Sheldon Creed Launches to Victory in Stadium SUPER Trucks First Dirt Event of 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina (August 19, 2016)- Returning back to the dirt for the first time in the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship schedule, 10 identically prepared SST trucks took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina for the first of two recently added rounds.

Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship point’s leader Sheldon Creed would continue his domination of SST capturing his eighth victory of the 2016 season in convincing fashion.

As a consistent drizzle throughout the race would truly test the grip of the DOT approved Toyo Open Country AT II Tires on the tacky red clay circuit constructed inside the The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

However Creed, a resident of Alpine, California did not let the slick surface phase him one bit driving his No. 74 TRAXXAS sponsored truck from the ninth starting position to the front of the field by Lap-4.

Substitute driving for Dustin Scott whom injured himself during qualification runs earlier in the afternoon.

Early race leader Arie Luyendyk Jr. would bicycle the SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services No. 20 onto two wheels in the corner to the cross over jump forcing him to slam on the brakes, and turn around and loosing valuable track position. Creed would take advantage of the mistake to overtake the lead and not look back.

Creed’s TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia would practically latch onto the rear bumper of Creed going to the front of the field working his way into good battle with Luyendyk for the second spot by Lap-7.

After the competition caution no one would have anything for the two TRAXXAS drivers as they both would run one-two the rest of the event unchallenged.

Eighth starting Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. would remain stuck mid-pack until Lap-10 when Gordon put an aggressive move on Luyendyk Jr. with a nasty slide job in the corner allowing him to move his Toyo Tires/KMC Wheels No. 7 into the third position.

Creed would go on to capture the victory ahead of teammate Matt Brabham, along with Robby Gordon rounding out the podium.

After breaking two ribs in practice earlier in the morning Norwell, Queensland, Australia driver Paul Morris would battle through the pain to drive his United Fiber & Data truck from the sixth starting position to fourth not overly pushing the limit of his wounded body.

Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif. making her third start in SST competition, but first with a newly announced partnership with UFD Racing. Price would start the 16-lap race in the fifth position and would remain in the fifth position throughout the event keeping up to the pace of skillful driver and teammate Paul Morris to get credited with a respectful fifth place finish.

Third starting Brian Ickler of San Diego, Calif.; making his first SST start would comfortably find the happy medium of the challenging to drive SST trucks after softly rolling over in morning practice. Ickler would drive the Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires No. 15 to a solid sixth place finish.

Santee, Calif. driver Robbie Pierce driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants No. 30 would lead the very first lap of the event, but would eventually begin to fade in the pack with power steering issues. Pierce would fight his truck around the challenging course to finish in the seventh spot.

Making his first ever start in a SST truck with only three laps of practice prior NASCAR veteran, and current Dirt Modified racer Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, Missouri would adapt quickly to the unique handling of an SST truck successfully bringing the SafeCraft Saftey Equipment truck home in the eighth position.

Nazareth, Penn. native Bill Hynes in the United Fiber & Data truck running a solid race would encounter a right front suspension issue, and pull off the course. Hynes would get created with ninth position.

Luyendyk, after running in the top three majority of the race would be credited with the tenth finishing position after breaking the studs off the left rear hub late in the event loosing his tire and forcing him to retire the SPEED Energy No. 20 truck.

Race two of the Showdown in Charlotte for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas will take place on Saturday night August 20 at 9:15 pm ET.

LiveStream of the race can be viewed at

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 15 Results
August 19, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

1. Sheldon Creed; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
3. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Toyo Tires/ Four Wheel Parts/ SPEED Energy
4. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
5. Sara Price; Canyon Lake, Calif.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
6. Brian Ickler; San Diego, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS
7. Robbie Pierce; Santee, Calif.; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil/ Impact by Mastercraft Safety
8. Kenny Wallace; St. Louis, Missouri; SafeCraft Safety Equipment
9. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
10. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

Stadium SUPER Trucks join TORC Series for Charlotte Motor Speedway Stop

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS join TORC Series for Charlotte Motor Speedway Stop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 9, 2016) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS joins forces with TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL for The Showdown in Charlotte featuring two exciting evenings of action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway August 19 and 20.

Stadium SUPER Trucks stars including Robby Gordon, Sheldon Creed, Matt Brabham, and Paul Morris are joined by likes of TORC Series drivers CJ Greaves, Keegan Kincaid, and Luke Johnson for a spectacular double bill that promises two action-packed evenings of racing.

“We’re thrilled to have Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks racing with us in Charlotte,” said TORC Series Chief Operating Officer Dave Swanwick. “As we develop and grow the TORC Series into the future under our new ownership, it’s exciting to bring new elements to our show and we know our fans are going to love this double bill.”

The doubleheader features the TORC Series racing in three classes both Friday and Saturday: the roaring, four-wheel drive PRO 4WD trucks, the 900 horsepower rear-wheel drive PRO 2WD machines, and the fiercely competitive PRO Lights, now joined for the Charlotte stop by the 650 horsepower ultra competitive high flying Stadium SUPER Trucks.

“For Stadium SUPER Trucks, a hometown Charlotte product, to travel the 8.7 miles to join a respectable off-road series such as TORC for The Showdown at Charlotte is something pretty awesome. In the last four years SST has become a major player in the motorsport industry, competing in many premiere events all over the world, attracting drivers from all different forms of action sports. With now a global fan base, it will be a special weekend showcasing our trucks in front of the many suppliers, sponsors, and family members who continue to support SST into one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment today,” stated Stadium SUPER Trucks President Robby Gordon.

In the exciting return to the dirt for majority of the Stadium SUPER Trucks drivers, the TORC Series course design team will build out Charlotte Motor Speedway’s dirt oval into a challenging truck racing course featuring big jumps and banked turns. With a quick-change of the course between PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing will see additional features introduced for the Stadium SUPER Trucks, including a cross-over jump, and the addition of a 36 in. tall aluminum ramp on top of the existing table top used to give the lightweight trucks additional height and distance.

After fourteen of twenty-three rounds on the 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship schedule Sheldon Creed leads TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham by 48 points. In role reversal Matt Brabham leads Sheldon Creed in the North America standings by seven points.

With just three races remaining in the TORC Series national championship, double defending champion CJ Greaves leads both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD classes, while Kyle Hart sits atop the standings in PRO Light.

Advanced tickets to The Showdown in Charlotte featuring Stadium SUPER Trucks and the TORC:The Off-Road Championship are available by visiting or or in-person and by phone through the Charlotte Motor Speedway box office at 1-800-844-FANS.

Racing both Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET with a scheduled drivers autograph session and track walk to take place at the conclusion of the event.

Qualified, working media professionals are invited to apply for media accreditation to upcoming series events at the following link: