Column By: ROBERT SYMONDS / RPW – HAGERSTOWN, MD – It was definitely a long week for Tim McCreadie and the Paylor Motorsports Mega Plumbing 39. After having a hard wreck at Bristol, the team at Longhorn and Paylor Motorsports spent a lot of hours getting ready for Hagerstown.
“After Bristol, our team and the team at Longhorn worked hard to get us here,” Tim McCreadie mentioned Saturday evening in Hagerstown. “This car we drove tonight is the car we won with last year and I am thankful for the dedication everyone has put in.”
Rolling off the trailer, McCreadie timed 8th in Group A and nearly 10th overall. McCreadie started 4th in Heat 2. Off the start McCreadie would grab second and begin trying to work past Kyle Stricker for the lead. McCreadie waited patiently until the last lap to strike and pass Kyle Strickler to grab the win by .041 seconds.
Tim McCreadie started 3rd for the $15,000 to win Conococheague 50, and would fall back to fourth off the start but would quickly gain back what he lost by lap 3 and begin to track down Tyler Erb. For over half the race, McCreadie would keep Erb in his sights and Erb wouldn’t stretch out his advantage. Just around the half way mark, the caution would fall for a slowing Hudson O’Neal whom tagged the wall and had fender flare damage.
Selecting the outside on the restart, McCreadie jumped right to the bottom then slipped up to the topside allowing Kyle Hardy to stay to his inside. McCreadie would clear Hardy in turns 3 & 4 and once again begin his pursuit for the lead. McCreadie maintained pace for a little while but Erb would soon stretch out his advantage and go on to win by 2.188 seconds over McCreadie.
“With the new droop and deck height rules, it has almost put everyone in a box” mentioned Tim McCreadie after finishing second. “This makes track position everything.”
The Paylor Motorsports Mega Plumbing Longhorn number 39 will be at the Port Royal Speedway for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Sunday April 10th, 2022.