Friday
Jun202014

Gordon Competes in Three Races at Detroit Belle Isle 

Menards Detroit Belle Isle Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Race 1 Results 

1. EJ Viso Caracas, Venezuela

2. Robby Gordon Orange, Calif.

3. Arie Liuyendyk, Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz.

4. Aaron Bambach Rochester Hills, Mich.

5. Burt Jenner Los Angeles, Calif.

6. Scotty Steele Peoria, Ariz.

7. Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc. 

8. Henrique Cisneros Caracas, Venezuela

9. Apdaly Lopez Tecate, B.C., Mexico

 

Menards Detroit Belle Isle Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Race 2 Results 

1. 19 E.J. Viso  Caracas, Venezuela
2. 5 Scotty Steele Peoria, Ariz.
3. 87 Aaron Bambach Rochester Hills, Mich.
4. 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. 7 Robby Gordon Orange, Calif.
6. 47 Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc.
7. 50 Burt Jenner Los Angeles, Calif.
8. 18 Apdaly Lopez Tecate, B.C., Mexico
9. 91 Henrique Cisneros Caracas, Venezuela

 

Menards Detroit Belle Isle Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Race 3 Results
1. 19 E.J. Viso Caracas, Venezuela
2. 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. 7 Robby Gordon Orange, Calif.
4. 50 Burt Jenner Los Angeles, Calif.
5. 87 Aaron Bambach Rochester Hills, Mich.
6. 18 Apdaly Lopez Tecate, B.C., Mexico
7. 5 Scotty Steele Peoria, Ariz.
8. 47 Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc.
DNS 91 Henrique Cisneros Caracas, Venezuela

 

 

Friday
Jun202014

Gordon Wins First Ever Truck Race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 23, 2014) - Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., in the Menards / SPEED Energy truck entered racing’s history books Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by capturing the first win of two Menards at the Brickyard by TRAXXAS races. It marked the first time in the 105-year history of the famed Brickyard that trucks raced on the property.
 
 Gordon would finish in sixth-place in the second Traxxas race allowing him to fnish fourth in the overall standings of the 1st Annual Menards at the Brickyard by Traxxas. 
 
 Apdaly Lopez of Tecate, B.C. Mexico entered captured the win in the second of two races and secured the overall win with the highest average finish in the two events.
 
 The Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series moves to the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix for three races May 30-June 1.  Tickets are available by visiting http://detroitgp.com/. ; The races from Indianapolis will be shown on NBCSN June 13 at 9 p.m. (PDT) (midnight EST).  All three races from Detroit will be streamed live on the internet at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
 

 

Wednesday
Apr162014

Gordon Wins Traxxas SST Grand Prix of Long Beach

 
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2014) – As the Citgo truck of Venezuela’s E.J. Viso and the TRAXXAS-sponsored truck of Sheldon Creed slammed each other heading into the final lap of the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Long Beach, Robby Gordon watched the two leaders through his front window and inherited the win as both drivers took themselves out of contention.
 
 The race was the IndyCar veteran Viso’s to win, as he led the most laps in his first-ever SST race.  Creed, 16, always fast and aggressive, challenged Viso rather than be content to finish second, which resulted in the hard contact between the drivers.
 
 Viso finished second followed by Creed in third, St. Petersburg-winner PJ Jones in fourth and 14-year-old Gavin Harlien rounding out the top five.
 
 Gordon’s SPEED Energy/HD Supply truck became the unlikely winner after not being much of a factor throughout.
 
 “I saw what was going on in front of me and it was cool to see two great young drivers going hard and putting on a great show for the fans,” Gordon said.  “That’s what’s great about these trucks – we can beat and bang and keep going which is what the fans want to see.  It was great to have E.J. a part of the series and we know Sheldon is going to a great driver and one to keep an eye on for many years.”
 
 After the dust up between Creed and Viso, Creed fell back to fourth behind Jones, and on the race’s final turn – a 180-degree hairpin – Creed took an aggressive inside line and dove hard inside his TRAXXAS teammate’s truck and slammed Jones, driving him out of the racing lane and coming back to finish third.
 
 “Had to do it,” Creed said.  “Last lap and I saw an opening and had to take it.  That’s what makes these trucks so awesome.”
 
 “Well, I guess he had to take the chance,” Jones said.  “We’ll do this again and I’m sure I have an opportunity to make a pass like that on him somewhere down the road.”
 
 The massive Long Beach-crowd was on its feet and yelling throughout the race.  As truck after truck pounded the road circuits tire barriers and keep on moving, the crowd’s enthusiasm grew.  Jerett Brooks, twice a podium finisher in the season’s first two rounds in St. Petersburg, suffered the hardest hit of the race as he stuffed his Synergy Electric truck into the turn-8 tire wall, then drove off to the delight of the fans surrounding the 1.96-mile 11-turn circuit.
 
 Mexico’s Apdaly Lopez finished sixth, series rookie Bradley Morris finished seventh, Scotty Steele came home eighth followed by another series rookie Nick Vanis in ninth and Brooks in 10th.
 
The race from Long Beach will be seen on NBCSN on May 2 at 10:30 p.m. PST.  The first two rounds of the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS will be seen this Thursday at 10 p.m. PST on NBCSN.
 
The next stop on the 2014 series schedule will be in Indianapolis, Ind. May 23.