Gordon Sets Fast Time in Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #3

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Los Angeles, Calif. (April 27, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made the return to the birthplace of Stadium truck racing on a specifically designed dirt and asphalt course inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.

 Mike Jenkins began the qualifying session, running 3 smooth laps. Next was Lalo Laguna as he blistered a quick lap of 42.123 jumping to top of the charts. Laguna remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road new comers Arie Luyendyk and Nick Baumgartner. P.J. Jones found trouble on his third qualifying lap turning the American Racing Wheels No. 98 over on its side.

The Solar City No. 6 of Justin Lofton continued his qualifying ways jumping to the top position with a 41.773. Lofton’s, quick time did not last long as Robby Gordon in the SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck came out racing its way to the fastest lap time of the day with a 40.620.

“To be fast qualifier at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is pretty cool; we’ve had Lofton as the quick qualifier twice this year. Tonight Lofton came out and qualified third putting the both of us in the same heat race tomorrow night. Heading into Round #3 the race for the SST Championship is very close. Point Leader Rob MacCachren qualified second tonight setting up a great battle for the points lead tomorrow night. There is nothing like being at the coliseum and flying down the peristyles.” Said fast qualifier Gordon. 

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will begin with the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo starting at 12:30 pm. Fans can get inside the interactive area for $10 or recycle an empty SPEED Energy Drink can for FREE ADMISSION. Pits will be open to all fans inside the Ultimate Off-ROAD Expo at 2 PM concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver autograph session. Racing will begin at 7 PM with Monster Truck heat races followed by SUPER Buggy heats and Stadium SUPER Trucks heats. SUPER Trophy Karts will hit the track before the all the 3 classes Main Events. Be sure to be there to watch history return to the coliseum.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum start at just $25 for adults and kid’s 12 & under ARE FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. All college students can buy tickets for $10 through the stadium box office by simply showing their student ID’s.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised on weekends and featured on NBC Sports: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Network. Round #3 from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. will be shown the day after the race on Sunday, April 28 at 1 P.M. ET. on NBC Sports Network. Please check your local listings for channel.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Unofficial Results

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 3 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon 40.620; 2. Rob MacCachran 41.428; 3. Justin Lofton 41.773; 4. Lalo Laguna 42.123; 5. Nick Baumgartner 42.282; 6. Greg Adler 42.332; 7. Ricky Johnson 42.608; 8. Jeff Ward 42.660; 9. Arie Luyendyk 42.746; 10. Mike Jenkins 43.137; 11. Adrian Cenni 43.271; 12. P.J. Jones 44.226; 13. Justin Matney 45.163.

 

Justin Lofton Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #2 at Long Beach

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Long Beach, Calif. (April 23, 2013) – In a dominating performance, Justin Lofton overcame a practice mishap on Saturday by another driver to be the class of the field on Sunday on the way to winning his first ever SST race in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Grand Prix of Long Beach.

As near perfect weather conditions blanketed Long Beach, Calif., the highly anticipated Round #2 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed asphalt street course of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The starting line-up for the 10-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times in practice from Sunday morning. At the conclusion of the 20-minute practice session, Justin Lofton navigated through the 11 turns and over the four jumps of the 1.968 mi course the quickest of the 12 competitors with a blistering lap of 1:47:775. Nearly, two seconds faster than second place, Jeff Ward with a 1:49:615.

 As the green flag flew in front of jam packed grandstands, Nick Baumgartner and Greg Adler paced the field with Baumgartner jumping out to an early lead. The trucks of Justin Lofton, Robby Gordon, and Rob MacCachren wasted no time moving to the front passing truck after truck. Trouble found Justin Matney on Lap-2 as he spun backwards going over one of the jumps causing trucks to scramble every which way. Adler took the worst of the damage as he retired from the race on Lap-3 with transmission issues.

A restart on Lap-4 bunched the field back up, but that did not hinder leader Lofton in the Weekend Warriors Productions Yokohama truck as he went right back to work where he left off hitting all his marks on the tricky course to pull away from second place. The action behind Lofton became heated as trucks were beating and banging into each other battling for position.

Justin Lofton would go on to secure his name in the record books as SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks winner of the Grand Prix of Long Beach followed by second place finisher Robby Gordon and points leader Rob MacCachren rounding out the podium.

After the race Lofton commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #2:

“I’m super stoked to capture my first Stadium SUPER Trucks win. The outcome from Round #1 at Phoenix was disappointing, but to come out here today and put on such a dominating performance racing through the complete field is simply just awesome.”

“Hats off to my crew and the SST crew for getting the truck back together after being rolled 7 times the day before by a fellow driver. The safety and engineering of these trucks is something truly amazing. Robby did a fantastic job! I appreciate the Grand Prix of Long Beach for giving us the opportunity to race in front of all these fans. I hope we are invited to come back next year.” Stated Lofton.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, April 27, in Los Angeles, Calif. at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum start at just $25 for adults and kid’s 12 & under ARE FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. USC Trojans Students can buy tickets for $10 through the stadium box office by simply showing their student ID’s.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised on weekends and featured on NBC Sports: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Network. Round 3 from the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA will be shown the day after the race on Sunday, April 28 at 1 P.M. ET. on NBC Sports Network. Please check your local listings for channel.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Unofficial Results

Stadium SUPER Trucks Feature (8 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Rob MacCachren; 4. Ricky Johnson; 5. P.J. Jones; 6. Mike Jenkins; 7. Arie Lyendyk Jr.; 8. Jeff Ward; 9. Justin Matney; 10. Nick Baumgartner; 11. Greg Adler; 12. Lalo Laguna

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying: 1. Justin Lofton 1:47:775; 2. Jeff Ward 1:49:615; 3. Robby Gordon 1:51:296; 4. Rob MacCachren 1:52:386; 5. Lalo Laguna 1:53:112; 6. Arie Luyendyk 1:53:733; 7. P.J. Jones 1:54:146; 8. Ricky Johnson 1:54:479; 9. Justin Matney 1:55:010; 10. Mike Jenkins 1:55:101; 11. Greg Adler 1:56:229; 12. Nick Baumgartner 1:57:321.

 

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SST Championship Trophy to be Named After Mickey Thompson

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Charlotte, N.C. (April 15, 2013) – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD officials are honored to announce that the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion will be the recipient of the Inaugural Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy, named in honor of the late championship racer, innovator, and promoter, Mickey Thompson.

Born December 7, 1928, in San Fernando, Calif., Thompson was an integral player in the West Coast drag-racing scene of the 1950’s. His most notable achievement during this time was the creation of the first slingshot dragster in 1954.

However, it was during Mickey’s time managing the Lion Drag Strip near Long Beach, Calif., he created some of the most innovative improvements in racing safety. The development of the ‘Christmas Tree’ starting lights that are implemented throughout drag racing today, took the human starter out of the equation. During the same period, it was Mickey’s idea to fill barrels with water to help absorb a car’s energy during a crash; the same safety technique is now used in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition years later.

As a championship driver, Thompson set more speed and endurance records than any other driver in automotive history. A 2007 Automobile Quarterly article estimated that Thompson participated in more than 10,000 races, drove more than 1 million race miles, and set nearly 500 speed and endurance records, including 295 records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Though it was his love for off-road racing that led Thompson to found SCORE International in 1973, a sanctioning body to oversee endurance off-road racing throughout North America. Thompson continuously said that the only ones to enjoy this form of magnificent racing were “Nothing but cactus, and jackrabbits.” He wanted to bring the excitement of desert racing to a wider audience.

In 1979, Mickey and wife Trudy formed Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) an indoor motocross and off-road vehicle racing show and competition. The goal was to take the sport from back-country terrain to stadiums in heavily populated metropolitan areas. Beginning with the first stadium event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, MTEG was able to bring off-road racing to the masses, giving city fans a taste of the ultra competitive racing throughout the Baja 1000.

As a competitor and innovator, Thompson lived his life in the fast lane and gained thousands of fans and admirers. His memory continues to inspire drivers and promoters around the world today. As it most recently inspired Orange, Calif., native Robby Gordon, in the rebirth of Mickey’s vision bringing back off-road racing to city fans in stadiums around North America. In 2013, those visions became reality as Stadium SUPER Trucks Inaugural event was held on April 6 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Founder and President Robby Gordon stated;

“There was no other name more fitting for the Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship Trophy than to name it in honor of the late Mickey Thompson. What we are doing was Mickey’s vision back in the day of bringing off-road to the masses, people are able enjoy a fun night of racing and entertainment while being in some of the finest facilities throughout North America.”

The winner of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship will hold possession of the Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy for exactly one year. At that point it will be returned to series officials to award to the following years champion.

SPEED Energy SST Championship Point Standings after Round 1:

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After Round 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship Point Standings have been calculated and to no surprise Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the Traxxas #21 has jumped out to a comfortable early lead over second place Robby Gordon and third place Justin Matney of Bristol, Va.

1. Rob MacCachren 42

2. Robby Gordon 33

3. Justin Matney 29

4. Greg Adler 27

5. PJ Jones 24

6. Justin Lofton 23

7. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 22

T- 8. Nick Baumgartner 19

T- 8. Mike Jenkins 19

T- 8. Jeff Ward 19

11. Lalo Laguna 18

12. Austin Kimbrell 14

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Sunday afternoon, April 21, in Long Beach, Calif. at the historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. SST’s will run the same street course as the IndyCar Series, hitting metal ramps and flying 120 feet down the straight away.

Tickets to see the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach are available for purchase online at http://www.gplb.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found athttp://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

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SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks To Air This Sunday On NBC

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Charlotte, N.C. (April 12, 2013) – Saturday night, April 6 history was written as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the series Inaugural event at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The night provided amazing door to door racing action for the thousands of fans in attendance to enjoy. SST will look to make history once again this Sunday at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST as the first round of competition will be aired on NBC affiliates all across the United States.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks events in 2013 will be televised and featured on NBC: seven will be featured on NBC and four will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Sunday afternoon, April 21, in Long Beach, Calif. at the historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. SST’s will run the same street course as the IndyCar Series, hitting metal ramps and flying 120 feet down the straight away.

Tickets to see the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach are available for purchase online at http://www.gplb.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Toyo Tires Sweeps Podium

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April 10, 2013

Toyo Tires® Sweeps Podium at Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks™ Race in Phoenix

Glendale, AZ – Stadium-style off-road racing has made its exciting return in the U.S. this past weekend at the inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) race held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  Toyo Tires® celebrated a podium sweep during the 18-lap final — the top three trucks riding on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires.  The #21 Traxxas entry scored a decisive first place victory over the #8 SPEED Energy truck piloted by Justin Matney, followed by Robby Gordon in third driving the #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck.

The Toyo Open Country M/T-R has a history of winning championships in both desert and short-course off-road racing. Toyo Tires scored an off-road racing Trifecta in 2012 winning the SCORE, Best in the Desert and LOORS Pro 4 series championships.  The Stadium SUPER Trucks series adds another dimension for proving its winning capabilities off-the-road.

“Toyo Tires was proud to be a part of Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck race in Phoenix this past weekend,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “Sweeping the podium of the first-ever SST race is especially gratifying since the SST spec trucks are evenly matched, making the drivers and the tires the biggest factors in the race results.”

“Race one is in the books and it was pretty gnarly.  Congratulations to everybody at Toyo… they podiumed the whole thing across the board,” said Robby Gordon. “I’m really happy, and I think the weekend went pretty good.  I think it was good competition for everybody involved, and I’m looking forward to the next event at Long Beach Grand Prix.”

The next event in the series will be at the Long Beach Grand Prix in Long Beach, California.  The trucks will demonstrate their skills on a paved grand prix course with manmade ramps to provide an entirely new challenge to both trucks and drivers.

All 12 SST events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and five on NBC Sports. Check local listings for channels and times.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

To learn more about the full line of Open Country® tires for trucks and SUVs, log onto toyotires.com.

About Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

Toyo Tires offers a complete line of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks.  For more information log onto www.toyotires.com and connect with the community at FacebookTwitter and Google+.

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MacCachren Claims Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks Race at University of Phoenix Stadium

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Glendale, Ariz. (April 6, 2013) – The Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks event at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. proved to be a rough and tumble one as drivers in four distinct divisions were tested with many unique obstacles throughout the high flying course. Rob MacCachren, Darren Migues, Eddie Tafoya, and Myles Cheek were able to overcome all challenges and mark their name in the record book as the first ever winners in Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD competition.

MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the #21 Traxxas truck held off a duo of SPEED Energy driver’s en route to taking home the first checkered flag in Stadium SUPER Trucks history.

The 18-lap Stadium SUPER Trucks final was led to green by Justin Matney of Bristol, Va. who jumped out to the early lead before being over taken by Mexican off-road standout Lalo Laguna. Racing out to a 3 truck lead ahead of Matney on Lap 2, Laguna lost the handle on his #17 Vist Mexico entry allowing it to make contact and get stuck on the outside water barrier. However, the man on the move was the #21 of MacCachren rocketing from the sixth position to third in just one lap.

Quick Qualifier Justin Lofton, of Brawley, Calif., found trouble with Mike Jenkins in the #47 Traxxas truck coming off the second double resulting in Lofton rolling over on his side. On the restart, MacCachren set his sights on leader Matney, and was able power his way past to take the lead on Lap 4.

Lofton, found trouble once again on Lap 10, as a fire erupted underneath the hood of the #6 Imperial Valley Full Plate truck. On the restart, MacCachren blasted off to a four truck lead ahead of Matney and Phoenix, Ariz. native P.J. Jones. The final laps became a shootout for second as no one could catch MacCachren. Jones gave everything he had to get past Matney in the final corners, resulting in him losing control of his truck and flipping over.

MacCachren, raced the #21 Traxxas truck to victory in convincing fashion ahead of Mattney and Orange, Calif. native Robby Gordon.

In the SUPER Buggy feature Tafoya, of Chino Hills, Calif., was able to overcome a broken left front suspension and a late race charge by Robb Harvey, of Glendora, Calif. to race his way to victory in the ultra quick paced Stadium Buggy final.

Adrian Cenni, of South Hampton, N.Y. paced the field to green jumping out to ever so brief lead before spinning in turn one and scattering buggies in all directions behind. Tafoya took benefit from the stalled Cenni machine working his way past and stretching out to an early lead. Larry Foddrill battled with Tafoya for multiple laps before getting into the water barriers losing multiple positions.

The race came down to a last-lap shootout as Harvey was able to catch the ill handling Tafoya machine. The two went side-by-side with multiple calls with Tafoya prevailing to take the checkered flag ahead of second place finisher Harvey and third place Rob Martensen.

Other winners included Darren Migues driving Bounty Hunter over Larry Swim’s SPEED Energy Bigfoot in the Monster Truck division; Myles Cheek, bested 16 competitors in the SUPER Trophy Kart division.

The Inaugural season of Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, April 27, in Los Angeles, Calif. at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Truck, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing.

Tickets to Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum start at just $25 for adults with kid’s tickets available for $10 dollars off at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Round 1 from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. will be shown on Sunday, April 14 at 3 P.M. et.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found athttp://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

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Stadium SUPER Trucks Feature (20 Laps): 1. Rob MacCachren ; 2. Justin Matney ; 3. Robby Gordon; 4. Arie Lyendyk Jr.; 5. P.J. Jones ; 6. Nick Baumgartner; 7. Greg Adler; 8. Lalo Laguna; 9. Mike Jenkins ; 10. Jeff Ward; 11. Justin Lofton ; 12. Austin IMG_3767IMG_3945IMG_3948Kimbrell

Monster Truck Final (2 Laps): 1. Darren Migues; 2. Larry Swim.

SUPER Buggy Feature (10 Laps): 1.Eddie Tafoya; 2.Robb Harvey; 3.Rob Martensen; 4.Adrian Cenni; 5.Brian Mullenix; 6. Antonio Ortega; 7. Richard Ronco; 8. Larry Foddrill 9. IMG_3837IMG_4085Carlos Lopez Gomez; 10. Rick Welch.

SUPER Trophy Kart Feature (10 Laps): 1. Myles Cheek; 2. Cole Marner; 3. Brock Heger; 4. Gavin Harlien; 5. Jeff Hoffman; 6. Trevor Briska; 7. Eliott Watson; 8. Conor McMullen; 9. Taylor Wood; 10. Parker Steele; 11. Isabella Naughton; 12. Travis Pecoy; 13. Shelby Anderson; 14. Brooke Kawell; 15. Broc Dickerson; 16. Scott Steele.

Stadium SUPER Trucks LCQ (5 Laps): 1. Justin Matney; 2. Lalo Laguna, 3. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 4. AustinKimbrell; 5. Mike Jenkins; 6. Nick Baumgartner.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (8 Laps ): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Jeff Ward; 4. Mike Jenkins; 5. Austin Kimbrell; DNF: Nick Baumgartner.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. Greg Adler; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. P.J. Jones; 4. Justin Matney; 5. Lalo Laguna; DNF: Arie Luyendyk Jr.

SUPER Buggy Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. Adrian Cenni; 2. Eddie Tafoya; 3. Robb Harvey; 4. Larry Foddrill; 5. Carlos Lopez Gomez; 6. Brian Mullenix; 7. Antonio Ortega; 8. Richard Ronco; 9. Rick Welch; 10. Rob Martenson.

See more photos from the 1st ever Stadium SUPER Trucks event HERE

Lofton Sets Quick Time In Stadium SUPER Trucks Round 1

Glendale, Ariz. (April 5, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made history, taking their first laps of qualifying on the specifically built course inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. began the qualifying session, running 3 smooth laps. Next was Robby Gordon as he blazed a quick lap of 46.976. Gordon remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road veterans Jeff Ward driving the No.4 JEGS.com truck and Rob MacCachren in the No.21 Traxxas entry. Justin Lofton began his qualifying session with something to prove in the No.6 Imperial Valley FULL PLATE truck nearly taking out safety barriers multiple times on his way to setting the quickest lap of the day with a 46.525.

“I’m stoked to be named the first quick time in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition and to have Imperial Valley FULL PLATE on board. It’s feels great knowing I’m going up against some of the best in the business when it comes to off-road racing. I just knew as soon as I got in a truck that I’d be fast,” said Lofton.

“You’re going to see a lot of great racing Saturday night. From the driver’s seat, seeing a few trucks out there on the track together is a lot of fun, let alone putting 12 out there. It’s going to be the coolest show you’ve ever seen in a stadium and I look forward to making history again being the Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks winner.”

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks kicks off Round 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium with the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo starting at 11 A.M. Fans can get inside the interactive area for $10 or recycle an empty SPEED Energy Drink can for FREE ADMISSION. Pits will be open to all fans inside the Ultimate Off-ROAD Expo at 2 P.M. concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver autograph session. Racing will begin at 7 P.M. with Monster Truck heat races followed by SUPER Buggy heats and Stadium SUPER Trucks heats. SUPER Trophy Karts will hit the track before the all the 3 classes Main Events. Be sure to be there to watch history unfold.

KIDS ARE NOW FREE! Kids ages 12 and under get in FREE with a paid Adult ticket. Tickets are still available through the stadium box office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 3 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton 46.525; 2. Robby Gordon 46.976; 3. Rob MacCachran 47.135; 4. Lalo Laguna 47.810; 5. Jeff Ward 48.287; 6. Greg Adler 48.294; 7. Austin Kimbrell 48.437; 8. P.J. Jones 49.238; 9. Mike Jenkins 49.533; 10. Justin Matney 49.659; 11. Nick Baumgartner 49.978; 12. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 51.482.

SUPER Buggy Qualifying (Best of 2 Laps): 1. Adrian Cenni 46.005; 2. Larry Foddrill 46.836; 3. Rob Martensen 47.527; 4. Eddie Tafoya 48.637; 5. Brian Mullenix 50.581; 6. Rick Welch 55. 676. (2) SUPER Buggys DNQ.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

SEM Partners With Stadium SUPER Trucks

Charlotte, N.C. (April 4, 2013) – For the past decade, SEM Products has prided itself on their association with some of the top teams in the motorsports industry. Robby Gordon OFF- ROAD is proud to take their partnership with SEM Products to the next level as the provider of paint, adhesive, and specialty coatings for the Inaugural 2013 Stadium SUPER Truck Series.

Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to 12 stadiums across the country and abroad. The first race for the series will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

SEM is an industry leader of innovative coatings and specialty products for the automotive, marine, and aero space industries. SEM will provide the series with paint, adhesives, fillers and sealers and other specialty autobody repair products that are essential to the success and integrity of Stadium SUPER Trucks throughout the season.

“All of the employees at SEM Products are extremely excited about the partnership with Robby and Stadium SUPER Trucks. It is a form of racing that appeal to all ages and will be a unique opportunity to showcase our automotive repair products,” says Brian Joyner, Business Development Manager.

Joyner, SEM Business Development Manager, says this relationship gives them additional opportunities to connect with their customers and vendors in markets where they have not previously activated their sponsorships.

As the excitement of the new series continues to build, Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD keeps adding to their already impressive list of series sponsors.

“I feel really lucky to have such great partners, like SEM, on board with us,” says Robby Gordon.

“SEM Products has always provided us with great products and I’m looking forward to having them as a key component in Inaugural season of Stadium SUPER Trucks,” Gordon said.

Additional information about SEM Products can be found at www.semproducts.com and and at www.facebook.com/SEMProducts.

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

ABOUT SEM
SEM Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative paint, adhesive and coating products. Our products are developed to meet and exceed the needs of today’s automotive repair and refinishing industries. In over half a century, SEM has pioneered quality automotive repair and refinishing products and delivers world-class customer service. For over 60 years SEM has represented the quality, experience and reliability that our customers have come to expect. SEM manufactures a full line of quality items, some of which include: repair materials, flexible coatings, rust and corrosion coatings, trim paint and truck bed liners.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Safety-Kleen Partners with Stadium SUPER Trucks

Charlotte, N.C. (April 4, 2013) – Safety-Kleen a Clean Harbors Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Stadium Super Truck Series (SST), Safety-Kleen will provide environmental services at all the venues for the inaugural season of the fast paced, high flying Stadium Super Truck action.

Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road racing bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in state of the art stadiums across the United States and one to be named International event.

Safety-Kleen has spent the past three decades involved and all types of motorsports and will be providing services at the events on the SST tour this year. Safety-Kleen will recycle the used oil, used oil filters, fuel, absorbents, used rags, brake fluid, antifreeze and aerosols generated at the events.

Series Officials are excited to have Safety-Kleen committed and know that having a company of their caliber at the track will help insure that the SST protects the environment in all the communities they visit this season.

“Safety-Kleen is excited to show that the SST appreciates the communities where they will compete.” Said Curt Knapp Safety-Kleen’s EVP Marketing.

“We couldn’t be happier to be part of the excitement that is off road racing, as a longtime fan of Mickey Thompson and short track off road racing I am thrilled that we can be part of the series” said Buddy Judy Safety-Kleen Motorsports Manager.

Additional information about Safety-Kleen can be found at www.safety-kleen.com.

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.
Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

ABOUT SAFETY-KLEEN
Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with approximately 4,200 employees serving more than 200,000 customer locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen provides a broad set of environmentally-responsible products and services that keep North American businesses in balance with the environment. Safety-Kleen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. For more information about the company, please visit www.safety-kleen.com.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Team 4 Wheel Parts and Greg Adler Join Stadium SUPER Trucks

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Charlotte, N.C. (April 3, 2013) – Veteran off-road racer and successful off-road businessman Greg Adler of Manhattan Beach, Calif. will pilot the No. 10 4 Wheel Parts/Pro Comp Truck in the 2013 inaugural season of Robby Gordon’s Off-Road Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck (SST) Series is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to 12 state-of-the-art stadiums across the country and abroad. The first race of the series and for Adler will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

“Racing inside these iconic stadiums is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up” said Adler. Robby has put his heart and soul into this effort. I’m looking forward to putting my ProComp/4Wheel Parts truck to the test against some of the best in the business”.

4 Wheel Parts is a retailer and service provider specializing in aftermarket truck and Jeep parts for off-road and 4×4 enthusiasts. With 59 nationwide stores, the company has expanded from a one person operation to the largest distributor of off-road parts in the United States. Stocking inventory in five different locations ensures that 4 Wheel Parts customers receive the industry’s fastest turnaround on products.

“The truck aftermarket business in the United States is a huge industry and to have 4 Wheel Parts come on board as a supporter of SST is the perfect scenario for both parties,” said Stadium SUPER Trucks founder and president Robby Gordon. “4 Wheel Parts is able to showcase their many off-road accessories in the Stadium SUPER Trucks Off-Road Expo and on the track in performance.”

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.
Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

ABOUT 4 WHEEL PARTS
For over 50 years, 4 Wheel Parts has proudly served the needs of off-road and 4×4 enthusiasts, meeting the demands of the off-road industry with passion and professionalism. This fervor has helped 4 Wheel Parts develop into the nation’s largest distributor of 4×4 parts and accessories for trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs, with everything from tires, to wheels, to suspension systems, and so much more.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!