Toyo Tires has a few new faces on its team for 2016. Returning to the brand are off-road veterans Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin, but Gustavo Vildosola, or “Tavo,” is one of the team’s newest players, while Andy McMillin also joined the team after taking a break from racing a full season in 2015.
(San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California): The final stages of the NORRA Mexican 1000 were not merely a formality. Plenty of challenging terrain was in store for competitors as they made their way down the coast from La Paz to the finish in San Jose Del Cabo. Some pulled under the NORRA banner at the finish with hardly a scratch. Others limped in, dirty, broken and barely running. Most notable in its absence was the #72 Trophy Truck of Robert Acer. Acer’s V-drive gave out during the first special stage, leaving him miles from the finish line. Rear engine trucks have the back end of the engine pointing forward. The V-drive redirects the drive shaft back to the rear axle. Without it, the truck doesn’t move. The NORRA Mexican 1000 is the happiest race on earth but it’s also an extremely challenging test of endurance.
BOSTON – The Grand Prix of Boston powered by LogMeIn organizers are excited to announce that Robby Gordon’s Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will join the on-track lineup at the inaugural Grand Prix to be held in the South Boston Waterfront area September 2-4, 2016.
ADELAIDE, South Australia – Burt Jenner out-dueled 2016 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Champion Toby Price in Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.
ADELAIDE, South Australia – Rounds 1 through 3 of the fourth season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will begin Friday when 12 identically prepared Stadium Super Trucks hit the track in picturesque Victoria Park for their much anticipated return to Adelaide, South Australia, the exact location where 2015 SST Champion Sheldon Creed, and 10 other SST pilots stole the attention of motorsports enthusiasts all over Australia.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Arctic Cat Inc. announced it is launching the “Race and Ride with Robby Gordon” contest. The Grand Prize winner will race an Arctic Cat Wildcat X with Robby Gordon during the Stadium Super Trucks race at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., on September 16-18, 2016. The Grand Prize also includes a two-night stay in Orange County, Calif., for the winner and a guest.
Plymouth, Minn. (Feb 2, 2016) – Arctic Cat will enter five Wildcat UTV Teams in the World’s Toughest One Day Race – The King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, Calif. The UTV Class competes on February 3rd before 35,000 fans and nearly 500,000 on-line viewers.
Arctic Cat partner, Robby Gordon, will be bringing his 30 years of off-road racing experience to the King of the Hammers in a 2016 Wildcat X; the same Wildcats raced in Gordon’s popular Stadium Side x Side Series. Gordon has won seven international off-road class championships, two stadium series and three Baja 500s and is expected to be one of the front-runners.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., February 1, 2016 – Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce that Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will join the on-track lineup, March 11-13, for a third consecutive year.
“The Stadium Super Trucks have been a fan favorite since we introduced them in 2014,” said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “The series brings a different and unexpected style of racing to the event. We are pleased to have them back and know that fans will enjoy watching the trucks take on the ramps and challenging turns of our street course.”
CYPRESS, CA – In the motorsports arena, Toyo Tires continually strives for excellence, while demonstrating its diversity in the sport. During the 2015 racing season, Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc was crowned Pro 4 Class Champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), making him back-to-back champ. His 900-horsepower #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford F-150 relied on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires for a record-breaking 12-wins-in-a-row.
Very little details were initially available after Dakar Rally television coverage noted that Robby Gordon withdrew from the race, but now video has surfaced showing what happened to Gordon’s HST Gordini truck and its accident with a support vehicle.