Bandit Series points leader looks to add to lead at home track

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Ricky “Rude” Proffitt will look to add to his overall series points lead at his de facto home track, Hickory Motor Speedway, this weekend. (Credit Robyn Kruckeberg | Facebook)Ricky “Rude” Proffitt will look to add to his overall series points lead at his de facto home track, Hickory Motor Speedway, this weekend. (Credit Robyn Kruckeberg | Facebook)

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina – the de facto home track for the defending series champion and current points leader Ricky “Rude” Proffitt.

Proffitt comes into the race with a nearly 600-point lead over second-place Mark Noble, but with three races to go and points awarded for winning heat and challenge races, as well as for passing other racers in the feature race, Proffitt’s lead is anything but safe.

“I’m feeling good right now,” Proffitt says. “I’ve got a truck that’s in good shape, so we’ll see what happens.”

Proffitt won one of two races at Hickory Motor Speedway last season.

Tickets for this weekend’s race are available online for $25 for adults and free for children 8 and under. The Minimizer Fan Series Truck Show will be held throughout the day Saturday with a Bandit racer meet and greet from 4-6 p.m. Racing begins at 7 p.m.

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