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January 15, 2009 at 04:02:24 PM
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This message was edited on January 15, 2009 at 04:06:57 PM by backstretchofficial42

Anyone know any news on Tim's crash last night???? Friend of mine heard he broke his back???? Any truth to that????


Any photos of the wreck????

January 15, 2009 at 04:19:06 PM
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Check out www.timmcreadie.com

video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chOMoL1KqXA

January 15, 2009 at 04:32:30 PM
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latest: http://www.timmccreadie.com/news.php

January 15, 2009 at 05:58:28 PM
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I got a call from T-Town today and was told that he had surgery today. I believe it was on the T3.
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Savage, Bad Monkey
January 15, 2009 at 06:27:01 PM
Joined: 07/30/2005
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  • Tim McCreadie)Tim's good friend, James Spink, reports from the hospital: Tim has been fitted for a back and neck brace. They are all anxious to hear what Dr. Trammell has to say once he gets a chance to talk to the doctors in Tulsa and review the MRI showing the fractured T3 vertebrate and bone fragments. Tim makes his living as a short-track racer and does not have health insurance. The process to setup a trust to help a racer in need is quite involved and takes a while. In the meantime, Kevin Miller, Jason Smith and James Spink at USAC, with the appreciation and support of Chili Bowl promoters Emmett Hahn and Lanny Edwards, have offered to help manage the many offers from the racing community to assist with Tim's medical and recovery expenses. Donations should be made payable to: USAC c/o Tim McCreadie Support Fund USAC 4910 West 16th Street Speedway, Indiana 46224 1/15

    Get well soon, other Tmac!


    January 15, 2009 at 07:42:11 PM
    Joined: 02/27/2005
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    Thoughts and prayers. Hope he is able to get back on track sooner than Lucas did.

    Ultralite axles should be illegal, they are an unnecessary waste in this day and age.




    They don't even know how to spell sprint car much less chromoly...http://www.ycmco.com

    January 15, 2009 at 08:26:32 PM
    Joined: 11/12/2006
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    I saw the video.......hard to see what happened that caused the flip. Please advise..... Thoughts and prayers to Tim, helluva gasser..... -D-

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    January 15, 2009 at 09:20:31 PM
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    Tim might be partial to fenders but he's a helluva racer. Get well soon man!!!

    Stan Meissner

    January 15, 2009 at 11:43:25 PM
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    Posted By: dnsprint2000 on January 15 2009 at 08:26:32 PM
    I saw the video.......hard to see what happened that caused the flip. Please advise..... Thoughts and prayers to Tim, helluva gasser..... -D-

    His rear axle broke right before he went into turn 1, folding his right rear under the car.

    January 16, 2009 at 01:08:29 AM
    Joined: 07/08/2007
    Posts: 218

    I'll just say it was sickening. It looked like it broke on the front stretch leaving him with nothing to do when he went into the turn. He flipped hard and took out a pole in the fence on his way to the top of the equipment in the corner outside the track. A lot of things ended up broken. I'm just really glad he looks like he's going to be okay. I can't say I've ever seen anything like that from event to aftermath, and I've seen a lot of race car wrecks.

    The Mermaid

    January 16, 2009 at 12:56:14 PM
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    This message was edited on January 16, 2009 at 12:58:12 PM by singlefile

    Very sad news for one of the most personable drivers in all of short-racing. I can't believe a racer whose father broke his back in a Modified crash in 1988 wouldn't at least carry major medical insurance. About seven or eight years ago, there was a popular biography released here in the Northeast on the career of Bob McCreadie. In the book, Bob talked about having to sit out all of 1988 and that the incident made him even more vigilant that he would try to never blow off a fan because race fans were what allowed him to survive financially that season.

    Bob also talked extensively in the book about the how much he wanted Tim to keep the stability of a full-time job and just be a weekend racer.. Prior to becoming a full-time driver, Tim McCreadie worked as a mechanic at Lear Services. McCreadie's job there was to maintain and repair attack helicopters from the nearby Fort Drum military base in upstate New York.

    January 16, 2009 at 05:47:43 PM
    Joined: 01/06/2008
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    Best of luck to Tim.... As I saw the whole thing unwrap I only wished for the best of him... This is just another example of why Hans Devices and Full Containment seats need to be mandatory.... It could have been prevented if he had them. Again hoping for a fast recovery

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