CORONA, CALIF. – Arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Round 13 & 14 of LOORRS (Lucas Oil Off-Road Series), the young Sheldon Creed is focused on a double victory atop the SuperLite podium at this weekend’s night race. In his debut LOORRS race weekend last year, it was 14-year-old Creed who climbed to the top of the SuperLite podium during Round 14. Since then, Sheldon Creed has been dominating the SuperLite class and currently leads the 2012 SuperLite Championship by 13 points.
The #74 SuperLite driver will battle it out among a class of experienced racers just north of the Las Vegas strip and Fremont Street this Friday, September 21st & Saturday, September 22nd – gates open to the public at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm. Well-versed for his age, Sheldon has centered his attention on strengthening his points lead. At Creed’s advantage, this race destination is one that he favors and knows that he is able to win at. The track offers a mixture of fast and technical sections, which is just what Creed would have ordered up for his driving style if he had designed it himself.
Sheldon’s father Scott Creed is happy to report, “Sheldon is maintaining a 3.2 GPA in his freshmen year of high school at Steel Canyon while consistently leading the 2012 points championship in SuperLite. We’re proud of him.” When the #74 driver is not in school or testing the race trucks, he is training on his motorcycle at RP Motocross Track. Riding helps keep Sheldon knowledgeable in the dirt reading lines outside of race day.
The A.M. Ortega Pro Lite will not be making the journey to Las Vegas, the team has been putting in a lot of hours to ensure that the truck will be perfect for Creed. Scott Creed says, “We’ve moved everything around; we’re moved the radiator up behind Sheldon and we’ve also moved the tranny and the re-build motor. Sheldon will be testing the truck at the upcoming Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Race Series in Arizona this October.” With lots of hard work and perseverance from the crew, they plan to have the Pro Lite racing for the Challenge Cup at next and final stop of the 2012 LOORRS race circuit in Firebird, Arizona.
Come out and watch #74 Sheldon Creed battle it out with a stacked field of top off-road racers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just minutes outside of Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21st& 22nd. Get your tickets at the track or online at http://www.showclix.com/events/255.
Stay tuned to CBS, CBS Sports, MAVTV, NBC Sports Network and SPEED television listings to watch Sheldon Creed take on the competition in Pro Lite class. Also, check out the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series schedule and TV listings at www.lucasoiloffroad.com.