Robby Gordon’s Off-Road World Championship: Weekend Preview

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Stadium Super Trucks

If there’s one thing that Robby Gordon always promises his fans, it’s a hell of a show. That’s exactly what appears to be in store this weekend in Glen Helen, as Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks lead a diverse field of racers into Saturday and Sunday’s Off-Road World Championship.

The event will use Glen Helen’s national motocross track, and boasts a lot more than just the truck series that Gordon has operated since 2013. The program will also include Pro Lite, Super Buggy, and multiple classes of UTV and motocross races, plus a jump contest for off-road trucks on Saturday night. They’ll use three different layouts for the various classes, with UTVs running the shortest layout and SST and the motocross classes using the longest.

The event serves as the championship finale for Stadium Super Trucks, which have had an impressive 16-round season so far. Even as issues with Australian motorsport authorities forced a last-minute change to the series schedule, removing SST from the Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise, the series has produced eight different winners so far, and welcomed racing superstars like Greg Biffle and Casey Mears to the series alongside mainstays Gordon, defending series champion Paul “The Dude” Morris, and Matthew Brabham.

Coming out of the most recent event in Sydney, Brabham retains a 36-point advantage over Gavin Harlien, and is over 100 points clear of Gordon in third. With five top times in qualifying to his name, Brabham has excelled at adding bonus points for making moves through the series’ inverted fields. His five wins are one more than Harlien, even if Harlien has 11 podiums to Brabham’s 10.

While entry lists haven’t yet been released, expect plenty of big names to show up for the final SST race of the season; Biffle shared a photo over the weekend after testing Gordon’s Trophy Truck, and made it to the podium in his SST debut at Road America this summer. Racing kicks off at 10:15AM on Saturday with Super Buggy action, while the SST race goes green at 1:15; the event will use the same schedule on Sunday.

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