SST Trucks To Race In Rebranded SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented By Traxxas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Mar. 4, 2014) – Traxxas, the Fastest Name in Radio Control, and SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST) announced today that Traxxas has become the presenting sponsor of the Series now entering its second season. The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series Presented by Traxxas will begin its second season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 28-30 and finish the season under the bright lights on the Las Vegas Strip during SEMA week Nov. 3-7 – the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

Traxxas is the No. 1-selling Ready-to-Race® (RTR) nitro and electric Radio Control (R/C) company with vehicles in the truck, car, boat and helicopter categories. No company has done more than Traxxas to advance the RTR category with innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started with the durability and performance of Traxxas radio controlled vehicles.

“Being associated with the Formula Off-Road Series provides the perfect forum for Traxxas to showcase the extreme capabilities and incredible fun that our vehicles deliver,” said Traxxas President Mike Jenkins. “The SSTs are fast, jump and fly high, just as their scaled-down Traxxas R/C replicas. The Formula Off-Road Series allows us to market our trucks and cars directly to one of our most targeted groups of customers and put our products in their hands to experience and enjoy.”

As part of its marketing partnership, Traxxas will have on-site “Try Me Tracks” at all SST races where consumers will have a hands-on opportunity to race Traxxas R/C vehicles. There will also be a full product display and demonstration area along with the fully loaded mobile Traxxas store at each event to make it easy to jump right into the fun. Traxxas also will highlight its products through traditional commercial inventory in SST broadcasts on NBC Sports Network and on ESPN at the X Games.

“Traxxas has been a major supporter of SST/Formula Off-Road Series since its inception,” Series founder Robby Gordon said, “and the brand continues to realize the marketing capabilities of our unique series by taking this presenting role after fielding two trucks in the Series in our first season.”
The SST trucks will continue to be branded as Traxxas Slash trucks in all 2014 Formula Off-Road Series Presented by Traxxas races. In several events, most notably X Games Austin, Texas resident and Traxxas owner Mike Jenkins will be behind the wheel of one of the life-sized Traxxas trucks.

The Traxxas-branded life-size trucks are capable of launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet with speeds up to 130 mph. What sets the SST program apart from other racing series is that all the SST trucks are identically manufactured. For drivers and sponsors, the opportunity to race at professional venues with hundreds of thousands of spectators throughout the season and millions that will watch the races on broadcast television, make Traxxas Formula Off-Road one of the best values in America. Races are decided by driver skill alone rather than individual team engineering and budgets.

Tickets for the opening round at St. Petersburg are available by visiting


About Traxxas
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Watch Stadium SUPER Trucks on NBC Sports Network this Memorial Day Weekend

Charlotte, N.C. (May 24, 2013) – Make plans to join SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks on the biggest weekend in motorsports, as NBC Sports brings the high flying door to door racing action into homes all across the United States this Memorial Day weekend.

NBC Sports Network will air all the excitement for fans to enjoy this Saturday, May 25, at 12:30 pm EST / 9:30 am PST for an extended 90 minute special highlighting the Stadium SUPER Trucks Grand Prix of Long Beach and Round No. 5 from Qualcomm Stadium.

Watch how the custom designed 600 hp trucks became the crowd favorite on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., as well as the epic battle that erupted during Round No. 5 of competition in San Diego, Calif., between veteran off-road racer Robby Gordon and 15 year-old local young gun, Sheldon Creed. See the two drivers fight it out for the $40,000 first place prize in thrilling fashion. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, June 8, in St. Louis, Mo., at the Edward Jones Dome with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing on a specially designed course.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Edward Jones Dome start at just $20 for adults, with military personnel and kid’s 12 & under receiving $10 off with a purchased adult ticket from the Edward Jones Dome box office or through Ticketmaster at or 800-745-3000.

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San Diego CA (May 8, 2013) – USA Pro Supermoto is pleased to announce a new partnership between USA Pro SUPERMoto and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series (SST) to hold pro SUPERMoto racing events together for the remainder of the 2013 race season. Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) will begin featuring USA Pro SUPERMoto racing action at select Stadium SUPER Trucks events this summer starting with the SST event at Qualcomm Stadium on May 18th. For this first event, USA Pro SUPERMoto will be holding an exhibition race on the stadium floor of Qualcomm Stadium during the 5th round of the Stadium SUPER Trucks Series on May 18th. This USAPSM event, hosted by Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD, will include a USA Pro SUPERMoto Invitational race featuring some of the top pro supermoto riders in the country. The list of racers in attendance will include; Las Vegas’s Derek Costella, Riverside’s Dustin Hoffman, Denver’s Tim Velasquez, and Newport Beach’s own Brandon Ward. Brandon’s father Jeff Ward, a former AMA SUPERMoto Champion himself, will also be in attendance piloting the No.4 Truck in the SST class.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Race Series from the 1990’s, and features stadium racing inside large stadium venues like the L.A. Coliseum, the Metro Dome, Qualcomm Stadium, Georgia Dome and more. SST features modern day race courses constructed of both asphalt road course sections and high flying dirt obstacles. This program is what provided the perfect layout to bring and feature USA Pro SUPERMoto racing. The action-packed event which is anticipating over 20,000 spectators will feature a fan expo during the day, a party in the pits, followed by BIGFOOT® Monster Truck racing, SUPER Trophy Karts, SUPER Buggy, SUPERMoto and the Stadium SUPER Trucks to cap off an exciting evening of high-flying racing action. USA Pro SUPERMoto looks forward to the partnership and will have more info on upcoming USA Pro SUPERMoto/SST combined events in the very near future.

For more info on USA Pro SUPERMoto please visit

Justin Lofton Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #2 at Long Beach


Long Beach, Calif. (April 23, 2013) – In a dominating performance, Justin Lofton overcame a practice mishap on Saturday by another driver to be the class of the field on Sunday on the way to winning his first ever SST race in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Grand Prix of Long Beach.

As near perfect weather conditions blanketed Long Beach, Calif., the highly anticipated Round #2 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed asphalt street course of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The starting line-up for the 10-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times in practice from Sunday morning. At the conclusion of the 20-minute practice session, Justin Lofton navigated through the 11 turns and over the four jumps of the 1.968 mi course the quickest of the 12 competitors with a blistering lap of 1:47:775. Nearly, two seconds faster than second place, Jeff Ward with a 1:49:615.

 As the green flag flew in front of jam packed grandstands, Nick Baumgartner and Greg Adler paced the field with Baumgartner jumping out to an early lead. The trucks of Justin Lofton, Robby Gordon, and Rob MacCachren wasted no time moving to the front passing truck after truck. Trouble found Justin Matney on Lap-2 as he spun backwards going over one of the jumps causing trucks to scramble every which way. Adler took the worst of the damage as he retired from the race on Lap-3 with transmission issues.

A restart on Lap-4 bunched the field back up, but that did not hinder leader Lofton in the Weekend Warriors Productions Yokohama truck as he went right back to work where he left off hitting all his marks on the tricky course to pull away from second place. The action behind Lofton became heated as trucks were beating and banging into each other battling for position.

Justin Lofton would go on to secure his name in the record books as SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks winner of the Grand Prix of Long Beach followed by second place finisher Robby Gordon and points leader Rob MacCachren rounding out the podium.

After the race Lofton commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #2:

“I’m super stoked to capture my first Stadium SUPER Trucks win. The outcome from Round #1 at Phoenix was disappointing, but to come out here today and put on such a dominating performance racing through the complete field is simply just awesome.”

“Hats off to my crew and the SST crew for getting the truck back together after being rolled 7 times the day before by a fellow driver. The safety and engineering of these trucks is something truly amazing. Robby did a fantastic job! I appreciate the Grand Prix of Long Beach for giving us the opportunity to race in front of all these fans. I hope we are invited to come back next year.” Stated Lofton.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, April 27, in Los Angeles, Calif. at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing.

Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum start at just $25 for adults and kid’s 12 & under ARE FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at or 800-745-3000. USC Trojans Students can buy tickets for $10 through the stadium box office by simply showing their student ID’s.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised on weekends and featured on NBC Sports: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Network. Round 3 from the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA will be shown the day after the race on Sunday, April 28 at 1 P.M. ET. on NBC Sports Network. Please check your local listings for channel.

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Unofficial Results

Stadium SUPER Trucks Feature (8 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Rob MacCachren; 4. Ricky Johnson; 5. P.J. Jones; 6. Mike Jenkins; 7. Arie Lyendyk Jr.; 8. Jeff Ward; 9. Justin Matney; 10. Nick Baumgartner; 11. Greg Adler; 12. Lalo Laguna

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying: 1. Justin Lofton 1:47:775; 2. Jeff Ward 1:49:615; 3. Robby Gordon 1:51:296; 4. Rob MacCachren 1:52:386; 5. Lalo Laguna 1:53:112; 6. Arie Luyendyk 1:53:733; 7. P.J. Jones 1:54:146; 8. Ricky Johnson 1:54:479; 9. Justin Matney 1:55:010; 10. Mike Jenkins 1:55:101; 11. Greg Adler 1:56:229; 12. Nick Baumgartner 1:57:321.



SST Championship Trophy to be Named After Mickey Thompson

Charlotte, N.C. (April 15, 2013) – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD officials are honored to announce that the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion will be the recipient of the Inaugural Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy, named in honor of the late championship racer, innovator, and promoter, Mickey Thompson.

Born December 7, 1928, in San Fernando, Calif., Thompson was an integral player in the West Coast drag-racing scene of the 1950’s. His most notable achievement during this time was the creation of the first slingshot dragster in 1954.

However, it was during Mickey’s time managing the Lion Drag Strip near Long Beach, Calif., he created some of the most innovative improvements in racing safety. The development of the ‘Christmas Tree’ starting lights that are implemented throughout drag racing today, took the human starter out of the equation. During the same period, it was Mickey’s idea to fill barrels with water to help absorb a car’s energy during a crash; the same safety technique is now used in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition years later.

As a championship driver, Thompson set more speed and endurance records than any other driver in automotive history. A 2007 Automobile Quarterly article estimated that Thompson participated in more than 10,000 races, drove more than 1 million race miles, and set nearly 500 speed and endurance records, including 295 records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Though it was his love for off-road racing that led Thompson to found SCORE International in 1973, a sanctioning body to oversee endurance off-road racing throughout North America. Thompson continuously said that the only ones to enjoy this form of magnificent racing were “Nothing but cactus, and jackrabbits.” He wanted to bring the excitement of desert racing to a wider audience.

In 1979, Mickey and wife Trudy formed Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) an indoor motocross and off-road vehicle racing show and competition. The goal was to take the sport from back-country terrain to stadiums in heavily populated metropolitan areas. Beginning with the first stadium event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, MTEG was able to bring off-road racing to the masses, giving city fans a taste of the ultra competitive racing throughout the Baja 1000.

As a competitor and innovator, Thompson lived his life in the fast lane and gained thousands of fans and admirers. His memory continues to inspire drivers and promoters around the world today. As it most recently inspired Orange, Calif., native Robby Gordon, in the rebirth of Mickey’s vision bringing back off-road racing to city fans in stadiums around North America. In 2013, those visions became reality as Stadium SUPER Trucks Inaugural event was held on April 6 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Founder and President Robby Gordon stated;

“There was no other name more fitting for the Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship Trophy than to name it in honor of the late Mickey Thompson. What we are doing was Mickey’s vision back in the day of bringing off-road to the masses, people are able enjoy a fun night of racing and entertainment while being in some of the finest facilities throughout North America.”

The winner of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship will hold possession of the Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy for exactly one year. At that point it will be returned to series officials to award to the following years champion.

SPEED Energy SST Championship Point Standings after Round 1:

Updated 4/18/13

After Round 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship Point Standings have been calculated and to no surprise Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the Traxxas #21 has jumped out to a comfortable early lead over second place Robby Gordon and third place Justin Matney of Bristol, Va.

1. Rob MacCachren 42

2. Robby Gordon 33

3. Justin Matney 29

4. Greg Adler 27

5. PJ Jones 24

6. Justin Lofton 23

7. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 22

T- 8. Nick Baumgartner 19

T- 8. Mike Jenkins 19

T- 8. Jeff Ward 19

11. Lalo Laguna 18

12. Austin Kimbrell 14

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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