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2019 Stadium Super Trucks season
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Matthew Brabham, the defending champion and current points leader

The 2019 Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks season is the seventh season of the Stadium Super Trucks series.

Contents

DriversEdit

No. Driver(s) Round(s)
2   Sheldon Creed 3–6
7   Robby Gordon 1–8
9   E. J. Chiba 5–6
22   Zach Van Matre 5–6
25   Casey Mears 7–8
43   Ryan Eversley 7–8
47   Jeff Hoffman 1–8
51   Ryan Beat 1–2
55   Gavin Harlien 1–8
57   Bill Hynes 1–8
60   Travis Pecoy 1–2
  Cole Potts 5–8
68   Blade Hildebrand 1–6
83   Matthew Brabham 1–8
93   Russell Boyle 7–8
TBA   Greg Biffle 9–10

Schedule and resultsEdit

Season summaryEdit

The 2019 season began at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, running as a support event to the IndyCar Series' IndyCar Classic.[1] Continental AG's Continental Tire brand made its SST debut during the weekend, providing the TerrainContact A/T tire for four drivers and fielding a truck for Ryan Beat; Sheldon Creed and Greg Biffle also drove the truck during the season.[2] Blade Hildebrand and Matthew Brabham won the weekend's races, the former recording his first career SST victory.[3][4]

A week later, the series remained in Texas to join the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 weekend at Texas Motor Speedway; it was SST's first weekend as an undercard to strictly NASCAR events, and the third consecutive season it raced at the track.[5] SST's racing, dubbed the Outdoor Powersports Offroad Rumble,[6] saw Creed win both races.[7] In the first event, Brabham, Robby Gordon, and Jeff Hoffman were involved in a wreck that saw the trio roll over on the ramp.[8] The following race featured Bill Hynes rolling onto a barrier for a red flag; shortly after the event was halted, Gordon nearly collided with a safety vehicle attending to Hynes' truck, but braked on time; Gordon explained his radio with race officials had failed.[9]

At Long Beach, Baja 1000 racer and SST test driver Zach Van Matre made his series debut, while Japanese driver E. J. Chiba returned to SST for the first time since Texas in 2018.[10][11] In the first race, Brabham battled with Creed for the win, with the former securing the position with two laps left and holding on to the win.[12] Gordon won the second round.[13]

In July, the series returned to Honda Indy Toronto for the first time since 2016.[14] NASCAR veteran Casey Mears and Canadian driver Russell Boyle ran their first race of the year, while sports car driver Ryan Eversley made his SST debut.[15][16] Cole Potts won the first round after it was shortened due to weather, while Gavin Harlien won the second; with two second-place finishes, Brabham claimed the overall weekend victory.[17]

StandingsEdit

Rank Driver  
COA
 
TEX
 
LBH
 
TOR
 
MOH
 
ROA
 
POR
Points
1   Matthew Brabham 6 1 5 2 1* 2 2 2 210
2   Gavin Harlien 8 3* 3 4 4 3 7 1* 169
2   Robby Gordon 2 5 7 3 9 1* 3 4 169
4   Jeff Hoffman 7 2 6 5 3 5 4 9 143
5   Sheldon Creed 1* 1* 2* 4 124
6   Bill Hynes 5 7 4 7 6 9 8 5 118
7   Cole Potts Rpl Rpl 5 7 1* 3 117
8   Blade Hildebrand 1* 4 2 6 10 6 114
9   Ryan Beat 3 6 37
10   Russell Boyle 5 6 31
11   Casey Mears 6 7 29
12   E. J. Chiba 8 8 26
13   Zach Van Matre 7 10 25
13   Ryan Eversley 9 8 25
  Travis Pecoy 4 8
Rank Driver  
COA
 
TEX
 
LBH
 
TOR
 
MOH
 
ROA
 
POR
Points
Travis Pecoy replaced Cole Potts at Austin, points went to Potts
Legend
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place (Top 5)
Light Blue 6th–10th place (Top 10)
Dark Blue Finished (Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish (DNF)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Brown Withdrew (Wth)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race abandoned (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Driver replacement (Rpl)
Race not held (NH)
Not competing
In-Line Notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
miscellaneous notation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Neubaum, Tierra (March 23, 2019). "IndyCar makes Austin debut at Circuit of the Americas". KTBC. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Continental to compete in SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks series". Tire Business. March 22, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Bils, Chris (March 23, 2019). "Support races provide thrills on IndyCar Saturday at COTA". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Sinclair, Adam (March 26, 2019). "Blade Hildebrand Wins Stadium Super Trucks 2019 Opener in Austin, Texas". Speedway Digest. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Stadium Super Trucks added to 2019 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR tripleheader spring weekend". Texas Motor Speedway. December 5, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Brendan Fraser to drive pace car prior to Sunday's race at Texas". NASCAR. March 27, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Nguyen, Justin (April 1, 2019). "Sheldon Creed dominates, sweeps Texas races". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  8. ^ Herrero, Daniel (April 1, 2019). "VIDEO: Tow truck near miss, wild triple rollover in SST". Speedcafe. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  9. ^ Jordan, Jerry (April 1, 2019). "Stadium Super Trucks wow fans after NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway". Kickin' the Tires. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  10. ^ "Zach Van Matre to make First SST Start in HD Supply White Cap Backed Entry at Grand Prix of Long Beach". Stadium Super Trucks. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  11. ^ Nguyen, Justin (April 13, 2019). "Sheldon Creed leads Long Beach qualifying". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  12. ^ Dottore, Damian (April 13, 2019). "Grand Prix notes: Driving for a big-time owner brings share of challenges". Press-Telegram. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Coch, Mat; Herrero, Dan (April 15, 2019). "WORLD WRAP: Aussie James Allen wins ELMS opener". Speedcafe. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Single Day Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow for the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto". Honda Indy Toronto. May 29, 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Nguyen, Justin (July 9, 2019). "Russell Boyle returning to SST at Toronto". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  16. ^ Nguyen, Justin (July 10, 2019). "Ryan Eversley, Casey Mears join SST grid at Toronto". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  17. ^ McCubbin, Ashley (July 17, 2019). "Stadium Super Trucks Experience Successful, Exciting Return to Toronto". Popular Speed. Retrieved July 19, 2019.