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2024 Season


Tim McCreadie Joins Rocket1 Racing

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (03/18/24) – Three-time national champion Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., has officially been named the driver for the Rocket Chassis house car team, Mark Richards Racing announced on Monday.

McCreadie, 49, brings two decades of distinguished Dirt Late Model duty to the Shinnston, W.Va.-based operation that was left in the market for a new driver after Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., ended his successful year-plus run with the team last week.

The New Yorker will debut behind the wheel of the well-known blue No. 1 car in this weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, and Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway and spend the remainder of the season focused on chasing his third career title on the circuit with the team that won the crown last year with O’Neal.

“We’re excited to have Tim McCreadie,” team co-owner Mark Richards said. “He’s got years of experience, he’s a Lucas Oil and World of Outlaws champion, he’s won the World 100 and a lot of other races. We chose Tim McCreadie because he’s the guy that we need right now — somebody with experience and the tenacity to be able to carry the legacy of Rocket1 on.

“Hudson O’Neal is one of the top drivers in the country and I feel like his time with Rocket1 accelerated his climb to get there,” he added. “Hudson will always be part of Rocket1’s history and we were proud to have him on board. We can’t say enough about how great a guy Hudson is, we wish him the best in the future, and I’m sure he will have continued success in his career.”

McCreadie, who earned World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2004 and the championship in ’06 while running Rocket cars for most of the first decade of his full-fender career, expressed excitement to return to the Rocket fold as the company’s flagship driver. He joins Rocket1 Racing after a stint of four-plus years driving for Donald and Gena Bradsher’s Paylor Motorsports highlighted by back-to-back Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series titles in 2021-22.

“I’m extremely ecstatic and humbled at the same time to have the opportunity to drive the Rocket house car,” McCreadie said while thanking the Bradshers for their backing since 2020. “It’s an iconic ride for a long, long time. To be one of the guys Mark thought could do the job is very humbling from my end.

“If you would’ve told me several years ago I’d be driving this car, I would’ve been like, ‘I don’t see that ever happening.’ But here I am. I’m not gonna try to figure out why they want me. I’m just happy and fired up that they want me. I’m ready to get to work.”

McCreadie enters this weekend’s Lucas Oil Series action with one tour victory in 2024 and ranked ninth in the points standings, 225 points out of the lead and just 100 points away from the fourth-place spot. He’s sixth on the tour’s all-time win list with 35 career triumphs.

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunter’s Honey, Performance Grading, Stiles Marine & Maintenance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Fox Racing Shox, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Franklin Enterprises, Bubba Army, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, E3 Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Website & Marketing Services.

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Season Stats

Race Stats

  • Events28
  • Wins4
  • Top 511
  • Top 1021
Seubert Calf Ranches
Rocket Chassis
Ace Metal Works
Durham Racing Engines
Five Star Race Car Bodies
Gunter’s Honey
Performance Grading
Hoosier Racing Tires
Keyser Manufacturing
Petroff Towing
Sweet MFG
Accu-Force Shock Dyno
ATL Fuel Cells
Aurora Bearings
Barnes Systems Inc.
Bazell Race Fuels
Beyea Custom Headers
Brown  Miller Racing Solutions
Brinn Transmission
CP Carrillo
Dohm Cycles
FIbreworks Composites
Hardrock Powder Coating
Howe Racing Enterprises
Jones Racing Products
Kenny’s Components
MSD Ignition
Tel Tac
Performance Bodies and Parts
Peterson Fluid Systems
Powers Performance
Quick Car
Rocket Pre-Owned Motors
Show Trucks Unlimited
Simpson Race Products
Stealth Racing Carburetors
Strange Oval
Suave Talk
Walker Performance Filtration
E3 Spark Plugs
Wiles Racing
Winters Rearends
Xceldyne Group
Sunoco Race Fuel
Stiles Marine  Maintenance
Bubba Army
On Time Body  Graphic
Sharp Advantage Safety Products 2024
Fox Racing Shox 2024
Franklin Enterprises 2024
Allgaier Performance Parts
MatMan Designs