Los Angeles, Calif. (April 27, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made the return to the birthplace of Stadium truck racing on a specifically designed dirt and asphalt course inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mike Jenkins began the qualifying session, running 3 smooth laps. Next was Lalo Laguna as he blistered a quick lap of 42.123 jumping to top of the charts. Laguna remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road new comers Arie Luyendyk and Nick Baumgartner. P.J. Jones found trouble on his third qualifying lap turning the American Racing Wheels No. 98 over on its side.
The Solar City No. 6 of Justin Lofton continued his qualifying ways jumping to the top position with a 41.773. Lofton’s, quick time did not last long as Robby Gordon in the SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck came out racing its way to the fastest lap time of the day with a 40.620.
“To be fast qualifier at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is pretty cool; we’ve had Lofton as the quick qualifier twice this year. Tonight Lofton came out and qualified third putting the both of us in the same heat race tomorrow night. Heading into Round #3 the race for the SST Championship is very close. Point Leader Rob MacCachren qualified second tonight setting up a great battle for the points lead tomorrow night. There is nothing like being at the coliseum and flying down the peristyles.” Said fast qualifier Gordon.
Check out Justin Lofton Taking Practice Runs at the Coliseum
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SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will begin with the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo starting at 12:30 pm. Fans can get inside the interactive area for $10 or recycle an empty SPEED Energy Drink can for FREE ADMISSION. Pits will be open to all fans inside the Ultimate Off-ROAD Expo at 2 PM concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver autograph session. Racing will begin at 7 PM with Monster Truck heat races followed by SUPER Buggy heats and Stadium SUPER Trucks heats. SUPER Trophy Karts will hit the track before the all the 3 classes Main Events. Be sure to be there to watch history return to the coliseum.
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. All college students can buy tickets for $10 through the stadium box office by simply showing their student ID’s.