|Stadium Super Trucks: Justin Lofton sets quick time in SST series round 1.|
Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks (SST) made history, taking their first laps of qualifying on the specifically built course inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (USA).
Arie Luyendyk Jr. began the qualifying session, running three smooth laps. Next was Robby Gordon as he blazed a quick lap of 46.976. Gordon remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road veterans Jeff Ward driving the No.4 truck and Rob MacCachren in the No.21 Traxxas entry.
Justin Lofton began his qualifying session with something to prove in the No.6 truck nearly taking out safety barriers multiple times on his way to setting the quickest lap of the day with a 46.525.
"I’m stoked to be named the first quick time in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition and to have Imperial Valley Full Plate on board. It’s feels great knowing I’m going up against some of the best in the business when it comes to off-road racing. I just knew as soon as I got in a truck that I’d be fast," said Lofton.
"You’re going to see a lot of great racing Saturday night. From the driver’s seat, seeing a few trucks out there on the track together is a lot of fun, let alone putting 12 out there. It’s going to be the coolest show you've ever seen in a stadium and I look forward to making history again being the Inaugural Stadium Super Trucks winner.”
SST kicks off Round 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium with the Ultimate Off-Road Expo starting at 11 A.M. 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 P.M. concluding with a fan track walk featuring an on track driver autograph session.
Racing will begin at 7 P.M. 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. Be sure to be there to watch history unfold.
Stadium Super Trucks Qualifying (Best of 3 Laps)
01) Justin Lofton | 46.525
02) Robby Gordon | 46.976
03) Rob MacCachran | 47.135
04) Lalo Laguna | 47.810
05) Jeff Ward | 48.287
06) Greg Adler | 48.294
07) Austin Kimbrell | 48.437
08) P.J. Jones | 49.238
09) Mike Jenkins | 49.533
10) Justin Matney | 49.659
11. Nick Baumgartner | 49.978
12. Arie Luyendyk Jr. | 51.482
Super Buggy Qualifying (Best of 2 Laps)
01) Adrian Cenni | 46.005;
02) Larry Foddrill | 46.836
03) Rob Martensen | 47.527
04) Eddie Tafoya | 48.637
05) Brian Mullenix | 50.581
06) Rick Welch | 55.676
2013/04/07 | 14:47 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/SST