Lofton wins second SUPER Truck race at Costa Mesa

Lofton wins second SUPER Truck race at Costa Mesa

North American Racing

Lofton wins second SUPER Truck race at Costa Mesa


As the second day of the Sand Sport Super Show closed, right next door the Stadium SUPER Trucks took to the track for a wild night of practice, qualifying, and main events in SST, USA Pro SuperMoto, Side x Side Mod, Side x Side Stock, and Trophy Kart 450.

Saturday night’s final saw a six-car invert and for the second night in a row Mike Jenkins of Plano, Texas, would pace the 15-lap SST final to green. Apdaly Lopez would race out to the early lead before Jenkins would enter the second turn too fast resulting in a complete rollover.

Lopez would lead the first three laps, before fourth starting Justin Lofton would take over the lead entering the dirt stadium portion of the racecourse. Lopez would get loose coming to the start/finish line loosing a tremendous amount of ground to the sixth-starting Gordon.

With Lofton out to a commanding lead, Lopez spun in the big sweeping corner allowing Gordon to drive past into second place.

In a repeat of the night before Gordon and Lofton remained the class of the field racing away after a lap 6 caution. The hard-charging Lofton would hit his marks corner after corner showing the No. 7 around the tricky course. lap 10 saw Gordon cut into the lead of Lofton, but a small bobble allowed Lofton to pull away.

The Southern California native went on to capture his third SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks win of the season; he was followed to the finish by Gordon and Lopez.

Other feature winners included Robert Vambercum in Side x Side Mod, Keenam Rogerson in Side x Side Stock, and D. J. Noerr in Trophy Kart 450.