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Burt Jenner Wins Race No. 2 at St. Petersburg Grand Prix

burt jenner Burt Jenner captured the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS Stadium SUPER Trucks race No. 2 at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Sunday, upstaging what was an amazing first race that took place Saturday.

Jenner led nearly the entire race after inheriting the lead from Scotty Steele on lap three, who had mechanical issues and retired from the race. Jenner made the drive to his first SST victory look easy, but it was the battle that took place behind him that was anything but. Venezuelan E.J. Viso in his LIVE/Think Loud Entertainment truck and Alpine, California’s Sheldon Creed in his Traxxas-sponsored truck had a tremendous battle Saturday, and again found themselves side by side for much of Sunday’s final. In fact, while battling for second place on the final lap the two aggressive drivers ended up literally hooked together and almost on top of each other for much of any entire straightaway before getting separated.

burt jenner 1While the two battled together, Traxxas’ Keegan Kincaid and SPEED Energy driver Robby Gordon overtook the two and finished second and third respectively. Creed finished fourth and Viso fifth. Mexicali, Mexico’s Lalo Laguna finished sixth in the RPM off-road SST, Charles Dorrance of Austin, Tex. finished seventh in the Three Bears Motorsports/Go Puck SST, Erik Davis of Burbank, Calif. finished eighth in the Always Evolving/RePlay XD truck with Steele of Peoria, Ariz. and Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Penn., each driving LIVE/Think Loud Entertainment trucks, finished night and 10.

burt jenner “For some of these guys it’s just another win,” said Jenner, whose previous top SST finish was third at Las Vegas in the final race of 2014. “But for me, this is my first win and it’s special, and something they can’t take away from me. It’s something I have been preparing for since I was four years old and proves that I can race with these guys.”

The Stadium Super Trucks will move west for the Long Beach Grand Prix April 17-19 for rounds six and seven of the season-long championship. Viso, Creed and Kincaid took rounds one through three respectively in Adelaide, Australia in February in front of the largest crowd in the history of SST with more than 280,000 receptive Australians.

burt jenner Following Long Beach, the series will continue to venues with the IndyCar series including the Toronto Grand Prix and the Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix, X Games Austin, and a variety of stand-alone SST events including Los Angeles, Calif., and several new events in the Southwest.

St. Petersburg Grand Prix 
SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS 
Race 2 Results 
Finish  No.  Driver              Sponsor                       Hometown

1.        50   Burt Jenner      Gladiator/Outlaw LED    Los Angeles, Calif.
2.        47   Keegan Kincaid TRAXXAS                     Crandon, Wisc.
3.          7   Robby Gordon  SPEED Energy               Orange, Calif.
4.        74   Sheldon Creed  TRAXXAS                     Alpine, Calif.
5.          5   E.J. Viso           LIVE/Think Loud Ent.    Caracas, Venezuela
6.        17   Lalo Laguna      RPM Off-Road               Mexicali, B.C. Mexico
7.          3   Charles Dorrance 3 Bears Motorsports   Austin, Texas
8.        75   Erik Davis         Always Evolving/RePLay XD Burbank, Calif.
9.        48   Scotty Steele    LIVE/Think Loud Ent.     Peoria, Ariz.
10.      57   Bill Hynes         LIVE/Think Loud Ent.     Nazareth, Penn.

About SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas 
Stadium SUPER Trucks 

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: SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Press Release Contact Email: checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

Website:  Stadiumsupertrucks.com

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