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2015 Speed Energy Formula Off-Road season

2015 Speed Energy Formula Off-Road season
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Sheldon Creed, the series champion.
Robby Gordon, the championship runner-up.

The 2015 Speed Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas season was the third season of the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series, and second with the name. Sheldon Creed won the championship.

Contents

DriversEdit

No. Driver(s) Round(s)
2   Matt Mingay 1–3, 16–22
  Rusty Wallace 10
3   Charles Dorrance 1–6, 8–15, 21–22
5   E. J. Viso 1–12
  Mike Whiddett 13–15
  Danny Reidy 20
7   Robby Gordon All
10   Greg Adler 21–22
12   Augie Lerch 13–15
14   Greg Gartner 16–20
17   Lalo Laguna 4-5
  Dale Dondel 6
18   Apdaly Lopez 6, 10
25   Arie Luyendyk Jr. All
27   Matthew Brabham 11–12, 16–20
33   C. J. Greaves 10
47   Keegan Kincaid 1–12, 16–22
  P. J. Jones 13–15
48   Scotty Steele 4-6
50   Burt Jenner 4–6[1]
51   Aaron Kauffman 13–14
54   Boris Said 10
55   Gavin Harlien 6
56   Nathan Pretty 1–3, 10, 15–16, 17
57   Bill Hynes All
67   Paul Morris 16–20
69   Brett Thomas 16–19
74   Sheldon Creed 1-6, 10–22
  P. J. Jones 7–9
75   Erik Davis 4–6
77   Jerett Brooks 10
87   Toby Price 1, 3
  Billy Geddes 2
  Aaron Bambach 7–9
88   Jeremy Stenberg 10
93   Russell Boyle 11–12
99   Kyle LeDuc 6, 10
199   Travis Pastrana 10
454   Brad Gallard 1–3
777   Anthony Gandon 21–22

ScheduleEdit

Round Circuit Location Date Pole position Winning driver Supporting Ref
1 Adelaide Street Circuit   Adelaide, Australia February 27   Nathan Pretty   E. J. Viso Clipsal 500 [2]
2 February 28   Charles Dorrance   Sheldon Creed [3]
3 March 1   Charles Dorrance   Keegan Kincaid [4]
4 Streets of St. Petersburg   St. Petersburg, Florida March 28   Erik Davis   Sheldon Creed Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg [5]
5 March 29   Scotty Steele   Burt Jenner [6]
6 Streets of Long Beach   Long Beach, California April 19   Bill Hynes   E. J. Viso Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach [7]
7 The Raceway on Belle Isle   Detroit, Michigan May 29   Scotty Steele   Robby Gordon Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix [8]
8 May 30   Arie Luyendyk Jr.   E. J. Viso [9]
9 May 31   Bill Hynes   Burt Jenner [10]
10 Circuit of the Americas   Austin, Texas June 7   Sheldon Creed   Sheldon Creed X Games Austin 2015 [11]
11 Streets of Toronto   Toronto, Ontario June 13   E. J. Viso   Scotty Steele Honda Indy Toronto [12]
12 June 14   Russell Boyle   Keegan Kincaid [13]
Goodwood House   Westhampnett, West Sussex June 28 N/A Goodwood Festival of Speed
13 OC Fair & Event Center   Costa Mesa, California September 18   Charles Dorrance   P. J. Jones Sand Sports Super Show [14]
14 September 19   Sheldon Creed   Sheldon Creed [15]
15 September 20   Augie Lerch   Sheldon Creed [16]
16 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit   Surfers Paradise, Australia October 23   Bill Hynes   Burt Jenner Gold Coast 600 [17]
17 October 24   Scotty Steele   Sheldon Creed [18]
18 October 25   Bill Hynes   Sheldon Creed [19]
19 October 25   Bill Hynes   Matt Mingay [20]
20 Valvoline Raceway   Granville, Australia October 31   Bill Hynes   Sheldon Creed Ultimate Sprintcar Championship [21]
21 Las Vegas Village   Las Vegas, Nevada November 5   Bill Hynes   Robby Gordon Standalone [22]
22   Sheldon Creed   Sheldon Creed [23]
Ex. Homebush Street Circuit   Sydney, Australia December 4   Sheldon Creed Sydney 500 [24]
December 5   Sheldon Creed [24]
December 6   Matt Mingay [24]

Race summariesEdit

Rounds 1–3: AdelaideEdit

The season-opening tripleheader was held in conjunction with the V8 Supercars Championship's Adelaide 500,[25] one of seven support events for the race.[26] Of the ten drivers, six were series veterans: Robby Gordon, E. J. Viso, Keegan Kincaid, Charles Dorrance, Bill Hynes, and Sheldon Creed; also comprising the field were Australian racers: off-road motorcycle racer Toby Price, off-road racer Brad Gallard, former V8 Supercars driver Nathan Pretty, and stunt rider Matt Mingay.[27]

Before the start of the first race, Dorrance flipped in turn 9, and the effort to flip the truck back shortened the race from eight to five laps.[28] Viso, starting from sixth, moved up the field and took the lead after Pretty's[29] suspension failed. Gordon finished second, followed by Mingay.[28]

In race three, backfield starters Creed, Gordon and Viso moved to the front quickly, and battled with Mingay for the lead, but Mingay and Viso made contact and spun in turn 6. Creed and Gordon duelled for second while Kincaid led for the remainder of the race. On the final lap, Gordon passed Creed in the final turn as Creed lost control of his truck; after jumping the second ramp, Creed flipped, hit the wall upon crossing the finish, and landed back on all four tires.[30]

Round 10: X Games AustinEdit

The series returned to the X Games at Circuit of the Americas for 2015. For the event, various drivers made their series debuts, three of whom being NASCAR drivers: 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Rusty Wallace,[31] road course ringer Boris Said[32] and former Nationwide Series driver and eleven-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana.[33] Additionally, Moto X biker Jeremy Stenberg competed in the event.[34] Of the 16 drivers invited, five are teenagers, with four being younger than 17: C. J. Greaves (19), Sheldon Creed (17), Jerett Brooks and Scotty Steele (16), Gavin Harlien (15).[33]

Rounds 11–12: TorontoEdit

Indy Lights and FIA Formula E Championship driver Matthew Brabham joined the series shortly before the Friday practice.[35] The weather for Saturday was dry, though Sunday was marred by wet conditions.[36]

Round 20: Valvoline RacewayEdit

The series remained in Australia for Round 20; despite initial plans to race at the Sydney Showground Stadium,[37] the Trucks moved the race to the Valvoline Raceway in Granville as a support race for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship due to clashing schedules.[38]

Rounds 21–22: Las VegasEdit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Anthony Gandon made his series debut, while Greg Adler made his first start since the X Games round in 2014.[39]

Creed won the championship.[39]

SydneyEdit

The Trucks returned to Australia for an exhibition series at the Sydney 500.[39]

Final standingsEdit

Rank Driver  
ADE
 
STP
 
LBH
 
DET
 
X Games
 
TOR
 
OCF
 
SRF
 
SYD
 
LVS
Points
H1 H2 H3 H4 LCQ F H1 H2 F1 H1 H2 F2 H F3
1   Sheldon Creed 5 1* 3 1 4 2 Rpl Rpl Rpl 1 1* 2 2 1 8 3 1* 1 1* 9 1* 1 5 1* 10 1* 617
2   Robby Gordon 2 2 2 3 3 3 1 6 7 1 2 3 3 5 2 2 3 3 2 4 2 3 8 8 1* 2 584
3   Keegan Kincaid 4 9 1* 2 2 5 4 5 3 2 8 4 1* Rpl1 Rpl1 Rpl1 6 4 DNS 3 10 6 9 482
4   Burt Jenner 5 1* 3* 3 1* 1 6 1 9 1 2 4 3 1* 6 9 4 11 2 10 399
5   Scotty Steele 10 9 4 6 2* 2 3 7 DNQ 1* 8 2 6 1 9 9 DNQ 11 3 2* 6 7 3 3 385
6   E. J. Viso 1* 4 10 4* 5 1* 2* 1 5 1 7 8 9 Rpl1 Rpl1 Rpl1 Rpl1 Rpl1 Rpl1 344
7   Bill Hynes 8 8 9 6 10 9 8 10 10 3 3 DNQ 7 6 4 5 4 5 8 4 10 11 8 7 3 8 7 310
8   Charles Dorrance 10 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 4 DNS DNQ 5 5 3 7 4 7 7 8 7 6 243
9   Matt Mingay 3 3 4 5 7 4 1 9 9 5 192
10   Matthew Brabham 6 4 2 8 10 10 2 115
11   Paul Morris 3 5 5 2* 5 113
12   Greg Gartner 7 9 6 11 4 76
13   Arie Luyendyk Jr. 10 8 8 2 3 72
14   Augie Lerch 4 3 3 6 5 6 71
15   Brett Thomas 8 10 7 9 65
16   Aaron Bambach 5 7 6 45
17   Nathan Pretty 9 5 6 43
18   Brad Gallard 7 10 5 41
19   Anthony Gandon 4 4 39
20   Erik Davis 9 8 11 35
21   C. J. Greaves 3 1 4 34
21   Aaron Kaufman 5 10 5 8 34
23   Kyle LeDuc 10 2 9 33
24   Greg Adler 5 8 32
25   Lalo Laguna 8 6 28
25   Toby Price 6 8 28
27   Jerett Brooks 2 5 27
28   Russell Boyle 9 7 26
29   Gavin Harlien 5 DNS DNQ 20
30   Travis Pastrana 5 2 10 18
31   Billy Geddes 6 15
32   Dale Dondel 7 14
33   Rusty Wallace 3 6 DNQ 8
34   Apdaly Lopez 4 8 DNQ 7
34   Boris Said 4 4 DNQ 7
34   Jeremy Stenberg 4 5 DNQ 7
37   P. J. Jones 7 4 4 2 1* 2 41 21 51 0
38   Mike Whiddett 31 41 51 101 61 71 0
  Danny Reidy 6 0
P. J. Jones replaced Sheldon Creed at Detroit, and all points scored by Jones went to Creed.
1 P. J. Jones and Mike Whiddett replaced Keegan Kincaid and E. J. Viso at the Sand Sports Super Show, respectively, and all points scored by Jones and Whiddett went to Kincaid and Viso.
Legend
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place (Top 5)
Light Blue 6th–10th place (Top 10)
Dark Blue Finished (Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrew (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race abandoned (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Driver replacement (Rpl)
Race not held (NH)
Not competing
In-Line Notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
miscellaneous notation

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