Robby Gordon Wins At Costa Mesa

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Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 20, 2013) – On a brisk Southern California day, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the opening day of the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., for a night of practice, qualifying, along with Trophy Kart, 1400 Truck and SST main events.

After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary track for the best of 2-lap qualifying session. Brawley, Calif., native, Justin Lofton, edged out Wisconsin native Keegan Kincaid by .005 to capture the quick time with a lap of 58.222.

After a six-car invert Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Craig Potts would race out to the early lead, but entering the second turn Potts would lose the handle on his No. 59 truck spinning and losing multiple positions.

Fourth starting Robby Gordon would waste no time getting to the front of the field racing back to the line first ahead of P.J. Jones and Lofton.

Jones would have a mechanical problem on Lap-2 losing position after position eventually dropping out on Lap-5.

Gordon and Lofton would remain the class of the field racing away after a Lap-7 caution. A hard charging Lofton would be glued to the bumper of the No. 7 corner after corner, but would lose his chance after striking a water barrier that Gordon bumped loose.

Gordon would go on to capture his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season; he was followed to the finish by second place Keegan Kincaid and third finishing Apdaly Lopez.

Second running Justin Lofton would encounter mechanical issues coming to the finish line dropping him to a fifth place finish.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 12 at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show will begin at 6PM with SST qualifying, followed by 1400 truck heats. Trophy Kart qualifying, Stock and Modified Side x Side qualifying, SUPERMoto qualifying, followed by finals in all classes.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the fair box office, combo tickets to both SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and the Sand Sports Super Show are also available for $30 at the fair office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 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.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Unofficial Final (15 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Keegan Kincaid; 3. Apdaly Lopez; 4. Rino Navera; 5. Justin Lofton; 6. Greg Potts; 7. Mike Jenkins; 8. Greg Foster; 9. P.J. Jones.

1400 Truck Unofficial Final (10 Laps): 1. Dan Vance; 2. Ryan Aguis; 3. Jonathon Libby; 4. Mark Johnson; 5. Dustin Loppnow; 6. Dan Chamlee; 7. Bret Jenkins; 8. T.K. McNeil; 9. A.J. Rodriguez; 10. Josh Williams; 11. Nick Tonelli.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks To Compete At Sand Sports Super Show

Orange County, Calif. (August 8, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and Sand Sports Super Show have combined forces for Rounds No. 11, 12, and 13 of SST® racing, taking place at OC Fair & Event Center on September 20th – 22nd.

For the last fifteen years, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have assembled at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., to catch a glimpse of the new designs and products for the next model year. However in 2013, the largest and most exciting Sand Sports Super Show in the world just got more SPEED as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) join the roster of weekend events.

The 600-horsepower Traxxas trucks will headline each day of the Sand Sports Super Show as well as other off-road and dune classes.

It has been a vision of Robby Gordon to redevelop and continue this unique and exciting form of off-road racing that was immensely popular more than 20 years ago – known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship – and now it will be returning back to the OC September 20th – 22nd.

“The Sand Sports Super Show has built a name and reputation over the years as the place to be for manufacturers and industry leaders of sand buggies, pre-runners, off-road trucks, Side x Sides, toy haulers and accessories to display new product lines and innovations,” said SST President, Robby Gordon. “There has been no entertainment offered for exhibitors and show attendees to enjoy after the show was over, so it is only fitting to showcase a wild night of SST racing at the Sand Sports Super Show.”

In addition to three nights of SST qualifying rounds and SST main events, the program schedule will also entertain the Sand and Off-Road enthusiast with various other off-road divisions competing throughout the weekend.

Flight Friday’s program will include a Pre-Runner Jump Contest, 1400 truck races, along with Trophy Karts and SST.

Side x Side Saturday will see stock OEM 1000cc and under Side x Side races, along with a full event from the USA-Pro SuperMoto bikes, Trophy Karts and SST.

Sand Buggy Sunday will feature Sand Buggy racing, along with stock OEM 1000cc and under Side x Side racing, Trophy Karts and SST.

Since debuting April 6th at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., SST has run eight points races in two countries (USA and Canada). Five previous rounds were held in stadiums like the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., all on courses built specifically for the SST’s performance on asphalt and dirt.

SST joined IndyCar at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April and most recently held two events at the Honda Indy Toronto. Upcoming rounds No. 9 and 10 will take place over Labor Day weekend in Crandon, Wis. as part of the World Championships® of off-road racing, and now the addition of Rounds No. 11, 12, 13 to the 15th Annual Sand Sports Super Show in the OC.

Eight rounds of competition have produced four different main event winners. Championship points leader, Rob MacCachren leads the way with three wins while Justin Lofton and Robby Gordon are both tied with two wins each, and 15-year old Sheldon Creed capturing one victory.

Dates and Times for Rounds No. 11, 12 & 13

Round No. 11 September 20 6:00 PM PDT
Round No. 12 September 21 6:00 PM PDT
Round No. 13 September 22 12:00 PM PDT

Tickets for SST at the 15th Annual Sand Sports Super Show may be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or the Orange County Fair Box Office.

For full weekend schedule, please visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com or http://www.sandsportssupershow.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks.

All information including the season schedule and where to purchase your tickets for the remaining 2013 events can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Rob MacCachren & Jerrett Brooks Win At Crandon

Crandon, Wisc. (September 1, 2013) – Making the highly anticipated return to the World Championships, the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Crandon, Wis., for rounds No. 9 and 10 of SST competition. 10 SST drivers would take to the track including the new drivers of Craig Potts, Brock Heger and Scotty Steele.

 On Friday evenings Round No. 9, Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the No. 21 Traxxas truck, would make a late race pass en route to capturing his fourth SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season.

 The 12-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a land rush start and saw Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., grab the holeshot ahead of Scottsdale, Ariz., native P.J. Jones.

 The Red flag was quickly displayed as Scotty Steele of Peoria, Ariz, lost the handle on his truck and made hard contact with a concrete retaining block causing extensive damage to his truck and ending his SST debut early. On the restart MacCachren would be the truck on the move as he moved past Justin Lofton into the second position setting his sights on the leader Gordon.

 The battle for the lead would heat up in the laps following as Gordon did all he could to hold off the hard charging MacCachren. Following Gordon for multiple laps, MacCachren made his move on Gordon going up the hill and never looked back as he went on to take the Traxxas sponsored entry to the Round No. 9 victory ahead of Gordon and Jerrett Brooks.

 After the race, an excited MacCachren commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No.9;

 “Crandon SST Round No.9, driving the No. 21 Traxxas truck. I had a lot of fun out there. Practice did not go very well for us as we ended up seizing up a power steering pulley and I only was able to make 2 laps of practice. I did not know what to expect, and I needed to get out there and learn the track. Fortunately I was able to follow, watch, learn and finally set sail there and get by Robby (Gordon) with the momentum going over the big jump. After that, I just needed to settle in and make no mistakes. These trucks are fun to drive, as they are very difficult to drive. Going out there and being successful is a huge accomplishment to me. The SST series is good we are leading the points, and we need to keep having consistent good finishes.”

 Sunday afternoon’s Round No. 10 SST finale of the 2013 World Championships would become a history-making event for the ages.

 As the 10 SST trucks would begin from the Crandon famous land rush start, youngster Jerrett Brooks would capture the holeshot ahead of P.J. Jones. Point contender Robby Gordon would find trouble on the opening lap spinning around the SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires entry. Brooks would go on to lead the next four laps with close friend and classmate Sheldon Creed directly behind him. Creed would use the knowledge of following Brooks to his advantage at the conclusion of Lap-6.

 Caution would fly at the halfway point and something new to SST would be performed. The trucks would race on the course in reverse the last 6-Laps. The epic battle between Creed and Brooks continued right where it left off before the caution flag, as Creed would jump out to the early lead with Brooks directly in tow. Creed would make a costly mistake on Lap-8 and Brooks capitalize racing by him back into the lead.

 The man on the move, however, was Gordon, racing past points leader Rob MacCachren and P.J. Jones to overtake the third position. P.J. Jones great run would come to an end, after making hard contact with the inside concrete barrier causing extensive front end damage to his American Racing Wheels truck. Jones continued to drive his beaten and battered truck around the track, collecting as many valuable points as possible. The battered Jones truck eventually would stall at the exit of the track, where a few moments later Justin Lofton driving the J6 Ink entry would meet him for a brief discussion.

 Brooks would go to lead the remaining 4-Laps to take the No. 77 Synergy Electric truck to the Round No.10 victory over of Creed and Gordon. Brooks would be marked down in history as the second victory for a teenager in SST competition.

 After the race an extremely excited Jerrett Brooks commented on his first ever SST win;

 “I came out and got my first holeshot in my only my second time racing this track, Sheldon gave me a tremendous battle the first half of the race, and we came to the second half where we ran the track backwards. I got a good pass on Sheldon right away, and just started hitting my lines lap after lap trying to stay on the cushion as much as possible, extending my lead on Sheldon little by little. He gained a little on me on the last lap, but the No. 77 Synergy Electric Truck came out with the win.”

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The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues, September 20-22, in Costa Mesa, Calif., at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Trophy Kart, USA Pro SUPERMoto, Side x Side, 1400 truck and SUPER Trophy Kart racing.

 One day tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Sand Sports Super Show along with entrance to the Sand Sports Super Show start at just $30 for adults with kid’s 12 & under $10 off with a purchased adult ticket. Multi day tickets are also available. Tickets are can be purchased at the OC Fair and Event Center 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 by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks.All information including the season schedule and where to purchase your tickets for the remaining 2013 events can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Round No. 9 Official Results

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Feature (12 Laps): 1. Rob MacCachren; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Jerrett Brooks; 4. Brock Heger; 5. Craig Potts; 6. Sheldon Creed; 7.  Justin Lofton; 8. Mike Jenkins; 9. P.J. Jones; 10. Scotty Steele

Round No. 10 Official Results

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (12 Laps): 1. Jerrett Brooks; 2. Sheldon Creed; 3. Robby Gordon; 4. Rob MacCachren; 5. Brock Heger; 6. Scotty Steele 7. Mike Jenkins; 8. Craig Potts; 9. Justin Lofton; 10. P.J. Jones.

Qualifying Results

1. Sheldon Creed 54.301; 2. Robby Gordon 54.604; 3. P.J. Jones 54.977; 4. Justin Lofton 55.054; 5. Jerrett Brooks 55.311; 6. Criag Potts 56.976; 7. Rob MacCachren 57.21; 8. Brock Heger 57.438; 9. Scotty Steele 1:02.8; 10. Mike Jenkins 1:33.9.

Point Standings After Round No. 10

1. Rob MacCachren 315; 2. Robby Gordon -19; 3. Justin Lofton -96; 4. P.J. Jones -113; 5. Sheldon Creed -151; 6. Mike Jenkins -168; 7. Arie Luyendyk, Jr. -189; 8. Ricky Johnson -192; 9. Nick Baumgartner -195; 10. Greg Adler -197

SST Crandon Weekend Guide

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What:

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Rounds No. 9 & 10

Where:

Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
10104 U.S. Highway 8
Crandon, WI 54520

When:

Round No. 9 August 30th 6:30 P.M. CDT
Round No. 10 September 1st 3:00 P.M. CDT

Contact: 715-478-2222 (Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Office)

Websites:

http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com
http://www.crandonoffroad.com
http://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks

Tickets:

Three-Day Weekend Pass
$40 Ages 13 and UP
Kids 12 and Under and 75 and Older FREE

One-Day Pass
$25 Age 13 and UP
Kids 12 and Under and 75 and Older FREE

Gates Open at 8 A.M Each Day

To reserve advanced seating please visit;
http://crandonoffroad.com/site/seating-reservations/
General Admission tickets will be sold the day of the race at the
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Ticket Office

Camping: $50

Reserved Camping is Now CLOSED, first come first serve camping will open
August 28th at 12:00 P.M. thru September 1st

Daily Spectator Parking: $3

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks On & Off Track Schedule of Events
*Times and Events Subject to Change
*All Times Central

Friday
9:30 A.M. Race Vehicles on Display/ Meet the Drivers Downtown Crandon
(Lake Ave. & Madison St.)
12:00 P.M. 44th Annual World Championship Labor Day Parade
(Downtown Crandon to Track)
2:30 – 3:20 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Practice
3:30 P.M. SST Practice/ Qualifying
4:00 – 6:25 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Qualfying
6:30 P.M. SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 9
8:00 P.M. Live Concert by Half Empty

Saturday
No on track SST Activity
10:30 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing
8:00 P.M. Live Concert by Strange Déjà vu
10:00 P.M. Fireworks Spectacular

Sunday
9:45 A.M.– 2: 50 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing
3:00 P.M. SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 10
3:45 – 5:30 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing

For a complete World Championship Weekend schedule please visit:
http://www.crandonoffroad.com/site/world-championship/schedule-and-tickets/

 

 

 

Watch SST Rounds No. 7 & 8 From Toronto On The NBC Sports Network

CHARLOTTE (August 9, 2013) – Make plans to join SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks this Saturday, as NBC Sports brings the high flying door to door racing action from the streets of Toronto directly into your home.

NBC Sports Network will air the excitement this Saturday, August 10th, at 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST showcasing SST Rounds No. 7 & 8 from the Honda Indy Toronto.

Witness how the 600 hp trucks instantly became the talk of the streets, redefining the definition of SPEED and air with SST regulars Rob MacCachren, Robby Gordon, P.J. Jones, Sheldon Creed, Justin Lofton and the SST debut of Indycar veterans Paul Tracy, Townsend Bell, and Davey Hamilton.

You will not want to miss the tremendous battle for the win between veteran off-road racer Robby Gordon and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Justin Lofton in Round No. 7, while 15-year old off-road sensation Sheldon Creed and P.J. Jones dazzled the crowd with their own shootout for the lead in Round No. 8.

Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Friday night, August 30th and Sunday, September 1st, in Crandon, Wis., as the winners of Rounds No. 9 & 10 will be decided during the Crandon World Championship® weekend.

Ticket prices for the World Championship at Crandon range from $25 for a one-day pass to $40 for a three-day pass. For ticket information and a full weekend schedule, please visit http://crandonoffroad.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks.

All information including the season schedule and where to purchase your tickets for the remaining 2013 events can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

SST Returns to Crandon for Rounds 9 & 10

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CHARLOTTE (August 5, 2013) – Since 1970, off-road enthusiasts have gathered over the Labor Day weekend at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin for the World Championship® of Off-Road racing, a closed-course event where top short-course competitors battle side-by-side in hopes to be crowned the 2013 World Champion.

Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) will return to Crandon where the public got its first glimpse of SST in 2012. SST will headline the opening events for the weekend; Round No. 9 of competition for the Stadium SUPER Trucks™ Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 30th.

Over the holiday weekend, Off-Road fans will see plenty of racing action and thrills. Round No. 10 will take place Sunday, September 1st at 3 p.m. CDT just prior to the start of the Amsoil Cup Race, the final event of the weekend.

“Having Rounds No. 9 and 10 at Crandon is a natural fit. It’s the first place we introduced the SST trucks and after the great response in 2012 it is only fitting to showcase 2 rounds of racing,” stated Robby Gordon.

Since debuting April 6th at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, SST has run eight points races in two countries (USA and Canada). Five of the rounds were held in stadiums like the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on courses built specifically for the SST’s performance on asphalt and dirt. SST made their Indy Car debut at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April and most recently held two events at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Eight rounds of competition have produced four different main event winners. Points leader, Rob MacCachren leads the way with three wins, followed by Justin Lofton and Robby Gordon tied with two each and rookie driver Sheldon Creed capturing one win.

Dates and Times for Rounds No. 9 & 10

Round No. 9          August 30                      Approx. 6:30 PM CDT

Round No. 10        September 1                  Approx. 3:00 PM CDT

Ticket prices for the World Championship at Crandon range from $25 for a one-day pass to $40 for a three-day pass. For tickets and a full weekend schedule, please visit http://crandonoffroad.com.

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

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15 year-old Sheldon Creed Dominates Round No. 8 for First SST Victory

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TORONTO (July 14, 2013) – Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif., dominated the final six laps of the Honda Indy Toronto to capture his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory in convincing fashion.

As gorgeous weather conditions surrounded the Toronto area for the second day in a row, the encore presentation of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round No. 8 of competition.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of the fastest times from Saturday’s Round No. 7. After the inversion Toronto, native, Paul Tracy would find himself starting from the pole position to the inside of Scottsdale, Ariz., driver, P.J. Jones.

As the green flag flew, Tracy driving the No. 3 SportsNet truck would quickly jump out to the early lead but would relinquish it soon after to Jones in the American Racing Wheels truck. Third starting Creed would also move past Tracy and settle behind Jones setting up a fierce battle between the two.

Creed would maneuver past Jones on Lap-3 as the two navigated through the jump section of the 1.75-mile course. Falling in line behind Creed, Jones would constantly apply pressure bumping and banging into the back of the No. 74 Traxxas truck.

Heavy contact between the two trucks would send both drivers spinning out of control. With the tremendous lead on the field, both trucks would regain their position back in the running order. However, the No. 98 of Jones would acquire enough front-end damage in the contact resulting in fading back in the running order and eventually having to pit for repairs.

Justin Lofton of Brawley, Calif., would capitalize on the caution flag on Lap-4 as the Lofton Cattle No. 6 was on the move over taking the third spot from Tracy. Nothing could stop Creed, as he would pull back away from the field on cruise control.

Trouble would find the first place starter Tracy on Lap-6 as he made heavy contact with the wall, causing severe damage to the SportsNet truck ending his return to racing in front of the hometown fans.

Lap-7 trouble would strike third running Justin Lofton as he would encounter a loss of motor performance, resulting in the surrendering of multiple positions.

The No. 7 SPEED Energy truck driven by Robby Gordon would make his presence known on Lap-7 moving into the top-3, recovering from in an early race spin.

In convincing fashion Creed, would go on to secure his name in the record books as the youngest winner in SST history. Robby Gordon would cross the finish line a distant second while Davey Hamilton would grab his first podium finish rounding out the top-3.

After the race Creed commented on winning his first SST Victory:

“Getting my first SST win, I have been searching for this for awhile. Starting third I knew I needed to get away fast. It just wanted to run away from the pack, I did not want to get into the whole bumping and rubbing. I knew if I got in front of P.J. he was going to give it to me today, and he did. I looked in the mirror, and I was waiting for it, and he finally hit me we both ended up spinning out. P.J. and I were so checked out it ended up working out good. On the restart, he was right there again bumping me and pushing me all the way down the straightaway.”

“My strong part of the track was the jumps. It is where I could catch them every lap and just send those things. My weakest point was the back, so I knew if I was going to pass him it was going to have to be in front, and I made it happen!” Stated the young, Creed.

NBC Sports Network will broadcast SST Rounds No. 7 and 8 from the Honda Indy Toronto in the upcoming weeks. Exact date and time is yet to be determined.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues September 1, in Crandon, Wisc., at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway with Round No. 9 to be part of the 44th Annual World Championship of Off-Road weekend.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks.

All information including the season schedule and where to purchase your tickets for the remaining 2013 events can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Unofficial Results:

Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (8 Laps): 1. Sheldon Creed; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Davey Hamilton; 4. Rob MacCachren; 5. Justin Lofton; 6. P.J. Jones; 7. Paul Tracy.

 

Justin Lofton Wins Round No. 7 of SST Competition on the Streets of Toronto

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TORONTO (July 13, 2013) – Justin Lofton withstood a mid-race battle with Robby Gordon on the way to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of 2013 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

As near perfect weather conditions invaded Toronto, ON., the highly anticipated Round No. 7 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for race one of the doubleheader event weekend.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times from Saturday morning practice. At the conclusion of the 8-minute practice session, Sheldon Creed would navigate through the 11 turns and over the four metal jumps of the 1.75-mile course the quickest of the 8 competitors with a lap of 1:33:209, over a second faster than second place, P.J. Jones with a 1:34:658.

As the green flag flew in front of a jam-packed grandstand, Davey Hamilton subbing for the injured Jimmy Vasser and SST Championship Points Leader Rob MacCachren would pace the field from a standing start. Hamilton would jump out to the early lead ahead of MacCachren. However, the trucks of Townsend Bell, Justin Lofton and Robby Gordon wasted no time moving to the front passing truck after truck.

Trouble would find the first place starter Hamilton at the completion of Lap-1 as the motor would expire on the No. 12 Traxxas truck ending his race early. Third starting Bell would lead the first two laps before the hard charging Gordon in the SPEED Energy No. 7 would take command on Lap-3.

A restart on Lap-4 bunched the field back up, setting up a tremendous duel between Gordon and Lofton for the lead. Gordon and Lofton would alternate positions through multiple corners driving the tires off the SST trucks, literally as Gordon would make contact with the outside retaining wall puncturing a hole in one of his Toyo Tires.

Lofton, driving the Lofton Cattle No. 6 would go on to secure his name in the record books winning his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks race of the year. Lofton was followed to the finish line by second place finisher MacCachren, with Creed rounding out the podium.

After the race Lofton commented on winning SST Round No. 7:

“It’s awesome to be here in Toronto, I have always dreamed about racing on IndyCar tracks like this and I finally get to do it. I want to say thanks to all the fans for coming out and checking out these SST trucks.”

“Being able to race to race head-to-head with Robby (Gordon) has always been a dream of mine. I’ve been waiting for a battle like this to happen between Robby and I for quite sometime,” Stated Lofton “I’m so glad I came out on top.”

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 8 will take place Sunday afternoon at 2:15 PM ET just prior to the green flag of the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto Finale.

Round No. 8 will be aired live on SportsNet Ontario and SportsNet 360 at 2:15 PM ET. Please check your local listings for channel.

For tickets and full festival schedule for the Honda Indy Toronto visit http://www.hondaindy.com or call (877) 503-6869.

Fans can follow the Honda Indy Toronto on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hondaindy.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us 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 ( 8 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Sheldon Creed; 4. Townsend Bell; 5. P.J. Jones; 6. Robby Gordon; 7. Davey Hamilton; 8. Paul Tracy DNS .

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying: 1. Sheldon Creed 1:33:209; 2. P.J. Jones 1:34:658; 3. Justin Lofton 1:35:224; 4. Robby Gordon 1:35:378; 5. Townsend Bell 1:35:869; 6. Rob McCachren 1:36:855; 7. Paul Tracy 1:37:382; 8. Jimmy Vasser 1:38:768.

Former Open Wheel Champions Jimmy Vasser and Paul Tracy to Race SST

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 11, 2013) – As the drivers of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks ™ prepare to make history on the temporary 2.824 km street course of the Honda Indy Toronto July 12-14, two champion drivers with a plethora of laps around the course will be looking to make their first-ever SST series start.

Paul Tracy, 2003 CART Series Champion, and 1996 CART Series Champion, Jimmy Vasser will belt into their specially designed 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks and tackle the familiar course drifting around corners, launching over metal jumps and flying more than 50 feet through the air.

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Tracy will return to racing in front of his hometown fans for the first time since 2011. Capturing three victories previously on the course in 22 starts, Tracy will use his aggressive driving style and track experience to lead the No. 3 SportsNet Canada truck to the front.

“I’m thrilled to race with Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck Series in my hometown of Toronto this weekend,” Tracy said “I’ve been a fan of the SST events this year and have a good bit of experience in off-road vehicles at the Glamis (CA) Sand Dunes So I’m hoping to bring some added excitement to my fans in Toronto.”

With enthusiasm Tracy also added.

“I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel and kicking Robby’s butt around the track with the ‘chrome horn’ just like the old times. I have to give thanks to Robby, SportsNet Canada and KMC Wheels for giving me this opportunity. I cannot wait to get back home to Toronto.”

Also joining Tracy on the streets of Toronto will be Jimmy Vasser, veteran IndyCar driver, 1996 CART/Champ Car Champion, and co-owner of the KV Racing Technology IndyCar team. Hailing from Canoga Park, Calif., Vasser will make his return to Toronto for the 14th time in his career driving the Traxxas No. 12. With experience driving off-road vehicles in Baja-style desert racing, Vasser will look to use that experience to improve on his career best (open wheel/CART) finish of second place on the street course.

Vasser commented on being part of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 7 and 8 in Toronto.

“I am very excited to be part of Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks this weekend,” said Vasser, who now lists 2013 Indy 500 winning team owner to his credits. “With Paul (Tracy), Robby (Gordon), and P. J. (Jones) out there it will be just like the old times in the CART / Champ Car Series. I’ve driven a Class 1 buggy a few times down at Baja. So I’ll use that experience gained, along with my CART background here. I’m hoping to put together a good run and capture my first win on the streets of Toronto.

“I appreciate the opportunity from Robby and everyone at Traxxas. If you are in the Toronto area this weekend make sure to come check it out.”

Round No. 7 of SST Competition will begin at the conclusion of Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series® main event while Round No. 8 will roll off Sunday just prior to the green flag of the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto finale.

Sunday’s race will be aired live on SportsNet Ontario and SportsNet 360 at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Ticket prices for the Honda Indy Toronto range from $35 for a Saturday general admission ticket to $50 for a two-day general admission ticket. For tickets and a full festival schedule visit hondaindy.com or call (877) 503-6869.

Fans can follow the Honda Indy Toronto on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hondaindy.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us 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.

IHG NAMED OFFICIAL HOTEL PROVIDER OF SST

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IHG NAMED OFFICIAL HOTEL PROVIDER OF SST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 8, 2013) – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST), announced today that they have entered into a partnership that names IHG the official hotel partner of SST. IHG will provide lodging at all the venues for the remaining events of the inaugural season of fast paced, high flying Stadium Super Truck action.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of live off-road racing injecting new life into the stadium truck concept created by legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Series president, Robby Gordon’s new vision of racing pits specially engineered 600 horsepower off-road trucks against each other side-by-side on grueling tracks with a non-stop stream of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners.

As a part of its partnership, IHG will create a special portal for SST officials to book rooms at exclusive rates at any participating IHG hotel for its out-of town hotel needs during events. IHG brands include: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort®Hotels, Holiday Inn® Club Vacations, Holiday Inn® Express Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels and Candlewood Suites® Hotels. SST will also participate in IHG’s loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s largest with 73 million members worldwide.

“We are really looking forward to this new relationship with SST,” said Doug Dixon, marketing manager, Americas Marketing, IHG. “This partnership provides a terrific opportunity for IHG to showcase travel accommodations for SST’s officials.”

“We are pleased to partner with IHG’s family of hotel brands,” said SST President Robby Gordon. “IHG’s wide array of brands will provide quality and affordable alternatives for SST officials throughout the season.”

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us 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 IHG

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 73 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club.