Aims for LOLMDS Championship in Bradsher-Backed Longhorn
7, 2019) Fresh
off a strong runner-up finish in the final 2019 version of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings, Tim McCreadie announced
today that he will return to the ultra-popular national touring
series in 2020. However, Tim will aim for the National Championship
wheeling the Longhorn House Car with a new team owned by Donald
and Gena Bradsher of Burlington, North Carolina. The new partnership
is set to hit the track first in 2020 during "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned
events at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay
Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, and All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville,
Florida from January 31-February 9. (Heath
"First off, I have to thank Ann and Carl Myers, Vic Coffey,
and Sweeteners Plus for everything they have done for my racing
career since 2002," said McCreadie, who will actually kick
off his 2020 campaign in the annual 'Chili Bowl Midget Nationals'
from January 13-18 in a Jim Neuman entry. "It was a very successful
partnership and we were able to win a lot of big races and championships
together. While I still have a great relationship with them, I'm
excited about this new chapter in my racing career driving for Donald
and Gena (Bradsher)."
"They are both great people and do things in a first-class
manner," the popular driver known as T-Mac went on to say.
"As a driver, all you can ask for is to have the equipment,
the manpower, and the resources available to compete at the highest
level possible and there is no doubt that the Bradsher's are putting
together that caliber of a team. I'm ready to get back to racing
and hopefully it will be a big year for us in 2020!"
The new-look team will have their #39 Longhorn House Car in the
Bilstein booth during next week's Performance Racing Industry (PRI)
trade show in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. While there is room
for additional marketing partners, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas,
Mega Electrical Services, Bilstein, Rumley Engineering, Longhorn
Chassis, Cornett Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, and Maxima Racing
Oil have closely aligned themselves with the Bradsher-backed team
in 2020. A full list of partners, including a long list of valued
product supporters, will be released in advance of the season lid
lifter on January 31 at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway.
"I'm pumped up about our new endeavor in putting this partnership
together with Tim McCreadie and Longhorn Chassis," commented
Donald Bradsher via telephone recently. "Both Gena and I are
very passionate about racing and make no mistake about it, we want
to win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title. Tim is one of the
best wheelmen in this sport and bringing back crew chief Philip
Snellen, along with the expertise of Kevin Rumley, we hope to build
off what they accomplished in a strong 2019 season and raise the
bar even higher for 2020."
A key piece to the new partnership is the full and unwavering support
of Longhorn Chassis. In 2020, Tim will be driving the House Car
for the Trinity, North Carolina chassis manufacturer for the fourth
straight season. In the previous three years, the combination has
led to six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories including
the 2017 'Silver Dollar Nationals' for $53,000 at I-80 (NE) Speedway,
the 2017 'North/South 100' for $50,000 at Florence (KY) Speedway,
and the 2017 'Bad Boy 98' for $20,000 at Batesville (AR) Motor Speedway.
In addition, Tim steered the Longhorn House Car to an impressive
'World 100' triumph in 2018 at the famed Eldora (OH) Speedway for
a $51,000 payday, while the Watertown, New York superstar has finished
second in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings
two out of the last three years (2017 & 2019).
"We are thrilled to have Tim (McCreadie) back in our house
car for 2020 and the new partnership with Donald and Gena Bradsher
has everyone at Longhorn reenergized for next year," quoted
Longhorn's Justin Labonte. "Ann and Carl Myers, along with
Sweeteners Plus, were tremendous to work with and their support
of Tim and dirt track racing in general is undeniable. With that
being said, the Bradsher's are awesome people to deal with and I
think everything is aligning for the #39 team to have a terrific
season. We have some new things that we are going to test extensively
leading up to Speedweeks and working so closely with talented people
like McCreadie, Rumley, and Bradsher will no doubt help every one
of our Longhorn Chassis customers."
The latest news and information on Tim McCreadie can be found 24
hours a day / 7 days a week online at www.TimMcCreadie39.com. A
new website will be in the works as soon as all details concerning
the new Bradsher-backed team are finalized!
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications