V8 Supercars to host more Super Trucks

The Stadium Super Trucks are set to feature more on the V8 Supercars calendar from 2016.

Robby Gordon, the series founder and legendary American motorsports veteran, hopes to use the season-ending V8 meet in Sydney this weekend to finalise an expanded Australian swing.

In 2016, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sydney and at least one more venue will host the Super Trucks and Gordon is delighted.

“It’ll be a world championship instead of a regional championship,” he said.

“We’ve pretty much got an agreement in place and things are starting to roll.

Both punters and drivers at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and Gold Coast 600 were blown away by the trucks, which rivalled the V8s for popularity.

Organisers place jumps and other objects on the same circuits that the V8 Supercars field drive on, leading to spectacular racing.

“They say we wow the crowds, they’re not used to seeing stuff like this,” Gordon said.

“When you get the (V8 Supercars) drivers walking to pit lane to check it out, it’s even more cool.”

At Sydney this weekend, there will be 11 drivers.

Gordon hopes that will grow to 14 next year including Australian entries.

The local expansion means 2016 will feature races in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia and Gordon hinted the fourth V8 Supercars destination could be across the Tasman.

“There’s been talk of New Zealand or some other ones as well … it’ll be tied with V8 Supercars for sure,” he said.

Gordon, 46, won the 2013 and 2014 tours but needs victories at Homebush if he’s to hold on to his crown.

“I’ll be driving this weekend but I haven’t won in a while,” he said.

“At Surfers I got taken out, it was a bit of a bummer because I only had two corners to go.

“The competition is getting more challenging and that’s a good thing.”

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