Following a race last weekend that ended with the top two points leaders not finishing the race due to a crash, the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series powers into Lebanon, Mo., this weekend for a Saturday night race on Aug. 5.
With only five races left in the inaugural season of the series, the top four racers in the points standings are separated by just 124 points, so the championship race is far from over. Three-race winner Ricky “Rude” Proffitt holds the top position in the standings, followed by two-time winners “88 Mike” Morgan and Tommy Boileau. Justin Ball has yet to win a race, but consistent finishes near the front have him within striking distance of the championship in fourth place.
Boileau will be gunning for his third consecutive win in this weekend’s race at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. He has found his groove since the series traveled to the Midwest, winning back-to-back races at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Iowa and Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin. Proffitt will undoubtedly be looking to return to the winner’s circle for the first time since May.
Tickets for this weekend’s race are $20 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children. Family tickets are available for $50.
After the Lebanon race the series will take a few weeks off before returning to action on Sept. 2 at Florence Motor Speedway in Timmonsville, S.C.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.