After a successful inaugural season filled with action from top to bottom, the Stadium Super Truck Series has released the 2014 schedule as they look to make things bigger in year two.
Like the previous season, the trucks will be hosting event at venues alongside the IZOD IndyCar Racing Series and other exciting forms of motorsports. The idea is to get the trucks in front of the biggest crowds possible to get the fans attention.
“Having an opportunity to showcase these trucks last season at places like the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Honda Indy Toronto was tremendously successful,” SST founder and president Robby Gordon said in the press release. “Since then the outreach from promoters asking us to bring the SST series to their venues has given us all a great sense of pride and proves to us that we have a series that is exactly what it was designed to be – the most unbelievable, jaw-dropping form of auto racing in the world.”
Combining the course that you would see two-wheeled riders take on in a stadium with the excitement of the jumps, each event is filled with action. These events twill keep you on the edge of your seat every minute of the event as you watch the truck launch more than 20 feet in the air,covering distances of more than 150 feet. Whether it’s watching them jump over the jumps, sometimes a little sideways at that, or whether it’s getting up on two wheels in the tight corners. Either way, it has that edge of excitement that every motorsports fan craves.
One of the things that makes the series work is everybody is driving identically prepared by Robby Gordon’s team of experts. Each driver recieves their truck at the event, along with a SST crew member who can help make minor adjustments at the driver’s request.
Robby Gordon created the series as he wanted to bring something back that was known as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Series. Mickey Thompson, an off-road racing legend, formed the series 1979, hosting events in stadiums. Gordon ran in the series alongside Thompson, winning a championship in 1988. A historical look at the series with what Thompson had before and a glimpse of what Gordon has created now can be viewed in a special youtube video put together by the Stadium Super Truck Series –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJe5YsEpo8.
In 1988, Thompson and his wife were murdered, and the series only survived a short time after that.
“I essentially want to bring it back, which is what we’ve done,” Gordon said in an interview earlier this year. “We are putting people in the grandstands. We’re off and running.”
The second season for the season will kick off on March 7th in Las Vegas, Nevada, and finish on November 7th, once again in Las Vegas. In between the pair of Las Vegas trips is eight action-packed dates that will bring high-octane action to every city.
2014 SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Schedule
- March 7 Las Vegas, NV
- March 29-30 St. Petersburg, FL
- April 12-13 Long Beach, CA
- May 23 Indianapolis, IN
- May 31-June 1 Detroit, MI
- June 7 Texas
- July 19-20 Toronto, ON
- Sept 19-20 Costa Mesa, CA
- Sept 21 San Diego, CA
- Nov 7 Las Vegas, NV
Learn more about the Stadium Super Truck Series at http://stadiumsupertrucks.com/.
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