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Homebush, New South Wales
– Sheldon Creed capitalized on the side-by-side racing of the leaders on Lap-3 to set up a pass and cruise his TRAXXAS truck to it’s tenth SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory of 2015 in exhibition race one of the season ending Sydney 500.

Quick Qualifier Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif; would work his SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / TRAXXAS truck thru traffic from his eleventh starting position to finish second, while P.J. Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona substitute driving for TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid would hold off the pressure of Norwell, Queensland, Aus. driver Paul Morris to complete the podium.

Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia, Aus. jumped out to the early lead in the Clipsal 500 Adelaide / Toyo Tires truck, and wasted no time becoming the highlight of the event or for that matter the entire 2015 SST season. Gartner would become crossed up on the first front straight jump, and would launch over the second jump awkwardly and perform some aerial acrobatics that where last scene on the hit-movie Top Gun. Gartner would not only walk away from the spectacular highlight reel crash, but drove away to finish the event. A true test of how greatly engineered these SST trucks truly are.

2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif.; proved why he was the champion aggressively driving to the front, and moving past truck after truck from his tenth-place starting position in the first three laps.

With most drivers struggling to hit their marks on the fast and narrow temporary street circuit that makes up the 13-turn 2.1-mile (3.4 km) course built for the V8 SuperCars, Creed raced the second half of the 8-lap sprint flawlessly and held the hard charging TRAXXAS teammates of Jones Gordon behind him to capture the victory.

Gold Coast overall winner Paul Morris of Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; drove his SuperCheapAuto.com / Hungry Jack’s truck to the third position early in the event, and drove a very smooth race battling hard with SST veterans Gordon and Jones. Morris kept his truck in one piece and finish conservatively in fourth.

Two-Time Australian drift Champion Rob Whyte of Gold Coast, Queenland, Aus.; making his first SST start driving the Just Car Insurance / Motul Oil would drive a very smooth race after making early contact on Lap-1 and spinning. Keeping his truck clean the rest of the event Whyte would finish his first ever Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS event in the fifth position.

Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; whom earlier in the day announced would be competing in the 2016 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, would dodge the flipping truck of Gartner on Lap-2 to take the lead early, but would battle Gordon, Jones, and Morris hard the rest of the event, eventually using up all his brakes and loosing valuable positions to finish in the sixth position.

Brad Gallard of Renmark, South Australia, Aus.; making his first start since the Clipsal 500 back in February would race his 360Fly truck to a seventh finish after early contact with Morris would leave his hood pushed up impairing his vision for majority of the race.

Nazareth, Penn.; driver Bill Hynes would finish in eighth position in his United Fiber and Data / Think Loud Entertainment SST.

Early race leader Gartner whom stunned the crowd with his spectacular aerial acrobatics was able to complete all seven laps and drive his Clipsal 500 Adelaide / Toyo Tires truck across the finish line in the ninth position.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; driver Matt Mingay driving his Hot Wheels / Castrol EDGE truck would be recorded with the tenth position after making hard contact with the outside wall on Lap-3 and bouncing back onto the track collecting Peoria, Ariz.; driver Scotty Steele in his LIVE / Think Loud Entertainment truck ultimately allowing both drivers to not finish the chaos filled sprint.

The SST trucks will return to the Homebush Street Circuit for a second exhibition race Saturday evening in front of anticipated massive crowd at 6:15 p.m. local time followed by a third exhibition race Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. prior to the V8 Supercars Championship Finale.

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