Welders, consumables and cutting tables all employed to produce the SST trucks for the 2013 season
Cleveland – Racing team-owner and driver Robby Gordon launches his Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) Series at the University of Phoenix Stadium on April 6. All trucks featured in the series are being built in Gordon's shop using equipment from his longtime NASCAR and Off-Road partner, Lincoln Electric.
The SST series will kick off the NBC-televised season in April with a minimum of 12 events scheduled throughout the United States and potential international events. The SST vehicles are highly-modified trucks that resemble those produced by automobile manufacturers, powered by 600-HP, V-8 engines and racing on DOT-approved tires.
All of the trucks are fabricated in Robby Gordon's Speed Factory garage in Charlotte, N.C., with welding equipment supplied by Lincoln Electric. The company has been Gordon's exclusive welding supplier for the past decade as Gordon competed in NASCAR, SCORE International (Baja) and Dakar Rally events. That relationship continues as Gordon transitions to series ownership.
"Lincoln Electric has been an integral part of keeping our NASCAR and Off-Road race cars together for years, and I’m excited to keep them as a partner as our welding needs have increased to thicker and larger materials," Gordon says. "The guys in the shop have been putting the welders to the test using Lincoln’s SuperArc® wire."
Lincoln Electric equipment used to produce the SSTs includes Power MIG® 350MP push-pull MIG welders to weld aluminum brackets, as well as Power MIG® 256 MIG welders that target mild-steel joining. Precision TIG® 275 TIG welders join brackets and specialty parts. Lincoln Electric consumables used in the shop include SuperArc® L-56® MIG wire for steel and SuperGlaze® 4043 wire for aluminum. Gordon’s fabricators also use Lincoln Electric Torchmate® CNC plasma cutting tables to produce a variety of truck parts.
This season, SST racers will have the opportunity to win a $60,000 purse each weekend—the top three finishers split the purse--and the overall series champion will be awarded a $500,000 prize at the end of season.
About Lincoln Electric Company
The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.
About Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD's Stadium SUPER Truck Series
Robby Gordon OFF-ROAD is a new breed of off-road featuring live motorsports, bringing back what was once the concept of legendary racer Mickey Thompson. Robby Gordon's new concept of Stadium SUPER Trucks involves high-powered off-road trucks racing side-by-side on challenging dirt tracks consisting of huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. Comprised of 12 heart-pounding races providing action in the greatest venues across North America, professional drivers race for a huge Championship purse, the biggest in off-road today. Other classes involve Monster Trucks featuring BIGFOOT® and SUPER Buggy racing, all held in stadiums that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
All 12 events in 2013 will be televised via tape delay and featured on NBC: seven on NBC and five to be televised on the NBC Sports Channel. Check local listings for channel and times.
Venues include University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego), Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis), Soldier Field (Chicago), The Georgia Dome (Atlanta), Cowboys Stadium (Dallas/Arlington), Metro Dome (Minneapolis), Sam Boyd Stadium (Las Vegas), and one to-be-named international event.
For more information, visit www.stadiumsupertrucks.com.
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