2019 Dakar Robby Gordon Racer Magazine article

Robby Gordon is finally set to make his return to the Dakar Rally in the opening stage, after a frustrating delay in getting his car through scrutineering due to a late delivery of his newly built Team Speed Textron UTV and support equipment from the U.S.

“I didn’t get my car until yesterday in the morning, and then we didn’t get the truck until late last night. Problems with shipping because we don’t come on the ASO (organizer) boat,” Gordon told the official Dakar website. “The boat sat in the port for eight days and didn’t come to dock. That was a bummer.

“It’s good to be back in the Dakar. I’ve been busy building the manufacturer car, and that’s taken a lot of our time, and we didn’t really have the time to be able to do it. But now the car is out. we’ve released it to the general public, and we’re able to come here and bring a car and compete against the car category with our new car that is sold to the general public, which is very cool.

The American off-road, NASCAR and IndyCar veteran, back in the Dakar this year after a three-year absence, feels ready to take the fight to the favored Mini and Toyota runners despite the small build of his Textron.

“The crazy thing, if you look at [the car], it’s no smaller than the Mini,” Gordon noted. “It’s actually quite bigger than the Mini. It’s the future of motorsports, with the off-road industry… being able to purchase cars and go race them.

“We think we’re OK, but to be honest I won’t know until tomorrow. [Tomorrow] is only 50 miles, 88k, but it’ll at least give us an idea of how we stack up against the competition. Everything could be possible — we could be in really good shape.”

From Racer Magazine

SST To Race In Mexico City At Race Of Champions

Robby Gordon brings his spectacular Stadium Super Trucks to ROC Mexico

Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks will be raced by some of the world’s greatest drivers at next month’s Race Of Champions in Mexico City.

Stadium Super Trucks, which are among the most spectacular vehicles in motorsport, will be featured in the ROC main event and also have their own support race featuring aluminium jumps both days – with Gordon himself in action.

Gordon will bring his SPEED XX UTVs as well, to be raced by drivers from Formula 1, Le Mans, NASCAR, IndyCar and Rally X as part of a packed weekend of action with the winner decided by driver skill alone.

ROC Mexico will be held on January 19-20, 2019 at the Foro Sol, the iconic amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit, where race fans will have a perfect view from every seat

Ticket prices start at just $1,450 pesos for two days of non-stop action.

American motor sport superstar Robby Gordon will bring his stunning Stadium Super Trucks, and his versatile SPEED XX UTV’s to the Race Of Champions – on January 19-20, 2019 at the Foro Sol, the amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s AutódromoHermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit.

One of the most multitalented drivers in the world, Gordon has competed in a range of series including NASCAR, CART, IndyCar, Trans-Am, IMSA and the Dakar Rally. The American raced for over 20 years in the NASCAR Cup Series, taking three wins and 39 top-tens. He has also had three top-five finishes in the Indianapolis 500, and taken four Baja 500 victories, three Baja 1000 wins and seven SCORE International off-road championships. The American is a regular stage winner on the brutal Dakar Rally, where he will again be competing early in 2019.

In addition, Gordon has twice won the championship in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks series. These trucks need to be seen to be believed – which is fortunate for the crowds heading to Mexico City’s ForoSol as they will now be among the vehicles in action at the Race Of Champions, along with his fun-packed SPEED XX UTV


The Stadium Super Trucks will also have their own standalone support race featuring aluminium jumps after both days of competition at ROC Mexico. This will be head-to-head racing just like the main Race Of Champions, and Gordon himself will compete.

Gordon said: “It’s cool to be coming back to the Race Of Champions next month, and to have the opportunity to introduce our Stadium Super Trucks and our SPEED XX UTVs to all the race fans in Mexico City’s Foro Sol. We know they will be mighty additions to the line-up of machinery to be raced at this special event.

“We’re especially thrilled that the Stadium Super Trucks will have their own separate support race once the main racing action has finished on both Saturday and Sunday. I know the trucks will be a first for many of the competing drivers – not to mention the spectators – but these 650 hp trucks have the capability to jump 20 or 30 feet off the ground for the length of a football field so either way it will be exciting…”

The Race Of Champions is an annual contest which has a history dating back over 30 years. It brings together many of the world’s greatest drivers from motorsport’s major disciplines – including Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans and RallyX – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery.

The Foro Sol will join a list of prestigious venues to have hosted ROC since 1988 – including Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and London’s Olympic stadiums, Stade de France in Paris, Wembley Stadium in London, Miami’s Marlins Park plus a wide range of exotic locations all over the world from Bangkok to Barbados to Riyadh.

Now the greats of Mexican motorsport have the chance to race some of the world’s best drivers – all in ROC’s identical machinery. The ROC Mexico field features F1 legends Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard, ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen, triple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, reigning FIA World Rally X Champion Johan Kristoffersson, Formula E Champion Lucas di Grassi plus FIA Formula 3 European Champion Mick Schumacher and Mexican racers Memo Rojas, Daniel Suárez, Benito Guerra and Patricio O’Ward.

The competitors will race in a stunning range of supercars that have been specially prepared for ROC to push them to the absolute limit. To prevail, they will have to master this mix of machines, forcing them to adapt their driving style as they make regular switches between cars. It makes for a thrilling spectacle, with head-to-head races often decided by fractions of a second – as the screams of the crowd compete for supremacy with the screams of the engines…

The Race Of Champions is run over two days: first comes the ROC Nations Cup (on Saturday January 19) when drivers pair up in teams based on nationality – including the hosts Mexico – to bid for the title of ‘World’s Fastest Nation’. Then on Sunday January 20 it’s time for the Race Of Champions itself, when teamwork goes out of the window and it’s a flat-out battle for individual glory.

But that’s not all. The Race Of Champions is a non-stop show from start to finish and also features stunt shows on four wheels and two plus DJs, cheerleaders and plenty of other entertainment to keep the race fans on the edge of their seats.

ROC President Fredrik Johnsson said: “Robby is one of the most colourful figures in world motor sport. At his first Race Of Champions appearance in 2001 he rolled one car, pulled off another spectacular save and set a lap record round our Gran Canaria circuit that still stands… talk about giving the fans value for money!

“But if that sounds good just wait till you see his SPEED XX’s and his Stadium Super Trucks, which are sure to put a smile on the faces of all the drivers – and everyone watching. We have greats racing from Formula 1, Le Mans, IndyCar, NASCAR and RallyX but I bet you will never have had the chance to watch them drive anything like this before. If you’ve never seen a truck fly, now’s your chance…”

Ticket prices start at just $1,450 pesos for two days of non-stop action. Further details about the field of drivers will be announced in the run-up to January’s event.


For access to rights-free high-resolution imagery and to keep up with all the latest news ahead of ROC Mexico please visit www.raceofchampions.com, Race Of Champions on Facebook plus @raceofchampions & #ROCMexico on Twitter.

SST Returns To Long Beach In 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced today that Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks series has signed a multi-year agreement to return and race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach starting in 2019.

​Very popular with Grand Prix fans, the Stadium SUPER Trucks series features high-horsepower trucks that not only race around the world-famous 1.97-mile, 11-turn Grand Prix racetrack but also jump high in the air utilizing a series of temporary ramps placed throughout the circuit.

​The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will run practice and qualifying on Friday with races on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Last year, Gavin Harlien (Sat.) and Matt Brabham (Sun.) earned Long Beach wins.

“To be able to come back and continue our great relationship with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach for the seventh consecutive year is something awesome,” said Gordon. “The venue location, the atmosphere, the excitement, and fun make the Grand Prix of Long Beach one of the premier events in the world, and Stadium SUPER Trucks is excited to have it on the schedule for 2019 with a new multi-year deal.”

“I know our fans will be delighted to have the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks back at Long Beach this year,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. “For many years, they have proved to be a thrilling attraction and a highlight of the race weekend.”

​Featuring a wide variety of on- and off-track activities for the entire family, the Grand Prix will be headlined by the IndyCar Series, as well as the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks, the weekend will include the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights, the powerful sports cars of the Pirelli World Challenge and the Historic IMSA GTO Challenge.

Ticket prices for the three-day event, which have not increased from 2018, range from $33 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $147 for a three-day ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Series Paddock access passes, Super Photo tickets and an array of VIP Club packages.

Fans can select and pay for their Grand Prix of Long Beach seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Ticket orders can also be placed by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333. A printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information is also available.

Fans can also follow the Grand Prix of Long Beach on Facebook at GrandPrixLB, Twitter @GPLongBeach and Instagram at GPLongBeach.


2018 Glen Helen Tentative Weekend Schedule

2018 Glen Helen Tentative Weekend Schedule

December 1 – December 2



Saturday, December 1

7:00 AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration opens all classes

8:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting Glen Helen VIP Building – All Classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

8:30 AM – UTV Practice – 4 laps

8:45 AM – Super Buggy Practice – 4 laps

9:00 AM – Kids UTV – 4 laps

9:15 AM – Pro Moto Practice – 4 laps

9:30 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Practice – 4 laps

9:45 AM – Track Prep for qualifying

10:15 AM – UTV qualifying – 3 laps

10:30 AM – Super Buggy qualifying – 3 laps

10:45 AM – Pro Lite qualifying – 3 laps

11:00 AM – Pro Moto qualifying – 3 laps

11:15 AM – Stadium SUPER Trucks qualifying – 3 laps

1:00 PM – National Anthem

1:05 PM – UTV Race Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

1:30 PM – Pro Buggy Moto 1 (8 laps)

2:00 PM – Kids UTV Moto 1

2:30 PM – Pro 450 Moto 1 (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

3:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Moto 1 (10 laps)

3:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

3:45 PM – Party In The Pits

5:00 PM – Jump Contest Begins

7:00 PM – 1450 Truck Night Race (8 laps)

Sunday, December 2

7:00 AM – Track Prep Continues

7:00 AM – Registration open all classes

8:00 AM – Gates open for ticket holders

9:00 AM – Drivers/Riders meeting in Glen Helen VIP building – All classes

11:30 AM – National Anthem

11:35 AM – UTV Race Moto Final (20 minutes plus 1 lap)

12:10 PM – Pro Buggy Moto Final (8 laps)

12:45 PM – Kids UTV Moto Final

1:20 PM – Pro 450 Moto Final (20 Minutes 1 lap)

2:00 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (10 laps)

2:30 PM – Stadium SUPER Trucks Podium

Event schedule may change due to weather.

Tickets and camping -> https://goo.gl/o6Zokf

Competitor registration -> https://goo.gl/S64ZR8

2018 Employment Opportunities


We are currently accepting applications for the following positions at our Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters:



These jobs will be for the production of Textron UTV’s and Accessories, Stadium Super Trucks, SCORE International, Dakar Rally, and Off-Road programs.

Chassis & component builders ** Must be able to Tig and Mig weld **
In addition to working out of our Charlotte, NC shop, all applicants must be available to travel to the races, including overseas.

Please email résumé to info@stadiumsupertrucks.com (Subject: 2018 Jobs)

You may also fax or mail your résumé to:

Stadium SUPER Trucks
10615 Twin Lakes Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28269
FAX: 704-949-1259

Driver Lineup Taking Shape For Lake Elsinore

The driver lineup for the Stadium SUPER Trucks races at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, CA is starting to take shape! We are anticipating at least 16 trucks will be entered in the SST races.

Some of the names that have been added to the entry list are

  • Apdaly Lopez
  • Burt Jenner
  • Arie Luyendyk Jr
  • Casey Mears
  • Sara Price
  • Adam Andretti
  • Greg Adler
  • Bill Hynes
  • Paul Morris

More names will be added in the coming days!

Racing Friday, December 15th & Saturday, December 16th. Racing begins at 6pm/pt

Get Tickets HERE!

Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires Fastest in 50th Annual Baja 1000 Qualifying

LAS VEGAS (November 1, 2017) – For the fourth straight year Baja 1000 qualifying was held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Halloween in conjunction with the SCORE International off-road experience at the world renown SEMA show, the largest automobile aftermarket show in the world.

Displaying various Halloween silhouettes all over the familiar bright orange SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels/ Textron Off-Road Trophy Truck, Robby Gordon and son Max Gordon would look to record the best time of three laps on the short course track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Rolling out as the tenth driver to record time Gordon would navigate the tight and tricky course in a time of 2 minutes and 52 seconds to immediately jump to the top of the leader board. With some of the top competitors yet to take to the track Gordon, and the SPEED Energy crew would carefully watch on edge, as each competitor would register times.

After the final checkered flag flew on the qualifying session a very excited Robby Gordon remained at the top of the leader board, and had the following to say about his qualifying lap that literally dusted the entire facility.

“The SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires team is very proud to be starting first in the crown jewel of all desert races the 50 Anniversary of the Baja 1000. The team has put a lot of effort into our qualifying and race set up over the course of the last few months with extra testing and time spent in the shop. I feel this is one of the best-prepared efforts we have ever had for the Baja 1000. The SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires team is going to enjoy the security of starting first for the next 15 days, but will also continue to prepare, prepare, prepare as there is 20-25 of the best drivers in the world gunning for us on race day. In the Baja 1000 the smallest of mistakes could cost you the entire race and months of preparation. I’m confident with the plan we have in place the familiar Orange and Black SPEED Energy truck will be a serious threat for Victory.”

The 50th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 will take place November 14-18, 2017 starting in Enscenada, B.C., Mexico and will go 1,134.4 miles down the Baja Peninsula finishing in the Southern Baja California Sur city of La Paz.

Matt Brabham WINS Race 2 At St. Petersburg

Matt Brabham


Round 5 St. Petersburg Race #2 – Official Results
Finish Start Truck No. Driver Laps Tire Points Bonus Running / Reason Out
1 1 83 Matt Brabham 7 Toyo Running
2 9 1 Sheldon Creed 7 Toyo Running
3 10 7 Robby Gordon 7 Toyo Running
4 6 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr 7 Toyo Running
5 7 98 PJ Jones 7 Toyo Running
6 2 55 Gavin Harlien 7 Toyo Running
7 8 67 Paul Morris 7 Toyo Running
8 4 50:1 Jeff Hoffman 7 Toyo Running
9 3 57 Bill Hynes 7 Toyo Running
10 5 75 Davey Hamilton Jr 7 Toyo Running

Overall Weekend Results:

1. Robby Gordon
2. Sheldon Creed
3. Paul Morris

Robby Gordon Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Race 2 at Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia (October 22, 2016)- Robby Gordon captured Saturday’s troublesome second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham to the finish.

Positive Quality Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Thor Demolition driver Shaun Richardson of Scunthorpe, United Kingdom in just his fourth SST start would finish in the third position, after an incredible battle with Arctic Cat/KTM Australia driver Toby Price. Price’s truck would break on the last lap, but he would still be able to limp it home to a fourth place finish.

As more than 50,000 spectators lined the 15-turn 1.85-mile (2.98 km) beach side street circuit on Saturday to watch 12 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 Australian crowd could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional Supercar racing saw the trucks literally fly through the air side by side and on occasion on top of one another as we saw in Friday’s opening event.

Friday’s winner in Race 1 of the Gold Coast 600 Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif. would start in the twelfth position, and waste no time moving to the front of the field. By Lap-2 Creed was up to the second position battling for the lead with early leader Penola, South Australia, Aus.; driver Greg Gartner. By Lap-4 Creed would apply heavy pressure to Gartner and look under him to grab the lead.

On the restart of the competition caution Orange, Calif.; driver Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels/Toyo Tires truck for injured SST driver Matt Mingay would drag race past Creed for the lead down the front straightaway. As Creed would duck in behind Gordon he would start to loose power under the hood of his TRAXXAS machine, Creed would fall back truck after truck would move past him in the running order.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; driver Matt Brabham would follow Gordon past Creed and look to contend for the lead from Gordon. However, Brabham would have no match for Gordon as would work his way to an extensive lead the rest of the race.

The real race was for the third position as 2015 Dakar 2-wheel Champion Toby Price of Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; and Shaun Richardson traded the position multiple times in the closing laps of the event until Price’s truck would break allowing Richardson to hold the spot solely.

Gordon would go on to capture the win in the 12-lap event ahead of Brabham, and Richardson who would claim his first SST podium.

Nazareth, Pennsylvania driver Bill Hynes driving the World Gym Australia truck would hold his ground from his eighth starting position. Keeping his truck clean and hitting all jumps square Hynes would go on to capture a season best fifth place finish.

Limping his truck home to a sixth place with a alternator that broke off the mounts Sheldon Creed would gain valuable points in the SST World Championship race with fellow TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham.

Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; driver Matty Nolan driving the Haymans Electrical Wholesaler truck would start the race in the third position, but that would not last long. After settling into the second position on Lap-1, Nolan would make contact with Toby Price entering the temporary chicane and would completely blow apart all the barriers. Under USAC rules and regulations any driver to touch the chicane would be penalized and sent to the back of the field. After a full course caution to re-set the barriers Nolan would encounter mechanical issues a few laps later and would pull into the pit lane and not finish the event. Nolan would go on to be credited with the seventh position.

Royal Purple Synthetic Oil driver P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona after having a wild finish with Matt Brabham for second place a day previous would start Saturday’s race in the eleventh position. Remaining patient for the first portion of the race avoiding the hornet’s nest in front of him Jones would be able to advance to the fifth spot by Lap-6. However, that would be the highlight of Jones day as the No. 30 would encounter mechanical issues on Lap-8 and would not finish. Jones would go on to be recorded in the eighth spot.

Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia would experience power steering issues with his R&J Batteries/Fuchs/Delkor Calcium Battery truck during morning practice. However, with not enough time to fix the issue, Gartner would jump into the vacant truck of Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; driver Craig Dontas at the last moment.

From the wave of the green flag Gartner would jump out to the early lead from the second starting position, and pace the field for three laps prior to getting past. On Lap-6 the Gartner truck would begin to slow on track with an issue. Eventually would pull into the pit lane prior to the completion of the race. Gartner would go on to be credited with the ninth position.

Pole sitter Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; would encounter mechanical failure on Lap-1 of the race and would pull the SuperCheap Auto/Hungry Jack’s truck onto the pit lane and observe the rest of the 12-lap event.

After experiencing a practice accident where teammate Paul Morris suffered a brake issue, Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif.; went for a wild ride into the tire barriers damaging her SuperCheap Auto/Coffee Sisters truck. CAMS officials after post race inspection determined the fuel cell had enough damage to it where it was not safe to compete in the race. With not enough time to switch out fuel cells, S. Price would be sidelined for the second SST event.

Adelaide, South Australia driver Craig Dontas whom is doing double duty this weekend competing in the V8 Ute division and the Stadium SUPER Trucks for the first time would be involved in a hard accident in the V8 Ute race and would be cleared from CAMS medical staff in enough time to make the SST starting time. Similar to S. Price, Dontas would watch the SST event from the sidelines.

The third and final race of the Gold Coast 600 weekend for the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will take place Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. local time in front of another anticipated massive crowd.

The SST trucks will race a third and final round Sunday afternoon in front of another anticipated massive crowd at 12:15 p.m. local time.

Tickets for the final day of the Gold Coast 600 are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.supercars.com/gold-coast/tickets/.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round 20 Unofficial Results
October 22, 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires
2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Aus.; TRAXXAS
3. Shaun Richardson; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Quality Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Thor Demolition
4. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Aus.; Arctic Cat/ KTM Australia/ Mitsubishi / Clipsal 500 Adelaide
5. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; World Gym Australia
6. Sheldon Creed; El Cajon, California; TRAXXAS
7. Matty Nolan; Pacific Pines, Queensland, Aus.; Haymans Electrical Wholesaler
8. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
9. Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Aus. Clipsal 500 Adelaide/ Pedders Suspension
10. Paul Morris; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s
DNS Sara Price; Canyon Lake, California; SuperCheap Auto/ Coffee Sisters/ MGM (Murphy Glass and Mirror)
DNS Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs