GOLD COAST, Queensland (October 24, 2015) – Sheldon Creed captured Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS (SST) at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Queensland, beating Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon to the line by a truck length.
Def Leppard/ LIVE/ Think Loud Recordings driver Scotty Steele of Peoria, Ariz. finished third, holding off the hard charging TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid whom spun on Lap-7 and would be able to work his way back to the fourth position.
Creed, a young off-road hot shoe from Alpine, Calif., started third and made a strong move early to work past early leader Steele. From Lap 2 Creed drove a smart and conservative race to keep the aggressive driving Gordon and a full field of strong trucks behind him.
Following Saturday’s second race of the Gold Coast 600, Creed consideredSaturday’s victory redemption for a costly mistake during Friday’s event where he collided with Steele in mid air going for the lead. Creed would collect majority of the damage in the accident and had to limp his beaten truck around the rest of the race with a broken axle to collect valuable points.Saturday’s victory would keep Creed ahead of second finishing Robby Gordon in the 2015 Championship standings.
More than 50,000 spectators lined the 15-turn 1.85-mile (2.98 km) beach side street circuit to watch Creed and the 10 other TRAXXAS-branded trucks launch off of man-made ramps on the same DOT-approved Toyo Tires that consumers can buy. The loud raucous cheers of disbelief from the massive Australian crowd could be heard over the trucks as fans of traditional V8 Supercar racing saw the trucks literally fly through the air side by side and on the occasion on top of one another.
Rounds 18 & 19 of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will take place Sunday morning at 8:10 a.m. local time and 1:00 p.m. just prior to the V8 Supercar finale of the Gold Coast 600 on the street of Surfers Paradise in front of another anticipated massive crowd.
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 fifth and sixth 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 seventh victory of the year at the Gold Coast 600 in Gold Coast, Australia
– 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/
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Race 2 Finish Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1. Sheldon Creed No. 74; Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
2. Robby Gordon No. 7; Orange, Calif.; SPEED Energy/
3. Scotty Steele No. 48; Peoria, Ariz.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
4. Keegan Kincaid No. 47; Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS
5. Paul Morris No. 67; Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheapAuto.com
6. Burt Jenner No. 50; Los Angeles, Calif.; Gladiator Tires
7. Matt Mingay No. 2; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Hot Wheels/Castrol Edge
8. Matt Brabham No. 83; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data
9. Greg Gartner No. 14; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; Toyo Tires/Clipsal 500
10. Brett Thomas No. 69; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; TFH Hire/
11. Bill Hynes No. 57; Nazareth, Penn.; Def Leppard/LIVE/
Think Loud Recordings/United Fiber & Data
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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