Costa Mesa, Calif. – On a brisk Southern California day, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the opening day of the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., for a night of practice, qualifying, along with Trophy Kart, 1400 Truck and SST main events.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary track for the best of 2-lap qualifying session. Brawley, Calif., native, Justin Lofton, edged out Wisconsin native Keegan Kincaid by .005 to capture the quick time with a lap of 58.222.
After a six-car invert Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Craig Potts would race out to the early lead, but entering the second turn Potts would lose the handle on his No. 59 truck spinning and losing multiple positions.
Fourth starting Robby Gordon would waste no time getting to the front of the field racing back to the line first ahead of P.J. Jones and Lofton.
Jones would have a mechanical problem on Lap-2 loosing position after position eventually dropping out on Lap-5.
Gordon and Lofton would remain the class of the field racing away after a Lap-7 caution. A hard charging Lofton would be glued to the bumper of the No. 7 corner after corner, but would lose his chance after striking a water barrier that Gordon bumped loose.
Gordon would go on to capture his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season; he was followed to the finish by second place Keegan Kincaid and third finishing Apdaly Lopez.
Second running Justin Lofton would encounter mechanical issues coming to the finish line dropping him to a fifth place finish.
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 12 at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show will begin at 6PM with SST qualifying, followed by 1400 truck heats. Trophy Kart qualifying, Stock and Modified Side x Side qualifying, SUPERMoto qualifying, followed by finals in all classes.
Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under FREE with a purchased adult ticket at the fair box office, combo tickets to both SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and the Sand Sports Super Show are also available for $30 at the fair office or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.