More than three decades after the Mickey Thomspon Off-Road Race was run at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1979, stadium truck racing made its triumphant return to the City of Angels last Saturday, April 27. Organized by racing superstar Robby Gordon, the series brings the excitement of off-road racing to an urban audience, in the spirit of the original Mickey Thompson series.
Gordon is not only the organizer and driving force of the series, but also an active participant every step of the way, from the design and layout of the track, to competing in the race and event itself. The 44-year-old Gordon brought his A-game to the Coliseum, qualifying first, and winning the SST race, coming out ahead of second-place Rob MacCachren, who won the Phoenix race on April 6. Justin Lofton, who won the previous week's race in Long Beach, qualified third, but ultimately came in ninth, proving there's no telling who'll take the podium in the fast-paced Stadium Super Trucks series. P.J. Jones, qualifing in 12th place, took 3rd overall in the SST competition; 5th-place qualifier Nick Baumgartner took 4th, and 13th-place qualifier Justin Matney took 5th.
Top three finishers for the Super Buggy feature race were Jerry Whelchel, Tyler Winbury, and Phil Bollman.
The next SST races will be in San Diego, California, at Qualcomm Stadium, Saturday, May 4, and Saturday, May 18. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster or at the Qualcomm Stadium box office. For race results and future Stadium Super Trucks information, visit www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
Source: Stadium Super Trucks