SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Returns to St. Petersburg Grand Prix for Two Races March 27-29

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 16, 2015) – Following a thrilling debut in 2014, the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 27-29 with two weekend races and a 30-minute practice session on Friday afternoon.

The two SST by Traxxas races are scheduled for March 28 at 3:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:10 p.m. Both races lead directly into Verizon IndyCar activities, with the first race going green just before IndyCar qualifying and the second taking place before the season-opening IndyCar race. The SSTs will practice March 27 from 6:30-7 p.m.

The SST by Traxxas series opened its season with three races Feb. 27-March 1 in Adelaide, Australia with E.J. Viso winning the first race, and Traxxas-sponsored drivers Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid taking the next two respectively. NASCAR and IndyCar veteran Robby Gordon finished second in all three events.

The Traxxas SST’s made their first visit to Florida in 2014 at St. Petersburg with series founder Gordon winning the first race in an amazing drive through a torrential rain storm and P.J. Jones edging Gordon for the win in race two that featured beautiful Florida sunshine.

Creed, Kincaid, Viso and Gordon will again battle at St. Petersburg and will be joined by Bill Hynes, Charles Dorrance, Scotty Steele, Apdaly Lopez and Burt Jenner, with one additional driver to be named.

Stadium Super Trucks by TRAXXAS Fact Sheet

•2015 is the third season of SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks by TRAXXAS.
•The first SST race was held at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 6, 2013 and was won by off-road racing veteran Rob MacCachren.
•The first event of the 2015 SST season featured three races in Adelaide, Australia with E.J. Viso, Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid taking victories.
•The SST by Traxxas series will race with the Verizon IndyCar series four times in 2015, with St. Petersburg being the first of those events followed by the Long Beach Grand Prix, the Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix and the Toronto Grand Prix.
•The SST by Traxxas series also races at venues including sites along the Las Vegas Strip, in stadiums and at purpose-built courses held in conjunction with large festival-style activities.
•The Stadium Super Trucks raced in Barbados in December 2014 as part of the International Race of Champions.
•The Stadium Super Trucks made their X Games debut with overwhelming popularity in 2014 and were featured live on ESPN and ABC.
•The SSTs are identically prepared 600 horsepower purpose-built race vehicles, modeled after their Traxxas radio control namesake.
•At every SST event, fans can test and purchase Traxxas RC cars and trucks at the Traxxas display. At ST. Petersburg, the Traxxas display and “Try Me Track” will be located at the north end of the property within the Bright House Network Speed Zone.
•Every SST truck competes on unmodified DOT-approved Toyo Tires. A fan can purchase the same Toyo A/T Open Country 35×12.5xR17 tires for their truck or SUV.
•The St. Petersburg Grand Prix SST race will be broadcast on NBCSN. Check local listings or www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for times and dates.
•All previous SST broadcasts are available for viewing online at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
•Various SST by Traxxas videos, which have generated more than 10 million views since Dec. 1, 2014, can be seen at www.facebook.com/stadiumsupertrucks.


A limited number of media rides will be available with Robby Gordon and a second SST driver in two-seat Stadium Super Trucks on the Grand Prix circuit Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Accredited media only are invited to attend and expressions of interest should be directed to Chris Hecht of Formula Off-Road (checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com). Due to time constraints, ride availability is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Interview opportunities with Gordon are not confined to this schedule.