Lopez Soars To Austin X Games Gold

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Apdaly Lopez celebrates after winning the X Games Austin Formula Off-Road event at Circuit of the Americas Sunday. (Formula Off-Road Photo)
Apdaly Lopez celebrates after winning the X Games Austin  Formula Off-Road event at Circuit of the Americas Sunday. (Formula Off-Road Photo)
Apdaly Lopez celebrates after winning the X Games Austin Formula Off-Road event at Circuit of the Americas Sunday. (Formula Off-Road Photo)

AUSTIN, Texas – Apdaly Lopez scored an impressive victory in X Games Austin’s Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race in front of a sun-scorched crowd and a live ABC network broadcast.

Lopez scored his second win of the season driving the RPM Motorsports/VisitMexico.com TRAXXAS truck one day after competing in his home country’s Baja 500 in Ensenada. Sheldon Creed in the TRAXXAS truck came in second with Robby Gordon driving the SPEED Energy/TRAXXAS truck came home third.

The 16-truck final race at the Circuit of the Americas was set by two 10-truck heat races where only the top-eight trucks advanced to the finals. The remainder of the top-10 trucks included Jerett Brooks in the RePlay XD/Synergy Electric truck in fourth, Scotty Steele in fifth, Keegan Kincaid in the TRAXXAS truck, Henrique Cisneros in the Momo/Gridstar Racing truck, Nick Baumgartner in the Loctite machine, Gavin Harlien in the Tonka truck and Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the Gunk machine rounding out the top 10.

The finish:

Apdaly Lopez, Sheldon Creed, Robby Gordon, Jerett Brooks, Scotty Steele, Keegan Kincaid, Henrique Cisneros, Nick Baumgartner, Gavin Harlien, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Justin Matney, Justin Lofton, Burt Jenner, Bobby Runyan Jr., E.J. Viso, B.J. Baldwin.