SST: Robby Gordon Capitalizes; Wins Stadium Super Truck Opener in Vegas

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Robby Gordon capitalized on an uncharacteristic mistake by Indy car veteran E.J. Viso and won Saturday’s SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at the MGM Resorts Village.

Gordon held off an aggressive run by TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid who took a spot on an SST podium for the third consecutive race. Burt Jenner in the Gladiator/House Beer truck came home third marking the first podium finish in his SST career.

“I had my sights set on E.J. Viso and Keegan who were running great races right in front of me,” Gordon said. “E.J. was running a great race and he clipped the K-Rail there a little bit – actually he clobbered it — and we capitalized.”

Viso’s contact forced the LIVE driver behind the wall.

Gordon says after the opener, things can only keep growing ahead of the SST finale.

“I really can’t wait until Thursday when we run our final race here in Las Vegas. It’s going to a great night with the SEMA Show in town and all the great Las Vegas race fans here for what will be the main event. If tonight is any indication Thursday night’s racing is going to epic.”

Kincaid, who is a second-generation dirt racing expert, ran the mostly asphalt circuit like a pavement expert.

“I’m getting more and more comfortable and better on asphalt and I’m learning,” he said. “I can’t wait to come back Thursday and put it on top of the podium.”

Jenner celebrated his first podium finish after many near misses throughout the season.

“I’m 36 years old and since was about five years old I have waited for this,” Jenner said. “I always felt I could hang with these guys and this proves it. I have in my pocket now and you can’t take it away from me. Hopefully this is the start of good things to come.”

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