Stadium trucks return to Clipsal 500 in 2016
The South Australian Government has announced Robby Gordon will head Down Under with his Stadium Trucks for the Toyo Tires SST race at the 2016 Clipsal 500.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell, today announced Robby Gordon will return to South Australia with his popular Stadium Super Trucks for the Toyo Tires SST race at the 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
Widely acclaimed as the standout event at the 2015 Clipsal 500, the 2016 running will see the field will increase from 10 to 12 trucks with an equal share of American and Australian drivers. Australian Stuntman, Matt Mingay, who finished an impressive fourth overall in his Stadium Super Trucks debut, will again be joined on the grid in 2016 with off-road motorcycle star Toby Price.
South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said it was a major coup for Clipsal 500 Adelaide organisers.
“The trucks were a huge hit and race fans were literally out of their seats watching them slide around the track and fly through the air,” Mr Bignell said.
“In 2016 it will be even easier to see thanks to major infrastructure upgrades including bigger grandstand seating and new super screens.
“I am very pleased to welcome Robby and his team back. This is a major coup for Clipsal 500 and South Australia,” Mr Bignell said.
Gordon said he was already looking forward to next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
“The race track and the facility in Adelaide is one of the finest temporary circuits I’ve ever seen in my life. The atmosphere was amazing and I know a lot of the U.S. guys are excited about coming back to race at the Clipsal 500 next year.
“I knew we had a really exciting product but for it to build this quickly and in another country in only our third year is unbelievable. Next year is going to be even bigger and better – we’re already planning to bring out more trucks,” Gordon said.
Toyo Tires have signed on again as naming rights sponsor of the Stadium Super Trucks race in Adelaide after the overwhelming success of the 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The tyre maker’s Open Country A/T II is the control tyre for the international series.