2014 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Schedule

Charlotte, N.C. (November 27, 2013) – Following the successful inaugural season
of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST), the 2014 SST schedule features
10 race venues, all within North America’s top-50 markets, including six venues
within the top-15.

Several of the events will feature two rounds of competition, bringing the total
number of rounds to 15 for the second season of the highly competitive and
high-flying Super Trucks.

Among the cities SST will visit include Las Vegas, Toronto, San Diego, Los
Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. One additional
city will be announced, which SST founder and president Robby Gordon, believes
will be the headline event of the 2014 season. Specific dates will be announced
in conjunction with promoters and other local partners. However, it can be
stated the season will start in Las Vegas on March 7 and end at the same venue
on Nov. 7.

For its second season, Gordon has focused the schedule around further-enhancing
sponsor value by racing in front of large crowds and establishing an enhanced
national television platform. The inaugural season’s schedule, which was
highlighted by the amazing trucks and drivers racing in conjunction with several
IndyCar Series races on iconic circuits, proved to be well-received by fans and
competitors alike.

“Having an opportunity to showcase these trucks last season at places like the
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Honda Indy Toronto was tremendously
successful,” Gordon said. “Since then the outreach from promoters asking us to
bring the SST series to their venues has given us all a great sense of pride and
proves to us that we have a series that is exactly what it was designed to be –
the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping form of auto racing in the world.”

Other than the trucks launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances
more than 150 feet, what makes the SST program such a success is the fact that
all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in
race-ready condition. Drivers do not have an advantage over others because they
have a bigger budget or greater technology. Drivers are assigned SST crewmembers
who make minor adjustments at a driver’s request. The rules are specific as to
what changes are permitted on the trucks so that the technology in the trucks
remains equal.

In 2013, Gordon came from behind to edge world-class off-road racer Rob
McCachren by seven points to capture the season championship. NASCAR Truck
Series race-winner Justin Lofton finished third. P.J. Jones won his first SST
race at the season-ending event at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, and
finished fourth in season-ending points. Other race winners in the first SST
season included Gordon (3 wins), McCachren (4), Lofton (3), Sheldon Creed (2)
and Jerrett Brooks (1).

Over 14 rounds of competition, 27 world-class drivers took part in the series,
including popular drivers Paul Tracy, Davey Hamilton, Kyle LeDuc, Arie Luyendyk
Jr., Mike Jenkins and Ricky Johnson.

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where
driver’s such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson
got their start, Gordon created SST to capitalize on the public’s overwhelming
interest in trucks and SUVs as well as the fact that the majority of automotive
aftermarket parts are marketed for trucks.

2014 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Schedule

  • March 7                       Las Vegas, NV
  • March 29-30              St. Petersburg, FL
  • April 12-13                  Long Beach, CA
  • May 23                         Indianapolis, IN
  • May 31-June 1           Detroit, MI
  • June 7                         Texas
  • July 19-20                   Toronto, ON
  • Sept 19-20                  Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sept 21                        San Diego, CA
  • Nov 7                            Las Vegas, NV

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