Story By: JOE GRABIANOWSKI / DIRTCAR – LAFARGEVILLE, NY – The Can-Am Speedway grandstands shook with the roar of 31 DIRTcar 358 Modifieds battling out for 50 laps in the second round of Series racing this year. Once again, Billy Dunn came out on top.
Dunn’s previous Series win at Mohawk Int’l Raceway came as a result of a little luck, a lot of hard work, and a clean battle with Tim Fuller. The #49 and #19 were once again duking it out at Can-Am.
First, Dunn tracked down early leader Michael Maresca and went on to survive late charges from Tim Fuller to win the $4,000 tour stop. The #7MM of Maresca rounded out the podium positions with a third-place finish.
“We brought out a new car which I wish we had brought out last weekend,” said Dunn in Victory Lane. “The car just felt really comfortable. Hats off to the track crew. We had heavy rains this week and cold temperatures but this was the best track we’ve had all year.”
With Fuller finishing second again, this writes another chapter in the on-track rivalry between Billy Dunn and the 2021 Can-Am Speedway track champion Tim Fuller.
“I knew Fuller was there and that he’d be wanting one back for giving up the win at Mohawk but he wasn’t getting one,” said Dunn of his battle with Fuller.
Tyler Corcoran capitalized on lapped traffic affecting race leader Zach Payne with an assertive pass for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Central Region win, Corcoran has visited Victory Lane in the last three Series races. He is three for five on the year.
Series winner at Weedsport Speedway this year, Zach Payne did not let Corcoran run away but he had to settle for second after 30 laps. In third was early race leader Mike Fowler who fought hard throughout and landed a podium.
“Zach Payne drove a hell of a race,” said Corcoran. “I didn’t think I had anything for him. I tried running the top and then rolling the bottom I started catching him. Lapped cars were the story of this one. I know where to put the car here from experience.”
After an early jingle, Justin White drove up through the field to claim the DIRTcar Pro Stock Series win at Can-Am Speedway. He barely beat Chad Jeseo at the line to, at the time, claim second. Sid Harmer Jr. was originally awarded the win but he was disqualified in post-race tech.
Pro Stock Series Round one winner Josh Coonradt stayed in the mix and finished third.
DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Results (50 laps)
1. Billy Dunn 2. Tim Fuller 3. Michael Maresca 4. David Marcuccilli 5. Jordan McCreadie 6. Erick Rudolph 7. Ryan Bartlett 8. Louie Jackson 9. Shaun Shaw 10. Rocky Warner 11. Lance Willix 12. Tyler Meeks 13. Taylor Caprara 14. Ronnie Davis III 15. Demetrios Drellos 16. Scott Webb 17. Matt Woodruff 18. Carey Terrance 19. Nick Webb 20. Joel Hall 21. RJ Tresidder 22. Mike Stacey 23. Jackson Gill 24. Todd Root 25. Lucas Fuller 26. Andrew Ferguson 27. Derek Webb 28. Mike Mandigo 29. Steve Lewis 30. Cameron Black 31. Preston Forbes
DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series Central Region Results (30 laps)
1. Tyler Corcoran 2. Zach Payne 3. Mike Fowler 4. Gavin Eisele 5. Matt Janczuk 6. Jack Meeks 7. Chris Mackey 8. Ryan Shanahan 9. Tyler Stevenson 10. Josh Reome 11. Eric Nier 12. Mike Amell 13. Brent Joy 14. Tyler Murray 15. Zach Sobotka 16. Nick Heywood 17. Dalton Rombough 18. Brian Hudson 19. Ed Lukas 20. Taylor Doxtater 21. Ryan Dolbear 22. Frank Sibley 23. Michael Delormier 24. Richard Murtaugh 25. Max Hill 26. Trevor Gibbons 27. Kyle Devendorf 28. Travis Beck 29. Daniel Rief 30. Payton Talbot
DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Results (30 laps)
1, Justin White 2. Chad Jeseo 3. Josh Coonradt 4. Ian Bressett 5. Pete Stefanski 6. Shawn Kirby 7. Burton Ward 8. Jay Casey. 9. Luke Horning 10. Jason Casey 11. Rob Yetman 12. Rich Crane 13. Timothy Bailey 14. Tyler Bushey 15. Brian Carter 16. Edward Kotary 17. Scott Townslee 18. Pete Schroy 19. Johnny Rivers 20. Shawn Perez 21. Ray Hughto 22. Luke Hull 23. Rick Duscus 24. Sid Harmer Jr. (DQ)