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Formula Off-Road Presented By Traxxas Brings Off-Road Truck Racing To Indianapolis Motor Speedway

traxxsasOne of the greatest achievements in the history of off-road racing will occur on Friday, May 23 when the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series competes on the world’s most famous race track – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Menards at the Brickyard Formula Off-Road by TRAXXAS race will take place on Coors Light Carb Day in conjunction with Indianapolis 500 Race Weekend. The Stadium Super Trucks will race on a modified course on the front straight of the famed 2.5-mile oval and a portion of the infield road course.

“Coors Light Carb Day is a fan favorite at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway because it combines racing and other entertainment in one afternoon and the addition of the TRAXXAS series to our schedule provides further excitement during the day,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “The Stadium Super Trucks race often with the Verizon IndyCar Series and produce an incredibly exciting style of racing everywhere they run and we look forward to seeing them put on a show at IMS.”

The Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series features identically prepared trucks, which are made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Like their TRAXXAS namesake, the trucks are designed to take flight and withstand aggressive driving, however, unlike RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds greater than 130 miles per hour.

The opportunity to race at the Brickyard will also mark the third time in 2014 the TRAXXAS series will race with the Verizon IndyCar Series, and marks the return of series-founder Robby Gordon to competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Stadium Super Trucks that will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will hit man-made ramps at more than 100 mph at multiple locations throughout the circuit hurling drivers nearly 20 feet in the air and 150 feet down course. The series was created to bring the excitement of Baja-style desert racing to large crowds of race fans.

The schedule for Friday, May 23 Coors Light Carb Day is:

11:00 a.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
12:30 p.m. Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race
2:00 p.m. Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition
3:15 p.m. Menards at the Brickyard Formula Off-Road by Traxxas Practice
3:30 p.m. Coors Light Carb Day Concert w/Sammy Hagar and the Wabos and Sublime With Rome
4:40 p.m. Menards at the Brickyard Formula Off-Road by TRAXXAS Race

Keegan Kincaid in the blue #7 TRAXXAS truck and Sheldon Creed in the red #74 TRAXXAS truck will be pushing the limits at the Brickyard this weekend.  Keegan, the 2013 TRAXXAS TORC Pro Light Champion, and 16 year old racing phenom Sheldon are both chasing this seasons’ Formula Off-Road point’s leaders and a big weekend at Indianapolis will move them up in the field before the X-Games race in Austin next month.

Be sure to follow Sheldon’s racing on Twitter @twitter.com/Sheldon_Creed or on Facebook facebook.com/pages/Sheldon-Creed/155648637917182

Keegan’s fans can keep current on Facebook at facebook.com/KeeganKincaid7 or Twitter @twitter.com/KeeganKincaid_7

TRAXXAS will have a full team at the race supporting our fans. You can have your pictures taken with the World Famous TRAXXAS Girls, see the latest in TRAXXAS products, watch the high flying Traxxas driving demos, and even try your hand at driving the latest high-performance radio controlled vehicles on the TRAXXAS Try-Me-Track.

Keep up to date with all the TRAXXAS Racing series action from the 2014 season on Twitter by following @Traxxasracing on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Traxxasracing and the Traxxas Event Calendar.

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Press Release Supplied By: Traxxas

Press Release Contact Email: traxxaspr@traxxas.com

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Website: www.Traxxas.com

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