Fuller Goes Back-to-Back in DIRTcar 358 Modifieds at Can-Am

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – It was a special evening at the Can Am Speedway this past Friday night. First Responders were on hand and recognized for their dedication. When many run the other direction, these men and women go above and beyond to help keep everyone safe. The racers showed their appreciation by putting on a great show in all six divisions, which also included an appearance from the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club.

The Vintage cars were first out on the speedway and it was Chad Lackie taking the top spot early on over Jason Riddell and Joe August Jr. Lackie was fast early on but Jason Riddell was on the charge as he quickly took over the lead and appeared to have one of the fastest cars on the track. As the laps clicked off Steve Billings started to charge forward in the Dave Heaslip tribute car. Billings took second from Lackie but had his work cut out to try and catch the leader. With four laps to go Jason Riddell held the lead but Billings was on his back bumper and tried to make a race out of it. On the final Steve Billings was able to get to the inside lane off turn four, but Jason Riddell would hold on to record his first ever Can Am win. Billings Settled for second with Chad Lackie, Ian Gordon and Gavin Riddell completing the top 5. Greg Hale had a great top 10 run in the 20 lap event and was able to secure the win as the top running 50s and 60s division car.

Tyler Meeks set the pace early on in the 25 lap Whitesboro Plow Shop DIRTcar 358 Modified feature over Jordan McCreadie and Tim Fuller, who came from tenth to third in the opening lap. Meeks was fast early on but McCreadie was a bit quicker and took the lead away on lap 9. With McCreadie in front, Tim Fuller was trying to not let him get away as he shot by Meeks for 2nd then ran down McCreadie for the lead. On lap 13 Tim Fuller used the inside lane to grab the lead from McCreadie off turn 4, with Meeks, Lance Willix and Taylor Caprara making up the top 5. Despite Fuller taking the lead, Jordan McCreadie kept him in his sights as he tried to get back to the lead. As the laps wound down Fuller started to stretch the lead out leaving McCreadie in 2nd with Lance Willix now into the top 3. On this night, it was Tim Fuller claiming his 5th win of the year and 37th Can Am Modified win, which ties him for third all time with legend, Doug “The Ox” Carlyle. Jordan McCreadie, Lance Willix Tyler Meeks and Taylor Caprara completed the top 5.

It took a few tries to get the Marsha Gibbons TLC Real Estate Thundercar division underway for their 15 lap event but once they did, it was Joe Orvis taking the top spot with Francis White and Justin Pope giving chase. Pope had a fast car and was able to take over the lead from Orvis, but things were about to get tough for the points leader, as he was spun in turn four, collecting Jock Symonds in the process. Orvis and Symonds would now have to come from the back of the field, but it didn’t slow their progress. On the restart Pope continued to show the way while Orvis made a big charge to the front as moved into the top 5 by the halfway point, but had work to do to keep his string of top three finishes going. Over the final laps, Justin Pope was the dominant car as he scored his 3rd win of the season. Francis White scored his third runner up finish and second in as many weeks. Joe Orvis came home with a third place effort over Tony Frezzo and Jock Symonds.


Tucker Donath had only run a total of four events in the 2022 season at Can Am with a best finish of third twice, in the Panther Frameworx 602 Crate Sprints. Donath was able to grab the lead early with Logan Crisafulli and Josh Verne Jr. completing the top three. Donath would build up a big lead while behind him Logan Crisafulli headed to the pits with mechanical issues, which sidelined him for the night. This brought Josh Verne Jr. to second, who had plenty of work to do to catch the leader. With the race going 15 laps caution free Tucker Donath would go unchallenged to win his first feature of the season. Josh Verne Jr and Luke Stewart completed the top 3 finishers.

Gavin Eisle had struggled the last few weeks in the Bob Johnson Auto Group DIRTcar Sportsman division, but he finally found some speed as he took the lead at the end of lap 1 over Brian Hudson, Frank Sibley, Jamie Brown and Mike Fowler. Eisle began to drive out to a commanding lead but Mike Fowler, who was only one point back of Tyler Corcoran in the battle for the track title, was on the move as he made his way into third at the halfway point. Behind him Tyler Corcoran was charging forward as he moved to within one spot of Fowler and the battle was on. Eisle continued his dominant run, building up an even bigger lead as the laps wound down with Brian Hudson doing all he could do to hang on to second, as he battled with Fowler and Corcoran. On this night, Gavin Eisle would finally put all the bad luck behind him, as he scored his second win of the season in the caution free event. Corcoran was able to edge out Mike Fowler for second, with Brian Hudson and Jamie Brown completing the top five finishers.

North Syracuse New York’s Joe Trichilo’s best finish in the Donath Motorworx Limited Sportsman was third on two separate occasions in 2022. On this night he would take the lead early with Paul DeRuyter and Owne Nier on the charge. DeRuyter put the pressure on Trichilo in the early laps but Trichilo stuck with his game plan of running the bottom all night. The decision proved to be the right one as he pulled away from DeRuyter and would go uncontested the entire 12 lap distance, to score career win number 1 at Can Am. DeRuyter settled for 2nd over Keegan Nier, Owen Nier and Steve Tabor.

Next Friday the FABCO DIRTcar Pro Stocks are back on the card as six divisions will be on hand for an action packed race card. Racing begins at 7pm. For up to date news, points and results, visit our website at racecanam.com. For instant updates be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 19-Tim Fuller[10]; 2. 28-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 3. 31-Lance Willix[7]; 4. 9-Tyler Meeks[1]; 5. 21C-Taylor Caprara[5]; 6. 7S-Shaun Shaw[8]; 7. 49-Billy Dunn[6]; 8. 23J-Jeff Sykes[3]; 9. 39-Ryan Bartlett[9]; 10. 24-Jordan Kelly[12]; 11. 18W-Scott Webb[18]; 12. 21-Andrew Howard[13]; 13. 21R-RJ Tresidder[2]; 14. 23-Cameron Black[11]; 15. 29-Preston Forbes[17]; 16. 6W-Derek Webb[14]; 17. 27-Nick Webb[16]; 18. 74-Lucas Fuller[19]; 19. 36B-Dan Beachard[20]; 20. 25-George Sanford[15]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Tyler Meeks[1]; 2. 28-Jordan McCreadie[5]; 3. 49-Billy Dunn[7]; 4. 7S-Shaun Shaw[8]; 5. 19-Tim Fuller[10]; 6. 23-Cameron Black[3]; 7. 21-Andrew Howard[2]; 8. 25-George Sanford[9]; 9. 29-Preston Forbes[6]; 10. 74-Lucas Fuller[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23J-Jeff Sykes[3]; 2. 21C-Taylor Caprara[5]; 3. 31-Lance Willix[7]; 4. 39-Ryan Bartlett[8]; 5. 21R-RJ Tresidder[2]; 6. 24-Jordan Kelly[9]; 7. 6W-Derek Webb[6]; 8. 27-Nick Webb[10]; 9. 18W-Scott Webb[4]; 10. 36B-Dan Beachard[1]


Feature (20 Laps): 1. 18E-Gavin Eisele[6]; 2. 64-Tyler Corcoran[12]; 3. 410-Mike Fowler[10]; 4. 6-Brian Hudson[4]; 5. 10B-Jamie Brown[3]; 6. 34-Eric Nier[5]; 7. 57H-Remington Hamm[11]; 8. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[8]; 9. 44-David Rogers[9]; 10. 52-Jessica Power[7]; 11. 92-Frank Sibley[1]; 12. 35B-Brennan Moore[13]; 13. 91-Josh Reome[15]; 14. 62-Jonathan Murphy[2]; 15. 63M-Franklin Mackin[16]; 16. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[19]; 17. 707-Greg Brinklow[14]; 18. 7D-Dustin Hutton[20]; 19. 18-Justin Gadbaw[18]; 20. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[17]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18E-Gavin Eisele[5]; 2. 6-Brian Hudson[4]; 3. 92-Frank Sibley[1]; 4. 410-Mike Fowler[7]; 5. 62-Jonathan Murphy[2]; 6. 57H-Remington Hamm[6]; 7. 35B-Brennan Moore[8]; 8. 91-Josh Reome[9]; 9. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[3]; 10. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10B-Jamie Brown[3]; 2. 34-Eric Nier[4]; 3. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[6]; 4. 52-Jessica Power[5]; 5. 44-David Rogers[7]; 6. 64-Tyler Corcoran[10]; 7. 707-Greg Brinklow[1]; 8. 63M-Franklin Mackin[9]; 9. 18-Justin Gadbaw[2]; 10. 7D-Dustin Hutton[8]


Feature (15 Laps): 1. Z28-Tucker Donath[2]; 2. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[4]; 3. 9-Luke Stewart[5]; 4. 5-Tiger Chapman[6]; 5. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 6. 88-Logan Crisafulli[3]
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 88-Logan Crisafulli[3]; 2. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 3. Z28-Tucker Donath[2]; 4. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[5]; 5. 9-Luke Stewart[6]; 6. 5-Tiger Chapman[4]


Feature (12 Laps): 1. 32-Joe Trichilo[1]; 2. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[4]; 3. 34-Keegan Nier[3]; 4. 17-Owen Nier[2]; 5. 2-Steven Tabor[7]; 6. 33-Alan McDonald[6]; 7. 16-Tim Bailey[5]
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 32-Joe Trichilo[2]; 2. 34-Keegan Nier[4]; 3. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[5]; 4. 17-Owen Nier[3]; 5. 16-Tim Bailey[7]; 6. 33-Alan McDonald[1]; 7. (DNF) 2-Steven Tabor[6]


Feature (15 Laps): 1. 27-Justin Pope[8]; 2. 60-Francis White[15]; 3. 11A-Joe Orvis[5]; 4. 22-Tony Frezzo[6]; 5. 11J-Justin Burns[3]; 6. 9MM-Jock Symonds[7]; 7. 21-Corey Valade[10]; 8. 31-Austin Smith[1]; 9. 90-Charles Monica[2]; 10. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[14]; 11. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[12]; 12. 22J-Jared Gilson[11]; 13. 46-William Sherman[16]; 14. 25-Tyler Collette[13]; 15. 52J-Justin McIntyre[9]; 16. 94-OJ White[4]
Peyton Morse Dash (4 Laps): 1. 31-Austin Smith[3]; 2. 9MM-Jock Symonds[5]; 3. 11J-Justin Burns[4]; 4. 11A-Joe Orvis[6]; 5. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[2]; 6. 22J-Jared Gilson[1]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 22-Tony Frezzo[6]; 2. 9MM-Jock Symonds[7]; 3. 94-OJ White[3]; 4. 31-Austin Smith[1]; 5. 52J-Justin McIntyre[2]; 6. 22J-Jared Gilson[4]; 7. 25-Tyler Collette[8]; 8. (DNS) 60-Francis White

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 27-Justin Pope[8]; 2. 11A-Joe Orvis[5]; 3. 90-Charles Monica[1]; 4. 11J-Justin Burns[2]; 5. 21-Corey Valade[7]; 6. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[3]; 7. 73T-Timothy Greenfield[4]; 8. 46-William Sherman[6]


A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 9-Jason Riddell[2]; 2. 84-Steve Billings[6]; 3. 7-Chad Lackie[1]; 4. 17IG-Ian Gordon[8]; 5. 9G-Gavin Riddell[4]; 6. 10-Paul Billings[5]; 7. 27-Sheldon Hoogwerf[7]; 8. 9W-Wayne Riddell[9]; 9. 41-Tim Natalino[10]; 10. 17G-Joe August Jr[3]; 11. 28G-Greg Hale[11]; 12. 13-Joe Hilts[15]; 13. 42-Patrick Charland[12]; 14. 12-Tim Charland[13]; 15. 11-Audy Bedard[14]; 16. 00-Darrell Wilson[16]; 17. 38-Denzil Billings[17]

Vintage 1970 – 1980 (6 Laps): 1. 7-Chad Lackie[5]; 2. 9-Jason Riddell[1]; 3. 17G-Joe August Jr[10]; 4. 9G-Gavin Riddell[3]; 5. 10-Paul Billings[6]; 6. 84-Steve Billings[2]; 7. 27-Sheldon Hoogwerf[7]; 8. 17IG-Ian Gordon[4]; 9. 9W-Wayne Riddell[8]; 10. 41-Tim Natalino[9]

Vintage 1950 – 1960 (6 Laps): 1. 28G-Greg Hale[7]; 2. 42-Patrick Charland[2]; 3. 12-Tim Charland[5]; 4. 11-Audy Bedard[6]; 5. 13-Joe Hilts[1]; 6. 00-Darrell Wilson[4]; 7. 38-Denzil Billings[3]