AUSTIN, Texas – Apdaly Lopez, from Tecate, B.C., Mexico, scored an impressive victory in X Games Austin’s Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race in front of a sun-scorched crowd and a live ABC network broadcast.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, B.C. Mexico entered racing’s history books Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by capturing the win in the second of two Menards at the Brickyard by TRAXXAS races and securing the overall win with the highest average finish in the two races. It marked the first time in the 105-year history of the famed Brickyard that trucks raced on the property.
Valcourt, Québec – Can-Am ATV racers won four 4×4 classes and put two riders on the overall morning podium at round 11 of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Foxburg, Pa. U2 class racers Rob Smith, who won the class for fifth time in 2013, and Jordan Phillips reached the morning podium on their Can-Am Renegade® 800R EFI 4x4s. On the West Coast, Can-Am Maverick pilot Pablo Veglia notched an impressive second-place finish in SxS Modified class in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series.
“Utilizing our industry-leading 4×4 system, Can-Am racers overcame the horribly muddy conditions at the first-ever Gusher GNCC to win four 4×4 classes and earn two spots on the overall morning podium,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The fact that we had five Can-Am 4×4 vehicles in the top eight finishing positions in the 10 a.m. session during a super muddy event says a lot about both our racers and our vehicles.”
Costa Mesa, Calif. – As the second day of the 2013 Sand Sport Super Show closed, right next door the Stadium SUPER Trucks would take to the track for a wild night of practice, qualifying, and main events in SST, USA Pro SuperMoto, Side x Side Mod, Side x Side Stock, and Trophy Kart 450.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for the best of 2-laps qualifying session. Robby Gordon continued where he left off the night before laying down the quickest lap of the session with a 58.372.
Saturday night’s final would see a six-car invert and for the second night in a row Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Apdaly Lopez would race out to the early lead before Jenkins would enter the second turn too fast resulting in a complete roll over.
Costa Mesa, Calif. – On a brisk Southern California day, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the opening day of the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif., for a night of practice, qualifying, along with Trophy Kart, 1400 Truck and SST main events.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary track for the best of 2-lap qualifying session. Brawley, Calif., native, Justin Lofton, edged out Wisconsin native Keegan Kincaid by .005 to capture the quick time with a lap of 58.222.
After a six-car invert Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Craig Potts would race out to the early lead, but entering the second turn Potts would lose the handle on his No. 59 truck spinning and losing multiple positions.
As gorgeous weather conditions surrounded the Toronto area for the second day in a row, the encore presentation of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for Round No. 8 of competition.
The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of the fastest times from Saturday’s Round No. 7. After the inversion Toronto, native, Paul Tracy would find himself starting from the pole position to the inside of Scottsdale, Ariz., driver, P.J. Jones.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As the drivers of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks ™ prepare to make history on the temporary 2.824 km street course of the Honda Indy Toronto July 12-14, two champion drivers with a plethora of laps around the course will be looking to make their first-ever SST series start.
Paul Tracy, 2003 CART Series Champion, and 1996 CART Series Champion, Jimmy Vasser will belt into their specially designed 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks and tackle the familiar course drifting around corners, launching over metal jumps and flying more than 50 feet through the air.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Tracy will return to racing in front of his hometown fans for the first time since 2011. Capturing three victories previously on the course in 22 starts, Tracy will use his aggressive driving style and track experience to lead the No. 3 SportsNet Canada truck to the front.
CHARLOTTE, 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.
St. Louis, Mo. – After the first five events primarily on the west coast, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks brought the 600 hp high flying machines inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo., for a night of urban off-road action. Rob MacCachren, Aaron Basl, and Sheldon Creed were able to conquer the multiple challenges of the tacky Missouri clay to record wins in Round No. 6 of SST Competition.
Rob MacCachren, of Las Vegas, Nev., driving the No. 21 Traxxas truck made a late race pass to en route to capturing his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season.
The 18-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., jump out to the early lead ahead of SST newcomer Keegan Kincaid.
On Lap-2, the No. 25 Team Arie truck would find trouble completing just one of the corners and slipping back multiple positions. Kincaid would inherit the lead in front of Iron River, Mich., native Nick Baumgartner.
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – Toyo Tires captured a historic 1st and 2nd overall in the 45th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 this past weekend. Robby Gordon of Charlotte, NC, driving his #77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires® Chevy CK1500 trophy truck, won the 501-mile race in a time of 10:04:36. Finishing second was BJ Baldwin of Las Vegas, NV, piloting his #1 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy Silverado trophy truck in a time of 10:13:51. Both drivers relied on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires for their decisive podium finish over a field of some 275 international competitors.
For the first time, pre-race qualifying was held a few days earlier on a section of the Baja 500 race course near Ojos Negros. Robby Gordon qualified the fastest, ensuring a number one starting position.