Joining SST will be the newly added $5,000 to WIN OPEN UTV Shootout
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 30, 2016)- Robby Gordon’s SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS will return to the OC Fair and Event Center Sept. 16 & 17 for two nights of exciting off-road racing action at the Sand Sports Super Show.
Similar to the last three years, another spectacular dirt and asphalt track will be built at the Orange County Fair Grounds. Last year’s layout produced some of the best racing we have scene in Costa Mesa with door to door racing action all over the track from the 650-horsepower TRAXXAS SST trucks. However, the highlight of the unique track was a massive ramp that launched the trucks at least 30 feet in the air, and across opposing lanes of traffic. This signature crossover jump is one of the most impressive aspects of any motorsports event and is one of the reasons the Orange County race generates a capacity crowd of off-road enthusiasts year after year.
In addition to the thrills and spills of the high flying SST trucks, Sand Sports Super Show attendees and UTV racers of Southern California will be treated to the addition of the $5,000 to win OPEN UTV Shootout. All makes and models of UTV’s are welcomed to compete in this newly added event, and a chance for one driver to bring home one of the biggest winnings offered in UTV racing today.
In addition to the OPEN UTV Shootout, Arctic Cat will hold their own under card race each night featuring celebrities and local Arctic Cat dealers. In similar fashion to SST racing, each competitor will be assigned to an identically prepared Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 to take on each other in a true test of drivers skill.
While at the Sand Sports Super Show and SST race make sure to stop by and visit both Arctic Cat displays for new 2017 models and products. The main display will be located in the Sand Sports Super Show, while a smaller version will be located in the Stadium SUPER Trucks pit area.
Also returning to accompany the exciting SSTs and UTVS, will be a full slate of racing by the fan favorite 1400 trucks. These desert racers turned short course machines have been apart of the Stadium SUPER Trucks Sand Sports Super Show program since the inception back in 2013, and when they are on track you never know what to expect. In 2014 Michael Cox stole the show launching his modified Ford Bronco sky high much to the delight of the roaring crowd, last year it was Buddy Baker and Ryan Kibbe with the TrophyLTD car whom stunned the crowd and other competitors competing with the trucks. Who will be the highlight of the 1400 class in 2016?
Single- day tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 12, Police, Fire and active or retired military with a valid ID. All tickets will be sold at the gate on race day. Friday’s event will feature Kids free for kids under 12.
Companies and individuals interested in renting fully catered VIP suites that include private elevated seating for 25 per evening, refreshments and food, can call Stadium SUPER Trucks at 704-949-1255 for pricing. The VIP suites also include track-facing advertising space, public address announcements, and access to secured restrooms.
Gates will open Sept. 18 and 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a track walk, and autograph session scheduled to take place each night from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each night will include more than three hours of on-track action for fan and Sand Sports Super Show patrons to enjoy.
Past SST Costa Mesa, Calif. Winners
Friday, September 18; PJ Jones
Saturday, September 19; Sheldon Creed
Sunday, September 20; Sheldon Creed
Friday, September 19; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 20; Keegan Kincaid
Friday, September 20; Robby Gordon
Saturday, September 21; Justin Lofton
Sunday, September 22; Sheldon Creed
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
2016 World Championship Schedule
Round Date Location TV Broadcast Date Network
1-3 March 3-6 Adelaide, SA, Australia March 26 9:00 PM ET CBSSN
4-5 March 11-13 St. Petersburg, Florida April 17 12:00 PM ET CBSSN
6-7 April 15-17 Long Beach, California April 30 2:00 PM ET CBSSN
8-10 June 3-5 Detroit, Michigan June 19 3:00 PM ET CBSSN
11-12 July 8-10 Townsville, QLD, Australia July 24 4:00 PM ET CBSSN
13-14 July 15-17 Toronto, ONT, Canada July 31 3:00 PM ET CBSSN
15-16 Aug. 19-20 Charlotte, North Carolina TBD
17-18 Sept. 17-18 Costa Mesa, California October 9 6:00 PM ET CBSSN
Exb. Oct. 13-16 Mike’s Peak Hill Climb Challenge; Baja California, Mexico
19-20 Oct. 21-23 Gold Coast, QLD, Australia Nov. 6 2:00 PM ET CBSSN
21-22 Nov. 4-6 Auckland, New Zealand Nov. 20 2:00 PM ET CBSSN
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.