Charlotte, 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.
“Stadium SUPER Trucks are the natural indoor compliment to short course off-road racing in the Traxxas TORC series. The relationship is much like Supercross® and AMA outdoor motocross” stated Traxxas President, Mike Jenkins. “Traxxas is always at the forefront of exposing the fun and excitement of off-road racing and we can’t wait to bring it even closer to home as part of the Stadium SUPER Truck series.”
Mike Jenkins, himself a seasoned off-road competitor, will drive the No. 47 Traxxas Slash SST. The driver of the second truck will be announced in the coming weeks along with the team’s official tire manufacturer.
“To have Traxxas commit to a multi-truck franchise in Stadium SUPER Trucks is awesome and an absolute honor,” stated Stadium SUPER Trucks President, Robby Gordon. “With Traxxas continued support of off-road racing, involvement in Stadium racing will be a direct correlation back to the consumer as the trucks competing on the track are modeled after the company’s wildly popular Traxxas Slash Radio Controlled truck.”
The presence of the world’s leading manufacturer of hobby-quality radio control vehicles will be known throughout the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo as they pull out all the stops for Traxxas Radio Control fun with products, contests, prizes, the Traxxas Girls, incredible, high-flying demonstrations at each of the Stadium SUPER Truck events throughout the season. The interactive Try-Me Track will give thousands of race fans the opportunity to take the wheel of a Traxxas Slash and put it through its paces on its very own off-road obstacle course.
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ABOUT STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon¹s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. Comprised of 12 heart-pounding races providing action in the greatest venues across North America. Professional drivers race for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
All 12 events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.
Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis), Soldier Field (Chicago), The Georgia Dome (Atlanta), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington), Metro Dome (Minneapolis), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas), and one to-be-named international event.