VIDEO: Sheldon Creed Is The 2012 LOORRS SuperLite Champion And Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Winner
OCC Racing’s Sheldon Creed Takes The 2012 SuperLite Championship Home at LOORRS Round 15 in Arizona
CORONA, CALIF., November 28, 2012 – At 15-years-old, Sheldon Creed is the the youngest competitor ever to win the SuperLite Championship title. This weekend at Firebird Raceway, Sheldon took to the track and with a fifth place finish, he was named the SuperLite Champion of 2012. Following the final round was the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup, a one-off money race for the class, which was no surprise when the checkered flag waved and it was the newly plated #1 A.M. Ortega SuperLite race truck of Sheldon Creed atop the podium. The team is looking forward to a promising 2013 year in the premier Pro Lite class.
Photo: Bryant Lambert
Entering the opening lap of final LOORRS round, #74 points leader Sheldon Creed came out of the first turn in second place and held it all the way until the Competition Yellow. On last lap, Creed’s competitors piled into him forcing him on the outside line in turn three. After chaos cleared, Creed was able to make an honest push for fifth place. The runner up in points was a lap behind putting less pressure on Sheldon, who continued on to the season finale checkered flag. With a fifth place finish and a great season track record, it was no surprise that Sheldon Creed was the one who claimed the 2012 SuperLite Championship in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series.
Photo: Bryant Lambert
Firebird would also play host to the LOORRS Challenge Cup where the winner of the SuperLite money race would be taking home $6,000. An eager, newly titled SuperLite Champion Sheldon Creed was ready to take the field of drivers that were ready to strike for the prize money. Sheldon went out to give a preview to the fans what to expect of him in the upcoming 2013 year.
Off the green flag start, Sheldon held fourth in class and he was not having it. Runner up in points Drew Britt briefly made contact with Creed following Johnson’s get-off when exiting the Lucas Oil jump during lap two. When Radhers attempted to challenge the premiere position, Creed and Radhers made contact mid-air resulting with Radhers barrel rolling upon his coarse landing and another full course caution. On the restart lap, Creed led the pack of SuperLite drivers. With the checkers in sight, Creed sealed the Challenge Cup with his eighth win of the year making him the one of the most winningest LOORRS driver this season. Along with bragging rights from the Challenge Cup came a $6,000 check with Sheldon’s name on it.
Photo: Bryant Lambert
In 2013, Sheldon Creed and team will be solely focused on racing the professional Pro Lite class in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series. Sheldon’s father Scott Creed looks forward to the upcoming race year, “We’re really focused on next year running the Pro Lite and charging for another Championship win in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series.”
The hard-charging Sheldon Creed talks about racing and beyond, “Racing is a part of my life, I love every minute of it and am ready to take on a new field of well-seasoned drivers. I can’t wait to see where I stack up and am ready to work hard to earn that Pro class title in 2013.” We’d like to give a big thank you to our sponsors who made it possible to claim the SuperLite Championship in 2012: A.M. Ortega Construction, Trench Shoring, Fox Racing Shox, Eibach Springs, Method Race Wheels, B.F. Goodrich.
Stay tuned to CBS, CBS Sports, MAVTV, NBC Sports Network and SPEED television listings to watch Sheldon Creed take on the competition in the SuperLite and Pro Lite classes. Check out the Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series schedule and TV listings at www.lucasoiloffroad.com. Round 15 of the SuperLite Series will air January 19, 2013 at 3PM EST on SPEEDtv.
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.