The Honda Indy Toronto weekend has added the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks the list of supporting events for the July 13-14 IndyCar double-header weekend.
Round No. 7 of SST competition will take to the temporary street course at the conclusion of Saturday's IZOD IndyCar Series main event while Round No. 8 will roll off Sunday just prior to the green flag of IZOD IndyCar Series Race 2.
It has been a long-time vision of series president Robby Gordon to redevelop and continue this unique form of off-road racing that was immensely popular more than 20 years ago - known then as the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship.
“Toronto is going to be something insane,” said Gordon. “Imagine these 600hp machines drifting around corners and hitting metal jumps, flying over 50 feet through the air on the famous street course that has seen legendary names such as Andretti and Unser compete on it. To run our Stadium SUPER Trucks Series here is a great thing for us, as we get to bring even more fun and excitement to the IndyCar event of Toronto, showing race fans what off-road trucks can really do on asphalt.”
Gordon, who himself made seven starts on the streets of Toronto in the 1990s with CART/Champ Car, will be gunning to capture his first win on the legendary street course.
Race fans will surely get an eyeful as the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks go to battle, going door-to-door and airborne (over specially constructed metal ramps) on the 11-turn, 1.75-mile street course circuit for the pair of unique races.
"The addition of the Stadium SUPER Trucks will round out a full complement of spectacular on track action, and I'm sure our race fans and event goers alike will be thoroughly entertained by this truly unique show." said Charlie Johnstone, president, Honda Indy Toronto.