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Legendary north country racer Bob McCreadie passes at age 74

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) – Legendary north country racecar driver “Barefoot” Bob McCreadie has passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, May 15.

The Watertown native was a Hall of Fame racer and was inducted into the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame in 2006. McCreadie amassed over 500 feature victories at 56 different tracks in a career that went from the mid-1970s until the mid-2000s.

He got his start at race tracks in Northern New York in Evans Mills, Watertown and LaFargeville. McCreadie was also the Super DIRT Week main event winner at the Moody Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds in 1986.

His career ended in 2006 after a motorcycle accident in a Watertown parking lot. McCreadie suffered serious injuries from the accident.

Racing runs in the family as his son, Tim, and his grandson, Jordan have carried on the family legacy. Tim was a two-time Lucas Oil Dirt Series winner, a Chili Bowl winner in 2006 and a World Of Outlaws champion in that same year.

Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville announced that all heat races will be nine laps on Friday night in honor of Bob McCreadie’s passing.

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