Matt Mingay Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Sydney 500 Finale at Sydney Olympic Park

Homebush, New South Wales (December 6, 2015)- Famed Australian stunt man and SST driver Matt Mingay captured his second Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of 2015 on Sunday morning in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Sydney 500 on the temporary Sydney Olympic Park temporary street circuit in Homebush, New South Wales, Aus.

Mingay, a resident of Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus., drove his No. 2 Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE-sponsored truck to the front of the pack dodging bumping and banging trucks in front of him. Rob Whyte would get into the TRAXXAS truck of Scottsdale Ariz., driver P.J. Jones on Lap-2 allowing Mingay to get by into the second position behind early leader United Fiber & Data driver Matt Brabham from Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.

A restart would set up a sprint for the finish as Brabham, Mingay, and 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed would go 3-wide for position down the extra wide back straight going into the corner. As the three would bump into each other not giving any ground Mingay would nab the lead, followed by Creed, shuffling Brabham back to the third position after been stuck on the outside.

As Creed looked inside Mingay for the lead going side by side over the TRAXXAS jump, the red flag was displayed as Nazareth, Penn., driver Bill Hynes would roll over his United Fiber and Data truck placing it on its side in the middle of the racing surface. Hynes would exit the truck unhurt, but the time limit of the event would expire cutting the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS final event of the 2015 season short 2 laps.

Mingay would be declared the winner, followed by Creed in the second position, and Brabham rounding out the podium.

Jones would be credited in the fourth position in his TRAXXAS truck, as LIVE / Think Loud Entertainment driver Scotty Steele from Peoria, Ariz., would recover from a rough start to the weekend to finish the race in the fifth position. Norwell, Queensland, Aus., driver Paul Morris in his SuperCheapAuto / Hungry Jacks truck would drive a conservative race capturing the sixth position.

South Australian driver’s Brad Gallard and Greg Gartner were credited with the seventh position and eighth positions respectively after both had contact early and lost valuable groud on the lead pack.

Hynes, would be recorded in the ninth position after his roll over troubles through the chicane. Gold Coast, Queenland, Aus., driver Rob Whyte’s race was ended early after his Just Car Insurance / Motul Oil TRAXXAS truck made heavy contact with the outside tire barrier.

SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires driver Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., would continue with more bad luck as a motor would expire on in early in the race event crediting him with the eleventh position.

Sheldon Creed would capture the overall win for the weekend with the lowest average between all three races with his two wins and second place finish, Second was claimed by Norwell, Queensland, Aus., driver Paul Morris in his truck, and the overall podium was completed by race 3 winner Matt Mingay.

With the finish of the third exhibition event at the Sydney 500 on Sunday morning the 2015 SST season has come to a close. Stay tuned to and in the next two weeks for the release of the 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks schedule.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas
Sydney 500 Race No. 3 Homebush, New South Wales, Australia

1. Matt Mingay; No. 2; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE

2. Sheldon Creed; No. 74; Alpine, California; TRAXXAS

3. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland; United Fiber & Data / Think Loud Entertainment

4. P.J. Jones; No. 47; Scottsdale, Arizona TRAXXAS

5. Scotty Steele; No. 48; Peoria, Arizona; LIVE / Think Loud Entertainment

6. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; / Hungry Jacks

7. Brad Gallard; No. 454; Renmark, South Australia, Aus.; 360Fly

8. Greg Gartner; No. 500; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; Clipsal 500 Adelaide / Toyo Tires

9. Bill Hynes; No. 57; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; United Fiber & Data / Think Loud Entertainment

10. Rob Whyte; No. 11; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Just Car Insurance / Motul Oils

11. Robby Gordon; No. 7; Orange, California; SPEED Energy / TRAXXAS / Toyo Tires