Friday, January 16, 2009
McCreadie Hurt In Chili Bowl Prelim Crash
2006 champion Tim McCreadie was injured during Wednesday’s second night of qualifying for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa Expo Raceway.
McCreadie, a former World of Outlaws Late Model champion and dirt modified standout, was leading his qualifying race when a boken rear axle sent him flipping over the catch fence. He was removed from the car by emergency medical technicians and transported to a local hospital, where doctors diagnosed a fractured thoracic (T3) vertebra and floating bone fragments in his spine. McCreadie was fitted for a back and neck brace yesterday, and reportedly faces a lengthy recovery.
Amazingly, McCreadie reportedly does not have health insurance.