Chuckie Creech - 2007 Extreme Dirt Track Pro
beautiful autumn day set the scene for the final
round of the Extreme Dirt Track Series. Anticipation
was high as everyone was ready to see Harold
Goodman and Shane Hitt battle it out for first
place and the Pro ATV Class Championship, but
much to everyone’s surprise, Chuckie Creech,
who had been recovering from a serious wreck
just three weeks prior at Tri City Raceway,
stole the spotlight and astonished everyone
with and amazing win; the first of his pro career.
Chuckie grabbed the Holeshot,
and despite incredible pressure from Harold
Goodman he hung on to that lead from start
to finish. ATVRiders.com caught up with Chuckie
after the race to chat with him a bit about
his incredible victory and find out more about
the man that everyone is now talking about.
Chuckie, you amazed everyone this weekend. You
came out and you were able to hold off Harold
Goodman and claim your first career win as a
pro racer, and more amazingly, you came back
from a serious wreck in Tri-cities. Coming back
this weekend and finishing on top must be pretty
exciting for you.
Chuckie Creech - Ten Quick Facts
||Welder / Machinist
||15 Years Old
I’m really glad it happened. I felt like
I needed a win after that crash to help get
my confidence and esteem back up.
You seemed to really
have this track dialed in and held the lead
from start to finish. Can you tell us a little
bit about how it was out there with Harold
I came off the line and I tried to give it
everything I had. I looked behind me a couple
of times to see Harold behind me and a couple
times I looked and didn’t see him. I
was feeling pretty good but I knew he was
right behind me. I was able to hold him off…It
was a good clean ride.
Were you nervous at
all since the championship was on the line
between Harold and Shane Hitt?
Yeah, I thought that Shane was probably right
behind Harold and pushing pretty hard and
so Harold was going to try and push me pretty
How important is it
to you to have pulled off this win?
It’s one of my dreams that I have always
wanted to do. Now my dream is to get a championship.
I want to try and make it in the ATV industry!
Creech was pressured by Harold Goodman
the entire race, but Creech was able
to keep his composure and hold-off the
2007 EDT Champion for his 1st Career
How did this win effect
your end-of-season points?
I had to race this last race to keep 5th place
in front of Michael Colburn, but 1st place
gave me 4th place in front of Mitch Reynolds.
wreck you had at Tri City Raceway had a lot
of people wondering if you would even be able
to make it to this. Can you tell us a little
bit about what happened at Tri-cities?
Creech went down hard during the 2nd
Pro Heat at Round 7 (Tri City Raceway),
which sent him to the hospital with
6 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung
I had a front left tire go flat and I was
kind of pushing it, just trying to get up
front. I got passed the corner and I remember
seeing a pile of dirt. I thought I would just
be able to ride up over it and get back on
the track and that’s all I remember.
When I woke up, I was told that I had 6 fractured
ribs and a collapsed lung.
only a few weeks since that happened and you’re
already back racing. Are you fully recovered
I’ve been taking a lot of vitamins and
exercising, and I had a check-up right before
I came to the races. They told me it looked
like all my ribs have healed except for the
second one and they said I still have a separated
AC that I have to have checked out.