Las Vegas calls itself the entertainment capital of the world, and it has hosted some of the greatest entertainment acts in the world–from Evel Knievel to Frank Sinatra to the Formula One World Championship events in 1981 and 1982.
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, occurring simultaneously with the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show, known to automotive enthusiasts as the industry’s premier trade show, Las Vegas history will once again be made as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) will burn rubber in front of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to the race trucks, USA Pro SuperMoto and Modified Trophy Karts will be competing with a full program of qualifying and main events.
The race track for this special one-day only event will propel the off-road race trucks past The Colosseum and through the Caesars Palace marquee. Fans will be excited and entertained as the high horse-powered SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks battle door-to-door, drifting around the seven-turn asphalt racecourse and flying over specially constructed metal ramps.
An event at Caesars has long been a vision of series President, Robby Gordon. The unique form of racing that SST offers was immensely popular more than 20 years ago – known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship – and fittingly Gordon, one of the world’s greatest off-road racers, has brought it back to life.
“Bringing SST to Caesars during SEMA Show week, the world’s most premier automotive specialty products trade event, is something unheard of,” said Gordon. “We would like to thank everyone at Caesars Palace and The Forum Shops at Caesars for giving us the opportunity to present a race like this. Getting to race SST trucks on this property is something phenomenal.”
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