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2017 Bandit Big-Rig Race Series

scheduleBandit race trucks and drivers are facing a busy season with 13 events planned for oval tracks ranging from 1/2 mile to 1/4 mile in size. With up to $50,000 in prize money up for grabs at each event there will be a lot of "bumpin and rubbin". Up to 20 big-rigs will circle the tracks with faster trucks lapping the slower ones, going two and three wide in the turns. This is racing like it used to be, with lots of excitement for the fans. During intermission the race trucks and drivers line up in front of the stands and the gates are thrown open so fans can greet their favority drivers, have fan cards or apparel signed, and inspect the race trucks. This is exciting family fun. Come join us! The next race will be at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri on Saturday, September 2nd. We hope to see you there!

SCHEDULE CHANGE: The race at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri on Saturday, August 5th was cancelled due to heavy and continuing rain. The race has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 2nd, replacing the second race at Timmonsville, South Carolina which conflicted with several local events.


For a behind the scenes, in the cab, in the pits look at big-rig racing visit TransportationNation.com. Then look for "Battle of the Bandits", Truckerville, Episode 6. Filmed May 13th at Montgomery Motor Speedway.


Bandit rules, schedule, highlights and video can be viewed at BanditSeries.com. Live streaming of each race is available at http://banditseries.com/livestream/.

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2017 Bandit Race Season

Lebanon I-44 Speedway, August 5th

While Bandits were enroute to the track weather predictions changed from 0% chance of rain to 100%. Heavy storms struck before noon of race day and were predicted to continue for several days. The area was even under a flash flood watch and some roads were closed by race time. With all the Bandits gathered it was decided that a live-stream of an informal question and answer session would be entertaining for the Bandits and their fans. So for a two-hours the drivers answered fan questions (online, facebook) both fun and serious. Details and video.

Madison International Raceway, July 28th

Morgan won his heat race from a 4th position start and he won his challenge race from a 1st position start. The top ten truck positions were inverted for the A-Main Race, which meant Morgan started in 9th (the fifth row). The #88 had moved up to 3rd and was lapping the slower trucks when he sustained a hard hit between #54 and #14 that ended the race for #88. Details and videos.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway, July 15th

Mike picked up a win in Heat 2, a 2nd in Challenge1, and lead the A-Main Race for twelve laps before locking bumpers with #63 as he lapped him. Both went into the styrofoam wall (can't describe it, must see it rain styrofoam!). #88 and #63 were sent to the back for the restart, but in three laps Morgan moved up to 3rd! Details and videos.

Highland Rim Speedway, July 1st

On this half-sized, quarter mile oval track passing was difficult and straight-a-ways non-existent Morgan won the A-Main Race in which 4 of 15 trucks did not finish! Details and videos.

Greenville-Pickens Speedway, June 10th

88-Mike won a tough A-Main Race and received the prized $10,000 check! Lots of bumpin' and rubbin' with multiple cautions, but Mike held the lead for the last eleven laps. Details and videos.

Florence Motor Speedway, May 20th

Mike Morgan placed 2nd in his Heat Race, 1st in his Challenge Race, and 4th in the A-Main Race. Details and videos.

Montgomery Motor Speedway, May 13th

Morgan had three 3rd place finishes and no crashes--a good weekend! Details and videos.

Greenville-Pickens Speedway, April 15th

The trucks ran in two heat races with Morgan taking 2nd in his heat. The 14 race trucks were again split into two Challenge Races with Morgan winning the second race. In the feature event Morgan moved from 7th to 3rd, but Ricky Rude in #14 took the win. Details and videos.

Hickory Motor Speedway, March 25th

The 13 race trucks at the track were split into two Heat Races, then two Challenge Races, and then everyone raced together in the featured race. Winner of the feature event, Robby Decker in #6, took home a $10.000 check! The rest of the teams shared prize money. Details and videos.

ChampTruck World Series

The Powershift Performance race team comprised of Mike Morgan (owner, builder, driver), Mike's family, Crew Chief Matt Kuhn and Mackvader, a 1999 CH Mack truck won the inaugural 2015 ChampTruck World Series and were points leaders when the 2016 ChampTruck World Series ended abruptly after the third race. For details visit our ChampTruck page.

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