Lofton Competes in both SST and Silver State 300

Charlotte, N.C. (May 2, 2013) – The first weekend in May will be a extra busy one for Brawley, Calif., native Justin Lofton as he looks to compete in both the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 in Eastern Nev. and Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 4 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. all in one weekend.

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The race inside two races will begin for Lofton on Thursday, May 2 with qualifying for the Silver State 300, twisting and turning through the tight mountain roads of Eastern Nev. in search of the pole position for Saturday’s desert challenge.

After the completion of qualifying Lofton will board an airplane Friday morning and make the 450-mile flight to San Diego to practice and qualify for Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 4.

With two Stadium SUPER Truck quick times already under his belt in four rounds Lofton will look to capture his third behind the wheel of the Imperial Valley Full Plate / Solar City / Weekend Warriors Productions No. 6.

Following SST qualifying Lofton will once again board a plane and head back to Eastern Nev., for the start of the Silver State 300 Saturday morning. After racing the Lofton Cattle / Speed Energy / General Tire Class 1 300-miles through the grueling mountains of Nev., Lofton will immediately head to the airport bound for SST qualifying heat races and 20-lap final.

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After a forgetful night one week prior, the Imperial Valley Full Plate / Solar City / Weekend Warriors Productions No. 6 will look to get back to its winning ways in Stadium SUPER Truck competition in front of many friends and family attending from the “Valley.”

Follow along with everything Justin Lofton Racing and the big double duty weekend by connecting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jlracing or Twitter at http://twitter.com/jlracing.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Lofton Captures Stadium SUPER Trucks Win at Long Beach

Charlotte, N.C. (April 21, 2013) – In a dominating performance, Justin Lofton overcame a practice mishap on Saturday by another driver to be the class of the field on Sunday en route to winning his first ever SST race in the Stadium SUPER Trucks Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Near perfect weather conditions blanketed Long Beach, Calif., the highly anticipated Round #2 of Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed asphalt street course of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

A Saturday afternoon practice crash by a fellow driver put the JLR and SST team members to work overnight thrashing to fix bent bars and mounting on a fresh white Weekend Warriors Productions body in preparation for Sunday’s showdown on the streets.

During Sunday morning practice, SST Officials determined that the drivers best lap time would be used for the qualifying order. With that said, Lofton wasted no time making himself comfortable navigating through the 11 twists and turns and four jumps of the 1.968 mi course. At the conclusion of the 20-minute practice session, the No. 6 had the quickest time of the 12 competitors with a blistering lap of 1:47:775. Nearly, two seconds faster than second place, Jeff Ward with a 1:49:615.

The starting line-up for the 8-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of the qualifying times in practice, placing the Weekend Warriors Productions / Imperial Valley Full Plate truck to the back of the field, in the 12th starting position.

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As the green flag flew in front of a jam packed grandstand Lofton quickly moved to the front passing truck after truck and taking the lead on Lap 3. A restart on Lap-4 bunched the field back up, but that did not hinder Lofton and the Weekend Warriors Productions truck as he went right back to work where he left off hitting all his marks on the tricky course to pull away from second place and secure his name in the record books as a Stadium SUPER Trucks winner.

After the race Lofton commented on winning Stadium SUPER Trucks Round #2:

“I’m super stoked to capture my first Stadium SUPER Trucks win. The outcome from Round #1 at Phoenix was disappointing, but to come out here today and put on such a dominating performance racing through the complete field is simply just awesome.”  

“Hats off to my crew and the SST crew for getting the truck back together after being rolled 7 times the day before by a fellow driver. I appreciate the Grand Prix of Long Beach for giving us the opportunity to race in front of all these fans. I cannot wait to come back next year.” Stated Lofton.

Lofton was followed to the line by Orange, Calif. native Robby Gordon and third place finisher Rob MacCachren of Las Vegas, Nev.

In 2013, 11 SST events will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and four on NBC Sports. Check local listings for channels and times. 

Venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas), Metrodome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Trucks Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

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The next race for Justin Lofton and the Imperial Valley Full Plate / J6INK / Weekend Warriors Productions / Smith Sport Optics / Rockwell Time / Impact Racing No. 6 will be Saturday night, April 27, as stadium racing will make its return to the place where it all began; the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.

Follow along with everything Justin Lofton Racing by connecting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jlracing or Twitter at http://twitter.com/jlracing.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Lofton Commits to Full Season of Stadium SUPER Trucks

Charlotte, N.C. (April 18, 2013) –NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, and veteran desert off-road racer; Justin Lofton will compete in all 12 races of the Inaugural SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) season, instantly becoming a primary contender for the $500,000 championship prize.

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Lofton, a native of Brawley, Calif., will leave the asphalt of NASCAR for the next four months to get dirty in Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks an off-road racing series modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Grand Prix.

Imperial Valley Full Plate will serve as primary sponsor for select races, while additional primary sponsorship will be announced at a later date. Other supporters in the quest for a SST Championship on the No. 6 truck include; J6INK, Weekend Warriors Productions, Smith Sport Optics, Rockwell Time, and Impact Race Products.

“I'm excited to announce that I will be competing for the first ever Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship.  I have an ultra quick truck, and it was a real thrill to be named the first fast qualifier and heat race winner in series history at University of Phoenix Stadium, I’m really looking forward to continue to make history.” Stated Lofton.

In 2013, 11 SST events will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and four on NBC Sports. Check local listings for channels and times. 

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Venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, Calif.), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas), Metrodome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Trucks Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

The next race for Justin Lofton and the Imperial Valley Full Plate / J6INK / Weekend Warrior Productions / Smith Sport Optics / Rockwell Time / Impact Racing No. 6 will be Sunday afternoon, April 21, in Long Beach, Calif. As the 600 HP Stadium SUPER Trucks take to the streets of Long Beach, for a high flying, tire squealing, door-to-door race that will certainly give the Grand Prix of Long Beach fans something to talk about.

Follow along with everything Justin Lofton Racing by connecting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jlracing or Twitter at http://twitter.com/jlracing.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

ABOUT IMPERIAL VALLEY FULL PLATE

Imperial Valley Full Plate group is composed of several business owners from the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Looking for ways to promote their products and services the group is utilizing the national reach and fan power that Stadium Super Trucks will bring. This group consists of Vegetable, hay, citrus farmers, cattlemen, electricians, and various other business owners and friends.

ABOUT JUSTIN LOFTON

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Justin Lofton began his racing career on two wheels racing BMX and Downhill Mountain bikes. At the age of 17 made the switch to four wheels racing in the CHCA Series. Since then, Justin has won numerous races and championships from the mountains of Colorado, deserts of Southern Nevada, and ovals of the east coast. Justin currently races full time in the Best In the Desert racing series in a unlimited buggy, along with competing Inaugural Robby Gordon Stadium Super Trucks Series. Justin will also compete part time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Along with racing JLI also is home to Weekend Warriors Productions a full production company with experience in everything from viral videos to full length films, along with J6INK Vinyl Graphics.

Lofton Captures the Pole

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Glendale, Ariz.  (April 5, 2013) –  SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made history, taking their first laps of qualifying on the specifically built course inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. 

Arie Luyendyk Jr. began the qualifying session, running 3 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 JEGS.com truck and Rob MacCachren in the No.21 Traxxas entry. Justin Lofton began his qualifying session with something to prove in the No.6 Imperial Valley FULL PLATE 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.”

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks 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.

KIDS ARE NOW FREE! Kids ages 12 and under get in FREE with a paid Adult ticket. Tickets are still available through the stadium box office, http://app.streamsend.com/c/18359409/2352/qKs2JDX/p92g6elqv6?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketmaster.comticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at http://app.streamsend.com/c/18359409/2354/qKs2JDX/p92g6elqv6?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FStadiumSuperTrucksfacebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and http://app.streamsend.com/c/18359409/2356/qKs2JDX/p92g6elqv6?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FSSuperTruckstwitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://app.streamsend.com/c/18359409/2358/qKs2JDX/p92g6elqv6?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stadiumsupertrucks.comhttp://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 3 Laps): 1. Justin Lofton 46.525; 2. Robby Gordon 46.976; 3. Rob MacCachran 47.135; 4. Lalo Laguna 47.810; 5. Jeff Ward 48.287; 6. Greg Adler 48.294; 7. Austin Kimbrell 48.437; 8. P.J. Jones 49.238; 9. 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): 1. Adrian Cenni 46.005; 2. Larry Foddrill 46.836; 3. Rob Martensen 47.527; 4. Eddie Tafoya 48.637; 5. Brian Mullenix 50.581; 6. Rick Welch 55. 676. (2) SUPER Buggys DNQ.

Lofton to race Stadium Super Trucks

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Charlotte, N.C. (March 27, 2013) – 2009 ARCA/ REMAX Series Champion, veteran off-road competitor and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver; Justin Lofton will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks season driving the No.6 Imperial Valley Full Plate truck.

Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to 12 state of the art stadiums across the country and abroad offering the champion a year-end prize of $500,000. The first race for SST and Lofton will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

“I'm really excited to be a part of SST, I have watched it all come together, and I can't wait to line up to the start line April 6th for the Inaugural race.” Stated Lofton.

A native of Brawley, Calif. Lofton will go back to his desert racing roots in a specially engineered 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Truck with support from Imperial Valley Full Plate group.

Imperial Valley Full Plate consists of various vegetable, hay, and citrus farmers along with multiple electricians and cattleman who have combined with other business owners and friends of Southern California to utilize the national reach and fan base of Stadium SUPER Trucks to promote their products and services fully.

“I am proud to be carrying the colors for the Imperial Valley Full Plate group. Everyone has become great friends and we enjoy having their support on and off the race track.”

SST President Robby Gordon commented on Lofton as an addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks for 2013.

“Justin has been a long time friend and competitor in SCORE and Best in the Desert, he is a very capable racecar driver that will be fun, and exciting to watch in Stadium SUPER Trucks. Being a past winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, Justin brings a great amount of truck control, as he has tested the SST truck numerous occasions  I am very excited and proud to have Justin compete with us in the Inaugural season of Stadium SUPER Trucks. “

Justin Lofton’s racing accomplishments:
•4th place finish in 2013 NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
•Currently Second in NCWTS Points Standings (2013)
•8th place in Final NCWTS Standings (2012)
•Winner of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway (2012)
•8 Top 10’s NCWTS (2010)
•ARCA/REMAX Series Champion (2009)
•6 ARCA/REMAX Series Victories (2009)
•ARCA/REMAX Series :1 win, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s (2008)
•BITD Class 1000 Champion (2004)
•BITD Class 1000 ROY (2004)

All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.

Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

Keep up with the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series at facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks and twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. Visit http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com for more information including where to purchase tickets for the 2013 season.

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ABOUT IMPERIAL VALLEY FULL PLATE

Imperial Valley Full Plate group is composed of several business owners from the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Looking for ways to promote their products and services the group is utilizing the national reach and fan power that Stadium Super Trucks will bring.

ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD

Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon’s new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!