Sheldon Creed Launches to Victory in Stadium SUPER Trucks First Dirt Event of 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina (August 19, 2016)- Returning back to the dirt for the first time in the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship schedule, 10 identically prepared SST trucks took to The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina for the first of two recently added rounds.

Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship point’s leader Sheldon Creed would continue his domination of SST capturing his eighth victory of the 2016 season in convincing fashion.

As a consistent drizzle throughout the race would truly test the grip of the DOT approved Toyo Open Country AT II Tires on the tacky red clay circuit constructed inside the The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

However Creed, a resident of Alpine, California did not let the slick surface phase him one bit driving his No. 74 TRAXXAS sponsored truck from the ninth starting position to the front of the field by Lap-4.

Substitute driving for Dustin Scott whom injured himself during qualification runs earlier in the afternoon.

Early race leader Arie Luyendyk Jr. would bicycle the SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services No. 20 onto two wheels in the corner to the cross over jump forcing him to slam on the brakes, and turn around and loosing valuable track position. Creed would take advantage of the mistake to overtake the lead and not look back.

Creed’s TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia would practically latch onto the rear bumper of Creed going to the front of the field working his way into good battle with Luyendyk for the second spot by Lap-7.

After the competition caution no one would have anything for the two TRAXXAS drivers as they both would run one-two the rest of the event unchallenged.

Eighth starting Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. would remain stuck mid-pack until Lap-10 when Gordon put an aggressive move on Luyendyk Jr. with a nasty slide job in the corner allowing him to move his Toyo Tires/KMC Wheels No. 7 into the third position.

Creed would go on to capture the victory ahead of teammate Matt Brabham, along with Robby Gordon rounding out the podium.

After breaking two ribs in practice earlier in the morning Norwell, Queensland, Australia driver Paul Morris would battle through the pain to drive his United Fiber & Data truck from the sixth starting position to fourth not overly pushing the limit of his wounded body.

Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif. making her third start in SST competition, but first with a newly announced partnership with UFD Racing. Price would start the 16-lap race in the fifth position and would remain in the fifth position throughout the event keeping up to the pace of skillful driver and teammate Paul Morris to get credited with a respectful fifth place finish.

Third starting Brian Ickler of San Diego, Calif.; making his first SST start would comfortably find the happy medium of the challenging to drive SST trucks after softly rolling over in morning practice. Ickler would drive the Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires No. 15 to a solid sixth place finish.

Santee, Calif. driver Robbie Pierce driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants No. 30 would lead the very first lap of the event, but would eventually begin to fade in the pack with power steering issues. Pierce would fight his truck around the challenging course to finish in the seventh spot.

Making his first ever start in a SST truck with only three laps of practice prior NASCAR veteran, and current Dirt Modified racer Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, Missouri would adapt quickly to the unique handling of an SST truck successfully bringing the SafeCraft Saftey Equipment truck home in the eighth position.

Nazareth, Penn. native Bill Hynes in the United Fiber & Data truck running a solid race would encounter a right front suspension issue, and pull off the course. Hynes would get created with ninth position.

Luyendyk, after running in the top three majority of the race would be credited with the tenth finishing position after breaking the studs off the left rear hub late in the event loosing his tire and forcing him to retire the SPEED Energy No. 20 truck.

Race two of the Showdown in Charlotte for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas will take place on Saturday night August 20 at 9:15 pm ET.

LiveStream of the race can be viewed at http://www.torcseries.com

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 15 Results
August 19, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

1. Sheldon Creed; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
3. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Toyo Tires/ Four Wheel Parts/ SPEED Energy
4. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
5. Sara Price; Canyon Lake, Calif.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
6. Brian Ickler; San Diego, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS
7. Robbie Pierce; Santee, Calif.; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil/ Impact by Mastercraft Safety
8. Kenny Wallace; St. Louis, Missouri; SafeCraft Safety Equipment
9. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
10. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

Stadium SUPER Trucks join TORC Series for Charlotte Motor Speedway Stop

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS join TORC Series for Charlotte Motor Speedway Stop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 9, 2016) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS joins forces with TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL for The Showdown in Charlotte featuring two exciting evenings of action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway August 19 and 20.

Stadium SUPER Trucks stars including Robby Gordon, Sheldon Creed, Matt Brabham, and Paul Morris are joined by likes of TORC Series drivers CJ Greaves, Keegan Kincaid, and Luke Johnson for a spectacular double bill that promises two action-packed evenings of racing.

“We’re thrilled to have Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks racing with us in Charlotte,” said TORC Series Chief Operating Officer Dave Swanwick. “As we develop and grow the TORC Series into the future under our new ownership, it’s exciting to bring new elements to our show and we know our fans are going to love this double bill.”

The doubleheader features the TORC Series racing in three classes both Friday and Saturday: the roaring, four-wheel drive PRO 4WD trucks, the 900 horsepower rear-wheel drive PRO 2WD machines, and the fiercely competitive PRO Lights, now joined for the Charlotte stop by the 650 horsepower ultra competitive high flying Stadium SUPER Trucks.

“For Stadium SUPER Trucks, a hometown Charlotte product, to travel the 8.7 miles to join a respectable off-road series such as TORC for The Showdown at Charlotte is something pretty awesome. In the last four years SST has become a major player in the motorsport industry, competing in many premiere events all over the world, attracting drivers from all different forms of action sports. With now a global fan base, it will be a special weekend showcasing our trucks in front of the many suppliers, sponsors, and family members who continue to support SST into one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment today,” stated Stadium SUPER Trucks President Robby Gordon.

In the exciting return to the dirt for majority of the Stadium SUPER Trucks drivers, the TORC Series course design team will build out Charlotte Motor Speedway’s dirt oval into a challenging truck racing course featuring big jumps and banked turns. With a quick-change of the course between PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing will see additional features introduced for the Stadium SUPER Trucks, including a cross-over jump, and the addition of a 36 in. tall aluminum ramp on top of the existing table top used to give the lightweight trucks additional height and distance.

After fourteen of twenty-three rounds on the 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship schedule Sheldon Creed leads TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham by 48 points. In role reversal Matt Brabham leads Sheldon Creed in the North America standings by seven points.

With just three races remaining in the TORC Series national championship, double defending champion CJ Greaves leads both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD classes, while Kyle Hart sits atop the standings in PRO Light.

Advanced tickets to The Showdown in Charlotte featuring Stadium SUPER Trucks and the TORC:The Off-Road Championship are available by visiting http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com or http://www.torcseries.com or in-person and by phone through the Charlotte Motor Speedway box office at 1-800-844-FANS.

Racing both Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET with a scheduled drivers autograph session and track walk to take place at the conclusion of the event.

Qualified, working media professionals are invited to apply for media accreditation to upcoming series events at the following link: http://bit.ly/TORC-Media-Credential

August 4th – Toronto SST Race on the CBS Sports Network

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 2, 2016) – CBS Sports Network will premiere round’s thirteen and fourteen of the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS World Championship from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, August 4 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).

The one-hour broadcast will feature the two thrilling races that took place at the Honda Indy Toronto shown in their complete entirety.

Make sure to tune in and see history be made, as 23 year old, Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif. becomes the first female to ever start a Stadium SUPER Trucks event.

The question will not just be how will Sara do in her first SST race, but will SST regular Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Australia be able to dig into the World Championship point’s lead of TRAXXAS teammate Sheldon Creed?

Or will Australian racing standout Paul Morris, Off-Road Veteran Robby Gordon, Dirt Oval Superstar Dustin Scott, Veteran racer Bill Hynes and the rest of the SST regulars be able to hold off the highly talented SST invaders?

Infrequent SST competitors; Toby Price of Australia who shocked the world capturing the 2016 2-wheel Dakar Victory back in January will look to make his second SST start of 2016 and capture his first SST victory, while 2003 CART/ Champ Car Champion Paul Tracy will return to SST competition for the first time since 2014 and look to put together a great run in front of his hometown Toronto fans.

Making his first ever SST start, iconic Italian CART/Champ Car and NASCAR competitor Max Papis will strap in and try his hand at the world’s fastest growing form of motorsport.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks feature identically prepared trucks, which are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Like their TRAXXAS namesake, SST trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 140 miles per hour hitting multiple strategically placed man-made aluminum ramps.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the excitement of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS return to the dirt and sand of Southern California with the Sand Sports Super Show event September 16-17.

For more information regarding Rounds 15 & 16 at the Sand Sports Super Show please visithttp://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com. Check back often for future announcements.

SST Indy Toronto Driver Roster
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

No. 1 Sheldon Creed; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

No. 7 Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS

No. 9 Max Papis; Como, Italy; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

No. 20 Dustin Scott; Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

No. 30 Paul Tracy; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

No. 57 Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

No. 67 Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

No. 78 Sara Price; Canyon Lake, Calif.; BitTorrent

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

No. 87 Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

No. 93 Russell Boyle; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Morgan/NGStone/Krank Off-Road/ Town & Country Volkswagon

No. 98 P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

Townsville, Australia to Air on CBS Sports Network Sunday July 24th

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 17, 2016) – CBS Sports Network will broadcast round’s ten, eleven, and twelve of the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS World Championship from Townsville, Queensland, Australia on Sunday, June 24 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).

The one-hour broadcast will feature all three exciting races that took place at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400, shown in their complete entirety.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks feature identically prepared trucks, which are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Like their TRAXXAS namesake, SST trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 140 miles per hour hitting multiple strategically placed man-made aluminum ramps.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the excitement of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS return to the dirt and sand of Southern California with the Sand Sports Super Show event September 16-17.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 15 & 16 at the Sand Sports Super Show will be available soon through the through http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com and http://www.sandsportssupershow.com. Check back often for future announcements.

RPM OFF-ROAD TO ENTER FIVE TRUCKS IN INAUGURAL MIKE’S PEAK HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 19, 2016) – Entries are now open, and 26 of the 144 spots for the inaugural Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge have already been filled. The event takes place October 13-16, at the legendary Mike’s Sky Rancho in Baja California, Mexico.

The Off-road powerhouse team of RPM Off-Road of Bristol, Tenn., has entered five-vehicles to tackle the 31 km route, climbing the 4,000 foot ascent to the top of “Mike’s Peak” through multiple cattle guards and water crossings.

Headlining the entrants for the RPM team will be the 2015 SCORE Champion and the 2015 Baja 500 winner Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, Baja California. Proving he is ultra quick in the desert, Lopez will take the No. 1 unlimited truck up the hill in the quest to be the fastest. In addition to the SCORE championship, Apdaly Lopez is also the 2014 X-Games Gold medalist in the Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Joining Lopez will be the 2016 Parker 425 winner Justin Matney of Bristol, Tenn. and 2015 Baja Sur Winner Lalo Laguna of Mexicali, Baja California both fielding unlimited trucks.

“To have this caliber of drivers RPM is bringing to Mike’s, just shows the significance of this first-time event,” said SST series founder, Robby Gordon. “As more and more premiere drivers and teams enter, Mike’s Peaksurely will be the event everyone from the short course, desert, rally, UTV, quads and motorcycles will want to be apart of.”

Also joining the RPM team will be veteran off-road competitor Juan Carlos Lopez of Tecate, Baja California with an unlimited entry, and long-time off-road racing supporter Clyde Stacy in a 1450 truck.

With only 144 entrants available to be part of history, registration continues to fill up. Will you be the first to Mike’s?

More information including registration, camping, and rules for the October 2016 event. Please visit http://www.mikepeakrace.com

REGISTRATION
Online registration, by class, for Pro and Sportsman cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, is ongoing through the official Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge website. Drivers and co-drivers are also able to download the registration form and email or mail your entry form in if you prefer that method of entering.

For more info, visit http://www.mikespeakrace.com.

Entries will be accepted until 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Late entries after that date and all on-site late entries will be accessed a $200.00 USD late fee added to the original cost.

In addition to drivers and co-drivers filling out the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge registration and submitting payment, all competitors must apply for a United States Auto Club (USAC) SST Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge single event license and provide proof of receipt.

RACE COURSE
When finished, the 31 km race course will be another memorable example of all that Mexico’s Baja California has to offer, including natural rollers, water crossings, high-speed dirt trails, sandy, rocky and silty natural terrain, and cattle guards, all while climbing to the top of Mike’s Sky Rancho at over 4,000 feet. The course will be another jewel reflecting the natural beauty Baja California represents.

RACE WEEK
Race week festivities will start Wednesday October 12 with the daylong, pre-race Manufacturer’s Midway and contingency/tech festival in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Culterural Center in Ensenada.

Wednesday night all racers will move out 52 miles east of Ensenada on Hwy 3 in close proximity towards San Felipe Valley and Trinidad where numerous 30’ x 70’ camp spots will await competitors arrival for set up.

Shortly after sunrise Thursday morning October 13, competitors will all have their first opportunity to tackle the course up the challenging hill to Mike’s Sky Rancho. Competitors will have one opportunity to make a practice run.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday based on class size competitors will be scheduled to make timed race passes up the hill to be scored towards whom is the fastest to Mike’s Peak.

AT THE RIVIERA…
The Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center, in the heart of Ensenada, will be the site of many of the activities surrounding the Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge. Racer registration, Media registration and mandatory pre-race meeting will all be held at the Riviera on Wednesday, October 12.

Please send additional questions on racer registration, rules, and sponsorship to MikesPeak@stadiumsupertrucks.com

ABOUT MIKE’S PEAK HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE
On-site camping, close proximity to Ensenada (90 miles East on Hwy 3), San Felipe Valley, and Trinidad, and multiple road access to viewing points, mean the race to Mike’s Peak will instantly become a fan and driver favorite. Add to that a Mexican Fiesta under the stars of Baja California each night for all drivers and guests. Rooms and camping at the Ranch will be open to all competitors on a first come, first served basis.

ABOUT MIKE’S SKY RANCHO
Mike Leon, an American citizen whose family came from Jalisco, Mexico, had owned a couple of bars in Tijuana, but by the mid-1960s he’d had enough of the demanding grind and began looking for a more pastoral setting. In 1967, he bought several thousand acres under the dark skies and twinkling stars of Baja California’s highest mountains and opened Mike’s Sky Rancho, a guest resort in the high foothills of the San Pedro Mártir. Sitting on a knoll above the San Rafael creek in a picturesque and wooded valley, it’s a steep, brush-covered mountains rise in the background to the pine-covered 7,100-foot summit of Cerro San Matìas, visible off to the east. The crystal-clear San Rafael stream winds through the valley floor and must be forded to reach the ranch.

Sheldon Creed Outduels TRAXXAS Teammate Matt Brabham for Honda Indy Toronto Victory

Sheldon Creed Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 17, 2016) – In a complete role reversal of Saturday afternoons race, Sheldon Creed captured Sunday’s exciting SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) closing event of the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by besting his TRAXXAS teammate, and Saturday’s winner; Gold Coast, QLD, Australia driver Matt Brabham by a margin of .004 seconds.

Tenth Starting Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. would waste no time getting to the front of the field tracking down SST’s first female competitor and early race leader Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif. on Lap-4. Following the tracks of the Gordon in the Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy No. 7 to the front from their eleventh and twelfth starting positions, TRAXXAS teammates Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif. and Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia would waste no time looking for the lead.

Right before the competition caution would fly Creed would nab the lead from Gordon, followed by Brabham in third. The restart would see Creed try to block Gordon for the lead, but Gordon would be too much for Creed to handle. Setting back into the second position Creed and Brabham would tandem draft down the back straight as the two TRAXXAS trucks would blow past the Gordon’s machine into the first and second positions.

The final four laps would see Brabham pull his No. 83 truck along side the 2015 SST Champion in a challenge for the lead. Racing side-by-side much of the race circuit Brabham and Creed would alternate the lead six different times three-wheeling through the corners and putting on an absolute display of driving talent.

Just like the day before the final lap would see the two TRAXXAS drivers continue to go side-by-side all around the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit with the capacity Canadian crowd on their feet with ecstatic cheers. Coming off the final corner Creed and Brabham would race neck and neck to the checkered flag. Creed would make contact with the side of Brabham causing him to fall off the side of the second jump coming to the checkered flag. The contact was enough to allow Creed to grab the victory by a mirror .004 seconds.

Sunday’s victory would be Creed’s seventh victory of the 2016 season.

Much like the position Paul Morris was in one day prior Gordon held the best seat in the house to view the multi-lap duel of the TRAXXAS drivers out in front of the field. Gordon waiting for both drivers to take each other out and capture the win would have to settle for finishing in the third position.

Looking to improve on his fifth place finish from Saturday; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia driver Toby Price would keep his SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 87 clean sticking with the leaders and would capitalize on a late race spin by Norwell, Queensland, Australia driver Paul Morris. Price would cross the line in a respectable fourth position while Morris would be credited with the fifth spot.

Inver Grove Heights, Minn. driver Dustin Scott would advance one position from his seventh starting spot to claim the sixth position for the second straight day driving his SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation No. 20 truck.

Making his second start in a SST race, veteran CART/Champ Car and NASCAR driver Max Papis of Como, Italy would study extensive in-car video over the evening, and the results would show holding with the lead pack most of race. Papis whom was upset with his showing on Saturday, finished in a respectable seventh position and can’t wait to get back behind the wheel again to improve even more.

Scottsdale, Ariz. driver P.J. Jones was credited with the eighth position in the United Fiber & Data No. 98 after making slight contact with various trucks and falling back in the field.

Sara Price in just her second SST start would use all the knowledge she learned in Saturday’s first event to turn heads and capitalize on a mistake by Paul Tracy to drive her BitTorrent No. 78 truck to the lead on Lap-1. Price was able to lead her first three-laps before Gordon and Creed would work there by on the inside to the front of the field. Holding her ground Price would run with the lead pack for most of the event until the brakes would fade considerably forcing her to miss the braking zone on multiple corners ultimately finishing in a very respectable ninth place finish.

Third starting Russell Boyle of Toronto, Ontario, Canada driving the KMC Wheels/ NGStone/ Morgan No. 93 entered Sunday’s event looking to improve on yesterday’s skirmish with Toronto rival Paul Tracy. Boyle would loose the handle on his truck multiple times in the 11-lap event to finish in the tenth position in the final run down.

Bill Hynes from Nazareth, Penn. driving the United Fiber & Data truck was credited with the eleventh position after spinning and stalling his truck on Lap-8 and was unable to finish the scheduled amount of laps.

Fourth starting Paul Tracy of Scarborough, Ont., Canada would quickly jump out to an early lead as the Canadian fans went ecstatic. However, much like Saturday afternoon Tracy would encounter problems leading the race. Missing a breaking zone Tracy would stuff his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck into the tire barrier causing extensive damage to his No. 30 machine.

Matt Brabham would capture the overall win for the weekend with the lowest average of both races with his win on Saturday, and his second place finish Sunday, Second was claimed by Sheldon Creed, while the overall podium was completed by Robby Gordon in third.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the excitement of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS return to the dirt and sand of Southern California with the Sand Sports Super Show event September 16-17.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 15 & 16 at the Sand Sports Super Show will be available soon through the through http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com and http://www.sandsportssupershow.com. Check back often for future announcements.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 14 Results
July 17, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

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

3. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS

4. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

5. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

6. Dustin Scott; No. 20; Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

7. Max Papis; No. 9; Como, Italy; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

8. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

9. Sara Price; No. 78; Canyon Lake, Calif.; BitTorrent

10. Russell Boyle; No. 93; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Morgan/NGStone/Krank Off-Road/ Town & Country Volkswagon

11. Bill Hynes; No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

12. Paul Tracy; No. 93; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

Matt Brabham Captures Third Win of Season in SST Honda Indy Toronto Opener

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2016) – Matt Brabham captured Saturday’s thrilling SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) opening event at the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada besting Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed to the line by a truck length.

This weekend’s visit to the Honda Indy Toronto would mark the fourth straight year the highflying trucks would visit the highly advanced city just an hour and half North of the United States border. With a small redesign of the fast and technical temporary street circuit that makes up the 11-turn 1.755-mile (2.824 km) street course, many drivers would struggle to hit their marks throughout Friday’s practice session getting into the outside tire barriers.

However, two drivers that would have no issues hitting all their marks and making there way through the field in Saturday’s race would be fast qualifier Matt Brabham of Gold, Queensland, Australia and Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed the two TRAXXAS drivers aggressively charged past truck after truck from their eleventh and twelfth starting positions to the withstand a plethora of contact and spinning trucks to place themselves in a shootout for the win the final four laps.

After the competition caution waved on Lap-4, Creed and Brabham would make their ultimate move to the front of the field as early race leader Paul Tracy from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada would spin his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil SST in an attempt to avoid the out of control skidding SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck of Singleton, New South Wales, Australia driver Toby Price. Both drivers would spin, allowing the third and fourth running Creed and Brabham to capitalize and claim the top two positions.

The next lap would see Brabham pull his No. 83 truck along side the 2015 SST Champion in a challenge for the lead. Racing side-by-side much of the race circuit Brabham and Creed would alternate the lead five different times three-wheeling through the corners and putting on an absolute display of driving talent setting up a last lap shootout.

The final lap would see the two TRAXXAS drivers go side-by-side all around the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit as the Canadian fans erupted with amazement. Coming to the final corners Brabham pulling ahead of Creed going on to capture his third Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the 2016 season.

Lurking in the distance United Fiber & Data racer Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia held the best seat in the house to view the multi-lap duel of TRAXXAS drivers out in front of the field. Morris would not have enough time to catch the leaders, as he would go on to cross the finish line behind Creed in the third position.

Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif. debuting a new racecar this weekend would finish fourth in the Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy backed entry, while Singleton, New South Wales, Australia MotoRally superstar Toby Price rounded out the top five in his SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 87 truck after recovering from a mid-race spin.

After making contact early in the event with Scottsdale, Ariz. driver P.J. Jones, Dustin Scott from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. would recover from spinning, and restarting at the back of the field to place his SPEED Energy/Cobra Transportation No. 20 truck in the sixth position. Jones would follow Scott to cross the finish line the seventh spot.

Making Stadium SUPER Trucks history as the first woman to ever start an SST event, Champion Motocross and UTV racer Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif., would drive a consistent and smart race to finish the BitTorrent No. 78 truck in the eighth position.

Early race leader Paul Tracy would encounter more trouble in his quest to get back to the front. Tracy would make contact with 16-year old Toronto native Russell Boyle making whom his third ever SST start driving the KMC Wheels/ NGStone/ Toronto Motorsports No. 93. Boyle would make heavy contact with the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck sending it spinning. Tracy would retaliate and spin out Boyle back. The two Toronto native would be credited with the ninth and tenth position in the final run down.

Veteran CART/Champ Car and NASCAR driver Max Papis of Como, Italy making his first ever SST start took the conservative approach in today’s race quickly dropping back from his learning how to get the handle of the truckwas credited with the eleventh position in the SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 9 after making contact with the wall and falling back in the field.

Back in the United Fiber and Data blue colors this weekend Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be credited with the twelfth position.

The SST trucks will return to the Exhibition Place Street Circuit for their second and final round of the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday at 1:40 P.M. ET in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

Advance ticket sales to Round 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 13 Results
July 16, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

2. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

3. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

4. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS

5. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

6. Dustin Scott; No. 20; Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

7. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

8. Sara Price; No. 78; Canyon Lake, Calif.; BitTorrent

9. Paul Tracy; No. 93; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

10. Russell Boyle; No. 93; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Morgan/NGStone/Krank Off-Road/ Town & Country Volkswagon

11. Max Papis; No. 9; Como, Italy; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

12. Bill Hynes; No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

Ultra Talented Field of Stadium SUPER Trucks to Race at Honda Indy Toronto

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 15, 2016) – Returning back to North America from a successful 3-race weekend just one week prior in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. An ultra talented field of 12 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS drivers will invade the 1.755 mi (2.824 km) temporary street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for 2 races of high flying action Saturday and Sunday.

The SST Honda Indy Toronto race weekend will feature 6 World Championship contenders, the return of some old faces, and two new competitors who look to make their first ever attempt behind the wheel of the fastest growing motorsport that is taking the world by storm.

Returning back to the SST racing since 2014, quite possibly the most famous Canadian racer, and 2003 CART/Champ Car Series Champion Paul Tracy, a native of Scarborough, Ontario will make his third attempt in a Stadium SUPER Truck with all of his previous starts coming in front of his hometown Toronto fans. Capturing three victories previously on the Exhibition Place course in 24 starts, Tracy will use his aggressive driving style and track experience to lead the No. 30 Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck to the front.

Also joining Tracy on the streets of Toronto will be veteran road course racer Max Papis. Hailing from Como, Italy; Papis will use his extensive CART/Champ Car and NASCAR experience to make his first ever start in the identically prepared 650-hp trucks. Driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 9 there is no doubt that Papis will quickly adapt to unique form of racing the Stadium SUPER Trucks offer sliding through corners and hitting four strategically positioned ramps along the circuit.

Sara Price, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California will make SST history this weekend on the streets of Toronto becoming the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race. Sara held a successful test session back in July, and much like Papis will adapt quickly to the extreme driving conditions of the SST trucks, and will not have any fear mixing up her BitTorrent No.78 truck up with guys.

Making his first North American SST start, 2016 Dakar 2-Wheel champion Toby Price of Singleton, New South Wales, Australia will take a break from his current Dakar training to get back behind the wheel of a SST truck, driving the SafeCraft Saftey Equipment No. 87. Coming off a successful runner-up finish at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia back in March, Price will look to have two more opportunities to get back on the podium.

Capturing 3 wins in 29 starts, Scottsdale, Ariz. driver P.J. Jones returns back to drive an SST truck. Jones last competed at the 2015 season finale at the Olympic Park Street Circuit in Homebush, New South Wales, Australia. Joining the United Fiber and Data 3-truck team for his first race of 2016, Jones a former 24 Hours of Daytona winner and experienced NASACR veteran whom has driven in the SST series since the exception in 2013 is always a threat to win with seventeen top five finishes to his credit.

Russell Boyle, a native Toronto teenager whom has shown success on karting tracks all over Canada, and United States will join the SST field at the Honda Toronto Indy for the second straight year. Boyle whom didn’t get many competitive laps in last years SST debut will look to grab a pair of respective finishes against a very talent field of competitors.

As the super talented group of infrequent SST competitors look to challenge the SST regulars, the race for the 2016 World Championship has not slowed down with an extremely good battle for the points lead brewing with 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif. in his familiar red TRAXXAS truck just 48 points ahead of TRAXXAS teammate and 2016 Indianapolis 500 participant Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia going into Round 13 on Saturday. Creed a four-time winner at Toronto will look to extent his points lead on Brabham, at the very track he gained his first ever SST victory back in 2013.

Off-Road veteran and SST founder Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. whom always is a threat for a win in anything he is driving will look to continue the positive momentum of his win from last weekends Round 11 in Townsville as he looks to put the bright green Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy No. 7 back in podium contention.

Fielding three trucks in this weekends Honda Indy Toronto; Team United Fiber & Data drivers Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. and Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia will welcome P.J. Jones to the bright blue brigade as the United Fiber & Data trucks will be well represented in SST competition. Always a strong competitor in any racecar he is driving, veteran V8 Supercar driver and Sprint Car driver Paul Morris coming off a successful weekend in Townsville will continue to compete for his first win of the season.

Rounding out the entries for the Honda Indy Toronto, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. driver Dustin Scott in the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires No. 20 making his seventh SST start of the season. A championship dirt track racer born on the slick tracks of the Midwest will adapt well to the little grip offered on the bumpy Honda Indy Toronto track, as he looks to capture his first podium finish of the season.

Thousands of fans from all over the Canadian providence of Ontario will be in amazement as the 12-SST drivers launch there specifically made trucks over the four 36-inch-tall man-made ramps as much as 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course with speeds in excess of over 130 mph. The identically prepared trucks that are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts will leave all fans at the Honda Indy Toronto with something to talk about.

Race one will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET, while Race two will take place at 1:40 p.m. ET on Sunday prior to the IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto finale.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 13 & 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

Sara Price to Become the First Female Driver in Stadium SUPER Trucks

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Los Angeles, Calif. (July 13, 2016) – Sara Price, 23, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California will be the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Series. BitTorrent Inc. has been supporting Sara in the buildup to this event.

Price will make her debut during the Honda Indy Toronto July 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hitting speeds of upwards of 140 mph, and launching over 20 feet in the air, the identically prepared 650 hp Stadium SUPER Trucks offer Price a unique opportunity to prove herself in a discipline dominated by men.

Sara has continuously been breaking down barriers in motorsports. She won over 17 national championships in motocross and medaled in the X-Games before making the switch to four wheels, winning several Off-Road and Time Attack racing championships.

She’s determined not only to be the first woman to start in Stadium Super Trucks, but to contend for a spot on the podium:

“I’m extremely excited to be transitioning into the SST Series. When Robby Gordon called me 2 years ago saying I need to get into one of his Stadium SUPER Trucks, I just put my head down and started getting to work. SST is where I want to be, and I’m very pumped to be competing in the same exact truck as the other competitors, it’s truly a dream come true.”

When asked about Sara’s involvement in Stadium SUPER Trucks, Robby Gordon; Series President; Former NASCAR and IndyCar Winner and Off-Road Champion commented.

“Sure there has been other women whom have competed in motorsports history, but it is not too often you are able find the complete package. Sara has the talent, beauty, and sense of drive, to continue writing Stadium SUPER Trucks history well into the future, including becoming the first female SST winner and push to become a Champion.”

Sara is supported by BitTorrent Inc., a media company dedicated to empowering radical voices in sports, music, film, and more. Their global consumer media platform gives athletes and brands outside the mainstream exposure to over 200 million fans.

Jeremy Johnson, co-CEO of BitTorrent, says: “BitTorrent is incredibly excited to be supporting Sara. We’re dedicated to supporting the individuals in action sports who break the traditional mold and bringing their stories to the world.”

For more information regarding the Honda Indy Toronto, along with advance ticket sales visit the Honda Indy Toronto website at www.hondaindytoronto.com

Learn more about Sara Price at www.sarapricemx.com and follow her on Instagram, Facebook @sarapricemx and twitter @sarapricemxcom

Check out Sara’s First day testing a Stadium SUPER Truck Teaser on BitTorrent Bundle:

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E.J. Viso Wins Race #3 In Townsville, Australia

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Townsville, Queensland (July 10, 2016) – Former IndyCar competitor E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela captured his first SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of the 2016 season Sunday afternoon in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Townsville 400 on the Reid Park temporary street circuit in the North Queensland town of Townsville.

Viso driving the Mount Margaret Residential Estate No. 5 would grab the lead from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driver Rob Whyte on Lap-3 and would hold the lead comfortably until Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels/Toyo Tires/Castrol Edge No. 2 for injured SST driver Matt Mingay would advance from his eighth starting position to challenge Viso for the lead on Lap-5 with heavy pressure.

After the competition caution waved Gordon would set up Viso and work his way past for the lead. Working his way thru the field and knocking on the door of the leaders 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed looked to battle Viso for second spot from his twelfth starting position. Applying heavy pressure to Viso the two drivers would collide with one other sending Creed spinning into the grass losing track position and sight of the leaders.

As Gordon would remain out front alone, TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia would slip into position to challenge Viso for the second position. Racing hard with one another making contact on multiple occasions the two drivers had no idea that they were shortly would be racing for the lead as Gordon would encounter a power steering failure and would see the No. 2 slam the outside wall suddenly.

The damage to Gordon’s vehicle was severe enough to drop him back in the pack and off the pace of the lead. As Viso and Brabham now battled for the lead, Brabham would continue to look inside Viso for the pass but Viso would continue to hold him off until Brabham would make heavy contact with the rear bumper and loose tremendous ground to Viso.

Viso would go on to win his first SST race of the 2016 season followed by Brabham, and Royal Purple Synthetic Oil driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz. who would round out the top three.

Creed would recover from the contact with Viso on Lap-8 to work his TRAXXAS truck back up to finish in the fourth position.

Erik Davis from Burbank, Calif. finished fifth in the Always Evolving/AERNow/Replay XD truck, while Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner claimed the sixth position in his R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery No. 410 truck.

Park City, Utah driver Todd Romano was credited with the seventh position in the Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No 33 after making contact with various trucks and falling back in the field various times.

Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be credited with the eighth position in the World Gym No. 76 after beating Positive Automotive/Positive Trailers driver Shaun Richardson from Scunthrope, United Kingdom back to the finish line in a close side-by-side battle. Richardson would be credited with the ninth position to conclude his first weekend of SST competition.

Gordon with the power steering pump failure would limp his battered truck to the finish in the tenth spot to gain valuable championship points.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driver Rob Whyte in the AVA Performance Tuning/Motul Oil No. 11 ran a great first three lap’s leading the race from his front row starting position, but would end up getting passed after encountering a broken axle and retiring from competition. Whyte would be scored in the eleventh position.

Paul Morris from Norwell, Queensland, Australia driving the SuperCheap Auto truck was credited with the twelfth position after breaking a rear end housing on Lap-5 and unable to finish the scheduled amount of laps.

TRAXXAS driver Sheldon Creed would capture the overall win for the weekend with the lowest average between all three races with his win, second, and fourth place finishes, Second was claimed by TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham, while the overall podium was completed by Paul Morris in the SuperCheap Auto truck.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the thrills and spills of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS head north of the United States border to Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto July 15-17.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 13 & 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

Photos Courtesy of DirtComp Magazine

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 12 Results
July 10, 2016
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

1. E.J. Viso; No. 5; Caracas, Venezuela; Mount Margaret Residential Estate
2. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
3. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; No. 30; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
4. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
5. Erik Davis; No. 75; Burbank, Calif.; Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD
6. Greg Gartner; No. 410; Penola, South Australia, Australia; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
7. Todd Romano; No. 33; Park City, Utah; Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires / SPEED Energy/ TRAXXAS
8. Bill Hynes; No. 76; Nazareth, Penn.; World Gym Australia
9. Shaun Richardson; No. 12; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Master Tow
10. Robby Gordon; No. 2; Orange, Calif.; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires / Castrol EDGE
11. Rob Whyte; No. 11; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; AVA Performace Tuning/ Motul Oil/ Drift School Australia
12. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s