After coming up short in the past, 2006 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion Tim McCreadie found a way to charge from an 11th place starting position to earn a victory at the Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway.
Although Series points leader the Rocket Brandon Sheppard would start the 100-Lap feature on the first lap to lead over half of this race, the final laps of this race would give the driver of the No. 6M K&L Rumley-owned Bilstein a chance to overpower the driver that seemed unstoppable.
As the laps wound down in this race Sheppard would begin to get marred down in lapped traffic, thanks to a caution free race. This traffic would give the No. 7 of Ricky Weiss the chance to power his way to the lead over the next 20 laps as the race continued caution-free. As the leaders crossed the stripe to complete lap 95, Weiss got a bit too high and kissed the wall at the flag stand.
While Weiss limped his car around the track for another lap-and-a-half a cut-down tire would eventually leave him with a 16th place finish. Weiss’s loss would be Darrell Lanigan’s gain, who would take the lead after 95 straight laps without a caution. Lanigan assumed the lead under the yellow and found McCreadie right on his bumper. This lead would be short-lived though as McCreadie found grip on the cushion after the first two corners of Lap 96 and took this to both a race lead and eventually the $30,000 race win.
“This race win is amazing,” said an elated McCreadie. “I had been making moves up top the whole night, so I thought what have I got to lose? Besides, why should I work so hard for a lousy second place finish?”
Despite leading most of the laps in this race, the current Series points leader was forced to settle for a third-place finish on Saturday night, but retains the points lead as the Outlaws next head to the Terre Haute Action Track for a duel with the stars of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour on Friday, June 28. Stay tuned to RacingJunk.com for your World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series 2019 racing action.