Tim McCreadie Earns the Pole Position for the 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship

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Tim McCreadie earned the pole starting spot for Saturday’s 40th Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries. The New York native captured the first heat race after coming from the third starting spot in Friday Night’s preliminary action.

McCreadie and Brandon Overton will be on the front row for Saturday’s $100,000-to-win season finale for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

 McCreadie was the overall fast qualifier of the 63 entrants and had to spin the invert wheel, ultimately landing on an invert of three for the six heat races. McCreadie worked his way from the third starting spot to win. He managed to get by polesitter Jimmy Owens in turn two and then battled with fellow Longhorn driver Zack Dohm for the race lead. McCreadie pulled away from Dohm to take the victory in the first heat of the night. Zack Dohm’s father, Tim, held off Owens to get the third and final transfer spot.

 In heat number two, Chris Ferguson led the entire distance of the 15 lap race. Chris Madden came home in second to earn his first DTWC start since 2006. Darrell Lanigan, the 2003 DTWC victor grabbed the third and final transfer spot. 

The third heat went to 3-time DTWC winner Scott Bloomquist. He took the victory over defending DTWC winner, Brandon Sheppard. Brian Shirley charged from his fifth starting spot to get the final transfer position.

 The fourth heat saw Brandon Overton recover from a first-lap miscue to win. He got around Billy Moyer Jr. with two laps to go and race leader Steve Casebolt on the final lap to earn the front row starting spot alongside McCreadie. Casebolt finished second followed by Moyer Jr., as both transferred into the DTWC.

 The fifth heat saw Ricky Thornton Jr. use the inside route to take the win. Josh Richards followed Thornton Jr. across the finish to take second, Robby Hensley took the final transfer position. The sixth and final heat race of the night saw Mike Marlar take the win. Marlar led wire-to-wire for the victory in the 15-lap heat. Boom Briggs finished second to advance to Saturday’s DTWC, with Jared Landers taking the third and final transfer spot.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
40th Annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship – Presented by Optima Batteries
Friday, October 16th, 2020
Portsmouth Raceway Park – Portsmouth, OH
Lucas Oil Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 15.911 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Shane Clanton / 16.002 seconds

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 22F-Chris Ferguson[1]; 2. 44M-Chris Madden[3]; 3. 29V-Darrell Lanigan[2]; 4. 1T-Tyler Erb[6]; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[5]; 6. 58-Ross Bailes[4]; 7. D8-Dustin Linville[8]; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening[7]; 9. 144-Anthony Kinkade[9]; 10. 10C-Craig Christian[10]; 11. (DNS) 1A-Audie Swartz

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2]; 2. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[5]; 4. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[4]; 5. 44-Colten Burdette[1]; 6. 9-Devin Moran[7]; 7. 49-Jonathan Davenport[6]; 8. 81-Jason Riggs[9]; 9. 0P-Steve Prince[10]; 10. 17T-Tim Vance[8]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[2]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 4. 0PD-Freddie Carpenter[8]; 5. 83-Scott James[6]; 6. 32A-Tyler Carpenter[7]; 7. 33K-Kevin Wagner[9]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 9. 16C-Michael Conley Jr[11]; 10. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[10]; 11. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton[2]; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[5]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 4. 0PD-Freddie Carpenter[8]; 5. 83-Scott James[6]; 6. 32A-Tyler Carpenter[7]; 7. 33K-Kevin Wagner[9]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton[3]; 9. 16C-Michael Conley Jr[11]; 10. 69-Jon Hodgkiss[10]; 11. 71-Hudson O’Neal[4]

MyRacePass Heat Race #5 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[2]; 3. 21H-Robby Hensley[6]; 4. 25F-Jason Feger[7]; 5. 72C-Jason Covert[5]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 7. 31T-Tyler Millwood[1]; 8. 79-Doug Drown[9]; 9. 24D-Michael Brown[8]; 10. 17ST-Shannon Thornsberry[10]

Lucas Oil Heat Race #6 Finish (15 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[1]; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs[2]; 3. 777-Jared Landers[3]; 4. 6-Kyle Larson[5]; 5. 88-Trent Ivey[4]; 6. 22-Gregg Satterlee[7]; 7. 25B-Mike Benedum[9]; 8. 95-Jerry Bowersock[6]; 9. 20B-Todd Brennan[8]; 10. 316-Fast Eddy[10]

Tiger Rear Ends B-Main #1 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 

InsideOutside
8Kyle Strickler – Mooresville, NC1TTyler Erb – New Waverly, TX
20Jimmy Owens – Newport, TN25ZMason Zeigler – Chalk Hill, PA
81ETanner English – Benton, KY58Ross Bailes – Clover, SC
4GKody Evans – Camden, OHD8Dustin Linville – Lancaster, KY
71CRJ Conley – Wheelersburg, OH16Tyler Bruening – Decorah, IA
81FBrandon Fouts – Kite, KY144Anthony Kinkade – Zanesville, OH
4BJackie Boggs – Grayson, KY10CCraig Christian – Proctorville, OH
2SStormy Scott – Las Cruces, NM1AAudie Swartz –

FAST Shafts B-Main #2 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 

InsideOutside
1Earl Pearson Jr – Jacksonville, FL0PDFreddie Carpenter – Parkersburg, WV
44Colten Burdette – Parkersburg, WV83Scott James – Lawrenceburg, IN
9Devin Moran – Dresden, OH32ATyler Carpenter – Parkersburg, WV
49Jonathan Davenport – Blairsville, GA33KKevin Wagner – Wheelersburg, OH
81Jason Riggs – College Grove, TN25Shane Clanton – Zebulon, GA
0PSteve Prince – Newark, OH16CMichael Conley Jr – Gallipolis, OH
17TTim Vance – Clover, SC69Jon Hodgkiss – Pittsburgh, PA
71Hudson O’Neal – Martinsville, IN

Sunoco Race Fuels B-Main #3 Line Up (15 Laps, Top 2 Transfer): 

InsideOutside
25FJason Feger – Bloomington, IL6Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA
72CJason Covert – York Haven, PA88Trent Ivey – Union, SC
40BKyle Bronson – Brandon, FL22Gregg Satterlee – Indiana, PA
31TTyler Millwood – Kingston, GA25BMike Benedum – Salem, WV
79Doug Drown – Wooster, OH95Jerry Bowersock – Wapakoneta, OH
24DMichael Brown – Lancaster, SC20BTodd Brennan – Zanesville, OH
17STShannon Thornsberry – Martin, KY316Fast Eddy – Portsmouth, OH

Lucas Oil Feature Line Up (100 Laps): 

InsideOutside
39Tim McCreadie – Watertown, NY76Brandon Overton – Evans, GA
22FChris Ferguson – Mt. Holly, NC20RTRicky Thornton Jr – Adel, IA
0Scott Bloomquist – Mooresburg, TN157Mike Marlar – Winfield, TN
17DZack Dohm – Cross Lanes, WVC9Steve Casebolt – Richmond, IN
44MChris Madden – Gray Court, SC14Josh Richards – Shinnston, WV
1SBrandon Sheppard – New Berlin, IL99BBoom Briggs – Bear Lake, PA
6TTim Dohm – Charleston, WV21Billy Moyer Jr – Batesville, AR
29VDarrell Lanigan – Union, KY21HRobby Hensley – Walton, KY
3SBrian Shirley – Chatham, IL777Jared Landers – Benton, AR

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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