More action for fans as TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL visits Dirt Track
TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL joins forces with SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS for The Showdown in Charlotte featuring two exciting evenings of action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway August 19 and 20.
TORC Series stars including CJ Greaves, Keegan Kincaid and Luke Johnson are joined by Stadium SUPER Trucks racers like Robby Gordon, Sheldon Creed, and Matt Brabham for a spectacular double bill that promises two action-packed evenings of racing.
“We’re thrilled to have Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks racing with us in Charlotte,” said TORC Series Chief Operating Officer Dave Swanwick. “As we develop and grow the TORC Series into the future under our new ownership, it’s exciting to bring new elements to our show and we know our fans are going to love this double bill.”
The doubleheader features TORC Series racing in three classes both Friday and Saturday: the roaring, four-wheel drive PRO 4WD trucks, the 900 horsepower rear-wheel drive PRO 2WD machines, and the fiercely competitive Atturo Tire PRO Lights, now joined for the Charlotte stop by the 650 horsepower Stadium SUPER Trucks machines.
“For Stadium SUPER Trucks, a hometown Charlotte product, to travel the 8.7 miles to join a respectable off-road series such as the TORC Series for The Showdown at Charlotte is something pretty awesome. In the last four years SST has become a major player in the motorsport industry, competing in many premier events all over the world, attracting drivers from all different forms of action sports. With now a global fan base, it will be a special weekend showcasing our trucks in front of the many suppliers, sponsors, and family members who continue to support SST into one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment today,” stated Stadium SUPER Trucks President Robby Gordon.
With three races remaining in the TORC Series national championship, double defending champion CJ Greaves leads both the PRO 4WD and PRO 2WD classes, while Kyle Hart sits atop the standings in Atturo Tire PRO Light.
After 14 of 23 rounds in the 2016 Stadium SUPER Trucks World Championship schedule Sheldon Creed leads TRAXXAS teammate Matt Brabham by 48 points. In role reversal Matt Brabham leads Sheldon Creed in the SST North America standings by just seven points.
It is an exciting return to the dirt for Stadium SUPER Trucks drivers, which most recently raced on asphalt in Toronto as a support series to the IndyCar race held there last month. The TORC Series course design team will build out Charlotte Motor Speedway’s dirt oval into a challenging truck racing course featuring big jumps and banked turns. A quick-change between PRO 2WD and PRO 4WD racing will see additional features introduced for the Stadium SUPER Trucks, including a cross-over jump, and the addition of a 36-inch tall aluminum ramp on top of the existing tabletop to give the lightweight trucks an additional launch off the jump at the start-finish line.
Advance tickets to The Showdown in Charlotte featuring TORC:The Off-Road Championship and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS are available HERE.
Racing both Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET with a scheduled drivers autograph session and track walk to take place at the conclusion of the event.
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-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.