Poor weather forecast prompts Bandit Series to postpone upcoming race

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Updated Jun 14, 2019

Update – Thursday, June 6, 1 p.m. Central: For the second consecutive scheduled event, Mother Nature has forced Bandit Big Rig Series organizers to postpone the upcoming race. Rain is in the forecast throughout the weekend.

The race at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 29. The next event on the series’ schedule is Saturday, June 22, at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri.

Original story follows:

The Bandit Big Rig Series looks to return to the track this Saturday, June 8, after poor weather conditions postponed the series’ previous race in Wisconsin.

Truck racers will head to Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana, this weekend for the third race of the season. Last year, Justin Ball took home the checkered flag with a win at Salem.

Through the first two races of the year, the series has seen two first-time winners in Bendegúz Molnár and Tim Ashley. Two-time series champion Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, while still looking for his first win of the season, is right behind them in the points standings looking to move up from third.

Tickets for this weekend’s race in Salem are available online here for $15 with children 8 and under getting in free.

The Fan Series Truck Show will kick off the day’s events at 11 a.m. and track gates opening at 3 p.m. A meet-and-greet with the Bandit Series drivers will begin at 5 p.m., and racing action will begin at 7 p.m.

For those not able to attend in person, the race will be streamed live on the Bandit Series Facebook page.