OSWEGO, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown native Tim McCreadie is taking a quick break from his duties on the Lucas Oil Late Model circuit to visit Oswego Speedway as Super DIRT Week sets up shop for another year.
"I've got to run the Lucas Oil stuff Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so there's no chance of going back and forth with our cars," he said.
"Here kinda helping Kyle Coffey, Vic's son, and anybody else, just kind of being here, so here we are," he said. "The modifieds are always close to my heart, I haven't run one all year. My little brother Jordan will be racing, so with any luck anyone I'm hanging around with will be competitive. It's always more fun when you're winning."
McCreadie has had a great season on the Lucas Oil circuit, currently holding down second place with two races left in the campaign. His goal is to hold onto his position in the top two.
"We've been up battling the last few years in points, we've been close for the Sweeteners car. "We haven't won as many as we wanted to, we're a fifth, a second, a third place -- we had a lot of major things we changed this year, a new shock company, Bill Stein out of Germany came on board and helped us out. It's just been baby steps -- I'm really proud of what we've done. I'm hoping to hang onto second, first is a little out of reach, but second is obtainable, so I'm happy."
McCreadie has been successful despite being a small venture.
"It's always a process -- every time you think you have something down pat, somebody else in the pit area is going to come up with something better, you're always digging," he said. "Our biggest issue is funding, we're just not as funded as some of the big time teams, we do a lot with a little.
"If we can just do a little more testing, I think we can do some special things -- the hardest stuff to do is put the motor program in place, come up with the right manufacturer and shock company. We've got that handled, we just need a little more -- we are not going to cry about it, we are going to go out and do our best."
Thursday’s local scores
Boys’ high school soccer
Lyme 8, LaFargeville 2
Thousand Islands 2, Beaver River 0
Carthage 5, Immaculate Heart 1
General Brown 2, Lowville 1
South Lewis 5, Sandy Creek-Pulaski 1
Belleville Henderson 5, Copenhagen 1
Girls’ high school soccer
Canton 6, St. Lawrence Central 0
Chateaugay 1, Tupper Lake 0
Edwards-Knox 2, Lisbon 1
Hammond 4, Heuvelton 0
Harrisville 3, Hermon-DeKalb 2
Norwood-Norfolk 1, Madrid-Waddington 1
Malone 7, OFA 0
Massena 1, Potsdam 1
Gouverneur 4, Salmon River 1
Women’s college hockey
St, Lawrence 2, Vermont 2
High school volleyball
OFA 3, Canton 1
Salmon River 3, Brushton-Moira 0
Potsdam 3, Gouverneur 0
Girls’ high school swimming
Canton 123, Potsdam 47
Gouverneur 87, Massena 82