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Jeff Ward Enters Stadium SUPER Trucks Debut at University of Phoenix Stadium

Jeff Ward SSTJeff Ward, the first motocross rider in history to win every major AMA motocross national championship (125cc, 250cc, 500cc), and who later earned national acclaim on four wheels in both IndyCar and Off Road racing, has entered the Inaugural event of Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks™ April 6 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
 
Ward, of Newport Beach, Calif. will belt himself in one specially engineered 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks with full intent to challenge for a historic win in the series opener. 
 
“After my motocross career I headed right for cars, and ended up driving six or seven races for Dodge and Walker Evans in the Mickey Thompson Series,” Ward said. “It will be great to be back inside a stadium setting. It’s been way too long, and I have to thank Robby (Gordon) for bringing it back. It’s like motocross with a cage and I really enjoy competing in Off-Road. “
 
“With the SST Series, it’s going to get us all back together with guys like Robby, Ricky Johnson and some of the guys I’ve banged bars with in the past. We’ll get out there and do it again, and we’ll get those rivalries going. It doesn’t happen too often where different athletes from different sports get together to compete and show the respect we have for one another as we do. This is going to be a lot of fun. It’ll be a great show for the fans.”
 
Gordon’s 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.
 
An elated Gordon commented on Ward committing to compete at Phoenix, and possibly other races. 
 
“I have a lot of respect for and I’m really excited to have a star like Jeff Ward in the series,” Gordon said. “This is the perfect place for Jeff and the rest of us to go out, and put on a show that fans will be talking about for years to come – just like they’re still talking about some of the great battles in the Mickey Thompson series so long ago. And Jeff was a part of that incredible history.”
 
Jeff Ward’s racing accomplishments:
•7-time AMA Motocross National Champion
•56 national race wins
•2-time Summer X-Games Supermoto Gold Medal (2004, 2008)
•Runner up in Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Championship (2009)
•Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Rookie of the Year (2009)
•Motorcycle Hall of Fame of America Induction (2006)
•2-time AMA Supermoto Champion (2004, 2006)
•Winner of the Boomtown 500 Texas Motor Speedway (2002)
•Finished 4th in Indianapolis 500 (2000)
•Finished Runner-Up in Indianapolis 500 (1999)
•Earned first IRL Pole at Phoenix (1998)
•Finished 3rd in first Indianapolis 500 (1997)
•Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction (1999)
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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