Speed Energy Super Trucks added to IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 10, 2017) – Watkins Glen International announced today the addition of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks to the racing lineup for the upcoming INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen Sept. 1-3.
Led by the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Labor Day weekend event features six motorsports classes, including Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, USF2000, MX-5 Cup and the Stadium SUPER Trucks.
In all, there will be 12 practice sessions, seven qualifying sessions and nine races culminating with the Verizon IndyCar Series race Sunday, Sept. 3 at 1 p.m., live on NBCSN.
The Stadium SUPER trucks will take to the track three separate times throughout the weekend holding practice/qualifying on Friday, Sept. 1 at 11:15 a.m., followed by Race 1 on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 12:30 p.m. The second race will take place in advance of the Verizon IndyCar Series race on Sunday. Green flag is set for 12:10 p.m.
“If there is anything that can add even more excitement to our INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen race weekend, it’s Robby Gordon and his series,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “This is going to be unlike anything that our fans have ever seen at Watkins Glen International. Personally, I’m very curious to see how those trucks get around America’s fastest road course.”
The widely popular SST Series features 12 identically prepared 650-horsepower trucks that are built to take flight much like a scaled down radio-control car. Able to race on virtually any surface thrown at them, the SST trucks will race the 2.45-mile, 8-turn short course, compared to the 3.37-mile Grand Prix circuit utilized by INDYCAR.
The SST races will feature 36-inch tall aluminum ramps placed in strategic locations throughout the course, allowing the trucks to fly 20 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down the course, all while hitting speeds upwards of 140 mph.
“For Stadium SUPER Trucks to visit the state of New York and the Northeast for the first time, I cannot be more excited,” Stadium SUPER Trucks President Robby Gordon said. “I’ve had a lot of success at Watkins Glen throughout my career, and have built a large fan base in that region. To bring the door-to-door action and big air of Stadium SUPER Trucks to ‘The Glen’ for the first time, the fans are going to be ecstatic for SST racing.”
Stadium SUPER Trucks feature a 10-event schedule in 2017 spanning three countries, touring as co-events with INDYCAR in the United States, Supercars in Australia and Monster Jam in China.
In addition to former Indy car and NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, a wide variety of drivers from all forms of motorsports will be in attendance, such as 2015 & 2016 series champion Sheldon Creed, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Bill Hynes, Erik Davis, dirt specialists Gavin Harlien and Jeff Hoffman, as well as the top two in the current point standings, Australia’s Matt Brabham and Paul Morris. With this being the first visit of the trucks to the famed Watkins Glen International, all drivers are expected to have an equal opportunity at winning.
INDYCAR returns to Watkins Glen International for the Sept. 1-3 race weekend, featuring the Verizon IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup and SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, in an action-packed event. For tickets and additional information on this can’t-miss weekend, call 1-866-461-RACE, or visit us online at www.theglen.com.
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, WA, Australia May 6, 2017 Sheldon Creed
9 Perth, WA, Australia May 7, 2017 Robby Gordon
10 Perth, WA, Australia May 8, 2017 Sheldon Creed
11 Detroit, Michigan June 3, 2017 Sheldon Creed
12 Detroit, Michigan June 4, 2017 Sheldon Creed
13 No Limits, Texas June 10, 2017 P.J. Jones
14 No Limits, Texas June 10, 2017 Sheldon Creed
15 Darwin, NT, Australia June 16, 2017 Paul Morris
16 Darwin, NT, Australia June 17, 2017 Matt Brabham
17 Darwin, NT, Australia June 18, 2017 Paul Morris
18 Beijing, China July, 29, 2017 Matt Brabham
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: June 16, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 16: June 17, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 17: June 18, 2017; Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Round 18: July 29, 2017; Beijing, China
Round 19 September 2, 2017; Watkins Glen, New York
Round 20: September 3, 2017; Watkins Glen, New York
Round 21: TBA China
Round 22: TBA China
Round 23: October 6, 2017; FB Life Festival China
Round 24: October 7, 2017; FB Life Festival China
Round 25: October 8, 2017; FB Life Festival China