Stadium SUPER Truck championship leader, Matt Brabham put together a second-place finish and a race win to extend his points lead with an overall round win this weekend at Road America in Wisconsin.
The first race of the weekend saw an exhilarating battle for the lead between series creator, Robby Gordon and Brabham.
Brabham had made his way to the front in the first few laps, starting from eighth. He comfortably led the field as they came out of a caution period, however Gordon muscled his way up next to Brabham.
The pair exchanged places multiple times over the final four laps, with Gavin Harlien and Blade Hildebrand eager to pick up the pieces.
The battle continued after the final jump, on the run up to take the chequered flag the two were neck and neck with Gordon prevailing to take the race win by just metres.
Harlien, who sits just behind Brabham in the championship points standings finished third.
Brabham started the second race of the weekend earlier today in 11th after the grid was inverted after the qualifying shootout.
The 24-year-old made an impression early on, moving up the field before the competition caution.
As the field were shown the green flag Brabham was sitting in fifth, and keen to move forward.
With just two laps to go, the international racer moved into second and was hunting down NASCAR driver, Greg Biffle.
The DeVilbiss driver squared up Biffle and was able to undercut him on the last lap where the trucks take to a longer configuration of the track.
Brabham then stretched his legs over the field and left them to argue over the remaining podium places.
The celebrations began for Brabham after taking the chequered flag, he was drifting around the circuit and getting his truck up on two wheels in front of the crowd.
The Speed Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks are next scheduled to race in Australia for their penultimate round at the Supercars Gold Coast 600 event (October 19-21, 2018).
Matt’s 2018 campaigns are supported by DeVilbiss, Gale Pacific, Coolaroo, the Preston Group, The Boat Works, PIRTEK and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, of which he is a proud ambassador.
WHAT MATT HAD TO SAY:
“It was a good weekend, we had an issue with the fuel pressure yesterday but were able to get it sorted and put together a good race,” said Brabham.
“Road America has so much history with my dad, my uncle and myself in USF2000, it’s awesome to be here.
“Guys like Robbie Gordon have their IndyCar experience racing here and it was great to go head to head with him in race one.
“It was also pretty cool to be able to race with the NASCAR guys like Casey Mears and Greg Biffle.
“The goal from here is to keep plugging away, and take it race by race and hopefully win the championship.”