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Robby Gordon is taking a big risk these days. Not only is he walking away from running a full season of NASCAR (which can be quite expensive), but he's now trying to bring back the sport of stadium off-road truck racing with his own Stadium Super Trucks Series.
Some may remember several decades ago when the Mickey Thompson racing series was quite popular, as the world-class promoter brought desert-racing style race trucks to huge outdoor stadiums where fans could see all the truck-jumping and slamming action live and up-close.
Robby Gordon's Stadium Super Trucks Series is currently being backed by radio-controlled car, truck, and boat maker Traxxas, and they are in the early stages of mapping out a schedule and competiton series. What they do have, according to reports, is $40,000 of first place prize money per pro event, with $500,000 going to the winner at the end of the season.
The events will have multiple classes, including a monster truck show and amature races using UTVs. The Series isn't planned to start until next year but is already getting praise and attention from quite a few SCORE, Best In The Desert, and Camping World truck racers. More to come.