Saturday, November 15, 2014

What We Can Do - We Should Do, An Editorial By Gary Newsome

 Thank God, no one was hurt in this BAJA 1000.

What I mean to say, is we were very lucky that none of the public was hurt as a result of the racing here in Baja Mexico, during this historic and exciting race!

Here's what we can do. We can work more closely with the Civil Protection Departments throughout the magical peninsula, Baja Mexico. By that, I mean all of us in racing, should extend our hands to the people responsible for protecting the public, during our racing events in Mexico.

Here's what we should do. We should create strategies and functions to better protect the crowds of people who are drawn to engage in our events as participants, fans and witness the greatest sport in the world! is dedicated to this goal. The more all of us accomplish in this respect, the greater this sport can be lifted to the heavens through the care of people who care about its activities, the greater the capacity for economic gain, in conducting ourselves in the sport.



Sunday, November 09, 2014

Robby Gordons Stadium Super Trucks Announces Racing CABO 1000 Starting in Tijuana on May 7, 2015

UPDATED! November 10, 2014: has learned this event is a hybrid "Racing & Investing" event, meant for international finance movers and shakers. We've placed the planned race route and the planned racing and investing schedule, forwarded by one of the race entrants.

Economic and hospitality offerings in San Diego, Tijuana and Los Cabos-Baja South Mexico, will be highlighted in the May 5 through May 12th, 2015 CABO 1000 time matrix. Clearly, this is a rare "lifestyle" event, for those who want to 'Elevate' their lives, fast!

Gary Newsome

From the original press release:

"Las Vegas, Nevada (November 9, 2014) – Stadium Super Truck series founder Robby Gordon and the Tijuana EDC, announced today the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series 2015 season continues after the Clipsal 500 Adelaidein February with Mexico's CABO 1000, starting in Tijuana, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur. 

The CABO 1000 attracts racers and spectators from all around the world. The invitation from Mexico's Tijuana EDC is a testament to the rapid growth and popularity of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST). “The fast growth of the SST series has been incredible and for us to take our series outside North America for the second time is a huge accomplishment, so we were very selective with which event we chose,” Gordon said. “The CABO 1000 is one of the biggest and best entertainment events in Mexico, so for us it was a perfect fit. 

We know how much International motorsports sponsors and fans enjoy sports, and particularly auto racing, and we know that our SSTs will put on a great show. It will be nothing like anything race fans in Mexico have ever seen before.” The SSTs will be introduced to the Mexican fans on May 5th with signing events planned for Baja California, followed by the race on May 5th to May 8th. 

“We expect Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks to attract new audiences to Baja California and even overseas with its cult following,” Bignell said. “The CABO 1000 will be the first event in Mexico to feature Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks which is a terrific endorsement for the event and the States of Baja California and Baja Sur.” Finishing only its second season of competition in the United States, the series has raced in major metropolitan cities, including: Los Angeles; Austin, Texas; Detroit; Toronto; San Diego; Las Vegas; St. Petersburg, Florida; Indianapolis; Phoenix; and others. 

The SST series completed its second season on Nov. 1 and 5 in Las Vegas racing directly alongside the famed Las Vegas strip during the annual SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. The identically prepared, purpose-built race trucks provide an amazing platform for competition, with drivers from a variety of backgrounds battling side-by-side in a test of the best driver rather than engineering. 

Each highly specialized truck makes approximately 600 horsepower and races on DOT-approved all-terrain Toyo Tires. In addition to Gordon, among the drivers that have competed in the SST series include: IndyCar drivers E.J. Viso, Paul Tracy, Townsend Bell and Arie Luyendyk Jr.; NASCAR driver Justin Lofton; off-road stars B.J. Baldwin, Sheldon Creed, Scotty Steele and Keegan Kincaid; and sports car drivers Aaron Bambach and Burt Jenner."

Tijuana Economic Development Council