McCreadie From 20th Wins Sunoco North-South 100 at Florence Speedway

UNION, KY – Tim McCreadie passed race leader Jimmy Owens on lap 87 and pulled away to win the 38th Annual Sunoco North-South 100 Presented by Lucas Oil on Saturday Night at Florence Speedway. McCreadie came from the 20th starting position to pick up his second career win in the crown jewel event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 46-year-old New York native earned $50,000 for the triumph.

Brandon Overton got by Owens with just a handful of laps remaining to take home second. Owens, the current LOLMDS points leader was third. Chris Ferguson who started from the pole was fourth with Dale McDowell claiming fifth at the checkers.

Owens and Overton ran 1-2, and traded the lead for two laps, until first time Florence visitor Ricky Thornton Jr. started to use the high-side to his advantage. Thornton took second on lap 54 from Overton. By lap 60, Overton was back around Thornton. Meanwhile McCreadie, who had started on the outside of row number ten, had climbed through the field and was running third by lap 68. Owens was still out in front, but a stretch of cautions kept the field close. On the 76th lap, McCreadie cleared Overton for second and set his sights on Owens. The final caution appeared on lap 83 and that set-up McCreadie’s charge for the top spot.

McCreadie hounded Owens after the last restart as he would dive to the inside of him to take over the lead on the 87th lap. McCreadie then opened the lead over both Owens and Overton, who in the last ten laps had battled side-by-side with Overton, finally winning the tussle with Owens.

McCreadie added another big payday to his racing resume. He appeared in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 14th time in his career. “Every time there was a caution I was getting more and more upset. I tried to run the bottom as long as I could because the tires would get a little hot and then the car would just start to slide. The tire rule here has made the racing a lot better. Kudos to the series for doing that. There wasn’t much of a lip up top tonight like I am used to here. I could see the fans going crazy down the backstretch, it’s a lot of fun to come here and race and the fans are great.”




Overton withstood a terrific battle with Owens to take second. “Man, I really wanted those two to get up there and race a little harder with each other. I was kind of married to the same line Jimmy was. Timmy could kind of roll around the top and I was a little too soft. I was kind of playing a little defense.”

Owens was looking for this fourth win in the crown jewel event but came home in third. “It was just caution after caution after caution and that wasn’t helping us any. We could extend the lead out a little bit and then it would get closed back up. Timmy had a great car tonight; my hat is off to him. I am happy to come out of here with a third-place finish.”

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

Completing the top ten were Josh Richards, Hudson O’Neal, Earl Pearson Jr., Shane Clanton, and Billy Moyer Jr.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 – presented by Lucas Oil
Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th, 2020
Florence Speedway – Union, KY

Penske Race Shocks Round 1 Heat Race #1 Finish: 1. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[5]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[6]; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[10]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 6. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[8]; 7. 56C-Colton Horner[7]; 8. 7W-Ricky Weiss[9]; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[11]; 10. 11R-Josh Rice[4]; 11. 13W-David Webb[2]

FK Rod Ends Round 1 Heat Race #2 Finish: 1. 22F-Chris Ferguson[7]; 2. 7R-Kent Robinson[1]; 3. 1B-Ross Bailes[10]; 4. 20B-Todd Brennan[5]; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist[8]; 6. 94M-Jason Miller[6]; 7. 8-Kyle Strickler[4]; 8. 49-Jonathan Davenport[11]; 9. 17D-Zack Dohm[9]; 10. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 11. 79-Kyle Hardy[3]

Simpson Race Products Round 1 Heat Race #3 Finish: 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 12J-Jason Jameson[3]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[8]; 4. 11J-Drew Armstrong[2]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 6. 50-Shanon Buckingham[11]; 7. 18D-Daulton Wilson[4]; 8. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[5]; 9. 83-Scott James[9]; 10. 21P-Kirk Phillips[10]; 11. 17T-Tim Vance[7]

Ohlins Shocks Round 1 Heat Race #4 Finish: 1. 16-Tyler Bruening[4]; 2. 20-Jimmy Owens[6]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[5]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[8]; 5. 71-Hudson O’Neal[7]; 6. 49G-Billy Green[2]; 7. 1M-Connor Meade[1]; 8. 51M-Joey Moriarty[3]; 9. 18L-Trevor Landrum[9]; 10. 33J-Jesse Lay[10]

Sunoco Race Fuels Round 1 Heat #5 Finish: 1. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[1]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[4]; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[9]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[8]; 5. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[7]; 6. 22L-Skyller Lewis[10]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[5]; 8. 32S-Chad Stapleton[3]; 9. 20C-Tristan Chamberlain[2]; 10. 8A-Curt Addison[6]

Penske Race Shocks Round 2 Heat Race #1 Finish: 1. 50-Shanon Buckingham[1]; 2. 22F-Chris Ferguson[5]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[3]; 4. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[4]; 5. 25-Shane Clanton[9]; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[7]; 7. 39-Tim McCreadie[11]; 8. 2S-Stormy Scott[6]; 9. 18L-Trevor Landrum[2]; 10. 81E-Tanner English[10]; 11. 32S-Chad Stapleton[8]

FK Rod Ends Round 2 Heat Race #2 Finish: 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 2. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 3. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[4]; 4. 7R-Kent Robinson[10]; 5. 56C-Colton Horner[5]; 6. 51M-Joey Moriarty[8]; 7. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[7]; 8. 94M-Jason Miller[6]; 9. 21P-Kirk Phillips[2]; 10. 20C-Tristan Chamberlain[9]; 11. 13W-David Webb[11]

Simpson Race Products Round 2 Heat Race #3 Finish: 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal[3]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[5]; 3. 83-Scott James[2]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[9]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[10]; 6. 1B-Ross Bailes[1]; 7. 18D-Daulton Wilson[7]; 8. 49G-Billy Green[8]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[6]; 10. 8A-Curt Addison[4]; 11. 1G-Devin Gilpin[11]

Ohlins Shocks Round 2 Heat Race #4 Finish: 1. 17D-Zack Dohm[3]; 2. 76-Brandon Overton[2]; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens[5]; 4. 8-Kyle Strickler[8]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[4]; 6. 157-Mike Marlar[7]; 7. 12J-Jason Jameson[9]; 8. 21H-Robby Hensley[6]; 9. 1M-Connor Meade[10]; 10. 22L-Skyller Lewis[1]

Sunoco Race Fuels Round 2 Heat #5 Finish: 1. 11R-Josh Rice[8]; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell[2]; 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist[4]; 6. 11J-Drew Armstrong[9]; 7. 17T-Tim Vance[5]; 8. 9-Devin Moran[6]; 9. 33J-Jesse Lay[1]; 10. 79-Kyle Hardy[10]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Line Up (Top 3 Transfer): 1. 11R-Josh Rice[4]; 2. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 3. 28X-Tyler Carpenter[2]; 4. 9-Devin Moran[7]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 6. 17D-Zack Dohm[6]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[13]; 8. 18L-Trevor Landrum[14]; 9. 51M-Joey Moriarty[10]; 10. 20B-Todd Brennan[9]; 11. 94M-Jason Miller[11]; 12. 20C-Tristan Chamberlain[16]; 13. 56C-Colton Horner[8]; 14. 21P-Kirk Phillips[15]; 15. 81E-Tanner English[18]; 16. 22L-Skyller Lewis[12]; 17. 0-Scott Bloomquist[5]; 18. (DNS) 1G-Devin Gilpin; 19. (DNS) 13W-David Webb

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Line Up (Top 3 Transfer): 1. 12J-Jason Jameson[2]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 4. 7W-Ricky Weiss[7]; 5. 83-Scott James[8]; 6. 8-Kyle Strickler[6]; 7. 2S-Stormy Scott[9]; 8. 49G-Billy Green[11]; 9. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson[10]; 11. 1M-Connor Meade[13]; 12. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[12]; 13. 17T-Tim Vance[14]; 14. 33J-Jesse Lay[16]; 15. 8A-Curt Addison[17]; 16. 32S-Chad Stapleton[15]; 17. 11J-Drew Armstrong[4]; 18. (DNS) 79-Kyle Hardy

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (100 Laps):
Pos
Start
Car #
Competitor
Hometown
Pay
1
20
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$50,700
2
6
76
Brandon Overton
Evans, GA
$10,000
3
2
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$8,100
4
1
22F
Chris Ferguson
Mt. Holly, NC
$6,000
5
4
17M
Dale McDowell
Chickamauga, GA
$5,000
6
3
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$4,800
7
11
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$3,750
8
5
1
Earl Pearson Jr
Jacksonville, FL
$4,300
9
7
25
Shane Clanton
Zebulon, GA
$3,950
10
15
21
Billy Moyer Jr
Batesville, AR
$3,700
11
23
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$3,750
12
24
9
Devin Moran
Dresden, OH
$3,200
13
25
81E
Tanner English
Benton, KY
$1,050
14
17
11R
Josh Rice
Verona, KY
$2,200
15
9
1T
Tyler Erb
New Waverly, TX
$2,850
16
14
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$2,800
17
16
1B
Ross Bailes
Clover, SC
$2,050
18
13
16
Tyler Bruening
Decorah, IA
$2,000
19
10
20RT
Ricky Thornton Jr
Adel, IA
$2,000
20
12
50
Shanon Buckingham
Morristown, TN
$2,700
21
22
32
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$2,000
22
19
157
Mike Marlar
Winfield, TN
$2,000
23
18
12J
Jason Jameson
Lawrenceburg, IN
$2,000
24
8
7R
Kent Robinson
Bloomington, IN
$2,000
25
26
2S
Stormy Scott
Las Cruces, NM
$100
26
21
28X
Tyler Carpenter
Parkersburg, WV
$2,000

 

Non-Qualifiers Race Finish (30 Laps): 1. 7W-Ricky Weiss[1]; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[3]; 3. 83-Scott James[2]; 4. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[9]; 5. 8-Kyle Strickler[4]; 6. 18L-Trevor Landrum[6]; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[5]; 8. 49G-Billy Green[7]; 9. 18D-Daulton Wilson[11]; 10. 17T-Tim Vance[17]; 11. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[15]; 12. 20C-Tristan Chamberlain[14]; 13. 33J-Jesse Lay[19]; 14. 1M-Connor Meade[13]; 15. 94M-Jason Miller[12]; 16. 20B-Todd Brennan[10]; 17. 8A-Curt Addison[20]; 18. (DNS) 56C-Colton Horner; 19. (DNS) 51M-Joey Moriarty; 20. (DNS) 21P-Kirk Phillips

Race Statistics
Entrants: 53
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 27); Brandon Overton (Laps 28 – 29); Jimmy Owens (Laps 30 – 87); Tim McCreadie (Laps 88 – 100)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Margin of Victory: 1.928 seconds
Cautions: Mike Marlar (Lap 7); Stormy Scott (Lap 13); Debris (Lap 31); Bobby Pierce (Lap 37); Hudson O’Neal (Lap 47); Debris (Lap 51); Debris (Lap 57); Debris (Lap 73); Debris (Lap 74); Debris (Lap 76); Jason Jameson (Lap 78); Debris (Lap 79); Bobby Pierce (Lap 81); Debris (Lap 82); Billy Moyer Jr. (Lap 83); Shanon Buckingham (Lap 83)
Series Provisionals: Jonathan Davenport, Devin Moran
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Tanner English, Stormy Scott
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tim McCreadie, Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Advanced 19 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Jimmy Owens (85 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Overton
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: Tanner English
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Cornett Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Philip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Overton (Lap #4 – 18.2083 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Josh Rice
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Chris Ferguson
Time of Race: 78 minutes 46 seconds