2019 Stadium Super Trucks season
|2019 Stadium Super Trucks season|
The 2019 Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks season is the seventh season of the Stadium Super Trucks series.
|9||E. J. Chiba||5–6|
|22||Zach Van Matre||5–6|
Schedule and resultsEdit
|Rnd||Circuit||Date||Pole position||Winning driver||Supporting|
|1||Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas||March 23||Travis Pecoy||Blade Hildebrand||IndyCar Classic|
|2||March 24||Gavin Harlien||Matthew Brabham|
|3||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas||March 31||Bill Hynes||Sheldon Creed||O'Reilly Auto Parts 500|
|4||Robby Gordon||Sheldon Creed|
|5||Streets of Long Beach, Long Beach, California||April 13||E. J. Chiba||Matthew Brabham||Grand Prix of Long Beach|
|6||April 14||Blade Hildebrand||Robby Gordon|
|TBA||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio||July 27||Honda Indy 200|
|TBA||Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin||August 23||Johnsonville 180|
|TBA||Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon||August 30||Grand Prix of Portland|
The 2019 season began at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, running as a support event to the IndyCar Series' IndyCar Classic. 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. Blade Hildebrand and Matthew Brabham won the weekend's races, the former recording his first career SST victory.
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. SST's racing, dubbed the Outdoor Powersports Offroad Rumble, saw Creed win both races. In the first event, Brabham, Robby Gordon, and Jeff Hoffman were involved in a wreck that saw the trio roll over on the ramp. 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.
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. 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. Gordon won the second round.
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