Charlotte, N.C. (March 18, 2013) – Famed Motocross and off-road champion Ricky Johnson will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks Season and will drive in the No.5 JEGS.com truck for the first three races.
Gordon's Stadium SUPER Truck Series is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to several stadiums across the country. The first race for the series and for Johnson will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
“I’ve been waiting since 1995 when the Mickey Thompson Series went away to race and bang doors with the best in off-road racing. That dream is going to come true in Phoenix when I team up with JEGS High Performance and go after the Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship.”
Johnson is a seven-time AMA champion, winning races in stadiums that are familiar to the SST schedule. He also is a four-time short course champion, winning titles in 1998 and 2010 in Pro-2, along with 2011 and 2012 in Pro-4.
"JEGS is excited to partner with this exciting series," JEGS High Performance Vice President John Coughlin said. "Robby and his group have a lot of passion. The vision they have for this series combined with their passion will certainly pay dividends for their partners and create real entertainment value for the fans. That's a real win-win situation and JEGS is excited to be a part of it."
Johnson also will drive the No.5 JEGS.com truck on April 21 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Bach in Long Beach, Calif., and returning on April 27 to the site of his first stadium victory, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Gordon's new series features specially engineered, 600-horsepower off-road trucks racing against each on grueling dirt tracks with a huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 11 action-packed events in stadium venues across North America plus one International event soon to be announced.
“I’m so stoked to have Ricky Johnson a part of our series”, said Robby Gordon, President of RGOR. “Back in the day Ricky would always be one class above me and we had a great battle last year in Crandon during the TORC Series race. To get him partnered up with JEGS and race in venues he used to on two-wheels to come back later and race on 4 is awesome. I look forward to continuing our rivalry in a stadium setting.”
Additional information about JEGS High Performance can be found at http://www.jegs.com.
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ABOUT JEGS HIGH PERFORMANCE
JEGS High Performance is a leader in the mail order automotive equipment industry. JEGS sells performance parts, aftermarket accessories, tools, and automotive clothing to enthusiast worldwide. Founded in 1960 by Jeg Coughlin, Sr. as a small speed shop, JEGS has involved to 225,000-square foot state-of-the-art distribution center, a mail order business, two retail stores, and the Coughlin family's in-house race teams.
ABOUT ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD
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 Gordon’s 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. The Series is comprised of 12 heart-pounding events providing motorsports action in the greatest venues in the world. Professional drivers compete for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve BIGFOOT® Monster Trucks, SUPER Trophy Karts and SUPER Buggy racing all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!