Lofton Leads Stadium Truck Qualifying


GLENDALE, Ariz. – The SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks made history, taking their first laps of qualifying on the specifically built course inside the University of Phoenix Stadium Friday.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. began the qualifying session, running three smooth laps. Next was Robby Gordon as he blazed a quick lap of 46.976. Gordon remained the quick qualifier throughout much of the event even after successful laps by off-road veterans Jeff Ward driving the No. 4 truck and Rob MacCachren in the No. 21 Traxxas entry.

Justin Lofton began his qualifying session with something to prove in the No. 6 Imperial Valley FULL PLATE truck nearly taking out safety barriers multiple times on his way to setting the quickest lap of the day with a 46.525.

“I’m stoked to be named the first quick time in Stadium SUPER Trucks competition and to have Imperial Valley FULL PLATE on board. It’s feels great knowing I’m going up against some of the best in the business when it comes to off-road racing. I just knew as soon as I got in a truck that I’d be fast,” said Lofton.

“You’re going to see a lot of great racing Saturday night. From the driver’s seat, seeing a few trucks out there on the track together is a lot of fun, let alone putting 12 out there. It’s going to be the coolest show you’ve ever seen in a stadium and I look forward to making history again being the Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks winner.”