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Toyo Tires Partners With Stadium Super Trucks; Traxxas Forms Team
February 21, 2013
Toyo Tires, which will have multiple SST trucks equipped with its Open Country M/T, will also be the presenting tire sponsor at two televised events, including the season opener on April 6.
Toyo Tires Partners With Stadium Super Trucks; Traxxas Forms Team

Toyo Tire U.S.A has formed a partnership with Robby Gordon Off-Road’s Stadium Super Trucks (SST), becoming the first tire manufacturer to sign for the 2013 inaugural season of stadium-style off-road racing. 
 
Robby Gordon’s new concept of stadium racing involves high-powered off-road trucks racing on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers, and tight corners. The 2013 season will be comprised of 12 events providing action in the greatest venues across North America.
 
Toyo Tires will have multiple Stadium Super Trucks equipped with its popular Open Country M/T, including that of No. 7 Robby Gordon.
 
Additional drivers representing Toyo Tires in the series will be announced at a later date. Toyo Tires will also be the presenting tire sponsor at two televised events, including the season opener at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ, on April 6.
 
In related news, Traxxas has announced their commitment to a two-truck franchise for the inaugural 2013 season of Robby Gordon Off-Road’s Stadium Super Trucks, becoming the first official multi-truck team.

Traxxas President Mike Jenkins will drive the No. 47 Traxxas Slash SST. The driver of the second truck will be announced in the coming weeks, along with the team’s official tire manufacturer.

All SST events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay on NBC networks, seven on NBC and five on NBC Sports.
 
Venues include the University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach, CA), Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA), Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO), Soldier Field (Chicago, IL), The Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington, EX), Metro Dome (Minneapolis, MN), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas, NV), and one to-be-named international event.