VERNON, N.Y. — Tim McCreadie thrilled the crowd on hand Thursday night at Utica-Rome Speedway by winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Coors Light 50.
McCreadie took the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 28 and led the rest of the way to pocket the $10,000 first-place prize. Owens finished second followed by 10th-place starter Earl Pearson, Jr., 19th-starting Billy Decker and Vic Coffey.
“It always feels great to come here and win in front of these fans, they have been so supportive of me since I started racing,” McCreadie said. “They cheered my dad for many years and to come from eighth place to win here tonight, is just unbelievable, we wanted to come here and run with guys like Jimmy Owens and the other drivers on the Lucas Oil Series.”
It was McCreadie’s second LOLMDS victory of the season.
“The car we ran tonight, we haven’t been real happy with,” McCreadie said. “We had a problem with the Victory Circle and didn’t get a chance to fix it after last night. Bill Schlieper of Pro Power Engines was here, he told us some things we were doing wrong and he straightened us out on the engine part of it. Man, I thought Vic Coffey was going to win the race. He’s been so deserving of it this year. He’s been like a brother to me and to see him win tonight would have been just as exciting.”
Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson, Jr., Billy Decker, Vic Coffey, Scott Bloomquist, Jared Landers, Don O’Neal, Steve Francis, Daniel Stone, Larry Wight, Ray Cook, Tyler Reddick, Brad Neat, Dale Planck, David Zona, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Bub McCool, Dale Caswell, Clint Smith, Tim Fuller, Eric Wells, Jim Bernheisel, John Blankenship.