OCC Racing’s Sheldon Creed leads the 2012 SuperLite points championship and is looking for a double win under the lights of Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this weekend.
CORONA, CALIF., September 20, 2012 – 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.
Photo: Bryant Lambert
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.
Photo: Bryant Lambert
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.
VIDEO – #74 Sheldon Creed in action at LOORRS Reno 2012. Click image above to watch.
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.
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 Creed 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.