Gordon Paces Costa Mesa SUPER Truck Run
COSTA MESA, Calif. — On a brisk Southern California day, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks invaded the opening day of the 2013 Sand Sports Super Show for a night of practice, qualifying, along with Trophy Kart, 1400 Truck and SST main events.
After multiple practice sessions, the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary track for the best of two-lap qualifying session. Justin Lofton edged Keegan Kincaid by .005 to capture the quick time with a lap of 58.222.
After a six-car invert Mike Jenkins paced the 15-lap SST final to green. Craig Potts would race out to the early lead, but entering the second turn Potts would lose the handle on his No. 59 truck spinning and losing multiple positions.
Fourth-starting Robby Gordon wasted no time getting to the front of the field racing back to the line first ahead of P.J. Jones and Lofton.
Jones would have a mechanical problem on lap two, losing position after position eventually dropping out on lap five
Gordon and Lofton would remain the class of the field racing away after a lap-seven caution. A hard charging Lofton would be glued to the bumper of the No. 7 corner after corner, but would lose his chance after striking a water barrier that Gordon bumped loose.
Gordon went on to capture his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season; he was followed to the finish by second place Keegan Kincaid and third finishing Apdaly Lopez.
Second-running Justin Lofton would encounter mechanical issues coming to the finish line dropping him to a fifth-place finish.