Sunday
Jun142015

Robby Gordon Races to a Pair of 3rd place Finishes in Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario (June 14, 2015) – Scotty Steele, 17, of Peoria, Ariz. collected his first career SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race Saturday at the Honda Indy Toronto. Steele led wire to wire as wild action took place behind him around the downtown Toronto street circuit through Exhibition Place.

Steele inherited the lead on the first lap from TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid and led every lap. Just as the race got started in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd that came to watch the SST trucks fly off of the three-foot-tall man-made ramps.

Steele, who only six days ago laid in an Austin, Texas hospital after an accident in X Games Austin left him slightly disoriented, became the sixth different winner in 11 races in the 2015 SST season. Creed brought his TRAXXAS truck home second, with Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy truck finishing third, Kincaid fourth, Charles Dorrance in the Sportsman Finest truck rounding out the top five.

The second day of the Honda Indy Toronto saw Keegan Kincaid drive his TRAXXAS-sponsored truck to a soggy victory Sunday in Toronto.

The Crandon, Wisc. driver won his second race of the 2015 season, the first coming in March in Adelaide, Australia. Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif., made it a one-two finish for TRAXXAS as the 17-year-old snookered veteran Robby Gordon and his SPEED Energy-sponsored truck on the 10th and final lap to finish second. As Kincaid kept a comfortable lead on the field, Creed and Gordon traded second place through much of the second half of the race, with Gordon steering clear of the wet and slippery concrete patches on the inside of each corner around the 11-turn, 1.755-mile (2.84 km) street circuit around Exhibition Place.

However, in the closing moments of the final lap, it was Creed that took the high line staying on the asphalt which offered better traction in the driving rain storm, forcing Gordon to attempt to make a pass on the concrete. Gordon spun while racing side-by-side with Creed, allowing the TRAXXAS driver to take second, with Gordon recovering to finish third.
 
Unlike most racing series, despite the rain in Toronto Sunday, the DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires that the SST trucks race on each week allow the series to race rain or shine, and on Sunday the large but wet crowd that came to downtown Toronto got to see a great race featuring trucks flying through the air and sliding through corners.

The ramps launch the trucks as much as 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course. The series features identically prepared trucks made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts, and like their Traxxas namesake are designed to take flight and stand up to rough driving. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour and race on DOT approved Toyo Tires.


Friday
Jun122015

Robby Gordon Claims Silver Medal at X Games Austin

Austin, Texas ( June 7, 2015) - Sheldon Creed won his first X Games gold medal in Off-Road Truck Racing, besting his 2014 silver medal at last year’s inaugural event. The 17-year-old driver got the lead early and held it throughout the competition. Kyle Leduc and Robby Gordon battled for second with Gordon passing Leduc on lap eight and Leduc receiving a black penalty flag.

Leduc ignored the call, resulting in a disqualification. Approaching lap 12, Keegan Kincaid, in seventh position, lost control on a landing, rolling his truck and leading to a red flag to halt the race. The race was called and the podium held with Creed taking gold, followed by Gordon with silver and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. with the bronze. 

Thursday
Jun042015

King Shocks and Robby Gordon Announce New Engineering and Manufacturing Partnership

 Garden Grove, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – King Shocks announced today its new engineering and manufacturing partnership with off-road Imagineer Robby Gordon. Having already chosen King for his Stadium Super Truck platform and Dakar Rally vehicle "The Gordini", Gordon will now implement his remaining off-road race efforts with King Shocks.

Gordon and King Shocks have been working closely for the past few months to develop shocks specifically for the #77 Speed Energy/Toyo Tires Trophy Truck, which makes its debut on King Shocks at todays qualifying for the 2015 SCORE International Baja 500. 

“Robby Gordon is the highest profile driver in American off-road and has represented our sport on a global scale, as both a driver and engineer. He has continuously pushed the limits of off-road technology throughout his career. He is a perfect addition to the King family and we are excited to see where the new partnership takes King Shocks,” states King Shock Founder and President, Brett King. 

Gordon will continue to contribute his knowledge and expertise to further progress King Shock technology, which will include a new line of Robby Gordon Speed Series King Shocks. 

“We have been running King shocks on all the Stadium Super Trucks and on our Dakar (Gordini) with tremendous success and reliability and this was the next logical step for our team. King Shocks makes a superior product and we are ready to show everyone what we can do having their engineering and manufacturing partnership in hand,” said Robby Gordon. 

Keep up with everything Robby Gordon and the 2015 Dakar Baja 500 by connecting on http://www.planetrobby.com and follow along with the team on Facebook and Twitter at: www.facebook.com/thespeedenergydrink, and http://twitter.com/SPEED_ENERGY.

The SPEED Energy No. 77 Trophy Truck is supported by SPEED Energy, Toyo Tires, Traxxas, King Shocks, 4 Wheel Parts, Magnaflow Exhaust, Eibach Springs, Mastercraft Safety, Embee Performance, MAC Tools, DeWALT, Freightliner Trucks, Replay XD, Impact by Mastercraft Safety, Lincoln Electric, Torchmate by Lincoln Electric, Ron Davis Racing Products, Techni Waterjet, Hella, Mechanix Wear, Saftey-Kleen, Weddle Industries, Kartek Off-Road, Team Gordon Race Wheels, Pro Am Racing Products, Anaheim Hills Auto Body.