Gordon Races to Second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Win of Season

San Diego, Calif. (May 18, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made a return trip to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., for the second and final time in 2013. Five distinct racing divisions took to the track to test their driving skills on the uniquely prepared dirt and asphalt course. Robby Gordon, Larry Swim, Apdaly Lopez, Derek Costella and Shelby Anderson were able to record wins in Round No. 5 of SST competition.

Robby Gordon, of Orange, Calif., driving the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck held off the hard charging Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif. to claim his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the season.

The 20-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start, and saw first place starter Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Scottsdale, Ariz., quickly jump out to the early lead navigating his way through the first set of turns. Iron River, Mich., driver Nick Baumgartner would waste no time working his way past the No. 25 to lead Lap-1.

Using the clear track to his advantage Gordon would take the cross-over option on Lap-2 to race his way to the front of the field from the fifth starting position.

Scottsdale, Ariz., native P.J. Jones driving the No. 98 American Racing Wheels truck found trouble on Lap-5 flipping over. On the restart second running Baumgartner would high center his truck on one of the jumps and become stuck losing multiple positions.
Outside front row starter Sheldon Creed would work his way back into the mix, battling Gordon for the lead on Lap-11. The 15-year old young gun would take the lead away from the off-road veteran for a half lap before Gordon would battle back to a slight advantage with Creed glued to the rear bumper.

Lap-14 saw Baumgartner would lose the handle on the No. 12 making contact with the outside k-rail with the truck coming to a rest on top.

Creed would work to the inside of Gordon once again on Lap-18, as the two would race side by side for much of the lap before the No. 7 would power back ahead. Creed would make one more run at Gordon on the final lap, but could not find the opening to get past.

Gordon would race the No. 7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck to a Round No.5 victory ahead of Creed and third place finisher MacCachren.

After the race Gordon commented on winning for the second time this season:

“San Diego No. 2 was defiantly better for me than San Diego No. 1. I had a great battle with youngster Sheldon Creed with him pressuring me the entire race. Two laps to go he got down inside of me and I thought he was going to put the door to me. So the next lap I went over the big cross-over jump, and we came out of the inside outside line side by side coming to the last corner. It was a great race, these Toyo tires really worked well tonight, and I can’t thank all the fans enough for coming out and supporting us. “

Apdaly Lopez took the lead on Lap-3 en route to taking his second straight SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Rob Archibald and Michael Ward started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final, which saw Archibald jump out to the early lead before stopping shortly after for a broken right front suspension. Michael Ward would find trouble on Lap-2 turning over his No. 317 SUPER Buggy bringing out the red flag.

On the restart Lopez would waste no more time getting to the front of the field driving past leader Eddie Tafoya. The No. 84 of Jerry Welchel was next to challenge Tafoya for the second position, battling back and forth until Welchel eventually took the lead on Lap-6.

Trouble would find Welchel two laps later as the No. 84 became stuck in the sand losing multiple positions and fading back into the running order.

Lopez would not look back driving away to capture the win over Eddie Tafoya and third place finisher Michael Ward.

Other winners included Larry Swim’s SPEED Energy BIGFOOT defeated Darren Minges driving Bounty Hunter in a classic Monster Truck duel; Shelby Anderson, bested 13 competitors in the SUPER Trophy Kart division to become the first female winner in series history. Derek Costella ran away with the victory in the SUPERMoto Final to mark his name in the record books as the division’s first winner in series history.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, June 8 , in St. Louis, Mo. at the Edward Jones Dome with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, SUPERMoto and SUPER Trophy Kart racing on a specially designed course.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Edward Jones Dome start at just $20 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

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 No. 5 from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., will be shown on Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 P.M. ET. on NBC Sports Network. Please check your local listings for channel.

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.

Unofficial Results

Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (20 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Sheldon Creed; 3. Rob MacCachren; 4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 5. Ricky Johnson; 6. Jerett Brooks; 7. Greg Adler; 8. P.J. Jones; 9. Justin Lofton; 10. Lalo Laguna; 11. Nick Baumgartner; 12. Jesse Johnson; 13. Mike Jenkins.

Monster Truck Final (2 Laps): 1. Larry Swim; 2. Darren Minges.
SUPER Moto Final (15 Laps): 1. Derek Costella; 2. Dustin Hoffman; 3. Danny Casey; 4. Brandon Ward; 5. Tim Valasquez; 6. Ron Reed; 7. Jeremy Toye; 8. Steve Marty; 9. Lance Garza; 10. Steve Drew.

SUPER Buggy Final (10 Laps): 1. Apdaly Lopez; 2. Eddie Tafoya; 3. Michael Ward; 4. Eric Jacobus; 5. Jerry Welchel; 6. Rob Archibald.

SUPER Trophy Kart Final (12 Laps): 1. Shelby Anderson; 2. Gavin Harlien; 3. Darren Hardesty Jr.; 4. Broc Dickerson; 5. Eliott Watson; 6. Christopher Polvoorde; 7. Trevor Briska; 8. Brock Heger; 9. Myles Cheek; 10. Cole Marner.

Stadium SUPER Trucks LCQ (6 Laps): 1. Ricky Johnson; 2. Justin Lofton; 3. Greg Adler; 4. Lalo Laguna; 5. Mike Jenkins; 6. Jesse Johnson; 7. P.J. Jones.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Nick Baumgartner; 3. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 4. Justin Lofton; 5. Ricky Johnson; 6. Lalo Laguna; 7. Jesse Johnson.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Rob MacCachren; 2. Sheldon Creed; 3. Jarrett Brooks; 4. Greg Adler; 5. Mike Jenkins; 6. P.J. Jones.

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15-Year Old Off-Road Phenom Races to SST Round No. 5 Quick Time

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San Diego, Calif. (May 17, 2013) – On a brisk May evening, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks returned to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., for a night of practice and qualifying on a redesigned track configuration offering competitors new obstacles with much faster speeds.

After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the best of 3-laps qualifying session. Lalo Laguna of Mexicali Baja California, Mexico, was the first driver out of the tunnel laying down a lap of 42.859. The time would not stay at the top for long as Iron River, Mich., native Nick Baumgartner drove a great third lap clocking a 40.829 jumping the No. 12 to the top of the charts.

The next two drivers found trouble during their qualifying laps as Mike Jenkins hit a water barrier and flipped his No. 47 Traxxas truck over onto its side while Arie Luyendyk would break a drive shaft coming to the finish line costing himself a solid lap.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Points Leader Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas, Nev., would find trouble on his opening lap getting off course, but would gather himself to make the fastest lap of the night at 39.046. That time did not last long as 15-year old off-road young gun Sheldon Creed took to the track with an ultra-quick 38.450 on Lap-2. Creed would take himself to a higher level besting his own time on Lap-3 with a 38.254. Only Orange, Calif., native Robby Gordon driving the SPEED Energy No. 7 could attempt to knock the kid off the top spot. Putting together three solid laps Gordon would put forth a great effort but end up slower with a time of 38.654.

Creed would go on to capture his first SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks quick time award of the season; he was followed on the charts by second place Robby Gordon and third finishing Rob MacCachren.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 5 at Qualcomm Stadium will begin with the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo starting at 12:30PM. Make sure to come out early as popular Southern California punk rock band Warner Drive will take the stage for an all ages concert at 1PM. 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 2PM concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver autograph session.

Racing will begin at 7PM with SST heat races followed by Monster Truck heats. SUPER Trophy Karts, SUPER Buggies, and SUPERMoto will race their Mains prior to the SST Final.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office, through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

A special for Armed Forces Day on May 18, military personnel tickets are just $12 by showing their Military ID cards at the stadium box office or other ticket purchasing locations.

SST to Air this Sunday on NBC Sports Network

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Charlotte, N.C. (May 9, 2013) – On Saturday night, May 4, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the ultra-challenging dirt and asphalt course for the first of two events held at Qualcomm Stadium in the month of May.

NBC Sports will bring all the excitement and action to SST fans this Sunday at 1 pm EST / 10 am PST as Round No. 4 will be aired on the NBC Sports Network all across the United States. Watch an epic battle form between top drivers Robby Gordon, Ricky Johnson and point’s leader Rob MacCachren as they fight for the $40,000 first place prize. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 18, with the return to Qualcomm Stadium for Round No.5 competition, with a slew of racing divisions plus the newly added SUPERMoto bikes. All taking place on a brand new course set to test the driver’s skill and endurance.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

A special for Armed Forces Day on May 18! Military personnel tickets are just $10 by showing their Military ID cards at the stadium box office or other ticket purchasing locations.

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.
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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, SUPER Buggy, and SUPERMoto racing, all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Qualcomm Stadium Viewers Guide

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WATCHING FROM HOME ON MAY 12?

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  • This Sunday, May 12 at 1:00PM EST/10:00AM PST on NBC Sports Network
    • Round 4 from Qualcomm Stadium
    • Use the hashtag #SSTonNBC on Twitter & Instagram to follow along and watch the race with us!  Tell us what you think.
    • Watch top drivers Robby Gordon, Ricky Johnson and Points Leader Rob MacCachren battle it out for $40,000!

Even if you’re not at the race there’s still some chance to check out some of the action LIVE, exclusively at StadiumSUPERTrucks.com/ssts/live

  • Next Friday, May 17 at 3:00PM EST/12:00PM PST LIVE Streaming will begin from Qualcomm Stadium of Round 5’s Practice & Qualifying sessions
  • Saturday, May 18 at 10:00PM EST/7:00PM PST LIVE timing & scoring will be available on StadiumSUPERTrucks.com/ssts/live
    • Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updated results*
    • Use the hashtag #SSTSD2 to join the conversation

* DISCLAIMER:  If you wish to not know what the results are and wait for them to air on TV stay away from Social Media!

GOING TO THE RACE ON MAY 18?

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Want to attend the race next weekend at Qualcomm Stadium? Buy tickets to Round 5 San Diego HERE.  Also click HERE to find our where you can find other ticket purchasing locations besides the Stadium Box Office and Ticketmaster.

  • Next Saturday, May 18 at 12:30PM PST the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo opens to Fans who have recycled a SPEED Energy Drink can or turned into their SST Event Flyer for FREE Admission.  Fans can also purchase a Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo Pass for $10 which will also allow them access to the pits
    • Join us for FOOD, BEER, BANDS and BABES!  A live band will be performing during the afternoon as well as the Miss SST Judging Contest where you the Fan get a chance to root on your favorite Miss SST contestant!
  • Wanna meet a driver?  The SST Pits will open at 2:00PM PST and you can feel just like a crew member.  Get up close and personal with drivers and their teams plus take a closer look at all the vehicles racing including BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggys, SUPER Trophy Karts, SUPERMoto Bikes and Stadium SUPER Trucks.
  • Get Packing!  The weather in San Diego is:
    • High of 69
    • Low of 61
    • Chance of Rain: 10%
    • Wind: SW at 11 mph
    • Humidity: 68%
    • UV Index: 10 – Very High
  • Relive the race:  Watch Round 5 from Qualcomm Stadium on the NBC Sports Network
      • Saturday, May 25 at 12:30PM EST/9:30AM PST
      • Watch Highlights from SST on the Streets of Long Beach
      • Plus an extra 30 Minutes to Recap the 1st half of the season

SUPERMoto Joins SST

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San Diego CA (May 8, 2013) – USA Pro Supermoto is pleased to announce a new partnership between USA Pro SUPERMoto and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series (SST) to hold pro SUPERMoto racing events together for the remainder of the 2013 race season. Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) will begin featuring USA Pro SUPERMoto racing action at select Stadium SUPER Trucks events this summer starting with the SST event at Qualcomm Stadium on May 18th. For this first event, USA Pro SUPERMoto will be holding an exhibition race on the stadium floor of Qualcomm Stadium during the 5th round of the Stadium SUPER Trucks Series on May 18th. This USAPSM event, hosted by Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD, will include a USA Pro SUPERMoto Invitational race featuring some of the top pro supermoto riders in the country. The list of racers in attendance will include; Las Vegas’s Derek Costella, Riverside’s Dustin Hoffman, Denver’s Tim Velasquez, and Newport Beach’s own Brandon Ward. Brandon’s father Jeff Ward, a former AMA SUPERMoto Champion himself, will also be in attendance piloting the No.4 Truck in the SST class.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Race Series from the 1990’s, and features stadium racing inside large stadium venues like the L.A. Coliseum, the Metro Dome, Qualcomm Stadium, Georgia Dome and more. SST features modern day race courses constructed of both asphalt road course sections and high flying dirt obstacles. This program is what provided the perfect layout to bring and feature USA Pro SUPERMoto racing. The action-packed event which is anticipating over 20,000 spectators will feature a fan expo during the day, a party in the pits, followed by BIGFOOT® Monster Truck racing, SUPER Trophy Karts, SUPER Buggy, SUPERMoto and the Stadium SUPER Trucks to cap off an exciting evening of high-flying racing action. USA Pro SUPERMoto looks forward to the partnership and will have more info on upcoming USA Pro SUPERMoto/SST combined events in the very near future.

For more info on USA Pro SUPERMoto please visit http://www.USAProSUPERMoto.com

Last Lap Pass Drives MacCachren to Victory in SST Round No.4

San Diego, Calif. (May 4, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., for a full night of racing action with four distinct divisions testing their skills on the uniquely prepared high flying dirt and asphalt course. Rob MacCachren, Dan Runte, Apdaly Lopez, and Myles Cheek were able to conquer the multiple challenges of the most difficult course this year to record wins in Round No. 4 of SST competition.

Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the #21 Traxxas was able to make a last lap pass on leader Ricky Johnson en route to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the season.

The 20-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Ricky Johnson from El Cajon, Calif., quickly jump out to the early lead navigating his way through the sand option. Point’s leader, Rob MacCachren decided to try the cross-over option in hopes of gaining the lead. Coming up short the No. 21 would file into the second position.

Bristol, Va., native Justin Matney driving the No. 8 RPM Off-Road truck found trouble early in Lap-2 becoming stuck in the sand pit losing multiple positions and eventually dropping out of competition.

By Lap-6, Johnson and MacCachren drove out to a commanding lead of the other competitors, but disappeared one lap later as the red flag flew for Justin Lofton’s rolled over Solar City truck.

On the restart, Orange, Calif., native Robby Gordon wasted no more time working his way to the front, opting to use the crossover option and taking the lead away from Johnson in the tight hairpin.

In just one lap, Gordon pulled out to a five truck lead ahead of Johnson and MacCachren. The lead did not last for long as the handling on Gordon’s truck began to go away as Johnson closed the margin on Lap-14.

Johnson would find trouble two laps later in the hairpin loosing valuable ground to Gordon and blocking multiple trucks behind him, causing P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Ariz. to flip over in the chaos.

On the restart, Gordon raced back out to the lead, but found trouble soon after getting stuck in a large rut. Johnson would regain the lead coming to the white flag followed by MacCachren and Gordon.

Coming down the final stretch Johnson tried to fight his way through the dirt with a right rear tire going down as MacCachren passed him for the lead coming to the final corner.
MacCachren raced the No. 21 Traxxas truck to the Round No.4 victory ahead of Johnson and third place finisher Robby Gordon.

After the race MacCachren commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No.4:

“Incredible, 2013 SST Round No. 4 Qualcomm Stadium, Robby Gordon and his top notch staff put their heart and soul into this race series with countless hours of preparation. I could not be happier for Mike Jenkins and everyone at Traxxas. My truck was awesome; we had a 2 point advantage SST Championship Points coming into the event, and with the win we increased our lead to 10.”

“The track was incredible; we were flying to new heights, distances, gap jumps. SST is way more than way Mickey Thompson use to be in the past. Flying 25-30 ft in the air, I ask myself; ‘Are we really doing this,’ these trucks Robby has built are doing a great job handling the challenges we put them through. These fans, who attended the show tonight, need to spread the word to the off-road and motorsports community and get everyone to come out and enjoy the show.”

Apdaly Lopez manged to shake the mechanical woes of the previous two races to take the lead on Lap 7 en route to taking his first SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final.
Phil Bollman and Cole Belio started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final and raced around the challenging course. Rick Welch made contact with another driver and became stalled on top of the k-rail entering the sand. Bollman was in control of the fast paced race, until a tangle with Eddie Tafoya and Eric Jacobus in the hairpin caused Bollman to slip back to the sixth position. Lopez managed to steer away from the collision and drive into the lead.

Bollman would find trouble again on final lap flipping over and stalling Tafoya in the sand.

Lopez drove away to capture the win over Eric Jacobus and third place finisher Michael Ward.

Other winners included Dan Runte driving Summit Racing Equipment BIGFOOT over Eric Swanson’s LAT Oil No. 103 in the Monster Truck division; Myles Cheek, bested 13 competitors in the SUPER Trophy Kart division.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 18, in San Diego, Calif., at Qualcomm Stadium with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing on a redesigned course.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
A special for Armed Forces Day on May 18th! Military personnel tickets are just $10 by showing their Military ID cards at the stadium box office or other ticket purchasing locations.

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 No. 4 from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., will be shown on Sunday, May 12 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 Final (20 Laps): 1. Rob MacCachren; 2. Ricky Johnson; 3. Robby Gordon; 4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 5. P.J. Jones; 6. Lalo Laguna; 7. Adrian Cenni; 8. Jeff Ward; 9. Justin Lofton; 10. Sheldon Creed; 11. Mike Jenkins; 12. Nick Baumgartner; 13. Justin Matney; 14. Jerett Brooks.

Monster Truck Final: 1. Dan Runte; 2. Eric Swanson.

SUPER Buggy Final (12 Laps): 1. Apdaly Lopez; 2. Eric Jacobus; 3. Michael Ward; 4. Eddie Tafoya; 5. Rob Archibald; 6. Phil Bollman; 7. Rick Welch; 8. Cole Belio.

SUPER Trophy Kart Final (12 Laps): 1. Myles Cheek; 2. Eliott Watson; 3. Broc Dickerson.

Stadium SUPER Trucks LCQ (8 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Sheldon Creed; 3. Jerett Brooks; 4. Mike Jenkins; 5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 6. Adrian Cenni; 7. Nick Baumgartner.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Jeff Ward; 4. Robby Gordon; 5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 6. Sheldon Creed; 7. Mike Jenkins.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. P.J. Jones; 2. Ricky Johnson; 3. Justin Matney; 4. Adrian Cenni; 5. Jerett Brooks; 6. Nick Baumgartner; 7. Lalo Laguna.

Gordon Tops Qualifying in Round #4 of Stadium SUPER Trucks

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San Diego, Calif. (May 5, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made the two-hour drive down Interstate-5, bringing the 600 hp off-road road show inside Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. for a night of practice and qualifying.

After a very brief practice, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the very unique and challenging course for a best of 3-laps qualifying session. The first group contained the top three in the SST championship point tandings Orange, Calif., native Robby Gordon, Justin Lofton of Brawley Calif., and current point leader Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas, Nev.

Gordon began the session laying down the quickest time of the evening with a 36.828, a time that would end up remaining on top of the leader board the rest of the night. MacCachren would find trouble on lap-2 lightly flipping over in the sand pit. On the restart Lofton found trouble as well spinning out and pulling off the track on the final circuit.

Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif., making his first appearance in a SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck would turn everyone’s head laying down a remarkable lap 37.433 good for second place behind leader Gordon.

However, that did not last long as Lalo Laguna of Mexi Cali Baja, Mexico would record a lap time of 37.385 over taking Creed for the second position.

The remaining competitors were unable to match the first lap recorded by Gordon as he went on to win his second straight SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks fast qualifier award and the one point bonus towards the 2013 SST Championship.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #4 at Qualcomm Stadium 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.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy 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 36.828; 2. Lalo Laguna 37.385; 3. Sheldon Creed 37.433; 4. Nick Baumgartner 37.531; 5. Rob MacCachren 38.067; 6. P.J. Jones 38.358; 7. Justin Lofton 38.390; 8. Adrian Cenni 39.178; 9. Jeff Ward 39.409; 10. Jerett Brooks 39.458; 11. Mike Jenkins 39.540; 12. Justin Matney 40.006; 13. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 40.247; 14. Ricky Johnson DNS.

Robby Gordon Wins at Historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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Los Angeles, Calif. (April 28, 2013) – Making its return to the birthplace of stadium off-road racing SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a full night of racing action with three distinct divisions testing their skills on the uniquely prepared high flying dirt and asphalt course. Robby Gordon, Larry Swim, and Jerry Whelchel were able to conquer the multiple challenges to record wins in Round No. 3 of SST Competition.Robby Gordon, of Orange, Calif., driving the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck held off points leader Rob MacCachren to capture his first win in Stadium SUPER Trucks history.

The 20-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Gordon jump out to the early lead. Entering turn 1, third place starter Ricky Johnson of El Cajon, Calif., opted to test the cross-over option for a chance to take the over the lead. Not going as planned Johnson’s evening quickly came to an abrupt end as a flat tire resulted in getting him off course in the middle of the peristyle. Trouble also found Jeff Ward on the opening lap as he became stuck in the sand step-up resulting in losing multiple laps to the leader.

Rob MacCachren wasted no time moving from his fourth starting position, quickly moving into the second spot. Gordon led the pack back to the start-finish line for the opening lap ahead of MacCachren and Brawley, Calif., native Justin Lofton. The following laps saw the lead drivers hold their positions and race incident free for 8-laps.

Caution flew on lap-10 following a re-start where Gordon raced back out to four truck length lead ahead of McCachren and Lofton. Arie Luyendyk Jr. found trouble rounding the last corner of Lap-12 resulting in a roll over on the side of his No. 25 machine bringing out a full course red flag.

On the re-start, Justin Lofton running in third place lost the handle on the Solar City No.6 rounding the peristyle resulting in loosing multiple positions back to fifth place. Phoenix, Ariz., native P.J. Jones, would capitalize on the Lofton’s misfortune moving up into third position.

Trouble found Lofton once again on lap-16 as the hard charging Lofton made contact with Iron River, Mich., driver Nick Baumgartner exiting the chicane causing extensive damage to the front end of his race truck. The damage resulted in the No. 6 to lose the hood and drop out of competition one lap later.

Gordon raced the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck to the Round No.3 victory ahead of MacCachren and P.J. Jones.

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After the race Gordon commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No.3:

“To win a Stadium truck race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the history off-road here is truly something special. I can’t give enough thanks to my partners in believing in me to make my dream a reality.”

Jerry Whelchel, the only competitor to compete in every single Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event made his return to stadium racing a successful one taking the lead on Lap 3 en route to taking the win in the 10-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Adrian Cenni and Apdaly Lopez started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final and raced around the challenging course until Lopez stalled on the front stretch of lap-3. Cenni, of New York, NY fell back several positions after making contact with another driver. While trying to make up lost position, Cenni chose the cross-over jump and landed hard breaking the right front suspension.

Cenni would drop out on lap-5 after Rino Navero would jump over the concrete retaining wall brining out the red flag.

Welchel went on to capture the win over Tyler Winburry and third place finisher Phil Bollman.

The Monster Truck Final saw Larry Swim driving the SPEED Energy BIGFOOT defeat BIGFOOT No.15 Darron Schnell in a close matched Chicago style duel.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 4, in San Diego, Calif. at Qualcomm Stadium 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 Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

 

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 (20 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. P.J. Jones; 4. Nick Baumgartner; 5. Justin Matney; 6. Lalo Laguna; 7. Mike Jenkins; 8. Greg Adler; 9. Justin Lofton; 10. Adrian Cenni; 11. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 12. Jeff Ward; 13. Ricky Johnson.

Monster Truck Final: 1. Larry Swim; 2. Darron Schnell.

SUPER Buggy Feature (12 Laps): 1. Jerry Whelchel; 2. Tyler Winbury; 3. Phil Bollman; 4. Eric Jacobus; 5. Eddie Tafoya; 6. Rino Navero; 7. Adrian Cenni; 8. Apdaly Lopez; 9. Steven Arlia; 10. Kyle Quinn.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks LCQ (6 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Greg Adler; 3. Nick Baumgartner; 4. Mike Jenkins; 5. Adrian Cenni; 6. Jeff Ward; 7. Justin Matney.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 2. Ricky Johnson; 3. Robby Gordon; 4. Nick Baumgartner; 5. Mike Jenkins; 6. Justin Matney; 7. Justin Lofton.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. P.J. Jones; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Lalo Laguna; 4. Greg Adler; 5. Adrian Cenni; 6. Jeff Ward.

 

SUPER Buggy Heat (6 Laps): 1. Adrian Cenni; 2. Apdaly Lopez; 3. Jerry Whelchel; 4. Tyler Winbury; 5. Rino Navero; 6. Eddie Tafoya; 7. Eric Jacobus; 8. Phil Bollman; 9. Steven Arlia; 10. Kyle Quinn.

 

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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