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.
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.”
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. (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.
San Diego, CA – Robby Gordon and Toyo Tires have won Round 5 of the Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) racing series during its return visit to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California this last weekend. This marked Gordon’s second win of the season with his #7 SPEED Energy/MAPEI race truck. With his combination of five podium finishes and two Fast Qualifiers, Gordon takes over the championship points lead with six races remaining in the 11 race series. It also marks the third victory of the 2013 SST season for Toyo® Open Country tires.
“San Diego No. 2 was definitely better for me than San Diego No. 1. I had a great battle with youngster Sheldon Creed with him pressuring me the entire race,” said Gordon. “It was a great race, these Toyo tires really worked well tonight, and I can’t thank all the fans enough for coming out and supporting us.”
Charlotte, N.C. – On Saturday night, May 4, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the ultra-challenging dirt and asphalt course for the first of two events held at Qualcomm Stadium in the month of May.
NBC Sports will bring all the excitement and action to SST fans this Sunday at 1 pm EST / 10 am PST as Round No. 4 will be aired on the NBC Sports Network all across the United States. Watch an epic battle form between top drivers Robby Gordon, Ricky Johnson and point’s leader Rob MacCachren as they fight for the $40,000 first place prize. Check your local listings for exact times and channels.
The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 18, with the return to Qualcomm Stadium for Round No.5 competition, with a slew of racing divisions plus the newly added SUPERMoto bikes. All taking place on a brand new course set to test the driver’s skill and endurance.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Making its return to the birthplace of stadium off-road racing SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a full night of racing action with three distinct divisions testing their skills on the uniquely prepared high flying dirt and asphalt course. Robby Gordon, Larry Swim, and Jerry Whelchel were able to conquer the multiple challenges to record wins in Round No. 3 of SST Competition.
Robby Gordon, of Orange, Calif., driving the #7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck held off points leader Rob MacCachren to capture his first win in Stadium SUPER Trucks history.
The 20-Lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start and saw first place starter Gordon jump out to the early lead. Entering turn 1, third place starter Ricky Johnson of El Cajon, Calif., opted to test the cross-over option for a chance to take the over the lead. Not going as planned Johnson’s evening quickly came to an abrupt end as a flat tire resulted in getting him off course in the middle of the peristyle. Trouble also found Jeff Ward on the opening lap as he became stuck in the sand step-up resulting in losing multiple laps to the leader.
Los Angeles, Calif. (April 27, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made the return to the birthplace of Stadium truck racing on a specifically designed dirt and asphalt course inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.
Mike Jenkins began the qualifying session, running 3 smooth laps. Next was Lalo Laguna as he blistered a quick lap of 42.123 jumping to top of the charts. Laguna remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road new comers Arie Luyendyk and Nick Baumgartner. P.J. Jones found trouble on his third qualifying lap turning the American Racing Wheels No. 98 over on its side.