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Stadium Super Trucks at Mid-Ohio: Weekend Preview

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
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One visit to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course wasn’t enough for Stadium Super Trucks. Robby Gordon’s traveling roadshow of high-flying trucks and metal ramps only made their debut at the famous Ohio road course two weekends ago, but they’ve already been invited back this weekend as a support event to the track’s annual NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

After three closely scheduled rounds at NASCAR and IndyCar races in March and April, SST took a lengthy summer break before hitting the road again for one of its busiest stretches ever. The second Mid-Ohio race weekend marks the third of five races in a 50-day span, which kicked off in Toronto last month and ends with visits to Road America and Portland International Raceway on back-to-back weekends. Of the tracks on this year’s schedule, only Mid-Ohio sees two separate visits from the series.

Cole Potts and Gavin Harlien were the race winners last time out, with Potts beating Greg Biffle and Matt Brabham to the line on Saturday and Harlien holding off Brabham and Jeff Hoffman on Sunday. Brabham’s 264 points have him 51 clear of Harlien for the championship lead, and well on his way to a second straight championship. The third-generation racer has two wins and eight podiums, and has stockpiled the passing points thanks to three fast qualifiers this year that put him last on the grid due to the series’ inversion.

While most of the series’ regulars are expected to return, Ryan Eversley will replace Biffle in the Continental Tire truck that has seen a number of top drivers compete this season. Eversley made his SST debut in Toronto, becoming the fourth driver to take the wheel of the truck after the previously announced Biffle, Ryan Beat, and two-time SST champion Sheldon Creed. Of the group, Creed’s two wins and three podiums in four starts remain the best results.

Stadium Super Trucks action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will take place this Friday and Saturday. As always, the action will stream live on the SST Facebook page. The series will take next weekend off before returning to action at Road America on August 22-24; Gordon and Brabham split the victories there last year.

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