Robby Gordon and Team SPEED Return to 2019 Dakar Rally

2019 Dakar

Charlotte, NC (December 11, 2018) – Robby Gordon and Team SPEED will return to the 2019 Dakar Rally with three SPEED Edition Textron Off-Road XX’s and competing in the car category. The vehicles will have sponsorship from Toyo Tires, King Off-Road Racing Shocks & SPEED Energy Drink.

Gordon will drive his familiar bright orange and black SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/ SPEED Edition Textron XX entry. Joining Team SPEED for their first Dakar Rally attempt, young Stadium SUPER Truck racers Blade Hildebrand and Cole Potts will field their own separate SPEED Edition Textron XX race vehicles.

Xavier Gavory, Director of the Dakar Rally, commented the following after learning of Gordon and Team SPEED’s return in 2019.

“The Dakar Rally is excited to welcome back Robby Gordon the most famous American competitor in it’s history. An absolute legend of the Dakar for his aggressive driving style and showmanship, Gordon and Team SPEED will be one of the teams to keep an eye on in the 2019 edition, 100% Peru, 100% Dakar.”

All three race vehicles will race on Toyo Open Country M/T tires, which will deliver the maximum Off-Road performance and durability needed to tackle the 10-Stage challenge; 3,107-miles (5,000 KM) through the extreme sands of Peru.

Gordon, a Dakar fan favorite, is no stranger to the event and will make his 13th start in the historic rally. Since his first Dakar Rally in 2005, Gordon’s vehicles have captured 17 stage wins & five top 15 overall finishes. Gordon became the first American in the history of the Dakar to capture a stage win and overall podium finish, even as a manufacture.

Joining Gordon in the cockpit of the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires / SPEED Edition Textron XX will be his previous 4-time Dakar navigator and Dakar special winner, Kellon Walch.

“Kellon has been my navigator for three out of my last four Dakar’s. I fully intend to come to Peru to compete for the overall, and there is no better person to have in the right seat than Kellon. The in-car communication and mechanical skills between the both of us over the years allows me to have the trust to concentrate on driving,” stated Gordon.

For the first time since 2010, Team SPEED will enter two additional racecars in the Rally with Stadium SUPER Trucks racers Blade Hildebrand and Cole Potts driving their own SPEED Edition Textron XX’s.

Hildebrand, whom spent 2018 in his first season behind the wheel of his Empire Destructive Stadium SUPER Truck, claimed eight top 5 finishes, while reaching the podium twice.

“DAKAR, Yeah it’s that real! This is a race I’ve followed all my life, and to represent Team SPEED and the USA at the international level, competing against the worlds best off-road racers in the most grueling race known to man. What an absolute honor! To partner with King Shocks, Toyo Tires, and my mentor Robby Gordon, I have the right people on my side, and I am ready for the ultimate challenge.” Commented Hildebrand on the Dakar experience.

Jonah Street, a motorcycle veteran whom has competed in six prior editions of the Dakar (2006-2012), will navigate for his second Dakar, sitting along side of Hildebrand.

“I think Blade is super talented, so getting to work with him in his first trip to Dakar is going to be awesome. Having navigated for Sheldon (Creed) back in 2016 gives me the prior experience to help get him up to SPEED quickly!” Street commented in regards to competing with Blade.

Cole Potts, who also competes in the Stadium SUPER Trucks Series, is a talented young racer who claimed victory in just his second SST race of the season, driving the HallmarkTrust.com SST entry.

An excited Potts commented on the Dakar Rally.

“Having this unique opportunity to participate in the 2019 Dakar Rally, with Team SPEED and Robby Gordon in a SPEED Edition Textron XX is an absolute honor. Having raced North America’s toughest off road races already, I’m very interested to see how Dakar compares to them. With the opportunity to compete in the Dakar in the country of Peru is an exciting opportunity. As we are going to be able to tackle some of the world’s toughest sand dunes and witness some beautiful terrain.”

Max Eddy, a veteran motorcycle racer, has claimed victory in the Baja 1000 and Vegas to Reno, will navigate for Potts, providing the driver with extensive course detail and direction.

“Cole has proved to be an excellent competitor this year in the Stadium SUPER Trucks series as well as in the desert with the Trophy Truck. I am confident Cole will be able to adjust to the XX, and course conditions easily to get a respectable finish in each Stage.” Stated Eddy.

Beginning on January 6th in Lima, Peru, competitors will gather in front of more than a hundred thousand fans on the worlds stage for the traditional Dakar opening ceremonies. Each team in the rally is recognized prior to the start. Stage 1 will feature a short 84 km special with a 247 km liaison bringing the competitors from Lima to the Southeast along the Pacific coast to the port city of Pisco.

Follow the quest for an American podium finish in the 2019 Dakar Rally for Team SPEED through live timing and scoring on Dakar.com, updates at http://www.SpeedEnergy.com, http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com, and http://www.planetrobby.com.

Updates will also be available throughout the entire rally on http://www.Facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks, and http://www.Facebook.com/SPEEDSXS, http://www.Facebook.com/PlanetRobby.

Instagram pages of RobbyGordon, SSuperTrucks, and SpeedSXS will also be updated daily with content.

NBC Sports Network will produce daily television highlights, and interviews throughout the rally, starting January 7 at 7:00 PM ET featuring Team SPEED drivers and navigators.

The 2019 Dakar Rally would not be possible without the support of the following great partners; Textron Off-Road, Toyo Tires, KING Off-Road Racing Shocks, SPEED Energy, KMC Wheels, SPEEDSXS.com VP Racing Fuels, DeVilbiss, Hawk Performance, IMPACT, Mastercraft Safety, Ron Davis Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Torchmate by Lincoln Electric, Techni Waterjet, Eibach Springs, Rugged Radios, Loctite, Race Case Design, and all the hard work from the staff at Team SPEED.

STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS ADDED TO 2019 O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 NASCAR TRIPLEHEADER SPRING WEEKEND

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FORT WORTH, Texas (December 5, 2018) – The 2019 O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR tripleheader spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway will be further bolstered by the addition of Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks Series, speedway president Eddie Gossage announced today.

The Stadium Super Trucks Series will showcase its action-packed, high-flying show by having three points-paying races over the course of the March 28-31 weekend featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

The first SST race is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, following the conclusion of the My Bariatric Solutions 300 Xfinity Series race. The Stadium Super Trucks will follow with a doubleheader on Sunday, March 31, with a race prior to the marquee O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event and another 30 minutes following the checkered flag for that event.

The Stadium Super Trucks will be returning to Texas Motor Speedway for a third consecutive year, but first during an all-NASCAR weekend. The previous two visits have been paired with the speedway’s annual June race weekend with the Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

“To be back racing at Texas for our third straight year is wonderful and I would really like to thank the entire team at Texas Motor Speedway for the ongoing belief in Stadium Super Trucks as a series,” said Gordon, the series founder and owner. “The past two years we have been at the track with INDYCAR and now to have the organizers believe that we can add real value to the NASCAR weekend I’m extremely excited about it. Most of all, I’m extremely confident that the NASCAR fans will love what we bring to motorsport. Who knows? We might even bring some of my old fans from Texas back to the track that I haven’t seen since my Cup days.”

The Stadium Super Trucks use just a short portion of the frontstretch of the 1.5-mile oval, with the majority taking place in the South infield paddock and along pit road. The course features multiple jumps, including the massive, signature dirt one in the paddock that is the centerpiece of the layout.

The Stadium Super Trucks feature such drivers as reigning series champion Matt Brabham, Paul Morris, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Gavin Harlien, among others.

In addition to the MENCS O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and NXS My Bariatric Solutions 300, the weekend also will be highlighted by the Vankor 350 NASCAR Gander OutdoorsTruck Series race on Friday, March 28. For more information on the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 weekend, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

SST Returns To Long Beach In 2019

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks series has signed a multi-year agreement to return and race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach starting in 2019.

​Very popular with Grand Prix fans, the Stadium SUPER Trucks series features high-horsepower trucks that not only race around the world-famous 1.97-mile, 11-turn Grand Prix racetrack but also jump high in the air utilizing a series of temporary ramps placed throughout the circuit.

​The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will run practice and qualifying on Friday with races on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Last year, Gavin Harlien (Sat.) and Matt Brabham (Sun.) earned Long Beach wins.

“To be able to come back and continue our great relationship with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach for the seventh consecutive year is something awesome,” said Gordon. “The venue location, the atmosphere, the excitement, and fun make the Grand Prix of Long Beach one of the premier events in the world, and Stadium SUPER Trucks is excited to have it on the schedule for 2019 with a new multi-year deal.”

“I know our fans will be delighted to have the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks back at Long Beach this year,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “For many years, they have proved to be a thrilling attraction and a highlight of the race weekend.”

​Featuring a wide variety of on- and off-track activities for the entire family, the Grand Prix will be headlined by the IndyCar Series, as well as the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks, the weekend will include the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights, the powerful sports cars of the Pirelli World Challenge and the Historic IMSA GTO Challenge.

Ticket prices for the three-day event, which have not increased from 2018, range from $33 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $147 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Series Paddock access passes, Super Photo tickets and an array of VIP Club packages.

Fans can select and pay for their Grand Prix of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333. A printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information is also available.

Fans can also follow the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook at GrandPrixLB, Twitter @GPLongBeach and Instagram at GPLongBeach.

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2018 Glen Helen Results – Sunday

Results from Sunday’s action at Glen Helen Raceway

December 2, 2018

UTV Moto 2

  1. RJ Anderson
  2. Myles Cheek
  3. Jeremiah Wagner
  4. Nic Granlund
  5. Ronnie Anderson
  6. Randal Nix
  7. Shawn Saxton
  8. Brian Willison
  9. Blake Wilkey
  10. Syd Woods
  11. Max Gordon
  12. Laura Cole
  13. Don Gray
  14. Kyle Stockbridge

Super Buggy Moto 2

  1. Matthew Brister
  2. Sammy Ehrenberg
  3. Eddie Tafoya

Kids UTV Moto 2

  1. Chase Carr
  2. TJ Siewers
  3. Max Gordon
  4. George Llamosas
  5. Brody Aikins
  6. Landyn Poppert
  7. Jacob Burnett
  8. James O’Neal
  9. Clayton Mickles

MX 450 Moto 2

  1. Josh Grant
  2. Mitchell Falk
  3. Martin Castello
  4. Brandon Leith
  5. Jeff Loop
  6. Blayne Thompson
  7. Richard Taylor
  8. Dalton Shiery
  9. Travis Damon
  10. Robert Gutierrez
  11. Jeff Matiasevich
  12. Desmond Delgado

SST Moto 2

  1. Gavin Harlien
  2. Matthew Brabham
  3. Jeff Hoffman
  4. Blade Hildebrand
  5. Robby Gordon
  6. Cole Potts
  7. Erik Davis
  8. Jerett Brooks
  9. Sheldon Creed
  10. Casey Mears
  11. Arie Luyendyk Jr

SST Weekend Overall Top 3

  1. Matt Brabham
  2. Jeff Hoffman
  3. Gavin Harlien

 

2018 Glen Helen SST Saturday Results

Results from Saturdays action at Glen Helen Raceway

UTV Moto 1

  1. RJ Anderson
  2. Nic Granlund
  3. Jeremiah Wagner
  4. Ronnie Anderson
  5. Brian Willison
  6. Kyle Stockbridge
  7. Blake Wilkey
  8. Max Gordon
  9. Laura Cole
  10. Syd Woods
  11. Ian Murray
  12. Don Gray
  13. Miles Cheek

Super Buggy Moto 1

  1. Sammy Ehrenberg
  2. Matthew Brister
  3. Eddie Tafoya

Kids UTV Moto 1

  1. Chase Carr
  2. Clayton Mickles
  3. Max Gordon
  4. George Llamosas
  5. Brody Aikins
  6. Jacob Burnett
  7. Landyn Poppert
  8. James O’Neal
  9. TJ Siewers

MX 450 Moto 1

  1. Josh Grant
  2. Mitchell Falk
  3. Martin Castello
  4. Jeff Loop
  5. Brandon Leith
  6. Richard Taylor
  7. Dalton Shiery
  8. Blayne Thompson
  9. Travis Damon
  10. Carson Carr
  11. Robert Gutierrez
  12. Mike Alessi
  13. Jeff Matiasevich

SST Moto 1

  1. Jeff Hoffman
  2. Matthew Brabham
  3. Arie Luyendyk Jr
  4. Gavin Harlien
  5. Erik Davis
  6. Sheldon Creed
  7. Casey Mears
  8. Cole Potts
  9. Christian Sourapas
  10. Robby Gordon
  11. Jerett Brooks
  12. Blade Hildebrand

 

Updated Glen Helen Weekend Schedule

2018 Glen Helen Tentative Weekend Schedule

December 1 – December 2

 

 

Saturday, December 1

7:00 AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration opens all classes

8:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting Glen Helen VIP Building – All Classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

8:30 AM – UTV Practice – 4 laps

8:45 AM – Super Buggy Practice – 4 laps

9:00 AM – Kids UTV – 4 laps

9:15 AM – Pro Moto Practice – 4 laps

9:30 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice – 4 laps

9:45 AM – Track Prep for qualifying

10:15 AM – UTV qualifying – 3 laps

10:30 AM – Super Buggy qualifying – 3 laps

10:45 AM – Pro Lite qualifying – 3 laps

11:00 AM – Pro Moto qualifying – 3 laps

11:15 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks qualifying – 3 laps

1:00 PM – National Anthem

1:05 PM – UTV Race Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

1:30 PM – Pro Buggy Moto 1 (8 laps)

2:00 PM – Kids UTV Moto 1

2:30 PM – Pro 450 Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

3:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Moto 1 (10 laps)

3:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

3:45 PM – Party In The Pits

5:00 PM – Jump Contest Begins

7:00 PM – 1450 Truck Night Race (8 laps)

Sunday, December 2

7:00  AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration open all classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

9:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting in Glen Helen VIP building – All classes

11:30 AM – National Anthem

11:35 AM – UTV Race Moto Final (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

12:10 PM – Pro Buggy Moto Final (8 laps)

12:45 PM – Kids UTV Moto Final

1:20 PM – Pro 450 Moto Final (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

2:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (10 laps)

2:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

Event schedule may change due to weather.

Tickets and camping -> https://goo.gl/o6Zokf

Competitor registration -> https://goo.gl/S64ZR8

CBS SPORTS NETWORK BROADCAST SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 28

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 27, 2018) – CBS Sports Network will broadcast the Boost Mobile Stadium SUPER Trucks, Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2018 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship from Sydney, NSW, Australia, Wednesday evening, November 28 at 10 P.M. ET (7 P.M. PT).

Join Sean Sermini, and Davey Hamilton as they call all the high-flying action that took place during the Boost Mobile Stadium SUPER Trucks inaugural visit to the Sydney Motorsports Park back on October 27 & 28. Both races contested over the weekend will be shown in their complete entirety.

Tune into CBS Sports Network Wednesday, November 28th at 10 P.M. ET (7 P.M. PT) to find out whom comes out on top in the Boost Stadium SUPER Trucks at Sydney Motorsports Park with a re-air at 1 A.M. ET (10 P.M. PT).

Robby Gordon’s Off-Road World Championships is next up for the Stadium SUPER Trucks this coming weekend November 30, December 1 & 2 at the Glen Helen Raceway’s National MX Track in San Bernardino California.

Featuring a full field of Stadium SUPER Trucks, UTV’s, Kids UTV’s, 450 and 250 Motocross, Super Buggys, Freestyle MX, and an amateur jump contest.

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com/2018-glen-helen

Competitors are still available to register in any of the classes online or on site Friday, November 30.

Suites to enjoy the race in luxury are also available, along with vendor locations for the Off-Road Vender Village.

Please email info@stadiumsupertrucks.com for additional information and pricing.

2018 Glen Helen Tentative Weekend Schedule

2018 Glen Helen

2018 Glen Helen Tentative Weekend Schedule

December 1 – December 2

 

 

Saturday, December 1

7:00 AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration opens all classes

8:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting Glen Helen VIP Building – All Classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

8:30 AM – UTV Practice – 4 laps

8:45 AM – Super Buggy Practice – 4 laps

9:00 AM – Kids UTV – 4 laps

9:15 AM – Pro Moto Practice – 4 laps

9:30 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice – 4 laps

9:45 AM – Track Prep for qualifying

10:15 AM – UTV qualifying – 3 laps

10:30 AM – Super Buggy qualifying – 3 laps

10:45 AM – Pro Lite qualifying – 3 laps

11:00 AM – Pro Moto qualifying – 3 laps

11:15 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks qualifying – 3 laps

1:00 PM – National Anthem

1:05 PM – UTV Race Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

1:30 PM – Pro Buggy Moto 1 (8 laps)

2:00 PM – Kids UTV Moto 1

2:30 PM – Pro 450 Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

3:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Moto 1 (10 laps)

3:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

3:45 PM – Party In The Pits

5:00 PM – Jump Contest Begins

7:00 PM – 1450 Truck Night Race (8 laps)

Sunday, December 2

7:00 AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration open all classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

9:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting in Glen Helen VIP building – All classes

11:30 AM – National Anthem

11:35 AM – UTV Race Moto Final (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

12:10 PM – Pro Buggy Moto Final (8 laps)

12:45 PM – Kids UTV Moto Final

1:20 PM – Pro 450 Moto Final (20 Minutes 1 lap)

2:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (10 laps)

2:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

Event schedule may change due to weather.

Tickets and camping -> https://goo.gl/o6Zokf

Competitor registration -> https://goo.gl/S64ZR8

Gavin Harlien Wins Race 2 At Sydney Motorsport Park

2018 Sydney Race 2 Results

1. Gavin Harlien
2. Paul Morris
3. Cole Potts
4. Robby Gordon
5. Russell Ingall
6. Blade Hildebrand
7. Matty Nolan
8. Jeff Hoffman
9. Matt Brabham

2018 Sydney Overall Weekend Results

1. Gavin Harlien
2. Cole Potts
3. Matt Brabham

Matt Brabham WINS Race 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

 

Sydney Motorsport Park Race 1 Results

1. Matt Brabham
2. Gavin Harlien
3. Cole Potts
4. Robby Gordon
5. Jeff Hoffman
6. Paul Morris
7. Russell Ingall
8. Matty Nolan
9. Blade Hildebrand