Shaw Celebrates First DIRTcar 358 Modified Win On Champions Night At Can Am

By:  Tim Baltz

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – Channel 7 and Sundance Leisure were on hand as it was final points night in five divisions at the Can Am Speedway Friday night. A few divisions were locked up but there was still plenty to race for in all divisions.

Cole Perry got off to a great start in the 12 lap Donath Motorworx Limited Sportsman event. Perry led early on over Paul DeRuyter and Owen Nier. The track was fast on this night and DeRuyter was close by waiting for an opening. On lap 8 DeRuyter got the opening he was looking for as he slipped by Perry on the bottom of the speedway to take over the lead off turn 4. From there DeRuyter would drive away and notch his division leading 5th win of the season, with Cole Perry and Owen Nier completing the podium.

Shaun Shaw was the dominant force in the 25 lap Whitesboro Plow Shop DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. The Philadelphia New York native, took the lead at the drop of Dave Farney’s green flag with Ryan Bartlett, RJ Tressider, Taylor Caprara and Tim Fuller completing the top 5. Shaw had a fast car built up nearly a full straightaway advantage over Bartlett while Caprara and Fuller got by Tressider to move into 3rd and 4th and stage their own battle for position. Fuller would eventually clear Caprara for 3rd but had a long way to go to catch the leader. As the laps wound down and the field began to spread out, a caution was about the only way Shaw was going to be caught by the rest of the field. On this night, it would not happen, as Shaun Shaw became the 4th first time winner of the season, leading all 25 laps. Ryan Bartlett held off Tim Fuller for second with Taylor Caprara and Lance Willix completing the top 5. Fuller was officially crowned the 2022 track champion

Tucker Donath would take the lead early at the start of the Panther Frameworx 602 Crate Sprint Car feature. Donath had a fast car led the way over Tiger Chapman and Logan Crisafulli. With the race going the entire 15 lap distance without a caution, Tiger Chapman and the rest of the field had no chance of catching the race leader. Tucker Donath would author a dominant performance taking his 2nd win of 2022. Chapman would cross in 2nd with Logan Crisafulli completing the top 3. Josh Verne Jr. would make history, becoming the first ever Panther Frameworx 602 Crate Sprint Car Champion in Can Am Speedway history.

The race everyone had their eyes on was the Bob Johnson Auto Group DIRTcar Sportsman. Three points separated Mike Fowler and Tyler Corcoran as their fight for the 2022 championship would come down to this final race. Franklin Mackin paced the field early in the 20 lap feature over Ryan Shanahan, Eric Nier, Tyler Corcoran and Jessica Power. The point battle was intense as Corcoran continued to pass cars and get to the front while Fowler was trapped in traffic but started to make his march to the front. On lap 5 Dave Rogers slowed in turns 1 and 2 bringing out the first yellow of the race. On the restart it was Ryan Shanahan taking the lead With Corcoran now on the move taking the second spot with Eric Nier in third. Fowler would finally make his way into the top 5 but as the laps clicked off, the rest of the field was pulling away. On lap 15 the yellow flew again, bunching up the field for a key restart. When the green flew it was Corcoran taking the lead with Fowler closing the gap quickly as he moved into 2nd. Over the final laps Tyler Corcoran would hit his marks perfectly and hang on to claim his third win of the year, but more importantly his third straight track title, the first driver to win three in a row since Steve Hall won the title from 1993-1995. A valiant effort by Mike Fowler would result in a second place finish and a one point difference in the title chase. Ryan Shanahan, Eric Nier and Gavin Eisle would complete the top 5.

A three car tangle kicked off the start of the Marsha Gibbons TLC Real Estate Thundercar feature. Anthony St. Mary Jr. lost a motor at the completion of lap 1 causing Jared Gilson to spin, which collected newly crowned champion Joe Orvis. Orvis spun to the infield and clipped the inside tires with the rear end of his car. Orvis would return to the speedway but was not a factor in the outcome of the event. Jock Symonds would take over the lead on lap 4 and begin to pull away from the field but Francis White was on the charge late in the going. White would get by Justin Burns for 2nd and quickly close in on Symonds. On lap 10 White charged by as Symonds slowed with a problem to grab the lead. From there Francis White would march on to record his 2nd win in a row over Justin Burns and Lyle Robinson.

Next week the DIRTcar 358 Modified will make a stop for round number three of the year, The DIRTcar Sportsman North/Central Series will be on hand along with the Marsha Gibbons TLC Real Estate Thundercars and FABCO DIRTcar Pro Stocks. Racing action begins at 7pm.


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7S-Shaun Shaw[2]; 2. 39-Ryan Bartlett[3]; 3. 19-Tim Fuller[8]; 4. 21C-Taylor Caprara[7]; 5. 31-Lance Willix[5]; 6. 18W-Scott Webb[4]; 7. 24-Jordan Kelly[9]; 8. 21R-RJ Tresidder[1]; 9. 9-Tyler Meeks[6]; 10. 66W-Derek Webb[13]; 11. 23-Cameron Black[10]; 12. 73-Michael Cousins[14]; 13. 49-Billy Dunn[12]; 14. 21-Andrew Howard[11]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7S-Shaun Shaw[2]; 2. 18W-Scott Webb[3]; 3. 21C-Taylor Caprara[7]; 4. 9-Tyler Meeks[5]; 5. 24-Jordan Kelly[4]; 6. 21-Andrew Howard[1]; 7. 66W-Derek Webb[6]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 39-Ryan Bartlett[2]; 2. 31-Lance Willix[4]; 3. 19-Tim Fuller[7]; 4. 21R-RJ Tresidder[1]; 5. 23-Cameron Black[5]; 6. 49-Billy Dunn[3]; 7. 73-Michael Cousins[6]
Hot Laps (3 Laps): 1. 49-Billy Dunn, 00:18.822[5]; 2. 21R-RJ Tresidder, 00:19.035[11]; 3. 66W-Derek Webb, 00:19.054[12]; 4. 7S-Shaun Shaw, 00:19.056[10]; 5. 18W-Scott Webb, 00:19.128[13]; 6. 21C-Taylor Caprara, 00:19.266[3]; 7. 9-Tyler Meeks, 00:19.278[9]; 8. 23-Cameron Black, 00:19.396[2]; 9. 21-Andrew Howard, 00:19.410[7]; 10. 73-Michael Cousins, 00:19.684[4]
18 entries

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 64-Tyler Corcoran[8]; 2. 410-Mike Fowler[9]; 3. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[2]; 4. 34-Eric Nier[4]; 5. 18E-Gavin Eisele[10]; 6. 52-Jessica Power[6]; 7. 63M-Franklin Mackin[1]; 8. 7D-Dustin Hutton[5]; 9. 10B-Jamie Brown[3]; 10. 57H-Remington Hamm[7]; 11. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[11]; 12. 92-Frank Sibley[14]; 13. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[17]; 14. 35B-Brennan Moore[15]; 15. 18-Justin Gadbaw[16]; 16. 6-Brian Hudson[12]; 17. 5R-Steve Roberts[18]; 18. 44-David Rogers[13]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63M-Franklin Mackin[1]; 2. 64-Tyler Corcoran[7]; 3. 10B-Jamie Brown[4]; 4. 52-Jessica Power[6]; 5. 34-Eric Nier[5]; 6. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson[8]; 7. 44-David Rogers[9]; 8. 35B-Brennan Moore[3]; 9. 621G-Trevor Gibbons[2]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 57H-Remington Hamm[6]; 2. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan[3]; 3. 410-Mike Fowler[7]; 4. 7D-Dustin Hutton[5]; 5. 18E-Gavin Eisele[9]; 6. 6-Brian Hudson[4]; 7. 92-Frank Sibley[1]; 8. 18-Justin Gadbaw[2]; 9. 5R-Steve Roberts[8]
Hot Laps (3 Laps): 1. 18E-Gavin Eisele, 00:20.070[3]; 2. 6-Brian Hudson, 00:20.152[8]; 3. 64-Tyler Corcoran, 00:20.181[2]; 4. 35B-Brennan Moore, 00:20.192[11]; 5. 7D-Dustin Hutton, 00:20.198[9]; 6. FOX28-Tyler Stevenson, 00:20.204[18]; 7. 410-Mike Fowler, 00:20.282[4]; 8. 44-David Rogers, 00:20.305[15]; 9. 52-Jessica Power, 00:20.367[13]; 10. 10B-Jamie Brown, 00:20.397[1]; 11. 34-Eric Nier, 00:20.448[12]; 12. 92-Frank Sibley, 00:20.616[17]; 13. 63M-Franklin Mackin, 00:20.622[10]; 14. 32RS-Ryan Shanahan, 00:20.634[16]; 15. 57H-Remington Hamm, 00:20.707[7]; 16. 621G-Trevor Gibbons, 00:20.884[6]; 17. 5R-Steve Roberts, 00:21.125[14]
6 entries

Feature (15 Laps): 1. Z28-Tucker Donath[2]; 2. 5-Tiger Chapman[1]; 3. 88-Logan Crisafulli[3]; 4. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[5]; 5. 27-Taylor Doxtater[6]; 6. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[4]
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 5-Tiger Chapman[2]; 2. Z28-Tucker Donath[3]; 3. 88-Logan Crisafulli[4]; 4. 30-Ken Klinkowsky[1]; 5. 1V-Josh Verne Jr[5]; 6. 27-Taylor Doxtater[6]
Hot Laps: 1. Z28-Tucker Donath, 00:18.249[3]; 2. 88-Logan Crisafulli, 00:18.268[2]; 3. 5-Tiger Chapman, 00:18.379[1]; 4. 30-Ken Klinkowsky, 00:18.897[5]; 5. 27-Taylor Doxtater, 00:19.407[4]
8 entries

Feature (12 Laps): 1. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[2]; 2. 23-Cole Perry[1]; 3. 17-Owen Nier[4]; 4. 34-Keegan Nier[3]; 5. 93-Joey Wilcox[6]; 6. 16-Tim Bailey[5]; 7. 33-Alan McDonald[7]
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 23-Cole Perry[2]; 2. 1D-Paul DeRuyter[5]; 3. 34-Keegan Nier[6]; 4. 17-Owen Nier[7]; 5. 16-Tim Bailey[4]; 6. 93-Joey Wilcox[8]; 7. 33-Alan McDonald[1]
16 entries

Feature (15 Laps): 1. 60-Francis White[15]; 2. 11J-Justin Burns[4]; 3. 5LR-Lyle Robinson[8]; 4. 5M-Damien Bechler[9]; 5. 02-Jr Durham[10]; 6. 100-Charles Monica[14]; 7. 52J-Justin McIntyre[2]; 8. 11A-Joe Orvis[7]; 9. 31-Austin Smith[11]; 10. 94-OJ White[3]; 11. (DNF) 9MM-Jock Symonds[6]; 12. (DNF) 22J-Jared Gilson[5]; 13. (DNF) 5-Don Woodworth[13]; 14. (DNF) 111-Aj Stmary Sr[12]; 15. (DNF) 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[1]
Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 11A-Joe Orvis[5]; 2. 22J-Jared Gilson[3]; 3. 111J-Anthony St Mary Jr[1]; 4. 94-OJ White[2]; 5. 5M-Damien Bechler[6]; 6. 31-Austin Smith[4]; 7. 5-Don Woodworth[7]
Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 11J-Justin Burns[2]; 2. 9MM-Jock Symonds[4]; 3. 5LR-Lyle Robinson[8]; 4. 52J-Justin McIntyre[1]; 5. 02-Jr Durham[5]; 6. 111-Aj Stmary Sr[6]; 7. 100-Charles Monica[3]; 8. 26B-Dakota Bechler[7]
Hot Laps (3 Laps): 1. 5-Don Woodworth, 00:26.676[14]