Toyo Tires and Robby Gordon Grab Victory at the Grand Prix of Long Beach Finale

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2017) – Series veteran Robby Gordon had his Toyo Tires and KMC Wheels hooked up on Sunday afternoon jumping out to an early lead from the ninth starting position. With no one able to contest Gordon the Orange, California native would capture his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the 2017 season in convincing fashion.

From the wave of the green flag you could tell it was Gordon’s race to win as he weaved through the hornets’ nest of trucks in front of him. As all of the other competitors made contact with each other Gordon steered clear and was able to move into the second position by Lap-2.

Successfully making a move on Burbank, California driver Erik Davis at the start of Lap-3 for the lead was all that was needed. The final 9 laps Gordon went uncontested to claim victory at Long Beach once again.

Fast qualifier and Saturday winner Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck would start in the twelfth position and would not have ability to the make it to the front as easy as Gordon. Getting stuck behind some slower trucks Brabham really had to work his way to get to the front. Never having a real good chance to contest Gordon for the lead, Brabham would settle for second place.

Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona had a career weekend behind the wheel of his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck. Capturing a third place finish on Saturday, Harlien was eager to improve his position on the podium. Moving to the front of the field early in the event from his eighth starting spot, Harlien was able to hold off the charging trucks behind him to finish third for the second day in a row.

LIVE/ United Fiber and Data driver Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia made early contact in the race with another driver where his hood would blow up in his face and hinder his vision for the first half of the event. Morris would shake the piece blocking his view during the competition caution, and would pass truck after truck to move into the fourth position. After challenging Gavin Harlien multiple time for the third position unsuccessfully, Morris held his ground and would finish in the fourth spot.

TruFuel driver Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona raced to the front of the field from his sixth starting position and would remain there the entire race. Battling hard with the likes of Paul Morris, Matt Brabham, and Gavin Harlien. Hoffman would go on to finish in the fifth position for the second day in a row. After having seven asphalt races now under his belt in 2017 Hoffman has now gotten very comfortable behind the wheel of his SST to where he can be a front runner each time out.

Scottsdale, Arizona driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the LIVE/United Fiber & Data truck would hangout around near the rear of the field most of the race after making contact with the tire wall. The younger Luyendyk would recover to finish the 12-lap event in the sixth position one spot better than the day prior.

For the second day in a row Indianapolis, Indiana driver Davey Hamilton would run at the front of the field at the beginning of the race contending for his first ever podium. However, after the competition caution Hamilton would feel the swarm of other trucks behind him falling back position after position to ultimately finish in the seventh spot.

Anaheim, California driver Myles Cheek making his second ever SST start on Sunday proved the young racer was feeling right at home in a SST truck as he hung around the front of the field from his fifth place starting position until getting loose battling Gavin Harlien for the third position on Lap-5. Cheek would bounce off the tire wall and damage the front end of his CMI Precision Machining/ Outlaw LED truck. After making a trip down pit road to remove the hood, Cheek would limp the No. 257 around the track the final circuits to be credited with the eighth position.

After bicycling his truck and crashing hard into the wall on Saturday afternoon Erik Davis of Burbank, California would start from the pole position on Sunday. Davis would lead the first two laps of the race before being over taken and running mid pack until a Lap-8 spin. Davis would recover and finish the Always Evolving truck in the ninth position.

United Fiber and Data/ LIVE driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania whom was fighting a case of the flu all weekend would fight through it and run a steady and clean race go on to finish the ten-lap event in the tenth position.

After hard contact on Saturday afternoon the SST crew worked hard overnight to get Lodi, California driver Troy Deide ready for Sunday afternoons race, but after pulling onto the track for the sight in lap Diede immediately pulled Diede Construction entry directly onto the pit road with brake issues. The No. 441 would not start the race and was credited with the eleventh position.

The overall standings over the three races would see Matt Brabham first, with Robby Gordon claiming second, and Paul Morris rounding out the top three.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will continue the 2017 SST World Championship with Rounds No. 8, 9, & 10; May 5, 6 & 7 at the Barbagallo Raceway in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Tickets to the race are available through the SuperCars website at

SST Grand Prix of Long Beach
Long Beach, Calif.
April 9, 2017
Round 7 Results

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels

2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Safecraft Safety Equipment

3. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

4. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; LIVE/ United Fiber & Data

5. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; TruFuel

6. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; LIVE/ United Fiber & Data

7. Myles Cheek; Anaheim, California; CPI Precision Machining/ Outlaw LED

8. Davey Hamilton Jr.; Indianapolis, Indiana; Always Evolving/ AerNow/ Outlaw LED/ Dahl Tug and Barge

9. Erik Davis; Burbank, California; Always Evolving/ AerNow/ ReplayXD

10. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE

DNS Troy Deide; Lodi, California; Deide Construction

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 for times and dates.
•All previous SST broadcasts are available for viewing online at
•Various SST by Traxxas videos, which have generated more than 10 million views since Dec. 1, 2014, can be seen at


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 ( 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.

Racing Returns this Weekend with Three Events in Southern California

Costa Mesa, California (September 15, 2014) – The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series will headline a full weekend of racing in Southern California Sept. 19-21 at two separate venues. The Stadium Super Trucks (SST) that compete in the high-flying series will be part of the Sand Sports Super Show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday and Saturday nights, and then will move further south and be part of the Coronado Speed Festival Sunday afternoon at Naval Air Station North Island.


Costa Mesa’s OC Fair and Event Center will host the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series and a full slate of other off-road racing vehicles during the Sand Sports Super Show Friday and Saturday nights.

While the SST trucks will highlight both nights of racing, SPEED Energy Supermoto, Class 1400 trucks, multiple divisions of UTV’s and Trophy Karts will provide non-stop racing action both nights, with gates opening at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per night for adults. Children 12 and under and military with proper ID receive a $10 discount each night. One-day tickets including admission to the Sand Sports Super Show and one-night of racing are $30 and a two-day combination tickets are $55. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and and will also be available at the gate subject to availability. General admission grandstand seating is limited and fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance and arrive early for both nights.

The Sand Sports Super Show SST races will be rounds 12 and 13 in the season-long competition which has included the trucks racing in front of massive crowds at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, the Long Beach Grand Prix, the Detroit Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and X Games Austin. After racing at the OC Fair and Event Center and the Coronado Speed Festival, the TRAXXAS trucks will close their season under the bright lights of Las Vegas in conjunction with the SEMA Show in November.

Among the drivers entered for the Sand Sports Super Show SST event include Orange County’s Robby Gordon (SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS), X Games winner Apdaly Lopez (RPM Off-Road/Visit, TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid, California drivers Burt Jenner (Gladiator) and Nick Vanis (, Arizona’s Scotty Steele, Texas driver Charles Dorrance (Rigid Industries), Michigan’s Aaron Bambach (Discount Tire), IndyCar star E.J. Viso (LIVE/UFD/Momo) and Pennsylvania’s Bill Hynes (LIVE/UFD). Las Vegas and King Shocks’ driver B.J. Baldwin will be making his second SST start of the season after competing at X Games Austin.


Following two nights of racing at the Sand Sports Super Show, the SST trucks and drivers will immediately head south toward San Diego for Sunday’s Coronado Speed Festival on the Naval Air Station North Island as part of the Navy’s Fleetweek 2014.

The TRAXXAS Stadium Super Trucks will race twice on the runway of the active military base which will be transformed into a race track. Each year the Coronado Speed Festival races at the base with the beautiful backdrop of San Diego across the water. In addition to the debut of SSTs, the Coronado Speed Festival features various classes of vintage sports cars and historic stock and Trans-Am cars.

Tickets for the Coronado Speed Festival are available through

Three of SST’s “young guns” will be joining the series when it races at the Navy base Sunday, with San Diego’s Sheldon Creed taking the controls of the TRAXXAS truck, along with fellow teenagers Jerett Brooks in the Synergy Energy truck and Gavin Harlien in the IronClad entry

May 23 Indy Entry List

Entry list for the May 23 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Truck# Driver Sponsor Points
1 3 Charles Dorrance RD Motorsports
2 5 Scotty Steele Steele Racing 8
3 7 Robby Gordon Menards/Speed Energy/Toyo Tires 1
4 18 Apdaly Lopez RPM Offroad/ 7
5 25 Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Relief OTC
6 30 Robbie Pierce Mastercraft Safety/Impact Racing
7 47 Keegan Kincaid Traxxas
8 50 Burt Jenner Gladiator
9 74 Sheldon Creed Traxxas 4
10 77 Jerett Brooks Synergy Electric 3



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Please note: Race is part of the Carb Day festivities

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas Readies for Season Debut at Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 18, 2014) – A racing event the likes of which has never been seen anywhere near the Bay area will take place in conjunction with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 28-30.

Once synonymous with the open-wheel cars that will headline activities that weekend, former IndyCar and NASCAR star Robby Gordon is bringing the exciting world of off-road racing to street circuits such as St. Petersburg with his SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas series.

The Stadium Super Trucks that race in the series will hit huge man-made ramps at more than 100 mph at multiple locations throughout the picturesque street circuit hurling drivers nearly 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course. Gordon created the series to bring the excitement of Baja-style desert racing to large crowds of race fans. The St. Petersburg Grand Prix begins the series’ second season.

Following street circuit races at Long Beach and Toronto in 2013, the Formula Off-Road Series and promoters from the St. Petersburg Grand Prix knew the SST trucks needed to be added in St. Petersburg after receiving fan reviews such as:
“The new Stadium Super Trucks put on an awesome show at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Watching the trucks brake into and fly around the corners on three wheels with the smell of burning rubber was really something…” and “That was freaking epic!!!! Best racing and the most fun I have had in a long time!!! So freakin’ cool. This stuff will be big and I’m not just drinking the kool-aid, trust me this was awesome.”

The series features identically prepared trucks which are made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts. Like their Traxxas namesake the trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour.
“Fan reaction has been tremendous,” Gordon said. “Jimmie Johnson (six-time NASCAR champion), Casey Mears (NASCAR) and I all got our start driving trucks like these and we’ve reinvented the series and are bringing their former popularity back to the fans.”

Gordon himself is a seven-time SCORE International Off-Road Champion, a three-time winner of the Baja 1000 and a four-time winner of the Baja 500. For the last 10 years he has tackled the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race – the Dakar Rally – so he is an authority when it comes to off-road trucks.
“The goal is to provide equal equipment to all the drivers and let driver skill and not engineering budgets determine the winner,” Gordon continued. “This is what racing should be. The trucks are amazing but it’s about skill and not money that puts on a great show for the fans.

“When I was still racing in NASCAR people always asked me why I still drove off-road, and they were surprised when I told them that I raced in NASCAR so that I could race off-road. Off-road racing gets in your blood and it’s where I started. It has always been my first love and it’s the most unbelievable form of motorsport in the world and we’re trying to do our part to make it mainstream.”

As part of that objective Gordon founded the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas series in late 2012, and ran its first race in March 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. The series has built more than 20 identically prepared Stadium Super Trucks that have all the characteristics of an off-road “Baja-style” truck capable of racing on dirt, asphalt or even snow.

While the concept of building and maintaining an affordable racing series with an even playing field can be credited completely to Gordon, the theory behind the series is not entirely original. From the early 1980s through 1996 the Mickey Thompson Stadium Truck Series featured races in football and baseball stadiums primarily in the western United States.

“Not only is it one of the most awesome forms a racing in the world, for drivers and teams it’s about the most affordable professional racing series you can be involved with,” Gordon said. “In 2014 we will race in front of something like 750,000 people, have eight hours of exposure on NBC Sports Network and will race live on ESPN at X Games Austin.”

The franchise format created for the Stadium Super Trucks makes business sense for drivers and marketers knowing that they don’t have to outspend other teams to be competitive. Each week the series builds, maintains and delivers race-ready trucks to competitors which eliminates start-up costs and day-to-day overhead of running a team. A driver’s focus is on winning races and delivering for their sponsors.

“I loved my time in IndyCar and NASCAR but it costs a lot of money to be competitive in either one of those series which means a lot of capable drivers have some fairly difficult barriers to entry,” Gordon said. “Those series will continue to thrive based on many years of success and a proven business plan and incredible fan support. What we have created is an opportunity for drivers to race in front of hundreds of thousands of fans and a tremendous platform for sponsors.


Robby Gordon and one of his two-seat Stadium Super Trucks will be available on the Grand Prix circuit for media rides and demonstrations Thursday, March 27 from 4-4:30 p.m. Accredited media only are invited to attend and expressions of interest should be directed to Chris Hecht of Formula Off-Road ( or Kathleen Stelmach ( of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 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.

Media Contact: Chris Hecht, Formula Off-Road


ABOUT SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where driver’s such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created Stadium SUPER Trucks to capitalize on the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and SUVs as well as the fact that the majority of automotive aftermarket parts are marketed for trucks. Keep up with all the latest news of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas and Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at as well as following on Twitter at For more information visit

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks To Air This Sunday On NBC

Charlotte, N.C. (April 12, 2013) – Saturday night, April 6 history was written as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the series Inaugural event at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The night provided amazing door to door racing action for the thousands of fans in attendance to enjoy. SST will look to make history once again this Sunday at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST as the first round of competition will be aired on NBC affiliates all across the United States.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks events in 2013 will be televised and featured on NBC: seven will be featured on NBC and four will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Sunday afternoon, April 21, in Long Beach, Calif. at the historic Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. SST’s will run the same street course as the IndyCar Series, hitting metal ramps and flying 120 feet down the straight away.

Tickets to see the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach are available for purchase online at

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