CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cometic Gasket, Inc. announced today it is expanding its partnership with SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS and will become the primary sponsor of the Cometic Stadium Super Truck driven by Justin Lofton at X Games Austin this week.
DETROIT, Mich. – E.J. Viso completed a weekend sweep of three Menards Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races, taking Sunday’s race in front of a massive audience at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Viso’s Momo/Gridstar truck dominated a weekend of thrilling truck racing.
DETROIT, Mich. – Adding even more excitement and bringing an extreme element to the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, it was confirmed today that the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) Series will compete at next summer’s event, May 30-June 1, 2014.
In only its second season and coming off a wildly-popular debut in 2013, the SST Series will compete on the 2.3-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit with two races run during Grand Prix weekend. The high-flying trucks will launch from a standing start for each race and they jump ramps that will be set up on the Grand Prix race circuit.
With trucks expected to reach speeds in excess of 120 mph, launching more than 15 feet in the air and covering distances more than 75 feet on Belle Isle, the SST Series is unique in the sense that all trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Drivers do not have an advantage over others because they have a bigger budget or greater technology. Drivers are assigned SST crew members who make minor adjustments at a driver’s request. The rules are specific as to what changes are permitted on the trucks so that the technology in the trucks remains equal.
Costa Mesa, CA – Toyo Open Country tires helped racers capture two wins and a total of three podiums last weekend in Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, California.
Team Toyo’s Robby Gordon started out by capturing the Round 11 race win on Friday, piloting his #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck from a fourth place starting position in the 12-truck field to the number one spot. He then followed that up with a second place finish Saturday in Round 12. With his two-consecutive podium finishes, Gordon sits in second place in the overall championship points for the inaugural season.
“It was pretty cool to be able to come here and race Stadium SUPER Trucks in Costa Mesa, California. It is a huge step forward for the form of off-road motorsports,” said Gordon. “I am also stoked that we could pull off another victory on our Toyo tires, and it’s pretty cool that Toyo Tires won two of the three events here at the Sand Sports Super Show.”
Charlotte, 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.
Charlotte, 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.
Charlotte, 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.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Since 1975, America’s version of the Monaco Grand Prix – the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – has seen legendary drivers in Formula 1, CART/Champ Car and IndyCar create some of the greatest moments in motorsports history.
On April 21, history will be made once again with an unprecedented road course demonstration race by Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD Stadium SUPER Trucks™, which will run just prior to Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series main event.
It has been a long-time dream of Gordon’s to personally redevelop and bring back this unique form of off-road stadium racing that was immensely popular more than 20 years ago – known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD Stadium SUPER Trucks™ announced today the addition of the lightning-quick SUPER Buggy class to the Inaugural 2013 season. The SUPER Buggy is an off-road racing class similar to one of the popular Super 1600 Buggies that used to compete in Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Racing Series more than 25 years ago.
The eagerly anticipated SUPER Buggy debuts April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. and will also feature racing from BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks as well as the Stadium SUPER Trucks, the main feature of the series.
“The Super 1600 buggies is where a lot of successful racers started their careers,” said Series President, Robby Gordon. “It’s a really popular class, and I’m hoping our SUPER Buggies can launch some of these guys careers like it did for myself, Bob Gordon, Jerry Whelchel, Marty Coyne, Marty Hart, Marty Tripes, Bob Hannah, Frank Arciero Jr. and more. With our series showcased in the best venues across the country, there’s no other place where this class can race and get this type of exposure. Guys will race for $5,000 going to the winner with second place earning $2,500 and third getting $1,500, all while being televised on NBC. Adding another competitive class to SST will bring great drivers and teams that will make for exciting racing that fans will really enjoy.”
Charlotte, N.C. – Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD announced today that Sean Sermini, the owner of Superior Events, Racing & Management, Manager of Lebanon Valley Speedway Short-track and Owner of Stephentown Motocross Facility, has been hired as the Director of Operations for Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series.
Sermini will execute and direct each event during 2013. He will also oversee track construction in each stadium including pit areas and fan zones. Along with overseeing all operational staff/officials, choreographing pre-race activities and making sure the show runs on schedule including working with SST production staff and TV crew on producing a fantastic show for the fans.
“I have been a huge fan of stadium style motorsports since the mid-80s. I have also directed similar events for over a decade and now to have the opportunity to do what I love and direct the largest off-road truck racing series the world has ever seen, along side of Robby Gordon and his team is an absolute honor. Anyone who does not make time to check out one of these races this season is missing out. It’s going to be wild,” commented Sean Sermini on his new position with SST.