Driver Lineup Confirmed For The 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia ( February 25, 2016) – Clipsal 500 Adelaide organizers announced the full driver line-up for the Toyo Tires Stadium Super Trucks Presented by Traxxas (SST) race.

The Toyo Tires Stadium Super Trucks race will see high profile local and international drivers racing side by side in 11 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 return of the SST Series in Australia includes American drivers Robby Gordon, 2015 Clispal 500 Race #3 winner Keegan Kincaid, Bill Hynes, Robbie Pierce and the 2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks champion Sheldon Creed.

The Australian contingent consists of; 2016 Dakar Rally motorcycle champion Toby Price, former V8 Supercars driver Paul “The Dude” Morris, Australia’s most prolific stunt rider Matt Mingay, off road racer Greg Gartner, rising stars Matt Brabham, Travis Milburn & Rob Cowie.

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 the first Australian to win the Dakar Rally.

The SST’s will hit the track at the 2016 V8 Supercars season opener on Thursday, March 3rd, with specially designed jumps added to the iconic Adelaide street circuit and racing scheduled to run over four days..

Toyo Tires has acquired the naming rights sponsorship of the Australian debut of Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

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.

1 – Sheldon Creed (USA)
2 – Matty Mingay (AUS)
5 – Matt Brabham (AUS)
7 – Robby Gordon (USA)
25 – Travis Milburn/Rob Cowie (AUS)
30 – Robbie Pierce (USA)
47 – Keegan Kincaid (USA)
57 – Bill Hynes (USA)
67 – Paul “The Dude” Morris (AUS)
87 – Toby Price (AUS)
500 – Greg Gartner (AUS)

2016 Season Opener March 3-6 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

The 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks season opener takes place March 3-6 in Adelaide, Australia at the Clipsal 500.

The field will increase from 10 to 12 trucks with an equal share of American and Australian drivers.

Australian Stuntman Matt Mingay, who finished an impressive fourth overall in his Stadium Super Trucks debut, will again be joined on the grid in 2016 with off road motorcycle star and 2016 Dakar winner Toby Price.

Robby Gordon and the 2015 SST champion Sheldon Creed won’t be making it easy for the Australians. Their fast flying finish to the final race made highlight reels all over the world, with Creed tumbling across the finish line in third place after ending up on his roof following a dogged battle with Gordon.

In 2016, it will be even easier to see thanks to major infrastructure upgrades including bigger grandstand seating and new super screens.

To purchase tickets, please visit the official Clipsal 500 Website.

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

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 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 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 or direct at the gate.

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Matt Mingay Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Finale at Gold Coast 600 in Australia

mingay_WIN_smallGOLD COAST, Queensland (October 25, 2015) – Famed Australian stunt man and SST driver Matt Mingay captured his first Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory in exciting fashion Sunday in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Gold Coast 600 on the temporary beach side street circuit in Surfers Paradise in front of another capacity crowd.

Mingay, a resident of Gold Coast, Queensland whom lives just steps away from the race circuit drove his No. 2 Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE-sponsored truck in the shadows of Norwell, Queensland SST newcomer Paul Morris from the start of the l0-lap shootout, as the two Australian’s wasted no time moving to the front of the pack from there sixth and seventh starting positions.

Lap-3 leader Brett Thomas from Gold Coast, Queensland would spin after contact with Crandon, Wisc. driver Keegan Kincaid. The contact would allow Morris and Mingay slip by Kincaid into the top two positions. This would set up a tremendous three-truck battle for the final five laps of the race.

Mingay, Morris, and Kincaid put on a show for the capacity crowd as the three trucks battled corner to corner, sliding sideways, making contact, smoking the Toyo Open Country A/T II tires and maneuvering their 600-horsepower TRAXXAS trucks around the track much to the delight of the ecstatic crowd.

As the white flag flew Mingay would set up Morris for a final pass. As Morris missed his mark in turn 5 Mingay aggressively moved into the lead position. Mingay would go on to the win his first SST race, followed by Morris, and Kincaid rounding out the podium.

Burt Jenner from Los Angeles, Calif. would finish in the fourth position in his Gladiator Tires truck, as Traxxas driver Sheldon Creed from Alpine, Calif. would recover from contact early in the event to finish the race in the fifth position. Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud Recordings teammates of Scotty Steele from Peoria, Ariz. and Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes would finish sixth and seventh respectively.

Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon was eighth in his Xbox One/Halo 5 Guardians/SPEED Energy No. 7 followed by early race leader Australian Brett Thomas in the TFH Hire/Illuminated Water truck. Matthew Brabham from Gold Coast, Queensland in the Def Leppard/LIVE/Thinking Loud Recordings truck was credited with tenth after making hard contact with the wall on Lap-3. Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner in the No. 14 Toyo Tires/ Clipsal 500 SST truck was credited with eleventh after having an early mechanical problem.

Morris, one of the most versatile drivers in all of Australia capitalized on two podiums finishes in his first weekend behind the wheel of a SST truck to claim the overall weekend victory. Creed would finish second overall, with Matt Mingay claiming third.


Sheldon Creed Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Race 3 at Gold Coast 600

Earlier in the morning SST Championship points leader Sheldon Creed would go on to win Sunday’s first round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating Peoria, Ariz. driver Scotty Steele.

Robby Gordon debuting a new X Box One Halo 5 Guardians paint scheme would cross the line in the third position after a Lap 1 tangle with Paul Morris, Matt Mingay, and Creed.

In a very impressive drive Creed would pass every single truck in the field in route to his seventh victory of the year.

Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Mingay was fourth in his Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE No. 2 followed by Paul Morris in the truck. Greg Gartner from Penola, South Australia in the Toyo Tires/ Clipsal 500 truck was credited with the sixth position. While Gold Coast, Queensland driver Brett Thomas in the No. 69 TFH Hire SST truck finished seventh after leading multiple laps.

Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes driving the Def Leppard/LIVE/ Think Loud Recordings truck finished in the eighth position followed by Friday’s race 1 winner Burt Jenner in the Gladiator Tire truck.

Gold Coast, Queensland native Matthew Brabham made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall and was credited with the tenth spot, while TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid was not able to start the race.

The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas series will continue its Australian tour with Round 20; October 31 at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Tickets to the race are available through Ticketek at the following link:

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)







Stadium SUPER Trucks To Race At The Gold Coast 600

The Stadium SUPER Trucks return to Australia for the 2015 Castrol Gold Coast 600, October 23-25. It’s the biggest racing import since the days of ‘Indy’ with Robby Gordon’s spectacular stadium trucks being shipped from the US to the Gold Coast.

The stadium trucks were a crowd sensation at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide which resulted in one of the biggest attendances in history at the multi-award winning event.

The monsters on wheels generate speeds upwards of 210km/h, jumping man-made ramps and flying 100 metres through the air two storeys off the ground.

The stadium trucks have grown a massive following around the world, capturing the imagination of millions as an adrenaline pumping spectacle as these 600hp beasts fly through the air.

“I have so many amazing memories of the Gold Coast event,” said Gordon, who raced six times on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

“It is one of the very best street tracks in the world and the way the Gold Coast turns it on is incredible. We found in March of this year at the Clipsal 500 that the Australian motorsports fans are amazing and love to see the stadium trucks fly through the air and beat and bang only the way they can.

“To be able to bring our trucks to Queensland’s biggest party is going to be a huge highlight for our series. The SSTs on that track will be absolutely spectacular and we can’t wait to get back to Australia in October.”

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said with the addition of Cold Chisel and stadium trucks the event would grow beyond the additional 10,000 fans that attended last October.

“Last year we said that we would make this the biggest entertainment event on the Gold Coast and we delivered,” he said. “Now we are raising the bar. Cold Chisel will be one of the biggest shows the event has had.

“And the stadium trucks have to be seen to be believed. Their show in Adelaide had people on their feet. It is fantastic they have been able to come back to Australia and the Castrol Gold Coast 600 in October.

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.


The Stadium SUPER Trucks Are Coming To Australia In 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 16, 2014) – Stadium Super Truck series founder Robby Gordon and South Australian Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell, announced today the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS 2015 season will start in Adelaide, Australia, in conjunction with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide attracted more than 273,600 spectators over four days in 2014. The invitation from Australia’s premier motorsports event is a testament to the rapid growth and popularity of the TRAXXAS-sponsored Stadium Super Trucks (SST).

“The fast growth of the SST series has been incredible and for us to take our series outside North America for the first time is a huge accomplishment, so we were very selective with which event we chose,” Gordon said. “The Clipsal 500 is one of the biggest and best entertainment events in Australia, so for us it was a perfect fit. We know how much Australians enjoy sports, and particularly auto racing, and we know that our TRAXXAS SSTs will put on a great show. It will be nothing like anything race fans in Australia have ever seen before.”

The SSTs will be introduced to the Australian public on Feb. 26 with two practice sessions, followed by one race each day Feb. 27-March 1. Each race will feature a mix of some of Australia’s most popular and well-known drivers and an equal number of drivers from the SST series who compete regularly in the United States.

The 14-turn street circuit at Victoria Park will be a spectacular venue for the SSTs to fly over man-made ramps placed strategically throughout the circuit while reaching speeds of nearly 150 mph (240 kph) on the longest straights. The trucks will race the same course as the V8 Supercars.

“We expect Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks to attract new audiences to South Australia from around Australia and even overseas with its cult following,” Bignell said. “The Clipsal 500 will be the first event in Australia to feature Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks which is a terrific endorsement for the event and the State of South Australia.”

Clipsal 500 CEO Mark Warren said his team is always looking to introduce new categories to Australian motorsport fans: “We introduced utes to the motor racing scene back in 2001, which regularly rates as the second most popular category for Clipsal 500 fans in post-event polling. Stadium Super Trucks was a huge hit at X Games Austin and we expect they’ll be one of the most exciting categories to race around Adelaide’s iconic street circuit in 2015.”

Finishing only its second season of competition in the United States, the series has raced in major metropolitan cities, including: Los Angeles; Austin, Texas; Detroit; Toronto; San Diego; Las Vegas; St. Petersburg, Florida; Indianapolis; Phoenix; and others. The SST series will complete its second season on Nov. 1 and 5 in Las Vegas racing directly alongside the famed Las Vegas strip during the annual SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

The identically prepared, purpose-built race trucks provide an amazing platform for competition, with drivers from a variety of backgrounds battling side-by-side in a test of the best driver rather than engineering. Each highly specialized truck makes approximately 600 horsepower and races on DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires. In addition to Gordon, among the drivers that have competed in the SST series include: IndyCar drivers E.J. Viso, Paul Tracy, Townsend Bell and Arie Luyendyk Jr.; NASCAR driver Justin Lofton; off-road stars B.J. Baldwin, Sheldon Creed, Scotty Steele and Keegan Kincaid; and sports car drivers Aaron Bambach and Burt Jenner.
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