Robby Gordon Brings The Holley HydraMat to Stadium Super Trucks
Every motorsport poses its own unique challenges for fuel supply. In drag racing, cars leave the starting line at three G's or more, depending on the level of racing. In stock car racing, fuel is constantly being pulled to the outside of the car as they make turns at high speeds on speedways all over America. In drifting and road racing, cars are under immense G's not only from acceleration and cornering, but also braking. As demanding as these environments are, the Stadium Super Truck Series might just be the most demanding from a fuel supply standpoint. Not only do these trucks accelerate, brake, and corner hard, but they also go over huge jumps, literally adding an additional dimension to the fuel supply equation.
Gordon has been competing in the series since its inception in 2013. He has claimed the championship in both 2013 and 2014. For 2015, he is currently sitting in second place with 15 of 20 rounds completed. In addition to competing in the series, Gordon helped form it and helps prepare the trucks. Robby stated, “In the Stadium Super Trucks series, we had numerous problems with fuel pickup due to fuel slosh from the big jumps, crossovers, and hard cornering.”
In light of this issue and seeing the new Holley HydraMat, which is being used successfully by racers in ARCA, SNORE Off-Road Racing, Pikes Peak Rally, and various other motorsports, Gordon arranged to test the HydraMat in his truck. The test session left Gordon impressed, saying, “We simply can't have any issues with fuel pickup causing our trucks to stumble. The HydraMat solved all of our fuel pickup problems.” For the last five stages of the 2015 Stadium Super Trucks Series, you'll find a HydraMat in the fuel cell of every single Traxxas truck.
“We drained all the fuel out of the fuel cell and ran the car completely out of fuel. We then put one gallon in a twenty-two gallon fuel cell, ran the car four laps on a half mile track and set it at the top of 33 degree banking for five minutes and the car never lost fuel pressure! Did four more laps on a half mile track and brought the car to pit row with no drop of fuel pressure whatsoever! Where fuel injection started with fuel pick-up and delivery verses where it is now with the Hydramat is unbelievable. I am very impressed.”
– Grayling Call
ARCA Director of Competition Race Technology