Robby Gordon announced yesterday that he has created a new, stadium based off-road racing series.
|Gordon becomes a promoter in 2013|
Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks Series will debut in 2013, and is modeled after the former Mickey Thompson Off-Road Race Series. "Stadium racing helped Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears and myself launch our careers," said Gordon, who will serve as President of SST. "Bringing off-road racing back to the stadium like Mickey Thompson did has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time, and I am proud to say that we have finally accomplished it. SST offers attractive racing venues, remarkable track designs, substantial purse, and opportunity for network TV a lot like NASCAR because you can visualize the whole track."
SST’s inaugural season will begin in April and include a minimum of 10 races throughout the country, with a possibility of international events, as well. There will be two events in San Diego and Los Angeles, with the remainder of the calendar to be announced on July 15. Gordon said the series will feature two-day events, with Friday qualifying, followed by a fan expo, tailgating, side-by-side ATV heats, Bigfoot heats and finals, SST heats and the main event on Saturday.
Race trucks will be modeled after automobile manufacturer replicas and be powered by 600-horsepower V-8 engines, with 20 inches of wheel travel on DOT approved tires like the ones fans can purchase and drive on the street. Racers will compete for a $60,000 weekly purse, with and the overall series champion receiving a $500,000 dollar prize at the conclusion of the season.