Road America makes a major announcement, has new addition to NASCAR lineup


Road America has a new addition to its NASCAR lineup for 2018 as the course announced it is adding Stadium Super Trucks next year.

The Super Trucks will hit the track prior to the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, and they will practice throughout the weekend on the Wisconsin track from Aug. 23-25.

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The series began five years ago when it was started by former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon. and it includes 650-horsepower trucks that are capable of launching 20 feet into the air.


Track president and general manager George Bruggenthies said adding the truck series will add excitement for the fans.

"We always enjoy adding more for our fans to experience and the Stadium SUPER Truck Series is the perfect combination for our fans and our facility," Bruggenthies said in an announcement via the Journal-Sentinel.

"Wisconsin is truck country and this is going to be a new and incredible experience for our fans. We encourage everyone to stake out a good viewing spot because it's going to be wild watching these racers race, jump and fly through the air around our legendary racecourse."

The truck series will use the front side of the course, which will cut Turns 5 through 13.


Adding the super trucks will add a level of intrigue to the weekend, and it will likely help with the viewing experience from fans.

(h/t Journal-Sentinel)