the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks referred to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2019 with a pair of races on Saturday to support the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sheldon’s Creed won three consecutive victories by winning race # 1 but withdrew from the second event as Robby gordon won instead, while Matt brabham won the general weekend with a pair of podiums.
Brabham was the fastest qualifier on Friday and started the first race at the back while Max Gordon was on pole. In what is essentially the status quo for the series, Creed and Brabham quickly made their way through the field. Creed raced at Mid-Ohio in the Xfinity series in 2017 (his first start in that series) but had never done so in a stadium truck, but it didn’t take long for him to reach the front with Brabham at his pursuit. In the end, he had won his thirty-ninth career victory and his third consecutive victory after sweeping the season opener in St. Petersburg in April; Creed also completed the last hat-trick in 2017 by winning race # 3 in Perth, followed by the first two laps in Detroit.
After the Xfinity series’ B&L Transport 170, SST race # 2 started with young Gordon again on pole. Robert stout was leading the first lap before Creed took the lead. Although Creed was an easy bet favorite to sweep the weekend for the second time in as many tries in 2021, his run ended in disaster when a transmission issue caused him to slow down in the third. turn before withdrawing. Therefore, it became the sixth instance of a driver to win one race while finishing last in another on the same weekend; he had previously “achieved” the feat in the 2015 season finale in Las Vegas.
Stout inherited the lead as Creed exited the race. On the competition warning, Stout was ahead of Brabham, Max Robby gordon, Aaron Bambach, and Greg Biffle; Bambach and Biffle were competing in their first SST races since 2018 and 2019, respectively. Brabham passed Stout for first place in the first lap since the restart, while young Gordon fell back on his father and Biffle in the next lap. Gordon became the new leader shortly before the second competition warning with Stout in tow. As Gordon continued to lead, the Biffle / Brabham tandem knocked Stout off the podium. Biffle stayed on Gordon’s bumper throughout the final lap but couldn’t pass him as Gordon claimed his twenty-sixth career victory in SST and second at Mid-Ohio.
Biffle settled for second place to clinch his third second place and fourth podium. The NASCAR veteran has stepped onto a podium every American racing weekend of his SST career (he came close in his only Australian weekend to date at the Gold Coast in 2019 when he finished fourth. of race n ° 1).
“You don’t know how much I wanted to put (Gordon) aside, but I thought he owned the show, better be careful,” Biffle noticed in a Facebook Live video.
Brabham placed third and took the overall victory with his two podiums. Gordon and Biffle joined him on the weekend podium.
“Great weekend here at Mid Ohio, I came away with the weekend’s overall victory in points”, Brabham wrote in an Instagram post. “$ 11,000 in prize money, and a good chunk of that goes to @getheadstrong (Stubborn project) to help military veterans through @carlislecompaniesinc (Carlisle Companies)! “
“Fun few days in the middle of Ohio to run @stadiumsupertrucks with @nascarxfinityseries,” Creed started on Instagram. “[W]on the first Moto today and I took the lead early in the second and the drivetrain started to slip so it didn’t end up, congratulations @mattybrabs on the overall victory! Thanks @continental_tire and @stadiumsupertrucks for letting me come and play!
SST will return to Mid-Ohio on the weekend of July 4 as an undercard for the NTT IndyCar Series.
Results of race # 1
|1||6||2||Sheldon’s Creed||In progress|
|2||7||83||Matt Braham||In progress|
|3||5||7||Robby gordon||In progress|
|4||3||16||Greg Biffle||In progress|
|5||4||28||Robert stout||In progress|
|6||2||3||Aaron Bambach||In progress|
|7||1||77||Max Gordon||In progress|
Results of race # 2
|1||5||7||Robby gordon||In progress|
|2||4||16||Greg Biffle||In progress|
|3||6||83||Matt brabham||In progress|
|4||3||28||Robert stout||In progress|
|5||1||77||Max Gordon||In progress|
|6||2||3||Aaron Bambach||In progress|