SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 20, May 16, 2013

Racing News: Rob MacCachren and Dan Runte Drive to Victory in SST Round No. 4

Compiled by Chad Simon

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Rob MacCachren, driving the #21 Traxxas, made a last lap pass on leader Ricky Johnson en route to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the season.
   

Rob MacCachren and Dan Runte Drive to Victory in SST Round No. 4
Last weekend, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego featured a full night of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks racing action with four divisions testing their skills on the dirt and asphalt course. Rob MacCachren, Dan Runte, Apdaly Lopez and Myles Cheek conquered the multiple challenges of the most difficult course this year to record wins in Round No. 4 of SST competition.

 MacCachren, driving the #21 Traxxas, made a last lap pass on leader Ricky Johnson en route to capturing his second SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks victory of the season.

Coming down the final stretch Johnson tried to fight his way through the dirt with a right rear tire going down as MacCachren passed him for the lead coming to the final corner. MacCachren raced the No. 21 Traxxas truck to the Round No. 4 victory ahead of Johnson and third-place finisher Robby Gordon.

Apdaly Lopez manged to shake the mechanical woes of the previous two races to take the lead on Lap 7 en route to taking his first SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final. Lopez drove away to capture the win over Eric Jacobus and third-place finisher Michael Ward.

The monster truck division was highlighted by Runte in the Summit Racing BIGFOOT 18, Swim in the Speed Energy BIGFOOT 19, Darron Schnell in the Vi-Cor BIGFOOT 15 and Kyle Doyle in the Firestone BIGFOOT 14. Runte and BIGFOOT 18 won over Eric Swanson after literally having his roof taken off in an earlier round. Also, Cheek bested 13 competitors in the SUPER Trophy Kart division.

The Inaugural season of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks continues Saturday night, May 18, once again at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, with a full slate of Stadium SUPER Trucks, Monster Trucks, SUPER Buggy, and SUPER Trophy Kart racing on a redesigned course.

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