CHARLOTTE, N.C. – official series release — SST photo —
Following their Australian debut at the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 Adelaide in March, the SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks presented by TRAXXAS will return to the land down under Oct. 23-25, with the addition of the Super Trucks to the Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise.
The stadium trucks were a crowd sensation at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide — which resulted in one of the biggest attendances in history at the multi-award winning event. The monsters on wheels generate speeds upwards of 210 kph, jumping man-made ramps and flying 100 meters through the air nearly two stories off the ground.
The stadium trucks have grown a massive following around the world, capturing the eye of millions as an adrenaline pumping spectacle.
“I have so many amazing memories of the Gold Coast event,” said Gordon, the founder of the SSTs who has also raced six times on the streets of Surfers Paradise. “It is one of the very best street tracks in the world and the way the Gold Coast turns it on is incredible. We found in March of this year at the Clipsal 500 that the Australian motorsports fans are amazing and love to see the stadium trucks fly through the air and beat and bang only the way they can.”
“To be able to bring our trucks to Queensland’s biggest party is going to be a huge highlight for our series. The SSTs on that track will be absolutely spectacular and we can’t wait to get back to Australia in October.”
V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said with the addition of Cold Chisel and stadium trucks, the event would grow beyond the additional 10,000 fans that attended last October.
“Last year we said that we would make this the biggest entertainment event on the Gold Coast and we delivered,” Warburton said. “Now we are raising the bar. Cold Chisel [along with the stadium trucks] will be one of the biggest shows the event has had.”
“The stadium trucks have to be seen to be believed. Their show in Adelaide had people on their feet. It is fantastic they have been able to come back to Australia and the Castrol Gold Coast 600 in October.”
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