After six events in the inaugural Stadium Super Trucks Series, creator Robby Gordon announced changes to the remaining schedule for the 2013 season. The first six events were held in many of the famous stadiums in the country, including the LA Colliseum, and the previous event at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.
Now, the series is looking to head to more outdoor venues, and race in conjunction with other series.
“With such an immense undertaking in staging huge events like this around the country, and running six races in nine weeks, the schedule didn’t always allow us to optimize event preparation and race vehicle maintenance,” Gordon said.
The events in Dallas, Atlanta, and Minneapolis have been cancelled, all major stadiums. In their place, however, are outdoor speedways and tracks.
The series will pick back up on Saturday, July 13, for the first of two back-to-back events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. These events will happen at the Honda Indy Toronto circuit, in conjunction with the IndyCar Series, bringing back memories of the second event for the SST Series, held at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The next announced event will be July 20 in Illinois, but occurring at the Chicagoland Speedway, in Joliet.
The final annouced event will take place at a facility well known for off-road racing. After over a month of rest, the SST Series will hit the famed Crandon International Off Road Raceway in Crandon, Wisconsin.
“We learned a lot that will help us continue to bring the most exciting brand of motorsports to racing fans everywhere. The improvements in our schedule for 2013 will enhance our program by helping us build our brand and position SST for a great 2014 season and beyond," Gordon said.
Three more events have yet to be finalized. There is a Sept. 21 race that will be happening in California, however no venue has been announced.
Plans for an international race are still in the works for October and the season finale is slated for Nov. 9 in Las Vegas, originally set for Sam Boyd Stadium however has not been confirmed.
Visit StadiumSuperTrucks.com for further updates regarding the schedule of upcoming events.