Stadium Super Trucks in Perth: Drivers to Watch

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
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Anybody who knows anything about the world of motorsport knows that Robby Gordon makes his own rules wherever he goes. Modern racing’s most entertaining jack-of-all-trades has spent the past half-decade focused on his own project, Stadium Super Trucks, an incredibly fun and entertaining racing series that puts on some of its most exciting racing by adding metal ramps to some of the world’s most iconic road and street courses, from America to Australia. The latter country has become such an important home for the series, in fact, that a fleet of Gordon’s spec SST trucks remains Down Under all year long for multiple race visits.

The second of those four events is this weekend, as top drivers suit up at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2018 SST season. Gordon is always one to watch—after all, it’s his own series—but these three drivers should also stand out in the 12-truck field taking part in this weekend’s action:

Matthew Brabham

If anyone’s a podium lock in SST this weekend, it’s Brabham. The third-generation, Australian-American racer has been the man to beat all season long, missing the podium only once over the first six races of the season and posting the best points race of the year with a 39-point victory in Long Beach. He’s grown his championship lead to 35 points over Gavin Harlien and 46 over series founder Robby Gordon, making him the current favorite to succeed Paul Morris as series champion.

Paul “The Dude” Morris

It’s been a frustrating start to the season so far for 2017 SST champion Morris, who missed the Lake Elsinore opener due to injury and has yet to crack the podium this year. Now sitting eighth in the championship, more than 100 points behind Brabham, Morris needs to turn on the heat quickly to return to the top of the table. A return to his home country could be just the spark he needs, and while he didn’t win at Barbagallo last year, the amount of drivers with podiums this year hints that one is coming soon.

Travis Milburn

Since making his debut in the series in 2016, Milburn has become a reliable front-runner in the series’ Australian events. He placed second at Barbagallo last year while substituting for Jeff Hoffman, and he added another second-place finish in Adelaide in March while running under his own name. While he’s not in the championship hunt, as he’s missed all of the American rounds so far, the Australian driving contingent has always been a part of what makes this series fun, and Milburn is among its best racers.

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