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Australian Matt Mingay Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks Finale at Gold Coast 600

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GOLD COAST, Queensland (October 25, 2015) – Famed Australian stunt man and SST driver Matt Mingay captured his first Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS victory in exciting fashion Sunday in the SST TRAXXAS trucks finale of the Gold Coast 600 on the temporary beach side street circuit in Surfers Paradise in front of another capacity crowd.

Mingay, a resident of Gold Coast, Queensland whom lives just steps away from the race circuit drove his No. 2 Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE-sponsored truck in the shadows of Norwell, Queensland SST newcomer Paul Morris from the start of the l0-lap shootout, as the two Australian’s wasted no time moving to the front of the pack from there sixth and seventh starting positions.

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Lap-3 leader Brett Thomas from Gold Coast, Queensland would spin after contact with Crandon, Wisc. driver Keegan Kincaid. The contact would allow Morris and Mingay slip by Kincaid into the top two positions. This would set up a tremendous three-truck battle for the final five laps of the race.

Mingay, Morris, and Kincaid put on a show for the capacity crowd as the three trucks battled corner to corner, sliding sideways, making contact, smoking the Toyo Open Country A/T II tires and maneuvering their 600-horsepower TRAXXAS trucks around the track much to the delight of the ecstatic crowd.

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As the white flag flew Mingay would set up Morris for a final pass. As Morris missed his mark in turn 5 Mingay aggressively moved into the lead position. Mingay would go on to the win his first SST race, followed by Morris, and Kincaid rounding out the podium.

Burt Jenner from Los Angeles, Calif. would finish in the fourth position in his Gladiator Tires truck, as Traxxas driver Sheldon Creed from Alpine, Calif. would recover from contact early in the event to finish the race in the fifth position. Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud Recordings teammates of Scotty Steele from Peoria, Ariz. and Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes would finish sixth and seventh respectively.

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Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon was eighth in his Xbox One/Halo 5 Guardians/SPEED Energy No. 7 followed by early race leader Australian Brett Thomas in the TFH Hire/Illuminated Water truck. Matthew Brabham from Gold Coast, Queensland in the Def Leppard/LIVE/Thinking Loud Recordings truck was credited with tenth after making hard contact with the wall on Lap-3. Penola, South Australia driver Greg Gartner in the No. 14 Toyo Tires/ Clipsal 500 SST truck was credited with eleventh after having an early mechanical problem.

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Morris, one of the most versatile drivers in all of Australia capitalized on two podiums finishes in his first weekend behind the wheel of a SST truck to claim the overall weekend victory. Creed would finish second overall, with Matt Mingay claiming third.

Sheldon Creed Wins Stadium SUPER Trucks 
Race 3 at Gold Coast 600
 
Earlier in the morning SST Championship points leader Sheldon Creed would go on to win Sunday’s first round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating Peoria, Ariz. driver Scotty Steele.


Robby Gordon debuting a new X Box One Halo 5 Guardians paint scheme would cross the line in the third position after a Lap 1 tangle with Paul Morris, Matt Mingay, and Creed.

In a very impressive drive Creed would pass every single truck in the field in route to his seventh victory of the year.

Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Mingay was fourth in his Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE No. 2 followed by Paul Morris in the SuperCheapAuto.com truck. Greg Gartner from Penola, South Australia in the Toyo Tires/ Clipsal 500 truck was credited with the sixth position. While Gold Coast, Queensland driver Brett Thomas in the No. 69 TFH Hire SST truck finished seventh after leading multiple laps.

Nazareth, Penn. driver Bill Hynes driving the Def Leppard/LIVE/ Think Loud Recordings truck finished in the eighth position followed by Friday’s race 1 winner Burt Jenner in the Gladiator Tire truck.

Gold Coast, Queensland native Matthew Brabham made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall and was credited with the tenth spot, while TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid was not able to start the race.

The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas series will continue its Australian tour with Round 20; October 31 at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Tickets to the race are available through Ticketek at the following link: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=STADIUMT15

 

SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Fact Sheet

– 2015 is the third season of SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks by TRAXXAS.
– The first SST race was held at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 6, 2013 and was won by off-road racing veteran Rob MacCachren.
– The first event of the 2015 SST season featured three races in Adelaide, Australia with E.J. Viso, Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid taking victories.
– Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2015 season took place at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Florida and were won by Sheldon Creed and Burt Jenner.
– Round 6 of 2015 was raced at the Long Beach Grand Prix and won by E.J. Viso
– Round 7 at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was won by Robby Gordon. Round 8 was won by E.J. Viso, while Burt Jenner won the final round and was crowned the overall weekend champion.
– The SST by Traxxas series will race with the Verizon IndyCar series four times in 2015 – the St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Belle Isle Detroit and Toronto Grand Prixs.
– The SST by Traxxas series also races at venues including sites along the Las Vegas Strip, in stadiums and at purpose-built courses held in conjunction with large festival-style activities.
– The Stadium Super Trucks raced in Barbados in December 2014 as part of the International Race of Champions.
– The Stadium Super Trucks made their X Games debut with overwhelming popularity in 2014 and were featured live on ESPN and ABC.
– Sheldon Creed won Gold at X Games Austin in Round 10 on June 7, 2015
– Scotty Steele captured his first SST victory in Round 11 at the Indy Toronto
-Keegan Kincaid earned his third victory of the season in Round 12 in Toronto
– PJ Jones claimed his third SST Victory in three years with Round 13 at Costa Mesa, Calif.
– Sheldon Creed captured his four and fifth victory of 2015 in Round 15 and 16 at the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, Calif.
– Burt Jenner claims his third victory of the year with the Race 1 victory at the Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
– Sheldon Creed captures his sixth and seventh victory of the year in Gold Coast, Australia
– Matt Mingay becomes the first ever Australian to win in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition with his Race 4 win at the Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise.
– The SSTs are identically prepared 600 horsepower purpose-built race vehicles, modeled after their Traxxas radio control namesake.
– Every SST truck competes on unmodified DOT-approved Toyo Tires. A fan can purchase the same Toyo A/T Open Country 35×12.5xR17 tires for their truck or SUV.
– Various SST by Traxxas videos, which have generated more than 10 million views since Dec. 1, 2014, can be seen at www.facebook.com/stadiumsupertrucks.

 

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas
Race 4 Finish Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
 

1. Matt Mingay No. 2; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus. Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge
2. Paul Morris No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheapAuto.com
3. Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS
4. Burt Jenner No. 50; Los Angeles, Calif. Gladiator Tires
5. Sheldon Creed No. 74; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
6. Scotty Steele No. 48; Peoria, Ariz.; Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud
Recordings/United Fiber & Data
7. Bill Hynes No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data
8. Robby Gordon No. 7; Orange, Calif.; SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS
9. Brett Thomas No. 69; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; TFH Hire/
Illuminated Water
10. Greg Gartner No. 14; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; Toyo Tires/Clipsal 500
11. Matt Brabham No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data

 

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas

Race 3 Finish Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


1. Sheldon Creed No. 74; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
2. Scotty Steele No. 48; Peoria, Ariz.; Def Leppard/LIVE/Think Loud
Recordings/United Fiber & Data
3. Robby Gordon No. 7; Orange, Calif.; SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/TRAXXAS
4. Matt Mingay No. 2; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus. Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge
5. Paul Morris No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheapAuto.com
6. Greg Gartner No. 14; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; Toyo Tires/Clipsal 500
7. Brett Thomas No. 69; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; TFH Hire/
Illuminated Water
8. Bill Hynes No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data
9. Burt Jenner No. 50; Los Angeles, Calif. Gladiator Tires
10.Matt Brabham No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data
11. Keegan Kincaid Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS

 

2015 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
2015 Season Winners
 
Round No.            Race Location                Race Date             Winner
1                         Adelaide, Australia         Feb. 27, 2015        E.J. Viso
2                         Adelaide, Australia         Feb. 28, 2015        Sheldon Creed
3                         Adelaide, Australia         March 1, 2015       Keegan Kincaid
4                         St. Petersburg, Fla.        March 28, 2015     Sheldon Creed
5                         St. Petersburg, Fla.        March 29, 2015     Burt Jenner
6                         Long Beach, Calif.          April 19, 2015       E.J. Viso
7                         Detroit, Mich.                May 29, 2015        Robby Gordon
8                         Detroit, Mich.                May 30, 2015        E.J. Viso
9                         Detroit, Mich.                May 31, 2015        Burt Jenner
10                       Austin, Texas                 June 7, 2015         Sheldon Creed
11                       Toronto, Ont., Canada    June 13, 2015        Scotty Steele
12                       Toronto, Ont., Canada    June 14, 2015        Keegan Kincaid
13                       Costa Mesa, Calif.          Sept. 18, 2015       PJ Jones
14                       Costa Mesa, Calif.          Sept. 19, 2015       Sheldon Creed
15                       Costa Mesa, Calif.          Sept. 20, 2015       Sheldon Creed
16                       Gold Coast, Queensland  Oct. 23, 2015        Burt Jenner
17                       Gold Coast, Queensland  Oct. 24, 2015        Sheldon Creed
18                       Gold Coast, Queensland  Oct. 25, 2015        Sheldon Creed
19                       Gold Coast, Queensland  Oct. 25, 2015        Matt Mingay

About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

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