Thunder in the 1000 Islands
Can Am Speedway -- Lafargeville, New York
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Event Info
Can Am Speedway
Thunder in the 1000 Islands
April 10, 2021
Can Am Speedway
21047 State Route 411
Lafargeville, New York

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Super DIRTcar Series

To Win Amount

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
bleachers aluminum and wood

Handicapped Seating

Handicapped Parking

Pit Gate Location
Parking lot

Personal Coolers
no outside drinks medical only

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Office, Pit Gate, Concessions

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Closest Airport

Other Airport

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Can Am Speedway
21047 State Route 411
Lafargeville, New York

Track Phone
(315) 876-3478

Ticket Phone
(315) 876-3478

Track Email

Track History
As a direct descendant of the famed Watertown Speedway, the Can-Am Speedway was built in 1974 by an Evans Mills, NY real estate broker, Leslie W. Brown. The track lasted one year under this ownership and Brown filed for bankruptcy.

Early in 1975, a group of Watertown NY investors purchased the track — Bob Thurston Sr., Douglas Atkinson, and Thomas Coughlin. In 1981, Bob Thurston Sr. bought out the other two and became the sole owner.

The Thurston family owned the track during the glory years of the '80s and '90s. Thurston was responsible for bringing Can-Am under the DIRTcar Racing banner during the winter of 1982-83. The Thurston family did a remarkable job with the speedway, rebuilding the VIP towers after a vicious storm hit the track in 1995. With the help of many people around the racing community, the track was back up and running in just three weeks.

John Wight, of Baldwinsville, NY purchased the track in the summer of 2000. Wight had big plans for the speedway and introduced the Big Block Modifieds as the top class at the speedway. Wight eventually sold the track to Charlie and Billy Caprara from the F.X. Caprara car companies late in the 2003 season. The track would now be known as Caprara Bros. Can-Am Motorsports Park.

Just a couple of months into the 2009 season, the Capraras sold the track to long-time racer and Rochester businessman Tiger Chapman and his wife who currently still own it.

Track Size & Type
3/8 mile clay

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2019 -- Matt Sheppard on April 13th
2009 -- Matt Sheppard on August 21st
2008 -- Gary Tomkins on August 16th
2007 -- Steve Paine & Tim Fuller on August 18th
2003 -- Tim McCreadie on September 6th
2002 -- Tim McCreadie on July 24th
2000 -- Danny Johnson on July 20th
1999 -- Billy Decker on July 22nd
1997 -- Steve Paine on July 17th
1996 -- Bob McCreadie on July 18th
1995 -- Danny O'Brien on August 30th
1994 -- Alan Johnson on July 20th
1993 -- Steve Paine on July 21st 
1992 -- Doug Hoffman on July 21st
1991 -- Steve Paine on July 23rd
1990 -- Pat O'Brien on July 17th
1989 -- Brett Hearn on July 18th

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite