4x SuperCross Champion Ryan Villopoto to make Stadium SUPER Trucks Debut at SST Race & Rock World Championship
Lake Elsinore, California (December 13, 2017) – Stadium SUPER Trucks Officials announced today that multi-time SX and MX Champion Ryan Villopoto will make his first ever start in an SST truck this weekend at the SST Race & Rock World Championship in Lake Elsinore, California.
After winning four straight AMA Supercross Championships from 2011 to 2014, Villopoto announced his retirement at the beginning of the 2015 season. Since that time Villopoto has looked to continue his passion for off-road, but on four wheels instead of two.
“I’m excited to get behind the wheel of a off-road truck again, I haven’t had many chances to drive, but the few I have had it’s been an absolute blast. I’ve been following what Robby Gordon has been doing with Stadium SUPER Trucks for some time now, and to have an opportunity to drive one of those trucks with some of the best names in the sport is truly an honor.” Stated Villopoto.
Villopoto’s No. 2 truck is supported by Bristol; Tennessee based RPM Off-Road, an after-market truck and diesel specialty store offering sales and services in house and online.
Joining Villopoto on the RPM Off-Road team will be 2017 Baja 1000 Winner Apdaly Lopez, and the first female to compete in Stadium SUPER Trucks; Sara Price.
Tickets for the first ever Stadium SUPER Trucks Rock and Race World Championship Finals a can be purchased at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
Tickets also can be purchased on site at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium Box office. Multiple ticket options are available from reserved seats; general admission to multi day passes.
Make sure to come to the event early each day as the Off-Road Lifestyle Expo opens at 2 PM on Friday, 10 AM on Saturday, and stay after the races are over for a concert by Warrant on Friday and BuckCherry on Saturday.
Looking to entertain family and friends or host a small holiday party? Fully furnished, catered, and climate controlled suites are still available to view all the entertainment on the stadium floor in luxury. Pricing is available by contacting Stadium SUPER Trucks at [email protected]
Drivers looking to participate in either the 1000 UTV’s , Modified Trophy Karts or 170 UTV’s there is still time to sign up. Drivers are able to register for the event at www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
More information on the Stadium SUPER Trucks Rock and Race World Championship Finals can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com
2017 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Winners
Round No. Race Location Race Date Winner
1 Adelaide, SA, Australia March 3, 2017 Craig Dontas
2 Adelaide, SA, Australia March 4, 2017 Sheldon Creed
3 Adelaide, SA, Australia March, 5, 2017 Paul Morris
4 St. Petersburg, Florida March 11, 2017 Robby Gordon
5 St. Petersburg, Florida March 12, 2017 Matt Brabham
6 Long Beach, California April 8, 2017 Matt Brabham
7 Long Beach, California April 9, 2017 Robby Gordon
8 Perth, WA, Australia May 6, 2017 Sheldon Creed
9 Perth, WA, Australia May 7, 2017 Robby Gordon
10 Perth, WA, Australia May 8, 2017 Sheldon Creed
11 Detroit, Michigan June 3, 2017 Sheldon Creed
12 Detroit, Michigan June 4, 2017 Sheldon Creed
13 No Limits, Texas June 10, 2017 P.J. Jones
14 No Limits, Texas June 10, 2017 Sheldon Creed
15 Darwin, NT, Australia June 16, 2017 Paul Morris
16 Darwin, NT, Australia June 17, 2017 Matt Brabham
17 Darwin, NT, Australia June 18, 2017 Paul Morris
18 Beijing, China July, 29, 2017 Matt Brabham
19 Watkins Glen, New York September 2, 2017 Robby Gordon
20 Watkins Glen, New York September 3, 2017 Matt Brabham
21 Lake Elsinore, California December 15, 2017
22 Lake Elsinore, California December 16, 2017
2017 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Schedule
Round 1: March 3, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Round 2: March 4, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Round 3: March 5, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Round 4: March 11, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida
Round 5: March 12, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida
Round 6: April 8, 2017; Long Beach, California
Round 7: April 9, 2017; Long Beach, California
Round 8: May 5, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Round 9: May 6, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Round 10: May 7, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Round 11: June 3, 2017; Detroit, Michigan
Round 12: June 4, 2017; Detroit, Michigan
Round 13: June 10, 2017; No Limits, Texas
Round 14: June 10, 2017; No Limits, Texas
Round 15: June 16, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 16: June 17, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 17: June 18, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 18: July 29, 2017; Beijing, China
Round 19 September 2, 2017; Watkins Glen, New York
Round 20: September 3, 2017; Watkins Glen, New York
Round 21: December 15, 2017; Lake Elsinore, California
Round 22: December 16, 2017; Lake Elsinore, California
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.
Media Contact: Chris Hecht
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks