Archive for Robby Gordon

 SPEED Energy Takeover at the 45th Annual Baja 500Ensenada, B.C., Mexico (June 2, 2013) – As near perfect weather conditions blanketed the Baja California desert, 32 trophy trucks gathered in Ensenada for the running of the prestigious 45th Annual Tecate Baja 500. This event saw Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., back behind the wheel of his familiar SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI No. 77 Chevrolet Trophy Truck for the first time since dominating the Parker 425 in February. Read More→

Traxxas Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks with Two Truck Team

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

ssttraxxas ce60130ecb4909e9a415debb3762a407 220x92 Traxxas Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks with Two Truck TeamCharlotte, N.C. (February 20, 2013) – Traxxas®, the Fastest Name in Radio Control® has announced their commitment to a two-truck franchise for the inaugural 2013 season of Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST), becoming the first official multi-truck team.

Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks is a new breed of live off-road racinginjecting new life into the stadium truck concept created by legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new vision of Stadium racing pits specially engineered, 650 horsepower off-road trucks against each other side-by-side on grueling dirt tracks with a non-stop stream of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 heart-pounding, action-packed events in the greatest stadium venues across North America. Read More→

ROBBY GORDON DOMINATES PARKER 425

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

 ROBBY GORDON DOMINATES PARKER 425Parker, Ariz. (February 5, 2013) – For the second year in a row, Robby Gordon dominated the Parker 425. This was the first appearance of the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck since the 2012 San Felipe 250.

The SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck was quick from the start of qualifying on Thursday to the conclusion of the 425-mile lap race on Saturday. Gordon qualified second behind pole winner Rob MacCachren, which resulted in him starting the race one minute behind MacCachren. With an impressive start, Gordon caught and passed MacCachren within 20 minutes. Gordon talked to his crew about transmission heating issues after pushing the truck hard for the first 18 miles. MacCachren stayed within 10 seconds of Gordon for a few miles until Gordon eventually ran away from him. Gordon would then battle with Jason Voss, the fourth place starter, for the lead; Voss would stay within a few minutes of Gordon on corrected time until the second lap. At that point, Gordon’s crew made an incredible pit stop at mid-way. The SPEED Energy crew changed two tires and filled the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck with fuel in just 57 seconds. When the two drivers reached Lap 3, Gordon had pulled ahead of Voss by nearly 6 minutes and 32 seconds physically but only 4 minutes and 32 seconds on corrected time. Gordon would maintain that lead for the final lap, carefully passing slower vehicles on the course. He was the first Trophy Truck to cross the finish line, resulting in a memorable and flawless race for Gordon and navigator Charlie Holbrook. Read More→

2013 Torchmate Racing Team Announced

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Torchmate logo.1 220x75 2013 Torchmate Racing Team AnnouncedExpanding on the popular Torchmate Racing program Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems has added a few new faces to its robust line-up of racers. Joining long time team members like JT Taylor and 2012 TORC Pro Light Champion Brad Lovell, will be some of the best names in the business. 2013 Team Torchmate Roster: Brad Lovell

  • Casey Currie
  • Joe Sylvester
  • JT Taylor
  • Robby Gordon
  • Scott Sroufe
  • Ruffstuff Specialties
  • Wide Open Designs
  • Gwen Garwood Read More→

 ROBBY GORDON AND TOYO TIRES SET TO TACKLE  THE 35TH ANNUAL DAKAR RALLYCharlotte, N.C. (December 4, 2012) – With no desert too large and no mountain too tall, the SPEED Energy HUMMER on victory proven Toyo Tires will once again attempt to conquer the world’s most famous off-road event. The custom-built Dakar HUMMER driven by Robby Gordon and navigator Kellon Walch will tackle more than 8000 Km / 4970 Mi from Peru through Argentina and ending in Santiago, Chile making it the ultimate off-road adventure; the 35th Annual Dakar Rally. Read More→

4WHEEL PARTS QUALIFYING ROUNDS – DAY 2

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Nelson, Miller, and Gordon Shine on Day 2 of the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers

 4WHEEL PARTS QUALIFYING ROUNDS   DAY 2

Nick Nelson laid down a time of 4:46 at Wednesday’s 4Wheel Parts Time Trials, ending up second overall in the two-day qualifier for the Griffin King of the Hammers this Friday, February 10th

Unlike the solid axles used on Mooneyham’s Trick Toys Fabrication race car, Nick Nelson’s buggy from Jimmy’s 4×4 utilizes independent front suspension (IFS) for better compliance at speed.  The brand new, blazing yellow buggy set the fastest time, while most of the field struggled to even finish the course.  Only 55 of 70 starters reached the finishing gates under their own power on Wednesday.  The rest either succumbed to mechanical failure or frayed nerves as thousands of fans cheered them on in person and tens of thousands followed the 4Wheel Parts Time Trials online. Read More→

Robby Gordon Hits the Rocks on King Shocks

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

142 Robby Gordon Hits the Rocks on King Shocks

Robby Gordon will be competing on King shocks in the upcoming King of the Hammers race (KOH) in Johnson Valley, CA. on Friday, February 9th. KOH is one of the most challenging races on the planet. Competitors negotiate several of the toughest rock crawling trails in Johnson Valley known as “the Hammers” with sections of open desert thrown in on a 165 mile long course. Read More→

RobbyGordon2012 Robby Gordon Partners with Torchmate Racing for 2012 2013 SeasonCapitalizing on a 10-year relationship with Lincoln Electric, Robby Gordon Motorsports has embraced the new addition to the Lincoln family and welcomed Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems onto Planet Robby. Gordon, who has acquired the Torchmate Racing built TTB car for the upcoming Griffin King of the Hammers event, will begin testing the rebadged Speed Energy #77 car this week and he has tasked rock crawling champion and former Pirate4x4.com owner, Lance Clifford, to navigate. “Although I have not yet met Lance, he has come highly recommended and is a welcome addition to our team. We put a lot of value in having the right people to help us succeed,” said Gordon. Clifford, who has worked during KOH the last 4 years providing live web based coverage, is looking forward to racing. “I was just planning on enjoying the event with my family, but when the best off-road driver in the world calls you up and asks you to navigate you don’t think twice about accepting.” Read More→

KOH Torchmate racing prepares for the 2012 King of the Hammers with a full schedule of activities

Over the next week off-road enthusiasts from around the globe will converge on the tiny desert hamlet of Johnson Valley California. The sparsely populated community swells to over 20,000 when the annual pilgrimage of off roaders descends on Means dry lakebed for the King of the Hammers event. More than just a race, the weeklong event offers a multitude of entertainment options for those who like to test the merit of their machines, and driving ability over some of the harshest terrain known to man.  The event epicenter springs from the dust to form a virtual city known as Hammertown. Read More→