McCreadie tops Silver Dollar Nationals

Greenwood, Nebraska (July 22, 2017) - Tim McCreadie took the lead on lap 21 and never looked back as he went on to the biggest win of his career on Saturday night at I-80 Speedway. The New York native earned $53,000 for his win in the 7th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. It was McCreadie's fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. The event was also co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association.

Polesitter, Steve Francis led the first eleven laps of the race until former event winner Don O'Neal took over the top spot. Just a few circuits later, O'Neal and second-place running Brian Shirley made contact in the middle of the backstretch as both cars got into the wall. Both cars kept going as Shirley suffered minimal damage, but O'Neal's nose-piece was heavily damaged and he started to lose spots in the running order.

McCreadie, in the Sweeteners Plus, Longhorn Chassis, surged underneath both O'Neal and Shirley to take the lead on lap 21. McCreadie then had to hold off a hard-charging Brandon Sheppard, at the finish to earn the victory. Kyle Bronson placed third. Scott Bloomquist and Shannon Babb both rallied from the tail after making pit stops to finish fourth and fifth.

"Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight. When I heard them say Sheppard was second on that final restart. I thought, WOW, because he started in the back. On that last restart, my crew motioned for me to go out further on the track from where I was running. They showed me where Brandon was running. Holy cow, $53,000, that's a lot of money. After Don [O'Neal] and Shirley got together I just got by them. My car was good on the bottom anyway so I just stayed there."

"Sometimes you have to have a little luck. I have only run this Pro Power motor twice before. Hats off to Bill Schlieper and everyone at Pro Power. I want to thank Longhorn Chassis, Bobby, Terry and Justin Labonte for giving me this opportunity to drive their car. This whole deal is amazing. We have had our growing pains, but everyone has stuck behind me."

Sheppard needed to pass just one more car to make his night complete, but instead, he came up just short in second place after starting 32nd on the grid. "We crashed the car pretty good in the heat race last night. We just put it all behind us. We had a pretty good racecar tonight, we got behind early on the weekend, but it just shows how resilient we are to run like we did tonight," said the driver of the Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket House Car.

Bronson, in the Brandon Ford, Rocket Chassis, was pleased with his podium finish in his first trip to I-80 Speedway. "To do what we did with this level competition tells us how far we have come as a team. I want to thank my crew. They have busted their rear ends this entire month we have been gone. The tires got hot and I slowed down a little, then I would get going again once they cooled off. For our first time here, we put on a good show."

Completing the top ten were Earl Pearson Jr., Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, Hudson O'Neal, and Don O'Neal.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Race Summary
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
7th Annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals
I-80 Speedway - Greenwood, NE

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 - ROUND ONE Finish: Chad Simpson, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Mike Marlar, Chris Simpson, Randy Timms, Timothy Culp, Boom Briggs, Bob King, Allan Hopp, Kyle Berck

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 - ROUND ONE Finish: Don O'Neal, Shannon Babb, Brian Shirley, Mason Zeigler, Justin Duty, Joey Moriarty, Brantlee Gotschall, Mike Stadel, JC Wyman, Brandon Sheppard

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 - ROUND ONE Finish: Steve Francis, Terry Phillips, Hudson O'Neal, Billy Moyer, Clay Daly, Ben Schaller, Jimmy Mars, Tad Pospisil, Matt Buller, Al Humphrey

QA1 Heat Race #4 - ROUND ONE Finish: Darrell Lanigan, Tony Jackson, Jr., Jason Krohn, Jesse Stovall, Rodney Sanders, Kyle Bronson, Austin Siebert, Dave Eckrich, John Duty, Bill Leighton, Jr.

ASi Racewear Heat #5 - ROUND ONE Finish: Dennis Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Tim McCreadie, Corey Zeitner, Jake O'Neil, Jeremy Grady, Brian Kosiski

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 - ROUND TWO Finish: Brian Shirley, Steve Francis, Jason Krohn, Chase Junghans, Jimmy Mars, Mike Marlar, Joey Moriarty, Jeremy Grady, Randy Timms, Austin Siebert, Boom Briggs

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 - ROUND TWO Finish: Tim McCreadie, Kyle Berck, Timothy Culp, Jake O'Neil, Clay Daly, Tony Jackson, Jr., Terry Phillips, JC Wyman, John Duty, Brantlee Gotschall

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 - ROUND TWO Finish: Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Moyer, Darrell Lanigan, Mason Zeigler, Al Humphrey, Dave Eckrich, Allan Hopp, Jimmy Owens, Justin Duty

QA1 Heat Race #4 - ROUND TWO Finish: Rodney Sanders, Don O'Neal, Tad Pospisil, Hudson O'Neal, Gregg Satterlee, Chris Simpson, Josh Richards, Brian Kosiski, Mike Stadel, Bill Leighton, Jr.

ASi Racewear Heat #5 - ROUND TWO Finish: Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Bronson, Corey Zeitner, Shannon Babb, Chad Simpson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ben Schaller, Bob King, Matt Buller, Jesse Stovall

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (15 Laps - Top 3 Transfer): Josh Richards, Corey Zeitner, Tiothy Culp, Gregg Satterlee, Jake O'Neil, Justin Duty, Bill Leighton, Jr., JC Wyman, Jeremy Grady, Matt Buller, Brian Kosiski, Bob King, Dave Eckrich, Joey Moriarty, Tad Pospisil-DNS, Ben Schaller-DNS, Jesse Stovall-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (15 Laps - Top 3 Transfer): Mike Marlar, Chris Simpson, Terry Phillips, Clay Daly, Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, Jimmy Owens, Randy Timms, Kyle Berck, Al Humphrey, Boom Briggs, Mike Stadel, Allan Hopp, John Duty, Austin Siebert, Brantlee Gotschall-DNS

Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race Finish: Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, Kyle Berck, Dave Eckrich, Matt Buller, Jake O'Neil, Clay Daly, Austin Siebert, Allan Hopp, Brian Kosiski, Mike Stadel, Bob King, Justin Duty, Al Humphrey, JC Wyman, John Duty

Feature Finish (80 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 15 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $54,050
2 32 1S Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $20,250
3 17 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL $10,150
4 4 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $8,350
5 9 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $6,150
6 5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $6,050
7 3 3s Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $4,950
8 22 32C Chris Simpson Oxford, IA $4,400
9 14 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $5,100
10 2 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $5,200
11 6 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $4,750
12 12 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $4,550
13 19 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,350
14 31 98 Ben Schaller Omaha, NE $3,200
15 1 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $4,100
16 27 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,800
17 29 5T Randy Timms Wheatland, OK $2,600
18 30 04 Tad Pospisil Norfolk, NE $2,500
19 11 20x Rodney Sanders Happy, TX $2,450
20 26 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $4,700
21 25 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,750
22 21 26JR Corey Zeitner Omaha, NE $2,000
23 8 18J Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS $2,025
24 20 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $1,850
25 10 7k Jason Krohn Slayton, MN $2,025
26 33 14B Kyle Berck Marquette, NE $1,950
27 16 56 Tony Jackson, Jr. Lebanon, MO $1,925
28 7 25 Chad Simpson Mt. Vernon, IA $2,000
29 23 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $1,825
30 13 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,800
31 18 25Z Mason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA $1,700
32 24 75P Terry Phillips Springfield, MO $1,850
33 28 75s Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $1,700

Race Statistics
Entrants: 51
Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 - 11); Don O'Neal (12 - 20); Tim McCreadie (Laps 21 - 80)
Cautions: Shannon Babb (Lap 3); Billy Moyer (Lap 13); Chad Simpson (Lap 38); Don O'Neal (Lap 52); Dennis Erb Jr., Randy Timms, Corey Zeitner, Boom Briggs, Scott Bloomquist, Chase Junghans (Lap 52); Josh Richards (Lap 57); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 69)

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee
Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association Provisionals: Jesse Stovall, Randy Timms
I-80 Speedway Track Provisionals: Tad Pospisil, Ben Schaller
Belt-Bash Non-Qualifiers Race Provisionals: Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Berck
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Boom Briggs

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