Thunder on the 1000 Islands
Can Am Speedway | Lafargeville, NY
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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Event Info

Thunder on the 1000 Islands
May 18, 2022
Can Am Speedway
21047 State Route 411
Lafargeville, NY 

Event Description
The Super DIRTcar Series races 75 laps in a $7,500 to win event at Can Am Speedway!

Series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
3:00 PM - Pit Gates Open - Technical Inspection Begins
3:00 PM - Draws Opens
5:45 PM - Draws Concludes
5:45 PM - DIRTcar Pro Stock Drivers Meeting
6:00 PM - Super DIRTcar Series Drivers Meeting
6:30 HOT LAPS/My Place Hotels Qualifying

Super DIRTcar Series Hot Laps
DIRTcar Pro Stocks Timed Hot Laps
Super DIRTcar Series My Place Hotels Qualifying


Super DIRTcar Series Heats (8 Laps)
DIRTcar Pro Stock Heats (8 Laps)
Super DITcar Series Redraw Front Stretch (Track Prep if necessary)
DIRTcar Pro Stock Redraw - Front Stretch
Super DIRTcar Series Last Chance Showdown(s) (10 Laps)
DIRTcar Pro Stocks Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps if necessary)
Intermission/Track Prep if necessary
Super DIRTcar Series Feature (75 LAPS)
DIRTcar Pro Stock Series (30 Laps)

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar Pro Stock Series

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
bleachers aluminum and wood

Handicapped Seating
Ground level of the main grandstant

Handicapped Parking
Directly in front of the General Admission gate

Pit Gate Location
Parking lot

Personal Coolers
no outside drinks medical only

Credit Card Use
Concessions, Office, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Available at the Beer Stand

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(315) 876-3478

Ticket Phone
(315) 876-3478

Track Email

Track Size & Type
0.375; clay

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

SUPERMAN RETURNS: Sheppard Dominates Thunder on the Thousand Islands at Can-Am

McLaughlin surges 18th-4th, Friesen’s runner-up makes him new Series points leader

Matt Sheppard stood in Victory Lane where he has many times before after winning the Thunder on the Thousand Islands Super DIRTcar Series event at Can-Am Speedway Wednesday night, making himself $7,500 richer.

After posting a DNF in his last race with the Series at Bridgeport Speedway on May 3, the reigning champion bounced back in dominating fashion, leading all 75 laps for his first Series win of the season.

Sheppard ran a solid time in Qualifying to place him second on the starting grid before a win in Heat Race #2. Later, “lady luck,” as he describes it, was on his side, pulling the pole position for the 75-lap Feature.

“Things are going our way,” Sheppard said. “We’re getting good draws, we’re getting cautions when we need them, we’re not getting cautions when we don’t need them, lady luck is just as big a part of it as anything. You can have a fast race car and do everything right, but if you don’t have luck on your side, you’re in trouble too.”

Sheppard (9s) navigating through lapped traffic (Quentin Young Photo)

Sheppard took the green flag and bolted out to an early lead. Jimmy Phelps put pressure on him in second until Lap 48 when he was passed by Stewart Friesen. Sheppard never relinquished the top spot, holding the lead the entire way in the caution-free event.

“I looked up at the lap counter and saw the laps were ticking on, and I was kind of like, ‘I don’t know if I want to see a caution now,’” Sheppard said. “Like I said, it went our way tonight.”

Defending winner of the Thunder on the Thousand Islands, Stewart Friesen, had his work cut out for him after drawing the eighth position in the redraw. Friesen finished second in his last Series event at Bridgeport, getting edged out by one spot to local driver Ryan Godown in the final laps.

He battled his way into contention after a quick eighth-to-fifth jump on the opening lap, then clawing his way through the top-five over the next 45 laps. His biggest climb was catching Jimmy Phelps for the second spot, erasing a gap of over 1.5 seconds from Lap 26 to Lap 47 when he finally made the pass.

In the end, the multi-time NAPA Super DIRT Week champion was unable to close a six-plus second gap to leader Sheppard, finishing the race in the runner-up spot for the second race in-a-row. However, back-to-back bridesmaid results have put him in control of the Series points standings by 13 over Max McLaughlin.

“We’ll keep trying and we’ll keep swinging,” Friesen said. “This place is a lot different than it was last year. We’ll see what it is the next time we come back. We go to Weedsport and then Lebanon Valley, so some tracks we’ve had good runs at lately. We’ll try to get one better.”

Friesen now holds a 13-point lead in the standings after two races (Quentin Young Photo)

Rounding out the podium was 2005 Series champion Tim Fuller, who made a late-race charge and went from fifth-to-third inside the final 20 laps.

McLaughlin had one of the most eye-opening drives of all, advancing 14 spots of position in 71 laps on his way from 18th to finish fourth. He now sits second to Friesen in the Series points standings, just 13 markers behind.


The Super DIRTcar Series next heads back home to Weedsport Speedway for the Heroes Remembered 100 on Sunday, May 29, followed by a Monday night showdown at Lebanon Valley Speedway on Monday the 30th. Stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (75 Laps): 1. 9S-Matt Sheppard[1]; 2. 44-Stewart Friesen[8]; 3. 19-Tim Fuller[6]; 4. 8H-Max McLaughlin[18]; 5. 88-Mat Williamson[3]; 6. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[2]; 7. 25R-Erick Rudolph[16]; 8. 3H-Justin Haers[9]; 9. 28-Jordan McCreadie[4]; 10. 21A-Peter Britten[20]; 11. 2L-Jack Lehner[7]; 12. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[13]; 13. 4-Anthony Perrego[14]; 14. 99L-Larry Wight[24]; 15. 2A-Mike Gular[17]; 16. 3J-Marc Johnson[21]; 17. 91-Billy Decker[25]; 18. 7Z-Zachary Payne[11]; 19. 84Y-Alex Yankowski[23]; 20. 215P-Adam Pierson[19]; 21. (DNF) 7MM-Michael Maresca[15]; 22. (DNF) R70-Ryan Arbuthnot[5]; 23. (DNF) 49-Billy Dunn[12]; 24. (DNF) 66X-Carey Terrance[10]; 25. (DNF) 60-Jackson Gill[22]; 26. (DNF) 34-Kevin Root[26]; 27. (DNF) 66W-Derek Webb[27]

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Feature Results
1109SMatt Sheppard 750.00075Running150$7,500
28+644Stewart Friesen 75-5.4250Running146$4,000
36+319Tim Fuller 75-6.9730Running144$2,500
418+148HMax McLaughlin 75-8.3980Running142$1,800
53-288Mat Williamson 75-11.1980Running140$1,600
62-498HJimmy Phelps 75-12.2460Running138$1,400
716+925RErick Rudolph 75-17.2450Running136$1,300
89+13HJustin Haers 75-17.6930Running134$1,200
94-528Jordan McCreadie 75-19.4200Running132$1,100
1020+1021APeter Britten 75-20.2210Running130$1,000
117-42LJack Lehner 75-23.1980Running128$800
1213+183XTim Sears Jr74-1 Laps0Running126$700
1314+14Anthony Perrego 74-1 Laps0Running124$600
1424+1099LLarry Wight 74-1 Laps0Running122$575
1517+22AMike Gular 74-1 Laps0Running120$550
1621+53JMarc Johnson 74-1 Laps0Running118$525
1725+891Billy Decker 74-1 Laps0Running116$500
1811-77ZZachary Payne 74-1 Laps0Running114$500
1923+484YAlex Yankowski 74-1 Laps0Running112$500
2019-1215PAdam Pierson 73-2 Laps0Running110$500
2115-67MMMichael Maresca 48-27 Laps0DNF108$500
225-17R70Ryan Arbuthnot 48-27 Laps0DNF106$500
2312-1149Billy Dunn 46-29 Laps0DNF104$500
2410-1466XCarey Terrance 31-44 Laps0DNF102$500
2522-360Jackson Gill 24-51 Laps0DNF102$500
2626034Kevin Root 15-60 Laps0DNF102$500
2727066WDerek Webb 14-61 Laps0DNF102$0
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+13JMarc Johnson 100.00010Running0$0
21-184YAlex Yankowski 10-1.1850Running0$0
33012SDarren Smith 10-2.2730Running90$0
46+2M1Dave Marcuccilli 10-3.0380Running90$0
54-191Billy Decker 10-4.2260Running0$0
65-156Garrison Krentz 10-6.0730Running90$0
78+17SShaun Shaw 10-7.2840Running90$0
89+118JRLouis Jackson Jr10-8.8140Running90$0
97-26WNick Webb 10-10.8490Running90$0
1010037Paul St. Sauveur 10-13.7370Running90$0
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+199LLarry Wight 100.0009Running0$0
21-160Jackson Gill 10-3.1381Running0$0
36+331Lance Willix 10-6.7860Running90$0
47+366WDerek Webb 10-10.1130Running0$0
58+363Adam Roberts 10-10.8150Running90$0
610+417Marcus Dinkins 9-1 Laps0Running90$0
73-448TDave Rauscher 1-9 Laps0DNF90$0
84-434Kevin Root 1-9 Laps0DNF0$0
95-414CG Morey 0-10 Laps0DNF90$0
109-123Cameron Black 0-10 Laps0DNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
12+12LJack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY0.000
21-17ZZachary Payne Stanley, NY-0.070
34+166XCarey Terrance Hogansburg, NY-0.884
43-183XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-0.969
56+12AMike Gular Harleysville, PA-2.427
65-184YAlex Yankowski Covington Township, PA-4.215
77012SDarren Smith Binghamton, NY-4.590
810+256Garrison Krentz Lockport, NY-5.687
9906WNick Webb Brownville, NY-7.502
108-218JRLouis Jackson JrHogansburg, NY-8.259
Heat 2 Results
12+19SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY0.000
21-198HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-1.755
33088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON-2.870
47+34Anthony Perrego Walden, NY-4.637
58+38HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-5.514
65-13JMarc Johnson Guilderland, NY-6.030
74-391Billy Decker Unadilla, NY-7.613
86-2M1Dave Marcuccilli Montezuma, NY-7.890
9907SShaun Shaw Philadelphia, NY-9.564
1010037Paul St. Sauveur Saint-Hyacinthe, QC-13.668
Heat 3 Results
12+119Tim Fuller Watertown, NY0.000
21-144Stewart Friesen Sprakers, NY-2.358
33028Jordan McCreadie Watertown, NY-2.620
4407MMMichael Maresca POTSDAM, NY-4.658
550215PAdam Pierson East Corinth, VT-6.616
66060Jackson Gill Plessis, NY-8.140
78+148TDave Rauscher Waterloo, NY-10.473
89+114CG Morey Rutland, VT-12.067
97-266WDerek Webb Brownville, NY-12.328
1010023Cameron Black Lafargeville, NY86.832
Heat 4 Results
13+249Billy Dunn Watertown, NY0.000
21-13HJustin Haers Phelps, NY-1.366
32-1R70Ryan Arbuthnot Renfrew, ON-3.193
44025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY-3.439
55021APeter Britten Brisbane, QLD-3.870
66099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-5.142
77034Kevin Root Geneva, NY-6.280
88031Lance Willix Theresa, NY-8.159
99063Adam Roberts Watertown, NY-10.094
1010017Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-11.889
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
167ZZachary Payne 18.8090.000
232LJack Lehner 18.823-0.014
31083XTim Sears Jr18.835-0.026
4566XCarey Terrance 18.963-0.154
5484YAlex Yankowski 19.239-0.430
622AMike Gular 19.333-0.524
7112SDarren Smith 19.364-0.555
8818JRLouis Jackson Jr19.578-0.769
996WNick Webb 19.649-0.840
10756Garrison Krentz 19.825-1.016
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1598HJimmy Phelps 18.7370.000
2109SMatt Sheppard 18.782-0.045
3988Mat Williamson 18.943-0.206
4891Billy Decker 18.956-0.219
513JMarc Johnson 18.972-0.235
67M1Dave Marcuccilli 19.039-0.302
764Anthony Perrego 19.127-0.390
838HMax McLaughlin 19.171-0.434
927SShaun Shaw 19.613-0.876
10437Paul St. Sauveur 20.018-1.281
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1944Stewart Friesen 18.7040.000
2519Tim Fuller 18.855-0.151
3328Jordan McCreadie 19.087-0.383
447MMMichael Maresca 19.101-0.397
510215PAdam Pierson 19.358-0.654
6160Jackson Gill 19.525-0.821
7666WDerek Webb 19.645-0.941
8748TDave Rauscher 19.804-1.100
9214CG Morey 19.912-1.208
10823Cameron Black 19.922-1.218
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
133HJustin Haers 18.9830.000
24R70Ryan Arbuthnot 19.029-0.046
3749Billy Dunn 19.124-0.141
4925RErick Rudolph 19.150-0.167
5821APeter Britten 19.188-0.205
61099LLarry Wight 19.342-0.359
7134Kevin Root 19.461-0.478
8231Lance Willix 19.555-0.572
9563Adam Roberts 19.590-0.607
10617Marcus Dinkins 20.083-1.100