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LINCOLN ELECTRIC NAMED WELDING SUPPLIER FOR STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS

lincoln weldersCharlotte, N.C. (February 22, 2013) – Team-owner and driver Robby Gordon launches his Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) Series at the University of Phoenix Stadium on April 6. All trucks featured in the series are being built in Gordon’s shop using equipment from his longtime NASCAR and Off-Road partner, Lincoln Electric.


The SST series will kick off the NBC-televised season in April with a minimum of 12 events scheduled throughout the United States and potential international events. The SST vehicles are highly-modified trucks that are powered by 600-hp V-8 engines and racing on DOT-approved tires.
All of the trucks are fabricated in Robby Gordon’s SPEED Factory facility in Charlotte, N.C., with welding equipment supplied by Lincoln Electric. The company has been Gordon’s welding supplier for the past decade as Gordon competed in NASCAR, SCORE International (Baja) and Dakar Rally events. That relationship continues as Gordon transitions to series ownership.
“Lincoln Electric has been an integral part of keeping our NASCAR and Off-Road race cars together for years, and I’m excited to keep them as a partner as our welding needs have increase to thicker and larger materials,” Gordon says. “The guys in the shop have been putting the welders to the test using Lincoln’s SuperArc wire.”
Lincoln Electric equipment employed to produce the SSTs include Power MIG® 350MP push-pull MIG welders to weld aluminum brackets, as well as Power MIG® 256 MIG welders that target mild-steel joining. Precision TIG® 275 TIG welders join brackets and specialty parts. Lincoln Electric consumables used in the shop include SuperArc® L-56® MIG wire. Gordon’s fabricators also use Lincoln Electric Torchmate® cutting tables to produce a variety of truck parts.
This season, SST racers will have the opportunity to win a $60,000 purse each weekend—the top three finishers split the purse–and the overall series champion will be awarded a $500,000 prize at the end of season.

Keep up with all the latest news and results on Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD’s Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following us 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 LINCOLN ELECTRIC
 

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.

ABOUT STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS
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 Gordon¹s 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. Comprised of 12 heart-pounding races providing action in the greatest venues across North America. Professional drivers race for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

All 12 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.), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.

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