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Stadium Super Trucks Close In On Crandon Debut, Announce First Driver

Image via Stadium Super Trucks Facebook

While the full driver roster for the first race in Stadium Super Trucks history hasn’t yet been released, at least one driver has been confirmed: longtime Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group competitor and Traxxas TORC Series founder Ricky Johnson.

Johnson began his career as a supercross racer, leading the sport in all-time wins at the time of his retirement in 1991. From there, he began running off-road and stock car races, competing in the Craftsman Truck Series, ASA, and Baja 1000 with decent success. He founded TORC in 2009 before selling it to USAC in 2010; USAC will also sanction Stadium Super Trucks races. Johnson’s last championship came in the Pro 2 class in 2010, after defeating Rob MacCachren in a heated battle.

Other drivers have not yet been announced, but Gordon will likely be racing one of his own trucks. Other TORC drivers to test the SST setup in July include Pro 4’s Mike and Mark Jenkins and Pro Light’s Andrew Caddell and Casey Currie.

This weekend’s races will be broadcast online at xsan.tv as part of the site’s coverage of the Traxxas TORC Series. Coverage starts at 10 AM on both September 1 and September 2.

– Chris Leone

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