The race was held in Willows, Calif., at the Thunderhill Raceway, and it was Szabo’s first appearance in the series. And he wasn’t the only new competitor to make waves — professional racer Corry Weller, who drove the No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner, placed third in the Podium Race, along with winning an earlier heat race.
Szabo, who races the No. 23 Bendix-sponsored Volvo, won the first two heat races of the weekend, and Morgan, who goes by ’88 Mike’ on the circuit and drives the series’ No. 88 Mack, won the fourth and final heat race before the Podium Race.
Krisztian Szabos's No. 23 Bendix Volvo, Mike Morgan's No. 88 Mack and Weller's No. 11 Optima Batteries Freightliner.
The No. 63 Minimizer 'Team Tested' truck caught the ditch on the second turn of the Thunderhills track in one of the Saturday heat races and rolled over. It was ready to race again for the Sunday races, however.
The Overdrive's Pride & Polish trucks on display got to take a turn on the track too.