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McCreadie Breaks Through for First Lucas Oil Win of 2024 at All-Tech
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2/3/2024

2/3/2024

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series


McCreadie Breaks Through for First Lucas Oil Win of 2024 at All-Tech

LAKE CITY, Fla. (February 3, 2024) – Tim McCreadie completed a perfect night of racing on Saturday night at All-Tech Raceway. The two-time Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion set the overall fastest time in qualifying, won his heat race, and then led all 50 laps to earn the $15,000 victory in the main event.

McCreadie was able to hold off his only challenger, Daulton Wilson to become the third different winner this season. Wilson finished second with Ryan Gustin rounding out the Big River Steel Podium in third. The remainder of the top five finishers were Tyler Bruening and Clay Harris.

McCreadie bolted to the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot. Wilson, who started on the pole moved into second on the opening lap. McCreadie and Wilson pulled away from the field opening a huge margin over the rest of their competitors.

Wilson started to surge closer to McCreadie before the only caution of the race came for a slowing Mike Marlar with 26 laps complete. On the restart McCreadie set sail widening the gap between himself and Wilson, but when McCreadie caught the tail end of the field Wilson again pulled close. As the two battled through traffic, Wilson pulled within two car lengths. However, as McCreadie worked his way through traffic, Wilson fell several car lengths back in the final 10 circuits.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 37th time in his career, McCreadie was all smiles after his dominating performance. “It’s just a pleasure to be out here with these guys. You take it for granted and 20 years fly by just like that. I am just happy to get to do it and I want to thank Donald and Gena Bradsher for giving me great equipment. Scott Fegter, my crew chief, built this car at Wesley Page’s. It’s amazing to drive a car like this that does what you want it to do. It maneuvers great so hopefully it’s just the beginning, because it used to be that I just couldn’t drive much anymore and now I am feeling pretty saucy out here in the rough stuff.”

“I thought I had better not move off the cushion. It was just so sticky all night and I honestly just eased getting into one and backed my car up a little bit through the hole a little better. I always feel like somebody is always behind me the whole race. I always give 100% all of the time out there,” said the winner, as he moved into sixth place in the championship points heading to East Bay.

Wilson, who closed the gap twice on McCreadie during the race came up just short of his first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win. “I had just got to Timmy there when the caution came out and then I thought lapped traffic was going to help me out and there at the end I was with Timmy and the lapped car was racing us pretty hard. Maybe we’ll get one next week at East Bay. We just need to keep building as the night progresses. We’ve got speed early in the night and the last couple of nights we have been able to maintain and go forward.”

Gustin, who posted his best finish with the series this year, rounded out the podium in third after starting 15th. “To be honest with you I didn’t realize we were up that far until they called me to the droop check. It was elbows up style tonight, so it was usually what we run good on. I knew it was time to get up on the wheel and that’s what we did. I wish we would have seen a caution there at the end because I think we had something for them.”

The winner’s Paylor Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Cornett Racing Engine and sponsored by Mega Plumbing HVAC, Baker Mitchell Company Inc., Armslist.com, Bilstein Shocks, Brad Benton Trucking, Inc., Wesley Page Racing, and Mark 4.

Completing the top ten were Ashton Winger, Kyle Bronson, Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., and Devin Moran.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Winter Nationals | Night 2
Saturday, February 3, 2024
All-Tech Raceway – Lake City, FL

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tyler Bruening | 17.259 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Tim McCreadie | 17.141 seconds (overall)

Penske Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 18D-Daulton Wilson[4]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[1]; 3. 76N-Blair Nothdurft[2]; 4. 96V-Tanner English[5]; 5. 6-Clay Harris[6]; 6. 4G-Bob Gardner[7]; 7. 23-Cory Hedgecock[10]; 8. 388-Jackson Hise[9]; 9. 10-Joseph Joiner[12]; 10. USA1-Chris Hawkins[11]; 11. 7T-Drake Troutman[8]; 12. (DNS) 75-Daniel Adam

Summit Racing Products Heat Race #2 Finish (8Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 12-Ashton Winger[1]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 3. 157-Mike Marlar[2]; 4. 19R-Ryan Gustin[3]; 5. 8-Dillon McCowan[6]; 6. 14JR-Trey Mills[5]; 7. 111-Max Blair[8]; 8. 1T-Tyler Erb[7]; 9. B5-Brandon Sheppard[9]; 10. 3S-Brian Shirley[11]; 11. 4S-Danny Snyder[12]; 12. 128-Kylan Garner[10]

Earnhardt Technologies Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 97-Cody Overton[2]; 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[6]; 5. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[3]; 6. 58-Garrett Alberson[5]; 7. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 8. 99B-Boom Briggs[8]; 9. 18-Chase Junghans[9]; 10. 79-Donald McIntosh[11]; 11. 93-Cory Lawler[10]; 12. 51-Chad Tuten[12]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 44-Chris Madden[1]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 19M-Spencer Hughes[4]; 5. 174-Ethan Dotson[8]; 6. 99-Devin Moran[5]; 7. 7-Ross Robinson[7]; 8. 17Z-Seth Zacharias[9]; 9. 17SS-Brenden Smith[11]; 10. 1-Hudson O'Neal[6]; 11. (DNS) 11-Austin Smith

Fast Shafts B-Main Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 6-Clay Harris[1]; 2. 8-Dillon McCowan[2]; 3. 14JR-Trey Mills[4]; 4. 111-Max Blair[6]; 5. 388-Jackson Hise[7]; 6. 1T-Tyler Erb[8]; 7. 4G-Bob Gardner[3]; 8. 3S-Brian Shirley[12]; 9. B5-Brandon Sheppard[10]; 10. 10-Joseph Joiner[9]; 11. USA1-Chris Hawkins[11]; 12. 4S-Danny Snyder[14]; 13. 75-Daniel Adam[15]; 14. 128-Kylan Garner[16]; 15. (DNS) 23-Cory Hedgecock; 16. (DNS) 7T-Drake Troutman

UNOH B-Main Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[1]; 2. 99-Devin Moran[4]; 3. 174-Ethan Dotson[2]; 4. 58-Garrett Alberson[3]; 5. 46-Earl Pearson Jr[5]; 6. 18-Chase Junghans[9]; 7. 17Z-Seth Zacharias[8]; 8. 93-Cory Lawler[13]; 9. 17SS-Brenden Smith[10]; 10. 1-Hudson O'Neal[12]; 11. 7-Ross Robinson[6]; 12. 99B-Boom Briggs[7]; 13. (DNS) 79-Donald McIntosh; 14. (DNS) 51-Chad Tuten; 15. (DNS) 11-Austin Smith

Winter Nationals | Night 2 Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Feature Finish

Race Statistics
Entrants: 47
Victory Fuel Pole Sitter: Daulton Wilson
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1-50)
Wieland Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 2.456 seconds
Dave Warren Powersports Cautions: Mike Marlar (Lap 26)
Series Provisionals: Hudson O’Neal; Tyler Erb
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Max Blair; Earl Pearson, Jr.; Brandon Sheppard; Garrett Alberson
Track Provisional: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tim McCreadie, Daulton Wilson, Ryan Gustin
Penske Shocks Top 5: Tim McCreadie, Daulton Wilson, Ryan Gustin, Tyler Bruening, Clay Harris
Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Advanced 19 Positions)
Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Kyle Bronson
Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Chris Madden
MD3 Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (50 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Tim McCreaide
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: n/a
Coltman Farms Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap 2 – 18.053 seconds)
Slicker Graphics Slickest Move of the Race: Tim McCreadie
Miller Welders Hard Luck Award: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Scott Fegter (Tim McCreadie)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Cody Overton (18.488 seconds)
Time of Race: 19 minutes 14 seconds

Big River Steel Chase for the Championship Presented by ARP Point Standings:
Points


Submitted By: Jeremy Shields

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