Robby Gordon Wins Mid-Ohio Race 1

Lexington, Ohio (August 10, 2019) – Returning back to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second time in three weeks Robby Gordon would withstand a contact filled Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 11 to capture his first SST win of 2019. First starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania would jump out to the early lead in his United Fiber & Data truck before Casey Mears of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the bright yellow SPEED Energy entry this weekend would quickly apply pressure and drive past into the lead.

As the field worked thru only two corners things quickly escalated as Scottsdale, Arizona driver Cole Potts would make contact with Inman Park, Georgia driver Ryan Eversley upon landing of the KMC Wheels jump. The contact would send Eversley and the Continental Tires truck sliding across the track into the Toyo Tires entry of Jeff Hoffman. The two trucks would slide off the track thru the grass into the sand pit where Eversley’s Continental Terrian Contact A/T tires would bite into the dirt causing the truck to roll over twice. Landing on the wheels in stuntman form Eversley would continue on with the race.

At the start of Lap-2 Mears would continue to increase a sizeable lead on the rest of the field as third starting Robby Gordon of Orange, California would move into the second position as fast qualifier and current Stadium SUPER Trucks points leader Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia was right there banging on the door of the leaders looking to challenge for the top positions. Seventh starting Cole Potts of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the Security State Bank truck was also on the move as he followed Brabham to the front of the field before moving past him and setting his sights on Gordon for the second spot.

A caution would wave over the track on Lap-4 bunching the field back up for a restart.
Mears would quickly jump back out to the lead, as Potts would battle hard with Gordon for the second spot. The two drivers would trade the position multiple times until Potts would drift high into the grass and loose two positions.
The start of Lap-6 would see Gordon look to apply pressure to Mears for the lead. Going side by side off the KMC Wheels ramp Gordon would use all of the racing surface and more completely the pass on Mears. However, at this point of the race you could not count out the ultra fast truck of Potts as he was back in striking distance of the leaders, and quickly setting his sights on Gordon for the lead.

Going side-by-side with one another Gordon would out brake Potts for the position, but the young Arizona driver would look to bang doors with the off-road veteran the next corner. The contact between the two drivers would send Potts in a spin cycle loosing multiple positions. This would open the door for Phoenix, Arizona driver Jeff Hoffman at the start of Lap-8, Hoffman would battle his way back into contention after the mishap with Eversley on the first lap. The driver of the Toyo Tires truck would pull up along side Gordon for the lead and out brake him into the corner to over take the top position from the bright orange SPEED Energy truck.

As caution would wave over the field, Hoffman would prepare himself for a good restart with only three laps remaining, but Gordon would quickly have something to say about that looking to challenge Hoffman for the lead right away. Hoffman would miss his braking mark and drift wide into the grass allowing Gordon to go back to the lead.
Hanging on in the top four Brabham was doing all he could do to remain there as he would begin to encounter brake issues bouncing off every truck he could to point his truck in the right direction. As the truck became an extreme handful Brabham would drop back in the field and out of contention.

The last lap would see Potts go side by side with Gordon for the lead in the same exact fashion he did with Greg Biffle just two weeks ago. Out jumping Gordon off the KMC Wheels ramp Potts would power to the outside of Gordon for the lead. Gordon would battle back and make contact with Potts sending him into the grass. Potts would then decide to take a short cut cutting significant distance of the racecourse.

Gordon would go on to win his first race of the 2019 Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship, while capturing his twentieth win of his career. Mears would capture his first ever SST podium position in the second position, while Potts would right his truck to round out the top three. After the completion of the event USAC Officials would apply a penalty of one position to the No. 60 truck of Cole Potts for not getting back on the racecourse in the closest point where he went off track.

From flipping over on the first lap and battling thru the entire field avoiding the chaos all around him the Continental Tires truck of Ryan Eversley would wind up with his first Stadium SUPER Trucks podium as in the final run down after the penalty was applied to Potts. Hoffman crucial mistakes the last two laps would eliminate him from podium contention and loose lots of ground to the leaders. At the finish of the scheduled laps Hoffman would be scored in the fifth position.

As Brabham went from challenging for the win to just hanging on to his truck to remain on course as he would loose his brakes, and begin to become a bowling ball banging into any truck he can to get his turned in the right direction. As the checkered flag would fly Brabham would be credited with the sixth spot.

Gavin Harlien driving the VP Fuels & Lubricants truck would start from the fifth position but would encounter unfortunate luck once again at Mid-Ohio landing awkwardly off the first jump trying to avoid the spinning trucks in front of him. In the process Harlien would knock a belt off the motor causing the truck to limp around back to the pit lane. SST technicians would be able to put the belt back on and Harlien would be able to return to the track for the last segment and finish the race but would be scored in the seventh spot.

First starting Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania would quickly relinquish the lead to Casey Mears and fall in line behind him on Lap-1. Hanging strong in the top five the next lap before dropping back in the pack after missing his braking mark and running wide. Hynes would keep the United Fiber & Data truck clean and go on to finish the race in the eighth position.

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Results

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

2. Casey Mears; Scottsdale, Arizona; SPEED Energy

3. Ryan Eversley; Inman Park, Georgia; Continental Tire

4. Cole Potts; Scottsdale, Arizona; Security State Bank/ Innovative Computer Professionals

5. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; Toyo Tires

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

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

8. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; VP Racing Fuels & Lubricants

‘The DUDE’ Paul Morris Wins SST Darwin Opener in Thrilling Fashion

Darwin, Northern Territory (June 16, 2017) – Veteran Aussie driver Paul Morris came into today’s Race 1 in Darwin looking for serious redemption as the last time he was on Australian soil (May/Perth) a last lap tangle with another driver spoiled an over all weekend victory.

With this weekend being the first visit of the SST trucks to fast and technical Hidden Valley Raceway that makes up the 14-turn 1.78-mile (2.85 km) course built for the newly re-named SuperCars series many drivers would struggle to hit their marks throughout the race running off the track into the grass.

However, the two drivers that would have no issues making there way through the field and on track would be Paul Morris of Gold Coast, Queensland and Orange, California driver Robby Gordon. The two veteran racers aggressively charged past truck after truck from their fourth and seventh starting positions respectively to put on a show for the fans at the front of the field the final six laps.

The two iconic racing heroes of Australia and the United States battled back and forth swapping the lead six different times with clean hard racing nearly colliding with each other multiple times. The last lap would see Morris complete a daring move to the inside of Gordon for the final time as the Morris Finance/ SuperCheap Auto No. 67 was just too much for the SafeCraft Safety Equipment entry. Morris would go on to capture the win much to the delight of thousands of screaming Australian Stadium SUPER Truck fans.

DeVILBISS racer Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia never paid for a ticket, but had the best seat in the house to view the Morris/Gordon duel. Brabham would cross the finish line behind Gordon in the third position after leading the first two laps of the 12-lap event.

Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona the hottest driver on the SST circuit the last month picking up overall victories at both Detroit and Fort Worth the last two weeks would qualify his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck in fourth in his first ever visit to Hidden Valley Raceway. Driving smart and keeping the truck in one piece to capture

Friday Fast Qualifier Jeff Hoffman driving the TruFuel 50:1 truck would advance from his last starting position after the full field inversion to run in the fifth position following his teammate and friend Gavin Harlien the entire race. On a tricky track to pass on for the SST trucks Hoffman would finish the race in the fifth position. Picking up valuable points in the weekend overall chase.

Greg Gartner from Penola, South Australia making his seventh SST start of 2017 finished sixth in the R & J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery backed entry, while Adelaide, South Australia Ute veteran Craig Dontas would continue his struggles behind the wheel of the Shannon’s Insurance backed SST claiming the seventh position after sliding off course various times.

Front row starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania whom would feel under the weather upon arriving to Australia would fight thru flew like symptoms to keep the Road Pod Transport Transformed truck on track to finish the race in the eighth spot.

The SST trucks will return to the Hidden Valley Raceway for there second round of the Darwin Supercars weekend on Saturday at 3:10 P.M. local time in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

Fans can tune into the race by visiting https://stadiumsupertrucks.com or by viewing the Stadium SUPER Trucks Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks
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Round No. 15 Results
June 16, 2017
Hidden Valley Raceway
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

1. Paul Morris; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Morris Finance

2. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Safecraft Safety Equipment/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels

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

4. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

5. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; TruFuel 50:1

6. Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Fuchs/ Case IH Agriculture/ Delkor Calcium Battery

7. Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools/ Auto Masters

8. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; Road Pod Transport Transformed

Matt Brabham Wins Race 1 At Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2017) – Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia managed to avoid the carnage in the first half of the race to work his way past competitor after competitor and hold off a late charge by fellow Australian Paul Morris to earn back to back SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victories of the young 2017 World Championship.

Friday’s Fast qualifier did not miss a beat on Saturday starting from the last position after the full field inversion.

The SafeCraft Safety Equipment entry worked his way to the front of the field following Norwell, Queensland, Australia driver Paul Morris driving the LIVE backed entry. By the fourth lap the only two Australians in the field were leading 10 other hungry American drivers.

Brabham would make several attempts at passing Morris as the two would put on a incredible driving exhibition for the thousands of fans whom lined the fences all around the 11-turn 1.968 mile temporary street circuit along the picturesque Pacific Ocean. Brabham would make a daring pass inside of Morris at beginning of Lap-7 to grab the lead.

However, the red flag would fly over the track on mid way thru Lap-7, as Burbank, California driver Erik Davis in the Always Evolving truck would bicycle his truck in his corner tipping it over on the side, and make heavy contact with the outside wall. The stoppage of the race would allow Morris to regain his composure, and make another attempt at the lead of Brabham on the restart.

Drafting Brabham down the long front straightaway Morris was able to slingshot past the young Brabham at the last second to grab the lead back. Racing clean as they can in SST racing Brabham would stay right in the tire tracks of Morris for the next 4 corners until he was able to set him back up for a last lap pass for the win.

Brabham would go on to capture back-to-back SST wins of the young 2017 SST World Championship season. Consistency wins championships and Morris would go on to capture his fourth podium finish of the season.

Making his return to the Grand Prix of Long Beach since 2014 Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would look to backup his previous successful finish. Starting in the seventh position Harlien would remain with the lead pack the entire race even contesting Brabham for the second position on Lap-6. Harlien would survive a real test the last three laps of the 9-lap race as Robby Gordon would be right on his bumper stalking every move to get by. Harlien would hold off one of the greats of SST racing to record his first ever SST podium.

Orange, California driver Robby Gordon sporting the Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels livery this weekend would hang back in the pack waiting for things to sort out avoiding all of the carnage the first half of the race. After the competition caution Gordon would continue to pick off truck after truck through the field to ultimately finish in the fourth position after contesting Harlien multiple times for the third spot.

Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona would show strong signs of competing for a podium early in the event keeping up with the quick pace of leaders hitting all his braking points and learning to conserve his equipment in only his sixth asphalt race ever. The young Hoffman would avoid contact with the other competitors and go on to finish the event in the fifth position.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the LIVE/ United Fiber & Data truck would encounter a flat tire early in the first half of the event and would drop back in the field after a quick visit to hot pit area to change it. After the competition caution would re-group the field back up Luyendyk would battle through the hornets nest of trucks to finish in the sixth place.

Making his first ever Stadium SUPER Trucks start Myles Cheek of Anaheim, California would drive a smart and conservative race learning his braking points and staying out of trouble to finish the CMI Precision Machining truck in the seventh spot.

Davey Hamilton Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana racing in his second straight SST event in the Always Evolving truck would run up front for a small portion of the event leading two laps before the missing his mark in the braking zone and loosing multiple positions to settle back mid-pack battling hard in the chaos. Hamilton would go on to finish respectively in the eighth position.

SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires driver P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona would go on to finish the nine-lap event in the ninth position after late contact with Arie Luyendyk Jr. would send him spinning from his sixth place running position.

Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania battling through a case of the flu would safely navigate the United Fiber & Data/ LIVE truck to a tenth place finish after encountering brake issues early in the event.

The rollover on Lap-7 for Erik Davis was just far too much for the Always Evolving truck as the damage acquired would force the truck to be towed off the racing service crediting Davis with the eleventh position.

Lodi, California driver Troy Deide would loose the handle on his Deide Construction truck going for the lead on Lap-2 making extensive contact with the outside wall. The damage to the front end was just too much to continue causing Deide to pull off the track and be scored in the twelfth position.

The second and final round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the 2017 Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place Sunday at 4:05 PM PT just after the completion of the IndyCar Series event.

Fans can tune into the race by visiting https://stadiumsupertrucks.com or by viewing the Stadium SUPER Trucks Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks

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

Paul Morris Wins Race 3 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Paul Morris

ADELAIDE, S.A., AUSTRALIA (March 5, 2017) – Veteran Australian racer Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia captured his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks win Sunday in the shortened finale of the Adelaide Casino Stadium SUPER Trucks portion of the Clipsal 500.

Shortly after the green flag waved Friday’s Round 1 winner Craig Dontas of Adelaide, South Australia would bicycle his Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck around turn 7 tipping it upside down. The accident would bring out the red flag, and would require an extensive amount of time for the removal and clean up of the vehicle.

Due to the length of the delay the amount of laps of the race were shortened due to time constraints. The new scheduled amount of laps would be five instead of the originally scheduled eight.

The single file rolling restart saw both Royal Purple Synthetic Oil trucks of Phoenix, Airz; driver Jeff Hoffman and Mesa, Ariz.; driver Gavin Harlien race side-by-side before Hoffman would pull a three truck lead on him.

However, the man on the move was the driver of the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s entry as Paul Morris moved past Harlien, and caught Hoffman passing him in a drag race down the pit straight starting the third lap.

On the last lap Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck would battle hard for the third position with Orange, Calif.; Robby Gordon, and Boost Mobile driver Sheldon Creed from El Cajon, Calif.; the three drivers would slice back and forth changing positions until Creed would loose the handle on his truck spinning out in the grass loosing the lead pack.

The same lap saw Gavin Harlien loose the handle on his truck spinning in front of the field, and causing complete chaos behind him involving multiple other competitors.

Morris would go on to capture his first ever SST victory, ahead of Brabham, and Hoffman who rounded out the podium.

Gordon, driving his familiar orange and black SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck would finish in the fourth position, ahead of Creed who would be credited with the fifth position.

For the third straight day Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia would keep the R&J Battery/ Fuchs entry towards the front of the field, but would run out of time and be credited with the sixth position. After spinning on the last lap from his third running position Gavin Harlien driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would get the truck back pointed in the right direction and would finish the chaos filled race in the seventh position.

Just like the two days prior Erik Davis of Burbank, Calif.; driving the Always Evolving/ AerNow/ Replay XD truck would once again end up in a late race tangle that would affect his finishing position landing in the eighth position, while Jeff Hoffman from Phoenix, Ariz.; driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck was credited with ninth.

Travis Milburn of Adelaide, South Australia after having finishing in the top five the two previous days would not fair so well in race 3. Milburn would be involved in the chaos on the last lap and would bring the No. 25 TRG Transport across the finish in the ninth position.

Saturday’s Round 2 runner-up Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales driving the McDonalds/ Preston Hire truck would be credited with the tenth spot after being spun around in a last lap skirmish with multiple trucks. Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes piloting the No. 57 Fleurieu Milk truck would keep his truck clean all weekend avoiding all the carnage and finishing in the eleventh spot.

After flipping on the first lap, the damaged Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck of Dontas would be taken back to the paddock, and was scored in the twelfth position.

The overall standings over the three races would see Sheldon Creed first, with Paul Morris claming second, and Matt Brabham rounding out the top three.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will continue the 2017 SST World Championship with Rounds No. 4 & 5 next weekend March 11 & 12 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tickets to the race are available through the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg website at www.gpstpete.com/.

Results:

1. Paul Morris
2. Matt Brabham
3. Jeff Hoffman
4. Robby Gordon
5. Sheldon Creed
6. Greg Gartner
7. Gavin Harlien
8. Erik Davis
9. Travis Milburn
10. Toby Price
11. Bill Hynes
12. Craig Dontas

Craig Dontas Wins Race #1 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Craig Dontas Wins Race #1 At Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Worst to First Local Australian Craig Dontas Claims Victory in Stadium Super Trucks 2017 Opening Event in Adelaide, Australia

ADELAIDE, S.A., AUSTRALIA (March 3, 2017) – After struggling to hit his marks on the fast and technical temporary street circuit in yesterdays practice session Adelaide local Craig Dontas flipped a switch over night, and became the class of the field winning Stadium Super Trucks round No. 1 on Friday afternoon.

Pole sitter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn.; would jump out to an early lead in the Fleurieu Milk entry, and lead the first lap of competition before Dontas driving the Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools truck would work his way around Hynes to the front from his third starting position.

While Dontas was checked out at the front of the field all the action was behind him as Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland and Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham aggressively charged past truck after truck from their seventh and twelfth starting positions to the withstand a plethora of contact and spinning trucks to set themselves up for a shootout for the win the final two laps with Dontas.

As the three diced back and forth for the lead on the restart after the competition caution the red flag would be displayed for an accident by Mesa, Arizona driver Gavin Harlien just as Morris would take the lead from Dontas. The race would be ended under the red flag for clean up, resulting in the finishing order to be reverted to the last completed lap.

This would grant Dontas the first victory of his young SST driving career in just his fourth ever start. Morris would be credited with the second position in the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s entry, while Brabham would round out the podium in his Safecraft Safety Equipment truck.

Making his return to racing after suffering a badly broken leg in early January at the Dakar Rally. Australian 2-wheel legend Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales would immediately move his McDonald’s truck forward from his tenth starting position at the wave of the green flag.

Following the tracks of 2015 & 2016 SST Champion Sheldon Creed of El Cajon, Calif.; Price would look to the inside of Creed on Lap-2, but the two would tangle with Price receiving extensive damage to his hood. With the Preston Hire hood bouncing all over the place Price’s vision would be hindered as he worked his way up to the fourth position by Lap-3. Price would remain in the fourth position the rest of the event after shedding the hood.

After making his SST debut at last year’s Clipsal 500 Travis Milburn of Adelaide, Australia looked to improve on his finish of last year. Keeping the truck clean with conservative driving Milburn would avoid all obstacles bringing home the TRG Transport SST to the finish in the fifth position.

Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner finished a respectable sixth place in the R&J Batteries/Delkor Calcium/ Fuchs entry after running near the front of the field the first few laps before getting shuffled backwards.

Creed the fastest competitor on track by far would fall victim to a costly mistake to be credited with the seventh finishing position. Not making a make a stop and go penalty for driving through the rocks would place force race control to place Creed at the end of the field at the competition caution. Creed would just run out of time to advance to the front after the race ending early.

Burbank, Calif.; driver Erik Davis in the Always Evolving/AerNow truck would drop two positions from his sixth starting spot to finish eighth after bouncing off multiple trucks and keeping things rolling forward the entire race.

After receiving a stop and go penalty for driving through the rocks on Lap-2 Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona would quickly learn about SST racing after encountering contact with a few other trucks in his first SST race. The Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck would be credited with the ninth position.

First position starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would encounter mechanical issues at the beginning of the race setting the United Fiber & Data entry back multiple laps off the start. The No. 57 would be recorded in the tenth position at the completion of the eight laps.

Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon back driving his familiar orange and black SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires truck for the 2017 season would encounter a broken axle early in the race, and would never move forward from his 10 starting position finishing the 8-lap race coasting around the rear of the field. Gordon would go on to be credited with the eleventh finishing position.

After making contact with Erik Davis and rolling over on Lap-8 Gavin Harlien would be scored in the twelfth and final position in his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck.

The SST trucks will return to the Adelaide Street Circuit for there second round of the Clipsal 500 on Saturday at 1:30 pm local time in front of an anticipated capacity crowd of over 150,000 motorsports fans.

Tickets for this weekend’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide event are still available for purchase by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Clipsal500

Matt Brabham Captures Third Win of Season in SST Honda Indy Toronto Opener

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 16, 2016) – Matt Brabham captured Saturday’s thrilling SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) opening event at the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada besting Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed to the line by a truck length.

This weekend’s visit to the Honda Indy Toronto would mark the fourth straight year the highflying trucks would visit the highly advanced city just an hour and half North of the United States border. With a small redesign of the fast and technical temporary street circuit that makes up the 11-turn 1.755-mile (2.824 km) street course, many drivers would struggle to hit their marks throughout Friday’s practice session getting into the outside tire barriers.

However, two drivers that would have no issues hitting all their marks and making there way through the field in Saturday’s race would be fast qualifier Matt Brabham of Gold, Queensland, Australia and Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed the two TRAXXAS drivers aggressively charged past truck after truck from their eleventh and twelfth starting positions to the withstand a plethora of contact and spinning trucks to place themselves in a shootout for the win the final four laps.

After the competition caution waved on Lap-4, Creed and Brabham would make their ultimate move to the front of the field as early race leader Paul Tracy from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada would spin his Royal Purple Synthetic Oil SST in an attempt to avoid the out of control skidding SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck of Singleton, New South Wales, Australia driver Toby Price. Both drivers would spin, allowing the third and fourth running Creed and Brabham to capitalize and claim the top two positions.

The next lap would see Brabham pull his No. 83 truck along side the 2015 SST Champion in a challenge for the lead. Racing side-by-side much of the race circuit Brabham and Creed would alternate the lead five different times three-wheeling through the corners and putting on an absolute display of driving talent setting up a last lap shootout.

The final lap would see the two TRAXXAS drivers go side-by-side all around the Honda Indy Toronto street circuit as the Canadian fans erupted with amazement. Coming to the final corners Brabham pulling ahead of Creed going on to capture his third Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the 2016 season.

Lurking in the distance United Fiber & Data racer Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia held the best seat in the house to view the multi-lap duel of TRAXXAS drivers out in front of the field. Morris would not have enough time to catch the leaders, as he would go on to cross the finish line behind Creed in the third position.

Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif. debuting a new racecar this weekend would finish fourth in the Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires/ SPEED Energy backed entry, while Singleton, New South Wales, Australia MotoRally superstar Toby Price rounded out the top five in his SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 87 truck after recovering from a mid-race spin.

After making contact early in the event with Scottsdale, Ariz. driver P.J. Jones, Dustin Scott from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. would recover from spinning, and restarting at the back of the field to place his SPEED Energy/Cobra Transportation No. 20 truck in the sixth position. Jones would follow Scott to cross the finish line the seventh spot.

Making Stadium SUPER Trucks history as the first woman to ever start an SST event, Champion Motocross and UTV racer Sara Price of Canyon Lake, Calif., would drive a consistent and smart race to finish the BitTorrent No. 78 truck in the eighth position.

Early race leader Paul Tracy would encounter more trouble in his quest to get back to the front. Tracy would make contact with 16-year old Toronto native Russell Boyle making whom his third ever SST start driving the KMC Wheels/ NGStone/ Toronto Motorsports No. 93. Boyle would make heavy contact with the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck sending it spinning. Tracy would retaliate and spin out Boyle back. The two Toronto native would be credited with the ninth and tenth position in the final run down.

Veteran CART/Champ Car and NASCAR driver Max Papis of Como, Italy making his first ever SST start took the conservative approach in today’s race quickly dropping back from his learning how to get the handle of the truckwas credited with the eleventh position in the SafeCraft Safety Equipment No. 9 after making contact with the wall and falling back in the field.

Back in the United Fiber and Data blue colors this weekend Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be credited with the twelfth position.

The SST trucks will return to the Exhibition Place Street Circuit for their second and final round of the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday at 1:40 P.M. ET in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

Advance ticket sales to Round 14 are available through the Honda Indy Toronto website at http://www.hondaindytoronto.com

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Round No. 13 Results
July 16, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS

2. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

3. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Australia; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

4. Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/Toyo Tires /SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS

5. Toby Price; Singleton, New South Wales, Australia; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

6. Dustin Scott; No. 20; Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services

7. P.J. Jones; Scottsdale, Arizona; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

8. Sara Price; No. 78; Canyon Lake, Calif.; BitTorrent

9. Paul Tracy; No. 93; Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

10. Russell Boyle; No. 93; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Morgan/NGStone/Krank Off-Road/ Town & Country Volkswagon

11. Max Papis; No. 9; Como, Italy; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

12. Bill Hynes; No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

Robby Gordon Snaps Winless Streak, Capturing Townsville Australia Race 2

Townsville, Queensland (July 9, 2016) – Robby Gordon driving the Hot Wheels No. 2 truck for injured SST driver Matt Mingay captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Townsville 400 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia beating Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed to the line by less than a truck length.

SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s driver Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Australia finished third, holding off the hard charging TRAXXAS driver Matt Brabham whom spun early in the event and would work his way back to fourth position.

Gordon, a veteran off-road racer from Orange, Calif., started second on the grid after encountering mechanical issues in Friday’s opening round, but wasted no time jumping out to the lead after making a strong move early in the event to work past early leader Rob Whyte of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

From Lap 1 Gordon drove a smart and conservative race to keep the aggressive driving of Creed and Morris behind him. Creed Friday afternoons winner on a last lap pass raced through the field from his twelfth starting position to be knocking on the door of race leader Gordon by Lap-7.

The final two circuits saw the TRAXXAS driver Creed apply heavy pressure to Gordon as he attempted everything in his bag of tricks to work his way past the ultra quick Gordon.

The last lap saw Creed try to make the same last corner pass he did one day prior, but would ultimately come up a few inches short as the Hot Wheels No. 2 of Gordon and the TRAXXAS No. 1 went side by side down the front straight to the checkered flag.

Gordon would capture his first victory of the 2016 season ahead of Creed, and Morris.

Following Saturday’s second SST race of the Townsville 400, Gordon considered Saturday’s victory special as not only was he racing for fellow injured competitor and friend Matt Mingay, but the victory snapped an eleven race winless streak dating back to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2015.

“It’s great to be back on top of the box, and to capture my first victory of the year in the Hot Wheels Castrol EDGE No. 2 driving for Matt is something special. We all are wishing Matt the best of luck in the recovery process, and hope to see him back out here competing with us again real soon.” Gordon Stated after the win.

As thousands of spectators lined the 13-turn 1.78-mile (2.85 km) Townsville Street Circuit 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 thousands of Australian SST fans could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional newly renamed Supercar racing saw the trucks literally fly through the air side by side beating and banging in complete racing chaos.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Scottsdale, Ariz. finished fifth in the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck for his second consecutive top five finish, while Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner claimed the sixth position in his R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery No. 410 truck.

Caracas, Venezuela driver E.J. Viso driving the Mount Margaret Residential Estate No. 5 would run in the second position behind Gordon for the first five laps of the race until trouble would strike him spinning on his own after getting passed by Morris and Creed. Viso would be go on to be credited with the seventh position.

Rob Whyte of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia driving the AVA Performance Tuning No. 11 would have a better luck than Friday finishing in the eighth position.

Burbank, Calif. driver Erik Davis would encounter a late race spin, and would be scored in the ninth position at the finish of the ten-lap event.

Shaun Richardson from Scunthrope, United Kingdom making his second SST start driving the Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers No. 12 would feel more comfortable behind the wheel of his SST today running with the lead pack for a good portion of the event before a tangle with Paul Morris would send him to the back, ultimately finishing in the tenth position.

Park City, Utah driver Todd Romano was credited with the eleventh position in the Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No 33 after making contact with the wall and falling back in the field.

Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be credited with the twelfth position after encountering transmission issues on Lap-7 in the World Gym No. 76, and would not complete all of the scheduled laps.

The SST trucks will return to the Townsville Street Circuit for their third and final round of the Townsville 400 on Sunday at 2:10 pm local time in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

Photos Courtesy of DirtComp Magazine

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 11 Results
July 9, 2016
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

1. Robby Gordon; No. 2; Orange, Calif.; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires / Castrol EDGE
2. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
3. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s
4. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; No. 30; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
6. Greg Gartner; No. 410; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
7. E.J. Viso; No. 5; Caracas, Venezuela; Mount Margaret Residential Estate
8. Rob Whyte; No. 11; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; AVA Performace Tuning/ Motul Oil/ Drift School Australia
9. Erik Davis; No. 75; Burbank, Calif.; Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD
10. Shaun Richardson; No. 12; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Master Tow
11. Todd Romano; No. 33; Park City, Utah; Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires / SPEED Energy/ TRAXXAS
12. Bill Hynes; No. 76; Nazareth, Penn.; World Gym Australia

TRAXXAS Driver Sheldon Creed Wins Townsville Australia SST Race 1 in Thrilling Fashion

Townsville, Queensland (July 8, 2016) – 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed left off right where he did the last time he was on Australian soil (March/Clipsal 500 Adelaide) racing to the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory in thrilling fashion Friday afternoon in the opening race of the Townsville 400 weekend.

With this weekend being the first visit of the SST trucks to fast and technical temporary street circuit that makes up the 13-turn 1.78-mile (2.85 km) street course built for the newly re-named SuperCars series many drivers would struggle to hit their marks throughout the race.

However, two drivers that would have no issues making there way through the field would be Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland and Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed aggressively charged past truck after truck from their eleventh and twelfth starting positions to the withstand a plethora of contact and spinning trucks to place themselves in a shootout for the win the final two laps.

The final lap would see Morris and Creed put on driving clinic for the ecstatic fans as Creed would stalk Morris to the last corner to set up a pass for the lead. In which Creed completed a daring move to the inside of Morris moving him up the track with a bit of contact. Creed would go on to capture the win much to the delight of thousands of screaming Australian Stadium SUPER Truck fans.

TRAXXAS racer Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia never paid a ticket, but had the best seat in the house to view the Morris/Creed duel. Brabham would cross the finish line behind Morris in the third position.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Scottsdale, Ariz. making his third SST start of 2016 finished fourth in the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil backed entry, while Penola, South Australia off-road veteran Greg Gartner rounded out the top five in his R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery No. 410 truck.

Making his first ever SST start Park City, Utah driver Todd Romano was sixth in the Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels No 33, followed in seventh by Bill Hynes with his best finish of the year driving the World Gym No. 76 truck.

Burbank, Calif. driver Erik Davis driving the Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD truck would run in the top five for the first half of the race, but would encounter a late race spin, and would be scored in the eighth position at the finish of the nine lap event.

Shaun Richardson from Scunthrope, United Kingdom making his first SST start driving the Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers No. 12 would struggle a bit getting the handle on his SST truck crossing the line in the ninth position.

Former IndyCar racer E.J. Viso of Caracas, Venezuela raced out to the early lead for the first half of the race from his first starting position, but that would all change as veteran off-road racer Robby Gordon would make contact with the Mount Margaret truck of Viso going for the lead. Viso would drop back in the running order, and eventually be credited with the tenth position, as damage to his hood would hinder his vision.

Gordon driving the Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE colors this weekend for injured SST driver Matt Mingay would go on to lead two laps after passing Viso. Morris and Creed would pressure Gordon for the lead and Gordon would get into the wall causing damage to his No. 2 truck. Gordon would not finish the race and be credited with the eleventh position.

Australian drifting legend Rob Whyte driving the AVA Performance Tuning truck would roll over in Friday mornings practice would encounter more mechanical failure and go on to be credited with twelfth finishing position after failing to complete the scheduled laps.

The SST trucks will return to the Townsville Street Circuit for there second round of the Townsville 400 on Saturday at 2:315 pm local time in front of an anticipated capacity crowd.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Round No. 10 Results
July 8, 2016
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

1. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
2. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s
3. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Queensland, Australia; TRAXXAS
4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; No. 30; Scottsdale, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil
5. Greg Gartner; No. 410; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
6. Todd Romano; No. 33; Park City, Utah; Arctic Cat/ Toyo Tires / SPEED Energy/ TRAXXAS
7. Bill Hynes; No. 76; Nazareth, Penn.; World Gym Australia
8. Erik Davis; No. 75; Burbank, Calif.; Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD
9. Shaun Richardson; No. 12; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Automotive/ Positive Trailers/ Savino Del Bene/ Master Tow
10. E.J. Viso; No. 5; Caracas, Venezuela; Mount Margaret Residential Estate
11. Robby Gordon; No. 2; Orange, Calif.; Hot Wheels/ Toyo Tires / Castrol EDGE
12. Rob Whyte; No. 11; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; AVA Performace Tuning/ Motul Oil/ Drift School Australia

Sheldon Creed Sweeps Stadium SUPER Trucks Weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2016) –Sheldon Creed captured the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race No. 2 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday in an amazing duel with Robby Gordon that had the thousands of fans that lined the 11 turn 1.968-mile street circuit on their feet the entire race in pure amazement how thrilling these SST races truly are.

Immediately from the start of the race this became a race for the ages, as Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon would jump out to an early lead on Lap-2 from his sixth starting position, as Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed would navigate through the traffic jam with perfection to place his TRAXXAS truck right on the rear bumper of Gordon from twelfth. The only two SST Champions in it’s four year history where prepared to put on a show for the capacity crowd that stuck around after the IndyCar event to witness the high-flying, tire squealing chaos we call Stadium SUPER Trucks.

For ten consecutive laps the two drivers absolutely stunned the crowd with the most impressive display of clean SST racing you could ask for. Passing each other back and forth with side-by-side drag racing into corners, bumping each other’s rear bumper, as they would slide around the corners smoking their ultra though Toyo Open Country AT II tires.

The two drivers were checked out from the field having an absolute blast when USAC officials waved the red flag at the start of the eleventh lap for a big accident for Pleasant Hill, Calif., driver Pat O’Keefe who violently rolled his truck over the front stretch TRAXXAS ramp into the catch fence.

As safety crews checked on O’ Keefe, the race was deemed completed with Creed the victor over Gordon.

When it comes to a driver that has been at the front of the field in all Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2016, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia driver Matt Brabham is the guy. Brabham has positioned his bright blue United Fiber & Data No. 83 in position to win at all six previous rounds. Sunday was no different advancing to the front of the field from his eleventh starting position. Brabham would put pressure on the lead two of Creed and Gordon on Lap-3 briefly, but the pace of Gordon and Creed was too quick as the two worked out to a 4-truck lead over Brabham. Brabham would remain in third until Tyler McQuarrie would content for that position from him and make the a pass on Lap-6. However, Brabham would fight back making contact with McQuarrie sending both trucks spinning. Brabham would be able to work his way back into the third position where he would finish the exciting event.

Burbank, Calif. driver Erik Davis in just his fifth start in Stadium SUPER Trucks would put himself in the right positions at the right time on Sunday hitting his marks and driving a super clean race. Including avoiding a late race tangle with fellow Californian Tyler McQuarrie and Dustin Scott. Davis would drive his Always Evolving/AERNow/ Replay XD truck to a very respectable fourth place finish.

Mr. Excitement from Saturday’s Round No. 6 Tyler McQuarrie would once again have his Safecraft Saftey Equipment truck ultra fast. McQuarrie would quickly move from tenth starting position into a battle with the lead pack in four short laps. McQuarrie and Brabham would once again find themselves racing hard with each other on the racetrack. McQuarrie would work past Brabham on Lap-6, but Brabham would continue to apply pressure to McQuarrie the two drivers would make contact sending McQuarrie spinning. McQuarrie didn’t stop there as he worked on moving back through the pack but once again would encounter trouble with the Davis and Scott truck. McQuarrie would claim the fifth position.

In making just his fourth ever start on asphalt Dustin Scott of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., would recover the SPEED Energy/ Cobra Transportation Services No. 20 from a early race spin to battle his way back into the third position on Lap-8 until contact with Davis and McQuarrie would make him spin loosing multiple positions. Scott would be credited with the sixth position.

United Fiber and Data/ LIVE driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would be scored in the seventh position ahead of SST newcomer Khaled Al Mudhaf of Kuwait City, Kuwait in eighth.

O’Keefe in the SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck would go on to be credited with ninth in the finishing order after his jaw-dropping aerial acrobatics on the front stretch.

Norwell, QLD, Australia driver Paul Morris would run in the top-5 majority of the day before blowing a power steering line on Lap-6 causing him to pull into the pit lane under the competition caution. As the SST support crew went to work on the United Fiber & Data/LIVE No. 67, but Morris would loose 3 laps to the lead pack. Once rejoining the field Morris would go on to finish the race and be credited with a tenth place finish.

Davey Hamilton of Nampa, Idaho would encounter fuel pick up problems on Lap-6 and would pull the No. 30 Royal Purple Synthetic Oil entry onto pit road for service under the competition caution, but would not rejoin the field.

TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid of Crandon, Wisc., would jump out to an early lead before a electrical issue would end his race early on Lap-2 scoring him in the twelfth spot.

The overall standings over the two races would see Sheldon Creed capture the overall victory with his win on Saturday and Sunday. Matt Brabham would claim second, and Tyler McQuarrie in the third spot.

The next event in the season-long SST World Championship will see the thrills and spills of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS head to the northern United States for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix June 3-5 for rounds eight and nine.

Advance ticket sales to Rounds 8 & 9 are available through the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix website at http://www.detroitgp.com/.

SST Grand Prix of Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif.

April 17, 2016

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks by TRAXXAS

Round 7 Results

1. Sheldon Creed; No. 1; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS

2. Robby Gordon; No. 7; Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/ SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires / TRAXXAS

3. Matt Brabham; No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

4. Erik Davis; No. 75; Burbank, Calif.; Always Evolving/ AERNow/ Replay XD

5. Tyler McQuarrie; No. 6; Walnut Creek, Calif.; SafeCraft Saftey Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

6. Dustin Scott; No. 20; Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ Cobra Transportation Services/ Delacy Automotive/ Valley Motorsports

7. Bill Hynes; No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

8. Khaled Al Mudhaf; No. 888; Kuwait City, Kuwait. G-Force Auto Worx/ Kuwait Combat Athletics

9. Pat O’Keefe; No. 14; Pleasant Hill , Calif.; SafeCraft Safety Equipment/ GoPro/ Golden Gate Petroleum

10. Paul Morris; No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

11. Davey Hamilton; No. 30; Nampa, Idaho; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil

12. Keegan Kincaid; No. 47; Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS