Super-Thumb-Trucks-Long-Beach-4-24-13Long Beach, Calif. – In a dominating performance, Justin Lofton overcame a practice mishap on Saturday by another driver to be the class of the field on Sunday on the way to winning his first ever SST race in the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Grand Prix of Long Beach.

As near perfect weather conditions blanketed Long Beach, Calif., the highly anticipated Round #2 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed asphalt street course of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The starting line-up for the 10-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times in practice from Sunday morning. At the conclusion of the 20-minute practice session, Justin Lofton navigated through the 11 turns and over the four jumps of the 1.968 mi course the quickest of the 12 competitors with a blistering lap of 1:47:775. Nearly, two seconds faster than second place, Jeff Ward with a 1:49:615.

Stadium-Super-Trucks-Crandon-8-31-12Charlotte, N.C. (March 20, 2013) – Famed Motocross and off-road champion Ricky Johnson will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks Season and will drive in the No.5 JEGS.com truck for the first three races.

Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Truck Series is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to several stadiums across the country. The first race for the series and for Johnson will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

“I’ve been waiting since 1995 when the Mickey Thompson Series went away to race and bang doors with the best in off-road racing. That dream is going to come true in Phoenix when I team up with JEGS High Performance and go after the Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship.”

Charlotte, N.C. – SPEED Energy Drink is proud to join the festivities at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as the Official Energy Drink Sponsor with a display in the Lifestyle Expo and will be sampled and sold throughout the facility during the April 19-21 event.

SPEED Energy’s Street Team will be on-hand to sample product and sell merchandise to the thousands of fans that will be a part of the weekend event.

“To have SPEED Energy the Official Energy Drink of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach makes great sense for both the race and us as a company,” said Robby Gordon, CEO of SPEED Energy Drink. “It’s a marketplace that is very exciting, up-scale event that is in our backyard. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is a SPEED weekend. Full of high octane racing machines, including our very own Stadium SUPER Trucks that will provide a great show for the race fans. To have our product showcased at this event is an honor and we’re excited about the opportunity. We look forward to race fans being able to touch, feel, taste and purchase SPEED Energy at the track. I think the Long Beach weekend is going to be a marquee weekend for us and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about it.”

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.