Lofton Grabs Second Super Truck Victory
TORONTO – Justin Lofton withstood a mid-race battle with Robby Gordon on the way to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of 2013 at Exhibition Place as part of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend on Saturday.
As near perfect weather conditions invaded Toronto, the highly anticipated Round No. 7 of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the temporary constructed street course of the Honda Indy Toronto for race one of the doubleheader event weekend.
The starting line-up for the eight-lap SST Final would be determined by a complete invert of qualifying times from Saturday morning practice. At the conclusion of the eight-minute practice session, Sheldon Creed would navigate through the 11 turns and over the four metal jumps of the 1.75-mile course the quickest of the eight competitors with a lap of 1:33:209, over a second faster than second place, P.J. Jones with a 1:34:658.
As the green flag flew in front of a jam-packed grandstand, Davey Hamilton subbing for the injured Jimmy Vasser and SST Championship Points Leader Rob MacCachren would pace the field from a standing start. Hamilton would jump out to the early lead ahead of MacCachren. However, the trucks of Townsend Bell, Justin Lofton and Robby Gordon wasted no time moving to the front passing truck after truck.