2015 Las Vegas CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network Broadcast SST Las Vegas

Wednesday, November 18th
9pm/et (6pm/pt)  * re-air at 2am/et (11pm/pt) & 5am/et (2am/pt)

Sunday, November 22nd
2pm/et (11am/pt)

Sheldon Creed Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Return To Dirt At Australia’s Valvoline Raceway

Sheldon Creed Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Return To Dirt At Valvoline Raceway

GRANVILLE, New South Wales (October 31, 2015) –
Current Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) points leader Sheldon Creed continued his assault on the SST competition capturing his eighth SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of the 2015 season in exciting fashion over taking the lead from Robby Gordon on the last lap in Saturday’s mud filled event in front of a capacity Australian crowd.

The slick track conditions from a consistent drizzle all afternoon would truly test the grip of the DOT approved Toyo Open Country AT II Tires on the soaked temporary dirt short course circuit constructed inside the Valvoline Raceway.

Creed, a resident of Alpine, California wasted no time driving his No. 74 TRAXXAS sponsored truck from its tenth starting position to the front of the field on Lap-2 over taking early lap one leader Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. Contact between second running Hynes and Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon in the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck would send Gordon into a spin loosing multiple positions.

The next lap would see TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid and Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner able to work their way past Hynes into the second and third positions. As the battle for the second spot was hot Creed would completely take advantage and build up a large lead the next four laps.

After a restart on Lap-7, Scotty Steele was the driver on the move in the Def Leppard/LIVE truck as the Peroia, Ariz. driver was able to move past Gartner and Kincaid into the second position. Steele did not stop there as he continued to pressure Creed for the top position.

Creed, Steele, Kincaid would put on a show for the capacity crowd as the three trucks battled corner to corner, slinging roost, and maneuvering their 600-horsepower TRAXXAS trucks around the track much to the delight of the ecstatic crowd.

Lap-12 would see Norwell, Queensland driver Paul Morris got upside down in his SuperCheapAuto.com truck bringing out the red flag.

The restart would see Gordon bonzi the bottom in the hairpin causing complete chaos sending Steele and Kincaid into spin and bunching up the rest of the field.

Creed would slide high on Lap-14 allowing Gordon to get by but as the white flag flew Creed would set up Gordon on the last lap with a aggressive maneuver creating heavy contact between the two trucks much to the delight of the roaring fans. The damage on Gordon’s truck was too much to keep pace with Creed as he limped his battered truck back around to the start. Gordon would go on to be credited with the eighth position.

Matt Brabham from Gold Coast, Queensland would avoid all the carnage on the last lap in his Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud Recordings truck to finish in the second position, as teammate Bill Hynes would recover from early contact to finish in the third position to get his first podium finish in SST competition.

Greg Gartner would recover to finish in the fourth position in his Toyo Tires/ Clipsal 500 truck, as SuperCheapAuto.com driver Paul Morris from Norwell, Queensland would recover from the Lap-12 roll over to finish the race in the fifth position.

Danny Reidy from Brisbane, Queensland in the TFE Hire/ Illuminated Water making his first SST start would finish in the sixth spot. Scotty Steele would end up in the seventh position in his Def Leppard/ LIVE/ Think Loud Recordings truck.

Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Mingay would encounter a flat tire and would not finish in his Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE truck and would be recorded in the ninth position. After contact with Gordon and Steele on Lap-13 Kincaid would retire and be recorded in the tenth spot.

Los Angeles, California native Burt Jenner in the Gladiator Tires truck made heavy contact with another driver early in the event crunching his hood as it eventually blew up over his viewing area forcing him out of competition. Jenner would get created with eleventh position.

The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas series will continue with its final points event of 2015 with Round 21; November 5 at the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets to the event will be available at the gate day of race.

Super Trucks Course Takes Shape In Sydney

Robby Gordon has rolled up his sleeves to help with construction of the Stadium Super Trucks course in preparation for an historic double-billing alongside Sprintcars at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on Saturday night (October 31st)

Fresh from its highly entertaining showing at the Castrol Gold Coast 600, Gordon’s SST will run on the same program as Round 4 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. It will represent the first time the Charlotte-based trucks have raced on dirt outside of North America. Gordon will drive alongside his American compatriots who include Burt Jenner, who won the opening race at the Gold Coast, and Sheldon Creed (Race 2 and 3 winner).

Both Gordon and Jenner were involved in the track preparation of the infield which includes the manicuring of 2000 tonnes of dirt. The purpose-built layout includes five temporary ramps and a huge 10m jump which is a combination of a shipping container topped by a ramp. “We have a big job ahead of us, but it is all coming together,” said Gordon. “We had a massive event on the Gold Coast last week and I think everyone’s eyes were opened to what Stadium Super Trucks can deliver. “This is the home environment for these trucks and we have built some massive jumps which will leave 25 feet (7.6m) of air under the tyres.”

The 37-year-old Jenner has developed a solid racing career after receiving his break via a reality motorsport competition. “The Gold Coast was a hell of an event and I think we have plenty of more fans as a result,” said Jenner. “The dirt is not my home, I would prefer to be on the black stuff, but we will go out there and keep out of trouble and make sure we are in a position to ‘get dirty’ over the last few laps.”

The Australian contingent will be headed by Gold Coast round winner and 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner Paul Morris, Matthew Brabham and Australian action athlete Matt Mingay, who won the final race at Surfers Paradise.

The Stadium Super Trucks will be joined by the 900 horsepower Ultimate Sprintcars on Saturday night from 6pm with the event supported by Supercheap Auto, myPlates and the Daily Telegraph.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketek.com.au or direct at the gate.

Article source: www.speedcafe.com

Sheldon Creed Wins Race #2 At Gold Coast

Round 17 of 20 – Gold Coast Race #2 – 10/24/15

Gold Coast Race #2 – Unofficial Results
Finish Start Truck No. Driver Laps Tire Points Bonus Running / Reason Out
1 3 74 Sheldon Creed 10 Toyo Running
2 8 7 Robby Gordon 10 Toyo Running
3 1 48 Scotty Steele 10 Toyo Running
4 6 47 Keegan Kincaid 10 Toyo Running
5 9 67 Paul Morris 10 Toyo Running
6 11 50 Burt Jenner 10 Toyo Running
7 7 2 Matt Mingay 10 Toyo Running
8 10 83 Matt Brabham 10 Toyo Running
9 5 14 Greg Gartner 10 Toyo Running
10 4 69 Brett Thomas 10 Toyo Running
11 2 57 Bill Hynes 10 Toyo Running


– Starting lineup: Full field inversion from race #1 results. Passing point bonus of 1 point per position (points TBA)







TRAXXAS Driver PJ Jones Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Night 1 in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Costa Mesa, California (September 19, 2015) – On a night when 10 Stadium Super Truck (SST) drivers returned to the series’ roots in Southern California, it was the massive cross over jumps and high speeds the race track produced that stole the show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday night.

Scottsdale, Ariz., driver P.J. Jones took advantage of the rough driving and tight racing the twisting track produced and captured victory in the first of three races to be held at the Sand Sports Super Show. The second race of the triple-header weekend for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS series is tonight at the OC Fair and Event Center. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate for $25 for adults and children 12 and under and military tickets $15. Race No. 3 of the weekend will be held on Sunday afternoon at the OC Fair and Event Center with gates opening at 10:30 am and racing beginning at 11:30.

After a series of single truck qualifying and heat races, Friday’s race– which featured the entire field on DOT approved Toyo A/T tires – SST new comer New Zealand’s Mad Mike Whiddett sprinted out to the early lead for much of the first half of the race before Orange, California’s Robby Gordon muscled past. Gordon, got bottled up in lap traffic in the CBS Sports Network cork screw allowing TRAXXAS-driver PJ Jones to overtake the lead after taking the joker lane. The race was red flagged and cut short at Lap-9 after TRAXXAS-driver Sheldon Creed battling with Gordon got pushed into the wall damaging the front stretch catch fence. Jones was deemed the victor followed by Gordon, and first time competitor and open wheel standout Augie Lerch.

Pennsylvania’s Bill Hynes was fifth followed by teammate Scotty Steele in the Live / UFD TRAXXAS truck. Charles Dorrance from Texas in the Sportsman’s Guide truck, X Games Gold Medal winner Sheldon Creed in his TRAXXAS entry, Burt Jenner in Gladiator truck, and the field was rounded out by Aaron Kauffman in his first start in the Toyo Tires SST.

The race track the SST staff built features sweeping high-speed turns, a difficult sand pit section on the front stretch in front of the grandstands and two massive cross-over jump’s that take trucks over another section of the race track with trucks passing underneath. The track was built adjacent to the Sand Sports Super Show which bills itself as the “world’s biggest sand sports expo.”

ARCTIC CAT Launches Stadium Side x Side Racing At Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented By Traxxas Events

MINNEAPOLIS (August 25, 2015) – Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) today announced it is launching the Stadium Side-by-Side (SXS) Powered by Arctic Cat Racing Series, which will be the undercard, or lead-in race, to the main event at Robby Gordon’s wildly popular Stadium Super Trucks (SST) events. The new Stadium SXS Series Powered by Arctic Cat will feature 10 Arctic Cat Wildcat™ side-by-sides driven by Action Sport Athletes, fans and dealers, who will use the same track as the Stadium Super Trucks.

Commented Arctic Cat Chief Marketing Officer Greg Williamson: “Our Stadium Wildcat Side-by-Side Series is a result of our partnership with Robby Gordon and our efforts to solidify Arctic Cat as a major sponsor of racing. Our brand stands for exceptional performance and this series reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to delivering the ultimate off-road riding experience.”

The first Arctic Cat Stadium SXS Series race will be held September 18-20, 2015, at the Sands Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif. The series will also race at this year’s Las Vegas SST event, which is held in conjunction with the SEMA automotive specialty products convention, in early November.
Starting in the spring of 2016, consumers can register at Arctic Cat dealers to win a chance to drive a Wildcat in the undercard series in front of thousands of fans.

In addition, Arctic Cat will be the proud sponsor of the Team Wildcat Racing SST Truck for the remainder of this race season, as well as next year’s season. This sponsorship will put an exciting black and green Arctic Cat truck on the track to compete for the SST Series Championship.

Robby Gordon’s SST Series, officially now known as the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas, is in its third season. It concludes its 11-race 2015 season in November in Las Vegas.

The SST Series features identically prepared race trucks that produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 150 miles per hour. Trucks are raced in timed events in stadiums and controlled city street courses, featuring multiple jumps by competing vehicles and drivers. The man-made ramps are set up in strategic locations throughout each course, which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down course. Races are featured at IndyCar venues, X Games and other large events that expose the increasingly popular sport of off-road racing to the masses.

2015 Australia & St. Petersburg NBC Sports Network Broadcast

The 2015 Stadium Super Trucks presented by Traxxas races from Australia & St. Petersburg will air on Saturday, May 23 at 2pm/et (11am/pt) on the NBC Sports Network.


Toyo Tires ‘All or Nothing’ as the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road for 2015

Toyo Tires ‘All or Nothing’ as the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road for 2015

CYPRESS, CA ( March 27, 2015) –
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp continues with the ‘All or Nothing’ mantra as they announce that Toyo Tires® will be the Official Tire of SPEED® Energy Formula Off-Road for 2015. This marks the third season that Toyo Tires has supported the series, and the second year that all Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) will compete on Toyo® Open Country® A/T II tires. Toyo Open Country tires are known for their traction, durability, and uniformity, all critical to the performance of the 600-plus horsepower SST trucks.

The race series was founded by Team Toyo® off-road champion, and former NASCAR® and IndyCar® driver, Robby Gordon. A field of identically prepared SST trucks tackle a serpentine race course with ramp jumps that can launch them 20 feet in the air. Intense action, combined with speeds as high as 130-mph, keep spectators on the edges of their seats.

“The Toyo Open Country A/T II is a great fit as the spec tire for the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road series and demonstrates race after race the performance, consistency and durability known by light truck enthusiasts,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “Just as important, the series and drivers truly represent our brand’s ‘All or Nothing’ attitude, and provide a new and exciting platform to reach race fans around the world.”

“Toyo Tires continues to be a great partner for Stadium Super Trucks and our entire off-road racing program,” said SST founder and president Robby Gordon. “We will continue to create authentic product testimonials for them whether we race on dirt or asphalt. With all the variables in racing, one thing that doesn’t concern us is the reliability of our Toyo Tires which are on every SST truck.”

This weekend, drivers will compete in front of IndyCar fans during the Streets of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, FL. The series kicked off the 2015 season earlier this month at the Clipsal® 500 race weekend in Adelaide, Australia. Local media reports indicated immediate acceptance and overwhelming popularity of the trucks by Australian race fans.

The remaining 2015 events will be held throughout the US and Canada and will include national TV coverage.

In addition to the series sponsorship, six races will also feature a Toyo Tires branded SST truck with a Team Toyo Off-Road driver at the wheel. The Toyo Tires big rig and models will also attend SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road events around the country, and fans will find photos and updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For a 2015 schedule and ticket information, visit stadiumsupertrucks.com. To learn more about the Official Tire of SST and the entire Open Country tire line, visit toyotires.com.

About Toyo Tires®

Established in 1966, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. represents the innovation, quality, performance, and excellent service that Toyo Tires has delivered worldwide for 70 years.

The company offers a complete selection of premium replacement tires for nearly every make and model including light trucks, SUVs, high performance cars and luxury vehicles as well as commercial trucks. Consumer product lines include the popular Open Country® tires for light trucks and SUVs; Proxes® ultra-high performance tires; Versado® tires for luxury passenger cars; and the value line of Extensa® passenger car tires. Many of the tires are built in the United States at their state-of-the-art factory in Bartow County, Georgia.

For more information log onto www.toyotires.com and connect with the community at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+.

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.

Top Gear Loves Stadium SUPER Trucks


Stadium Supertrucks is an excellent form of motorsport. It’s the brainchild of Robby Gordon – a man who’s raced pretty much every kind of four-wheeled vehicle possible – and in its most distilled form is basically real life Micro Machines.

See, when someone says, ‘you know what would make racing better? Jumps!’ they’re often dismissed as immature fools. But, as Robby has proved with Stadium Supertrucks, jumps are exactly what racing needs. Lots of them. Being tackled by lolloping 600bhp trophy trucks all fighting for gaps that aren’t there.

This is exactly what happened during a recent round at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

Plucky Californian Sheldon Creed was battling it out with Robby Gordon for second place, where at the final corner, Gordon tripoded his way round Creed to take the position. Not happy, Creed booted the throttle planning to out jump Gordon and to literally leapfrog himself to second place. That didn’t work. Instead he cannoned himself towards the fence, meaning he had to overcorrect on landing causing him to barrel roll spectacularly over the finish line.

With the help of a hard wall, Creed managed to land back on all fours, where he dusted himself down and made his way to the podium. Consider our hats doffed.