It has been quite the season for the inaugural Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks. Things started off with a huge run of momentum in April at their first event in Phoenix. Stops in California and Missouri followed.
After a schedule shake-up, the trucks went outdoors, and hit the street course of Toronto, and the series seemed to get back to great footing.
This past weekend the SST Series was back at it, after over a month layoff from action. The next location that these dirt-slinging machines would race would be the go-to event for off-road racing. It's historically been a great venue for many off-road series, and has been long known for having one of the best starts in all of motorsports.
Nestled in Wisconsin, the infamous Crandon International Speedway welcomed the SST Series for two events over the Labor Day weekend.
Action started out Friday night with a huge 10-truck line-up. The starting grid was determined based on practice earlier in the day. Quickest in practice was the 15-year-old phenom, Sheldon Creed, who elected to get the outside line at the start. The field was set, and when the green went out, the infamous Crandon land-rush was on. Creed looked great from the get-go, as did Robby Gordon.
But the afternoon event seemed to belong to a driver that has been at this track before. Whether the truck had two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, it seemed like Rob MacCachren always knew how to get around this place.
On Friday, MacCachren added yet another round victory to his resume this season, picking up his fourth win of the season.
Those results would then translate into how the field would be set for the event on Sunday, but the field would be inverted. So, the top drivers would end up starting in the back of the field, and would not have the best selection of starting spot for the land-rush into turn 1.
The rush was on, and the 10-truck field had a great run in the first race, so the hope was the second event would not just be better, but more competitive.
Sure enough, they got just that. Fans got treated to yet another highly competitive event, this time with yet another first-time winner taking the trophy. After making his debut just two days earlier, Brooks would power his Synergy Electric machine to the top spot in the podium. Quite an accomplishment, especially since the two drivers that finished behind him also have wins on the season.
Finishing behind Brooks was Creed and Gordon, with MacCachren a close fourth.
After Crandon, MacCachren holds a point lead that matches his truck number, 21, over Gordon. Now another month layoff is on as the next three events were just added in August. Next on the docket is something different, something that has seen some time on a couple courses for the SST Series, but not an entire course.
The Sand Sports Super Show is going to host rounds 11-13 of the Stadium Super Trucks, as they will compete alongside other off-road and dune buggy classes on the sands of Costa Rica, California. Quite different, but something that for sure will draw a lot of fans.
For info on tickets and the schedule, visit StadiumSuperTrucks.com.