O’Brien Goes Back-To-Back In 358-Modified Action At Can-Am

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – Another warm night greeted race fans and competitors on VP Racing Fuels night at the Can-Am Speedway.  With rain in the area, officials planned on moving the show along in hopes of getting the entire program in and that they did.  The five division show, plus a quick 1 on 1 spectator race was completed in just 2 1/2 hours.  The Whitesboro Plow Shop-DIRTcar 358 Modified feature saw Luke Stewart and Jeff Sykes bring the field to green.  Stewart jumped to the early lead, but as they approached the halfway point, Scott Webb was there to challenge Stewart for the top spot.  Webb would take the point on lap 12 and was opening up a comfortable lead, but a lap 16 caution would bring the field together and that was not what Webb needed.  Last weeks winner Danny O’Brien had made his way from the 10th starting spot and on the restart powered past Webb bringing Billy Dunn with him.  The battle for the win would be decided between O’Brien and Dunn and it was Danny O’Brien picking up his second win in a row.  Dunn fought hard for another top three finish followed by Webb, Ryan Arbuthnot and Jordan McCreadie.  The FX Caprara Honda-DIRTcar Sportman saw 26 cars coming for the green, lead by Skylar Greenfield and Eric Nier.  Nier grabbed the lead into turn one but Greenfield wasn’t about to let him get away.  The two were having their best races of the season showing the way, while a number of cars were making their way through the tough field.  Dalton Rombough was also having a great run and took over the lead from Nier on lap 8.  Rombough’s lead was brief as point leader Dave Rogers had worked traffic cleanly and took over the top spot on lap 13.  Rogers would go on for his first win of the season, Rombough had his best ever finish at Can-Am coming across second, followed by Anthony Stockman, Jackson Gill and Jessica Power.  That made it 4 different winners in 4 events so far in 2018.  The FABCO-Pro Street Stocks were up next for their 20 lap feature.  Remington Marquette and Ryan Shanahan brought the group to green and Shanahan wasted no time grabbing the lead and trying to run away.  Opening night winner Mike White was on the move though and chased Shanahan until lap 10 when he found a way around.  Shanahan wasn’t done though and was having a great run until the two leaders made contact with White going around.  Shanahan was penalized for the contact, so on the restart it was defending champion Shawn Kirby inheriting the lead over two time winner in 2018, Sid Harmer Jr.  The two would again this week go at it for the checkered flag and this week it would be Kirby grapping the win over Harmer.  Sid Harmer Sr., Steven Gilmore and White would complete the top 5.  The Thunder Stocks continue to put on one of the best shows of the night and this weeks TLC Real Estate/Agent Marsha Gibbons 12 lap affair was lead down by Francis White and Zach Stone, but it was Mike Greenfield leading lap one.  Greenfield, who has been strong all season lead until lap 4 when Phil Desormeau III took the number one spot away.  Point leader Joe Orvis was on the move and again this week the fight for the top was a good one as the leaders went side by side for the win.  With the white flag waving, Orvis found what he needed to move around Desormeau for the win. Desormeau was right there in second, followed by Stone, Josh Verne and White.  Kevin Warren and Dustin Hutton had the front row for the Rookie Sportsman.  Warren jumped out the lead and never looked back, picking up his first ever feature win in the caution free event.  Hutton was right there in second followed by Johnathan Murphy.  Next Friday night will be the first of two Border Battle Series races at Can-Am.  This is a quick 4 race series between Can-Am and the Brockville Ontario Speedway to determine which countries drivers come out on top, as the fight for a point fund sponsored by the 1000 Islands RV Centre.  It will Security Supply night at the speedway and all five weekly classes will be in competition, with the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds going extra laps for $2000 to win.  So far the Canadians have picked up 3 of the 4 features in 2018 at Can-Am, with Jordan McCreadie being the only American to find victory lane.  Keep up on what’s happening at Can-Am by following us on Facebook at Can-Am Speedway or on our website at www.raccecanam.com

VP RACING FUELS NIGHT

WHITESBORO PLOW SHOP-DIRTcar 358 MODIFIEDS

17D-Danny O’Brien, 9-Billy Dunn, 18W-Scott Webb, R70-Ryan Arbuthnot, 9J-Jordan McCreadie, 19-Luke Stewart, 27J-Nick Webb, 23J-Jeff Sykes, 93-Ryan Bartlett, 57-Rylee Gill, 28-Tyler Meeks, 9X-Tyker Trump, 73-Kevin Poitras, 20-Zach Aubertine, 51-Brady Gill

FX CAPRARA HONDA-DIRTcar SPORTSMAN

44-Dave Rogers, 41-Dalton Rombough, 57-Anthony Stockman, 60-Jackson Gill, 52-Jessica Power, 21-Taylor Caprara, 1-Jack Meeks, 45R-Preston Forbes, 415-Andrew Wren, 72-Mike Prentice, 34-Eric Nier, 621-Brian Hudson, 91-Josh Reome, 29J-Joel Hall, 24-Jordan Kelly, 66W-Derek Webb, 25-Goerge Sanford, 15-Greg Henry, 12-Kyle Sharp, 12B-Addison Bowman, 76G-Skylar Grrenfield, 83D-Dustin Bradley, 10B-Jamie Brown, 38J-Jarrett Herbison, 18E-Gavin Eisele, 18-Justin Gadbaw

FABCO-PRO STREET STOCKS

3K-Shawn Kirby, 14R-Sid Harmer Jr., 690-Sid Harmer Sr., 6-Steven Gilmore, 1X-Mike White, 18-Remington Marquette, 4-Mike Durham, 7X-Justin White, 23-Terry Gardner, 32-Ryan Shanahan, 3-Rick Dusckas

TLC REAL ESTATE/AGENT  MARSHA GIBBONS-THUNDER STOCKS

7-Joe Orvis, 26M-Phil Desormeau III, 50-Zach Stone, 22-Josh Verne, 60-Francis White, 5-Don Woodworth, 94-OJ White, 31-George LeClair, 17-Mike Greenfield, 00-Justin Burns

ROOKIE SPORTSMAN

5-Kevin Warren, 7D-Dustin Hutton, 11-Johnathan Murphy