Batesville, AR – Tim McCreadie remains one the hottest drivers on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour as he passed race leader Jimmy Owens coming to the white flag. He held off Owens on the final lap to win Thursday Night’s 30-lap preliminary event at Batesville Motor Speedway.
McCreadie, coming off a $50,000 win last Saturday Night at Florence Speedway, came from the fifth-starting spot for his fourth LOLMDS win of 2020. Owens finished in second followed by Dale McDowell, Earl Pearson Jr., and Billy Moyer Jr.
The race ran caution-free for all 30 laps and saw Owens do just as he did a week ago. He dominated the race for 3/4ths of the race, but a late race charge by McCreadie left Owens in the runner-up spot despite leading 28 of the 30 circuits.
In Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 19th time in his career, McCreadie continued his stretch of late race heroics. “It’s tough to lead here late in the race. You’ve got a lot of lap traffic, but that’s part of it. We got a good bite going into three and four and the car stuck enough to get around Jimmy [Owens]. It’s amazing what’s happened for our team in the last two weeks. I stayed out on the road with the guys after Florence and went down to Longhorn. We worked on some things this week. This deal is not easy. There are so many guys that can win each night. If you make a small mistake they are all over you.”
Owens was happy with his results in tonight’s Prelim A-Main. “We tried a couple of things tonight. This track is different than what we run on all year. We kept a steady pace and got into traffic. McCreadie went to the outside at the end and got around me. The car could move around pretty good out there until we got behind traffic.”
McDowell is coming off a top five finish at Florence in the North-South 100 and said he can build on his podium finish tonight at BMS. “We haven’t been here in 3 or 4 years. I am sure Shane will make some adjustments for tomorrow night. I was behind those two battling for the lead and I could see what they were doing, so that’s something that might help us for tomorrow night and Saturday.”
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 Jonathan Davenport, Shane Clanton, Brandon Overton, Stormy Scott, and Spencer Hughes.
Feature Finish (30 Laps):
|1||5||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$5,000|
|2||1||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$3,000|
|3||2||17M||Dale McDowell||Chickamauga, GA||$2,000|
|4||4||1||Earl Pearson Jr||Jacksonville, FL||$1,500|
|5||3||21||Billy Moyer Jr||Batesville, AR||$1,250|
|6||9||49||Jonathan Davenport||Blairsville, GA||$1,000|
|7||12||25||Shane Clanton||Zebulon, GA||$950|
|8||6||76||Brandon Overton||Evans, GA||$900|
|9||15||2S||Stormy Scott||Las Cruces, NM||$850|
|10||10||11H||Spencer Hughes||Meridian, MS||$800|
|11||13||18||Shannon Babb||Moweaqua, IL||$700|
|12||18||44M||Chris Madden||Gray Court, SC||$600|
|13||8||1T||Tyler Erb||New Waverly, TX||$600|
|14||11||40B||Kyle Bronson||Brandon, FL||$600|
|15||19||C8||Timothy Culp||Prattsville, AR||$600|
|16||16||81E||Tanner English||Benton, KY||$600|
|17||22||9||Devin Moran||Dresden, OH||$550|
|18||17||14||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$500|
|19||7||1BJ||BJ Robinson||Bossier City, LA||$500|
|20||14||36||Logan Martin||West Plains, MO||$500|
|21||24||86||Kyle Beard||Trumann, AR||$500|
|22||23||21M||Billy Moyer Sr||Batesville, AR||$500|
|23||21||12M||Wendell Wallace||Batesville, AR||$500|
|24||20||21XXX||Neil Baggett||Columbus, MS||$500|
-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release & Photo