ADELAIDE, South Australia (March 5, 2016) – Burt Jenner out dueled 2016 Dakar Rally Motorcycle Champion Toby Price in Saturday’s thrilling second round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Second place starter Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland quickly stole the attention of the more than 77,400 spectators whom lined the 14-turn 2.012 (3.219 km) street circuit when his Hot Wheels/ Castrol EDGE truck hit the McDonald’s ramp awkwardly and barrel rolled 5 times landing the No. 2 on its side. The uninjured driver would climb on top of his battered race machine much to delight of the loud raucous cheers of the massive Australian crowd.
Ironically the two drivers who led laps in Friday’s opening round, but encountered problems found themselves in the top two spots on Saturday battling hard with one another for the victory.
Toby Price of Aberglasslyn, New South Whales started in the first position and jumped out to the early lead ahead of Mingay and Los Angeles, Calif. driver Burt Jenner driving the SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS Truck.
Inheriting the second position after Mingay’s violent accident, Jenner and Price would race hard and clean for the next two laps before Jenner would find an opening and drive the No. 50 deep in the corner working his way past Price.
The Australian motorsports hero kept pace with the ultra quick Jenner the final two laps, but would never be able to make a move to regain the lead.
Following Saturday’s second race of the season, Jenner considered Saturday’s victory sweet redemption from a podium finish being taken away from him on Friday. While leading the race second place Creed would make heavy contact with rear of Jenner’s No. 50 forcing him to spin loosing multiple positions.
2015 Stadium SUPER Trucks Champion Sheldon Creed from Alpine, Calif. finished fourth in the TRAXXAS backed entry, while Gold Coast, Queensland racer Matt Brabham rounded out the top five in his United Fiber and Data No. 83 truck for the second straight day.
Crandon, Wisc., driver Keegan Kincaid was sixth in his TRAXXAS NO. 47, followed in seventh by Norwell, Queensland racer Paul Morris driving the SuperCheap Auto/ Hungry Jack’s truck. Making his first start in an SST, Rob Cowie would finish the Move Yourself Trailer and Ute Hire entry in the eighth position, while Robbie Pierce from Santee, Calif. driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck was credited with ninth.
United Fiber and Data/ LIVE driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn. would go on to finish the eight lap event in the tenth position ahead of Penola, South Australia’s Greg Gartner who would encountered contact with Pierce after the restart loosing valuable ground to the lead pack. The No. 500 would be recorded in the eleventh position at the completion of the eight laps.
After his jaw-dropping accident Mingay’s Hot Wheels/Castrol EDGE/ Go Pro No. 2 would be credited with the twelfth and final position.
The third and final round of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS at the 2016 Clipsal 500 will take place Sunday at 12:05 PM local time just prior to the V8 Supercar finale in Victoria Park in front of another anticipated record crowd.
RACE No. 2 RESULTS:
1. Burt Jenner; No. 50 Los Angeles, Calif.; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS
2. Toby Price; No. 87 Aberglasslyn, New South Whales, Aus.; Trojan Security/ KTM/ CASE Equipment
3. Robby Gordon; No. 7 Orange, Calif.; Arctic Cat/ SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires / TRAXXAS
4. Sheldon Creed; No.1 Alpine, Calif.; TRAXXAS
5. Matt Brabham; No. 83 Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
6. Keegan Kincaid; No. 47 Crandon, Wisc.; TRAXXAS
7. Paul Morris; No. 67 Norwell, Queensland, Aus.; SuperCheapAuto.com/ Hungry Jack’s
8. Rob Cowie; No. 25 Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; Move Yourself Trailer & Ute Hire
9. Robbie Pierce; No. 30 Santee, Calif.; Royal Purple Synthetic Oil/ Impact by Mastercraft Safety
10. Bill Hynes; No. 57 Nazareth, Penn.; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development
11. Greg Gartner; No. 500 Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Delkor Calcium Battery/ Fuchs
12. Matt Mingay; No. 2 Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Hot Wheels/ Castrol Edge / GoPro
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.