Monday
Oct062014

Robby Gordon Claims Victory in Sunday’s SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS 

CORONADO, California (Sept. 21, 2014) – Robby Gordon captured the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the Coronado Speed Festival on the historic Naval Air Station North Island Sunday in front of a full house of military personnel and local San Diego area race enthusiasts.  The crowd included thousands of new Stadium Super Truck (SST) series fans who witnessed one of the most amazing feats possible in a race car at the conclusion of the second race.

The TRAXXAS SST race on the massive Navy Base across the Glorietta Bay from downtown San Diego, marked the third consecutive day the trucks raced in Southern California, with the first two races coming at Orange County’s Sand Sports Super Show Sept. 19-20.

Gordon and Kincaid shared top honors in Orange County.  The overall weekend win went to Gordon, followed by Kincaid and Steele.

 

Monday
Oct062014

Kincaid Holds of Gordon for Victory in a Saturday Night Duel at Sand Sports Super Show

COSTA MESA, California (Sept. 20, 2014) – Keegan Kincaid started on pole for Saturday’s SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race, but his path to victory lane in Orange County was anything but smooth sailing for the Crandon, Wisc., off-road driver.

The competition caution at the 20-lap halfway point of the race found Kincaid behind Friday night’s winner and off-road racing legend Robby Gordon.  From the start of the race, it was again apparent it would be Gordon’s night as he took the lead from Kincaid within the first 100 feet of the standing start.  Kincaid stayed with the veteran Gordon and followed him to the line at the half-way point.  Knowing that he would have to drive the best 10-laps of his short SST career, the 24-year-old second-generation driver did just that, and capitalized on an issue Gordon had with his truck to overtake and pass the series founder.

“I was having so much fun out there racing Robby,” Kincaid said to the massive standing-room only crowd at the OC Fair & Event Center.  “It was a battle out there and I took the Joker Lane early and it paid off for me and when Robby had an issue with his truck I was able to capitalize on it.  All these fans, look at them all, they’re awesome and it’s great to get my first SST win for TRAXXAS.

The short course at the OC Fair & Event Center was by all accounts one of the best layouts in the history of the SST series which produced amazing racing and constant action for the capacity crowd. 

“These trucks and the solid crop of drivers we have here put on a great show,” series promoter and founder Gordon said.  “I think these Southern California fans here tonight saw the type of show these drivers and trucks put on we look forward to building this series and continuing to bring it to people all over the country.” 

Monday
Oct062014

Robby Gordon Wins Race 1 at Orange County’s Sand Sports Super Show

 

COSTA MESA, California (Sept. 19, 2014) – On a night when 11 Stadium Super Truck (SST) drivers returned to the series’ roots in Southern California, it was the massive jumps and high speeds the race track produced that stole the show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday night.

Robby Gordon took advantage of the rough driving and tight racing the twisting track produced and captured victory in the first of two races to be held at the Sand Sports Super Show.  

After a series of qualifying and heat races, Friday’s race – which featured the entire field on DOT approved Toyo A/T tires – saw B.J. Baldwin start on pole for the 24-lap final race.  Baldwin held the lead for much of the first half of the race before contact from Venezuela’s E.J. Viso caused both drivers to give up critical positions to Gordon.  The smooth-driving Gordon inherited the lead and was never seriously challenged for the remainder of the event and ran mistake free in victory.  TRAXXAS-driver Keegan Kincaid fought through tight racing from second through fourth positions and came home second.

Our guys built a great race course that can be seen from every seat in the house, which puts on a great show for the fans,” Gordon said.  “This is what Stadium Super Trucks is all about – high speeds, big jumps and tight racing.”