Lofton Captures the Pole

Justin Lofton Pole.jpeg

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.

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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.