For the majority of the 2012 racing season, multi-talented racing legend Robby Gordon has been developing his Stadium Super Trucks, an indoor off-road racing concept based on the long-defunct Mickey Thompson Racing Series of the 1980s and 1990s. After multiple testing days and shakedown runs by such well-known drivers as J.R. Hildebrand, Brian Deegan, and Samuel Hubinette, Gordon is finally ready to debut the trucks in race trim.
Six of Gordon’s new vehicles will take part in the Stadium Super Trucks Race of Champions during Labor Day weekend at Crandon International Raceway in Wisconsin. The SST event will support the Traxxas TORC Series, which features Bryce Menzies in its 2WD division and has seen appearances by Travis Pastrana and Matt Crafton this year.
Currently, a driver roster for the SST event has not been announced, though the series promises elite talent. Gordon will likely be competing, with the majority of other drivers likely coming from off-road backgrounds. Over a dozen drivers showed up for Gordon’s test session in July, including TORC 4×4 points leader Ricky Johnson and Pro Light leader Andrew Caddell. Meanwhile, the rival Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is off that weekend, while Global Rallycross’ decision to push its September 1 race date back by two weeks may free Deegan and Hubinette to compete.
Gordon is planning for a 10-race season in 2013, with events at the Los Angeles Coliseum and University of Phoenix Stadium among those on the schedule.
- Chris Leone