After a one-month hiatus, the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series will return to the track this weekend in Lebanon, Mo., to make up for a race that was rained out in early August.
There are just five races remaining on the schedule for the series’ inaugural season, and the overall points race up for grabs among the top four drivers – Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, “88 Mike” Morgan, Tommy Boileau and Justin Ball.
Boileau won the two most recent races of the season in Iowa and Wisconsin to put himself in contention for the championship. Proffitt won three races in a row early in the season, and Morgan won two in a row early in the summer. Ball, who has yet to reach victory lane, has been a pillar of consistency, finishing in the top four in all but one race this season.
This weekend’s race will be held Saturday night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and racing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the race are $20 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children. Family tickets are available for $50.
The Bandit Series was originally scheduled to race at Florence Motor Speedway in Timmonsville, S.C., on Sept. 2, but a scheduling conflict at the track, along with the rainout in Lebanon earlier this month, led to the Florence race being rescheduled for Oct. 7.