Matt Brabham WINS Race 2 At St. Petersburg

Matt Brabham

 

Round 5 St. Petersburg Race #2 – Official Results
Finish Start Truck No. Driver Laps Tire Points Bonus Running / Reason Out
1 1 83 Matt Brabham 7 Toyo Running
2 9 1 Sheldon Creed 7 Toyo Running
3 10 7 Robby Gordon 7 Toyo Running
4 6 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr 7 Toyo Running
5 7 98 PJ Jones 7 Toyo Running
6 2 55 Gavin Harlien 7 Toyo Running
7 8 67 Paul Morris 7 Toyo Running
8 4 50:1 Jeff Hoffman 7 Toyo Running
9 3 57 Bill Hynes 7 Toyo Running
10 5 75 Davey Hamilton Jr 7 Toyo Running

Overall Weekend Results:

1. Robby Gordon
2. Sheldon Creed
3. Paul Morris

Robby Gordon Wins Race #1 In St. Petersburg

Robby Gordon Wins St. Petersburg

Round 4 – St. Petersburg – 3/11/17

 

 

Round 4 St. Petersburg Race #1 – Official Results
Finish Start Truck No. Driver Laps Tire Points Bonus Running / Reason Out
1 10 7 Robby Gordon 9 Toyo Running
2 9 1 Sheldon Creed 9 Toyo Running
3 8 67 Paul Morris 9 Toyo Running
4 5 98 PJ Jones 9 Toyo Running
5 6 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr 9 Toyo Running
6 3 75 Davey Hamilton Jr 9 Toyo Running
7 1 50:1 Jeff Hoffman 9 Toyo Running
8 2 57 Bill Hynes 9 Toyo Running
9 4 83 Matt Brabham 9 Toyo Running
10 7 55 Gavin Harlien 6 Toyo Mechanical

Paul Morris Wins Race 3 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Paul Morris

ADELAIDE, S.A., AUSTRALIA (March 5, 2017) – Veteran Australian racer Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia captured his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks win Sunday in the shortened finale of the Adelaide Casino Stadium SUPER Trucks portion of the Clipsal 500.

Shortly after the green flag waved Friday’s Round 1 winner Craig Dontas of Adelaide, South Australia would bicycle his Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck around turn 7 tipping it upside down. The accident would bring out the red flag, and would require an extensive amount of time for the removal and clean up of the vehicle.

Due to the length of the delay the amount of laps of the race were shortened due to time constraints. The new scheduled amount of laps would be five instead of the originally scheduled eight.

The single file rolling restart saw both Royal Purple Synthetic Oil trucks of Phoenix, Airz; driver Jeff Hoffman and Mesa, Ariz.; driver Gavin Harlien race side-by-side before Hoffman would pull a three truck lead on him.

However, the man on the move was the driver of the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s entry as Paul Morris moved past Harlien, and caught Hoffman passing him in a drag race down the pit straight starting the third lap.

On the last lap Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck would battle hard for the third position with Orange, Calif.; Robby Gordon, and Boost Mobile driver Sheldon Creed from El Cajon, Calif.; the three drivers would slice back and forth changing positions until Creed would loose the handle on his truck spinning out in the grass loosing the lead pack.

The same lap saw Gavin Harlien loose the handle on his truck spinning in front of the field, and causing complete chaos behind him involving multiple other competitors.

Morris would go on to capture his first ever SST victory, ahead of Brabham, and Hoffman who rounded out the podium.

Gordon, driving his familiar orange and black SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck would finish in the fourth position, ahead of Creed who would be credited with the fifth position.

For the third straight day Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia would keep the R&J Battery/ Fuchs entry towards the front of the field, but would run out of time and be credited with the sixth position. After spinning on the last lap from his third running position Gavin Harlien driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would get the truck back pointed in the right direction and would finish the chaos filled race in the seventh position.

Just like the two days prior Erik Davis of Burbank, Calif.; driving the Always Evolving/ AerNow/ Replay XD truck would once again end up in a late race tangle that would affect his finishing position landing in the eighth position, while Jeff Hoffman from Phoenix, Ariz.; driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck was credited with ninth.

Travis Milburn of Adelaide, South Australia after having finishing in the top five the two previous days would not fair so well in race 3. Milburn would be involved in the chaos on the last lap and would bring the No. 25 TRG Transport across the finish in the ninth position.

Saturday’s Round 2 runner-up Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales driving the McDonalds/ Preston Hire truck would be credited with the tenth spot after being spun around in a last lap skirmish with multiple trucks. Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes piloting the No. 57 Fleurieu Milk truck would keep his truck clean all weekend avoiding all the carnage and finishing in the eleventh spot.

After flipping on the first lap, the damaged Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck of Dontas would be taken back to the paddock, and was scored in the twelfth position.

The overall standings over the three races would see Sheldon Creed first, with Paul Morris claming second, and Matt Brabham rounding out the top three.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will continue the 2017 SST World Championship with Rounds No. 4 & 5 next weekend March 11 & 12 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tickets to the race are available through the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg website at www.gpstpete.com/.

Results:

1. Paul Morris
2. Matt Brabham
3. Jeff Hoffman
4. Robby Gordon
5. Sheldon Creed
6. Greg Gartner
7. Gavin Harlien
8. Erik Davis
9. Travis Milburn
10. Toby Price
11. Bill Hynes
12. Craig Dontas

Sheldon Creed Wins Race 2 In Adelaide

Sheldon Creed Wins Race 2 In Adelaide

BOOST Mobile and Sheldon Creed Victorious in SST Round 2 in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, S.A., AUSTRALIA (March 4, 2017) – Sheldon Creed out dueled Toby Price in Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Pole sitter Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif.; driving the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck would benefit from a poor finish on Friday to start up front in Round 2.

From the wave of the green flag Gordon wasted no time jumping out to the early lead, but it did not take Aberglasslyn, New South Whales driver Toby Price to work his way through the field from his eight starting position to track down Gordon on Lap-2.

The two competitors traded positions back and forth with close hard racing for multiple laps before Gordon attempted an aggressive slide job in Turn-14 loosing control and spinning out allowing Price to pull away.

Falling right into the battle where Gordon left off would be eleventh starting Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif.; first racing the SuperCheap Auto/Hungry Jack’s truck of Gold Coast, Queensland driver Paul Morris hard for the second position and then quickly setting his sights on race leader Price.

After the competition caution Creed and Price would race side by side for multiple corners, until Creed would launch the BOOST Mobile truck into a daring move to the outside of Price to inch in front of the McDonald’s entry and successfully complete the pass entering the corner.

The Australian motorcycle hero would keep pace with the ultra quick Creed the final lap, but would never be able to make a move to regain the lead.

Creed would capture his first victory of the 2017 season, ahead of second finishing Price. Gordon would work his way back from his early spin to round out the podium.

Following Saturday’s second race of the season, Creed considered Saturday’s victory sweet redemption from a podium finish being taken away from him on Friday with a penalty late in the race.

Coming off a second place finish in Friday afternoons opening event Paul Morris would have another quality finish crossing the line in fourth while Adelaide, South Australia racer Travis Milburn driving the TRG Transport truck rounded out the top for the second straight day.

Penola, South Australia; driver Greg Gartner was sixth in his R & J Battery/ Fuchs No. 410, followed in seventh by Mesa, Arizona racer Gavin Harlien driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck.

Getting in a tangle late in the race for the second day, Erik Davis of Burbank, Calif.; driving the Always Evolving/ AerNow/ Replay XD truck would finish in the eighth position, while Jeff Hoffman from Phoenix, Ariz.; driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck was credited with ninth.

Fleurieu Milk driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would go on to finish the eight lap event in the tenth position ahead of Fridays opening round winner Adelaide, South Australia’s Craig Dontas who would encounter a broken axle early in the event and would just log laps under slow speeds. The No. 45 would be recorded in the eleventh position at the completion of the eight laps.

After hard contact with the outside wall early in the event Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham driving the SafeCraft Saftey Equipment No. 83 would retire before the completion of the event, and would get credited with the twelfth and final position.

The SST trucks will return to the Adelaide Street Circuit for there third and final round of the Clipsal 500 on Saturday at 2:15 pm local time in front of another capacity crowd.

Tickets for this weekend’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide event are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Clipsal500

Craig Dontas Wins Race #1 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Craig Dontas Wins Race #1 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Worst to First Local Australian Craig Dontas Claims Victory in Stadium Super Trucks 2017 Opening Event in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, S.A., AUSTRALIA (March 3, 2017) – After struggling to hit his marks on the fast and technical temporary street circuit in yesterdays practice session Adelaide local Craig Dontas flipped a switch over night, and became the class of the field winning Stadium Super Trucks round No. 1 on Friday afternoon.

Pole sitter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn.; would jump out to an early lead in the Fleurieu Milk entry, and lead the first lap of competition before Dontas driving the Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck would work his way around Hynes to the front from his third starting position.

While Dontas was checked out at the front of the field all the action was behind him as Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland and Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham aggressively charged past truck after truck from their seventh and twelfth starting positions to the withstand a plethora of contact and spinning trucks to set themselves up for a shootout for the win the final two laps with Dontas.

As the three diced back and forth for the lead on the restart after the competition caution the red flag would be displayed for an accident by Mesa, Arizona driver Gavin Harlien just as Morris would take the lead from Dontas. The race would be ended under the red flag for clean up, resulting in the finishing order to be reverted to the last completed lap.

This would grant Dontas the first victory of his young SST driving career in just his fourth ever start. Morris would be credited with the second position in the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s entry, while Brabham would round out the podium in his Safecraft Safety Equipment truck.

Making his return to racing after suffering a badly broken leg in early January at the Dakar Rally. Australian 2-wheel legend Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales would immediately move his McDonald’s truck forward from his tenth starting position at the wave of the green flag.

Following the tracks of 2015 & 2016 SST Champion Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif.; Price would look to the inside of Creed on Lap-2, but the two would tangle with Price receiving extensive damage to his hood. With the Preston Hire hood bouncing all over the place Price’s vision would be hindered as he worked his way up to the fourth position by Lap-3. Price would remain in the fourth position the rest of the event after shedding the hood.

After making his SST debut at last year’s Clipsal 500 Travis Milburn of Adelaide, Australia looked to improve on his finish of last year. Keeping the truck clean with conservative driving Milburn would avoid all obstacles bringing home the TRG Transport SST to the finish in the fifth position.

Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner finished a respectable sixth place in the R&J Batteries/Delkor Calcium/ Fuchs entry after running near the front of the field the first few laps before getting shuffled backwards.

Creed the fastest competitor on track by far would fall victim to a costly mistake to be credited with the seventh finishing position. Not making a make a stop and go penalty for driving through the rocks would place force race control to place Creed at the end of the field at the competition caution. Creed would just run out of time to advance to the front after the race ending early.

Burbank, Calif.; driver Erik Davis in the Always Evolving/AerNow truck would drop two positions from his sixth starting spot to finish eighth after bouncing off multiple trucks and keeping things rolling forward the entire race.

After receiving a stop and go penalty for driving through the rocks on Lap-2 Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona would quickly learn about SST racing after encountering contact with a few other trucks in his first SST race. The Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would be credited with the ninth position.

First position starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would encounter mechanical issues at the beginning of the race setting the United Fiber & Data entry back multiple laps off the start. The No. 57 would be recorded in the tenth position at the completion of the eight laps.

Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon back driving his familiar orange and black SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck for the 2017 season would encounter a broken axle early in the race, and would never move forward from his 10 starting position finishing the 8-lap race coasting around the rear of the field. Gordon would go on to be credited with the eleventh finishing position.

After making contact with Erik Davis and rolling over on Lap-8 Gavin Harlien would be scored in the twelfth and final position in his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck.

The SST trucks will return to the Adelaide Street Circuit for there second round of the Clipsal 500 on Saturday at 1:30 pm local time in front of an anticipated capacity crowd of over 150,000 motorsports fans.

Tickets for this weekend’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide event are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Clipsal500

2017 Clipsal 500 Qualifying Results

Results from qualifying for the 2017 Clipsal 500.

 

2017 Clipsal 500 Qualifying Results.

1. Matt Brabham 1:45.499
2. Sheldon Creed 1:45.620
3. Robby Gordon 1:45.652
4. Toby Price 1:46.6672
5. Paul Morris 1:47.162
6. Travis Milburn 1:48.198
7. Gavin Harlien 1:48.382
8. Erik Davis 1:48.568
9. Greg Gartner 1:48.883
10. Craig Dontas 1:49.359
11. Jeff Hoffman 1:50. 393
12. Bill Hynes 1:54.251

2017 Clipsal 500 Weekend Schedule

2017 Clipsal 500 Stadium Super Trucks Schedule (all times local to Adelaide, Australia)

Thursday, March 2nd
11:55am – Practice 1
6:20pm – Qualifying

Friday, March 3rd
12:45pm – Race 1

Saturday, March 4th
1:30pm – Race 2

Sunday, March 5th
2:15pm – Race 3

All races will be broadcast live on Foxtel

2017 Clipsal 500 Entry List

Clipsal 500

2017 Clipsal 500 Entry List

March 3-5, Adelaide, Australia

No. 1 Sheldon Creed; El Cajon, California; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires

No. 2 Travis Milburn; Australia; TRG Transport

No. 7 Robby Gordon; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ Arctic Cat

No. 45 Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Shannons/ Milwaukee Tools

No. 47 Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants

No. 55 Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants

No. 57 Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; Fleurieu Milk

No. 67 Paul Morris; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jacks

No. 75 Erik Davis; Burbank, California; Always Evolving/ AER Now/ Replay XD

No. 83 Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; SafeCraft Safety Equipment

No. 87 Toby Price; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; McDonalds

No. 410 Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Australia; R & J Batterys/Fuchs/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Case IH

*** Arie Luyendyk, Jr season begins at St. Petersburg

“Mad Max,” 8yo son of Robby Gordon to race in Safecraft/Speed Energy SST UTV at Parker 250

Max Gordon SST UVT

Pittsburg, Calif. – Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems, the racing industry’s standard for fire safety for over 20 years and SPEED Energy Drink, a healthy alternative energy drink developed by NASCAR legend Robby Gordon, today announced the duo will kick off the 2017 Best in the Desert racing series at this weekend’s Parker 250 “Show Down in the Desert” by sponsoring Gordon’s 8 year-old son Max, the youngest driver to race in the history of Best in the Desert, as he vies for victory, Pro Unlimited Class, in a Speed UTV equipped with Safecraft’s new Model UTV system.

“I’m a racer and I’m also a dad,” said Robby Gordon, well-known American racecar driver and founder of the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series. “I wouldn’t use anything but the best, especially when it comes to protection for my son. Safecraft is a name I trust.”

“Safety has always been our primary concern,” said Pat O’Keefe, CEO of Safecraft and veteran racecar driver. “Safecraft’s Model UTV is the first and only system designed specifically for UTVs. With its ever increasing popularity especially with more and more younger drivers getting into the sport, we felt it was time to step up safety measures by developing and designing a system specifically for the UTV enthusiast.”

Max “Mad Max” Gordon, 8, is the son of off-road and racing legend Robby Gordon.” I can’t wait to race this weekend in Parker, driving the Safecraft Safety Equipment/SPEED Energy SST UTV! I raced here last year with my dad and I learned so much and I passed a bunch of cars! It feels good to race again and I am going to have a good finish this weekend!”

The Best In The Desert (BITD) is a premier and popular desert racing organization with a nine-event race schedule for 2017. As is the tradition, the 2017 season kicks off January 6th and 7th in Parker, Arizona with the Parker 250 “Show Down in the Desert” race. However, this year’s event features new sponsor GMZ Race Products, Inc., and the new “GMZ UTV Winter Nationals presented by Polaris.” The “Showdown in the Desert” is open to all Motorcycle, Quad and UTV classes.
About Safecraft Safety Equipment

Safecraft Safety Equipment is the leading provider of fire suppression systems and is used by most of the top professionals in a wide range of industries including Motorsports, Automotive, Aviation and Marine. For over 20 years, Safecraft is known for its innovative design and use of the highest quality components available.

Safecraft extinguishers are used by more NASCAR, NHRA, NASA and SCCA teams than any other brand and is the only manufacturer to have 4 models of extinguishers and several different extinguishing agents approved to SFI 17.1.

Visit www.safecraft.com for more information.

TRAXXAS SST R/C TRUCKS NOW AVAILABLE!

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The Traxxas LaTrax 1/18 scale SST R/C Trucks of Robby Gordon & Sheldon Creed are now available for purchase in the SPEED Energy online store!