“The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed Earns First Career Stadium Super Truck Victory in Toronto

| July 25, 2013

Sheldon Creed“The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed traveled to Toronto, Canada this past weekend in search of his first career SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks victory.  Sheldon had already earned a second place finish in San Diego and gained steam last round in St. Louis, inching closer and closer to the career achievement.  Having missed the first three rounds in Phoenix, Long Beach and Los Angeles, five races is all it took for Sheldon to stand on top the podium, above some of the most decorated off-road racers in history, and earn his first Stadium Super Truck victory at the age of fifteen years old.

Qualifying times decided the starting line-up for Saturday’s 8-lap brawl.  A determined Creed laid down the fastest lap time through the 1.75-mile course with a time of 1:33:209, over a second quicker than the next competitor.  However, due to the inversion, Sheldon had to fight his way up from the back but was ready for battle.  From the moment the green flag dropped, it was a dogfight through the eleven turns and over the four jumps on the course.

Up until the mandatory caution, Sheldon patiently awaited in the back, devising his plan on how to make a move.  When racing resumed, Sheldon was in full on attack mode and worked his way up to battle with PJ Jones.   Sheldon took over the fourth place position after Jones spun following some contact and in the last few laps of the race, caught Townsend Bell.  With only two turns to go on the final lap, Sheldon made a clean pass on Bell to take a third place finish for his second podium finish on the season.

This would have seemed like a remarkable accomplishment had it not preceded the racing that went down the following day.  Saturdays starting order was once again determined from the previous days fastest times, which meant Sheldon would start in third position on Sunday.  Always pushing and challenging himself to do better, Sheldon used this position to rid the rotten taste that was left from yesterdays race and put on a clinic for the fans and competitive field of racers.

At the start, Sheldon sat behind P.J. Jones and Davey Hamilton but quickly moved past Hamilton to set up his SST race of all races with Jones.  On lap three, Sheldon put the pedal down through the series of jumps and came out ahead of Jones.

“My strong part of the track was the jumps. It is where I could catch them every lap and just send those things,” stated the confident Creed.
Now up front, Sheldon knew he would have to push the pace, as he could feel the pressure behind him.  Sheldon and Jones began to build a substantial lead over the rest of the field.
On the fourth lap, viscous bumping and banging from Jones sent both trucks spinning to a near stop coming around a turn.  Both Sheldon and Jones were able to recover and hold on to their positions, but surrendered the lead they had built while pushing the pace.

Sheldon Creed“I knew if I got in front of P.J. he was going to give it to me today, and he did. I looked in the mirror, and I was waiting for it, and he finally hit me we both ended up spinning out. P.J. and I were so checked out it ended up working out good,” commented Sheldon.

On the restart, Jones didn’t miss a beat and again was bumping and pushing Sheldon all the way down the straightaway.  Sheldon remained focused and determined to take the checker and widened the gap between himself and Jones.  Sheldon went on to take the checkered flag and etch his name in the history books.

“Getting my first SST win, I have been searching for this for awhile. Starting third, I knew I needed to get away fast. I just wanted to run away from the pack, I did not want to get into the whole bumping and rubbing.”

Sheldon Creed went in to Toronto in twelfth place in the Stadium Super Truck standings.  After his dominant performance in Rounds 7 and 8, he now sits in the top five and within striking distance of PJ Jones and Justin Lofton with four more rounds remaining.  On top of his already successful Lucas Oil race series accomplishments, Sheldon now has a Stadium Super Truck win to add to his list of impressive accomplishments.

Sheldon will be back in a Stadium Super Truck at Crandon International Speedway for Round 9 of the series.  It’s go big or go home at “The Big House” so all eyes on Sheldon Creed to earn another win on one of the sports biggest stages.

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