Sheldon Creed and E.J. Viso battled door to door in the closing laps of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Saturday, before Viso made a critical error allowing the 17-year-old Creed to overtake him and cruise to victory for his second win of the young season.
ADELAIDE, South Australia – Sheldon Creed captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Stadium Super Trucks (SST) at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia, beating Robby Gordon to the line by a truck length.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – Sheldon Creed completed a weekend sweep in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Toronto Sunday by edging Robby Gordon for the second day in a row winning both weekend races.
Sitting second in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Championship points, Sheldon Creed came into Round 15 with an all or nothing attitude and the will to reach out and take a championship at any cost. With the 2012 Pro Lite Unlimited champion just 9 points behind Creed he knew he would have his work cut out for him in Round 15.
As if attempting to compete for a championship wasn’t enough pressure, Sheldon Creed would take the Traxxas AM Ortega BFGoodrich Pro Lite #74 to battle against 25 other Pro Lite drivers in a quest to become the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup champion, and $10,000 richer.
When the green flag dropped for the final points race, “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed pushed the #74 Pro Lite to the absolute limit in order to make up ground on his 12th place starting position. One by one Creed clawed away at the competition putting down faster and faster lap times each time around the track. Lap 8 would bring out a full course red flag after a nasty rollover off of the ski-jump while battling for the third place position. Unfortunately for Creed when the red flag came out; Creed stopped the #74 and immediately got slammed from behind. This incident would not only take the reckless driver out of Round 15 but it would also send Creed to the hot-pits in need of repairs.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – The finale of the 2013 Sands Sport Super Show would feature round No. 13 of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks competition along with Stock and Modified Side x Side’s, 450 and Modified Trophy Kart’s all racing on the temporary constructed asphalt/ dirt and sand race course.
Just as the two days previous, Stadium Super Trucks, would take to the track for two practice sessions, beforethe best of 2-laps qualifying session. Justin Lofton continued where he left off the night before laying down the quickest lap of the weekend.
Sunday afternoons final would see a six-car invert with Apdaly Lopez pacing the 18-lap SST final to green. Lopez would lead lap-1 followed by Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid.
“The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed and the entire OCCR crew made their way to Glen Helen Raceway with a bright new look and bold new statement. The AM Ortega OCCR crew isn’t afraid to push the limits of what has been done before and where “The Prodigy” needs to be.
Entering Rounds 9&10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with his brand new livery, not only did Sheldon Creed come to San Bernardino California flying his bright new colors, he also made a huge statement with his newest title sponsor; Traxxas RC. Creed will take this added support of the #74 Traxxas AM Ortega Pro Lite and combine it with his desire to win and raw talent in order to make an unstoppable package on the track and in the pits.
Heading into Glen Helen, Sheldon Creed sat 2nd in the championship points standings and knew he needed to be a top competitor in order to remain in contention for a championship at the end of the year. After qualifying 3rd for Round 9, Creed started on the 2nd row with Bradley Morris and the 2012 Pro Lite Champion RJ Anderson starting on the front row.
As gorgeous weather conditions surrounded the Toronto area for the second day in a row, the encore presentation of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round No. 8 of competition.
The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of the fastest times from Saturday’s Round No. 7. After the inversion Toronto, native, Paul Tracy would find himself starting from the pole position to the inside of Scottsdale, Ariz., driver, P.J. Jones.
One of the hardest things about being an off road racer is the time and commitment that it really takes in order to win, even more difficult is living up to the nickname “The Prodigy” at just 15 years of age. Going into Round 5 Sheldon Creed was sitting uncomfortably in 11th place over-all in the Championship Points standings and he was well aware of the fact that he would have to make up some valuable ground at Lake Elsinore for Rounds 5&6 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.
Kicking off the weekend, Sheldon Creed turned the fastest lap time for the Pro Lite division and would earn himself and the #74 Pro Lite a front row seat for the main event. As if that wasn’t a big enough task for the young Creed, Sheldon and the OCCR crew had to work twice as hard this weekend in an attempt to take on 27 of the fastest Pro Lites in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as well as some of the most elite off-road veterans in the sport at Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks Series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Continuing his hot streak, Creed was able to pull off the fastest qualifying time at SST beating out none other than NASCAR superstar Robby Gordon, making it two for two.
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.