Townsville, Queensland – Returning to Australia for the second time in 2016, 12 identically prepared Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS invade the North Queensland coastal city of Townsville, July 8-10 for Rounds 10, 11 & 12 of the year long SST World Championship.
MOORESVILLE, NC – Premium synthetic lubricant and performance chemical manufacturer, Royal Purple, has announced its entry into the 2016 Stadium Super Trucks event in Townsville, Australia. Arie Luyendyk Jr. will pilot the #30 Royal Purple truck in the series’ inaugural visit to North Queensland as part of what has been billed the Biggest and Best Townsville 400.
CRANDON, Wisconsin – It was a Greaves family sweep on the second day of the Big House Brawl as father and son topped the PRO 4WD podium during Sunday action at TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL in Crandon.
In Round 6 of championship racing on the classic, 1.75-mile long dirt track, Johnny Greaves won the PRO 4WD class, CJ Greaves took the PRO 2WD win and the weekend sweep in the class, while Travis Dinsmore claimed the top spot in Atturo Tire PRO Light.
In a press release sent out today from the Midwest Off-Road Racing (MORR) association, it was announced there will be a parade lap during Saturday’s opening ceremonies honoring the life of John Huven at this weekend’s Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon International Raceway.
Jeremy McGrath is known around the world as the King of Supercross with 12 overall Championships, over 100 wins and 5 X Games medals to his credit. McGrath is focused on his latest challenge of winning a Championship in the LOORRS short course series, behind the wheel of his MAXXIS Tires / Icon Vehicle Dynamics / Carlyle Tools / Toyota Escondido Tundra. The 2016 season has been good to Jeremy, winning 2 stops on the circuit in the past month, the first in Utah and the second this past weekend in Baja and he currently sits 2nd in the points.
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – Brandon “The Stinger” Arthur had to dig deep at rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Estero Beach is totally unique in the Lucas Oil Series. The track is right next to the Pacific Ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the beach when the sound isn’t drowned out by crashing trucks and high horsepower engines on the track. Brandon had his own wake-up call during practice on Friday when he got out of shape. Luckily his instincts kicked in and he avoided a crash. He survived with no damage to the Competitive Metals, Toyo Tires, Pro Traffic Services, HRT Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Magnaflow, Aeromotive Fuel Systems, F&L Racing Fuel, Impact, FOX, Heatshield Products, Maxima Racing Oils, FiberwerX, Summers Brothers, Wirefab, ECP Powder Coating, Bink Designs, Axis Rod Ends, Redline Performance Pro Lite and got his own divot on the track.
UTV racers will join the TORC Series this year for championship stops in Elk River, Minnesota, July 16-17, Bark River, Michigan, July 30-31, and Crandon, Wisconsin, September 2-4. The TORC PRO UTV series plans to expand the schedule in 2017, bringing UTV racers into the entire championship calendar.
ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MX – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires captured another Pro 4 class victory this past weekend during Sunday’s Round 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at the Baja International Short Course in Ensenada, Baja California, MX. His Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires provided the traction and durability for his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford truck.
Charlotte, North Carolina – Driver Matt Mingay, who was injured in the Stadium Super Truck Series (SST) race at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 4, has been upgraded to fair condition as he remains hospitalized at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Mingay’s family reports that the Australian driver suffered facial and head injuries in the accident, along with a small fracture of his T1 vertebrae, and he continues to make progress in his recovery.
READING, Pa. – EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY batteries, will return as an official sponsor of action sports legend Brian Deegan for the fourth consecutive year.