At the mid-point of the Stadium SUPER Trucks season, Matt Brabham heads the championship point standings going into Mid-Ohio this weekend.
The 2018 champion is fresh off a round win at the Toronto event and looking to stamp his dominance on the year’s proceedings.
It was a hard-fought round win on the streets of the Canadian city that has put the dual American-Australian citizen 41 points clear of Gavin Harlien and Robby Gordon, who are tied for second.
It was a tally of two second places that secured the round win in Canada, but Brabham remains hungry for more and out for another race win.
While holding a sizeable margin over his fellow competitors, Brabham is wary of being too comfortable, acknowledging a small error or mechanical failure could close the gap quite quickly.
Brabham leads the statistics of most top three finishes (6) and most pole positions (2) and is tied for the most wins (2) with Sheldon Creed so far in 2019.
The Florida-born driver returns to Ohio, the scene of what he states his is one of his best ever races.
During his championship winning season in USF2000 (2012), Brabham had scored pole position only to be relegated to the back of the near twenty car field. During the half hour race Brabham clawed his way through the field to finish in third.
The experience driving his way through the field at the track might just come in handy this weekend with the reverse grid format in Stadium SUPER Trucks.
What Matt had to say…
“I want to do everything I can to extend my championship lead, but I also want to win races,” said Matt Brabham.
“Scoring pole positions, and getting the passing points coming through is one thing but the goal is to win races. With the format it’s difficult.
“I’m definitely more comfortable than last year, I feel stronger than last year but it only takes one little thing, one mechanical and that lead can be taken away.
“I feel like this year, while it’s been a bit bumpy we were able to get a handle on things early and we’ve got things together at this point.”