E.J. Viso completed a weekend sweep of three Menards Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS races, taking Sunday’s race in front of a massive audience at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
Burt Jenner’s Gladiator truck led going to the final lap with Viso in close pursuit. Viso overtook Jenner in turn four of the 2.35-mile street circuit as the two went side by side through the 90-degree right hand corner. Viso and Jenner touched in close racing quarters, which moved Jenner out of the racing groove allowing Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s Quicken Loans truck and Robby Gordon’s Menards/TRAXXAS sponsored machine to move to second and third respectively, which is where they finished.
Jenner brought his truck home in fourth after leading much of the race.
Rochester Hills, Michigan’s Aaron Bambach, driving the BZ’s Twisted Blend/3deminsional.com truck followed up Saturday’s podium finish with a fifth-place drive, while the RPM/VisitMexico.com driver Apdaly Lopez finished sixth. Scotty Steele finished seventh after a second-place run Saturday, and TRAXXAS driver Keegan Kincaid rolled his truck for the second time on the weekend and was credited with an eighth-place finish.
The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series now moves to Austin, Texas and the ESPN X Games, marking the first time in series history that it will be featured in a live network television broadcast. The final race at X Games Austin will air Sunday, June 8 on ABC at 12:30 p.m.
A replay of the Menards TRAXXAS races from Detroit will be shown on NBCSN June 20 at 12:30 AM CDT (1:30 a.m. June 22) The Menards at the Brickyard TRAXXAS races from Indianapolis will be shown on NBCSN June 13 at 9 p.m. (PDT) (midnight EST).Menards Detroit Belle Isle Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS
Race 3 Results
Pos. Truck No. Driver Sponsor Hometown
1. 19 E.J. Viso Momo/Gridstar Racing Caracas, Venezuela
2. 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr. Quicken Loans Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. 7 Robby Gordon Menards/SPEED Energy Orange, Calif.
4. 50 Burt Jenner Gladiator Los Angeles, Calif.
5. 87 Aaron Bambach 3dimensional.com/BZ’s Twisted Rochester Hills, Mich.
6. 18 Apdaly Lopez VisitMexico.com/RPM Tecate, B.C., Mexico
7. 5 Scotty Steele Steele Racing Peoria, Ariz.
8. 47 Keegan Kincaid TRAXXAS Crandon, Wisc.
DNS 91 Henrique Cisneros Momo/Gridstar Racing Caracas, Venezuela