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Stadium Super Trucks at Toronto: Weekend Preview

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
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It hasn’t just been a while since we’ve seen Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks at Honda Indy Toronto. It’s been a while since we’ve seen them, period—with the annual Texas Motor Speedway stop moving to the spring NASCAR race instead of June’s IndyCar event, it’s been three months between their most recent race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach and this weekend’s action in Toronto.

Not that it’s kept SST out of the news. The series has added multiple events to its schedule in the past few months, and is shaping up to have a busy summer with stops at Mid-Ohio and Portland alongside IndyCar and a return to Road America with the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Meanwhile, Gordon and Blade Hildebrand have been busy doing stunt shows with Chevrolet in China, and fresh faces like Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League up-and-comer John Holtger have gotten behind the wheel.

Still, it feels like an eternity since Gordon won the series’ most recent race on the California coast, and so it’s been a while since the SST standings have come up. Defending series champion Matt Brabham holds a 27-point lead over part-timer and all-time SST win leader Sheldon Creed, although Creed and Ryan Beat’s combined performance in the Continental Tire truck would be enough to hold the championship advantage. Gavin Harlien, Gordon, and Hildebrand complete the top five.

A video on SST’s Instagram suggests that nine trucks are headed north of the border, with Brabham, Harlien, Gordon, Hildebrand, Bill Hynes, and Cole Potts all likely to compete. Popular sports car driver Ryan Eversley will take Creed’s seat this weekend, while NASCAR, IndyCar, and off-road veteran Casey Mears and Ontario’s own Russell Boyle will make their return to the series.

As in most of its race weekends, SST will stage a pair of races in Toronto, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Live streaming will be available on the series’ Facebook page. Following Toronto, the series will return to action on July 27-28 as part of this year’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

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