US-based Australian, Matt Brabham has the chance to wrap up the Stadium SUPER Trucks title this weekend as the series plays undercard to Race of Champions in Mexico City.
Brabham has an enviable points lead, collecting podiums across all events this year he now has a 37-point advantage over Gavin Harlien.
Brabham’s championship hunt has stretched over 10 Stadium SUPER Trucks events across 2018 and into 2019.
There has been a month long break between the last race at Glen Helen in California, where Matt ended up on the podium in the first race and survived the carnage of the second race to take first overall.
Getting back in the driver’s seat for the first time in 2019, Matt is eager to start the year on a high.
The 2016 Indy 500 starter is wanting to add the SST title to his impressive motorsport CV which includes USFF2000 (2012) and Pro Mazda championships (2013).
Bagging the Stadium SUPER Trucks title with such a fiercely competitive line-up would be a massive coup for the 24-year-old.
Stadium SUPER Trucks has had a star-studded line up in 2018 that saw Brabham go head to head with some big names including Casey Mears, Russell Ingall, Greg Biffle and Toby Price.
Brabham has strung together an impressive campaign, that has pushed him ahead of the pack even after facing mechanical issues in Detroit and Sydney.
It will all come down to Mexico though, with two races on Saturday and Sunday, Brabham will need to be on his game to stay ahead.
Matt’s 2018 campaigns are supported by Gale Pacific, Coolaroo,The Boat Works, DeVilbiss, the Preston Group, PIRTEK and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, of which he is a proud ambassador.
WHAT MATT HAS TO SAY…
“I’ve been waiting for this weekend for awhile now. I’m just keen to get out there and race,” said Brabham.
“While I’m ahead in the championship, after last year, you never really know. I want to win races, but I also want to stay out of drama.
“The event is awesome with Race of Champions being here. There’s guys from IndyCar and it’s great to catch up with them. It’s cool that they’re able to just turn around and watch us.
“I grew up watching Race of Champions, so it’s awesome being able to watch it live. I think I would go pretty well in the event with the experience I’ve had from Stadium SUPER Trucks.
“This year has been awesome with Stadium SUPER Trucks, even when we’ve had mechanical issues we’ve been able to finish on the podium. I feel like coming into every round I’m the guy to beat.
“I’ve learnt a lot, I obviously don’t have the dirt experience like Robby Gordon but have been able to get results at dirt rounds like Glen Helen. It’s really been a great year, and being able to get myself and my sponsors on the podium has been incredible, it’s the best way to thank them for their support. Now I just have to win the championship.”