BURLINGTON, N.C. – Tim McCreadie is ending one chapter of his racing career and beginning another one.
McCreadie is ending his association with Ann and Carl Myers, Vic Coffey and Sweeteners Plus following nearly 20 years together. Beginning next season, McCreadie will be wheeling the Longhorn House car with a new team owned by Donald and Gena Bradsher on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour.
“First off, I have to thank Ann and Carl Myers, Vic Coffey and Sweeteners Plus for everything they have done for my racing career since 2002,” said McCreadie in a press release on his website. “It was a very successful partnership and we were able to win a lot of big races and championships together. While I still have a great relationship with them, I’m excited about this new chapter in my racing career driving for Donald and Gena.
“They are both great people and do things in a first-class manner,” McCreadie added. “As a driver, all you can ask for is to have the equipment, the manpower, and the resources available to compete at the highest level possible and there is no doubt that the Bradsher’s are putting together that caliber of a team. I’m ready to get back to racing and hopefully it will be a big year for us in 2020!”
The new-look team will have their No. 39 Longhorn House Car in the Bilstein booth during next week’s Performance Racing Industry trade show in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.
The team will carry sponsorship from Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Mega Electrical Services, Bilstein, Rumley Engineering, Longhorn Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels and Maxima Racing Oil.
“I’m pumped up about our new endeavor in putting this partnership together with Tim McCreadie and Longhorn Chassis,” said team co-owner Donald Bradsher. “Both Gena and I are very passionate about racing and make no mistake about it, we want to win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title. Tim is one of the best wheelmen in this sport and bringing back crew chief Philip Snellen, along with the expertise of Kevin Rumley, we hope to build off what they accomplished in a strong 2019 season and raise the bar even higher for 2020.”
While McCreadie will be driving for car new owners, one thing that won’t change is his association with Longhorn Chassis. McCreadie has driven the Longhorn Chassis House Car for the last three seasons, earning six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories along the way, including three worth at least $50,000.
“We are thrilled to have Tim (McCreadie) back in our house car for 2020 and the new partnership with Donald and Gena Bradsher has everyone at Longhorn reenergized for next year,” said Longhorn’s Justin Labonte. “Ann and Carl Myers, along with Sweeteners Plus, were tremendous to work with and their support of Tim and dirt track racing in general is undeniable. With that being said, the Bradsher’s are awesome people to deal with and I think everything is aligning for the No. 39 team to have a terrific season. We have some new things that we are going to test extensively leading up to Speedweeks and working so closely with talented people like McCreadie, Rumley, and Bradsher will no doubt help every one of our Longhorn Chassis customers.”