Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks are finally poised for a return to Australia, after CAMS announced that they’ve lifted the ban on the series competing at its events. This paves the way for the addition of the popular series as a support event for major Supercars races, including the Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise—the street circuit where Gordon scored his first-ever IndyCar podium in 1993.
But before SST can head Down Under once again, they’re back in action each of the next two weekends, starting with a visit to Road America alongside the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Running a shorter lap that makes up just about half of the full road course, SST made its debut at the track in 2018, with NASCAR stars Greg Biffle and Casey Mears among the wild card entries that brought some extra flair to the proceedings.
Matt Brabham and Robby Gordon split last year’s races, so it’s no surprise that they enter this weekend first and second in the championship standings after doing the same two weekends ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. That said, Brabham’s championship advantage appears pretty safe, as his points lead over Gordon is now up to a sizable 55. With four Fast Qualifiers in the books, Brabham has racked up the passing points all season long to pull away from the pack.
But with a few new faces in the field, it’ll be interesting to see if this weekend’s podiums look any different. Christopher Polvoorde is the latest driver to take a turn in the Continental Tire truck, after earning six straight victories in six attempts at the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League so far this season. Fellow Midwest Short Course driver John Holtger, at just 14 years old, will also make his SST debut this weekend.
Stadium Super Trucks action at Road America will take place this Friday (practice and the first race) and Saturday (two more races). As always, races can be streamed live on SST’s Facebook page, with television airings on the CBS Sports Network in the coming months. Following Road America, the series rejoins the Verizon IndyCar Series on Labor Day weekend for its inaugural visit to Portland International Raceway, while a subsequent event to be announced—perhaps a return to Australia—is suggested on SST’s schedule page.