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Robby Gordon Dakar 2014 HST
With the kick off of the 2014 Dakar Rally just 2 days away, there are a lot of wrenches spinning down in South America getting ready for one of the toughest races on Earth. One of the coolest trucks entered this year is from Robby Gordon. His bright orange Speed Energy, Toyo Tires, Traxxas backed truck looks trick and ready for some hard miles down south. Gordon’s HST sports a new body design this year, which we think would like mighty good mounted up on an rc vehicle.

For more information on everything Robby Gordon hit up his website, Planet Robby. To learn more about the 2014 Dakar Rally, check out This Link.

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Rob MacCachren Stadium Super Trucks SST St Louis
When Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck Series invaded the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis Missouri Saturday night, fans knew they were in for some good racing, but little did they know it would turn into an all out battle for the championship points lead before the night was over.

The soft Missouri soil started to crumble during the SST main event, causing deep ruts and blown out spots that went all the way down to the concrete stadium floor. In the end the fans were treated to a no-holds-barred dual between the two points leaders, Traxxas backed racer Rob MacCachren and Speed Energy Drinks Robby Gordon. Gordon worked his way past MacCachren into the lead on lap 12 of the 18 lap feature event, but MacCachren was stuck to Gordon’s rear bumper tighter than Bob Smith CA glue on a new set of Pro-Lines. For the rest of the main Gordon and MacCachren pushed to the limits of the blown out St Louis track, with 2 laps to go MacCachren was able to make a pass stick for the lead and the win. With the win at round 6 in St Louis MacCachren was able to jump back into the overall series points lead.

The SST series has featured different types of racing at different venues this year, for the St Louis round the racing included the premier Stadium Super Trucks, Monster Trucks, and Stadium Trophy Carts. 15 year old Sheldon Creed raced both the SST and Cart classes, and took a convincing win the in the carts. In the monster trucks BIGFOOT made its first appearance in a big St Louis dome in over 20 years. In the Monster Truck final Aaron Basl drove the Graffiti truck to the win over the Summit Racing Equipment BIGFOOT driven by Dan Runte.

The Speed Energy Stadium Super Truck Series is great family fun, just click on THIS LINK for more information on this exciting new series.

Next stop for the SST series is Soldier Field in Chicago Illinois. The BigSquidRC crew will be there in force covering the race, we hope to see you there.

Results – Speed Energy Stadium Truck Series, Round 6, St Louis Missouri

Stadium Super Trucks
1. Rob MacCachren
2. Robby Gordon
3. Nick Baumgartner

Stadium Trophy Carts
1. Sheldon Creed
2. DJ Noerr
3. Matt Baker

SST Monster Truck Final
1. Aaron Basl
2. Dan Runte

traxxas dakar

traxxas dakar We finally got some official news/specs on the Traxxas Robby Gordon Edition Dakar Slash. We have made a few posts about this vehicle now. We first reported HERE about a very trick Speed Energy Robbie Gordon Traxxas truck, and then we posted a bunch of pictures here. This time around we have a picture of a second body, and some details.

The truck is actually available right now, it comes with the new TQ 2.4GHz radio, 7 cell NiMh 3000mAh 8.4v battery, metal gear transmission, speeds of 30 mph+ with optional 23 tooth pinion gear (included), Titan 12T 550 motor, XL-5 ESC, and is brushless ready with their new slipper clutch system.

Traxxas Model number is #5804.

Looking for other Traxxas news on BigSquidRC? Click HERE to check it out.