SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Announces 2015 Schedule

Stadium Super Trucks Schedule to Feature Events in Eight U.S. Markets, Australia and Canada

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 8, 2014) – SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS announced today its 2015 schedule, which will feature a diverse and exciting mix of venues and track layouts including popular stadium venues, several prominent Verizon IndyCar Series races and prestigious international events.

“Developing such a strong schedule for next year allows us to continue to provide a platform for Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS in major markets,” said Robby Gordon, owner. “Next season our trucks will race in front of enthusiastic crowds across the country, as well as in international markets. That will allow the series and our competitors to gain world-wide exposure.

“We’ve been invited to race at some of the most popular venues on the IndyCar circuit and we’re super pumped to be going back to stadiums where we will build the most amazing track configurations that will blow fans away.”

The season kicks off with a full field of SSTs on Feb. 27-March 1 in Adelaide, Australia, where the series will race with the V8 Supercars at the Clipsal 500 in front of an anticipated crowd of more than 250,000.

The TRAXXAS sponsored and inspired SST trucks will then travel to Florida to race during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 27-29), one of four IndyCar companion events in 2015. In addition, the series will be a part of the following IndyCar event weekends: the Grand Prix of Long Beach, California (April 17-19), the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans (May 29-31) and the Honda Indy Toronto (June 12-14).

The series’ 2015 schedule will also feature wildly popular stadium racing, which takes place in both Phoenix (May 8-9) and San Diego (May 15-16). Stand-alone urban off-road events will take place in Los Angeles (September/October) and Las Vegas (Nov. 4-5).

Details related to an event held in Texas on the weekend of June 5-7 will be announced separately.

All 10 races will again be broadcast on a major sports network in 2015, with the broadcast partner and specific air times and dates to be announced later.

“This schedule allows us to continue to bring off-road racing to the masses,” Gordon said. “We have built SST races to be great family events and these venues also allow our teams, drivers and sponsors to connect directly with some of the most enthusiastic sports fans in the world.”

Before the 2015 season kicks off in Adelaide, Australia, several of the SSTs will close out 2014 in Barbados as featured vehicles for 13 of the world’s top drivers in the annual end-of-season Race of Champions. The Dec. 13-14 event at Bushy Park will include drivers from Formula 1, IndyCar, MotoGP, Le Mans, NASCAR, World RallyCross and Touring Cars. SST founder and owner Robby Gordon will compete in the event for the second time – his first coming in 2001.

About Stadium Super Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST technicians who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS

2015 Season Schedule

Feb. 26-March 1 | Adelaide, Australia w/ V8 SuperCars | Street

March 27-29 | St. Petersburg, FL w/ IndyCar | Street

April 10-11 | San Diego, CA Stand Alone | Stadium

April 17-19 | Long Beach, CA  w/ IndyCar | Street

May 8-9 | Phoenix, AZ Stand Alone | Stadium

May 29-31 | Detroit, MI  w/ IndyCar | Street

June 5-7 | Texas (Market TBA) | TBA

June 12-14 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada w/ IndyCar | Street

September/October | Los Angeles, Calif.  Stand Alone | Off-Road World Championship

Nov. 4-5 | Las Vegas, Nev.  Stand Alone | Urban Off-Road

2014 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Schedule

Charlotte, N.C. (November 27, 2013) – Following the successful inaugural season
of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST), the 2014 SST schedule features
10 race venues, all within North America’s top-50 markets, including six venues
within the top-15.

Several of the events will feature two rounds of competition, bringing the total
number of rounds to 15 for the second season of the highly competitive and
high-flying Super Trucks.

Among the cities SST will visit include Las Vegas, Toronto, San Diego, Los
Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. One additional
city will be announced, which SST founder and president Robby Gordon, believes
will be the headline event of the 2014 season. Specific dates will be announced
in conjunction with promoters and other local partners. However, it can be
stated the season will start in Las Vegas on March 7 and end at the same venue
on Nov. 7.

For its second season, Gordon has focused the schedule around further-enhancing
sponsor value by racing in front of large crowds and establishing an enhanced
national television platform. The inaugural season’s schedule, which was
highlighted by the amazing trucks and drivers racing in conjunction with several
IndyCar Series races on iconic circuits, proved to be well-received by fans and
competitors alike.

“Having an opportunity to showcase these trucks last season at places like the
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Honda Indy Toronto was tremendously
successful,” Gordon said. “Since then the outreach from promoters asking us to
bring the SST series to their venues has given us all a great sense of pride and
proves to us that we have a series that is exactly what it was designed to be –
the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping form of auto racing in the world.”

Other than the trucks launching more than 20 feet in the air covering distances
more than 150 feet, what makes the SST program such a success is the fact that
all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in
race-ready condition. Drivers do not have an advantage over others because they
have a bigger budget or greater technology. Drivers are assigned SST crewmembers
who make minor adjustments at a driver’s request. The rules are specific as to
what changes are permitted on the trucks so that the technology in the trucks
remains equal.

In 2013, Gordon came from behind to edge world-class off-road racer Rob
McCachren by seven points to capture the season championship. NASCAR Truck
Series race-winner Justin Lofton finished third. P.J. Jones won his first SST
race at the season-ending event at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, and
finished fourth in season-ending points. Other race winners in the first SST
season included Gordon (3 wins), McCachren (4), Lofton (3), Sheldon Creed (2)
and Jerrett Brooks (1).

Over 14 rounds of competition, 27 world-class drivers took part in the series,
including popular drivers Paul Tracy, Davey Hamilton, Kyle LeDuc, Arie Luyendyk
Jr., Mike Jenkins and Ricky Johnson.

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 SST 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.

2014 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Schedule

  • March 7                       Las Vegas, NV
  • March 29-30              St. Petersburg, FL
  • April 12-13                  Long Beach, CA
  • May 23                         Indianapolis, IN
  • May 31-June 1           Detroit, MI
  • June 7                         Texas
  • July 19-20                   Toronto, ON
  • Sept 19-20                  Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sept 21                        San Diego, CA
  • Nov 7                            Las Vegas, NV

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as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks

VEGAS SCHEDULE

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Friday, November 8

Schedule Of Events ( All times PST)

9-11am – SST Practice (2 groups)

11am-3pm – BREAK

3:00pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Practice

3:15pm – Freestyle Moto Practice

4:00pm – SST Qualifying

4:30pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Practice & Qualifying

5:30pm – Gates Open

RACING BEGINS

6:30pm – SST Qualifying (2 laps)

7:00pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Dash For Cash (5 laps)

7:20pm – SST Heat #1

7:40pm – SST Heat #2

8:00pm – MOTO X Extreme Stunts

8:15pm – Intermission

8:30pm – USA Pro SuperMoto Main

8:50pm – SST Main Event ( 30 laps – Mandatory caution after laps 10 & 20 )

Following the event, there will be an autograph session on the track!

 

* Schedule and Times are subject to change