Tim McCreadie Claims
First Ever Southern Nationals Bonus Series Victory at Boyd’s
18, 2017) Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. inherited
the lead of the Shamrock 40 at Boyd’s Speedway after Brandon
Overton’s car broke on the 14th lap and went on to take
the victory Saturday Night. (McLeod Media Services
McCreadie drove the Sweetners Plus-sponsored Longhorn Chassis
to his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV win worth
$4,000. McCreadie became the 25th different winner in 35 events
with the series that just opened up the fourth season of competition.
Fast Qualifier Brandon Overton and Mike Marlar brought the field
of 22 to life for the 40-lap main event with Overton going to
any early lead. By lap nine, Marlar has closed the gap on Overton
for the race lead and by the next circuit, Tim McCreadie had caught
and passed Marlar for the second spot. Meanwhile, Dale McDowell
had taken the fifth spot away from Billy Ogle Jr. After a lap
14 caution for Overton, McCreadie would take the lead of the main
event. By lap 15, Dale McDowell had moved into the second spot.
McCreadie continued to lead the main event as the laps ticked
away and behind him was a great battle for the runner up spot
between Marlar and McDowell. The duo had swapped the position
several times before McDowell finally held the second spot on
the 34th lap for the remainder the feature. McCreadie went on
to win the feature event followed by McDowell, Marlar, Jason Hiett
and Donald McIntosh.
Three cautions slowed the event. On lap 11, Forrest Gifford came
to a stop in turn four. The second yellow came on lap 14 as leader
Brandon Overton slowed on the back straight as he broke something
and went pitside for the remainder of the event. The final caution
came out on lap 17 as Billy Ogle Jr. slowed his mount in turn
The next Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
race will be on May 20th at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway paying $10,000-to-win
during the Mike Roland Memorial.
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals
and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling
Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator
Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located
at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results of “Shamrock 40” at Boyd’s
Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. on March 18, 2017:
1. Tim McCreadie-Watertown, N.Y.
2. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
3. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
4. Jason Hiett-Oxford, Ala.
5. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
6. Michael Page-Winston, Ga.
7. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
8. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
9. Riley Hickman-Cleveland, Tenn.
10. Jason Welshan-Maryville, Tenn.
11. Jamie Oliver-Murphy, N.C.
12. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
13. Shane Tankersley-Morgonton, Ga.
14. Jimmy Brown-Harrison, Tenn.
15. Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
16. Billy Ogle Jr.-Knoxville, Tenn.
17. Joey Standridge-Tellico Plains, Tenn.
18. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
19. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
20. Forrest Gifford-Flintville, Tenn.
21. Ricky Weiss-Headingly, Manitoba, Canada
22. Todd Morrow-East Ridge, Tenn.
Time of Race: 19 minutes, 28 seconds
Margin of Victory: 03.560 seconds
Yellow Flags: Three (laps 11, 14, 17)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Overton (1-14), McCreadie (15-40)
Overall Fast Time: Brandon Overton-13.138 seconds
Keyser Manufacturing 11th Place Award: Jamie Oliver
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): Jimmy Brown
Provisional Starters: None
Heat-One Finish: Dale McDowell, Jason Hiett, Ricky Weiss, Michael
Page, David Payne, Shane Tankersley, Jimmy Brown, Joey Standridge,
Craig Greer, Todd Morrow.
Heat-Two Finish: Billy Ogle Jr., Riley Hickman, Shanon Buckingham,
Jamie Oliver, Robby Moses, Forrest Gifford, Caleb Ashby, Jason
Welshan, Jamie Perry.
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after March 18,
1. Tim McCreadie-200
2. Dale McDowell-196
3. Mike Marlar-194
4. Jason Hiett-192
5. Donald McIntosh-190
6. Michael Page-188
7. David Payne-186
8. Shanon Buckingham-184
9. Riley Hickman-182
10. Jason Welshan-180
* All Photos Below
Courtesy of McLeod Media Services