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McCreadie edges Sheppard in DIRTcar Late Model thriller

By Series PR
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BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Tim McCreadie won a furious DIRTcar Late Model battle with Brandon Sheppard Tuesday night at the DIRTcar Nationals at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, halting Sheppard’s five-race win streak at the event.

McCreadie and Sheppard started side-by-side on the front row and put on a wheel-to-wheel clinic for 30 laps. McCreadie powered his machine on the top side as Sheppard kept pace on the bottom. Kyle Bronson entered the picture late to keep the pressure on Sheppard, who moved up and down on track trying to find a line past McCreadie.

A caution with ten laps to go gave McCreadie a clear track, but Sheppard still threw everything he had at him in the final two corners before coming up just a half-second short at the checkered flag.

Bronson followed in third, with Dennis Erb, Jr. in fourth and Blairsville, Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport in fifth.

The Super DIRTcar Series kicked off its portion of the DIRTcar Nationals with defending Series champion Mat Williamson holding off Erick Rudolph, who nearly pulled even with Williamson just as a caution waved on lap 13.

Williamson darted back to the lead on the restart while Anthony Perrego mounted a charge and nearly got Rudolph. Stewart Friesen charged from 19th to finish fourth with Larry Wight completing the top five.

The DIRTcar Nationals continues on Wednesday night, as the World of Outlaws Late Models opens their portion of the race week, while the Super DIRTcar Series continues their competition.

For more information, visit DIRTcarNationals.com.

Volusia Speedway Park – Barberville, FL
DIRTcar Nationals – February 11, 2020

DIRTcar Late Models
1. 39-Tim McCreadie
2. 1-Brandon Sheppard
3. 40B-Kyle Bronson
4. 28-Dennis Erb
5. 49-Jonathan Davenport
6. 157-Mike Marlar
7. 17M-Dale McDowell
8. 29v-Darrell Lanigan
9. 7-Ricky Weiss
10. 72-Michael Norris
11. 20-Jimmy Owens
12. 76-Brandon Overton
13. 3s-Brian Shirley
14. 0M-Chris Madden
15. 97-Cade Dillard
16. 2s-Stormy Scott
17. 18-Chase Junghans
18. 0e-Rick Eckert
19. 14-Josh Richards
20. 8-Kyle Strickler
21. 25-Shane Clanton
22. 15-Donny Schatz
23. 31-Tyler Millwood
24. 36-Logan Martin
25. 5-Mark Whitener
26. 25w-Allen Weisser

Super DIRTcar Series
1. 88-Mat Williamson
2. 25r-Erick Rudolph
3. 44P-Anthony Perrego
4. 44-Stewart Friesen
5. 99L-Larry Wight
6. 91-Billy Decker
7. 9S-Matt Sheppard
8. 49-Billy Dunn
9. 42P-Pat Ward
10. 3-Justin Haers
11. 21a-Peter Britten
12. 20-Brett Hearn
13. 7-Rick Laubach
14. 98H-Jimmy Phelps
15. 1-Billy Pauch
16. 83-Brian Swartzlander
17. 7MM-Michael Maresca
18. 19-Tim Fuller
19. 19m-Jessey Mueller
20. 23-Kyle Coffey
21. 30-Ronnie Johnson
22. 46-Jeremy Smith
23. 5-Matthew Stangle
24. 48T-Dave Rauscher
25. 6D-Dillon Steuer
26. 4-Andy Bachetti

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