hudson last won a Bob Johnson Auto Group DIRTcar Sportsman feature on May 13th and was one of six different winners in 2022. Hudson held the lead in the early laps over Jessica Power and Remington Hamm. The top two drivers started to pull away and would put on a great battle for the lead. Power made several attempts to get by but the bottom lane became the fast way around, making it tough to pass on the speedway. At half way Hudson and Power continued their torrid pace while behind them Dave Rogers, who won the DIRTcar Sportsman Central Series event on June 29th, was on the charge, battling Remington Hamm for third. In the closing laps Hudson held the lead but Jessica Power was making it close. Power got to within a car length in turn three, but it wasn’t enough. Brian Hudson would drive on to become the first two time winner of the season. Jessica Power claimed her best Can Am finish of the season in 2nd over Dave Rogers, with Mike Fowler charging from 11th to 4th. Remington Hamm rounded out the top 5.




Josh Verne Jr. was looking to become the first three time winner in the Panther Frameworx 602 Crate Sprints as he held a comfortable lead in the 15 lap feature, over Logan Crisafulli and Jordan Bennett. Verne was on cruise control running the extreme outside lane but Logan Crisafulli found the bottom to his liking and began to close the gap. As the laps wound down Logan Crisafulli got faster and drove by on the bottom on lap 13 to take control of the race as Josh Verne Jr. started to fade. In the caution free race, Logan Crisafulli would drive away to score his 2nd win of the season. Josh Verne Jr. and new comer Tucker Donath completed the podium.

It had been a season of struggles for Francis White in the Marsha Gibbons TLC Real Estate Thundercars but on this night White was fast, leading the first 6 laps of the race over OJ White. On lap 6 the yellow flew for a two car spin in turns 3 and 4. On the restart White didn’t get going which allowed Tony Frezzo to get by with Jock Symonds taking 2nd. The top two looked to be the fastest but White would make a charge from the rear to take third in just a handful of laps. Ron White slowed in turn two on lap 13 to force a yellow giving the field one last shot at Tony Frezzo. When the green flew Tony Frezzo pulled away and held off Jock Symonds and Joe Orvis for the win. Francis White and Chuck Monica completed the top five.

Next week 6 classes of racing will take to the speedway as the FABCO DIRTcar Pro Stocks will be back for their fourth appearance in 2022. Racing gets underway at 7pm. For further information check out our website at racecanam.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WHITESBORO PLOW SHOP DIRTCAR 358 MODIFIED

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 2. 39-Ryan Bartlett[9]; 3. 49-Billy Dunn[13]; 4. 19-Tim Fuller[10]; 5. 23J-Jeff Sykes[1]; 6. 24-Jordan Kelly[2]; 7. 66W-Derek Webb[15]; 8. 31-Lance Willix[5]; 9. 7S-Shaun Shaw[16]; 10. 9-Tyler Meeks[7]; 11. 21-Andrew Howard[11]; 12. 18W-Scott Webb[8]; 13. 38J-Jarrett Herbison[3]; 14. 27W-Nick Webb[20]; 15. 74-Lucas Fuller[21]; 16. 55-Matt Woodruff[18]; 17. 21R-RJ Tresidder[17]; 18. 29-Preston Forbes[14]; 19. 1-Jack Meeks[6]; 20. 7MM-Michael Maresca[12]; 21. 25-George Sanford[22]; 22. 23-Cameron Black[19]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 38J-Jarrett Herbison[2]; 2. 28-Jordan McCreadie[3]; 3. 21-Andrew Howard[7]; 4. 7MM-Michael Maresca[8]; 5. 49-Billy Dunn[6]; 6. 7S-Shaun Shaw[4]; 7. 23-Cameron Black[1]; 8. 25-George Sanford[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Lance Willix[3]; 2. 23J-Jeff Sykes[1]; 3. 9-Tyler Meeks[4]; 4. 39-Ryan Bartlett[6]; 5. 29-Preston Forbes[5]; 6. 21R-RJ Tresidder[2]; 7. 27W-Nick Webb[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19-Tim Fuller[6]; 2. 24-Jordan Kelly[1]; 3. 18W-Scott Webb[4]; 4. 1-Jack Meeks[3]; 5. 66W-Derek Webb[5]; 6. 55-Matt Woodruff[7]; 7. 74-Lucas Fuller[2]

BOB JOHNSON DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 6-Brian Hudson[1]; 2. 52-Jessica Power[2]; 3. 44-David Rogers[5]; 4. 410-Mike Fowler[11]; 5. 57H-Remington Hamm[3]; 6. 64-Tyler Corcoran[8]; 7. 34-Eric Nier[7]; 8. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[12]; 9. 18E-Gavin Eisele[18]; 10. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[4]; 11. 91-Josh Reome[6]; 12. 10B-Jamie Brown[9]; 13. 271-Tiger Chapman[15]; 14. 35B-Brennan Moore[10]; 15. 7D-Dustin Hutton[17]; 16. 92-Frank Sibley[13]; 17. 2X-Michael Amell[21]; 18. 62-Jonathan Murphy[16]; 19. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[14]; 20. (DNS) 18-Justin Gadbaw; 21. (DNS) 76G-Skylar Greenfield

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Jessica Power[3]; 2. 10B-Jamie Brown[6]; 3. 410-Mike Fowler[7]; 4. 91-Josh Reome[5]; 5. 92-Frank Sibley[4]; 6. 62-Jonathan Murphy[1]; 7. (DNF) 76G-Skylar Greenfield[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[4]; 2. 34-Eric Nier[5]; 3. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[7]; 4. 35B-Brennan Moore[6]; 5. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[2]; 6. 7D-Dustin Hutton[3]; 7. 18-Justin Gadbaw[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 57H-Remington Hamm[3]; 2. 44-David Rogers[4]; 3. 64-Tyler Corcoran[5]; 4. 6-Brian Hudson[2]; 5. 271-Tiger Chapman[1]; 6. 18E-Gavin Eisele[7]; 7. 2X-Michael Amell[6]

PANTHER FRAMEWORX 602 CRATE SPRINT CARS

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 88-Logan Crisafulli[3]; 2. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[1]; 3. Z28-Tucker Donath[4]; 4. 06-Jordan Bennett[2]; 5. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[5]; 6. 5-Mason Spencer[6]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[2]; 2. 88-Logan Crisafulli[4]; 3. 06-Jordan Bennett[3]; 4. Z28-Tucker Donath[6]; 5. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 6. 5-Mason Spencer[5]

DONATH MOTOR WORX LIMITED SPORTSMAN

A Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[2]; 2. 17-Owen Nier[4]; 3. 8-Josh Hughto[6]; 4. 2-Steven Tabor[5]; 5. 33-Alan McDonald[7]; 6. 34-Keegan Nier[3]; 7. (DQ) 73-Joey Wilcox[1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[4]; 2. 34-Keegan Nier[5]; 3. 17-Owen Nier[6]; 4. 73-Joey Wilcox[2]; 5. 2-Steven Tabor[3]; 6. 8-Josh Hughto[7]; 7. 33-Alan McDonald[1]

MASHA GIBBONS TLC REAL ESTATE THUNDERCAR

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 22-Tony Frezzo[12]; 2. 9MM-Jock Symonds[6]; 3. 11A-Joe Orvis[5]; 4. 60-Francis White[1]; 5. 100-Charles Monica[4]; 6. 31-Austin Smith[3]; 7. 52J-Justin McIntyre[8]; 8. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[7]; 9. 94-OJ White[2]; 10. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[9]; 11. 60R-Ron White[11]; 12. 11J-Justin Burns[10]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 60-Francis White[1]; 2. 94-OJ White[2]; 3. 100-Charles Monica[4]; 4. 11A-Joe Orvis[9]; 5. 9MM-Jock Symonds[11]; 6. 31-Austin Smith[3]; 7. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[6]; 8. 52J-Justin McIntyre[5]; 9. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[8]; 10. 11J-Justin Burns[7]; 11. 60R-Ron White[12]; 12. (DNS) 22-Tony Frezzo