Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12DETROIT, 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.

Robby-Gordon-Stadium-Super-Trucks-4-27-13Charlotte, N.C. (November 27, 2013) – Following the successful inaugural season of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST), the 2014 SST schedule features 10 race venues, all within North America’s top-50 markets, including six venues within the top-15.

Several of the events will feature two rounds of competition, bringing the total number of rounds to 15 for the second season of the highly competitive and high-flying Super Trucks.

Among the cities SST will visit include Las Vegas, Toronto, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. One additional city will be announced, which SST founder and president Robby Gordon, believes will be the headline event of the 2014 season. Specific dates will be announced in conjunction with promoters and other local partners. However, it can be stated the season will start in Las Vegas on March 7 and end at the same venue on Nov. 7.

Kyle LeDuc

Kyle LeDuc

As somewhat of a preview to the Stadium Super Trucks race Friday evening after the 2013 SEMA Show concludes, Team Toyo Off-Road brought out some of its notable off-road racers to host a demo this week called the Team Toyo Truck-Off. Slated as an event with “no money, no champagne, no trophy,” the racers hopped behind their Stadium Super Trucks and still drove like they were in a real competition, giving the SEMA crowd, some of whom had never seen off-road race trucks in action, a demonstration of just what they could do on the Ford Out Front track in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Vegas-10-21-13Charlotte, N.C. – Caesars Palace Las Vegas has hosted some of the greatest entertainment acts in the world – from Evel Knievel, to Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion, to the Formula One World Championship events in 1981 and 1982. On Friday, November 8, 2013, taking part simultaneously with the automotive industry’s premier trade show, SEMA, Las Vegas history will once again be made as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks event (SST) makes its way to Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.

The race track for this special one-day only event will be constructed in front of Caesars Palace. High-flying SST trucks will propel past The Colosseum and through the Caesars Palace marquee. Fans will be thoroughly entertained as the high horse-powered SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks battle door-to-door, drifting around the seven-turn asphalt racecourse and flying over specially constructed metal ramps.

Sheldon-Creed-Stadium-Super-Trucks-9-23-13Costa Mesa, Calif. – The finale of the 2013 Sands Sport Super Show would feature round No. 13 of the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks competition along with Stock and Modified Side x Side’s, 450 and Modified Trophy Kart’s all racing on the temporary constructed asphalt/ dirt and sand race course.

Just as the two days previous, Stadium Super Trucks, would take to the track for two practice sessions, beforethe best of 2-laps qualifying session. Justin Lofton continued where he left off the night before laying down the quickest lap of the weekend.

Sunday afternoons final would see a six-car invert with Apdaly Lopez pacing the 18-lap SST final to green. Lopez would lead lap-1 followed by Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid.

SST-Sheldon-Creed-7-15-13TORONTO – Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif., dominated the final six laps of the Honda Indy Toronto to capture his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory in convincing fashion.

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.

Justin-Lofton-Stadium-Super-Trucks-7-15-13TORONTO – Justin Lofton with stood a mid-race battle with Robby Gordon on the way to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of 2013 in the Honda Indy Toronto.

As near perfect weather conditions invaded Toronto, ON., the highly anticipated Round No. 7 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for race one of the doubleheader event weekend.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times from Saturday morning practice. At the conclusion of the 8-minute practice session, Sheldon Creed would navigate through the 11 turns and over the four metal jumps of the 1.75-mile course the quickest of the 8 competitors with a lap of 1:33:209, over a second faster than second place, P.J. Jones with a 1:34:658.

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.

Robby-Gordon-Stadium-Super-Trucks-4-27-13Charlotte, 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.

Stadium-Super-Bowl-Off-Road-4-29-13Los 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.