2017 Silver Dollar Nationals results from July 22nd, 2017 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Tonight, the racing action concludes at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE. It’s the final night of the 3-day Silver Dollar Nationals. Tonight’s winner will walk away with $53,000. The payout from 2nd place to last place isn’t too shabby either.
View full 2017 Silver Dollar Nationals results below.
The first 18 positions in tonight’s main event have already been set. Steve Francis and Don O’Neal will lead the field. They collected the most points have yesterday’s duel heat race format.
Tonight, A pair of B-Mains will set the last 3 rows of the grid. B Main #1 sets the tail of the inside line. B Main #2 sets the tail of the outside line. 3 cars will transfer in from each.
The A-Main will feature 80 laps around I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE.
Josh Richards and Timothy Culp set the first row. They lead the first of two B-Mains to the green flag. Top 3 set the inside final rows of the main.
Josh Richards and Timothy Culp run side by side in turn 1. Culp slips in turn 3, give the lead to Josh Richards on the bottom lane. Caution.
Green. Richards is driving off.
Culp is going the opposite direction. He finds himself in a battle with Satterlee for the 3rd and final transfer spot.
Richards drives to the win. Satterlee misses the cut but he’ll be gifted a provisional in the main.
Terry Phillips and Mike Marlar line up first in B-Main #2. The top 3 finishers set the tail of the outside line in the main.
Mike Marlar jumps out to the lead. He hits the cushion with no plans of leaving it.
Terry Phillips slots into the runner up spot. But Chris Simpson wants a better starting position. He takes 2nd away and puts Phillips on the hot seat.
Marlar has left the field. He wins B-Main #2.
Clay Daly 4th. Brandon Sheppard finished 5th. Jimmy Mars 6th. Jimmy Owens 7th.
Owens is another LOLMDS regular in need of a provisional. It’s going to be a large field of cars tonight.
Jake O’Neil takes the early lead. Brandon Sheppard slots into 2nd.
Sheppard takes the top spot.
Caution. John Duty is riding the wall in turn 3.
He’s vertical on the wall. As his car slows down. He gently rolls down the banking. End over end, backwards. It comes to a rest, right-side up.
Duty doesn’t climb from the #5 car but the dirt late model driver is alright as he leaves the racing surface on the hook. Red Flag.
Related: John Duty flip sequence photos
Green. Brandon Sheppard still leads but Mars moves to 2nd in turn 1. Wyman is in trouble. Caution. Reset. That pass didn’t count.
Green. Caution. Green. Mars does it again. This time a lap it completed
Nobody in this race can touch Brandon Sheppard. He drives off to the win in the Belt Bash, non-qualifiers race.
Next up, an 80 lap main event. The Silver Dollar Nationals winner takes home an impressive $53,000 check.
Raindrops fall lightly overhead as the field lines up on the front stretch. It doesn’t matter, it’s a drizzle, after 3 days of getting to this point we’re going green. 4 wide salute, fireworks.
Steve Francis and Don O’Neal will be the first to see the flag. They lead the field into turn 1. Steve Francis wins the race into turn 1. On the bottom he slides up in front of Don O’Neal.
Brian Shirley is coming on the bottom he picks off O’Neal as well. Caution. Lap 3.
Green. Francis leads. Don O’Neal is coming. 10 laps green. O’Neal is rolling the bottom and gaining time. He’s around Francis in turn 3. New leader.
Tim McCreadie is flying through the field. He started 16th. He’s now inside the top 5.
Caution. Billy Moyer is backwards in turn 2. He’s pointing at Erb as he rests.
Lap 13, green flag. Don O’Neal leads. Shirley is coming quick. Shirley jumps to the top.
Trouble! Shirley had a nose on Don O’Neal at the exit of turn 2. O’Neal was going to clear the car to the wall. Shirley’s nose was there.
Don O’Neal gets turned completely sideways. He’s into the wall nose first. Tim McCreadie avoids it all and drives under power to the lead. Don O’Neal somehow gets it straight again. He holds onto 2nd. No caution. Still trying to figure out how that didn’t turn into a red flag.
Green. Tim McCreadie is driving away from the field. The race is for 2nd. Earl Pearson Jr is coming. He’s under Brian Shirley. They head into turn 3, Shirley takes it back. Bronson slips by Pearson as well.
Lap 37, McCreadie deep in lapped traffic.
Caution. Jimmy Owens is in the wall in turn 2.
Lap 38. Green. Bronson jumps the cushion in turn 1. Brian Shirley slips by. Bronson is 4 wide off turn 2 but he holds onto 3rd.
Lap 50, McCreadie is fighting for the bottom with the lapped cars. He was under Tad Pospisil in turn 1. Pospisil wasn’t aware of that. McCreadie sent him for a 90 degree slide on entry. Both checkup but continue.
Lap 52, green. Someone got squirmy on the restart. That bunched up the whole field. Chase Junghans went upside down. Multiple cars involved in the crash before the flag stand. Red flag.
Green. Lap 52 attempt number two. Tim McCreadie is gone by the time they reach the flag stand.
Earl Pearson Jr is back around Brian Shirley.
Caution. Josh Richards is in the pits for a helmet change and RR tire change.
Green, lap 57. Tim McCreadie leads. Brandon Sheppard had now driven from the back to the front. He hasn’t left the cushion all night.
Now, he’s all over Earl Pearson Jr for 2nd. Sheppard started this race on a provisional. Move Sheppard to 2nd.
Caution. This just got really interesting.
Lap 69, green flag. Tim McCreadie leads as Sheppard and Pearson fight for 2nd. Sheppard is through and mounting a fight for the lead. Hudson O’Neal pulls a slider on Pearson.
McCreadie and Sheppard now mirror each other’s lines. McCreadie pulled up to block and he’s driving away again.
Tim McCreadie wins the 2017 Silver Dollar Nationals!
View full Silver Dollar Nationals results from I-80 Speedway below.
Tim McCreadie from victory lane, “Thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight. When I heard them say Sheppard was second on that final restart. I thought, WOW, because he started in the back. On that last restart, my crew motioned for me to go out further on the track from where I was running. They showed me where Brandon was running. Holy cow, $53,000, that’s a lot of money. After Don [O’Neal] and Shirley got together I just got by them. My car was good on the bottom anyway so I just stayed there.”
The 2017 Silver Dollar Nationals winner, “Sometimes you have to have a little luck. I have only run this Pro Power motor twice before. Hats off to Bill Schlieper and everyone at Pro Power. I want to thank Longhorn Chassis, Bobby, Terry and Justin Labonte for giving me this opportunity to drive their car. This whole deal is amazing. We have had our growing pains, but everyone has stuck behind me.”
On Tuesday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads back to Illinois. The nationals dirt late model tour will trek from Nebraska to Macon, IL. On July 25th, it’s the St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon Speedway.
Author: Shane Walters
Tim McCreadie Photos
Silver Dollar Nationals
B Main #1 – July 22, 2017
Silver Dollar Nationals
1. Josh Richards; 2. Corey Zeitener; 3. Timothy Culp; 4. Gregg Satterlee; 5. Jake O’Neil; 6. Justin Duty; 7. Bill Leighton; 8. JC Wyman; 9. Jeremy Grady; 10. Matt Buller; 11. Brian Kosiski; 12. Bob King; 13. Dave Eckrich; 14. Joey Moriarity;
B Main #2 – July 22, 2017
Silver Dollar Nationals
1. Mike Marlar; 2. Chris Simpson; 3. Terry Phillips; 4. Clay Daly; 5. Brandon Sheppard; 6. Jimmy Mars; 7. Jimmy Owens; 8. Randy Timms; 9. Kyle Berek; 10. Al Humphrey; 11. Austin Siebert; 12. Boom Briggs; 13. Mike Stadel; 14. Allan Hopp; 15. John Duty;
Belt Bash – Non Qualifiers
Silver Dollar Nationals
1. Brandon Sheppard; 2. Jimmy Mars; 3. Kyle Berck; 4. Dave Eckrich; 5. Matt Buller; 6. Jake O’Neil; 7. Clay Daly; 8. Austin Siebert; 9. Allan Hopp; 10. Brian Kosiski; 11. Mike Stadel; 12. Bob King; 13. Justin Duty; 14. Al Humphrey; 15. JC Wyman; 16. John Duty;
Main Event – July 22, 2017
Silver Dollar Nationals
Feature Finish (80 Laps):
|FINISH||START||CAR #||DRIVER NAME||HOMETOWN||EARNINGS|
|1||15||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||$54,050|
|2||32||1S||Brandon Sheppard||New Berlin, IL||$20,250|
|3||17||40B||Kyle Bronson||Brandon, FL||$10,150|
|4||4||0||Scott Bloomquist||Mooresburg, TN||$8,350|
|5||9||18||Shannon Babb||Mowequa, IL||$6,150|
|6||5||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||$6,050|
|7||3||3s||Brian Shirley||Chatham, IL||$4,950|
|8||22||32C||Chris Simpson||Oxford, IA||$4,400|
|9||14||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$5,100|
|10||2||5||Don O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||$5,200|
|11||6||14||Darrell Lanigan||Union, KY||$4,750|
|12||12||28E||Dennis Erb, Jr.||Carpentersville, IL||$4,550|
|13||19||1R||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||$4,350|
|14||31||98||Ben Schaller||Omaha, NE||$3,200|
|15||1||15||Steve Francis||Bowling Green, KY||$4,100|
|16||27||99B||Boom Briggs||Bear Lake, PA||$1,800|
|17||29||5T||Randy Timms||Wheatland, OK||$2,600|
|18||30||4||Tad Pospisil||Norfolk, NE||$2,500|
|19||11||20x||Rodney Sanders||Happy, TX||$2,450|
|20||26||22||Gregg Satterlee||Rochester Mills, PA||$4,700|
|21||25||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||$2,750|
|22||21||26JR||Corey Zeitner||Omaha, NE||$2,000|
|23||8||18J||Chase Junghans||Manhattan, KS||$2,025|
|24||20||157||Mike Marlar||Winfield, TN||$1,850|
|25||10||7k||Jason Krohn||Slayton, MN||$2,025|
|26||33||14B||Kyle Berck||Marquette, NE||$1,950|
|27||16||56||Tony Jackson, Jr.||Lebanon, MO||$1,925|
|28||7||25||Chad Simpson||Mt. Vernon, IA||$2,000|
|29||23||C8||Timothy Culp||Prattsville, AR||$1,825|
|30||13||21||Billy Moyer||Batesville, AR||$1,800|
|31||18||25Z||Mason Zeigler||Chalk Hill, PA||$1,700|
|32||24||75P||Terry Phillips||Springfield, MO||$1,850|
|33||28||75s||Jesse Stovall||Billings, MO||$1,700|
Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 – 11); Don O’Neal (12 – 20); Tim McCreadie (Laps 21 – 80)
Cautions: Shannon Babb (Lap 3); Billy Moyer (Lap 13); Chad Simpson (Lap 38); Don O’Neal (Lap 52); Dennis Erb Jr., Randy Timms, Corey Zeitner, Boom Briggs, Scott Bloomquist, Chase Junghans (Lap 52); Josh Richards (Lap 57); Gregg Satterlee (Lap 69)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Jimmy Owens, Gregg Satterlee
Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association Provisionals: Jesse Stovall, Randy Timms
I-80 Speedway Track Provisionals: Tad Pospisil, Ben Schaller
Belt-Bash Non-Qualifiers Race Provisionals: Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Berck
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisionals: Boom Briggs
Wrisco Feature Winner: Tim McCreadie
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Started: 32nd; Finished: 2nd; Advanced 30 Positions)
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Josh Richards
Allstar Performance Power Move of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Brandon Sheppard
Hot Rod Processing Rookie of the Race: Hudson O’Neal
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 #23 – 18.5980 seconds)
Safecraft Most Laps Led: Tim McCreadie
PFC Brakes Pole Award: Steve Francis
Time of Race: 66 minutes 51 seconds
Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
|POS||CAR #||DRIVER NAME||HOMETOWN||POINTS||EARNINGS|
|1||1R||Josh Richards||Shinnston, WV||5800||$161,100|
|2||0||Scott Bloomquist||Mooresburg, TN||5655||$165,275|
|3||39||Tim McCreadie||Watertown, NY||5635||$183,025|
|4||5||Don O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||5275||$102,500|
|5||1||Earl Pearson, Jr.||Jacksonville, FL||5150||$104,675|
|6||20||Jimmy Owens||Newport, TN||5090||$100,175|
|7||14||Darrell Lanigan||Union, KY||4945||$79,800|
|8||28E||Dennis Erb, Jr.||Carpentersville, IL||4875||$71,525|
|9||22||Gregg Satterlee||Rochester Mills, PA||4680||$76,950|
|10||15||Steve Francis||Bowling Green, KY||4600||$59,875|
|11||71||Hudson O’Neal||Martinsville, IN||4590||$64,050|
|12||99B||Boom Briggs||Bear Lake, PA||4240||$48,450|
*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*