Stadium SUPER Trucks To Return To Adelaide In 2020

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Stadium Super Trucks to make highly-anticipated return to the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500

In an exciting development for fans, the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will host the opening round of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST) series, following their highly-anticipated return to Australia.

The popular category was today confirmed as the first support category to race at the iconic Victoria Parklands street circuit from 20 – 23 February 2020, coinciding with the release of tickets on sale.

Renowned for its spectacular, adrenalin-charged action, the SST’s return to the Superloop Adelaide 500 is a major coup for fans, says the event’s General Manager, Alistair MacDonald.

“The Stadium Super Trucks have long been a fan favourite and we are excited to announce that they will headline the support category line-up for the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500,” said Mr MacDonald.

“We are committed to putting on a show for race-goers, and as an international category the high-flying trucks will help the event maintain its status as one of the biggest events on the Australian motorsport calendar.

“The announcement coincides with the release of tickets on sale to the general public, so we are encouraging all fans to jump online and secure their seats for the 2020 event.”

The popular off-road racing series will see four days of action with two practice sessions confirmed for Thursday, followed by a qualifying session on Friday and a number of races across the weekend.

Created by former IndyCar and NASCAR racer Robby Gordon, the American series has raced at Australian events since 2015, before a hiatus in May 2018 due to safety concerns raised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).

“We have worked really hard to be able to have SST return back to racing in Australia under the CAMS banner, an enormous amount of work has gone on behind the scenes with CAMS and to now be able to race again is really exciting” Said SST representative Nathan Cayzer.

“We look forward to bringing the series back to Adelaide once again and showcasing our thrill-seeking sport in front of South Australians.”

Powered by a 600-hp Chevrolet LS V8 engine, the trucks weigh 1,300 kg and are built with a steel-tube frame and fiberglass body. All trucks feature a three-speed transmission, reaching speeds as high as 230 km/h.

The SST series requires that all SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition, with race winners decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets.

Current series champion Matthew Brabham is set to take to the grid in 2020 while Robby Gordon, and former Supercars driver Paul Morris are also set to line-up in Adelaide.

“I’m excited to be coming back to the Superloop Adelaide 500 event in 2020, where it all started for us in Australia,” said Robby Gordon.

“This event is my favourite event anywhere in the world and I’d like to thank all of our supporters in Adelaide, and Australia, for their continued support to see us back on the streets of Adelaide next year.”

The 22nd edition of the iconic Superloop Adelaide 500 will host the season-opener of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, alongside a number of off-track entertainment and attraction for fans of all ages.

The popular ‘Tracks of the World’ precinct will return bigger and better to showcase some of the most famous motorsport tracks and culture from around the world, while three big nights of concerts will ignite the post-race activity with acts to be announced in coming months.

The Superloop Adelaide 500 will take place 20 – 23 February 2020.

Tickets for the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 are on sale now at www.superloopadl500.com.au

2019 Road America Race 3 Results

Road America Race 3 Results

1. Gavin Harlien
2. Cole Potts
3. Robby Gordon
4. Matt Brabham
5. Jeff Hoffman
6. Christopher Polvoorde
7. John Holtger
8. Bill Hynes

2019 Road America Race 2 Results

Race 2 Results – Road America

1. Gavin Harlien
2. Cole Potts
3. Christopher Polvoorde
4. Jeff Hoffman
5. Bill Hynes
6. Robby Gordon
7. John Holtger
8. Matt Brabham

2019 Road America Race 1 Results

2019 Road America Race 1 Results

1. Cole Potts
2. Robby Gordon
3. Matt Brabham
4. Christopher Polvoorde
5. Gavin Harlien
6. Jeff Hoffman
7. Bill Hynes
8. John Holtger

Stadium SUPER Trucks and CAMS Reach Partnership

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August 21, 2019 – CAMS and SST can confirm today it has executed a three-year commercial rights agreement with Robby Gordon and Stadium SUPER Trucks, paving the way for the high-flying trucks to return to Australia as early as October 2019.

“The leadership at CAMS has always wanted to see the Stadium SUPER Trucks in Australia, and we are pleased to say that all of our safety concerns and related issues have been fully addressed and resolved.”

Stated CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca.

“There’s never been any doubt about the truck’s popularity here in Australia, and after months of discussions we are pleased to say SST racing is able to resume under CAMS.”

Nathan Cayzer, whom was an instrumental piece in bringing the SST Series to Australia in 2015 will continue to head all discussions around events and commercial partnerships in Australia.

“It is super exciting to be able to have SST return back to racing in Australia under the CAMS banner, an enormous amount of work has gone on behind the scenes for both parties to get to this point. With this positive result it is an overall win for all the supporters and motorsport fans of Australia,” Said Cayzer.

Robby Gordon and Stadium SUPER Trucks would like to thank Mr. Arocca and CAMS for their efforts in making this agreement a possibility and welcoming SST back to Australia under their sanctioning.

About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Rick Mears, four time Indy 500 Winner, Casey Mears NASCAR race winner, Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Robby Gordon got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

SST trucks have now evolved to race most of there events on pavement and set up portable ramps on street and road courses that launch the SST racers distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.

Robby Gordon Wins Mid-Ohio Race 1

Robby Goordon Mid-Ohio

Lexington, Ohio (August 10, 2019) – Returning back to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second time in three weeks Robby Gordon would withstand a contact filled Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 11 to capture his first SST win of 2019. First starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania would jump out to the early lead in his United Fiber & Data truck before Casey Mears of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the bright yellow SPEED Energy entry this weekend would quickly apply pressure and drive past into the lead.

As the field worked thru only two corners things quickly escalated as Scottsdale, Arizona driver Cole Potts would make contact with Inman Park, Georgia driver Ryan Eversley upon landing of the KMC Wheels jump. The contact would send Eversley and the Continental Tires truck sliding across the track into the Toyo Tires entry of Jeff Hoffman. The two trucks would slide off the track thru the grass into the sand pit where Eversley’s Continental Terrian Contact A/T tires would bite into the dirt causing the truck to roll over twice. Landing on the wheels in stuntman form Eversley would continue on with the race.

At the start of Lap-2 Mears would continue to increase a sizeable lead on the rest of the field as third starting Robby Gordon of Orange, California would move into the second position as fast qualifier and current Stadium SUPER Trucks points leader Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia was right there banging on the door of the leaders looking to challenge for the top positions. Seventh starting Cole Potts of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the Security State Bank truck was also on the move as he followed Brabham to the front of the field before moving past him and setting his sights on Gordon for the second spot.

A caution would wave over the track on Lap-4 bunching the field back up for a restart.
Mears would quickly jump back out to the lead, as Potts would battle hard with Gordon for the second spot. The two drivers would trade the position multiple times until Potts would drift high into the grass and loose two positions.
The start of Lap-6 would see Gordon look to apply pressure to Mears for the lead. Going side by side off the KMC Wheels ramp Gordon would use all of the racing surface and more completely the pass on Mears. However, at this point of the race you could not count out the ultra fast truck of Potts as he was back in striking distance of the leaders, and quickly setting his sights on Gordon for the lead.

Going side-by-side with one another Gordon would out brake Potts for the position, but the young Arizona driver would look to bang doors with the off-road veteran the next corner. The contact between the two drivers would send Potts in a spin cycle loosing multiple positions. This would open the door for Phoenix, Arizona driver Jeff Hoffman at the start of Lap-8, Hoffman would battle his way back into contention after the mishap with Eversley on the first lap. The driver of the Toyo Tires truck would pull up along side Gordon for the lead and out brake him into the corner to over take the top position from the bright orange SPEED Energy truck.

As caution would wave over the field, Hoffman would prepare himself for a good restart with only three laps remaining, but Gordon would quickly have something to say about that looking to challenge Hoffman for the lead right away. Hoffman would miss his braking mark and drift wide into the grass allowing Gordon to go back to the lead.
Hanging on in the top four Brabham was doing all he could do to remain there as he would begin to encounter brake issues bouncing off every truck he could to point his truck in the right direction. As the truck became an extreme handful Brabham would drop back in the field and out of contention.

The last lap would see Potts go side by side with Gordon for the lead in the same exact fashion he did with Greg Biffle just two weeks ago. Out jumping Gordon off the KMC Wheels ramp Potts would power to the outside of Gordon for the lead. Gordon would battle back and make contact with Potts sending him into the grass. Potts would then decide to take a short cut cutting significant distance of the racecourse.

Gordon would go on to win his first race of the 2019 Stadium SUPER Trucks Championship, while capturing his twentieth win of his career. Mears would capture his first ever SST podium position in the second position, while Potts would right his truck to round out the top three. After the completion of the event USAC Officials would apply a penalty of one position to the No. 60 truck of Cole Potts for not getting back on the racecourse in the closest point where he went off track.

From flipping over on the first lap and battling thru the entire field avoiding the chaos all around him the Continental Tires truck of Ryan Eversley would wind up with his first Stadium SUPER Trucks podium as in the final run down after the penalty was applied to Potts. Hoffman crucial mistakes the last two laps would eliminate him from podium contention and loose lots of ground to the leaders. At the finish of the scheduled laps Hoffman would be scored in the fifth position.

As Brabham went from challenging for the win to just hanging on to his truck to remain on course as he would loose his brakes, and begin to become a bowling ball banging into any truck he can to get his turned in the right direction. As the checkered flag would fly Brabham would be credited with the sixth spot.

Gavin Harlien driving the VP Fuels & Lubricants truck would start from the fifth position but would encounter unfortunate luck once again at Mid-Ohio landing awkwardly off the first jump trying to avoid the spinning trucks in front of him. In the process Harlien would knock a belt off the motor causing the truck to limp around back to the pit lane. SST technicians would be able to put the belt back on and Harlien would be able to return to the track for the last segment and finish the race but would be scored in the seventh spot.

First starting Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania would quickly relinquish the lead to Casey Mears and fall in line behind him on Lap-1. Hanging strong in the top five the next lap before dropping back in the pack after missing his braking mark and running wide. Hynes would keep the United Fiber & Data truck clean and go on to finish the race in the eighth position.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks

Results

1. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels/ Menards

2. Casey Mears; Scottsdale, Arizona; SPEED Energy

3. Ryan Eversley; Inman Park, Georgia; Continental Tire

4. Cole Potts; Scottsdale, Arizona; Security State Bank/ Innovative Computer Professionals

5. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; Toyo Tires

6. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Carlisle/ Headstrong/ KMC Wheels

7. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

8. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; VP Racing Fuels & Lubricants

Back To Mid-Ohio, August 9-10, 2019

Nascar Mid Ohio

The Stadium SUPER Trucks return to Mid-Ohio August 9th & 10th

After a successful debut last month with Indy Car, the Stadium SUPER Trucks have been added to the weekend schedule at Mid-Ohio with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Race #1 will run on Friday, August 9th at 5:30pm/et.

Race #2 will run on Saturday, August 10th, approximately 30-45 minutes after the conclusion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race.

Tickets are available HERE

Livestream available HERE

 

 

2019 Mid-Ohio Race 2

Stadium SUPER Trucks

Round 10 – Mid-Ohio – 7/28/19

 

Round 10 Mid-Ohio Race #2 – Official Results
Finish Start Truck No. Driver Laps Passing Points Bonus Points Total Points Running / Reason Out
1 1 55 Gavin Harlien 11 3 28 Running
2 8 83 Matt Brabham 11 6 28 Running
3 4 47 Jeff Hoffman 11 1 21 Running
4 5 100 Greg Biffle 11 1 19 Running
5 6 60 Cole Potts 11 1 17 Running
6 7 7 Robby Gordon 11  1 16 Running
7 2 57 Bill Hynes 11 14 Running
8 3 25 Arie Luyendyk Jr 9 13 Running

Notes:

Gavin Harlien most laps led: 3 bonus points.

Gavin Harlien Wins Race 2 At Mid-Ohio

Gavin Harlien Win

Gavin Harlien Mid Ohio

Lexington, Ohio (July 28, 2019) – Gavin Harlien raced to victory in SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Round No. 10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday after encountering a heart-breaking defeat Saturday as his truck would develop an issue while dominating the race at the midway point.

Holding the second ever race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday fans whom lined the 13-turn prominent road course where on their feet the entire race in pure amazement with another thrilling SST race for the ages.

Pole Sitter Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona driving the VP Racing Fuel/Lubricants truck would jump out to the early lead immediately from the drop of the green flag.

Fourth starting Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix, Arizona would drive past second starting Bill Hynes to slide into the second position at the start of Lap-2.

Current SST point leader Matt Brabham of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia however was the man on the move quickly moving up into the fourth position for his eighth starting spot, and looking to be in the mix of the leaders early in the race.

The restart of the second segment allowed Brabham and Hoffman battle hard for the second position, as the two would begin to push it harder with one another. Going side by side multiple times Hoffman would hold off the hard charging Brabham.

Stalking the Toyo Tire tracks of Hoffman, Brabham would use the draft to his advantage slinging past Hoffman for the second position at the start of Lap-9.

Meanwhile, Hoffman and Brabham would battle hard with one another Harlien was on cruise control out front until Brabham would gain his opportunity at the restart the third segment as he would line up directly on Harlien’s rear bumper.

Brabham would make many attempts to move past Harlien the final two circuits looking to move to the inside and outside, but each attempt denied as Harlien would hold him off as thousands of fans cheered loudly.

As the checkered flag waved Harlien would go on to capture his first SST victory of the season ahead of Brabham, and Hoffman who would round out the podium.

Runner-Up finisher in Saturday’s race Greg Biffle of Vancouver, Washington would start his fourth SST race from the fifth spot. Quickly moving forward Biffle would add extreme pressure for the second position by Lap-2. Driving the Continental Tire truck super aggressive Biffle would launch off the Continental Tire ramp and land sideways spinning the truck into the infield grass and backing the truck into the retaining wall.

Biffle would pull to the pit lane to have SST technicians look at the truck for damage. With only a bent rear bumper Biffle would continue the race. Running consistent laps without trouble Biffle would be able to make his plan to advance after the conclusion of the second segment. Biffle would hold a great side by side battle for Cole Potts for the fourth position as the two would go side by side for multiple corners. Coming to the finish line Biffle would sneak ahead of Potts in the finishing order.

Saturday’s race winner Cole Potts of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the Security State Bank truck would start Sunday’s race from the sixth position and quickly move forward by Lap-2. However, Potts would make contact with fellow Scottsdale native Arie Luyendyk Jr. Both trucks would slide into the grass losing multiple positions.

Remaining patient Potts would be able to work his way back into the fourth position by Lap-8 setting up a great battle for the third position after the second competition caution. Pott’s would look to duck to the inside of Hoffman multiple times for third, but Hoffman would slam the door closed sending Potts into the grass again as Biffle would look to challenge him for fourth. As the checked flag flew Biffle would over take Potts for the fourth position resulting in a fifth.

Coming to the starting grid Orange, California driver Robby Gordon sporting his familiar bright orange SPEED Energy livery this weekend would encounter truck issues on the sight in lap. After a few minutes adjustments on pit lane from the SST technicians Gordon would make the call to the grid at the last moment. Struggling the handling of the truck the entire race Gordon would only advance one positions from his seventh starting spot to finish sixth.

Outside front-row starter Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania driving the United Fiber and Data entry would drive a clean and cautious race on Sunday bringing the No. 57 across the finish line in the seventh place.

Third starting Arie Luyendyk Jr. of Scottsdale, Arizona driving the bright yellow SPEED Energy truck would make contact with Cole Potts on the Lap-2 sending both trucks sliding into the grass. Luyendyk Jr. would report the truck would develop a bad vibration. Luyendyk Jr. would nurse the No. 25 around the course the remainder of the event to ultimately finish in the eighth spot two laps behind.

The overall standings for the two races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course would see Matt Brabham win the overall weekend points championship with a third place finish on Saturday, and a second place on Sunday. Jeff Hoffman would grab the second overall position with a fifth and third respectively. Saturday’s winner Cole Potts would round out the overall podium with a fourth place finish on Sunday.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Round 10 Results

July 28, 2019

Lexington, Ohio

1. Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; VP Racing Fuels & Lubricants

2. Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Carlisle/ Headstrong/ KMC Wheels

3. Jeff Hoffman; Phoenix, Arizona; Toyo Tires

4. Greg Biffle; Vancouver, Washington; Continental Tire

5. Cole Potts; Scottsdale, Arizona; Security State Bank/ Innovative Computer Professionals

6. Robby Gordon; Orange, California; SPEED Energy/ Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels/ Menards

7. Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Pennsylvania; United Fiber & Data/ LIVE/ Think Loud Development

8. Arie Luyendyk Jr.; Scottsdale, Arizona; SPEED Energy

2019 Mid Ohio Race 2 Starting Lineup & Weekend Points

2019 Mid Ohio Race 2 Starting Lineup

1. Gavin Harlien
2. Bill Hynes
3. Arie Luyendyk Jr
4. Jeff Hoffman
5. Greg Biffle
6. Robby Gordon
7. Cole Potts
8. Matt Brabham

Green flag on Sunday, July 28 at 2:05pm/et. Watch LIVE at stadiumsupertrucks.com/live

Mid-Ohio Weekend Overall Points Leaders After Race 1

1. Matt Brabham 15
T-2. Robby Gordon 13
T-2. Cole Potts 13
T-4. Jeff Hoffman 11
T-4. Greg Biffle 11
6. Arie Luyendyk Jr 9
7. Bill Hynes 6
8. Gavin Harlien 5

Mid Ohio Sunday