Driver line-up confirmed for Stadium SUPER Trucks Debut at Clipsal 500

Adelaide, South Australia ( February 16, 2015) – Clipsal 500 Adelaide organizers today announced the full driver line-up for the Toyo Tires Stadium Super Trucks Presented by Traxxas (SST) race, which will be the Australia debut of the world’s newest and most exciting form of racing.

SST founder and two-time series champion Robby Gordon will be the star attraction when these 600 horsepower V8 trucks line up on the starting grid for next week’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

The Toyo Tires Stadium Super Trucks race will see high profile local and international drivers racing side by side in 10 high powered off-road trucks. The trucks approach speeds of up to 140 mph and ramps can launch the trucks 20 feet into the air and 150 feet down the track.

The starting line-up for the debut of the SST Series in Australia includes five drivers who have competed in the Stadium Super Truck Series previously; Venezuelan IndyCar driver E.J. Viso , rising star Keegan Kincaid, Charles Dorrance, Bill Hynes, and the future of off-road racing, 17 year-old Sheldon Creed.

The Australian contingent eager to impress in their first outing behind the wheel of a Stadium Super Truck consists of; off-road motorcycle racer Toby Price, off-road racing legend Brad Gallard, former V8 Supercars driver and 24-hour Bathurst winner Nathan Pretty and Australia’s most prolific stunt rider Matt Mingay.

Although accustomed to off-road racing on two wheels, Toby Price will be on a high heading into the Clipsal 500 Adelaide after recently becoming just the second Australian to stand on the winners’ podium at the grueling Dakar Rally, clinching third overall after the final stage in Argentina.

The SST’s will hit the track at the 2015 V8 Supercars season opener on Thursday, February 26th, with specially designed jumps added to the iconic Adelaide street circuit and racing scheduled to run over four days.

“Stadium Super Trucks have become hugely popular at motor racing events in the United States and we’re very excited to be hosting the first ever Stadium Super Trucks event outside of North America,” said Clipsal 500 CEO Mark Warren.

Toyo Tires has acquired the naming rights sponsorship of the Australian debut of Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Supporting sponsors of the series include; Clipsal By Schneider Electric, Traxxas, Hoggs Breath Café, Jet Pilot and GoPro.

Competition on track is set to be fierce as the trucks literally fly through Victoria Park, featuring drivers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

2 – Matty Mingay (AU)
3 – Charles Dorrance
5 – E.J. Viso
7 – Robby Gordon
47 – Keegan Kincaid
57 – Bill Hynes
74 – Sheldon Creed
87 – Toby Price (AU)
454 – Brad Gallard (AU)
TBA – Nathan Pretty (AU)

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Announces 2015 Schedule

Stadium Super Trucks Schedule to Feature Events in Eight U.S. Markets, Australia and Canada

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 8, 2014) – SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS announced today its 2015 schedule, which will feature a diverse and exciting mix of venues and track layouts including popular stadium venues, several prominent Verizon IndyCar Series races and prestigious international events.

“Developing such a strong schedule for next year allows us to continue to provide a platform for Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS in major markets,” said Robby Gordon, owner. “Next season our trucks will race in front of enthusiastic crowds across the country, as well as in international markets. That will allow the series and our competitors to gain world-wide exposure.

“We’ve been invited to race at some of the most popular venues on the IndyCar circuit and we’re super pumped to be going back to stadiums where we will build the most amazing track configurations that will blow fans away.”

The season kicks off with a full field of SSTs on Feb. 27-March 1 in Adelaide, Australia, where the series will race with the V8 Supercars at the Clipsal 500 in front of an anticipated crowd of more than 250,000.

The TRAXXAS sponsored and inspired SST trucks will then travel to Florida to race during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 27-29), one of four IndyCar companion events in 2015. In addition, the series will be a part of the following IndyCar event weekends: the Grand Prix of Long Beach, California (April 17-19), the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans (May 29-31) and the Honda Indy Toronto (June 12-14).

The series’ 2015 schedule will also feature wildly popular stadium racing, which takes place in both Phoenix (May 8-9) and San Diego (May 15-16). Stand-alone urban off-road events will take place in Los Angeles (September/October) and Las Vegas (Nov. 4-5).

Details related to an event held in Texas on the weekend of June 5-7 will be announced separately.

All 10 races will again be broadcast on a major sports network in 2015, with the broadcast partner and specific air times and dates to be announced later.

“This schedule allows us to continue to bring off-road racing to the masses,” Gordon said. “We have built SST races to be great family events and these venues also allow our teams, drivers and sponsors to connect directly with some of the most enthusiastic sports fans in the world.”

Before the 2015 season kicks off in Adelaide, Australia, several of the SSTs will close out 2014 in Barbados as featured vehicles for 13 of the world’s top drivers in the annual end-of-season Race of Champions. The Dec. 13-14 event at Bushy Park will include drivers from Formula 1, IndyCar, MotoGP, Le Mans, NASCAR, World RallyCross and Touring Cars. SST founder and owner Robby Gordon will compete in the event for the second time – his first coming in 2001.

About Stadium Super Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill 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 600-horsepower trucks.

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS

2015 Season Schedule

Feb. 26-March 1 | Adelaide, Australia w/ V8 SuperCars | Street

March 27-29 | St. Petersburg, FL w/ IndyCar | Street

April 10-11 | San Diego, CA Stand Alone | Stadium

April 17-19 | Long Beach, CA  w/ IndyCar | Street

May 8-9 | Phoenix, AZ Stand Alone | Stadium

May 29-31 | Detroit, MI  w/ IndyCar | Street

June 5-7 | Texas (Market TBA) | TBA

June 12-14 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada w/ IndyCar | Street

September/October | Los Angeles, Calif.  Stand Alone | Off-Road World Championship

Nov. 4-5 | Las Vegas, Nev.  Stand Alone | Urban Off-Road