CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Officials with the Robby Gordon Off-Road Stadium Super Trucks announced the addition of the lightning-quick Super Buggy class to the inaugural 2013 season.
The Super Buggy is an off-road racing class similar to one of the popular Super 1600 Buggies that used to compete in Mickey Thompson’s Off-Road Racing Series more than 25 years ago.
The eagerly anticipated Super Buggy debuts April 6 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. and will also feature racing from Bigfoot Monster Trucks as well as the Stadium Super Trucks, the main feature of the series.
“The Super 1600 buggies is where a lot of successful racers started their careers,” said Series President Robby Gordon. “It’s a really popular class, and I’m hoping our Super Buggies can launch some of these guys careers like it did for myself, Bob Gordon, Jerry Whelchel, Marty Coyne, Marty Hart, Marty Tripes, Bob Hannah, Frank Arciero Jr. and more. With our series showcased in the best venues across the country, there’s no other place where this class can race and get this type of exposure. Guys will race for $5,000 going to the winner with second place earning $2,500 and third getting $1,500, all while being televised on NBC. Adding another competitive class to SST will bring great drivers and teams that will make for exciting racing that fans will really enjoy.”
The new Super Buggy is an open-wheel buggy, very similar to the familiar to the Pro Buggy Unlimited class that features a motor with a approximately 210 horsepower. With a maximum track width of 93” and only weighing a minimum of 1800lbs., this class is a stepping-stone for young guns and a playground for off-road veterans to showcase their skills in front of thousands of fans in first class stadiums.