Stadium SUPER Trucks Return to Australia with Three Events in Darwin, North Territory

Courtesy of SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks

Darwin, Northern Territory (June 16, 2017) – Returning to Australia for the third time in 2017, 8 identically prepared SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks looked to invade the Hidden Valley Raceway in the Northern Territory coastal city of Darwin for the first time contesting Rounds 15, 16 & 17 of the year long SST World Championship.

Similar to the previous visits to Australia this year the SSTs will race the same 14-turn 1.78-mile (2.87 km) purpose built road course for their much different counterparts from the SuperCar Series, however, unlike the SuperCars the trucks will navigate over four 30-inch-tall specially designed ramps located in prime fan-viewing locations throughout the unique road course circuit. The crowd-pleasing ramps will launch the trucks and their drivers nearly 20 feet (six meters) in the air and as much as 150 feet (45 meters) down course.

Looking to back up podium finishes in both previous Australian visits in 2017 Gold Coast, Queensland driver Matt Brabham will lead the charge of 4 Australian drivers to battle the Americans in front of his home Aussie fans. Other Australians joining Brabham, would be the ultra versatile Supercar and Sprint Car racer Paul Morris of Gold Coast, Queensland; Australia, Ute racer Craig Dontas of Adelaide, South Australia; and off-road racer Greg Gartner of Penola, South Australia.

Americans returning to Australia to battle the Aussies are Robby Gordon of Orange Calif. driving the SafeCraft Safety Equipment truck this weekend; joining Gordon would be the series most recent overall winner claiming overall victories in both Detroit and Texas Gavin Harlien of Mesa, Arizona driving the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil truck, Road Pod Transport Transformed driver Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and TruFuel 50:1 driver Jeff Hoffman of Phoenix Arizona.

After a successful event at the Texas Motor Speedway last weekend Matt Brabham in the DeVILBISS sponsored entry has taken over the SST World Championship points lead over fellow Australian Paul Morris by five points.

Race 1 of the weekend will be contested at 2:25 PM local time on Friday. Fans can tune into the race by visiting http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com or by viewing the Stadium SUPER Trucks Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks

2017 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Winners 
Round No.   Race Location                   Race Date              Winner 


1                  Adelaide, SA, Australia      March 3, 2017          Craig Dontas

2                  Adelaide, SA, Australia      March 4, 2017          Sheldon Creed

3                  Adelaide, SA, Australia      March, 5, 2017          Paul Morris

4                  St. Petersburg, Florida      March 11, 2017          Robby Gordon

5                  St. Petersburg, Florida      March 12, 2017          Matt Brabham

6                  Long Beach, California      April 8, 2017              Matt Brabham

7                 Long Beach, California       April 9, 2017              Robby Gordon

8                  Perth, WA, Australia         May 6, 2017               Sheldon Creed

9                  Perth, WA, Australia         May 7, 2017               Robby Gordon

10                Perth, WA, Australia         May 8, 2017               Sheldon Creed

11                Detroit, Michigan              June 3, 2017              Sheldon Creed

 
12                Detroit, Michigan              June 4, 2017              Sheldon Creed
 
13                No Limits, Texas              June 10, 2017             P.J. Jones
 
14               No Limits, Texas               June 10, 2017            Sheldon Creed 
 
15               Darwin, NT, Australia        June 16, 2017

2017 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Schedule 
Round 1: March 3, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 2: March 4, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 3: March 5, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 4: March 11, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida 
Round 5: March 12, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida 
Round 6: April 8, 2017; Long Beach, California 
Round 7: April 9, 2017; Long Beach, California 
Round 8: May 5, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 9: May 6, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 10: May 7, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 11: June 3, 2017; Detroit, Michigan 
Round 12: June 4, 2017; Detroit, Michigan 
Round 13: June 10, 2017; Fort Worth, Texas 
Round 14: June 10, 2017; Fort Worth, Texas 
Round 15: June 16, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 
Round 16: June 17, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 
Round 17: June 18, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia 
Round 18: July 1, 2017; China 
Round 19 July 2, 2017; China 
Round 20: July 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Round 21: July 16, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Round 22: TBA China 
Round 23: TBA China 
Round 24: TBA China 
Round 25: October 6, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
Round 26: October 7, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
Round 27: October 8, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks  

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.
 
 
 
Media Contact: Chris Hecht
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks
checht@stadiumsupertrucks.com

 

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