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Keegan Kincaid Wins SST Presented by Traxxas Race No. 2 at Toronto

Keegan Kincaid drove his TRAXXAS-sponsored truck to a soggy victory Sunday in Toronto in the second SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Keegan KincaidThe Crandon, Wisc. driver won his second race of the 2015 season, the first coming in March in Adelaide, Australia. Sheldon Creed of Alpine, Calif., made it a one-two finish for TRAXXAS as the 17-year-old snookered veteran Robby Gordon and his SPEED Energy-sponsored truck on the 10th and final lap to finish second. As Kincaid kept a comfortable lead on the field, Creed and Gordon traded second place through much of the second half of the race, with Gordon steering clear of the wet and slippery concrete patches on the inside of each corner around the 11-turn, 1.755-mile (2.84 km) street circuit around Exhibition Place.

However, in the closing moments of the final lap, it was Creed that took the high line staying on the asphalt which offered better traction in the driving rain storm, forcing Gordon to attempt to make a pass on the concrete. Gordon spun while racing side-by-side with Creed, allowing the TRAXXAS driver to take second, with Gordon recovering to finish third.

Keegan KincaidFirst-time SST competitor Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Australia finished fourth in a Toyo Tires truck, ahead of Charles Dorrance in the Sportsman Finest SST and Bill Hynes coming home sixth in a LIVE/Think Loud Entertainment truck. First time SST competitor and 15-year-old Toronto driver Russell Boyle finished seventh, with LIVE/Think Loud Entertainment teammates Scotty Steele and E.J. Viso crashing out of the race to finish eighth and ninth respectively. Steele captured his first career SST victory inSaturday’s first Toronto race.

Unlike most racing series, despite the rain in Toronto Sunday, the DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires that the SST trucks race on each week allow the series to race rain or shine, and on Sunday the large but wet crowd that came to downtown Toronto got to see a great race featuring trucks flying through the air and sliding through corners.

Keegan KincaidThe ramps launch the trucks as much as 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course. The series features identically prepared trucks made to resemble their scaled-down Traxxas radio-control-car counterparts, and like their Traxxas namesake are designed to take flight and stand up to rough driving. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour and race on DOT approved Toyo Tires.

Honda Indy Toronto
SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS
Race No. 2 Results
Finish   Truck No.  Driver                 Sponsor                      Hometown
1          47            Keegan Kincaid    TRAXXAS                  Crandon, Wisc.
2          74            Sheldon Creed     TRAXXAS                  Alpine, Calif.
3            7            Robby Gordon      SPEED Energy          Orange, Calif.
4          27            Matt Brabham      Toyo Tires                Gold Coast, Aus.
5            3            Charles Dorrance Sportsman’s Finest    Austin, Texas
6          57            Bill Hynes            LIVE/Think Loud Ent. Nazareth, Penn.
7          93            Russell Boyle       KMC Wheels / Oakley Toronto, Ontario
8          48            Scotty Steele       LIVE/Think Loud Ent. Peoria, Ariz.

9            5            E.J. Viso              LIVE/Think Loud Ent. Caracas, Venezuela

 
SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS Fact Sheet
– 2015 is the third season of SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks by TRAXXAS.

Keegan Kincaid– The first SST race was held at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 6, 2013 and was won by off-road racing veteran Rob MacCachren.

– The first event of the 2015 SST season featured three races in Adelaide, Australia with E.J. Viso, Sheldon Creed and Keegan Kincaid taking victories.

– Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2015 season took place at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Florida and were won by Sheldon Creed and Burt Jenner.

– Round 6 of 2015 was raced at the Long Beach Grand Prix and won by E.J. Viso

– Round 7 one the first day of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was won by Robby Gordon. Round 8 on Saturday was won by E.J. Viso, while Burt Jenner won the final round and was crowned the overall weekend champion.

– The SST by Traxxas series will race with the Verizon IndyCar series four times in 2015 – the St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Belle Isle Detroit and Toronto Grand Prixs.

– The SST by Traxxas series also races at venues including sites along the Las Vegas Strip, in stadiums and at purpose-built courses held in conjunction with large festival-style activities.

– The Stadium Super Trucks raced in Barbados in December 2014 as part of the International Race of Champions.

– The Stadium Super Trucks made their X Games debut with overwhelming popularity in 2014 and were featured live on ESPN and ABC.

– Sheldon Creed won Gold at X Games Austin in Round 10 on June 7, 2015

– The SSTs are identically prepared 600 horsepower purpose-built race vehicles, modeled after their Traxxas radio control namesake.

– At every SST event, fans can test and purchase Traxxas RC cars and trucks at the Traxxas display. At Belle Isle the Traxxas display and “Try Me Track” is located in the paddock which like the SST paddock is open to general admission ticket holders.

– Every SST truck competes on unmodified DOT-approved Toyo Tires. A fan can purchase the same Toyo A/T Open Country 35×12.5xR17 tires for their truck or SUV.

– Various SST by Traxxas videos, which have generated more than 10 million views since Dec. 1, 2014, can be seen at www.facebook.com/stadiumsupertrucks.

 
2015 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
2015 Season Winners
 
Round No.            Race Location                Race Date             Winner
1                         Adelaide, Australia         Feb. 27, 2015        E.J. Viso
2                         Adelaide, Australia         Feb. 28, 2015        Sheldon Creed
3                         Adelaide, Australia         March 1, 2015       Keegan Kincaid
4                         St. Petersburg, Fla.        March 28, 2015     Sheldon Creed
5                         St. Petersburg, Fla.        March 29, 2015     Burt Jenner
6                         Long Beach, Calif.          April 19, 2015       E.J. Viso
7                         Detroit, Mich.                May 29, 2015        Robby Gordon
8                         Detroit, Mich.                May 30, 2015        E.J. Viso
9                         Detroit, Mich.                May 31, 2015        Burt Jenner
10                       Austin, Texas                June 7, 2015          Sheldon Creed
11                       Toronto, Ontario            June 13, 2015        Scotty Steele
12                       Toronto, Ontario            June 14, 2015        Keegan Kincaid

About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by Traxxas


Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

 

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Press Release Supplied By: Chris Hecht

Press Release Contact Email: checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

Website: traxxas.com

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