Stadium SUPER Truck Series 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 Laguna will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
“I am very excited to be part of Stadium SUPER Trucks and to have the opportunity to represent Mexico and it’s entire racing heritage. I would like to thank Robby Gordon and all of the people who have helped putting this awesome series together. I can’t wait for all of the fans to come and experience what has been Robby’s dream for many years.” Stated Laguna.
A native of Mexicali Baja California, the 22-year old Laguna has made a name for himself in just a few short years of off-road racing with multiple SCORE and BITD wins. Laguna will look to continue his winning ways in one of Gordon’s specially engineered 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks.
SST President Robby Gordon commented on Laguna as an addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks for 2013.
“To have such a young international talent to be a part of Stadium SUPER Trucks is just another piece of the puzzle complete. To have veteran off-road legends to young guns apart of the series makes for tremendous competition on and off the track.”
Lalo Laguna’s racing accomplishments:
•1st place SCORE International Championship class 6 (2012)
•SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Weekend Sweep (2012)
•1st place SCORE San Felipe 250 (2012)
•1st place BITD Silver State (2012)
•1st place SCORE Baja 1000 (2012)
•1st place SCORE International Championship class 4 (2011)
•TOYOTA Milestone Award (2011)
•1st place SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge (2011)
•1st place SCORE San Felipe 250 (2011)
•1st place SCORE Baja 500 (2011)
•1st place SCORE Challenge of Champions (2011)
•3rd place SCORE Baja 1000 (2011)
•1st place CODE Mexicali 500 Overall Class 14 (2009)
•1st place CODE VW Night Race (2008)
•1st place RECORD Race Ready 250 (2008)
•1st place CODE Mexicali 500 Class 5 (2007)
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.
Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.