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LOCUST GROVE, AR (April 8, 2017) – Tim McCreadie held off Scott Bloomquist to win the Bad Boy 98 on Saturday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway. McCreadie and his Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis earned $20,000 for the victory in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series co-sanctioned event.

McCreadie bolted to the lead at the start of the 98-lap main event and held off several challengers for his second LOLMDS win of the season. Bloomquist started ninth and finished second, followed by 14th starting Shannon Babb in the Donley Trucking, Petroff Towing, Rocket Chassis. Josh Richards’ Best Performance Motorsports, Dargie Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis came home in fourth. Don O’Neal’s Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, Club 29 completed the top five.

“I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. I hope we put on a good show for them. It’s not the Topless 100, but it feels just as good to win this race. I am a little speed sensitive. The car felt good in clean air. I just didn’t know where to be. I am glad I had Phillip [Snellen], my crew chief down there helping me out by giving me signals. I got lost out there a little bit just running the top. Then I went back to the middle,” said McCreadie in Lucas Oil Victory Lane.

Arkansas native, Jack Sullivan ran in second for the first eight laps of the race until Darrell Lanigan forged ahead of him. Lanigan then battled with Bloomquist who had quickly made his way to the front of the field after starting on the inside of the fourth row. Lanigan was running third when he slowed on lap 66 to bring out the caution – retiring from the remainder of the event.

A caution with 95 laps in the books set-up a three-lap shootout to the finish - but McCreadie got a good restart and kept Bloomquist at bay. “It was our night,” said McCreadie. “The scoreboard had some lights out on it and I thought there were 30 laps to go or something like that. They told us on the radio that there were three to go, so I was relieved about that.”

Bloomquist was pleased with his night, “Our car was good right from the start. I would have liked to have had some more time to work on the car during the break before the feature, but it turned out o.k. for us. We would get close to him [McCreadie] in traffic and then a caution would come out. His car was good out front with no traffic. We just couldn’t get enough momentum to get by him. I want to thank Reece Monument Company, Mark Martin Automotive, Crop Production Services, and all of our other great sponsors for making this possible.”

Shannon Babb was thrilled with his finish as well, “We are extremely happy with this car. This is only the fourth race we have run this year and these guys have been racing since January and February. I always look forward to coming here to race. The track was good tonight, and we passed a lot of good cars in this race. Our car was good up high, in the middle and down low. I don’t know what happened to Earl [Pearson] at the end, it was a tough break for those guys.

Completing the top ten were Jack Sullivan, Steve Francis, Billy Moyer Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., and Gregg Satterlee.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Bad Boy 98
Batesville Motor Speedway – Batesville, AR

Miller Welders Fast Time Group A: Tim McCreadie / 14.093 seconds
Miller Welders Fast Time Group B: Jimmy Owens / 13.941 seconds

Eibach Springs Heat Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O'Neal, Zachary McMillan, Morgan Bagley, Terry Phillips, Travis Ashley, Logan Martin, Austin Theiss, Tanner Kellick

FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jack Sullivan, Jesse Stovall, Don O'Neal, Billy Moyer, Ricky Thornton Jr., Stacy Taylor, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tyler Erb, Robert Baker, Jon Mitchell, Jonathan Rowan

Simpson Performance Products Heat Race #3 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee, Earl Pearson, Jr., Shannon Babb, Jared Landers, Steve Francis, Brandon Wilson, BJ Robinson, Colton Flinner, Austin Rettig, Joseph Gorby

QA1 Heat Race #4 Finish (10 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): Josh Richards, Billy Moyer, Jr., Wendell Wallace, Garrett Alberson, Hunter Rasdon, Kyle Beard, Mason Oberkramer, Gavin Landers, Boom Briggs, David Payne, Timothy Culp

Penske Racing Shocks B-Main #1 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Hudson O'Neal, Zachary McMillan, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ricky Thornton Jr., Tyler Erb, Terry Phillips, Stacy Taylor, Morgan Bagley, Travis Ashley, Robert Baker, Jon Mitchell, Jonathan Rowan, Austin Theiss, Tanner Kellick, Logan Martin-DNS

Fast Shafts B-Main #2 Finish (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): Jared Landers, Steve Francis, Kyle Beard, Hunter Rasdon, Gavin Landers, Boom Briggs, Brandon Wilson, BJ Robinson, Austin Rettig, David Payne, Joseph Gorby, Colton Flinner, Mason Oberkramer, Timothy Culp

Feature Finish (98 Laps):

FINISH START CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN EARNINGS
1 1 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $20,800
2 9 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN $11,000
3 14 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL $6,000
4 4 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV $4,700
5 11 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN $4,300
6 3 18X Jack Sullivan Greenbrier, AR $2,500
7 20 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY $2,800
8 8 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR $2,000
9 21 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL $2,500
10 6 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA $1,850
11 24 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR $2,350
12 18 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR $1,600
13 2 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN $2,450
14 17 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $2,200
15 7 0 Jesse Stovall Billings, MO $1,450
16 23 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $2,100
17 16 F5 Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM $1,350
18 12 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR $1,300
19 22 86 Kyle Beard Trumann, AR $1,250
20 13 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $1,200
21 25 R5 Hunter Rasdon Jonesboro, AR $1,200
22 10 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL $2,000
23 19 14z Zachary McMillan Gladewater, TX $1,200
24 15 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR $1,200
25 5 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY $1,900
26 26 5m Jon Mitchell Texarkana, TX $1,200
27 27 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA $100


Race Statistics
Entrants: 45
Lap Leaders: Tim McCreadie (Laps 1 – 98)
Cautions: Colton Flinner (Lap 23); Boom Briggs (Lap 41); Darrell Lanigan (Lap 66); Hunter Rasdon (Lap 95)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Boom Briggs, Timothy Culp
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Colton Flinner
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Steve Francis (Started: 20th; Finished: 7th; Advanced 13 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Scott Bloomquist
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Josh Richards
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Gregg Satterlee
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Pro Power Racing Engines
Ohlins Shocks Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Phillip Snellen (Tim McCreadie)
Fastest Lap of the Race: Tim McCreadie (Lap #1 – 15.472 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Tim McCreadie
Time of Race: 44 minutes 40 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:

POS CAR # DRIVER NAME HOMETOWN POINTS EARNINGS
1 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN 1765 $59,700
2 1R Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 1645 $45,425
3 39 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 1630 $50,600
4 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN 1490 $26,925
5 1 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL 1470 $32,400
6 5 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1450 $31,525
7 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL 1415 $20,250
8 49 Jonathan Davenport Williamson, SC 1370 $18,575
9 15 Steve Francis Bowling Green, KY 1355 $16,650
10 14 Darrell Lanigan Union, KY 1340 $16,400
11 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN 1220 $12,175
12 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 1180 $10,425
13 C8 Timothy Culp Prattsville, AR 1130 $7,500
14 22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 1115 $9,350
15 75 Colton Flinner Allison Park, PA 1030 $7,125


*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*


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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Official Sponsors Include:

ASi Racewear - "The Official Merchandise Vendor" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Dunn Benson Ford - "The Official Pace Truck" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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GEICO - "The Official Insurance" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
General Tire - "The Official Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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Miller Welders - "The Official Welder" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization.  In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states.  The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios.  LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network.  For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com

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Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products.  Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry.  Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy.  Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more.  Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television.  Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV.  More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at:  www.LucasOil.com

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