McCreadie Motors to Convincing Lucas Oil Series Win at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL, PA – Tim McCreadie led wire-to-wire on Thursday Night at Port Royal Speedway to score his fifth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of 2020. He did so in dominating fashion on the first of three nights of racing at “The Palace of Speed.”
Kyle Strickler equaled his best career LOLMDS finish by placing second ahead of current point leader, Jimmy Owens and Chris Ferguson. Open-wheel standout Kyle Larson came home fifth in his dirt late model debut.
While McCreadie went unchallenged, the race for second on back was hotly contested as Strickler moved into second on lap 18 but was too far behind McCreadie to make a late-race challenge. Larson held the third spot until the final corner when Owens got underneath of him. Larson got into the frontstretch wall and that enabled Owens and Ferguson to get by him at the finish.
McCreadie has now made his way to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the third time in his last five starts.  “This is a new car. I think we have three wins, a second and a third with it. This is as close to home as I get. You could tell these fans are excited. I am happy. I hope I didn’t make it too bad to watch, but it was fun. It’s hard to lead here. I just figured I would live on  the cushion and if I got beat, that was the way it was going to be.”
Strickler finished second to equal his runner-up finish in the Show-Me 100 last month. “We were on a little tire strategy tonight. We have struggled the last couple of weeks. This was a bare frame on Monday at Longhorn and we worked our tails off to get here and it paid off.  We were definitely a lot better tonight than we have been recently.”
Owens was thankful for another podium finish. “We had a second place car tonight. We didn’t have anything for McCreadie. I chose the inside on the last restart and I thought I could get a run on him [McCreadie] and maybe pull a slider or something on him gong into one. The high-side was the place to be and then we made that last lap run to get third.”
The winner’s Donald and Gena Bradsher 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 Hudson O’Neal, Mason Zeigler, Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, and Josh Richards.

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Rumble by the River – Round 1
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
Port Royal Speedway – Port Royal, PA
Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 18.545 seconds
Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 18.373 seconds (overall)

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 39-Tim McCreadie[1]; 2. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee[5]; 5. 9H-Hayes Mattern[7]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[9]; 7. 9T-Will Thomas[6]; 8. 2S-Stormy Scott[2]; 9. 12D-Doug Drown[8]; 10. (DNS) 05-Roy Deese Jr

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer):  1. 8-Kyle Strickler[2]; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[1]; 3. 14-Josh Richards[3]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 5. 72-Michael Norris[5]; 6. 7-Ross Robinson[6]; 7. 17-Nick Dickson[9]; 8. 39T-Tim Smith Jr[8]; 9. 76-Andy Haus[7]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[2]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 5. 06-Mike Lupfer[5]; 6. 1J-Boom Briggs[7]; 7. D19-Dillan Stake[8]; 8. 86B-Austin Berry[9]; 9. 20F-Trever Feathers[6]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[2]; 3. 93-Bobby Pierce[3]; 4. 0E-Rick Eckert[5]; 5. 43A-Tyler Bare[9]; 6. 24-Dylan Yoder[6]; 7. 94M-Jason Miller[4]; 8. 2J-Jeff Rine[8]; 9. 7D-Drake Troutman[7]




MyRacePass Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 2. 22F-Chris Ferguson[3]; 3. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 4. 43-Jason Covert[4]; 5. 48-Colton Flinner[6]; 6. 22B-Brett Schadel[8]; 7. 32J-Shaun Jones[7]; 8. 15F-Scott Flickinger[5]; 9. (DNS) 25A-Andy Anderson

LORTV Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 6-Kyle Larson[1]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport[3]; 3. 88-Trent Ivey[6]; 4. 4-Gary Stuhler[5]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[4]; 6. 55L-Donald Lingo Jr[2]; 7. 3W-Tim Wilson[8]; 8. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[7]; 9. (DNS) 2T-Kyle Lee

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 1. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 2. 72-Michael Norris[5]; 3. 22-Gregg Satterlee[1]; 4. 2D-Dan Stone[7]; 5. 9H-Hayes Mattern[4]; 6. 7-Ross Robinson[8]; 7. 76-Andy Haus[17]; 8. 20F-Trever Feathers[18]; 9. 2S-Stormy Scott[13]; 10. 1J-Boom Briggs[9]; 11. 17-Nick Dickson[11]; 12. 06-Mike Lupfer[6]; 13. 86B-Austin Berry[15]; 14. 9T-Will Thomas[10]; 15. 39T-Tim Smith Jr[14]; 16. (DNS) 1T-Tyler Erb; 17. (DNS) D19-Dillan Stake; 18. (DNS) 12D-Doug Drown; 19. (DNS) 05-Roy Deese Jr

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 2 Transfer):  1. 0E-Rick Eckert[1]; 2. 43-Jason Covert[2]; 3. 4-Gary Stuhler[3]; 4. 43A-Tyler Bare[4]; 5. 66C-Matt Cosner[6]; 6. 48-Colton Flinner[5]; 7. 22B-Brett Schadel[8]; 8. 94M-Jason Miller[10]; 9. 32J-Shaun Jones[11]; 10. 3W-Tim Wilson[12]; 11. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[15]; 12. 15F-Scott Flickinger[14]; 13. 7D-Drake Troutman[16]; 14. 55L-Donald Lingo Jr[9]; 15. (DNS) 24-Dylan Yoder; 16. (DNS) 2J-Jeff Rine; 17. (DNS) 25A-Andy Anderson; 18. (DNS) 2T-Kyle Lee

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (30 Laps):

Pos
Start
Car #
Competitor
Hometown
Pay
1
1
39
Tim McCreadie
Watertown, NY
$10,000
2
3
8
Kyle Strickler
Mooresville, NC
$5,500
3
2
20
Jimmy Owens
Newport, TN
$3,500
4
10
22F
Chris Ferguson
Mt. Holly, NC
$2,750
5
6
6
Kyle Larson
Elk Grove, CA
$2,250
6
7
71
Hudson O’Neal
Martinsville, IN
$1,800
7
9
25Z
Mason Zeigler
Chalk Hill, PA
$1,500
8
16
1S
Brandon Sheppard
New Berlin, IL
$1,300
9
5
25
Shane Clanton
Zebulon, GA
$1,200
10
15
14
Josh Richards
Shinnston, WV
$1,100
11
21
72
Michael Norris
Sarver, PA
$1,075
12
14
93
Bobby Pierce
Oakwood, IL
$1,050
13
19
81E
Tanner English
Benton, KY
$1,025
14
12
49
Jonathan Davenport
Blairsville, GA
$1,000
15
22
43
Jason Covert
York Haven, PA
$950
16
4
9
Devin Moran
Dresden, OH
$925
17
13
21
Billy Moyer Jr
Batesville, AR
$900
18
25
76
Andy Haus
Hamburg, PA
$875
19
23
1T
Tyler Erb
New Waverly, TX
$850
20
11
1
Earl Pearson Jr
Jacksonville, FL
$825
21
17
40B
Kyle Bronson
Brandon, FL
$800
22
18
88
Trent Ivey
Union, SC
$800
23
24
2S
Stormy Scott
Las Cruces, NM
$800
24
8
16
Tyler Bruening
Decorah, IA
$800
25
20
0E
Rick Eckert
York, PA
$800
Race Statistics
Entrants
: 55
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 30)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Margin of Victory: 7.111 seconds
Cautions: Rick Eckert (Lap 10); Debris (Lap 18)
Series Provisionals: Tyler Erb, Stormy Scott
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: n/a
Track Provisionals: Andy Haus
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Tim McCreadie, Kyle Strickler, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Michael Norris (Advanced 10 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Jimmy Owens
Allstar Performance Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie (30 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
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: Tim McCreadie (Lap #2 – 19.520 seconds)
STEEL-IT Tough Break of the Race: Rick Eckert
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 16 minutes 22 seconds