Like in 2019, the Stadium Super Trucks are running back-to-back rounds at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After supporting the NASCAR Xfinity Series in June, the trucks will join the NTT IndyCar Series this weekend at the Honda Indy 200 weekend. Nine drivers comprise the field.
Robby and Max Gordon, Robert Stout, and Matt Brabham are unsurprising faces as full-timers. The elder Gordon and Brabham won at Mid-Ohio in 2019, and the former also won Race #2 in the 2021 NASCAR weekend. While Brabham is still seeking his first win of the year, he is the only driver with podium finishes in every race in 2021 and was the fastest qualifier for both of the season’s rounds to date. Aaron Bambach also returns after running Mid-Ohio 1.
Although the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is on a bye week, points leader Sheldon Creed, who has dominated the season so far as he led the most laps and won all but one of the four races, has opted to skip the Mid-Ohio return. Driving the Continental Tire truck instead will be Jerett Brooks in his first race since the 2018 finale. It will be Brooks’ first time racing on a permanent road course; much of the off-road star’s SST background has been on non-paved and mixed-surface tracks such as Crandon (where he won his lone race in 2013), though he has three podiums on street circuits. While Brooks has mainly raced with #77 (and #67 and #1 when subbing for Paul Morris), he will be in the #27 for Mid-Ohio as Max Gordon uses #77; Brooks is the first driver to drive a #27 truck since Brabham in his SST début at Toronto 2015.
Bo LeMastus, who débuted in the season opener at St. Petersburg, is in the #42, which had never been used by an SST driver. He previously raced with #68.
After skipping Mid-Ohio 1, Jett Noland returns in the #50. He finished eighth and sixth at St. Petersburg in his second SST weekend. Since then, he has mainly focused on late models like the Southern Super Series. Last weekend, Noland made his ARCA Menards Series début at Pocono, where he finished eleventh for Niece Motorsports.
Bill Hynes, who skipped Mid-Ohio 1 due to scheduling conflicts, returns to the #57. He finished seventh thrice and eighth in the four races there in 2019.
Practice and qualifying will take place on Friday, 2 July. Race #1 is scheduled for Saturday, 3 July at 1:40 PM Eastern while the second is the next day at 2:30 PM.