The Race of Champions is already renowned for its level of diverse machinery. So it’s not like it needed Stadium SUPER TRUCKS to add to it, but, the announcement of some of the more entertaining vehicles in motorsports does enhance the event high on variety set for December 13-14 in Barbados.
Robby Gordon joins the RoC as a driver himself, joining Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez for “Team Americas” in the ROC Nations Cup, separate from Team U.S.A.
“It’s cool to get the opportunity to come back to the Race Of Champions again and to compete against guys like my brother-in-law Ryan Hunter-Reay (who is married to Robby’s sister Beccy) and Tom Kristensen,” Gordon said in an RoC release.
“Tom was there with me back at my first ROC in 2001 so it will be fun to go back and race against him again to see where my skills stack up 13 years later. I’m also looking forward to teaming up with Pechito on Team Americas – especially having spent so much time in Argentina at the Dakar Rally in recent years.”
More noteworthy is the addition of his off-road trucks, which come to Barbados as well. The series name in full is the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS.
“It’s cool that we’ll get to introduce the trucks to everybody as well. It will be a first for some drivers but we’ll set up an adjustable ramp for the guys. I can change the pitch angle according to what the drivers and the officials like but these things have been known to jump 20 or 30 feet off the ground for the length of a football field so either way it will be exciting…”
Here’s what the trucks look like and a brief primer on their technical specifications.