McCreadie Steals $50,000 In Final Laps Of Eldora's Stream Race; Hindman, Hunter And Martin Take Tennessee Saturday Night Races

  • Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • Steve Hixson
Rossburg, Ohio - Second generation racer Tim McCreadie (# 39) of Watertown, New York (son of legend "Barefoot" Bob McCreadie) parlayed the black ice of Eldora Speedway's surface to nearly perfect to the tune of $50,000 Saturday, passing both Bobby Pierce (# 32) of Illinois and one of the best in the country, leader Brandon Sheppard, also of Illinois, with only four laps remaining.
 
McCreadie then held off a two-lap restart to the finish line for his biggest win of the season.
Pierce literally bounced off (multiple times) the Eldora walls for a second place nod over Chickamauga's Dale McDowell on the final lap. Sheppard salvaged a fourth place, just ahead of North Carolina's Chris Ferguson.
 
McCreadie's Paylor Motorsports team quickly hid the open rear-end of his Longhorn chassis in Victory Lane in order to keep secret his current winning set up. "T-Mac" currently leads the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model series points that returns to action next weekend in Gaffney, S.C. and in nearby Maryville, Tn. 

Signal Mountain's Heath Hindman parked his black/red Super Late Model in Victory Lane taking the biggest win of his career Saturday night at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater. Hindman led all the way in the 40-lap, $4,000 to-Win Iron-Man series feature. North Carolina's Ray Cook was second and last weekend's big $10,000 winner David Payne was third.
 
Knoxville's Greg "Skinny" Martin (#24) inherited the lead from Friday night's winner in Crossville, Randy Weaver, with three laps remaining in the 51-lap J.T. Kerr Memorial 604/Crate event at the 411 Motor Speedway outside of Gatlinburg Saturday. Martin earned $5,000 for the unsanctioned victory that drew 37 competitors. Weaver officially dropped to 16th in the rundown. Ooltewah's Riley Hickman was 23rd.
 
Hickman's Ooltewah neighbor Andy Pickelsimer (#P1) won the SLM feature at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Saturday. The track will race next Friday night as part of the "Bama Red Line Oil Duals" for the UCRA 604/Crates. 

At Mountain View Raceway in Dayton/Spring City north of Chattanooga, Sylvan Schuette (#14) of Blairsville, Ga., got the 602/Sportsman feature. Chattanooga's Booger Brooks was fourth, Harrison's Scottie Hogan was 7th, while Soddy Daisy's Donnie Van Winkle and Brandon Stanfield finished 11th and 14th respectfully.
 
Also, Ethan Hunter (#15) of Harrison won the Late Model feature over Soddy Daisy's Jordan Rodabaugh and Hunter's own father-in-law Bryan Pritchard.
 
Tuesday night NASCAR racers Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson will be racing their 410 Sprint Cars at the rain-delayed event at Outlaw Motor Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma in front of the Floracing.com Internet cameras.
 
Tracks including Charlotte Motor Speedway are supplementing lost income from the COVID-19 pandemic by building drive-In movie screens on their facilities to attract consumers while maintaining the social distancing standards of the local governments.
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