NYDKS shatters attendance record
with 193 entry's at Can Am!
|NYDKS Race #2 Can Am Speedway Race Recap
Story by Dan Marsden and the help of Mandy Baker.
On June 20th, the New York Dirt Kart Series invaded
Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, NY for the
second points event for the year, packing the house with
a record 193 entries for just 12 classes. The 12 classes
running consisted of 8 Points classes and 4 Pro classes.
With this many karts in attendance, you could tell
before the day even started that if you were going to
win, it would take a lot of hard work. The caliber of
drivers on hand were some of the best talent that the
Northeast has to offer and that was proven throughout
the raceday as there was very hard racing all day!
In the first event of the day, Clone Heavy, Todd Root
piloted his Chavis Motorsports powered Atomic Signs,
Performance Manufacturing, #15 Slack Xpect to the green
over Dan Marsden and Jamie Shutts, who received a third
place guaranteed starting position from the NYDKS
qualifier held at Oswego Kartway. The race would go
green-to-checkered where Root would lead for the
majority before being caught by the #95 Slack Xpect of
Brad Duhow. The duo of Root and Duhow would battle for
the remainder of the race with Root beating Duhow to the
line by .036 seconds. Marsden would come across the line
third, trailing the front duo by about a straightaway.
In Junior Blue Clone, Jackson Gill would walk away with
the victory in his Atomic Signs, Performance
Manufacturing, #51 Slack Xpect from the fourth starting
position, beginning his very impressive day. Trailing
Gill to the line would be the #27 machine of Blake
Matjoulis who started second and the #15 of Lacey
Shuttleworth who started from the pole
In Junior Red Clone, the #26 Slack Xpect of Derrick
McGrew started from the pole and didn’t look back,
crossing the stripe by a demanding 2.030 seconds over
the #27 of Tucker Wood and the #33 of Matthew Bobibux.
The Clone Lite division would see the #95 Slack Xpect
of Brad Duhow taking the win by an incredible 3.490
seconds after starting on the pole. The #67 Transfer
Tornado Cuts PRC Triton of Tom Dawson would cross the
stripe second and Andrew Srock would drive to a third
place finish in his Slack Xpect.
In Clone Super Heavy, Jason Moll would lead the pack to
the line in his #10 PRC Triton. Moll would lead a
majority of the race before the third place starter, the
#61, Jeff Anstett took the lead away. But that wouldn’t
be the end of it, as Moll and Anstett would battle right
down to the last lap, and it would be Anstett taking the
victory by .254 seconds. Richard Dann would end up in
the third position after starting in the second
The Flathead 350 division saw the Millenium FaKtor,
Speedtech Tire Solutions, H.P. Speed powered #63 of “Flyin’”
Ryan Swartz on the pole and would stay right out front
the entire time, crossing the stripe 3.415 seconds ahead
of the hard battling pair of Jeffrey Chapman and Matthew
Veihdeffer. Chapman would beat Veihdeffer after some
tough racing that came down to the last lap. DJ Shuman
received the third place guaranteed starting position
from the Oswego Kartway qualifier for this class. After
a tough race, Shuman would settle for a seventh place
In Gold Plate Flathead, Jackson Gill would pick up win
number 2 on the day in his #51 Slack Xpect, beating
Jordan Hill to the stripe by .913 seconds, with Anthony
Rasmussen following closely in the third position after
a long, caution filled main event.
In the first Pro division of the day, Pro Clone Lite,
Brad Duhow would lead the field to the green and led
every lap before picking up the $300 win by an
incredible 4.567 seconds over the #22 of Andrew Srock
and the #2 of Colin Spatorico, who started fourth and
The final Points division of the day saw the Waller
Racing powered, #14 Slack Xpect of Dylan Duhow start
from the pole and was the only driver all day to beat
Jackson Gill who would cross the stripe in the second
position, and rounding out the top 3 was the KartWorks
#49 of Ison Shirley who had to drive from the sixth
starting position. The Oswego Kartway qualifier in this
class was the #22 of Tanner Emmons, who would start
third and come home with a 12th place finish.
In Pro Flathead, again we would see the #63 machine of
Ryan Swartz pick up the $500 win after starting in the
second position. Dave Mclear in his SS Cutts, PRC Triton
#2 would bring home a solid second place finish after
driving from a ninth place starting position. Brad Duhow
would start all the way back in the 15th position and
make a strong mount through the field, but he would run
out of time and have to settle for the third place
In Pro Blue Clone, Jackson Gill would grab $300, in his
third win of the day behind the wheel of his #51 Slack
Xpect. Trailing Gill to the stripe was a battling pair
of Lacey Shuttleworth and Trevor Wright. Shuttleworth,
who started from the third position, would battle with
Wright, who started from the fifth position, all the way
down to the last lap. In the end, it was Shuttleworth
bringing home the second place finish and Wright in
third. Tyler Thompson, who had some bad luck in Blue
Clone after starting third from the Oswego Kartway
qualifier, finished with a strong fifth place in the Pro
division in his #98 PRC Triton.
The final event of the night, Pro Clone Heavy, saw the
#95 Brad Duhow grab the pole at a 9.223 with Dan Marsden
grab the second spot at a 9.369 and Brandon Grover grab
third with a 9.380. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had
other plans, and the sky opened up just as karts were on
the track. As karts were pulled off the track, it was
decided to pay out the race based on qualifying times,
giving the $500 win to Duhow.
Obviously at an event with such few classes, grabbing
multiple wins is something to be noticed.
Congratulations to all the winners, but especially
Jackson Gill and Brad Duhow who would both get 3 wins
each, and to Ryan Swartz on his clean sweep of both
Flathead classes. Thanks to all who attended this
outstanding event, see you all at Ransomville Speedway
on July 18th for the third event of the season!
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New York Dirt Kart Series Unveils 2015 State Series
LOCKPORT, NY (March 9, 2015) – The New York Dirt Kart Series, New
York State’s premier karting series, officially
announced its six race series schedule on Monday which
will span from May through the month of September.
The 2015 NYDKS tour is set to open on Saturday, May 16 with
action held at Allegany Memorial Speedway in Wellsville,
NY. The 1/10 mile, high banked facility, will set the
tone for the state championship tour, which has already
seen 60 pre-entry memberships filed for the coming
Brad Duhow and Kevin Root scored PRO victories at AMS one year
ago, with top kart engine builder Matt Chavis snagging a
win in Lite Clone.
Round two of the NYDKS will move north to Can Am Speedway on
Saturday, June 20 in LaFargeville, NY. Can Am held two
popular events on the NYDKS tour last season, including
the annual Fall Classic.
Root, Ryan Swartz, and Will Shields claimed top victories at Can
Am one year ago with the northern Speedway again looking
to attract the best in New York State karting in 2015.
An open series rain date will be set for Saturday, June 27 should
either the AMS or Can Am dates be lost to weather.
The month of July will see the NYDKS move to western New York, as
the series takes on Ransomville, NY’s Ransomville
Speedway on Saturday, July 18. The tour did not hit the
‘Little R’ in 2014, but plans are set for a big show in
A Ransomville rain date is also set for Sunday, July 19.
The next championship date for the NYDKS tour will be held at
Starlite Speedway in Trumansburg, NY on Saturday, August
15. One year ago both Kevin and Todd Root, Chavis, and
Phil Young led the way in series events, with a total of
19 entries taking the green in Pro Clone.
Another rain date will be set for Sunday, August 16.
Following the four championship races on the schedule a non-point
event will be held at Paradise Speedway on Saturday,
September 5 in Geneva, NY with another open series rain
date planned for Saturday, September 19.
The final event on the 2015 calendar will be the annual NYDKS
Fall Classic, this year heading to Lime Rock Speedway in
Leroy, NY on Saturday, September 26, serving as the 2015
NYDKS championship event.
During the first four point races of the season at AMS,
Can Am, Ransomville, and Starlite – one championship
drop will be allowed. However, no drops will be allowed
for the Fall Classic at Lime Rock, making the series
finale a can’t miss event for all kart racers in the
Another tour rain date is set for Sunday, September 27.
A stellar field of entries has already been filed in for 2015
including last year’s series champions Dalton Slack,
Tucker Wood, Jason Moll, Tyler Trump, and Kevin Root.
For more information on the NYDKS 2015 tour visit online at
or email President Shawn Jeffery at