BRASELTON, Ga. — Sheldon Creed will make his debut in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli this weekend at Road Atlanta, driving for Stevens-Miller Racing.
Creed will pilot the Speedlogix/AM Ortega/United Rentals Dodge Challenger in the TA2 class.
The Trans Am Series dates back to 1966 and has produced numerous Hall of Fame and championship drivers, including Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, Tommy Kendall, Scott Sharp and Scott Pruett.
Creed, a 19-year-old native of El Cajon, California best known for his off-road prowess, X-Games gold medal and two-straight championships in the Stadium Super Truck Series, began transitioning to pavement racing last year and has aspirations of racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
He is tackling a diverse schedule this season, with more than 20 races planned between the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR XFINITY Series and Stadium Super Trucks, in addition to Trans Am.
To build on his already-strong road racing skills, mainly acquired in manhandling the Stadium Super Trucks on paved road courses around the globe, Creed will undertake a three-race program with Stevens-Miller Racing in the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.
In addition to Road Atlanta, Creed will race with SMR at the Mid-Ohio and Road America Trans Am events. He plans to pull double-duty at Mid-Ohio and Road America, also competing with the NASCAR XFINITY Series on both weekends.
Because of his busy racing schedule, Creed will not have the opportunity to test the Speedlogix/SMR Dodge Challenger prior to the Road Atlanta event, nor has he ever driven on the difficult 2.54-mile, 12-turn Road Atlanta circuit.
However, through the virtual training tools of iRacing, SMR in-car video, and Ross Bentley’s Speed Secrets Virtual Track Walk of Road Atlanta, he expects to be well-prepared when he straps into the car on Thursday morning for the first time.
“Going into the Road Atlanta Trans Am race without any experience in a Trans Am car or at Road Atlanta might be a little crazy, but I know Joe Stevens and the Stevens-Miller Racing crew have a lot of experience in preparing fast Trans Am cars,” Creed said. “They will have a lot of data to help me get up to speed, so I’m confident that we’ll have a good run and a lot of fun.”
CREDIT: Sheldon Creed Racing