Gordon Controls San Diego SUPER Trucks

Lap 14 saw Baumgartner would lose the handle on the No. 12 making contact with the outside k-rail with the truck coming to a rest on top.

Creed would work to the inside of Gordon once again on lap 18, as the two would race side by side for much of the lap before the No. 7 would power back ahead. Creed would make one more run at Gordon on the final lap, but could not find the opening to get past.

Gordon would race the No. 7 SPEED Energy / MAPEI / Toyo Tires truck to a Round No.5 victory ahead of Creed and third place finisher MacCachren.

“San Diego No. 2 was defiantly better for me than San Diego No. 1,” Gordon said. “I had a great battle with youngster Sheldon Creed with him pressuring me the entire race. Two laps to go he got down inside of me and I thought he was going to put the door to me. So the next lap I went over the big cross-over jump, and we came out of the inside outside line side by side coming to the last corner. It was a great race, these Toyo tires really worked well tonight, and I can’t thank all the fans enough for coming out and supporting us. “

Apdaly Lopez took the lead on lap three en route to taking his second straight SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Rob Archibald and Michael Ward started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final, which saw Archibald jump out to the early lead before stopping shortly after for a broken right front suspension. Michael Ward would find trouble on lap two, turning over his No. 317 SUPER Buggy bringing out the red flag.

On the restart Lopez would waste no more time getting to the front of the field driving past leader Eddie Tafoya. The No. 84 of Jerry Welchel was next to challenge Tafoya for the second position, battling back and forth until Welchel eventually took the lead on lap six.

Trouble would find Welchel two laps later as the No. 84 became stuck in the sand losing multiple positions and fading back into the running order.

Lopez would not look back driving away to capture the win over Eddie Tafoya and third-place finisher Michael Ward.

Other winners included Larry Swim’s SPEED Energy BIGFOOT defeated Darren Minges driving Bounty Hunter in a classic Monster Truck duel; Shelby Anderson, bested 13 competitors in the SUPER Trophy Kart division to become the first female winner in series history. Derek Costella ran away with the victory in the SUPERMoto Final to mark his name in the record books as the division’s first winner in series history.

 

 

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