2019 Austin Fan Reactions

Fan reactions from the 2019 Circuit Of The Americas Stadium SUPER Trucks race weekend, March 23-24.

 

Blade Hildebrand Wins Stadium Super Trucks 2019 Opener in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas (March 23, 2019) – Blade Hildebrand claimed his first SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win in the opening round of the 2019 SST World Championship in thrilling fashion Saturday afternoon at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Starting from the first position Travis Pecoy of Yorba Linda, California driving the Security State Bank entry for Cole Potts would jump out to the early lead.

However, that would not last for long as Blade Hildebrand of Yucca Valley, California in the Empire Destructive truck would blast past to the lead in turn 4 from his third starting position. Hildebrand would lead the first lap followed by Pecoy, and fourth starting Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona.

Lap 2 would see Pecoy slip back two more positions, as Robby Gordon of Orange, California and Harlien would muscle their way past into second and third positions respectively. The next two laps would see Hildebrand, Gordon and Harlien battle hard with one another gunning for the top spot with Hildebrand holding them off attempt after attempt.

Gordon would duck to the inside of Hildebrand in turn 1 on the fourth lap, but contact between the two would force him to spin out loosing multiple positions.

That would leave Hildebrand and Harlien battling hard with one another for the top position. Harlien would hit one of the ramps wide open, landing hard on the left front.

As the competition caution would fly over the field Harlien’s water pump belt would come off allowing the truck to over heat forcing him to the pull into pit lane for assistance from the SST crew and ending his chances at victory.

On the restart 2018 SST Champion Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Australia whom was lurking in the back of the field letting things sort out before making his move would work his way into the second position quietly.

Hildebrand and Brabham would pull away as the battle for the third position would heat up, as Gordon and VP Racing Fuel & Lubricants driver Jeff Hoffman would begin a great battle with one another.

Lap 7 would see Brabham not hit a ramp squarely, and rip off the break line causing him to spin out and out of contention.

Hoffman would pass Gordon for the second position at the start of the final lap, but Gordon would work his way back past as Hoffman’s rear end housing would break causing him to come to a halt on the race track ending his day early.

Hildebrand would hold off a last lap charge by Gordon to capture his first SST victory followed by Ryan Beat driving in his first SST race would quietly avoid all of he wild race action to put the Continental Tire truck on the podium.

The SST trucks will return to Circuit of the Americas for their second race of the weekend on Sunday at 10:40 am local time.

SST Austin Race 1 Results

1. Blade Hildebrand; Yucca Valley, California; Empire Destructive/ Heatwave/ King Shocks

2. Robby Gordon Orange, California; SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/KMC Wheels/ Menards

3.Ryan Beat; El Cajon, California; Continental Tire

4. Travis Pecoy; Security State Bank/ Innovative Computer Professionals

5. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

6. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Carlisle/ Headstrong/ KMC Wheels

7. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; VP Racing Fuels & Lubricants/ KMC Wheels

8. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona

2019 Circuit Of The Americas Weekend Schedule – March 22-24

The 2019 Stadium Super Trucks season kicks off this weekend at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with NTT IndyCar Series. Here is the weekend schedule:

Friday, March 22
12:20-12:50pm – Practice
4:50-5:20pm – Qualifying

Saturday, March 23
11:55am-12:15pm – Qualifying Shootout
4:50-5:20pm – Race #1

Sunday, March 24
10:40-11:10am – Race #2

For tickets, please visit www.circuitoftheamericas.com/indycar

Now Hiring – CDL Class A Drivers

The Stadium SUPER Trucks Series, located in Charlotte, NC, has 2 immediate openings for PART TIME Class A CDL drivers.

Applicants must be able to drive truck when required for events on our 2019 racing schedule, which at times, include back to back weekends of racing.

In addition to driving, duties may include assisting the truck and trailer loading and unloading; setting up and breaking down of awnings, pit equipment and helping crew with the race trucks.

Applicants must have at least 3 years driving experience, a valid Class A CDL license, a clean driving record and pass a drug screening. Having a passport is also a plus.

These positions need to be filled ASAP, send resume to info@speedenergy.com – SUBJECT: CDL Driver Employment.

 

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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

ROC 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.

ROC SST

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.

2018 Long Beach Schedule

2018 Long Beach

Friday, April 13
Practice – 12:20pm/pt

Saturday, April 14
Race #1 – 5:05pm/pt

Sunday, April 15
Race #2 – 4:05pm/pt

Robby Gordon WINS Adelaide Race 2

Adelaide, South Australia (March 3, 2018)- Robby Gordon with stood a late charge by Gavin Harlien and Matt Brabham to capture victory in Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the Adelaide 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Pole sitter Toby Price of Singeton, New South Whales driving the McDonalds/ Ramsey Brothers truck would benefit from a poor finish on Friday to start up front in Round 2.

From the wave of the green flag Price wasted no time jumping out to the early lead, but it did not take Orange, California driver Robby Gordon long to pressure him for the top.

The two competitors would race side by side with close hard racing for multiple laps running away from the rest of the field before Gordon would find an opening to move past for the lead on Lap-3. Gordon would drag race Price down the long straightaway to move in front of him entering Turn-10.

However the driver on the move was Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona driving the Road Pod Transport Transformed truck, as he would work his way thru the field from the seventh starting position to challenge Price for second.

At the start of Lap-4 Harlien would find an opening over the front stretch ramps to move past Price just before the chicane to move into second behind Gordon. Price would battle back, but would not be able to move back past Harlien as Gordon would begin to pull away from the field.

The next lap would see Price would loose the handle on his McDonald’s truck in the corner on Lap-5 loosing multiple positions, and loosing all sights of the leads trucks.

Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham would move past the spinning Price truck to slide into the third position, as he would immediately attempt to pressure Harlien for second.

Gordon would have the best seat to view an epic battle unfolding behind him with good clean hard racing between Harlien and Brabham for multiple laps.

Harlien would try his hardest to catch Gordon on the last lap trying everything he could to work his way past, but the savvy off-road and road race veteran was just too fast on this day.

Gordon would capture his first victory of the 2018 season, ahead of second finishing Gavin Harlien whom re deem himself from a poor finish in Friday’s opening race. Matt Brabham would take the third position rounding out the podium for the second straight day.

Following Saturday’s third race of the season, Gordon wanted to give a special thanks to the hard working Stadium SUPER Trucks technicians who have been battling various mechanicals on the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck the last few days.

Coming off a rough finish in Friday afternoons opening event Paul Morris driving the OZ Land Security truck would have a better day on Saturday crossing the line in fourth position while yesterday’s second place finisher Arie Luyendyk Jr. driving the Boost Mobile entry would earn a top five finish for the second straight day.

Adelaide, South Australia; driver Travis Milburn was sixth in his TRG Transport No. 77, followed in seventh by fellow South Australia racer Greg Gartner driving the R & J Batteries/ Fuchs entry.

Yesterdays winner Cole Potts of Scottsdale, Arizona; driving the HallmarkTrust.com truck would get bounced around mid back throughout the race and would never advance getting credit with the eighth spot. Getting in a tangle late in the race for the second day, Blade Hildenbrand of Yucca Valley, California; driving the VP Racing Lubricants & Fuel/ HeatWave truck would finish in the ninth position.

Race No. 2 pole sitter Toby Price of Singleton, New South Whales would lead the first two laps of the event in a tremendous battle with Robby Gordon before going wide in a corner, and spinning out loosing tremendous ground to the lead pack. Price would run out of time to recover and would go on to finish the eight lap event in the tenth position.

Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania driving the LIVE/ United Fiber and Data entry would be recorded in the eleventh position.

After spun into the wall early in the event Phoenix, Arizona driver Jeff Hoffman driving the LIVE No. 47 would loose a large amount of track position and would never catch the pack again. Hoffman would be credited with the twelfth and final position.

The SST trucks will return to the Adelaide Street Circuit for the third and final round of the Adelaide 500 on Sunday at 2:20 pm local time prior to the Supercars race in front of another capacity crowd.

Tickets for this weekend’s Adelaide 500 event are still available for purchase by visiting https://www.adelaide500.com.au/ticketing

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship
Round No. 3 Unoffical Results
March 3, 2018
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels/ Menards

2. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; Road Pod Transport Transformed

3. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; DeVILBISS/ Hawk Performance/ HeadStrong/ KMC Wheels

4. Paul Morris; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; OZ Land Security/ AC Tec/
SuperCheap Auto

5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; Boost Mobile

6. Travis Milburn; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; TRG Transport/ Adelaide General Property Maintenance/ Move Yourself Trailer Hire

7. Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Fuchs/ Case IH
Agriculture

8. Cole Potts; Scottsdale, Arizona; HallmarkTrust.com/ ICP/ Security State Bank

9. Blade Hildebrand; Yucca Valley, California; VP Racing Lubricants & Fuel/ Empire Destructive/ HeatWave/ MPI/ KMC Wheels

10. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Whales, Australia; McDonald’s/ Ramsey Brothers/ Mitsubishi/ Oakley

11. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; LIVE/ United Fiber & Data/ Think Loud Development

12. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; LIVE/ United Fiber & Data/ Think Loud Development

Tight Championship Battle Heading Into Season Finale

December 16, 2017

Matt Brabham has a 15 point lead over Paul Morris, heading into Saturday’s season finale at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. 2013 & 14 champion Robby Gordon is within striking distance, trailing Brabham by 23 and Morris by 8.

Watch the season finale LIVE at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com/live

 

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!

SST Rock and Race World Championship After Race Concerts to Feature WARRANT and BUCKCHERRY

Warrant Buckcherry

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 18, 2017) – SST officials announced today that Rock-loving motorsports fans will be in for an extra treat with their paid admission ticket during the Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Finals, December 15th & 16th at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, California.

After the SST Final on Friday night make sure to dig out your leather fringed attire, as Hollywood, California glam metal rockers WARRANT will take to stage for a performance you will not want to miss.

Selling over 10 million albums worldwide the popular rock band will play such platinum selling hits as “Heaven,” “Cherry Pie,” “Down Boys,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” among others from their current album Louder Harder Faster that has highly regarded music reviews and embraced by their legion of fans.

WARRANT’s signature style of rock music is very catchy, and will have all the SST and rock loving fans singing along to their classic hits.

SST President Robby Gordon explained that the inclusion of music and entertainment into the SST World Championship Finals program is paramount to the continued growth and success of the event, describing it as “Far more than just a off-road race — the goal is to make it a massive major event on and off track. With the additional of the concerts, gourmet food, and off-road lifestyle expo we are well on our way to doing that.”

Saturday night to close out the 2017 SST World Championship in blow out fashion, Southern California hard rockers BUCKCHERRY will take to the stage with a performance that will leave you saying “WOW.”

Josh Todd, lead singer of BUCKCHERRY, an avid Stadium SUPER Trucks follower, said SST fans can expect a “Great rock and roll show. We have seven records; a lot of touring under our belts and it’ll be a great show that we put together.”

Much like SST, BUCKCHERRY is high-energy action packed entertainment that will have fans on the edge of their feet the entire show.

Todd said BUCKCHERRY is proud of all of their music and have had a lot of successes, which include seven albums, grammy nominations, two gold records and a platinum record.

Smash hits include “Lit Up,” off their 1999 self-titled debut album and “Sorry” and “Crazy Bitch” from its third album “15.” “Crazy Bitch” hit the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the band received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th annual Grammy Awards for the single.

To continue with the up close and personal Stadium SUPER Trucks fan friendly approach, fans will have the option to move down from their seats onto the stadium floor during each of the music performances to gain that intimate rock concert vibe.

Tickets for the first ever Stadium SUPER Trucks Rock and Race World Championship Finals can be purchased HERE.

Tickets also can be purchased on site at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium Box office. Multiple ticket options are available from reserved seats; general admission to multi day passes.

Looking to entertain family and friends or host a small holiday party? Fully furnished, catered, and climate controlled suites are still available to view all the entertainment on the stadium floor in luxury. Pricing is available by contacting Stadium SUPER Trucks at info@stadiumsupertrucks.com

Drivers looking to participate in either the Production 1000 UTV’s , Modified Trophy Karts or 170 UTV’s are urged to pre-register for the event at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com to receive a discounted rate on their entry fee. Prices will increase on December 1st.
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