Tim McCreadie is prepping for the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals
This weekend Tim McCreadie is back in a Chili Bowl dirt midget. This will be the 6th year that the dirt late model star has entered the open wheel event since 2011, missing only the 2012 event.
McCreadie finished 2nd in the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship battle. However, dirt midgets are an entirely different racing discipline. There’s no better person to present the question to.
Watch the video below.
“It’s just different. They don’t really react exactly the same as what I’m used to,” Tim McCreadie discusses the comparison between a dirt midget and a dirt late model.
“Being a lot lighter,” McCreadie refers to the overall weight of the car. “And, me being maybe one of the more heavier guys in one of these things.”
“With a car being as light as ours, it just doesn’t handle the curbs as good as some of the other ones.”
“So, we gotta kinda massage this thing around. It just takes us awhile. It takes us 3-4 days to really get it.”
“Just like anything man, when everything feels comfortable, you usually go fast. I feel pretty comfortable. Hopefully, that translates into going fast.”
“Right now, we’re pretty happy.”
McCreadie is driving a car fielded by Andy Bondio. Tonight, McCreadie is one of the 18 drivers selected to compete in the VIROC race. The All-Star event kicks off the 2018 Chili Bowl Nationals week.
Related: 2018 VIROC field set
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