Off-road racing prodigy takes 1st place in his #74 A.M. Ortega SuperLite at Round 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series at Glen Helen Raceway.
|CORONA, CALIF., August 9, 2012 - In front of 15,000 off-road race fans, Sheldon Creed has extended his points lead in the #74 A.M. Ortega SuperLite truck at Round 9 & 10 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series (LOORRS) at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. On Saturday, Creed quickly dominated the field under the lights when he took the lead on Lap 3 in turn three. Following two full course cautions, the restart and a constantly position-changing lineup following Creed, Sheldon stayed away from the trouble and led the pack to the checkers for the win. Not only did he take the win ahead of 12 racers, but Sheldon also claimed the SuperLite fast lap for the night in Lap 2 with a time of 53.336.
Sunday was a hot one and with that, so was the SuperLite race. As the sun dropped, Sheldon began working, from fourth, at a consistent pace towards that #1 position. Following the restart and a full course caution, Sheldon Creed prepared to strike as the restart lap had begun. He pulled out in front during turn two gaining Sheldon the lead. With the checkers in sight, Sheldon Creed piloted the #74 A.M. Ortega SuperLite across the finish line sweeping the weekend with two 1st place podiums.
Sheldon Creed is on track for the SuperLite Championship with his sixth season win already, he’s a consistent force to be reckon with. This is Sheldon’s Rookie Year in the SuperLite class, last year he took the Regional Championship in only two weekends concluded by a round win, two podiums and a fifth place finish.
On Saturday’s Pro Lite lineup there were 24 racers ready to battle, Sheldon Creed qualified third and started the race on the outside front. As the field mixed up, bumped and banged, Creed remained determined to grab a hold of a podium spot. During the restart lap, Creed was able to get by Beat in turn two. Once in fifth, Creed held off the #51 Pro Lite but suffered from a mishap where he spun out leaving him with a split radiator and finish in 20th.
After a valiant effort to the top five in the Pro Lite race, “a rock hit the radiator, split the radiator and the motor overheated. We made the decision to save the motor and not run the Pro Lite on Sunday” says Scott Creed, Sheldon’s father. Sheldon Creed is stretching his legs in the Pro Lite truck, this is also his Rookie Year in the class.
Come out and watch #74 Sheldon Creed battle it out with a stacked field of top off-road racers at Wild West Motorsports Park near Reno, Nevada on August 25th & 26th. Get your tickets at the track or online at http://www.showclix.com/
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 .
Stop by the A.M. Ortega pit, see how the team works and Sheldon as he gets ready for short-course battle. Don’t forget to grab a poster in the pits and pick up a Sheldon Creek t-shirt at the NtenseTees booth!
About Sheldon Creed:
A 14-year-old, high school student with a stacked list of impressive career racing highlights under his belt on two- and four-wheels. Highlights include: 2011 Lucas Oil Regional SuperLite Champion, 2011 Lucas Oil Regional Modified Kart Champion, 2010 Lucas Oil JR 2 Kart Champion, 2009 Lucas Oil JR1 Kart Champion, 2009 Lucas Oil Modified Kart Champion, 2009 M4SX JR 1 Kart Champion, 2008 M4SX JR 1 Kart Champion, 2008 M4SX Modified Kart Champion, 2005 CMMC Stock 50cc 7-8 Champion Motocross Champion, 2005 CMMC Modified 50cc 7-8 Motocross Champion and over 21 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series wins. With a strong passion and solid focus for winning races, you can’t go wrong assuming Sheldon is here to party with the big boys. If this were a poker game, it’d be a safe bet that the Creed isn’t bluffing, he’s made it this far and is here for business. Creed already has plans to contend in the Pro 2 Unlimited class by 2014.
For Sheldon Creed sponsorship opportunities, contact Scott Creed at 619-719-8575.