Coming off of his double-podium weekend in Las Vegas at Rounds 13&14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed made a quick stop at the California, Nevada border to shake things up a bit in the Traxxas TORC Series.
To say there is a rivalry between West Coast and Mid-West racers would be an understatement. When Sheldon Creed and the OCCR crew rolled into Primm, Nevada for the Mid-West based Traxxas TORC Series final Round, tensions mounted. Creed, along with a host of other West Coast drivers, stood predominantly smack dab in the middle of multiple championship battles and were looking to do everything they could to wind up on the podium.
After a successful qualifying session, Sheldon was able to outrun the field and successfully position himself at the front of the pack for the main event. When the green flag dropped it was the West Coast boys who made it through turn one taking the top four spots. The front-runners would swap positions nearly every lap, making for some exciting racing and putting a real kink in the championship points battle. As the lead group began to gap the rest of the Pro Lite field, Sheldon knew he needed to make a move. Sheldon inched his way past his fellow West Coast racers and left no room for the possibility of a counterstrike.
As soon as Sheldon found clean air at the front of the field, there was no looking back. Sheldon would go on to distance himself from the rest of the field and put the #74 BFGoodrich Traxxas Pro Lite into cruise control all the way to the finish. Creed finished Round 15 of the Traxxas TORC Series standing at the top of the podium, setting the Traxxas Maxx Lap for the fastest lap time and walking away with $6,000 at the end of the day.
Creed commented, “I couldn’t be happier right now. I knew the track was going to start going away towards the half way point but I knew I had the crew and equipment to keep the truck at the front. Without a doubt, the guys at BFG gave me all the confidence I needed. I ran those things as hard as I possibly could. It’s unbelievable the abuse that these tires will take especially with a track like this.”
Round 16 didn’t end so well for Creed. Coming off an impressive win in Round 15, Creed would find himself in the “hot seat” (literally) in Rounds 16, leaving Sheldon and crew to settle for a respectable 5th place finish.
The next stop for “The Prodigy” and the entire OCCR crew is at Lake Elsinore California for the last and final round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, where Sheldon Creed currently sits 2nd in the overall championship points standings.
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