The Stadium Super Trucks‘ weekend at the inaugural Large Device New music Town Grand Prix in Nashville will element a grid of thirteen drivers, a few of whom return immediately after an prolonged interval away from a truck and two established for their series débuts. The area is the major because fourteen drivers ran the 2018 Grand Prix of Extensive Beach front.
Bo LeMastus‘ Crosley Brands has stepped up their marketing for the weekend by assuming the series’ naming rights—dubbing it the Crosley Stadium Super Vans—and sponsoring 5 vans. Which include their CEO, Crosley will also show up on the vehicles of Ricky Howerton, Ricky Johnson, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and Jeff Ward. Of the quintet, Luyendyk possesses the most SST experience as a three-time race winner who most not long ago ran the year opener at St. Petersburg.
Johnson and Ward, each off-highway and motocross aces, make their returns to SST immediately after past racing in the inaugural period in 2013, Each manufactured four starts off apiece that 12 months, with Johnson’s finest complete remaining 2nd at San Diego 1 although Ward’s is eighth at Prolonged Seashore and San Diego 2. Ward has also indicated in an Instagram remark that he hopes to operate the up coming weekend at Prolonged Seashore in September.
Howerton is a new facial area who is acquainted with LeMastus and Crosley. He is a crew main in the American Flat Track motorcycle racing leaghe, and his bikes have been sponsored by Crosley in 2016, he gained the AFT Grand Nationwide championship with rider Bryan Smith. Although considerably of his résumé is on the engineering facet, Howerton has also loved driving achievement as the 1990 United States Car Club Sprint Motor vehicle Rookie of the 12 months. In 2015, he manufactured a start off for Crosley in what is now the ARCA Menards Collection, finishing twenty-second at Winchester.
One more SST newcomer in the grid is Stanton Barrett, who examined a truck final Wednesday. The film stuntman features about two a long time of NASCAR practical experience across the a few countrywide collection, with 7 top ten finishes in the Xfinity Sequence and most a short while ago racing at the Cup level in 2020. In June at Mid-Ohio, he finished sixth in his to start with ARCA commence considering that 2001 the weekend, which was headlined by the Xfinity Series, also featured SST as a assist class.
Desert racer Zach Van Matre will run his very first party considering the fact that 2019. Van Matre, who has competed in the Baja 1000 and other off-street events for Robby Gordon, tested stadium trucks in the earlier prior to earning his race début at the 2019 GP of Very long Beach. He concluded seventh and tenth in two races.
Jett Noland returns for his 3rd start of 2021. The short keep track of driver and NASCAR Tenting Earth Truck Series part-timer has four SST weekends less than his belt including the most recent round at Mid-Ohio 2. His finest complete of the 12 months is sixth on a few situations.
Matt Brabham, Robby and Max Gordon, Bill Hynes, and Robert Stout return as envisioned for regulars.
Barrett, Johnson, LeMastus, Noland, Ward, and Robby Gordon have NASCAR encounter, with all but Ward possessing competed at the countrywide series degrees (Ward failed to qualify in his lone Cup endeavor in 1998). Barrett’s début will make him the 20-sixth NASCAR/SST crossover and nineteenth if limited to the a few nationwide divisions, although the number raises with those like Howerton if a single includes the ARCA Menards Sequence, which was previously its own system prior to being acquired by NASCAR in 2019.
Practice and qualifying will get place on Friday, 6 August. Race #1 is scheduled for Saturday at 6:15 PM CDT and the second is the following day at 1:45 PM.
|4||Jeff Ward||Crosley Models|
|5||Ricky Johnson||Crosley Models|
|7||Robby Gordon||Pace Vitality|
|22||Zach Van Matre||Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row|
|25||Arie Luyendyk Jr.||Crosley Brands|
|28||Robert Stout||Lucas Oil/Continental Tire|
|31||Stanton Barrett||VP Racing Fuels|
|42||Bo LeMastus||Crosley Makes|
|48||Ricky Howerton||Crosley Manufacturers|
|50||Jett Noland||Hype Motorsports/Noland’s Roofing|
|77||Max Gordon||Continental Tire|
|83||Matt Brabham||Carlisle Providers|