McCreadie Etches His Name In Firecracker History in Thrilling Victory; Blair Strikes Twice

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Sarver, PA (June 22, 2019) In perhaps the most thrilling and popular victory in the history of the annual Firecracker 100, Tim McCreadie found victory lane with an epic late race pass of leader and former champion Darrell Lanigan.  McCreadie started 11th on the grid and displayed patience in making his way forward in a caution free first 95 laps, through heavy lapped traffic en route to the victory.

As thrilling and deserved as McCreadie’s victory was, it was a heartbreaking night for Canadian Ricky Weiss who looked primed to take his first career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win.  Weiss made his way past early leader Brandon Sheppard on lap 57 and began to pull away until he came upon the lapped car of Chub Frank and could not find a way around. Once he was able to pass Frank with just under 15 laps remaining, Weiss looked to be well on his way despite the best efforts of Lanigan who was in hot pursuit over the waning laps.

The shape of the race then changed for good in the last five laps as Weiss brought out the yellow flag on lap 95 with a flat right rear while leading.  McCreadie, who had made his way to the third spot, inherited second while Lanigan inherited the lead. The yellow flag waved again one lap later after McCreadie had appeared to take the lead from Lanigan with a move to the top of the speedway on the previous restart. However, the running order put McCreadie back to second. On the ensuing restart, McCreadie moved underneath Lanigan on the backstretch with just three laps remaining and never looked back as Lanigan’s efforts to retake the lead came up just short.

Blair Leaves No Doubt in Uncle Sam 30

Russ King led the field to the initial green flag, and looked to add a third Uncle Sam trophy to his case. However, Max Blair had other ideas and made his way around King in the first five laps and then dealt with a hard charging Tyler Erb.  Blair and Erb partook in a hard fought battle starting at the 12 lap mark that saw Erb pass Blair for the lead and give it right back. Once back out in front, Blair simply drove away from the field and found himself in Terry Bowser Excavating Lane as winner of the $3,000 winner’s share.

 Blair Bests RUSH Late Model Field

In the $10,000 to win Bill Emig Memorial, it came down to a battle between Ross Robinson and Max Blair.  Kyle Lukon was the car to beat early on until Robinson came through with a lap 37 pass. The race then saw several restarts in and around the lap 40 mark as Blair positioned himself to battle for the win. Blair was able to use a late race restart to take the lead on lap 45 and then survived a pair of restarts himself as race leader en route to the win in the historic payday with the event being highest paying Crate Late Model race in the Northeast and Canada.

In other RUSH Late Model action,  Logan Zarin  took the win in the 15-lap “Wheelman” non-qualifiers race.

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Firecracker 100 ($30,000 to win)

1. (6M) Tim McCreadie
2. (29) Darrell Lanigan
3. (1) Brandon Sheppard
4. (49) Jonathan Davenport
5. (14) Josh Richards
6. (25) Shane Clanton
7. (02) Michael Norris
8. (22) Chris Ferguson
9. (2) Brandon Overton
10. (22) Gregg Satterlee
11. (17m) Dale McDowell
12. (18) Chase Junghans
13. (8) Jacob Hawkins
14. (9) Devin Moran
15. (25z) Mason Zeigler
16. (7) Ricky Weiss
17. (28) Dennis Erb Jr.
18. (10) Jared Miley
19. (1x) Chub Frank
20. (2s) Dan Stone
21. (B1) Brent Larson
22. (97) Cade Dillard
23. (99B) Boom Briggs
24. (157) Mike Marlar
25. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr.
26. (6) Blake Spencer
27. (29s) Ken Schaltenbrand
28. (4s) David Scott

RUSH Late Models Bill Emig Memorial (50-Laps; $10,000 to win)

1. (111) Max Blair
2. (7R) Ross Robinson
3. (42) Daryl Charlier
4. (1/2pt) Damian Bidwell
5. (11L) John Waters
6. (1G) Grant Garrison
7. (57) Charlie Sandercock
8. )136) David Pangrazio
9. (13M) Eddie Carrier
10. (9) Breyton Santee
11. (27W) Eric Wilson
12. (29J) Jason Genco
13. (11C) Trevor Collins
14. (5G) Scott Gurdak
15. (92) Nick Davis
16. (4) Jason Knowles
17. (8s) Tonny Schirnhofer
18. (3J) Jeremy Wonderling
19. (184) Kyle Lukon
20. (99B) Chub Frank
21. (90J) Mike Duritsky
22. (14D) Braeden Dillinger
23. (11F) Ryan Frazee
24. (21L) Russ King
25. (1F) Nico Dabecco
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Uncle Sam 30 ($3,000 to win)

1. (111) Max Blair
2. (1T) Tyler Erb
3. (56) Russ King
4. (77) Tyler Dietz
5. (20) Doug Eck
6. (9s) Breyton Santee
7. (48) Colton Flinner
8. (7R) Ross Robinson
9. (18w) Michael Wonderling
10. (B22)Bump Hedman
11. (D89) Dustin Mitchell
12. (51m) Joey Moriarty
13. (14a) Dan Angelicchio
14. (4) Alex Ferree- Did Not Start

RUSH Late Models “Wheelman” Non Qualifiers Race (15-Laps; $450 to win)

1. (1z) Logan Zarin
2. (7) Brian Knowles
3. (7K) Jared Kane
4. (22J) John Stoica
5. (21J) Jamie Wrightsman
6. (15) Chad Sines
7. (5C) Levi Crowl
8. (6x) Zach Wiech
9. (10) Zach Kane
10. (25s) Cory SInes
11. (52) Bryan Benton
12. (11S) John Oaks
13. (32) Joe Moyer
14. (77) Heath Close
15. (111W) Pete Wearing
16. (24C) Colin Casale
17. (1) TJ Downs

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 1

1. (29) Darrell Lanigan
2. (02) Michael Norris
3. (28) Dennis Erb Jr.
4. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr.
5. (B1) Brent Larson
6. (48) Colton Flinner
7. (22s) Gregg Satterlee
8. (56) Russ King
9. (7r) Ross Robinson
10. (1T) Tyler Erb
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 2

1. (2) Brandon Overton
2. (17M) Dale McDowell
3. (6m) Tim McCreadie
4. (25z) Mason Zeigler
5. (9) Devin Moran
6. (111) Max Blair
7. (10) Jared Miley
8. (14a) Dan Angelicchio
9. (97) Cade Dillard
10. (18w) Michael Wonderling
11. (77) Tyler Dietz

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 3
1. (1) Brandon Sheppard
2. (49) Jonathan Davenport
3. (8) Jacob Hawkins
4. (22) Chris Ferguson
5. (4s) David Scott
6. (1x) Chub Frank
7. (18) Chase Junghans
8. (4) Alex Ferree
9. (51m) Joey Moriarty
10. (9s) Breyton Santee
11. (99B) Boom Briggs

World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Heat 4
1. (14) Josh Richards
2. (7) Ricky Weiss
3. (25) Shane Clanton
4. (157) Mike Marlar
5. (29s) Ken Schaltenbrand
6. (2s) Dan Stone
7. (D89) Dustin Mitchell
8. (B22) Bump Hedman
9. (6) Blake Spencer
World of OutlawsMorton Buildings Late Models Last Chance Showdown #1
1. (9) Devin Moran
2. (22s) Gregg Satterlee
3. (B1) Brent Larson
4. (56) Russ King
5. (111) Max Blair
6. (10) Jared Miley
7. (1T) Tyler Erb
8. (77) Tyler Dietz
9. (7R) Ross Robinson
10. (20) Doug Eck
11. (14a) Dan Angellicchio
12. (18w) Michael Wonderling
13. (97) Cade Dillard
14. (48) Colton Flinner
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models Last Chance Showdown #2

1. (2s) Dan Stone
2. (1x) Chub Frank
3. (4s) David Scott
4. (99B) Boom Briggs
5. (18) Chase Junghans
6. (D89) Dustin Mitchell
7. (4) Alex Ferree
8. (B22) Bump Hedman
9. (9s) Breyton Santee
10. (6) Blake Spencer
11. (51M) Joey Moriarty
12. (29s) Ken Schaltenbrand
RUSH Late Models Last Chance BMain #1

1. (13) Eddie Carrier Jr.
2. (9) Breyton Santee
3. (7) Brian Knowles
4. (10) Zach Kane
5. (22J) Josh Stoica
6. (25s) Cory Sines
7. (28C) Clate Copeman
8. (11W) Pete Wearing
9. (77) Heath Close
10. (21) Kyle Murray
11. (8/7) Joe Pete
12. (J19) Jason Fosnaught
RUSH Late Models Last Chance BMain #2

1. (1F) Nico Dabecco
2. (8s) Tommy Schirnhofer Jr.
3. (21J) Jamie Wrightsman
4. (1) TJ Downs
5. (5C) Levi Crowl
6. (42D) Matt Dobnak
7. (24C) Colin Casale
8. (71) Joe Long
9. (09) Bill Kessler
10. (14D) Braeden Dillinger
11. (14A) Dan Angellichio- Did Not Start
12. (13T) Gary Troyer- Did Not Start
RUSH Late Models Last Chance BMain #3

1. (57) Charlie Sandercock
2. (11F) Ryan Frazee
3. (1z) Logan Zarin
4. (7K) Jared Kane
5. (93x) Justin Lamb
6. (15) Chad Sines
7. (52) Bryan Benton
8. (6x) Zach Wiech
9. (11S) John Oaks
10. (17M) Russ Matejka
11. (32) Joe Moyer

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