2014 Stadium Super Trucks season

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2014 Stadium Super Trucks season
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Robby Gordon won the 2014 championship for his second consecutive title
Sheldon Creed finished second in points

The 2014 Stadium Super Trucks season, officially Speed Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas, was the second season of the Stadium Super Trucks and the first under the Formula Off-Road name.[1]

As he did in 2013, series founder Robby Gordon was the winner of the series championship, taking six victories en route to the title. Gordon won the championship by 75 points ahead of Sheldon Creed, who won a trio of races during the year, including a clean sweep at the IndyCar Series-supporting event in Toronto. Third place in the championship went to Apdaly Lopez, who won two races during the season, at the X Games and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. E. J. Viso won the most races with the exception of Gordon, winning all three races at the Belle Isle IndyCar event, as part of his part-season; Viso ultimately finished fifth in the championship. Keegan Kincaid (OC Fair) and P. J. Jones (St. Petersburg) were the only other winners during the 2014 season.

Drivers[edit]

No. Driver(s) Round(s)
3 United States Charles Dorrance 4–5, 9, 12–14
Canada Paul Tracy 10–11
United States Travis Pecoy 16
5 United States Scotty Steele All
6 United States Justin Lofton 1–2, 9
7 United States Robby Gordon All
8 United States Justin Matney 9
9 United States Bobby Runyan Jr. 9
10 United States Greg Adler 9
12 United States Nick Baumgartner 9
13 United States Nick Vanis 3, 9–14
14 United States Davey Hamilton 1–2
18 Mexico Apdaly Lopez All
19 Venezuela E. J. Viso 3, 6–9, 12–16
24 United States Bradley Morris 3
25 United States Arie Luyendyk Jr. 4–9
26 United States Jay Reichert 9
30 United States Robbie Pierce 4–5
47 United States Keegan Kincaid 4–9, 14–16
50 United States Burt Jenner 4–9, 12–16
55 United States Gavin Harlien 1–3, 9, 15–16
United States Bruce Canepa 14
57 United States Bill Hynes 10–12, 16
United States Justin Lofton 15
74 United States Sheldon Creed 1–11, 14–16
United States Keegan Kincaid 12–13
77 United States Jerrett Brooks 1–5, 9
87 United States Aaron Bambach 6–8, 12–13
United States Dave Royce 14
91 United States Henrique Cisneros 6–9
97 United States B. J. Baldwin 9, 12–13
98 United States P. J. Jones 1–3, 13, 15–16

Schedule[edit]

Round Track Location Date Fastest qualifier Pole position Winning driver Supporting Ref
1 Streets of St. Petersburg Florida St. Petersburg, Florida March 29 United States Sheldon Creed United States Scotty Steele United States Robby Gordon Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg [2]
2 March 30 United States P. J. Jones United States Davey Hamilton United States P. J. Jones [3]
3 Streets of Long Beach California Long Beach, California April 13 United States Sheldon Creed Mexico Apdaly Lopez United States Robby Gordon Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach [4]
4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana Speedway, Indiana May 23 United States Robby Gordon United States Burt Jenner United States Robby Gordon Indianapolis 500 [5]
5 United States Scotty Steele Mexico Apdaly Lopez [6]
6 Streets of Detroit Michigan Detroit, Michigan May 30 Venezuela E. J. Viso United States Henrique Cisneros Venezuela E. J. Viso Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix [7]
7 May 31 United States Scotty Steele Venezuela E. J. Viso [8]
8 June 1 Mexico Apdaly Lopez Venezuela E. J. Viso [9]
9 Circuit of the Americas Texas Austin, Texas June 8 United States Robby Gordon United States Sheldon Creed Mexico Apdaly Lopez X Games Austin [10]
10 Honda Indy Toronto Canada Toronto, Ontario July 19 United States Robby Gordon United States Aaron Bambach United States Sheldon Creed Honda Indy Toronto [11]
11 July 20 United States Bill Hynes United States Sheldon Creed [12]
12 OC Fair & Event Center California Costa Mesa, California September 19 United States Robby Gordon United States B. J. Baldwin United States Robby Gordon Sand Sports Super Show [13]
13 September 20 Venezuela E. J. Viso United States Keegan Kincaid United States Keegan Kincaid [14]
14 Naval Air Station North Island California Coronado, California September 21 Venezuela E. J. Viso United States Charles Dorrance United States Robby Gordon Coronado Speed Festival [15]
15 MGM Resorts Village Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada November 1 United States Robby Gordon Venezuela E. J. Viso United States Robby Gordon SEMA [16]
16 November 6 Venezuela E. J. Viso Venezuela E. J. Viso United States Sheldon Creed [17]

Season summary[edit]

The 2014 Speed Energy Formula Off-Road season began in March with the Stadium Super Trucks' inaugural trip to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.[18] The first race was marred by a rain storm as Robby Gordon took the win, while P. J. Jones beat out Gordon in the second.[19] Gordon won again at the following month's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach when he passed the battling Sheldon Creed and E. J. Viso for the victory. Viso, an IndyCar Series driver making his series debut, finished second after leading the most laps.[20]

In May, the trucks raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the Indianapolis 500's Carb Day. Known as the Menards at the Brickyard, the track layout featured part of the oval's frontstretch and the infield road course.[21] Prior to the racing, Charles Dorrance's truck rolled through the grass after a poor ramp entry, leading to rib injuries. Gordon and Apdaly Lopez won the two races; Lopez, who finished second in the first round, claimed the overall weekend victory.[22] The following week, SST joined the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix slate for the first time.[23] Viso went on to sweep the weekend's three races as he off Arie Luyendyk Jr. in the first round,[24] led the final three laps of the second,[25] and survived a collision with Burt Jenner to hold the lead in the third.[23]

Formula Off-Road's next stop was X Games Austin 2014 at Circuit of the Americas, a date that was scheduled in December 2013.[26] A series-record 20 drivers entered the event.[27] The field was split into two heats of ten drivers apiece, with the top eight advancing to the final; Justin Lofton and Gordon won the heats, while Dorrance, Nick Vanis, Greg Adler, and Jay Reichert failed to qualify.[10] In the final, Bobby Runyan Jr. hit a jump with two wheels on lap four, sending his truck into a roll and triggering a red flag. At the restart, Lopez took the lead and maintained it to win the gold medal, with Creed and Gordon taking silver and bronze, respectively; Lopez became the first male Mexican X Games gold medalist.[28] The X Games helped the trucks catch the attention of sports marketing firm Elevation Group, whose president Denny Young decided to purchase a 40 percent stake in the series in September.[29]

At Honda Indy Toronto, Creed swept the weekend.[30] The first race saw a wet course due to rain, during which Creed moved through the field from the back as Scotty Steele led. The two eventually battled until Creed passed him.[31] The second race, this time in dry conditions, featured a duel between Creed and Gordon that the former won.[30]

From September 19–21, the series ran a weekend tripleheader in Southern California with dates at the OC Fair & Event Center and Naval Station North Island.[32] The OC Fair races were part of the Sand Sports Super Show; SST was joined by support classes including off-road class 1440 trucks, motocross, trophy karts, and UTVs.[33] Two heats for each final were held, with Viso and Gordon winning the first round's and Gordon and Lopez splitting the following day's.[34][35] In the first final, pole sitter B. J. Baldwin led the first half before he collided with Viso and fell off the pace, enabling Gordon to take the lead and win.[36] Keegan Kincaid won the second final after catching up to Gordon when the latter began experiencing issues with his truck;[37] Kincaid raced with Creed's No. 74 number plate, meaning the points scored by Kincaid went to Creed in the standings.[35] On Sunday, the trucks joined the Coronado Speed Festival at NAS North Island, an event held to celebrate Fleet Week and also featured vintage racing;[32] a vintage race was held between the Formula Off-Road heat race and final.[38] Viso won the heat, while Gordon took advantage of the Joker Lap on a green flag restart to pull ahead and score the victory in the final.[39]

The 2014 season finale took place at the MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with SEMA.[40] Viso led the first race of the weekend with Kincaid and Gordon in tow, but Viso retired after hitting a K rail. Gordon passed Kincaid after Viso's incident to take the lead and the eventual round victory; Burt Jenner finished third for his first career podium. In the final round, Creed and Gordon fought for the lead until the former cleared the latter late in the race. Although Creed won the race, he finished 75 points behind Gordon in the championship; Gordon ended the 2014 season with his second series title as he recorded six wins and 14 podiums.[41]

Final standings[edit]

Rank Driver United States
STP
United States
LBH
United States
IMS
United States
DET
United States
X Games
Canada
TOR
United States
OCF
United States
CSS
United States
LV
Points
H1 H2 F H1 H2 F H1 H2 F H1 F H1 H2 F H1 H2 F
1 United States Robby Gordon 1 2 1 1 5 2 5 3 5 3 2 2 1 1* 1 2 6 1* 1 1 1 2 492
2 United States Sheldon Creed 9 5 3 8 3 Rpl Rpl Rpl 2 2 1* 1* Rpl Rpl Rpl Rpl 2 2 2 4 1 1* 417
3 Mexico Apdaly Lopez 5 8 6 3 1* 9 8 6* 1 1* 5 5 3 9 1 8 4 6 3 9 3 3 331
4 United States Scotty Steele 6 6 8 6 7 6 2 7 2 5 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 7 4 6 4 8 307
5 Venezuela E. J. Viso 2* 1* 1* 1 6 15 1 3 2 10 1 5 2 10* 2 10 280
6 United States Burt Jenner 7 9 5 7 4 4 13 4 4 4 11 5 4 4 3 2 11 207
7 United States Keegan Kincaid 4* 2 7 6 8 3 6 2 2 2 1* 7 3 1 2 5 4 152
8 United States Aaron Bambach 4 3 5 4 6 4 6 3 5 Rpl Rpl 150
9 United States Jerett Brooks 2 3 10 2 4 3 4 129
10 United States Gavin Harlien 4 7 5 5 9 3 5 4 5 112
11 United States Arie Luyendyk Jr. 5 6 3 4 2 8 10 110
12 United States Bill Hynes 7 8 6 DNS Rpl# Rpl# 6 7 100
13 United States Nick Vanis 9 10 DNQ DNS 7 5 10 4 6 9 10 91
14 United States P. J. Jones 7 1* 4 5 4 3 6 88
15 United States Charles Dorrance 10 10 9 DNQ 5 7 6 9 10 9 71
16 United States Justin Lofton 3* 4 1 12 5# 8# 68
17 United States Henrique Cisneros 8 DNS DNS 6 7 55
18 United States B. J. Baldwin 7 14 2 8 5 7 52
19 United States Dave Royce 8 8 5 7 6 9 51
20 Canada Paul Tracy 6 4 33
21 United States Davey Hamilton 8 9 25
United States Robbie Pierce 9 8 25
23 United States Nick Baumgartner 4 8 20
24 United States Bradley Morris 7 14
United States Travis Pecoy 5 12 14
26 United States Justin Matney 8 11 12
27 United States Bobby Runyan Jr. 7 16 8
28 United States Bruce Canepa 11 11 2
29 United States Greg Adler 9 DNQ 1
United States Jay Reichert 10 DNQ 1
Source:[42]
Keegan Kincaid replaced Sheldon Creed at Detroit and the Sand Sports Super Show, with all points scored by Kincaid going to Creed.
Dave Royce replaced Aaron Bambach at Coronado, with all points scored by Royce going to Bambach.
# Justin Lofton replaced Bill Hynes for the first Las Vegas race, with all points scored by Lofton going to Hynes.
Legend
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place (Top 5)
Light Blue 6th–10th place (Top 10)
Dark Blue Finished (Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrew (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race abandoned (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Driver replacement (Rpl)
Race not held (NH)
Not competing
In-Line Notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
miscellaneous notation

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