The Dirt Track Walk of Fame to Induct Modified Legend Bob McCreadie
McCreadie, a 52-year-old resident of Watertown, N.Y., has recorded an amazing 500 feature victories in a career that spans more than 30 years. Known to his legion of fans simply as ¿Barefoot Bob,¿ McCreadie is as popular for his friendly, easy-going off-track persona as his smooth, stand-on-the-gas on-track style.
McCreadie¿s resume includes:
- 500 career feature victories.
- 301 feature victories in DIRT-sanctioned big-block modified competition.
- 36 track championships.
- Victories at 53 different tracks.
- Five-time winner of DIRT¿s Most Popular Driver Award.
- Two-time Mr. DIRT point champion.
- Three-time Super DIRT Series champion.
- Overall Best Driver in DIRT History as selected by a blue-ribbon panel.
¿They¿ve always said the numbers never lie and Bob McCreadie¿s statistics are among the most impressive in motorsports,¿ said H.A. ¿Humpy¿ Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. ¿Think of it like this: a NASCAR Winston Cup driver would have to win every race for nearly 14 consecutive years to match the number of victories Bob has recorded¿and he¿s still adding to the total! It is only fitting he is the first driver from the Northeast to be inducted into our Walk of Fame.¿
The Dirt Track Walk of Fame is patterned after a similar Court of Legends in front of Smith Tower at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway where such legendary motorsports figures as Richard Petty, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip, Junior Johnson, Alan Kulwicki and Tim Flock have been honored.
McCreadie will join 17-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion Steve Kinser, late model stock car legend Mike Duvall and the late flat-track motorcycle star Will Davis in The Walk of Fame.
As part of the induction ceremony, McCreadie¿s signature and foot print will be immortalized in concrete in The Walk of Fame area behind the main grandstand at The Dirt Track @ Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. Fans will be able to attend the induction ceremony prior to the start of practice for the Eckerd 100 on Saturday evening, April 5.
Reserved adult tickets for the Eckerd 100 on Saturday night, April 5, are $18 with children under 12 admitted for $5. Tickets for the Charlotte Small-Block Shootout on Friday, April 4, are just $12 for adults with children under 12 admitted for $5. All grandstand seats are $5 more the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.