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Tim McCreadie takes Lucas Oil Late Model win at Golden Isles Super Bowl of Dirt Racing!

Tim McCreadie – Heath Lawson photo

Waynesville, GA (February 1, 2020) – Tim McCreadie started off the 2020 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with a convincing win in the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway.  The 45-year-old New York native was racing with a heavy-heart as his father, “Barefoot” Bob McCreadie was on his mind. The runner-up of the 2019 Championship went to victory lane after leading the entire 50 laps, which was his 16th career visit to Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

 

The winner was challenged briefly by Mark Whitener and Jonathan Davenport while in traffic. Late in the race, a timely caution allowed McCreadie to pull away from 19th-place starter Brandon Overton. Overton earned the Hard Charger of the Race with a stirring run to finish in second behind McCreadie.

 

McCreadie grabbed the lead at the start of the feature and bolted to the early lead over Davenport, Devin Moran, and Whitener. Whitener was the car on the move as he came from fifth to third and on lap seven, he overtook Davenport for second. Whitener was looking for his first career win and first-ever podium finish in series competition.

 

As McCreadie cruised to his first-ever win at Golden Isles Speedway, Whitener suffered a flat-tire on the final lap, relegating him to a 22nd place finish.  Overton, in the Wells and Sons Motorsports Longhorn tried to catch McCreadie but came home in second. Brandon Sheppard crossed the line in third, followed by Mike Marlar, and the defending series champion, Jonathan Davenport.

 

An emotional McCreadie commented that his father has been battling health issues and credited his new car owners for their belief in him. “They [Donald and Gena Bradsher] didn’t have to do this. They wanted to race like this, Donald has won a lot of races. For him to say, I want to sponsor a North Carolina team [where Longhorn Chassis is located] and even though you are from New York, we’ll take you.”

 

“My former owners Ann and Carl Myers were great. In fact, Sweeteners Plus is still on this car. Donald recently lost one of his good friends and I’ve had issues going on with my dad. I hope he [dad] has turned the corner. He was cracking jokes earlier today and if I need to go back home, then I will. I want to thank all of the well-wishers who said we are thinking about you, it means a lot to me and my family.”

 

Overton owns one career win at Golden Isles Speedway and was pleased with the effort for his new team.  “We dug ourselves into a hole in qualifying and really didn’t run well in the heat. We turned it around in the B-main and I began to feel like we had a pretty good car. There’s a lot of people here to watch me race and I felt like I let them down by not getting the win. Congrats to Timmy, I don’t want to take anything away from him and his team, they work very hard as well. I enjoy coming over here, and hope the fans enjoyed the show.”

 

Sheppard said the early part of the race played a factor in the end. “I was too nice out there. Thanks to my guys for giving me a great race car.  In the early stages of the race I could’ve done better. Congratulations to Timmy and Overton they did a really good job tonight. I wish I could have done better for the team; they worked their tails off.”

 

The winner’s Donald and Gena Bradsher-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and is sponsored by Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Bilstein Shocks, VP Fuels, Sweeteners Plus, and D&E Marine.

 

Completing the top ten were Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Jimmy Owens, Dennis Erb Jr., and Shane Clanton.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing – presented by General Tire
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Golden Isles Speedway – Waynesville, GA

Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 14.844 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Devin Moran / 14.782 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 5W-Mark Whitener[3]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 5. 1ST-Johnny Scott[5]; 6. 76-Brandon Overton[6]; 7. 50-Shanon Buckingham[7]; 8. F1-Coleby Frye[9]; 9. 94-Charles Powell[8]; 10. 2D-Dan Stone[11]; 11. 42-Chris Garnes[10]; 12. 20B-Todd Brennan[12]

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 4. 89-GR Smith[8]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[7]; 6. 2S-Stormy Scott[11]; 7. 40-Joel Callahan[5]; 8. B1-Brent Larson[9]; 9. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]; 10. 2W-Pearson Williams[6]; 11. 6B-Chris Blackwell[10]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[1]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[2]; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens[5]; 4. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 5. 18J-Chase Junghans[8]; 6. 23-John Blankenship[3]; 7. 0E-Rick Eckert[7]; 8. 81E-Tanner English[9]; 9. 00P-Dalton Polston[11]; 10. 111-Steven Roberts[10]; 11. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[6]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[6]; 4. 87-Ross Bailes[3]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 6. 99B-Boom Briggs[4]; 7. 17-Logan Roberson[8]; 8. 00-Jesse Stovall[10]; 9. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 10. 1T-Tyler Erb[11]; 11. 11B-Stacy Boles[7]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1ST-Johnny Scott[1]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[3]; 3. 50-Shanon Buckingham[5]; 4. F1-Coleby Frye[7]; 5. 94-Charles Powell[9]; 6. 42-Chris Garnes[13]; 7. 20B-Todd Brennan[15]; 8. 66C-Matt Cosner[2]; 9. 2D-Dan Stone[11]; 10. 2S-Stormy Scott[4]; 11. (DNS) 40-Joel Callahan; 12. (DNS) B1-Brent Larson; 13. (DNS) 71-Hudson O’Neal; 14. (DNS) 2W-Pearson Williams; 15. (DNS) 6B-Chris Blackwell

FAST Shafts 
B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2]; 2. 18J-Chase Junghans[1]; 3. 0E-Rick Eckert[5]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[12]; 5. 17-Logan Roberson[6]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[7]; 7. 23-John Blankenship[3]; 8. 00P-Dalton Polston[9]; 9. 11B-Stacy Boles[14]; 10. 99B-Boom Briggs[4]; 11. 00-Jesse Stovall[8]; 12. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[10]; 13. (DNS) 111-Steven Roberts; 14. (DNS) 76B-Blair Nothdurft

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (50 Laps):

Pos Start Car Driver Hometown Money Earned
1 1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $12,700.00
2 19 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA $5,500.00
3 6 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,500.00
4 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $2,750.00
5 3 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $3,350.00
6 2 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $2,500.00
7 7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $2,200.00
8 10 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,100.00
9 8 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL $1,200.00
10 11 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA $1,100.00
11 23 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $1,775.00
12 12 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,050.00
13 14 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $1,825.00
14 18 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,000.00
15 20 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $1,000.00
16 9 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA $1,000.00
17 22 0E Rick Eckert York, PA $1,000.00
18 24 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN $1,700.00
19 25 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL $900.00
20 21 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN $1,700.00
21 13 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR $1,700.00
22 5 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL $1,000.00
23 17 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM $1,000.00
24 26 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM $800.00
25 16 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC $1,000.00
26 15 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC $1,000.00


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 45
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 50)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Margin of Victory: 0.976 seconds
Cautions: G.R. Smith (Lap 5); Stormy Scott (Lap 30)
Series Provisionals: Tyler Erb; Hudson O’Neal
Lucas Oil Fast Time Provisionals: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Earl Pearson Jr.; Stormy Scott
Big River Steel Podium Top 3:
 Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race
: Brandon Overton (Advanced 17 Positions; started 19th, finished 2nd)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jonathan Davenport
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Phillip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #17 – 15.085 seconds)
Hot Rod Processing Tough Break of the Race: Mark Whitener
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 26 minutes 15 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

Pos Car Driver Hometown Points Money Earned
1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 260 $12,700.00
2 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 230 $5,500.00
3 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 220 $3,500.00
4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 210 $2,750.00
4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 210 $2,500.00
6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 205 $3,350.00
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 195 $2,200.00
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 190 $2,100.00
9 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 185 $1,200.00
10 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 180 $1,100.00
11 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 175 $1,775.00
12 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 170 $1,050.00
13 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 165 $1,825.00
14 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 160 $1,000.00
15 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 155 $1,000.00
16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 150 $1,000.00
17 0E Rick Eckert York, PA 145 $1,000.00
18 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 140 $1,700.00
19 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 135 $900.00
20 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 130 $1,700.00
21 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 125 $1,700.00
21 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 125 $1,000.00
21 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM 125 $1,000.00
21 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 125 $800.00
21 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC 125 $1,000.00
21 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 125 $1,000.00

 

 

Wrisco Industries, Inc. Speed Weeks Point Standings:

Pos Car Driver Hometown Points
1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 260
2 76 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 230
3 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 220
4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 210
4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 210
6 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 205
7 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 195
8 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 190
9 28E Dennis Erb Jr Carpentersville, IL 185
10 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 180
11 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 175
12 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 170
13 14 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 165
14 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA 160
15 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 155
16 16 Tyler Bruening Decorah, IA 150
17 0E Rick Eckert York, PA 145
18 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 140
19 1 Earl Pearson Jr Jacksonville, FL 135
20 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 130
21 21 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 125
21 5W Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 125
21 1ST Johnny Scott Las Cruces, NM 125
21 2S Stormy Scott Las Cruces, NM 125
21 87 Ross Bailes Clover, SC 125
21 89 G.R. Smith Statesville, NC 125

 

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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