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Largest TRAXXAS Field in History to Race at X Games Austin

Largest TRAXXAS Field in History to Race at X Games Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (June 6, 2014) – A live national television audience will see 20 Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Stadium Super Trucks race at the beautiful Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for X Games Austin. The live ESPN and ABC broadcast of the TRAXXAS series will mark the first time the TRAXXAS series or off-road racing has enjoyed a live network broadcast.

Two heat races with 10 trucks each will race at 12 p.m. EDT Sunday live on ESPN. The first eight finishers in each race will transfer to the final which will feature 16 trucks. The broadcast of the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS will begin at 2 p.m. EDT on ABC, with the green flag falling at 2:20 p.m.
The majority of the trucks practiced at the COTA facility Friday afternoon.

Several drivers, including Justin Matney, Jay Reichert, B.J. Baldwin and Robby Gordon are in Ensenada, Mexico competing in Saturday’s Baja 500, one of the crown jewels of off-road racing. NASCAR’s Justin Lofton who is competing at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series race and also missed Friday’s first practice. All 20 drivers will have another opportunity on the track Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (CDT) with qualifying for the two heat races coming immediately following practice.

Venezuelan driver and Verizon IndyCar driver E.J. Viso swept all three Formula Off-Road by TRAXXAS races at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix last weekend, and will be looking to make it four straight in Austin. Other series winners in 2014 include Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, B.C. Mexico (1 win); P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Ariz. (1) and Orange, California’s Gordon (3).

Created in 2013 as a series featuring identically prepared 600-horse-power trucks racing on DOT-approved Toyo Tires, the series’ popularity is driven by the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks, off-road racing and the unique extreme-sport format of the trucks. The Traxxas-branded trucks are capable of launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet. Speeds in excess of 150 mph reached on long straights. What sets the program apart from other racing series is that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Races are decided by driver skill alone rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST technicians who together tune and make minor adjustments to the trucks.

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E.J. Viso Wins Third TRAXXAS Truck Race at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

E.J. Viso Wins Third TRAXXAS Truck Race at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

DETROIT, Mich. (June 1, 2014) – E.J. Viso completed a weekend sweep of three Menards Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races, taking Sunday’s race in front of a massive audience at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Viso’s Momo/Gridstar truck dominated a weekend of thrilling truck racing.

“I am obviously starting to feel more comfortable with the truck,” Viso said. “It was a great weekend and a great track. This new series is going to be the next thing, it’s really catching on with the fans, sponsors and drivers. The trucks are very fun to drive and I had a blast. This is only my second opportunity in the trucks, and I hope there are many others. Now I am looking forward to X Games next weekend in Austin (Texas) which I am sure is going to be a different animal but I am ready for that challenge.”

Burt Jenner’s Gladiator truck led going to the final lap with Viso in close pursuit. Viso overtook Jenner in turn four of the 2.35-mile street circuit as the two went side by side through the 90-degree right hand corner. Viso and Jenner touched in close racing quarters, which moved Jenner out of the racing groove allowing Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Quicken Loans truck and Robby Gordon’s Menards/TRAXXAS sponsored machine to move to second and third respectively, which is where they finished.

Jenner brought his truck home in fourth after leading much of the race.
Rochester Hills, Michigan’s Aaron Bambach, driving the BZ’s Twisted Blend/ truck followed up Saturday’s podium finish with a fifth-place drive, while the RPM/ driver Apdaly Lopez finished sixth. Scotty Steele finished seventh after a second-place run Saturday, and TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid rolled his truck for the second time on the weekend and was credited with an eighth-place finish.

Four metal ramps were positioned throughout the course, with the trucks jumping as much as 15 feet in the air and more than 100 feet down course bringing cheers and gasps from the huge Belle Isle crowd.

The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series now moves to Austin, Texas and the ESPN X Games, marking the first time in series history that it will be featured in a live network television broadcast. The final race at X Games Austin will air Sunday, June 8 on ABC at 12:30 p.m.

A replay of the Menards TRAXXAS races from Detroit will be shown on NBCSN June 20 at 10:30 p.m. PDT (1:30 a.m. June 21 EDT). The Menards at the Brickyard TRAXXAS races from Indianapolis will be shown on NBCSN June 13 at 9 p.m. (PDT) (midnight EST).

Menards Detroit Belle Isle Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS
Race 3 Results

Pos. Truck No. Driver Sponsor Hometown
1. 19 E.J. Viso Momo/Gridstar Racing Caracas, Venezuela
2. 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr. Quicken Loans Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. 7 Robby Gordon Menards/SPEED Energy Orange, Calif.
4. 50 Burt Jenner Gladiator Los Angeles, Calif.
5. 87 Aaron Bambach’s Twisted Rochester Hills, Mich.
6. 18 Apdaly Lopez Tecate, B.C., Mexico
7. 5 Scotty Steele Steele Racing Peoria, Ariz.
8. 47 Keegan Kincaid TRAXXAS Crandon, Wisc.
DNS 91 Henrique Cisneros Momo/Gridstar Racing Caracas, Venezuela

Race #2 St. Petersburg Starting Lineup – 3/30/14

Round 2 of the second season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday when nine identically prepared trucks participate in the first race of the 2014 season.

Starting Lineup

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Round 2 – Sunday, March 30, 2014

Row One

Davey Hamilton

Sheldon Creed


Row Two

Justin Lofton

Jerett Brooks


Row Three

PJ Jones

Robby Gordon


Row Four

Apdaly Lopez

Gavin Harlien


Row Five

Scotty Steele

Starting lineup determined by each driver’s fastest lap, with a blind draw of numbers that determined the top three rows would be inverted.

SST Trucks To Race In Rebranded SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented By Traxxas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Mar. 4, 2014) – Traxxas, the Fastest Name in Radio Control, and SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST) announced today that Traxxas has become the presenting sponsor of the Series now entering its second season. The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series Presented by Traxxas will begin its second season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 28-30 and finish the season under the bright lights on the Las Vegas Strip during SEMA week Nov. 3-7 – the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

Traxxas is the No. 1-selling Ready-to-Race® (RTR) nitro and electric Radio Control (R/C) company with vehicles in the truck, car, boat and helicopter categories. No company has done more than Traxxas to advance the RTR category with innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started with the durability and performance of Traxxas radio controlled vehicles.

“Being associated with the Formula Off-Road Series provides the perfect forum for Traxxas to showcase the extreme capabilities and incredible fun that our vehicles deliver,” said Traxxas President Mike Jenkins. “The SSTs are fast, jump and fly high, just as their scaled-down Traxxas R/C replicas. The Formula Off-Road Series allows us to market our trucks and cars directly to one of our most targeted groups of customers and put our products in their hands to experience and enjoy.”

As part of its marketing partnership, Traxxas will have on-site “Try Me Tracks” at all SST races where consumers will have a hands-on opportunity to race Traxxas R/C vehicles. There will also be a full product display and demonstration area along with the fully loaded mobile Traxxas store at each event to make it easy to jump right into the fun. Traxxas also will highlight its products through traditional commercial inventory in SST broadcasts on NBC Sports Network and on ESPN at the X Games.

“Traxxas has been a major supporter of SST/Formula Off-Road Series since its inception,” Series founder Robby Gordon said, “and the brand continues to realize the marketing capabilities of our unique series by taking this presenting role after fielding two trucks in the Series in our first season.”
The SST trucks will continue to be branded as Traxxas Slash trucks in all 2014 Formula Off-Road Series Presented by Traxxas races. In several events, most notably X Games Austin, Texas resident and Traxxas owner Mike Jenkins will be behind the wheel of one of the life-sized Traxxas trucks.

The Traxxas-branded life-size trucks are capable of launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet with speeds up to 130 mph. What sets the SST program apart from other racing series is that all the SST trucks are identically manufactured. For drivers and sponsors, the opportunity to race at professional venues with hundreds of thousands of spectators throughout the season and millions that will watch the races on broadcast television, make Traxxas Formula Off-Road one of the best values in America. Races are decided by driver skill alone rather than individual team engineering and budgets.

Tickets for the opening round at St. Petersburg are available by visiting


About Traxxas
Traxxas is the number-one selling name in Ready-To-Race® nitro and electric models The company is dedicated to innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started in radio control. Traxxas products include cars, trucks, helicopters and speedboats, as well as a full line of accessories for a completely personalized experience. Prices start under $200. Store locator and product videos online at

NBC Sports Network Sand Sports Super Show

The NBC Sports Network broadcast of the Sand Sports Super Show SST races will air on Monday, November 18th at 11pm/est.

PJ Jones Rolls To Victory In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev. (November 8, 2013) – The final race of the 2013 Inaugural Season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks would see the high-powered formula off-road vehicles tackle the temporary constructed asphalt course at Caesars Palace under the lights of Las Vegas, just steps away from the famous Las Vegas strip.

The day would begin with SST’s taking to the track for morning and afternoon practice sessions, before clocking a best of 2-laps qualifying run. Keegan Kincaid of Crandon, Wisc., driving the Traxxas sponsored No. 47 for Mike Jenkins laid down the quickest lap with a 23.436. Robby Gordon would qualify in the second position with a 23.558, and Jerrett Brooks qualifying third with a 24.043.

Friday night’s SST final would see P.J. Jones and Rob MacCachren pace the 30-lap SST final to green. The races original start would be called back as Arie Luyendyk Jr. would charge into Scotty Steele’s truck in turn 2, as the trucks became lodged together the red flag came out. After a complete restart Jones would lead lap-1 followed by MacCachren and Brooks.

The next 5 laps the top three would remain the same as Jones extented his lead to nearly four truck lengths ahead of MacCachren. On Lap-8, Brooks would miss his mark in turn 2 allowing Gordon to slip by into the third position.

On Lap-15 mechanical failure would strike multiple trucks, including championship points leader MacCachren would slow on the front stretch ending his run in the second position. At nearly the same time, Gordon and Sheldon Creed would also encounter mechanical woes.

Creed would retire the No. 74 Magnaflow entry early while MacCachren and Gordon would return to the race for valuable championship points.

Restarting in the fifth position Gordon did not waste any time moving back into the top 3. The front runners would consist of Jones, Brooks, and Gordon for the next 7 laps until Brooks would encounter a mechanical issue allowing Gordon to overtake the second position. Brooks would lose several positions before eventually dropping out of competition, allowing youngster Scotty Steele to move into the podium contention.

In hot pursuit of Jones for the remaining circuits Gordon’s quest for his fourth win of 2013 would evaporate as Jones, would go on to capture his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win. Gordon would cross the finish line in second while Steele would earn his first SST podium finish.

With MacCachren encountering mechanical issues late in the SST final, Gordon would go on to clinch the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks inaugural season points championship by just 7 points.

Watch for the 2014 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks season schedule to be released in the upcoming weeks.

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Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (30 Laps): 1. P.J. Jones; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Scotty Steele; 4. Jerrett Brooks; 5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 6. Rob MacCachren; 7. Sheldon Creed; 8. Craig Potts; 9. Keegan Kincaid; 10. Kyle LeDuc.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Kyle LeDuc; 2. P.J. Jones; 3. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 4. Jerrett Brooks; 5. Keegan Kincaid.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Sheldon Creed; 4. Scotty Steele; 5. Craig Potts.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 2 Laps): 1. Keegan Kincaid 23.436; 2. Robby Gordon 23.558; 3. Jerrett Brooks 24.043; 4. Rob MacCachren 24.178 5. Kyle LeDuc 24.211; 6. Sheldon Creed 24.396; 7. P.J. Jones 24.858; 8. Scotty Steele 25.330; 9. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 25.590; 10. Criag Potts 28.160.



Friday, November 8

Schedule Of Events ( All times PST)

9-11am – SST Practice (2 groups)

11am-3pm – BREAK

3:00pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Practice

3:15pm – Freestyle Moto Practice

4:00pm – SST Qualifying

4:30pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Practice & Qualifying

5:30pm – Gates Open


6:30pm – SST Qualifying (2 laps)

7:00pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Dash For Cash (5 laps)

7:20pm – SST Heat #1

7:40pm – SST Heat #2

8:00pm – MOTO X Extreme Stunts

8:15pm – Intermission

8:30pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Main

8:50pm – SST Main Event ( 30 laps – Mandatory caution after laps 10 & 20 )

Following the event, there will be an autograph session on the track!


* Schedule and Times are subject to change

Team Toyo Off-Road Stars to Hold Driving Demo at SEMA 2013

Toyo Tires® will present an adrenaline-pumping driving demonstration November 6, with Team Toyo® stars Robby Gordon, BJ Baldwin, Kyle LeDuc and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg. The event will take place during the 2013 SEMA Show in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall. The action will begin at 5pm when the 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks® start their engines and take off on Toyo® Open Country® tires.

Spectators will see the talents of two desert racing champions, Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin. In addition, Lucas Oil® Off Road Racing Series 2012 Pro 4 Unlimited class champion Kyle LeDuc; and X-Games Gold Medalist and Pro 2 Unlimited short course driver Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg will also demonstrate why they are the best in their sport. Each driver will take multiple runs on the course.

Once the action settles, fans will have a chance to meet the celebrity drivers, get autographs and take photos. Toyo models will also be on hand passing out Team Toyo posters and signing autographs.

“Toyo Tires is offering racing fans the rare opportunity to not just see but also meet these super stars in the sport of off-road racing,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Whether you are attending the SEMA Show or just in Las Vegas, mark this exciting event on your calendar.”

Toyo Tires will have its largest presence ever at the 2013 SEMA Show with three branded areas and nearly 200 Toyo-equipped vehicles on display throughout the Convention Center. Be sure to check out the main Toyo Tires booth on the first floor of the South Hall; the motorsports exhibit in the DUB® Live area located outside the South Hall; and the Toyo Tires® Treadpass™, the new passageway connecting the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.


SST On The Strip At Caesars Palace

Charlotte, N.C. (October 18, 2013) – Caesars Palace Las Vegas has hosted some of the greatest entertainment acts in the world – from Evel Knievel, to Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion, to the Formula One World Championship events in 1981 and 1982. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, taking part simultaneously with the automotive industry’s premier trade show, SEMA, Las Vegas history will once again be made as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks™ event (SST) makes its way to Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.

Due to overwhelming interest, and to best accommodate the race teams and fans, Caesars Palace executives and SST officials have changed the date from the previously scheduled Thursday, November 7th, to Friday, November 8th.

The race track for this special one-day only event will be constructed in front of Caesars Palace. High-flying SST trucks will propel past The Colosseum and through the Caesars Palace marquee. Fans will be thoroughly entertained as the high horse-powered SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks battle door-to-door, drifting around the seven-turn asphalt racecourse and flying over specially constructed metal ramps.This event is open to the public. Tickets can purchased onsite at the Caesars Palace Colosseum Box Office or in advance at

An event at Caesars has long been a vision of series President, Robby Gordon. The unique form of racing that SST offers was immensely popular more than 20 years ago – known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship – and fittingly Gordon, one of the world’s greatest off-road racers, has brought it back to life.

“Bringing SST to Caesars during SEMA Show week, the world’s most premier automotive specialty products trade event,is something unheard of,” said Gordon. “We would like to thank everyone at Caesars Palace and The Forum Shops at Caesars for giving us the opportunity to present a race like this. Getting to race SST trucks on this property is something phenomenal.”

“Through the years Caesars Palace has always set the standard and continually raised the bar on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner. “An event like this is special because it pays homage to the historical attention-grabbing events that Caesars Palace is known for – like Evel Knievel and the Formula One races, yet also brings forth a new element of exciting entertainment for our guests. We are thrilled to welcome SST with this monumental event and encourage locals and race fans alike to join in on the action.”

In addition to the SST lineup, USA Pro SuperMoto and Modified Trophy Karts will be competing with a full program of qualifying and main events.

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On the day of the event, access to the valet at The Forum Shops will be limited.CAESARS PALACE

World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit or to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


Sheldon Creed Wins On Sunday In Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa, Calif. (September 22, 2013) – The finale of the 2013 Sands Sport Super Show would feature round No. 13 of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks competition along with Stock and Modified Side x Side’s, 450 and Modified Trophy Kart’s all racing on the temporary constructed asphalt/ dirt and sand race course.

Just as the two days prior, Stadium Super Trucks would take to the track for two practice sessions, before the best of 2-laps qualifying session. Justin Lofton continued where he left off the night before laying down the quickest lap of the weekend.

Sunday afternoons final would see a six-car invert with Apdaly Lopez pacing the 18-lap SST final to green. Lopez would lead lap-1 followed by Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid.

Making his third start in SST, Scotty Steele would make contact with the wall coming to the start/finish line ending his return to SST early.

Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif., would waste no time moving the No. 74 to the front taking the lead away from Lopez with style grabbing huge air over the West Coast Sand and Gravel Sand pit.

Saturday night’s winner Justin Lofton would encounter problems on Lap-5 taking the No. 6 J6Ink truck to the pit area to repair a flat tire.

After a Lap-6 restart, Robby Gordon would have a hard landing in the sand causing him to roll over and acquire heavy body damage. Cosmetic damage would not hinder Gordon’s race to the front as he would continue to the midst of large cheers from the crowd.

Second running Keegan Kincaid subbing for Championship Points leader Rob MacCachren would make contact with the No. 5 of SST newcomer B.J Baldwin on Lap-14. Both trucks would receive damage from the incident. Baldwin a flat tire while Kincaid’s hood would  ultimately restrict his vision forward.

After receiving a flat tire early in the race, Lofton put on a driving clinic charging through the field on his way to moving into the second position on Lap-16.

Lofton’s quest for a second straight win would run out of time as Creed, would roll to his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season; he was followed to the line by Lofton and third finishing P.J. Jones.

Other feature winners included Mitch Guthrie in Side x Side Mod, Christian Hall in Side x Side Stock, and Brock Heger in Trophy Kart Modified.

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SUPER Trucks Unofficial Final (18 Laps): 1. Sheldon Creed; 2. Justin Lofton; 3. P.J. Jones; 4. Robby Gordon; 5. Keegan Kincaid; 6. Greg Foster; 7. Mike Jenkins; 8. Brock Heger; 9. B.J. Baldwin; 10. Apdaly Lopez; 11. Craig Potts; 12. Scotty Steele.

Side x Side Modified (8 Laps): 1. Mitch Guthrie; 2. Keenam Rogerson.

Side x Side Stock (10 Laps): 1. Christian Hall; 2. Scotty Struiksma; 3. Steve Wheels; 4. Clint Almquist 5. Johnny Struiksma.

Trophy Kart Modified (10 Laps): 1. Brock Heger; 2. Broc Dickerson; 3. Parker Steele; 4. Scotty Steele; 5. Brooke Kawell.

Sunday Sand Sports Super Show SST Race Results