SST Crandon Weekend Guide

What:

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Rounds No. 9 & 10

Where:

Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
10104 U.S. Highway 8
Crandon, WI 54520

When:

Round No. 9 August 30th 6:30 P.M. CDT
Round No. 10 September 1st 3:00 P.M. CDT

Contact: 715-478-2222 (Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Office)

Websites:

https://stadiumsupertrucks.com
http://www.crandonoffroad.com
https://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks

Tickets:

Three-Day Weekend Pass
$40 Ages 13 and UP
Kids 12 and Under and 75 and Older FREE

One-Day Pass
$25 Age 13 and UP
Kids 12 and Under and 75 and Older FREE

Gates Open at 8 A.M Each Day

To reserve advanced seating please visit;
http://crandonoffroad.com/site/seating-reservations/
General Admission tickets will be sold the day of the race at the
Crandon International Off-Road Raceway Ticket Office

Camping: $50

Reserved Camping is Now CLOSED, first come first serve camping will open
August 28th at 12:00 P.M. thru September 1st

Daily Spectator Parking: $3

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks On & Off Track Schedule of Events
*Times and Events Subject to Change
*All Times Central

Friday
9:30 A.M. Race Vehicles on Display/ Meet the Drivers Downtown Crandon
(Lake Ave. & Madison St.)
12:00 P.M. 44th Annual World Championship Labor Day Parade
(Downtown Crandon to Track)
2:30 – 3:20 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Practice
3:30 P.M. SST Practice/ Qualifying
4:00 – 6:25 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Qualfying
6:30 P.M. SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 9
8:00 P.M. Live Concert by Half Empty

Saturday
No on track SST Activity
10:30 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing
8:00 P.M. Live Concert by Strange Déjà vu
10:00 P.M. Fireworks Spectacular

Sunday
9:45 A.M.– 2: 50 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing
3:00 P.M. SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 10
3:45 – 5:30 P.M. Traxxas TORC Series Racing

For a complete World Championship Weekend schedule please visit:
http://www.crandonoffroad.com/site/world-championship/schedule-and-tickets/

 

 

 

SST Returns to Crandon for Rounds 9 & 10

CHARLOTTE (August 5, 2013) – Since 1970, off-road enthusiasts have gathered over the Labor Day weekend at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin for the World Championship® of Off-Road racing, a closed-course event where top short-course competitors battle side-by-side in hopes to be crowned the 2013 World Champion.

Stadium SUPER Trucks™ (SST) will return to Crandon where the public got its first glimpse of SST in 2012. SST will headline the opening events for the weekend; Round No. 9 of competition for the Stadium SUPER Trucks™ Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 30th.

Over the holiday weekend, Off-Road fans will see plenty of racing action and thrills. Round No. 10 will take place Sunday, September 1st at 3 p.m. CDT just prior to the start of the Amsoil Cup Race, the final event of the weekend.

“Having Rounds No. 9 and 10 at Crandon is a natural fit. It’s the first place we introduced the SST trucks and after the great response in 2012 it is only fitting to showcase 2 rounds of racing,” stated Robby Gordon.

Since debuting April 6th at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, SST has run eight points races in two countries (USA and Canada). Five of the rounds were held in stadiums like the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on courses built specifically for the SST’s performance on asphalt and dirt. SST made their Indy Car debut at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April and most recently held two events at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Eight rounds of competition have produced four different main event winners. Points leader, Rob MacCachren leads the way with three wins, followed by Justin Lofton and Robby Gordon tied with two each and rookie driver Sheldon Creed capturing one win.

Dates and Times for Rounds No. 9 & 10

Round No. 9          August 30                      Approx. 6:30 PM CDT

Round No. 10        September 1                  Approx. 3:00 PM CDT

Ticket prices for the World Championship at Crandon range from $25 for a one-day pass to $40 for a three-day pass. For tickets and a full weekend schedule, please visit http://crandonoffroad.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks & following us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks.All information including the season schedule and where to purchase your tickets for the remaining 2013 events can be found at https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

2012 Crandon Photo Gallery

 

 

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 ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

SUPERMoto Joins SST

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 http://www.USAProSUPERMoto.com

Robby Gordon Wins at Historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 28, 2013) – Making its return to the birthplace of stadium off-road racing SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a full night of racing action with three distinct divisions testing their skills on the uniquely prepared high flying dirt and asphalt course. Robby Gordon, Larry Swim, and Jerry Whelchel were able to conquer the multiple challenges to record wins in Round No. 3 of SST Competition.Robby Gordon, of Orange, Calif., driving the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck held off points leader Rob MacCachren to capture his first win in Stadium SUPER Trucks history.

The 20-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Gordon jump out to the early lead. Entering turn 1, third place starter Ricky Johnson of El Cajon, Calif., opted to test the cross-over option for a chance to take the over the lead. Not going as planned Johnson’s evening quickly came to an abrupt end as a flat tire resulted in getting him off course in the middle of the peristyle. Trouble also found Jeff Ward on the opening lap as he became stuck in the sand step-up resulting in losing multiple laps to the leader.

Rob MacCachren wasted no time moving from his fourth starting position, quickly moving into the second spot. Gordon led the pack back to the start-finish line for the opening lap ahead of MacCachren and Brawley, Calif., native Justin Lofton. The following laps saw the lead drivers hold their positions and race incident free for 8-laps.

Caution flew on lap-10 following a re-start where Gordon raced back out to four truck length lead ahead of McCachren and Lofton. Arie Luyendyk Jr. found trouble rounding the last corner of Lap-12 resulting in a roll over on the side of his No. 25 machine bringing out a full course red flag.

On the re-start, Justin Lofton running in third place lost the handle on the Solar City No.6 rounding the peristyle resulting in loosing multiple positions back to fifth place. Phoenix, Ariz., native P.J. Jones, would capitalize on the Lofton’s misfortune moving up into third position.

Trouble found Lofton once again on lap-16 as the hard charging Lofton made contact with Iron River, Mich., driver Nick Baumgartner exiting the chicane causing extensive damage to the front end of his race truck. The damage resulted in the No. 6 to lose the hood and drop out of competition one lap later.

Gordon raced the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck to the Round No.3 victory ahead of MacCachren and P.J. Jones.

LA Coliseum Photo Gallery

After the race Gordon commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No.3:

“To win a Stadium truck race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the history off-road here is truly something special. I can’t give enough thanks to my partners in believing in me to make my dream a reality.”

Jerry Whelchel, the only competitor to compete in every single Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event made his return to stadium racing a successful one taking the lead on Lap 3 en route to taking the win in the 10-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Adrian Cenni and Apdaly Lopez started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final and raced around the challenging course until Lopez stalled on the front stretch of lap-3. Cenni, of New York, NY fell back several positions after making contact with another driver. While trying to make up lost position, Cenni chose the cross-over jump and landed hard breaking the right front suspension.

Cenni would drop out on lap-5 after Rino Navero would jump over the concrete retaining wall brining out the red flag.

Welchel went on to capture the win over Tyler Winburry and third place finisher Phil Bollman.

The Monster Truck Final saw Larry Swim driving the SPEED Energy BIGFOOT defeat BIGFOOT No.15 Darron Schnell in a close matched Chicago style duel.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 4, in San Diego, Calif. at Qualcomm Stadium 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 Qualcomm Stadium start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

 

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Unofficial Results

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks Feature (20 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. P.J. Jones; 4. Nick Baumgartner; 5. Justin Matney; 6. Lalo Laguna; 7. Mike Jenkins; 8. Greg Adler; 9. Justin Lofton; 10. Adrian Cenni; 11. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 12. Jeff Ward; 13. Ricky Johnson.

Monster Truck Final: 1. Larry Swim; 2. Darron Schnell.

SUPER Buggy Feature (12 Laps): 1. Jerry Whelchel; 2. Tyler Winbury; 3. Phil Bollman; 4. Eric Jacobus; 5. Eddie Tafoya; 6. Rino Navero; 7. Adrian Cenni; 8. Apdaly Lopez; 9. Steven Arlia; 10. Kyle Quinn.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks LCQ (6 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton; 2. Greg Adler; 3. Nick Baumgartner; 4. Mike Jenkins; 5. Adrian Cenni; 6. Jeff Ward; 7. Justin Matney.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 2. Ricky Johnson; 3. Robby Gordon; 4. Nick Baumgartner; 5. Mike Jenkins; 6. Justin Matney; 7. Justin Lofton.

 

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. P.J. Jones; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Lalo Laguna; 4. Greg Adler; 5. Adrian Cenni; 6. Jeff Ward.

 

SUPER Buggy Heat (6 Laps): 1. Adrian Cenni; 2. Apdaly Lopez; 3. Jerry Whelchel; 4. Tyler Winbury; 5. Rino Navero; 6. Eddie Tafoya; 7. Eric Jacobus; 8. Phil Bollman; 9. Steven Arlia; 10. Kyle Quinn.

 

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 ticketmaster.com 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.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

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.

 

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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 http://www.gplb.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found athttps://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

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SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks To Air This Sunday On NBC

Charlotte, N.C. (April 12, 2013) – Saturday night, April 6 history was written as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the series Inaugural event at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The night provided amazing door to door racing action for the thousands of fans in attendance to enjoy. SST will look to make history once again this Sunday at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST as the first round of competition will be aired on NBC affiliates all across the United States.

All 11 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks events in 2013 will be televised and featured on NBC: seven will be featured on NBC and four will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.

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 http://www.gplb.com.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at https://stadiumsupertrucks.com.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Former ARCA Series Champion Justin Lofton To Compete in Stadium SUPER Trucks

Charlotte, N.C. (March 27, 2013) – 2009 ARCA/ REMAX Series Champion, veteran off-road competitor and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver; Justin Lofton will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks season driving the No.6 Imperial Valley Full Plate truck.

Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to 12 state of the art stadiums across the country and abroad offering the champion a year-end prize of $500,000. The first race for SST and Lofton will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

“I’m really excited to be a part of SST, I have watched it all come together, and I can’t wait to line up to the start line April 6th for the Inaugural race.” Stated Lofton.

A native of Brawley, Calif. Lofton will go back to his desert racing roots in a specially engineered 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Truck with support from Imperial Valley Full Plate group.

Imperial Valley Full Plate consists of various vegetable, hay, and citrus farmers along with multiple electricians and cattleman who have combined with other business owners and friends of Southern California to utilize the national reach and fan base of Stadium SUPER Trucks to promote their products and services fully.

“I am proud to be carrying the colors for the Imperial Valley Full Plate group. Everyone has become great friends and we enjoy having their support on and off the race track.”

SST President Robby Gordon commented on Lofton as an addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks for 2013.

“Justin has been a long time friend and competitor in SCORE and Best in the Desert, he is a very capable racecar driver that will be fun, and exciting to watch in Stadium SUPER Trucks. Being a past winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, Justin brings a great amount of truck control, as he has tested the SST truck numerous occasions I am very excited and proud to have Justin compete with us in the Inaugural season of Stadium SUPER Trucks. “

Justin Lofton’s racing accomplishments:
•4th place finish in 2013 NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
•Currently Second in NCWTS Points Standings (2013)
•8th place in Final NCWTS Standings (2012)
•Winner of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway (2012)
•8 Top 10’s NCWTS (2010)
•ARCA/REMAX Series Champion (2009)
•6 ARCA/REMAX Series Victories (2009)
•ARCA/REMAX Series :1 win, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s (2008)
•BITD Class 1000 Champion (2004)
•BITD Class 1000 ROY (2004)

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit https://stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.