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!

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

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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