The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to the track this weekend at Florence Motor Speedway in Timmonsville, S.C., the series’ second visit to the track in its inaugural season.
Ricky “Rude” Proffitt won that first Florence race back in May, and he will be looking to repeat that success to extend his lead in the overall points standings.
Truck racing newcomer Tommy Boileau will no doubt be looking to spoil Proffitt’s attempt at a repeat in his bid for a fifth straight win. Boileau has picked up wins in the series’ last four races in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Tennessee.
After a crash at the most recent race at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn., took out “88 Mike” Morgan and Allen Boles, the points race is essentially a two-horse race between Proffitt and Boileau. Morgan had been in third place in the standings before the crash, but has now fallen to fourth and isn’t sure if his truck will be ready to race again this season.
Less than 60 points separate the top two racers, and with just three races left on the schedule, both drivers will be looking to earn as many points as possible in each race.
Tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 7, race at Florence are $20 for adults, $15 for youth 11-15 and free for children 10 and under. Pit passes are available for $25. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.