Paul Morris to race Stadium Super Trucks in Australia
Paul ‘The Dude’ Morris has been announced as one of the Australian drivers to race a Stadium Super Truck in the two race series to be held in Australia later this year.
THE REIGNING Supercheap 1000 champion, Paul Morris, has been announced as a driver in the two-race Stadium Super Trucks series which will take place in Australia later this year. A “spectacular stadium event” is also being planned for Sydney in October.
Stadium Super Trucks are the brainchild of former IndyCar, NASCAR and off-road legend, Robby Gordon, and they were a crowd favourite when they made their debut on the temporary street course at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar event in Adelaide in March (2015).
Morris has driven everything from championship winning 2-litre BMWs and Bathurst-winning V8 Supercars to 900-horsepower dirt track Sprintcars.
His current Sprintcar sponsor, Supercheap Auto, will also be the naming rights sponsor of his entry in the Stadium Super Trucks series, which kicks off in his hometown at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 on October 23-25 before heading to Sydney the following weekend.
“I have been itching to get into one of Robby Gordon’s trucks since I first saw them a couple of years ago and now I will get my chance,” said Morris.
“The Stadium Super Trucks were a massive hit in Adelaide earlier this year and I think the fans are going to be in for one hell of a show at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.
“With the Castrol Gold Coast 600 event the week earlier, the two-round series is going to produce some serious racing, especially in stadium spec.
“It is going to be a classic USA versus Australia battle and we will be playing for keeps.”
The seriously-competitive Australian series will include 10 trucks from Robby Gordon’s Charlotte-based stable which are set to be driven by a mixture of US and Australian drivers, who will continue to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
“Paul Morris is one of the best racers Australia has produced and he has proven he can drive just about anything,” Gordon said.
“He will be great in a Stadium Super Truck and although it normally takes any driver a little time to dial in, I have no doubt he will be very competitive. Having the reigning Bathurst champion in the show proves how big this is going to be.
“I’m pumped to have a guy of his calibre as part of the series. It seems the Australian fans have a love-hate relationship with Paul but I’m sure they will be cheering for him against the drivers from the U.S. in October.
“His Sprintcar experience will come in handy on dirt at Spotless Stadium and his skill will take care of the rest.
“While the Australian fans have seen how spectacular our trucks can be on the ramps on a street track, they are in for a special treat with our stand alone stadium event at Spotless Stadium. It’s going to be crazy”.