Great American Shortcourse (GAS) announces partnership with Stadium Super Truck (SST) series and ULTRA4 Racing’s King of the Hammers (KOH).
(March 18, 2021) In an effort to lay the foundation for tomorrow’s professional short course drivers to showcase their skills to fans and sponsors from around the globe, the Great American Shortcourse series (GAS) is excited to announce a partnership with Robby Gordon and his Stadium Super Truck (SST) series and Ultra4’s King of the Hammers (KOH).
Dave Cole (GAS co-founder) and Robby Gordon have agreed to combine forces to hold a single event in Southern California for both series’ year end finales on the weekend of November 13-14, 2021 where competitors will share the same facility, track staff, and additional operational and promotional resources. “Robby and I believe that by working together as a team we can create better opportunities for our racers, fans and sponsors and we look forward to a future of continued collaboration as the GAS series matures”, said Cole.
The second phase of this partnership will put GAS class champions from ModKart, Production UTV, Production Turbo UTV, Pro Buggy, Pro Lite and Pro 2 behind the wheel of a Stadium Super Truck competing head-to-head against a slew of heavyweights from several off-road disciplines at a new event called the Off Road Race of Champions (ORROC) held in early February during the 2022 King of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA.
With almost two decades of experience in short course race promotion, Lee Perfect, GAS co-founder and series Director stated, “I believe maintaining a connection with the grass roots racer while still providing opportunities for professional growth is crucial and I am glad Robby and Dave share that vision.”
In addition, but not finalized, Cole and Gordon are working out the details of an arrangement that will award the highest placing GAS finisher in the ORROC event with a free ride for the entire 2022 SST series where he or she will compete in front of packed grandstands in conjunction with the Indy Car Series at iconic locations like the Long Beach and St. Petersburg Grand Prix.
“These are a few of many steps we will be taking that are geared toward creating opportunities for our driver’s progression as professional athletes. We believe this mindset is vital for the sustainability of our sport and we are excited about the partnership with Robby and SST”, said GAS co-founder Ryan Thomas.
Stay tuned for more details regarding this exciting alliance between SST and GAS in the coming months.
Great American Shortcourse: GAS is a strategic path forward with the goal to not merely keep short course racing alive, but to successfully grow to new heights. The GAS team is comprised of many who have experience launching a short course series. GAS plans to take a fresh look at short course racing in the West and learn from each other to build something sustainable, safe, and fun for everyone from the grassroots racers to the pros. Learn more at www.greatamericanshortcourse.com
Stadium Super Trucks: SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks feature identically prepared high-horsepower trucks. The versatile off-road trucks race on virtually any surface, and will be featured at IndyCar venues, NASCAR races and other large events that will expose the great sport of off-road racing to the masses. Learn more at www.stadiumsupetrucks.com
ULTRA4 Racing: ULTRA4 is a vehicle type, a class, a lifestyle, and an International racing organization. ULTRA4 Racing was born from the popularity of the annual King of the Hammers, the toughest one-day off-road race in the world. In just a little over a decade, the sport has grown from the single King of the Hammers race to a worldwide racing series, featuring over a dozen races in the US, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. ULTRA4 Racing is managed by Hammerking Productions located in Temecula, CA To learn more, visit: www.ultra4racing.com