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Stadium SUPER Trucks Return Down Under with First Time Visit to Perth, Western Australia

stadium super trucksReturning to Australia for the second time in 2017, 12 identically prepared SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks will invade the Western Australia road course of Barbagallo Raceway for Rounds 8, 9 & 10 of the year long SST World Championship.

Unlike the past events with the SuperCars Championship in Australia the SST’s will compete on a purpose built road course for the first time in the history of the series opposed to the street circuits at previous venues.

In typical SST fashion the trucks will navigate over four 30-inch-tall specially designed ramps located in prime fan-viewing locations throughout the 8-turn 1.094-mile (1.760 km) circuit. The crowd-pleasing ramps will catapult the trucks and their drivers nearly 20 feet (six meters) in the air and as much as 150 feet (45 meters) down course much to the delight of the anticipated capacity crowd.

The starting lineup for Friday’s Race 1 was determined from each driver’s fastest lap time in Friday mornings qualifying session. Following the twenty-minute session a full field inversion of the times would place the drivers in their proper starting spot for Race No.1; Stadium SUPER Trucks newcomer Beau Robinson, from Perth, Western Australia would earn the pole position alongside veteran Bill Hynes of Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Row two will consist of Shaun Richardson of Scunthrope, United Kingdom and Craig Dontas from Adelaide, South Australia who will be looking to back up his victory back in March at the Clipsal 500. Making up row three will be a pair of South Australian’s Greg Gartner from Penola and Travis Milburn from Adelaide.

Row four will consist of SST newcomer Jake Kostecki of Perth, Western Australia, and and Stadium SUPER Trucks latest winner at the Grand Prix of Long Beach Orange, California native Robby Gordon.

The fifth row will feature Mesa, Arizona racer Gavin Harlien making his second trip to Australia in the Royal Purple backed entry. After missing the last event at Long Beach El Cajon, California driver Sheldon Creed will line up next to Harlien.

Rounding out the sixth and final row will be a pair of Gold Coast, Queensland natives both with new livery’s for the weekend Paul Morris in the Ridge Ryder 4×4 Accessories truck and today’s quick qualifier Matt Brabham driving for DeVilbiss.

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Race 1 will be contested Friday afternoon at 3:35 P.M. local time.

Fans can tune into the race by visiting http://www.stadiumsupertrucks.com or by viewing the Stadium SUPER Trucks Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/StadiumSuperTrucks.

*Fans in Australia and New Zealand will be GeoBlocked from LiveStream and can tune in LIVE on Fox Sports. Check you local cable or satellite provider for channel details.

2017 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks 
Barbagallo Raceway 
May 5, 2017 
Qualifying Results


Finish        Name              Qualifying Time

1          Matt Brabham          1:02:3798
2          Paul Morris              1:02:4029
3          Sheldon Creed         1:03:2803
4          Gavin Harlien           1:03:3459
5          Robby Gordon          1:03:4020
6          Jake Kostecki           1:03:7280
7          Greg Gartner           1:03:8036
8          Travis Milburn          1:04:0639
9          Craig Dontas            1:04:9615
10        Shaun Richardson     1:05:6160
11        Bill Hynes                 1:06:1632
12        Beau Robinson          1:07:3611

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks 
Driver Roster 
May 5-7, 2017 
Perth, Western Australia, Australia 


No. 1; Sheldon Creed; El Cajon, Calif.; Safecraft Safety Equipment

No. 7; Robby Gordon; Orange, Calif.; SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires/ KMC Wheels

No. 12; Shaun Richardson; Scunthrope, United Kingdom; Positive Quality Trailers/ Plant Trailers/ Xtreme Liner/ Jan Jones

No. 13; Beau Robinson; Perth, Western Australia; Western Australia Fire Protection/ Bug Busters

No. 45 Craig Dontas; Adelaide, South Australia, Aus.; Shannons Insurance/ Milwaukee Tools/ Auto Masters

No. 50:1; Travis Milburn; Adelaide, South Australia; TruFuel/ Protect-It Insurance Services/ The Coolman Automotive Cooling Specialists/ Auto Masters/ Insane Motorsports Experiences/ Toll Logistics

No. 55; Gavin Harlien; Mesa, Arizona; Royal Purple Synthetic Lubricants

No. 57; Bill Hynes; Nazareth, Penn.; Road Pod Transport Transformed

No. 67; Paul Morris; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; Ridge Ryder 4×4 Accessories/ SuperCheap Auto

No. 75; ; Always Evolving/ AerNow/ ReplayXD

No. 83; Matt Brabham; Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.; DeVILBISS/ Hawk Performance/ KMC Wheels

No. 410 Greg Gartner; Penola, South Australia, Aus.; R&J Batteries/ Fuchs/ Case IH Agriculture/ Delkor Calcium Battery

2017 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks 
World Championship Winners

Round No.    Race Location                  Race Date             Winner

1               Adelaide, SA, Australia    March 3, 2017       Craig Dontas

2               Adelaide, SA, Australia    March 4, 2017       Sheldon Creed

3               Adelaide, SA, Australia    March 5, 2017       Paul Morris

4               St. Petersburg, Florida    March 11, 2017     Robby Gordon

5              St. Petersburg, Florida     March 12, 2017     Matt Brabham

6              Long Beach, California     April 8, 2017          Matt Brabham

7              Long Beach, California     April 9. 2017          Robby Gordon

8              Perth, Western Australia  May 5, 2017

2017 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship Schedule 
Round 1: March 3, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 2: March 4, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 3: March 5, 2017; Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 
Round 4: March 11, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida 
Round 5: March 12, 2017; St. Petersburg, Florida 
Round 6: April 8, 2017; Long Beach, California 
Round 7: April 9, 2017; Long Beach, California 
Round 8: May 5, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 9: May 6, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 10: May 7, 2017; Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
Round 11: June 3, 2017; Detroit, Michigan 
Round 12: June 4, 2017; Detroit, Michigan 
Round 13: June 10, 2017; Fort Worth, Texas 
Round 14: June 10, 2017; Fort Worth, Texas 
Round 15: July 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Round 16: July 16, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Round 17: TBA China 
Round 18: TBA China 
Round 19: TBA China 
Round 20: October 6, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
Round 21: October 7, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
Round 22: October 8, 2017; FB Life Festival China 
Round 23: TBA
Round 24: TBA
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks  

Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.

Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.