Loading... Please wait...

Blog - pj jones

PJ Jones Rolls to Victory in SST on the Strip at Caesars Palace

Posted

P.J. Jones Rolls to Victory in SST on the Strip at Caesars Palace

PJ Jones 

Las Vegas, Nev. (November 8, 2013) – The final race of the 2013 Inaugural Season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks would see the high-powered formula off-road vehicles tackle the temporary constructed asphalt course at Caesars Palace under the lights of Las Vegas, just steps away from the famous Las Vegas strip.

The day would begin with SST’s taking to the track for morning and afternoon practice sessions, before clocking a best of 2-laps qualifying run. Keegan Kincaid of Crandon, Wisc., driving the Traxxas sponsored No. 47 for Mike Jenkins laid down the quickest lap with a 23.436. Robby Gordon would qualify in the second position with a 23.558, and Jerrett Brooks qualifying third with a 24.043

Friday night’s SST final would see P.J. Jones and Rob MacCachren pace the 30-lap SST final to green. The races original start would be called back as Arie Luyendyk Jr. would charge into Scotty Steele’s truck in turn 2, as the trucks became lodged together the red flag came out. After a complete restart Jones would lead lap-1 followed by MacCachren and Brooks.

The next 5 laps the top three would remain the same as Jones extented his lead to nearly four truck lengths ahead of MacCachren. On Lap-8, Brooks would miss his mark in turn 2 allowing Gordon to slip by into the third position.

On Lap-15 mechanical failure would strike multiple trucks, including championship points leader MacCachren would slow on the front stretch ending his run in the second position. At nearly the same time, Gordon and Sheldon Creed would also encounter mechanical woes.

Creed would retire the No. 74 Magnaflow entry early while MacCachren and Gordon would return to the race for valuable championship points.

Restarting in the fifth position Gordon did not waste any time moving back into the top 3. The front runners would consist of Jones, Brooks, and Gordon for the next 7 laps until Brooks would encounter a mechanical issue allowing Gordon to overtake the second position. Brooks would lose several positions before eventually dropping out of competition, allowing youngster Scotty Steele to move into the podium contention.

In hot pursuit of Jones for the remaining circuits Gordon’s quest for his fourth win of 2013 would evaporate as Jones, would go on to capture his first ever SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win. Gordon would cross the finish line in second while Steele would earn his first SST podium finish.

With MacCachren encountering mechanical issues late in the SST final, Gordon would go on to clinch the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks inaugural season points championship by just 7 points.

Watch for the 2014 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks season schedule to be released in the upcoming weeks.

Keep up with all the latest news and new race dates of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Series by liking the series on Facebook at http://facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks as well as following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SSuperTrucks. All information including where to purchase your tickets for the 2013 season can be found at http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Final (30 Laps): 1. P.J. Jones; 2. Robby Gordon; 3. Scotty Steele; 4. Jerrett Brooks; 5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; 6. Rob MacCachren; 7. Sheldon Creed; 8. Craig Potts; 9. Keegan Kincaid; 10. Kyle LeDuc.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Kyle LeDuc; 2. P.J. Jones; 3. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 4. Jerrett Brooks; 5. Keegan Kincaid.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Robby Gordon; 2. Rob MacCachren; 3. Sheldon Creed; 4. Scotty Steele; 5. Craig Potts.

Stadium SUPER Trucks Qualifying (Best of 2 Laps): 1. Keegan Kincaid 23.436; 2. Robby Gordon 23.558; 3. Jerrett Brooks 24.043; 4. Rob MacCachren 24.178 5. Kyle LeDuc 24.211; 6. Sheldon Creed 24.396; 7. P.J. Jones 24.858; 8. Scotty Steele 25.330; 9. Arie Luyendyk Jr. 25.590; 10. Criag Potts 28.160.

_________

Press Release Supplied By: Stadium SUPER Trucks

Press Release Contact Email: pr@stadiumsupertrucks.com

PJ Jones contact Email: mark@pjsperformance.com Phone: 602-476-1770

Website: www.stadiumsupertrucks.com 

Trophylites Battle To The Wire In Season Finale

Trophylites Battle To The Wire In Season Finale By Josh Burns on Wednesday December 5 2012 in 4x4 Competition Desert Racing Featured Articles News Racing Trucks & 4x4 0 comments In a hard fought race that mirrored the level of competition seen all season in Trophylite, top three finishers PJ Jones, Brandon Hollander and Ben Abatti III [...]

Read More »


Trophylites Take On The Best In The Desert Parker 425

THE TROPHYLITES TAKE ON THE BEST IN THE DESERT PARKER 425 February 8, 2013 by Curtis Guise Filed under Press Releases Leave a Comment THE TROPHYLITES TAKE ON THE BEST IN THE DESERT PARKER 425 P.Jones / Troy Messer 1st place Perry Coan / Jeff Procter – 2nd place Charlie Currie – 3rd place HESPERIA, CA, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 – [...]

Read More »


Kudos to PJ's...we love our customers

Kudos to PJ’s!!! I need to say a big thanks to PJ’s Performance for the badass customer support! I ordered some maps from them for my Lowrance 540c GPS. Shipping was great as the SD Cardarrived from PHX in about 2 days. Unfortunately, when I installed the card the maps didn’t load right. I left [...]

Read More »


Trophylites in fierce battle at BITD, BlueWater Challenge

Trophylites in fierce battle at BITD, BlueWater Challenge. Written by Brian Binkert am 16.10.12 » Partner Blogs - race-dezert.com Trophylites in fierce battle at bitd bluewater challenge Parker, AZ Parker, Arizona is located in the midst of spectacular desert scenery that runs right up to the banks of the Colorado River. Many come to Parker [...]

Read More »


Trophylites Battle Entire Race at Vegas To Reno 2012

Our own PJ Jones was featured in this epic racing battle featured (for the full article click here. The Best in the Desert, General Tire "Vegas to Reno" event is the longest off-road race in America. Competitors are lucky just to finish the course that travels 534 miles through the tough desert terrain and twisty [...]

Read More »




OUR PRODUCTS

News

newsletter

Connect with us

Facebook