Stadium Super Trucks are back in action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, and so is The Biff.
The last time we saw Greg Biffle, he was celebrating a win in his return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Texas Motor Speedway. This weekend, though, he’ll be trading in that truck for another go at SST, where he flew to a podium in his debut event last year at Road America.
Mid-Ohio, meanwhile, is a new venue for SST, which continues its trend of racing alongside the NTT IndyCar Series at road and street courses this weekend. Although Mid-Ohio installed a semi-permanent rallycross facility within the Keyhole section of the track this year, SST will continue its usual methodology of using most of the IndyCar circuit. As usual, jump placements will be determined when the trucks make it to the track and get in their first testing laps.
Cole Potts and Gavin Harlen enter the weekend as SST’s most recent winners, having split the series’ return to Honda Indy Toronto two weekends ago. But it’s still Matt Brabham who leads the championship standings, boasting a healthy 41-point advantage over Harlien and Robby Gordon, who are tied for second. Jeff Hoffman, still seeking his first win of 2019, is fourth, while Sheldon Creed, despite running a limited schedule, completes the top five.
Expect more driver confirmations to be made closer to the event, but a number of interesting names have cycled through SST so far this season. Casey Mears made his return to the series in Toronto, replacing Blade Hildebrand, while Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League racer John Holtger is slated to make his debut sometime this season after testing an SST earlier this summer.
Stadium Super Trucks action from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will stream live on the SST Facebook page over the course of the weekend. The next known race event for SST is at Road America on August 22-24 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but the series’ schedule webpage lists an event to be announced before then.