Charlotte, N.C. (March 27, 2013) – 2009 ARCA/ REMAX Series Champion, veteran off-road competitor and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver; Justin Lofton will compete in the 2013 Inaugural Stadium SUPER Trucks season driving the No.6 Imperial Valley Full Plate truck.
Stadium SUPER Trucks is modeled after the late Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship and will take off-road racing to 12 state of the art stadiums across the country and abroad offering the champion a year-end prize of $500,000. The first race for SST and Lofton will take place April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
“I’m really excited to be a part of SST, I have watched it all come together, and I can’t wait to line up to the start line April 6th for the Inaugural race.” Stated Lofton.
A native of Brawley, Calif. Lofton will go back to his desert racing roots in a specially engineered 600-horsepower Stadium SUPER Truck with support from Imperial Valley Full Plate group.
Imperial Valley Full Plate consists of various vegetable, hay, and citrus farmers along with multiple electricians and cattleman who have combined with other business owners and friends of Southern California to utilize the national reach and fan base of Stadium SUPER Trucks to promote their products and services fully.
“I am proud to be carrying the colors for the Imperial Valley Full Plate group. Everyone has become great friends and we enjoy having their support on and off the race track.”
SST President Robby Gordon commented on Lofton as an addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks for 2013.
“Justin has been a long time friend and competitor in SCORE and Best in the Desert, he is a very capable racecar driver that will be fun, and exciting to watch in Stadium SUPER Trucks. Being a past winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series, Justin brings a great amount of truck control, as he has tested the SST truck numerous occasions I am very excited and proud to have Justin compete with us in the Inaugural season of Stadium SUPER Trucks. “
Justin Lofton’s racing accomplishments:
•4th place finish in 2013 NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
•Currently Second in NCWTS Points Standings (2013)
•8th place in Final NCWTS Standings (2012)
•Winner of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway (2012)
•8 Top 10’s NCWTS (2010)
•ARCA/REMAX Series Champion (2009)
•6 ARCA/REMAX Series Victories (2009)
•ARCA/REMAX Series :1 win, 3 top 5’s, 5 top 10’s (2008)
•BITD Class 1000 Champion (2004)
•BITD Class 1000 ROY (2004)
All 12 Stadium SUPER Truck events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.
Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.), Long Beach, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, Calif.), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, Calif.), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, Mo.), Soldier Field (Chicago, Ill.), Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, Tex.), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, Minn.), Stadium SUPER Truck Finals (Las Vegas, Nev.), and one to-be-named international event.
ABOUT IMPERIAL VALLEY FULL PLATE
Imperial Valley Full Plate group is composed of several business owners from the Imperial Valley of Southern California. Looking for ways to promote their products and services the group is utilizing the national reach and fan power that Stadium Super Trucks will bring.
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!