McCreadie Scores Second Straight UMP Super Late Model Win In Florida BARBERVILLE, FL - The biggest United Midwestern Promoters Super Late Model field of the week showed up on Wednesday but that never phased DIRT Modified born and bred Tim ...
McCreadie Scores Second Straight UMP Super Late Model Win In Florida
BARBERVILLE, FL - The biggest United Midwestern Promoters Super Late Model field of the week showed up on Wednesday but that never phased DIRT Modified born and bred Tim McCreadie. The newest short-track sensation out- dueled Josh Richards then held off Billy Moyer for the second straight night at Volusia Speedway Park to collect $5,000 in his return trip to victory lane following the latest 30-lap triumph.
"It just keeps getting better and better all the time," said an elated McCreadie, following his fourth career Late Model triumph. His first came at the same Volusia County oval during Race Weeks '04. "I love racing with this group. They're not afraid to tell you good job and they're always around to pick you up when you've had some bad luck. I'm looking forward to another great year following this Late Model Series across the country."
McCreadie would probably be just as content to relocate from the snowy north country in Watertown, New York to Central Florida and call Volusia his second home when the tour comes to town. For the second straight night his no. 39 Sweeteners Plus-A&C Speedworld/Rocket entry staged a dominating performance and left the best in the business riding in his dust.
With 75 entries contesting for 24 starting positions, Richards and McCreadie won the first two heats to share the front row. Once the first green flag flew neither gave up an inch as the young lions swapped the point lap after lap. On the official scoresheet Richards led the initial half-mile, McCreadie rolled to the front on laps two and three and Richards crossed the line first to complete lap four before McCreadie forced the final exchange during the next circuit en route to the decisive A-Main victory.
Richards faded to sixth as the laps dwindled while Moyer locked up the second-place spot ahead of Eckert, Francis and Mike Balzano --- with the top-four finishing in the same order as they did the night before.
U.M.P. Super Late Model teams end their weekday campaign at Volusia with Friday's card standing as the fourth and final event in the 34th Annual Winter Nationals. In addition to the overall 2005 Florida Tour champion being crowned, the full-fender finale will award $10,000 to the 40- lap A-Main winner on Feb. 18.
SUMMARY EVENT NO. 3
FEATURE (30-LAPS): 39-TIM McCREADIE, 21-Billy Moyer, 24, Rick Eckert, 15- Steve Francis, e1-Mike Balzano, 1-Josh Richards, 29-Darrell Lanigan, 32d- Darren Miller, 83- Scott James, 91-Ricky Elliott, *1-Chub Frank, 7-Matt Miller, 19-Greg Johnson, 25-Shane Clanton, 27-Rodney Melvin, 32c-Vic Coffey, 23-John Blankenship, 44s-Clint Smith, 9s-Dan Schlieper, 18-Brandon Kinzer, 28-Jimmy Mars, 5m-John Vandenberg, 18-Shannon Babb, 17m-Dale McDowell.
HEAT 1: Richards, Moyer, Smith, D.Miller.
HEAT 2: McCreadie, McDowell, Johnson, Duke Whiseant.
HEAT 3: Elliott, M.Miller, Clanton, Dennis Erb.
HEAT 4: Kinzer, Frank, Blankenship, Mars.
HEAT 5: Eckert, Melvin, Coffey, Chris Madden.
HEAT 6: Vandenberg, Francis, Balzano, James.
CONSI 1: D.Miller, Lanigan, Johnny Collins, Jackie Boggs.
CONSI 2: Schlieper, James, Madden, Eric Jacobsen.
CONSI 3: Mars, Babb, Pat Sheltra, Terry English.
DASH: Smith, McCreadie, Elliott, Kinzer.
TIME TRIALS (Top-10): 17.228sec(104.481mph)-Clint Smith, 17.288-McCreadie, 17.328-Terry English, 17.362-Kinzer, 17.371-Eckert, 17.423-Vandenberg, 17.471-Moyer, 17.526-Lanigan, 17.554-M.Miller, 17.564-Frank.