Mickey-Thompson-50-Years-Logo-10-31-13STOW, OH – Oct. 31, 2013 – Founded by the legendary Mickey Thompson and friend Gene McMannis in 1963, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels (Mickey Thompson) will celebrate 50 years of innovation and product excellence during the 2013 SEMA Show.

Make plans to visit booth 43035, South Hall, lower level.

“This is an incredible milestone for our company,” stated Ken Warner, VP of Marketing, Mickey Thompson. “We want to celebrate this achievement and commemorate this anniversary by honoring both our history and the future of our company at the SEMA Show this year.”

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Orange County, Calif. – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and Sand Sports Super Show have combined forces for Rounds No. 11, 12, and 13 of SST racing, taking place at OC Fair & Event Center on September 20th – 22nd.

For the last fifteen years, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have assembled at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., to catch a glimpse of the new designs and products for the next model year. However in 2013, the largest and most exciting Sand Sports Super Show in the world just got more SPEED as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) join the roster of weekend events.

The 600-horsepower Traxxas trucks will headline each day of the Sand Sports Super Show as well as other off-road and dune classes.

It has been a vision of Robby Gordon to redevelop and continue this unique and exciting form of off-road racing that was immensely popular more than 20 years ago – known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship – and now it will be returning back to the OC September 20th – 22nd.

Baja-Social-Club-Trailer-7-26-13Almost three years in the making and supported by General Tire, Oakley and the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA), Baja Social Club stars motorcycle legend Malcolm Smith, off-road legend Walker Evans, dune buggy inventor Bruce Meyers and inaugural NORRA Mexican 1000 winner Vic Wilson. The 60-minute documentary film is being directed by James Masters and was created by Executive Producer Marty Fiolka.

Thanks to newly uncovered theatrical Hollywood-quality film footage not seen since 1968, the Baja Social Club trailer includes appearances by an incredible “who’s who” of motorsports names including James Garner, Mickey Thompson, Parnelli Jones, Bob Bondurant, Scooter Patrick and even Dave Despain.  Also included are off-road icons Robby Gordon, Rod Hall, Johnny Johnson, Larry Minor, Larry Bergquist, Lynn Chenowth and Andy DeVercelly Jr.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 8, 2013) – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST), announced today that they have entered into a partnership that names IHG the official hotel partner of SST. IHG will provide lodging at all the venues for the remaining events of the inaugural season of fast paced, high flying Stadium Super Truck action.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of live off-road racing injecting new life into the stadium truck concept created by legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Series president, Robby Gordon’s new vision of racing pits specially engineered 600 horsepower off-road trucks against each other side-by-side on grueling tracks with a non-stop stream of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners.

Dave-Mason-Jr-Lucas-oil-6-28-13Tooele, UT – Alumi Craft racers have been hugely successful in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Geoffrey Cooley, John Fitzgerald and Bradley Morris have all stood on the podium multiple times this season. At the previous rounds 7 and 8 in Tooele, Utah, John Fitzgerald added another third place finish and Geoffrey Cooley took his second win of the season.

Alumi Craft racers standing on the podium has been a common sight in the ultra-competitive Pro Buggy class but nobody has been more successful than points leader Dave Mason. His record is just plain amazing. He has been on the podium every race this season in his Competitive Metals / Mickey Thompson Tires / Alumi Craft; eight podiums in a row. His consistent finishes have kept him at the top of the championship points standings.

Lucas-Oil-Logo-11-21-11CORONA, California (June 14, 2013) – Lucas Oil and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO are pleased to announce they have finalized a 5-year agreement with the Gila River Indian Community to continue bringing the world’s best short course off road racing to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.

The facility was formerly called Firebird International Raceway.

“This is terrific news,” series director Ritchie Lewis said. “It’s a good spot for us and we’ve had some great racing there. We’re looking forward to building on that tradition and strengthening our relationship with the great fans and businesses in the Chandler area.”

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Charlotte, N.C. – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD officials are honored to announce that the 2013 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion will be the recipient of the Inaugural Mickey Thompson Championship Trophy, named in honor of the late championship racer, innovator, and promoter, Mickey Thompson.

Born December 7, 1928, in San Fernando, Calif., Thompson was an integral player in the West Coast drag-racing scene of the 1950’s. His most notable achievement during this time was the creation of the first slingshot dragster in 1954.

However, it was during Mickey’s time managing the Lion Drag Strip near Long Beach, Calif., he created some of the most innovative improvements in racing safety. The development of the ‘Christmas Tree’ starting lights that are implemented throughout drag racing today, took the human starter out of the equation. During the same period, it was Mickey’s idea to fill barrels with water to help absorb a car’s energy during a crash; the same safety technique is now used in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition years later.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Charlotte, N.C. – Safety-Kleen a Clean Harbors Company is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Stadium Super Truck Series (SST), Safety-Kleen will provide environmental services at all the venues for the inaugural season of the fast paced, high flying Stadium Super Truck action.

Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road racing bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in state of the art stadiums across the United States and one to be named International event.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Charlotte, N.C. (April 3, 2013) – Mexican Off-Road young gun, Lalo Laguna will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks season driving the No.17 Visit Mexico truck.

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.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Charlotte, N.C. (March 28, 2013) – Pro Comp is proud to announce its partnership with Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST), becoming the second tire manufacturer to sign for the 2013 Inaugural season of thrilling, stadium-style off-road racing.

Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in state of the art stadiums across the United States and one to be named International event.