Ultra Talented Field of Stadium SUPER Trucks to Race at Honda Indy Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 15, 2016) – Returning back to North America from a successful 3-race weekend just one week prior in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. An ultra talented field of 12 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS drivers will invade the 1.755 mi (2.824 km) temporary street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for 2 races of high flying action Saturday and Sunday.

The SST Honda Indy Toronto race weekend will feature 6 World Championship contenders, the return of some old faces, and two new competitors who look to make their first ever attempt behind the wheel of the fastest growing motorsport that is taking the world by storm.

Returning back to the SST racing since 2014, quite possibly the most famous Canadian racer, and 2003 CART/Champ Car Series Champion Paul Tracy, a native of Scarborough, Ontario will make his third attempt in a Stadium SUPER Truck with all of his previous starts coming in front of his hometown Toronto fans. Capturing three victories previously on the Exhibition Place course in 24 starts, Tracy will use his aggressive driving style and track experience to lead the No. 30 Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck to the front.

Also joining Tracy on the streets of Toronto will be veteran road course racer Max Papis. Hailing from Como, Italy; Papis will use his extensive CART/Champ Car and NASCAR experience to make his first ever start in the identically prepared 650-hp trucks. Driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 9 there is no doubt that Papis will quickly adapt to unique form of racing the Stadium SUPER Trucks offer sliding through corners and hitting four strategically positioned ramps along the circuit.

Sara Price, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California will make SST history this weekend on the streets of Toronto becoming the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race. Sara held a successful test session back in July, and much like Papis will adapt quickly to the extreme driving conditions of the SST trucks, and will not have any fear mixing up her BitTorrent No.78 truck up with guys.

Making his first North American SST start, 2016 Dakar 2-Wheel champion Toby Price of Singleton, New South Wales, Australia will take a break from his current Dakar training to get back behind the wheel of a SST truck, driving the SafeCraft Saftey Equipment No. 87. Coming off a successful runner-up finish at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia back in March, Price will look to have two more opportunities to get back on the podium.

Capturing 3 wins in 29 starts, Scottsdale, Ariz. driver P.J. Jones returns back to drive an SST truck. Jones last competed at the 2015 season finale at the Olympic Park Street Circuit in Homebush, New South Wales, Australia. Joining the United Fiber and Data 3-truck team for his first race of 2016, Jones a former 24 Hours of Daytona winner and experienced NASACR veteran whom has driven in the SST series since the exception in 2013 is always a threat to win with seventeen top five finishes to his credit.

Russell Boyle, a native Toronto teenager whom has shown success on karting tracks all over Canada, and United States will join the SST field at the Honda Toronto Indy for the second straight year. Boyle whom didn’t get many competitive laps in last years SST debut will look to grab a pair of respective finishes against a very talent field of competitors.

As the super talented group of infrequent SST competitors look to challenge the SST regulars, the race for the 2016 World Championship has not slowed down with an extremely good battle for the points lead brewing with 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif. in his familiar red TRAXXAS truck just 48 points ahead of TRAXXAS teammate and 2016 Indianapolis 500 participant Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia going into Round 13 on Saturday. Creed a four-time winner at Toronto will look to extent his points lead on Brabham, at the very track he gained his first ever SST victory back in 2013.

Off-Road veteran and SST founder Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif. whom always is a threat for a win in anything he is driving will look to continue the positive momentum of his win from last weekends Round 11 in Townsville as he looks to put the bright green Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy No. 7 back in podium contention.

Fielding three trucks in this weekends Honda Indy Toronto; Team United Fiber & Data drivers Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. and Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia will welcome P.J. Jones to the bright blue brigade as the United Fiber & Data trucks will be well represented in SST competition. Always a strong competitor in any racecar he is driving, veteran V8 Supercar driver and Sprint Car driver Paul Morris coming off a successful weekend in Townsville will continue to compete for his first win of the season.

Rounding out the entries for the Honda Indy Toronto, Inver Grove Heights, Minn. driver Dustin Scott in the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires No. 20 making his seventh SST start of the season. A championship dirt track racer born on the slick tracks of the Midwest will adapt well to the little grip offered on the bumpy Honda Indy Toronto track, as he looks to capture his first podium finish of the season.

Thousands of fans from all over the Canadian providence of Ontario will be in amazement as the 12-SST drivers launch there specifically made trucks over the four 36-inch-tall man-made ramps as much as 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course with speeds in excess of over 130 mph. The identically prepared trucks that are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts will leave all fans at the Honda Indy Toronto with something to talk about.

Race one will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET, while Race two will take place at 1:40 p.m. ET on Sunday prior to the IndyCar Honda Indy Toronto finale.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 13 & 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

Sara Price to Become the First Female Driver in Stadium SUPER Trucks

Los Angeles, Calif. (July 13, 2016) – Sara Price, 23, a successful multi-championship Professional Motocross and UTV racer from Southern California will be the first woman to compete in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Series. BitTorrent Inc. has been supporting Sara in the buildup to this event.

Price will make her debut during the Honda Indy Toronto July 15-17 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hitting speeds of upwards of 140 mph, and launching over 20 feet in the air, the identically prepared 650 hp Stadium SUPER Trucks offer Price a unique opportunity to prove herself in a discipline dominated by men.

Sara has continuously been breaking down barriers in motorsports. She won over 17 national championships in motocross and medaled in the X-Games before making the switch to four wheels, winning several Off-Road and Time Attack racing championships.

She’s determined not only to be the first woman to start in Stadium Super Trucks, but to contend for a spot on the podium:

“I’m extremely excited to be transitioning into the SST Series. When Robby Gordon called me 2 years ago saying I need to get into one of his Stadium SUPER Trucks, I just put my head down and started getting to work. SST is where I want to be, and I’m very pumped to be competing in the same exact truck as the other competitors, it’s truly a dream come true.”

When asked about Sara’s involvement in Stadium SUPER Trucks, Robby Gordon; Series President; Former NASCAR and IndyCar Winner and Off-Road Champion commented.

“Sure there has been other women whom have competed in motorsports history, but it is not too often you are able find the complete package. Sara has the talent, beauty, and sense of drive, to continue writing Stadium SUPER Trucks history well into the future, including becoming the first female SST winner and push to become a Champion.”

Sara is supported by BitTorrent Inc., a media company dedicated to empowering radical voices in sports, music, film, and more. Their global consumer media platform gives athletes and brands outside the mainstream exposure to over 200 million fans.

Jeremy Johnson, co-CEO of BitTorrent, says: “BitTorrent is incredibly excited to be supporting Sara. We’re dedicated to supporting the individuals in action sports who break the traditional mold and bringing their stories to the world.”

For more information regarding the Honda Indy Toronto, along with advance ticket sales visit the Honda Indy Toronto website at www.hondaindytoronto.com

Learn more about Sara Price at www.sarapricemx.com and follow her on Instagram, Facebook @sarapricemx and twitter @sarapricemxcom

Check out Sara’s First day testing a Stadium SUPER Truck Teaser on BitTorrent Bundle:


E.J. Viso Wins Race #3 In Townsville, Australia

Townsville, Queensland (July 10, 2016) – Former IndyCar competitor E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela captured his first SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of the 2016 season Sunday afternoon in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Townsville 400 on the Reid Park temporary street circuit in the North Queensland town of Townsville.

Viso driving the Mount Margaret Residential Estate No. 5 would grab the lead from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driver Rob Whyte on Lap-3 and would hold the lead comfortably until Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels/Toyo Tires/Castrol Edge No. 2 for injured SST driver Matt Mingay would advance from his eighth starting position to challenge Viso for the lead on Lap-5 with heavy pressure.

After the competition caution waved Gordon would set up Viso and work his way past for the lead. Working his way thru the field and knocking on the door of the leaders 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed looked to battle Viso for second spot from his twelfth starting position. Applying heavy pressure to Viso the two drivers would collide with one other sending Creed spinning into the grass losing track position and sight of the leaders.

As Gordon would remain out front alone, TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia would slip into position to challenge Viso for the second position. Racing hard with one another making contact on multiple occasions the two drivers had no idea that they were shortly would be racing for the lead as Gordon would encounter a power steering failure and would see the No. 2 slam the outside wall suddenly.

The damage to Gordon’s vehicle was severe enough to drop him back in the pack and off the pace of the lead. As Viso and Brabham now battled for the lead, Brabham would continue to look inside Viso for the pass but Viso would continue to hold him off until Brabham would make heavy contact with the rear bumper and loose tremendous ground to Viso.

Viso would go on to win his first SST race of the 2016 season followed by Brabham, and Royal Purple Synthetic Oil driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz. who would round out the top three.

Creed would recover from the contact with Viso on Lap-8 to work his TRAXXAS truck back up to finish in the fourth position.

Erik Davis from Burbank, Calif. finished fifth in the Always Evolving/AERNow/Replay XD truck, while Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner claimed the sixth position in his R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery No. 410 truck.

Park City, Utah driver Todd Romano was credited with the seventh position in the Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No 33 after making contact with various trucks and falling back in the field various times.

Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be credited with the eighth position in the World Gym No. 76 after beating Positive Automotive/Positive Trailers driver Shaun Richardson from Scunthrope, United Kingdom back to the finish line in a close side-by-side battle. Richardson would be credited with the ninth position to conclude his first weekend of SST competition.

Gordon with the power steering pump failure would limp his battered truck to the finish in the tenth spot to gain valuable championship points.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driver Rob Whyte in the AVA Performance Tuning/Motul Oil No. 11 ran a great first three lap’s leading the race from his front row starting position, but would end up getting passed after encountering a broken axle and retiring from competition. Whyte would be scored in the eleventh position.

Paul Morris from Norwell, Queensland, Australia driving the SuperCheap Auto truck was credited with the twelfth position after breaking a rear end housing on Lap-5 and unable to finish the scheduled amount of laps.

TRAXXAS driver Sheldon Creed would capture the overall win for the weekend with the lowest average between all three races with his win, second, and fourth place finishes, Second was claimed by TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham, while the overall podium was completed by Paul Morris in the SuperCheap Auto truck.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the thrills and spills of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS head north of the United States border to Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto July 15-17.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 13 & 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

Photos Courtesy of DirtComp Magazine

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 12 Results
July 10, 2016
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

1. E.J. Viso; No. 5; Caracas, Venezuela; Mount Margaret Residential Estate
2. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
3. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; No. 30; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
4. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
5. Erik Davis; No. 75; Burbank, Calif.; Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD
6. Greg Gartner; No. 410; Penola, South Australia, Australia; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
7. Todd Romano; No. 33; Park City, Utah; Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires / SPEED Energy/ TRAXXAS
8. Bill Hynes; No. 76; Nazareth, Penn.; World Gym Australia
9. Shaun Richardson; No. 12; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Master Tow
10. Robby Gordon; No. 2; Orange, Calif.; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires / Castrol EDGE
11. Rob Whyte; No. 11; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; AVA Performace Tuning/ Motul Oil/ Drift School Australia
12. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s

Toyo Tires® Continues to Reach Fans around the Globe as the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks

CYPRESS, CA (May 5, 2016) – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp (Toyo Tires) announced today the company has extended its commitment as the Official Tire of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS for 2016. The racing series has become a global sensation, now with races in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and in New Zealand.

This is the third year that the Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) compete exclusively on Toyo Open CountryA/T II tires, and is the fourth year that Toyo Tires has supported the series. The off-the-shelf Open Country A/T II tires demonstrate their remarkable durability and handling ability by living up to the extreme punishment dished out by the 600-plus horsepower spec trucks. During competition, the trucks often land hard on asphalt tracks from extreme heights and attitudes.

Founded by Team Toyo member and both off-road and SST champion, Robby Gordon, the identically prepared SST race trucks compete on both dirt tracks and road racing courses using specially constructed ramp jumps. These jumps require precise input by the approaching drivers in order to correctly launch the trucks without incident. That is a challenging task when reaching speeds on some tracks as high as 130-mph, and while launching them as high as 20 feet off the ground.

Joining Team Toyo this year is defending 2015 SST champion Sheldon Creed from Alpine, CA. At only 18-years of age, Creed is the youngest member of Team Toyo, and the youngest champion in the history of SST. He leads in 2016 having won Rounds 1 and 3 in Adelaide, Australia; Round 4 in St. Petersburg, FL; and Rounds 6 and 7 in Long Beach, CA.

“We are happy to support the ever growing Stadium SUPER Truck series,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “The series is a great way to demonstrate the quality of our products to fans around the world, while its television coverage in the US continues to generate awareness of the Toyo Tires brand on American soil.”

“We are in our fourth year and we are very fortunate to have Toyo Tires as one of our first partners of Stadium SUPER Trucks. We have raced in the X-Games, the LA Coliseum, to standing room only crowds at the Long Beach Grand Prix and in Australia,” said SST founder and president Robby Gordon. “The tire is incredible. It is really hard to believe we can use a production-based Open Country A/T II tire on a race truck like a Stadium SUPER Truck. The competitors love racing on the tires. We look toward having a long future with Toyo Tires.”

For the 2016 season, drivers have a chance to compete for three championships – North American, Australian and the World Championship. Make sure to check out the 2016 racing schedule and ticket information at stadiumsupertrucks.com. To learn more about the Official Tire of SST and about the entire Open Country tire line, visit toyotires.com.

Burt Jenner Wins Round Two of Stadium Super Trucks at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, South Australia (March 5, 2016) – Burt Jenner out dueled 2016 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Champion Toby Price in Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Second place starter Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland quickly stole the attention of the more than 77,400 spectators whom lined the 14-turn 2.012 (3.219 km) street circuit when his Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE truck hit the McDonald’s ramp awkwardly and barrel rolled 5 times landing the No. 2 on its side. The uninjured driver would climb on top of his battered race machine much to delight of the loud raucous cheers of the massive Australian crowd.

Ironically the two drivers who led laps in Friday’s opening round, but encountered problems found themselves in the top two spots on Saturday battling hard with one another for the victory.

Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales started in the first position and jumped out to the early lead ahead of Mingay and Los Angeles, Calif. driver Burt Jenner driving the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS Truck.

Inheriting the second position after Mingay’s violent accident, Jenner and Price would race hard and clean for the next two laps before Jenner would find an opening and drive the No. 50 deep in the corner working his way past Price.

The Australian motorsports hero kept pace with the ultra quick Jenner the final two laps, but would never be able to make a move to regain the lead.

Following Saturday’s second race of the season, Jenner considered Saturday’s victory sweet redemption from a podium finish being taken away from him on Friday. While leading the race second place Creed would make heavy contact with rear of Jenner’s No. 50 forcing him to spin loosing multiple positions.

2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion Sheldon Creed from Alpine, Calif. finished fourth in the TRAXXAS backed entry, while Gold Coast, Queensland racer Matt Brabham rounded out the top five in his United Fiber and Data No. 83 truck for the second straight day.

Crandon, Wisc., driver Keegan Kincaid was sixth in his TRAXXAS NO. 47, followed in seventh by Norwell, Queensland racer Paul Morris driving the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s truck. Making his first start in an SST, Rob Cowie would finish the Move Yourself Trailer and Ute Hire entry in the eighth position, while Robbie Pierce from Santee, Calif. driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck was credited with ninth.

United Fiber and Data/ LIVE driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would go on to finish the eight lap event in the tenth position ahead of Penola, South Australia’s Greg Gartner who would encountered contact with Pierce after the restart loosing valuable ground to the lead pack. The No. 500 would be recorded in the eleventh position at the completion of the eight laps.

After his jaw-dropping accident Mingay’s Hot Wheels/Castrol EDGE/ Go Pro No. 2 would be credited with the twelfth and final position.

The third and final round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at the 2016 Clipsal 500 will take place Sunday at 12:05 PM local time just prior to the V8 Supercar finale in Victoria Park in front of another anticipated record crowd.


1. Burt Jenner; No. 50 Los Angeles, Calif.; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS

2. Toby Price; No. 87 Aberglasslyn, New South Whales, Aus.; Trojan Security/ KTM/ CASE Equipment

3. Robby Gordon; No. 7 Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/ SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires / TRAXXAS

4. Sheldon Creed; No.1 Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

5. Matt Brabham; No. 83 Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

6. Keegan Kincaid; No. 47 Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS

7. Paul Morris; No. 67 Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheapAuto.com/ Hungry Jack’s

8. Rob Cowie; No. 25 Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; Move Yourself Trailer & Ute Hire

9. Robbie Pierce; No. 30 Santee, Calif.; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil/ Impact by Mastercraft Safety

10. Bill Hynes; No. 57 Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

11. Greg Gartner; No. 500 Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs

12. Matt Mingay; No. 2 Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Hot Wheels/ Castrol Edge / GoPro

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 SuperCheapAuto.com 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: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=STADIUMT15

Sand Sports Super Show Event Schedule

September 19-20, 2014




5:00 PM Spectator Gates Open
6:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies
6:15 P.M SST Qualifying
6:35 PM SPEED Energy SuperMoto Practice/Qualifying
6:45 PM SST Heat 1
7:05 PM SST Heat 2
7:25 P.M Trophy Kart 450 RS Final
7:40 P.M. SPEED Energy SuperMoto Final
8:00 P.M. Intermission/ Track Prep
8:20 P.M. Stock 900 and Below/Unlimited Shootout
8:40 P.M. Class 1400 Truck Final
9:00 P.M. 1000 Stock/Unlimited Side x Side Shootout
9:20 P.M. SST Final
10:00 P.M. SST Jump Contest

* Schedule and Times are subject to change


5:00 PM Spectator Gates Open
6:00 P.M. Opening Ceremonies
6:15 P.M SST Qualifying
6:35 PM SPEED Energy SuperMoto Practice/Qualifying
6:45 PM SST Heat 1
7:05 PM SST Heat 2
7:25 P.M Trophy Kart 450 RS Final
7:40 P.M. SPEED Energy SuperMoto Final
8:00 P.M. Intermission/ Track Prep
8:20 P.M. Stock 900 and Below/Unlimited Shootout –
8:40 P.M. Class 1400 Truck Final
9:00 P.M. 1000 Stock/Unlimited Side x Side Shootout
9:20 P.M. SST Final
10:00 P.M. SST Jump Contest

* Schedule and Times are subject to change




Sand Sports Super Show – September 19 & 20 – Competitor Info

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks
Rounds No. 12 & 13
OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA
September 19-20, 2014

Divisions Competing:

Stadium SUPER Trucks
Class 1400 Trucks
AMA SuperMoto
Stock 900 & Below Side x Sides
Modified 900 & Below Sides x Sides
Stock 1000 Side x Sides
Modified 1000 Sides x Sides
Trophy Kart RS450
Registration and pit area will open at 8 AM on Friday, September 19th and Saturday,September 20th

Registration Prices: 2014_grid







Gordon Wins TRAXXAS Race At Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – As the Citgo truck of Venezuela’s E.J. Viso and the TRAXXAS-sponsored truck of Sheldon Creed slammed each other heading into the final lap of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Long Beach, Robby Gordon watched the two leaders through his front window and inherited the win as both drivers took themselves out of contention.

 The race was the IndyCar veteran Viso’s to win, as he led the most laps in his first-ever SST race.  Creed, 16, always fast and aggressive, challenged Viso rather than be content to finish second, which resulted in the hard contact between the drivers.

 Viso finished second followed by Creed in third, St. Petersburg-winner PJ Jones in fourth and 14-year-old Gavin Harlien rounding out the top five.

 Gordon’s SPEED Energy/HD Supply truck became the unlikely winner after not being much of a factor throughout.

 “I saw what was going on in front of me and it was cool to see two great young drivers going hard and putting on a great show for the fans,” Gordon said.  “That’s what’s great about these trucks – we can beat and bang and keep going which is what the fans want to see.  It was great to have E.J. a part of the series and we know Sheldon is going to a great driver and one to keep an eye on for many years.”

 After the dust up between Creed and Viso, Creed fell back to fourth behind Jones, and on the race’s final turn – a 180-degree hairpin – Creed took an aggressive inside line and dove hard inside his TRAXXAS teammate’s truck and slammed Jones, driving him out of the racing lane and coming back to finish third.

 “Had to do it,” Creed said.  “Last lap and I saw an opening and had to take it.  That’s what makes these trucks so awesome.”

 “Well, I guess he had to take the chance,” Jones said.  “We’ll do this again and I’m sure I have an opportunity to make a pass like that on him somewhere down the road.”

 The massive Long Beach-crowd was on its feet and yelling throughout the race.  As truck after truck pounded the road circuits tire barriers and keep on moving, the crowd’s enthusiasm grew.  Jerett Brooks, twice a podium finisher in the season’s first two rounds in St. Petersburg, suffered the hardest hit of the race as he stuffed his Synergy Electric truck into the turn-8 tire wall, then drove off to the delight of the fans surrounding the 1.96-mile 11-turn circuit.

 Mexico’s Apdaly Lopez finished sixth, series rookie Bradley Morris finished seventh, Scotty Steele came home eighth followed by another series rookie Nick Vanis in ninth and Brooks in 10th.

 The race from Long Beach will be seen on NBCSN on May 2 at 10:30 p.m. PST.  The first two rounds of the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS will be seen this Thursday at 10 p.m. PST on NBCSN.

 The next stop on the 2014 series schedule will be in Indianapolis, Ind. May 23.


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 (checht@teamgordon.com) or Kathleen Stelmach (kathleen@torchiacom.com) 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

704-949-1255 checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

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 http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. For more information visit https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.