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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 position.
​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 finish.
​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 sixth, respectively.
​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 position.
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 Championship Schedule

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 season.

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 mid-July. 

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 northeast.

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 www.nydks.com or email President Shawn Jeffery at shawnjeffery@yahoo.com