SARVER, Pa. (June 22) — Live updates from Thursday’s second 25-lap semifeature during the Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel weekend at Lernerville Speedway:
Getting a strong start in his bid to become the first back-to-back winner of the Firecracker 100 presented by Big River Steel, Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., recorded a wire-to-wire triumph in Friday afternoon’s second 25-lap semifeature at Lernerville Speedway. He survived a caution-plagued affair to defeat Spencer Hughes by 3.259 seconds for the $5,000 winner’s check.
With steady, moderate rain falling through the early morning hours, the Lernerville Speedway surface remained too wet for competition at the scheduled 11:30 a.m. time for hot laps on Friday. At 12:15 p.m., the track crew was still running in the 4/10-mile oval while officials announced that practice sessions would begin at 1 p.m. followed by the twin 25-lap semifeatures.
Forecasts call for a chance of thunderstorms to rise significantly after 4 p.m., putting some doubt on whether Friday evening's scheduled preliminary program will start on time with hot laps at 6 p.m. or event be completed.
After the heats for both semifeatures were completed by 9:05 p.m. despite light rain falling, the precipitation picked up slightly just as the field for the first 25-lapper rolled onto the track. Officials immediately sent the cars back to the pits with the showers intensifying; just over a half-hour later the decision was made to postpone the twin semifeatures to Friday with hot laps at 11:30 a.m. and the first race scheduled to begin at 12 noon.
Officials plan to start Friday's twin 25-lap semifeature program at its scheduled time with hot laps at 6 p.m.
(8 laps; all transfer)
First heat finish: Tim McCreadie, Spencer Hughes, Ross Robinson, Alex Ferree, Chub Frank, Tyler Dietz, Todd Bachman, Ron Hall, Doug Eck.
Second heat finish: Cody Overton, Devin Moran, Ryan Montgomery, Benji Hicks, Kyle Strickler, Braeden Dillinger, Kevin Smith (DNS) Kyle Lukon.
Third heat finish: Hudson O’Neal, Daulton Wilson, Daryl Charlier, Garrett Alberson, Brent Vosbergen, Dan Angelicchio, Chuckie Lepsch (DQ) Levi Yetter.
1. Spencer Hughes (11H), Meridian, Miss., 15.494
2. Kyle Strickler (8), Mooresville, N.C., 15.574
3. Hudson O'Neal (1), Martinsville, Ind., 15.652
4. Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 15.665
5. Devin Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, 15.719
6. Levi Yetter (9), Cabot, Pa., 15.730
7. Alex Ferree (1c), Saxonburg, Pa., 15.750
8. Benji Hicks (55), Mount Airy, N.C., 15.772
9. Daulton Wilson (18D), Fayetteville, N.C., 15.895
10. Ross Robinson (7R), Georgetown, Del., 15.951
11. Cody Overton (15K), Evans, Ga., 15.995
12. Garrett Alberson (58), Las Cruces, N.M., 16.007
13. Tyler Dietz (77), Pittsburgh, Pa., 16.073
14. Ryan Montgomery (4s), Fairmont, W.Va., 16.105
15. Daryl Charlier (3RK), Bulger, Pa., 16.201
16. Chub Frank (1*), Bear Lake, Pa., 16.234
17. Braeden Dillinger (14D), Dawson, Pa., 16.406
18. Dan Angelicchio (14), Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 16.412
19. Doug Eck (20D), Corry, Pa., 16.582
20. Kyle Lukon (184), Burgettstown, Pa., 16.826
21. Brent Vosbergen (AUS1), Perth, W. Australia, 16.866
22. Todd Bachman (66), Natrona Heights, Pa., 17.096
23. Kevin Smith (97), Arkport, N.Y., 17.248
24. Chuckie Lepsch (1L), Johnstown, Pa., 17.335
25. Ron Hall (01), Hookstown, Pa., 17.359