Robby Gordon Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Race 2 at Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (October 22, 2016)- Robby Gordon captured Saturday’s troublesome second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham to the finish.

Positive Quality Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Thor Demolition driver Shaun Richardson of Scunthorpe, United Kingdom in just his fourth SST start would finish in the third position, after an incredible battle with Arctic Cat/KTM Australia driver Toby Price. Price’s truck would break on the last lap, but he would still be able to limp it home to a fourth place finish.

As more than 50,000 spectators lined the 15-turn 1.85-mile (2.98 km) beach side street circuit on Saturday to watch 12 TRAXXAS-branded trucks launch off of man-made ramps on the same DOT-approved Toyo Tires that consumers can buy. The loud raucous cheers of disbelief from the massive Australian crowd could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional Supercar racing saw the trucks literally fly through the air side by side and on occasion on top of one another as we saw in Friday’s opening event.

Friday’s winner in Race 1 of the Gold Coast 600 Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif. would start in the twelfth position, and waste no time moving to the front of the field. By Lap-2 Creed was up to the second position battling for the lead with early leader Penola, South Australia, Aus.; driver Greg Gartner. By Lap-4 Creed would apply heavy pressure to Gartner and look under him to grab the lead.

On the restart of the competition caution Orange, Calif.; driver Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels/Toyo Tires truck for injured SST driver Matt Mingay would drag race past Creed for the lead down the front straightaway. As Creed would duck in behind Gordon he would start to loose power under the hood of his TRAXXAS machine, Creed would fall back truck after truck would move past him in the running order.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; driver Matt Brabham would follow Gordon past Creed and look to contend for the lead from Gordon. However, Brabham would have no match for Gordon as would work his way to an extensive lead the rest of the race.

The real race was for the third position as 2015 Dakar 2-wheel Champion Toby Price of Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; and Shaun Richardson traded the position multiple times in the closing laps of the event until Price’s truck would break allowing Richardson to hold the spot solely.

Gordon would go on to capture the win in the 12-lap event ahead of Brabham, and Richardson who would claim his first SST podium.

Nazareth, Pennsylvania driver Bill Hynes driving the World Gym Australia truck would hold his ground from his eighth starting position. Keeping his truck clean and hitting all jumps square Hynes would go on to capture a season best fifth place finish.

Limping his truck home to a sixth place with a alternator that broke off the mounts Sheldon Creed would gain valuable points in the SST World Championship race with fellow TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham.

Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; driver Matty Nolan driving the Haymans Electrical Wholesaler truck would start the race in the third position, but that would not last long. After settling into the second position on Lap-1, Nolan would make contact with Toby Price entering the temporary chicane and would completely blow apart all the barriers. Under USAC rules and regulations any driver to touch the chicane would be penalized and sent to the back of the field. After a full course caution to re-set the barriers Nolan would encounter mechanical issues a few laps later and would pull into the pit lane and not finish the event. Nolan would go on to be credited with the seventh position.

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil driver P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona after having a wild finish with Matt Brabham for second place a day previous would start Saturday’s race in the eleventh position. Remaining patient for the first portion of the race avoiding the hornet’s nest in front of him Jones would be able to advance to the fifth spot by Lap-6. However, that would be the highlight of Jones day as the No. 30 would encounter mechanical issues on Lap-8 and would not finish. Jones would go on to be recorded in the eighth spot.

Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia would experience power steering issues with his R&J Batteries/Fuchs/Delkor Calcium Battery truck during morning practice. However, with not enough time to fix the issue, Gartner would jump into the vacant truck of Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; driver Craig Dontas at the last moment.

From the wave of the green flag Gartner would jump out to the early lead from the second starting position, and pace the field for three laps prior to getting past. On Lap-6 the Gartner truck would begin to slow on track with an issue. Eventually would pull into the pit lane prior to the completion of the race. Gartner would go on to be credited with the ninth position.

Pole sitter Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; would encounter mechanical failure on Lap-1 of the race and would pull the SuperCheap Auto/Hungry Jack’s truck onto the pit lane and observe the rest of the 12-lap event.

After experiencing a practice accident where teammate Paul Morris suffered a brake issue, Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif.; went for a wild ride into the tire barriers damaging her SuperCheap Auto/Coffee Sisters truck. CAMS officials after post race inspection determined the fuel cell had enough damage to it where it was not safe to compete in the race. With not enough time to switch out fuel cells, S. Price would be sidelined for the second SST event.

Adelaide, South Australia driver Craig Dontas whom is doing double duty this weekend competing in the V8 Ute division and the Stadium SUPER Trucks for the first time would be involved in a hard accident in the V8 Ute race and would be cleared from CAMS medical staff in enough time to make the SST starting time. Similar to S. Price, Dontas would watch the SST event from the sidelines.

The third and final race of the Gold Coast 600 weekend for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will take place Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. local time in front of another anticipated massive crowd.

The SST trucks will race a third and final round Sunday afternoon in front of another anticipated massive crowd at 12:15 p.m. local time.

Tickets for the final day of the Gold Coast 600 are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.supercars.com/gold-coast/tickets/.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round 20 Unofficial Results
October 22, 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires
2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Aus.; TRAXXAS
3. Shaun Richardson; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Quality Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Thor Demolition
4. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; Arctic Cat/ KTM Australia/ Mitsubishi / Clipsal 500 Adelaide
5. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; World Gym Australia
6. Sheldon Creed; El Cajon, California; TRAXXAS
7. Matty Nolan; Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; Haymans Electrical Wholesaler
8. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
9. Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Aus. Clipsal 500 Adelaide/ Pedders Suspension
10. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s
DNS Sara Price; Canyon Lake, California; SuperCheap Auto/ Coffee Sisters/ MGM (Murphy Glass and Mirror)
DNS Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs

Gold Coast Weekend Points

Gold Coast Weekend Overall points after race 2 of 3

1. Robby Gordon – 25
T-2. Sheldon Creed – 21
T-2. Matt Brabham – 21
T-2. Toby Price – 21
5. PJ Jones – 19
6. Shaun Richardson – 15
T-7. Bill Hynes – 13
T-7. Greg Gartner – 13
9. Matty Nolan – 9
10. Sara Price – 6
11. Paul Morris – 5
12. Craig Dontas – 3

There are 2 opportunities to score points on Sunday, October 23rd.

– The Top 5 quickest in practice
– Gold Coast Race #3 finishing position

Sheldon Creed Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Race 1 at Gold Coast 600

podium

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (October 21, 2016)- SST World Championship points leader Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif.; would navigate his TRAXXAS truck past a mid-race road block on Lap 4 to cruise to his eleventh SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of 2016 in race one of the Gold Coast 600 weekend.

P.J. Jones from Scottsdale, Ariz.; driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would finish second, while Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham would complete the podium.

With most drivers struggling to hit their marks on the ultra fast and technical temporary beach side street circuit that makes up the 15-turn 1.85-mile (2.98 km) course built for the SuperCars, Creed would quickly advance to the front of the field from his last starting position by lap three after benefiting from a spin by Canyon Lake, Calif.; driver Sara Price that log jammed the entire field. Creed was able to slide by on the outside and pass everyone to quickly move in the second position.

Lap-5 would see the TRAXXAS driver set his sights on leader Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia, Aus.; the driver of the R&J Battery/Fuchs/Delkor Calcium Battery truck would be able to hold off the hard charging Creed for two laps before Creed would slip by on the inside of a corner and roll on cruise control into the sunset.

Well behind Creed a good battle for the second position was brewing as Scottsdale, Arizona driver P.J. Jones in the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would work his way past Gartner into second, as Gold Coast, Queesland, Aus.; driver Matt Brabham would latch onto Jones bumper and move into the third spot ahead of Gartner. However the two drivers would run out of laps, as the lead Creed had built was just too great.

Jones would go on to finish in the second position while Brabham would claim the third spot to stay alive in the points championship. Gartner would hold on to finish in a season best fourth position.

Driving the Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires/ Castrol EDGE truck for injured hometown Stadium SUPER Trucks driver Matt Mingay, Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. would race to a fifth place finish.

Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; driver Toby Price would finish in sixth position in his Arctic Cat/ KTM Australia/ Mitsubishi truck after having a hard fought battle with Gordon the entire race, but ultimately spinning with two laps to go losing extensive ground.

Shaun Richardson driving the Positive Quality Trailers/ Thor Demolition/ Savino Del Bene truck would rebound for two spins during the course of the 10-lap event to recover and finish in the seventh position.

Early race leader Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn.; would drive a very conservative and smart race holding off a hard charging Gartner and Jones at the beginning of the event to finish his World Gym Australia truck in the eighth spot.

Making her first SST start in Australia Sara Price driving the SuperCheap Auto/Coffee Sisters/Murphy Glass & Mirror truck would really struggle getting the handle on the tight and technical track pointing her truck in the wrong direction multiple times. Price would be credited with ninth position.

First time SST competitors Matty Nolan of Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; and Craig Dontas of Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; would both have their hands full in their first SST start encountering all kinds of chaos spinning and bouncing off all sorts of barriers, walls, and competitors. The two drivers doing double duty this weekend racing both their v8Ute and SST would be credited with the tenth and eleventh positions in there Haymans Electrical Wholesaler and Clipsal 500 Adelaide trucks.

Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; driver Paul Morris in his SuperCheap Auto/Hungry Jacks would pull into the pit lane on Lap-4 with a mechanical issue and would loose nearly a lap to the front runners. Morris would be recorded in the twelfth position.

The SST trucks will race a second round Saturday afternoon in front of anticipated massive crowd at 12:10 p.m. local time.

Tickets for this weekend’s Gold Coast 600 are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.supercars.com/gold-coast/tickets/.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round 19 Unofficial Results
October 21, 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

1. Sheldon Creed; El Cajon, California; TRAXXAS
2. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
3. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Aus.; TRAXXAS
4. Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
5. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires
6. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; Arctic Cat/ KTM Australia/ Mitsubishi / Clipsal 500 Adelaide
7. Shaun Richardson; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers/ Savino Del Bene
8. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; World Gym Australia
9. Sara Price; Canyon Lake, California; SuperCheap Auto/ Coffee Sisters/ MGM (Murphy Glass and Mirror)
10. Matty Nolan; Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; Haymans Electrical Wholesaler
11. Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Aus. Clipsal 500 Adelaide/ Pedders Suspension
12. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s

2016 Gold Coast Driver Roster

2016 SST Gold Coast 600 Drivers Roster

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

October 21-23, 2016

 

No. 1 Sheldon Creed; Alpine, California

No. 2 Robby Gordon; Orange, California

No. 12 Shaun Richardson; Scunthrope, United Kingdom

No. 21 Matty Nolan; Pacific Pines, Queensland, Australia

No. 30 P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona

No. 45 Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

No. 45 Brad Gallard; Renmark, South Australia, Australia

No. 67 Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Australia

No. 76 Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania

No. 78 Sara Price; Canyon Lake, California

No. 83 Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Australia

No. 87 Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia

No. 410 Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Australia

2016 Mike’s Peak Course Maps


The inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge at the legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho in Baja California, Mexico, will run October 13-16, 2016.

There are 2 maps available for download: Mike’s Peak directions from Ensenada, and the Mike’s Peak race course map. Both maps are available in PDF format.

If you are still interested in competing, registration will be available at the Mike’s Peak base camp on Thursday, October 13. Visit the Mike’s Peak Race page for more information.

Questions? Email us at mikespeak@stadiumsupertrucks.com


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 13 – Tech Inspection/Registration (Base Camp, Road to Mike’s Peak, B.C. Mexico)

Friday, October 14 – Practice

Saturday, October 15 – Race Passes

Sunday, October 16 – Race Passes

** All registered entries will get 1 practice run and 2 race runs up the hill **

Mike’s Peak Directions Map Mike’s Peak Race Course Map

 


Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge Update

From Robby Gordon:

“I personally want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during what has been the most difficult time of my life. We are truly grateful for all the love and support my family has received. That being said, I want everyone to know that the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge, October 13th-16th in Baja California, Mexico, WILL GO ON as scheduled.

In honor of my father, “Baja Bob” Gordon, we will change the name of the event to ” Baja Bob’s Mike’s Peak Ultimate Race To The Top”, as he would have wanted us to keep on following our dreams and continue racing. Thank you and hope to see everyone there!”

To register, please visit www.mikespeakrace.com

Robby Gordon Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Night 1 in Costa Mesa, California

Robby Gordon Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Night 1 in Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa, California (September 16, 2016) – On a night where 11 Stadium SUPER Truck (SST) drivers returned to the series’ roots in Southern California, it was Robby Gordon who came out on top besting P.J. Jones at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday night.

The temporary race track the SST staff built adjacent to the world renown Sand Sports Super Show features various aspects of the 2016 SST World Championship season including sweeping high-speed turns, a difficult sand pit section, multiple tight corners, and a massive cross-over jump that sends competitors flying over another section of the race track with trucks passing directly underneath.

After a series of single truck qualifying runs and heat races, Friday’s 20-lap main event– which featured the entire field of SST’s on DOT approved Toyo Open Country A/T II tires saw TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham from Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia jump out to the early lead after the land rush standing start. Brabham would remain in that position until getting pressure from Orange, California’s Robby Gordon whom muscled his way past truck after truck to the front of the field. Brabham would hold off the hard charging Gordon for multiple laps until Gordon would opt to take the joker lane late in the event and slip past Brabham by a near bumper.

The last lap would see Brabham trying hard to get back past Gordon, but would come up short as P.J. Jones substitute driving for Pat O’Keefe in the SafeCraft Safety Systems truck would quietly work his way into contention and make contact with Brabham moving him out of the way.
Gordon would go on to win the event ahead of Jones, and the third finishing Brabham.

Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif. racing in front of many hometown friends and family in the her United Fiber and Data/BitTorrent truck would remain patient throughout the event running her own race. A late race mishap by Arie Luyendyk Jr. would allow her to capitalize on the position. Price would go on to claim her best SST finish to date in the fourth position.

Back in the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil colors this weekend Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz. would run with the top four competitors majority of the race until contact with the retaining wall with four laps to go would allow Price to slip by. Luyenkdyk would be credited with the fifth position.

Norwell, Queensland, Australia driver Paul Morris would find trouble with six laps remaining putting his United Fiber & Data No. 67 truck on its roof thru the treacherous sand pit. In typical SST fashion track officials rolled the truck back over and Morris was able to continue the 20-lap event finishing in the sixth spot.

Short course ace Kyle LeDuc of Beaumont, Calif. driving the Toyo Tires/ 4 Wheel Parts truck would battle power steering issues all night. As the SST technicians would thrash to get it fixed for the final, Leduc would run Robby Gordon’s Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires truck in the qualifying heat. Adapting quickly to the challenging course configuration of the Costa Mesa track in his own truck for the final Leduc would race to finish respectfully in the seventh position.

2016 SST World Championship points’ leader Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif. would quickly race out to the front of the pack and challenge for the lead but a broken axle would damper that effort suddenly. Looking to gain as many points as he possibly could Creed would limp his battered and bruised TRAXXAS truck to a eighth place finish.

Returning to the facility where he made his first SST start in 2014, Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would drive a consistent and smart race to finish the United Fiber & Data truck in the ninth position.

SuperKart driver Troy Diede of Lodi, Calif. making his first ever SST start held his ground early in the main event as he quickly raced out to the early lead from his first starting position. Laying down consistent laps Diede would find himself running in the top five for majority of the event until contact with P.J. Jones would spin him around losing valuable track time to the leaders. Staying out of trouble for the entire race Diede successfully finished his first SST race in the tenth position.

After having various scheduling conflicts the last few months Tyler McQuarrie of Walnut Creek, Calif. left off right where he did the last time he sat in his SafeCraft Saftey Systems Stadium SUPER Truck. The tight and narrow corners of the temporary Costa Mesa track suited the driving style of the professional drifter as he ran in the top three majority of the main event before mechanical failure forced the ultra quick driver out of competition. McQuarrie would be credited with the eleventh position.

The second and final race during the Sand Sports Super Show weekend for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will take place Saturday night at the OC Fair and Event Center. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. PST with racing starting at 7 p.m. PST. Tickets are available at the gate for $30 for adults, while tickets for children 12 and under, police, fire, and military are just $15.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 17 Results
September 16, 2016
Costa Mesa, California

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy
2. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum
3. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
4. Sara Price; Canyon Lake, California; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ BitTorrent
5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
6. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
7. Kyle LeDuc; Beaumont, California; Toyo Tires/ 4 Wheel Parts
8. Sheldon Creed; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
9. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
10. Troy Diede; Lodi, California; Diede Construction/ Diede Racing
11. Tyler McQuarrie; No. 6; Walnut Creek, Calif.; SafeCraft Saftey Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

2016 Jobs

The 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS season is now underway, and we are currently accepting applications for the following positions at our Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters:

  • Graphic Designer/Decal Installer

Applicant must be experienced in Adobe Illustrater & Photoshop,  must be able to print and install decals, etc, and the applicant must also have experience installing wraps on race cars.

 In addition to working out of our Charlotte, NC shop, all applicants must be available to travel to the races, including overseas.

Please email résumé to info@stadiumsupertrucks.com (Subject: 2016 Decal Installer)

You may also fax or mail your résumé to:

Stadium SUPER Trucks
10615 Twin Lakes Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
FAX: 704-949-1259

2016 Sand Sports Super Show, September 16th & 17th

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 30, 2016)- Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to the OC Fair and Event Center Sept. 16 & 17 for two nights of exciting off-road racing action at the Sand Sports Super Show.

Similar to the last three years, another spectacular dirt and asphalt track will be built at the Orange County Fair Grounds. Last year’s layout produced some of the best racing we have scene in Costa Mesa with door to door racing action all over the track from the 650-horsepower TRAXXAS SST trucks. However, the highlight of the unique track was a massive ramp that launched the trucks at least 30 feet in the air, and across opposing lanes of traffic. This signature crossover jump is one of the most impressive aspects of any motorsports event and is one of the reasons the Orange County race generates a capacity crowd of off-road enthusiasts year after year.

In addition to the thrills and spills of the high flying SST trucks, Sand Sports Super Show attendees and UTV racers of Southern California will be treated to the addition of the $5,000 to win OPEN UTV Shootout. All makes and models of UTV’s are welcomed to compete in this newly added event, and a chance for one driver to bring home one of the biggest winnings offered in UTV racing today.

For more information, and how to register for the OPEN UTV Shootout please visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com or email Chris Hecht at checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com.

In addition to the OPEN UTV Shootout, Arctic Cat will hold their own under card race each night featuring celebrities and local Arctic Cat dealers. In similar fashion to SST racing, each competitor will be assigned to an identically prepared Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 to take on each other in a true test of drivers skill.

While at the Sand Sports Super Show and SST race make sure to stop by and visit both Arctic Cat displays for new 2017 models and products. The main display will be located in the Sand Sports Super Show, while a smaller version will be located in the Stadium SUPER Trucks pit area.

Also returning to accompany the exciting SSTs and UTVS, will be a full slate of racing by the fan favorite 1400 trucks. These desert racers turned short course machines have been apart of the Stadium SUPER Trucks Sand Sports Super Show program since the inception back in 2013, and when they are on track you never know what to expect. In 2014 Michael Cox stole the show launching his modified Ford Bronco sky high much to the delight of the roaring crowd, last year it was Buddy Baker and Ryan Kibbe with the TrophyLTD car whom stunned the crowd and other competitors competing with the trucks. Who will be the highlight of the 1400 class in 2016?

Single- day tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12, Police, Fire and active or retired military with a valid ID. All tickets will be sold at the gate on race day. Friday’s event will feature Kids free for kids under 12.

Companies and individuals interested in renting fully catered VIP suites that include private elevated seating for 25 per evening, refreshments and food, can call Stadium SUPER Trucks at 704-949-1255 for pricing. The VIP suites also include track-facing advertising space, public address announcements, and access to secured restrooms.

Gates will open Sept. 18 and 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a track walk, and autograph session scheduled to take place each night from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each night will include more than three hours of on-track action for fan and Sand Sports Super Show patrons to enjoy.

Past SST Costa Mesa, Calif. Winners

2015
Friday, September 18; PJ Jones
Saturday, September 19; Sheldon Creed
Sunday, September 20; Sheldon Creed

2014
Friday, September 19; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 20; Keegan Kincaid

2013
Friday, September 20; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 21; Justin Lofton
Sunday, September 22; Sheldon Creed

Texas Motor Speedway Adds Stadium SUPER Trucks to 2017 Race Schedule

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 27, 2016)-
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced today the addition of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS to the speedway’s racing lineup in 2017.

The addition of Stadium SUPER Trucks will create a diverse tripleheader weekend in June as the racing series will be paired with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Verizon IndyCar Series. The Stadium SUPER trucks feature event will take place in advance of the Firestone 600 on Saturday, June 10.

The widely popular SST Series features 12 identically prepared 650-horsepower trucks that are built to take flight much like their scaled down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Able to race on virtually any surface, the SST trucks will race along the speedway’s pit road, frontstretch and portion of the infield. A detailed layout of the course will be announced at a later date.

Compared to the oval racing of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Verizon IndyCar Series, the SST races will feature 36-inch tall aluminum ramps placed in strategic locations throughout the course, allowing the trucks to fly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down the course, all while hitting speeds upwards of 140 miles per hour.

The announcement was made by Gossage and former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, who created the series in 2013, at Texas Motor Speedway prior to Saturday night’s resumption of the Firestone 600 that was suspended from its June date due to weather-related issues.

“For Stadium SUPER Trucks to return back to the state of Texas, after competing at X Games Austin for two successful years, I cannot be more excited,” Stadium SUPER Trucks President Robby Gordon said. “When you think of Texas two things come to mind; trucks and things that are big. Stadium SUPER Trucks gives you both, with the excitement of competitive door-to-door racing with big air.”

Stadium SUPER Trucks feature an 11-event schedule in 2016 spanning five different countries, touring as co-events with INDYCAR and V8 Supercar in Australia and New Zealand.

With a wide variety of drivers from all forms of motorsports, competitors such as 2015 series champion Sheldon Creed, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Tyler McQuarrie, as well as Australian’s Matt Brabham and Paul Morris all have an equal opportunity at winning.

Visit http://www.texasmotorspeedway in the coming weeks to purchase advanced tickets for the 2017 event.