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ROBBY GORDON FINED FOR DARWIN STREET BURNOUT

The Stadium Super Truck driven by Robby Gordon impounded by the NT Police

The Stadium Super Truck driven by Robby Gordon impounded by the NT Police

STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS’ Robbie Gordon faced Darwin Local Court this morning on charges of Drive vehicle causing loss of traction, Drive vehicle in a manner dangerous, Drive Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Drive uninsured motor vehicle.

The charges were brought about by an incident on Saturday night where a truck was seized after it was caught hooning through Darwin’s entertainment precinct.

Film evidence shows the truck performing doughnuts, driving across both lanes of traffic, and kicking up a cloud of smoke in front of the Lizards Bar on Mitchell St after it was taken off the back of a flat-bed tow truck.

At the time, the area was packed with patrons spilling out on to the footpaths and moving between the major entertainment venues, and there were also several pedicabs operating in proximity.

The former Indy, Champ Car and NASCAR start, 46, pleaded guilty to the four traffic offences and was fined a total of $AUS4150.

Robbie Gordon appeared in Darwin Local Court this morning

Robby Gordon appeared in Darwin Local Court this morning

Gordon spoke to the local media after the hearing. “I spun two doughnuts and put it on the trailer.”

“I’ve done stuff like this probably 200 or 300 times over my career, some cities promote it but unfortunately here in the Northern Territory they frown on it. If we come back next year obviously no doughnuts on Mitchell St.”

Gordon and his Stadium Super Trucks are believed to be in talks with race organisers about an appearance in Newcastle in November, and whether this jeopardises those negotiations remains to be seen.

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