racing

Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt picks up second Bandit truck racing win, series heads to South Carolina

Allen Boles jumped out to an early lead in the race, gaining nearly a full straightaway lead on the rest of the 13-truck field. A caution flag took the wind out of Boles' sails with less than 10 laps to go in the 25-lap race, and Proffitt was able to take advantage.

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Bandit Big Rig Series heads to Alabama this weekend

The race will be held at Montgomery Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 13. The heat races for the Bandit Series will begin at 6:30 p.m. Central with the feature race scheduled for later in the evening.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt picks up win in second Bandit Big Rig Series race

More than 6,000 fans showed up at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., for the second race of the Bandit Big Rig Series season.

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Bandit racing series kicks off in N.C. with sold-out crowd

More than 8,000 fans turned out to sell out the inaugural Bandit Big Rig Series race at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, N.C., last weekend to watch racer Robbie Decker take the checkered flag.

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New Bandit big rig racing circuit hits tracks next month, offers $50k per race

A new racing series featuring Class 8 trucks in oval track races starts its first full season next month in North Carolina. The Bandit Big Rig Series, which offers a total purse of $50,000 at each event, will host 13 races this season, culminating in a finale in late October in Cordele, Ga.

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ChampTruck racing abruptly shutters 2016 season, new Bandit Series aims to revive it

The ChampTruck World Series truck racing circuit has abruptly ended its 2016 season, which was set to continue through the end of October. A newly formed truck racing circuit, the Bandit Big Rig Series, has picked up ChampTruck's competitors and race trucks, however, and has plans to hold several races this year.

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Notes on being professionals

In which George and Wendy get a DOT number, wait out their near-finished truck makeover and anticipate new freight with Diesel Life.

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ChampTruck descends on Illinois for free race this weekend

ChampTruck heads to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., this weekend for the fourth race of the season.

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ChampTruck sees first-time winner at New Jersey Motorsports Park

Boileau, driver of the No. 16 Volvo for Truck Race Team USA, won the podium race under a full-course yellow/checkered flag.

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Dick Smith’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ KW still in action

As seen in the short film from Overdrive's late-1970s N.J. diesel drag races, the winning rig of R.W. Smith Trucking company, and the company itself, continue to operate (and race) today through the third generation of the Smith trucking family.

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