T-Mac Makes History; McCreadie Captures Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Debut At Huset’s

Story By: HUSET’S SPEEDWAY – BRANDON, SD – Tim McCreadie saluted the crowd at Huset’s Speedway in style after winning the first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the high-banked oval on Tuesday evening.

McCreadie drove around the track backwards for a polish victory lap before whipping his race car around 180 degrees and executing a slight burnout that propelled him into Victory Lane. Once he climbed from his car McCreadie pounded his car’s roof before he waved to the crowd and offered a hat tip while donning a big smile.

“Hats off to the track prep guys,” he said. “They did an amazing job tonight. It built a big cushion and left some brown on the bottom so we could do what we love to do. That’s as much fun as I’ve had in a car in probably the last three, four months.”

Tyler Erb led the first dozen laps of the 40-lap A Main before eighth-starting Ricky Thornton Jr. performed a slide job in turns one and two to drive into the lead following a restart on Lap 13. Erb went for a slide job of his own in turns three and four, but the top groove prevailed for Thornton Jr.

Sixth-starting McCreadie quickly maneuvered into the runner-up position and stalked Thornton Jr., who was mostly committed to the outside lane. The bottom groove worked in McCreadie’s favor on Lap 30 as he hustled into the lead exiting turn four.

“I followed him for a little while,” he said. “That was very beneficial to be able to not lead so early. When we caught some traffic I just think I was a little more maneuverable than the guys I was racing with at the time.

“Tonight was probably one of the nights where I felt like we had everything clicking all night long. It didn’t show in qualifying, which was my fault. I did a bad job driving. The rest of the night was awesome.”

The final caution of the race occurred with seven laps remaining. McCreadie used a strong restart to maintain the lead throughout the remainder of the feature, but the action behind him was intense.

Mike Marlar secured a second-place showing after starting 12th as he emerged atop a three-way battle for the runner-up position. He garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

“It was a great race track,” he said. “(I) was able to roll the hub there all night long. I was down there where less traffic was and able to pass them. I was in a heck of a race tonight. It was really fun racing and I really enjoyed it here.”

Erb rounded out the podium.

“This is a great race track,” he said. “It was a lot of fun. I hope we come back here 10 times a year. This is literally one of my favorite race tracks now.”

Brandon Sheppard placed fourth and Hudson O’Neal finished fifth.

O’Neal set quick time during qualifying to open the night before the heat races were won by Garrett Alberson, Erb and Sheppard.

Trevor Anderson led the distance of the 25-lap Tri-State Late Models main event for his first career series victory.

“Oh baby, this is amazing,” he beamed in Victory Lane. “This is my first late model win of my career. My dad was an awesome late model driver. I always wanted to be like him. We’re getting there, baby, let’s go.”

While Anderson led every lap, it was anything but a runaway. Ninth-starting Morgan Ward Grosz slid Anderson for the lead in turn four with a trio of laps remaining. Anderson crossed back underneath to reclaim the top spot by the finish line before he protected the bottom lane for the final laps.

Ward Grosz was the runner up to earn the Hard Charger Award. Nate Beyenhof placed third with Shane DeMey fourth and Tyler Myers fifth.

It was a clean sweep for Anderson, who established quick time during qualifying before he won a heat race. Beyenhof and Chad Olsen also recorded heat race victories.

Huset’s Speedway returns to action this Sunday for Nordstrom’s Automotive Night, which showcases Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks.

RACE RESULTS AT HUSET’S SPEEDWAY (July 19, 2022) –

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

A-Main (40 Laps): 1. 39-Tim McCreadie (6); 2. 157-Mike Marlar (12); 3. 1T-Tyler Erb (2); 4. 1-Brandon Sheppard (3); 5. 71-Hudson O’Neal (7); 6. 10G-Garrett Smith (4); 7. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr (8); 8. 58-Garrett Alberson (1); 9. 46-Earl Pearson Jr (11); 10. 11-Spencer Hughes (9); 11. 20-Jimmy Owens (5); 12. 7-Ross Robinson (13); 13. 18D-Daulton Wilson (10); 14. 10K-Shawn Kirwin (19); 15. 91-Gabe Umbarger (18); 16. 76B-Blair Nothdurft (15); 17. 22-Gary Brown Jr (14); 18. 37-Scott Ward (17); 19. 99B-Boom Briggs (16).

Heat 1 Penske Shocks (8 Laps): 1. 58-Garrett Alberson (2); 2. 10G-Garrett Smith (3); 3. 71-Hudson O’Neal (1); 4. 18D-Daulton Wilson (4); 5. 7-Ross Robinson (5); 6. 99B-Boom Briggs (6); 7. 10K-Shawn Kirwin (7).

Heat 2 Summit Racing Equipment (8 Laps): 1. 1T-Tyler Erb (1); 2. 20-Jimmy Owens (3); 3. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr (4); 4. 46-Earl Pearson Jr (2); 5. 22-Gary Brown Jr (6); 6. 37-Scott Ward (5).

Heat 3 Simpson Race Products (8 Laps): 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard (1); 2. 39-Tim McCreadie (3); 3. 11-Spencer Hughes (2); 4. 157-Mike Marlar (4); 5. 76B-Blair Nothdurft (5); 6. 91-Gabe Umbarger (6).

Qualifying: 1. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 00:13.207 (3); 2. 1T-Tyler Erb, 00:13.258 (5); 3. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 00:13.261 (7); 4. 58-Garrett Alberson, 00:13.271 (9); 5. 46-Earl Pearson Jr, 00:13.271 (4); 6. 11-Spencer Hughes, 00:13.291 (17); 7. 10G-Garrett Smith, 00:13.332 (14); 8. 20-Jimmy Owens, 00:13.353 (16); 9. 39-Tim McCreadie, 00:13.394 (8); 10. 18D-Daulton Wilson, 00:13.409 (13); 11. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr, 00:13.434 (18); 12. 157-Mike Marlar, 00:13.465 (15); 13. 7-Ross Robinson, 00:13.506 (11); 14. 37-Scott Ward, 00:13.771 (19); 15. 76B-Blair Nothdurft, 00:13.797 (6); 16. 99B-Boom Briggs, 00:14.017 (1); 17. 22-Gary Brown Jr, 00:14.246 (2); 18. 91-Gabe Umbarger, 00:14.723 (12); 19. 10K-Shawn Kirwin, 00:14.876 (10).

Tri-State Late Models

H and H Mobile Home A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20-Trevor Anderson (2); 2. 37JR-Morgan Ward Grosz (9); 3. 51-Nate Beyenhof (5); 4. 15M-Shane DeMey (4); 5. 27-Tyler Myers (1); 6. 38-Jordan Heiman (7); 7. 10C-Chad Olsen (3); 8. 11-Brad Vogt (11); 9. 5-Luke Sathoff (13); 10. 73M-David Carlson (10); 11. 71-Mike Benson (14); 12. X-Joshua Rogotzke (12); 13. 8-Lane Brenden (15); 14. 9-Jared Jelsma (17); 15. 55S-Ryan Schaufler (16); 16. 17J-John Winge (8); 17. 17-Mike Greseth (6).

Peterbilt of Sioux falls Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Trevor Anderson (1); 2. 17-Mike Greseth (3); 3. 38-Jordan Heiman (4); 4. 73M-David Carlson (6); 5. 5-Luke Sathoff (2); 6. 55S-Ryan Schaufler (5).

E A Concrete Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 51-Nate Beyenhof (1); 2. 27-Tyler Myers (3); 3. 17J-John Winge (2); 4. 11-Brad Vogt (5); 5. 71-Mike Benson (4); 6. 9-Jared Jelsma (6).

Bertz Sports Bar Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10C-Chad Olsen (1); 2. 15M-Shane DeMey (3); 3. 37JR-Morgan Ward Grosz (4); 4. X-Joshua Rogotzke (5); 5. 8-Lane Brenden (2).

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 20-Trevor Anderson, 00:14.100 (4); 2. 51-Nate Beyenhof, 00:14.403 (2); 3. 10C-Chad Olsen, 00:14.487 (12); 4. 5-Luke Sathoff, 00:14.552 (7); 5. 17J-John Winge, 00:14.585 (3); 6. 8-Lane Brenden, 00:14.653 (5); 7. 17-Mike Greseth, 00:14.674 (8); 8. 27-Tyler Myers, 00:14.746 (9); 9. 15M-Shane DeMey, 00:14.831 (14); 10. 38-Jordan Heiman, 00:14.903 (11); 11. 71-Mike Benson, 00:15.136 (10); 12. 37JR-Morgan Ward Grosz, 00:15.152 (15); 13. 55S-Ryan Schaufler, 00:15.160 (16); 14. 11-Brad Vogt, 00:15.166 (1); 15. X-Joshua Rogotzke, 00:15.346 (13); 16. 73M-David Carlson, 00:15.426 (17); 17. 9-Jared Jelsma, 00:15.681 (6).

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