San Diego, Calif. (May 5, 2013) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER
Trucks made the two-hour drive down Interstate-5, bringing the
600 hp off-road road show inside Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego,
Calif. for a night of practice and qualifying.
After a very brief practice, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the
very unique and challenging course for a best of 3-laps
qualifying session. The first group contained the top three in
the SST championship point standings Orange, Calif., native Robby
Gordon, Justin Lofton of Brawley Calif., and current point leader
Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas, Nev.
Gordon began the session laying down the quickest time of the
evening with a 36.828, a time that would end up remaining on top
of the leader board the rest of the night. MacCachren would find
trouble on lap-2 lightly flipping over in the sand pit. On the
restart Lofton found trouble as well spinning out and pulling off
the track on the final circuit.
Sheldon Creed, of Alpine, Calif. making his first appearance in a
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck would turn everyone’s head
laying down a remarkable lap 37.433 good for second place behind
However, that did not last long as Lalo Laguna of Mexi Cali Baja,
Mexico would record a lap time of 37.385 over taking Creed for
the second position.
The remaining competitors were unable to match the first lap
recorded by Gordon as he went on to win his second straight
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks fast qualifier award and the
one point bonus towards the 2013 SST Championship.
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #4 at Qualcomm Stadium
will begin with the Ultimate OFF-ROAD Expo starting at 12:30 pm.
Fans can get inside the interactive area for $10 or recycle an
empty SPEED Energy Drink can for FREE ADMISSION. Pits will be
open to all fans inside the Ultimate Off-ROAD Expo at 2 PM
concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver
autograph session. Racing will begin at 7 PM with Monster Truck
heat races followed by SUPER Buggy heats and Stadium SUPER Trucks
heats. SUPER Trophy Karts will hit the track before the all the 3
classes Main Events.
Tickets to SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium
start at just $25 for adults with kid’s 12 & under are $10 off
with a purchased adult ticket at the stadium box office or
through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
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including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can
be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 3 Laps):
1. Robby Gordon 36.828
2. Lalo Laguna 37.385
3. Sheldon Creed 37.433
4. Nick Baumgartner 37.531
5. Rob MacCachren 38.067
6. P.J. Jones 38.358
7. Justin Lofton 38.390
8. Adrian Cenni 39.178
9. Jeff Ward 39.409
10. Jerett Brooks 39.458
11. Mike Jenkins 39.540
12. Justin Matney 40.006
13. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 40.247
14. Ricky Johnson DNS - Will race on Saturday night
Sheldon Creed was the story in qaulifying