Defending winner back for doubleheader.
Following another successful outing at X Games Austin last week, the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS race trucks and drivers will attack the downtown Toronto street circuit Saturday and Sunday.
The 2015 X Games winner and defending SST by TRAXXAS Toronto Grand Prix winner Sheldon Creed is back in Canada to defend his title and extend his series points’ lead in his TRAXXAS-sponsored Stadium Super Truck alongside eight other SST drivers hoping to beat the red-hot 17-year-old Creed.
Creed has won three of the first 10 rounds of the 2015 season. In 2014 he won both rounds at the Honda Indy Toronto.
SST newcomers including Australia’s Matt Brabham and Toronto’s 15-year-old Russell Boyle join three-time 2015 SST winner E.J. Viso from Venezuela, Austin, Texas’ Charles Dorrance, Arizona’s Scotty Steele, Crandon, Wisconsin’s Keegan Kincaid, Pennsylvania’s Bill Hynes and California’s Robby Gordon.
Creed holds a five-point lead in the series championship over Gordon and a 14-point lead over Viso.
The Stadium Super Trucks will race the same 11-turn circuit as the IndyCars but with the addition of four man-made ramps strategically positioned along the 1.755-mile (2.84 km) circuit around Toronto’s Exhibition Place.
The first of two weekend SST races will be Saturday at 4 p.m. with the second race scheduled for Sunday at 2:10 p.m.
The 36-inch-tall man-made ramps will 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. However, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour and race on DOT approved Toyo Tires.