Last year about this time we reported that professional on- and off-road racer and speed enthusiast Robby Gordon was putting together a Stadium Super Truck series, bigger and better than the Mickey Thompson series from the 1970s.
The series is doing everything it can to capture all of the excitement and popularity of the high-flying motocross racing that includes wild and crazy jumping, tight cornering and big-personality driver-versus-driver rivalries. And if the inaugural weekend of racing just completed this weekend at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is any indication, motorsports fans will be quite happy. Veteran racer Rob MacCachren won the series opener in spectacular fashion, with Justin Matney and Robby Gordon close behind.
The series' next stop is April 21 in Southern California, where it will give an exhibition on a unique hybrid track in combination with the Long Beach Grand Prix. The following week it stops at the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on April 27; after that it heads to San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Las Vegas. So far, Gordon has been able to attract several big-name racers and sponsors to participate in four different racing classes: Bigfoot Monster Trucks, Super Trophy Karts, Super Buggy and Stadium Super Trucks. The series even features an off-road expo at each event.
For more details about the series and where you can find a race this summer, click here.