SAN DIEGO — SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made a return trip to Qualcomm Stadium for the second and final time in 2013.
Five distinct racing divisions took to the track to test their driving skills on the uniquely prepared dirt and asphalt course. Robby Gordon, Larry Swim, Apdaly Lopez, Derek Costella and Shelby Anderson were able to record wins in Round No. 5 of SST competition.
Robby Gordon, driving the No. 7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck held off the hard charging Sheldon Creed to claim his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the season.
The 20-lap SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks final began from a staggered start, and saw first place starter Arie Luyendyk Jr. from Scottsdale, Ariz., quickly jump out to the early lead navigating his way through the first set of turns. Iron River, Mich., driver Nick Baumgartner would waste no time working his way past the No. 25 to lead lap one
Using the clear track to his advantage Gordon would take the cross-over option on lap two to race his way to the front of the field from the fifth starting position.
Scottsdale, Ariz., native P.J. Jones driving the No. 98 American Racing Wheels truck found trouble on lap five flipping over. On the restart second running Baumgartner would high center his truck on one of the jumps and become stuck losing multiple positions.
Outside front row starter Sheldon Creed would work his way back into the mix, battling Gordon for the lead on lap 11. The 15-year-old young gun would take the lead away from the off-road veteran for a half lap before Gordon would battle back to a slight advantage with Creed glued to the rear bumper.