Custom Rigs

Bandit truck racing series gears up for Iowa

For the first time this season, the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series will venture outside the South, with a race day scheduled for Saturday, July 15, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Brian Medeiros’ 2014 Kenworth W900

Brian Medeiros owns and operates this 2014 Kenworth W900, hauling jet engines mostly out of Miami, Fla.

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’88 Mike’ Morgan closes gap on Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt in Bandit points standings

Morgan has won the last two of the series' races after Proffitt ran of a string of three consecutive wins before that. Proffitt still leads in the overall points standings approximately halfway through the 13-race season, but Morgan is closing the gap.

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Esteban Richmond’s ‘El Canario’ KW T700

Equipped with a 485-horsepower Paccar MX13 and an Eaton 13-speed with 3:36 rears, the truck is used to haul construction materials, machinery and oversize loads.

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Video: Racing action, update with ’88 Mike’ Morgan’s Mack race truck

In the 6th race of the inaugural Minimizer Bandit Big Rig racing series, the No. 88 Mack of "88 Mike" Morgan ran away with the win in the main event at what amounts to the Wartrace, Tenn., resident's home track. In this video, Morgan walks through some of the modifications he's made, with a little race action, to the 1999 Mack CH since Overdrive's last close look.

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Jamill Harris’ 2012 Peterbilt 389

The striping on the paint job was done by Thunder Grafix is Joplin, Mo. Harris has also added custom fenders, headlights and other light work to the truck.

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Navy Reserves vet chosen to drive Schneider’s new Ride of Pride truck

Freightliner presented Schneider with the truck just before Memorial Day weekend in May, and Price and the truck made their debut at the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C., that weekend.

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Billy Robinson’s ‘Big Bird’ Pete 389

"Big Bird" is a 2013 Peterbilt 389 equipped with a 485-horsepower Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:55 rears that sits on a 280-inch wheelbase.

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Video: Muscular Mack pickup ready for Independence Day

The 800-horsepower Mack Granite is American-made and sports flag-and-eagle graphics.

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Bandit racing series heads to Tennessee this weekend

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, July 1, at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn., the first quarter-mile track on the Bandit schedule.

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