Sheldon Creed Wins Race 2 at Toronto SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada (July 20, 2014) – Sheldon Creed completed a weekend sweep in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Toronto Sunday by edging Robby Gordon for the second day in a row winning both weekend races.

Unlike Saturday’s slippery track, warm and dry conditions produced a thrilling battle between Creed and Gordon. The two drivers battled relentlessly for virtually the entire 10-lap race, with nearly every fan in attendance at the 11-turn street circuit in Toronto standing to watch the spectacle, with thousands crowding the fence line with camera phones in hand.

Scotty Steele again finished third completing an identical podium lineup for both Toronto races.

“It’s obviously pretty cool to win two times in a row here at Toronto,” Creed, 16, said. “Today was a much better race given that it was dry. We could go hard and Robby and I had a great battle. We both got sideways in turn 3 there at the end and I was able to put some distance between us, but about three turns later he was back on my bumper.”

Canadian Native, Paul Tracy finished fourth in his TRAXXAS-sponsored truck, Mexico’s Apdaly Lopez finished fifth in the RPM Off-Road/ truck, Aaron Bambach in the truck finished sixth, with Nick Vanis in the Outlaw LED by Robby Gordon No. 10 and Bill Hynes in the Freaks for LIVE truck rounding out the field.

“I leaned on him a little bit there and he gave it back to me,” Gordon said. “Sheldon did a great job as did Scotty and both of these guys are going places with their careers. People will hear a lot about them for years to come. I could get to Sheldon’s bumper, but I had to check up going over the jumps to make sure that I didn’t land on him.”

NBCSN will broadcast the race at 10 p.m. PDT on July 31 (1 a.m. EDT Aug. 1). Following its trip to Toronto, the series will shift to the west coast for its final four races of the 2014 season at the Sand Sport Super Show in Orange County, Calif. Sept. 19-20; the Coronado Speed Festival Sept. 21 and Las Vegas in conjunction with the SEMA Show in early November.

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SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS
Race 2 Results
Finish Truck No. Driver Sponsor Hometown
1. 74 Sheldon Creed TRAXXAS Alpine, Calif.
2. 7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires Orange, Calif.
3. 5 Scotty Steele Peoria, Ariz.
4.3 Paul Tracy TRAXXAS Scarborough, Ontario, Toronto
5. 18 Apdaly Lopez Offroad Tecate, B.C., Mexico
6. 87 Aaron Bambach 3 Rochester Hills, Mich.
7. 10 Nick Vanis Airaid/Outlaw LED by Robby Gordon Los Alamitos, Calif.
8. 57 Bill Hynes LIVE/United Fiber and Data Nazareth, Penn.

PJ Jones Wins Race #2 At The Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

PJ Jones Wins Round 2 at St. Petersburg Grand Prix

SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 30, 2014) – PJ Jones captured Sunday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas race at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, beating Robby Gordon to the line by a truck length.

Jerett Brooks, 16, finished third, making it the high-school student’s second-consecutive podium finish after coming home second in Saturday’s first race.

Jones, a veteran of IndyCar, USAC Silver Crown and Sprint Cars, started sixth and drove a calculated yet aggressive race to hold off Gordon and a full field of strong trucks.

“We had a really fast truck and kept our mistakes to a minimum, but you do make mistakes in these trucks,” said Jones, the winner of two of the last three Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas races.  “Robby and Jerett got racing each other behind me which helped, and I had to hold Robby off when he made a couple of late dives on me on that last lap.

“Best thing is that the crowd was really into it and people have been coming up to me all weekend saying how much they love the trucks and love watching them jump.  A lot of them said we were the reason they came here this weekend and can’t wait to see us race again.  The fans that didn’t know about us already are fans now, I’m sure.”

Following Saturday’s first race of the season, which had Gordon holding off Brooks and third-place finisher Justin Lofton in a driving rain storm, Jones considered Sunday’s victory redemption for a costly mistake on Saturday.  Racing in some of the worst conditions possible, Sunday’s race was a complete opposite with brilliant blue Florida skies and warm temperatures.

More than 75,000 spectators lined the 1.8-mile 14-turn road circuit to watch Jones and the Traxxas-branded trucks launch off of man-made ramps on the same DOT-approved Toyo Tires that consumers can buy.  The loud raucous cheers of disbelief from the massive crowd could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional road racing saw the truck literally fly through the air side by side.

Saturday and Sunday’s races at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast on NBCSN April 17 at 1 a.m. EST and 10 p.m. PST. (April 16).

Round 3 of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas will be April 13 at the Long Beach Grand Prix in Southern California.  Tickets to the race are available through the Long Beach Grand Prix web site at

Race #2 Results:

1. PJ Jones
2. Robby Gordon
3. Jerett Brooks
4. Justin Lofton
5. Sheldon Creed
6. Scotty Steele
7. Gavin Harlien
8. Apdaly Lopez
9. Davey Hamilton

Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Fact Sheet


Track:                    Grand Prix of St. Petersburg circuit

Circuit Type:            Downtown temporary street circuit

Race Time:              Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m.

TV Schedule:           NBCSN, Thursday, April 18, 1 a.m. EDT

Track Layout:          1.8 mile, 14 turns

Defending Winner:    First event at St. Petersburg

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Twitter:                  @SSuperTrucks

Robby Gordon Wins Round 1 of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas At the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 28, 2014) – Robby Gordon won a rain-soaked and water-logged SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas race at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Saturday, calling it the worst weather conditions he has ever competed in over a more than 30-year career.

Jerett Brooks, a 16-year-old from Alpine, Calif. finished second and Justin Lofton of Westmorland, Calif. came home third.

The race was literally anyone’s to win from start to finish of the 10-lap event, with all the trucks experiencing issues with the standing water on the temporary circuit that makes up the 14-turn 1.8-mile course built for IndyCars. Gordon, Lofton and PJ Jones battled for the lead throughout the race, trading it among each other as the others spun out in the wet conditions.

Brooks, who raced with a conservative style, managing to stay in touch with the leaders and wait for the front runners to eliminate themselves in the wet. Lofton, who led with just more than one lap remaining, spun for the second time in the race at the 90-degree right hand Turn 1 which allowed Gordon to take the lead which he would not relinquish.

“That was a lot of fun, but it was probably the slipperiest conditions I have ever raced in,” said Gordon who is also the founder of Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas. “I have to thank IndyCar and the Green Savoree team (promoters of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg) for allowing us to race here in front of so many great race fans. It was a really good race despite the rain and we’re looking forward to putting on another good show tomorrow (Sunday).

The series will run its second round Sunday at 2 p.m., immediately preceding the IndyCar season opener.

Gavin Harlein, 16, of Mesa, Ariz., who sat in a Stadium Super Truck for the first time Friday, came home fourth with Mexico’s off-road racing specialist Apdaly Lopez rounding out the top five. Scotty Steele of Peoria, Ariz. survived multiple spins to finish sixth, with veterans Jones and former IndyCar star Davey Hamilton finishing just ahead of ninth-place finisher Sheldon Creed who retired with mechanical issues.


1. Robby Gordon
2. Jerett Brooks
3. Justin Lofton
4. Gavin Harlien
5. Apdaly Lopez
6. Scotty Steele
7. PJ Jones
8. Davey Hamilton
9. Sheldon Creed

Round 2 of the second season of SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday when nine identically prepared trucks participate in the first race of the 2014 season.

Race: Round 2 of 13 of 2014 Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Track: Grand Prix of St. Petersburg circuit

Circuit Type: Downtown temporary street circuit

Event Schedule: Round Two – Saturday, March 30, 2:30 p.m.

TV Schedule: NBCSN, Thursday, April 18, 1 a.m. EDT

Track Layout: 1.8 mile, 10 turns

Defending Winner: First event at St. Petersburg Series

Contact: Chris Hecht,

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Twitter: @SSuperTrucks

Entry List

Truck No. Driver Sponsor Hometown

5 Scotty Steele Steele Racing Peoria, Ariz.

6 Justin Lofton Cometic Gasket Westmorland, Calif.

7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Orange, Calif.

14 Davey Hamilton Traxxas Nampa, Idaho

18 Apdaly Lopez Tecate, B.C., Mexico

55 Gavin Harlien IronClad Mesa, Ariz.

59 Craig Potts Potts Racing Scottsdale, Ariz.

74 Sheldon Creed Traxxas Alpine, Calif.

77 Jerett Brooks Synergy Electric Alpine, Calif.

98 PJ Jones American Racing Wheels Scottsdale, Ariz.