Mackvader of Powershift Performance

Currently Competing in the Bandit Big Rig Series of Racing

2018 Bandit Races

When Where Detail
Sat, March 24 Mobile International Speedway, Irvington, AL 1
Sat, April 21 Motor Mile Speedway, Fairlawn, VA 2
Sat, May 5 Concord Speedway, Concord, NC 3
Sat, June 9
Sun, July 29
Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Cedar Rapids, IA
Makeup Race
Sat, July 7 Lake Erie Speedway, North East, PA 5
Sat, July 14 Salem Speedway, Salem, IN 6
Sat, July 28 LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway, LaCrosse, WI 7
Sat, Aug 11 Hickory Motor Speedway, Newton, NC 8
Sat, Aug 25 Elko Speedway, Elko, MN 9
Sat, Sept 15 Anderson Speedway, Williamston, SC--cancelled 10
Sat, Sept 29 Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach--cancelled 11
Sat, Oct 13 Elko Speedway, Elko, MN 12
Sat, Oct 27 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN X

Bandit race trucks and drivers had a busy season with 11 events on oval tracks. With $50,000 in prize money up for grabs at ten events there was a lot of "bumpin and rubbin" and some outright crashes. As the big-rigs circled the tracks with faster trucks lapping the slower ones, going two and three wide in the turns the experience was unlike anything you have experienced before. This is racing like it used to be, with lots of excitement for the fans. Before racing began all race trucks and drivers lined up in front of the stands and the gates were thrown open so fans could greet their favorite drivers, have fan cards or apparel signed, and inspect the race trucks.

Generally each truck ran three races: one Heat Race of 10 laps; one Challenge Race lasting 15 laps, and the Main Race with ALL qualified trucks on the track for a 30-lap race. If you didn't join us for the 2017 or 2018 race seasons, then plan on coming to one of next years events. This is exciting family fun! We hope to see you there!

If you didn't make it to the races, then watch the action from anywhere in the world on the live-stream video posted on each race page.

race trucks

Race Merchandise

Shirts, hats and more can be purchased at the race track during Bandit events or online at the Bandit Store.

Race Winners

  $10,000 + Trophy 1st 2nd 3rd
3/24 Alan Boles #3 #16 #54
4/21 Alan Boles #3 #14 #74
5/5 Ricky Rude #14 #54 #55
7/7 Mike Morgan #88 #14 #7
7/14 Justin Ball #17 #14 #88
7/28 Mike Ward #16 #7 #17
7/29 Justin Ball #17 #7 #63
8/11 Ricky Rude #14 #55 #74
8/25 Rickey Rude #14 #17 #27
10/13 Mark Noble #74 #14 #88

Drivers & Teams

98 - Mike Ward of John-John Motorsports in black Volvo (Diesal Dave drove 10/13)

88 - Mike Morgan of Mackvader Motorsports in all black Mack with twin black stacks

74 - Mark Noble of Kruckeberg Motorsports in white Volvo with green and pink stripe

66 - Kruckeberg Motorsports, red over white Ford Aeromax, Jason Horner drove, Tim Ashley drove 10/14

63 - Cody Slowinski of Kruckeberg Motorsports in white over black Peterbuilt with red stripe, "Skippy"

55 - Craig Kruckeberg of Kruckeberg Motorsports in blue Ford, "Godfather" in "Tonk"

54 - Tyler Kruckeberg of Kruckeberg Motorsports in white over dark blue Kenworth

51 - Lyndon Johnson in white Freightliner with pink trim (John Franzen drove on 7/7; Nick Slidell drove on 7/14, Susan Lisenbee drove 8/11, Heavy D drove 8/25 & 10/13)

46 - Brian Cash of Whitmire Motorsports in silver and turquoise Mack (Luke Whitmire drove 10/13)

41 - Marshall Davis of Jupiter Motorsports in deep blue Volvo with white chevrons

29 - Tim Trom in red Peterbuilt

27 - Darren Proffitt of Proffitt Motorsports in white Peterbuilt with blue and red fenders and twin stacks

17 - Justin Ball of Jupiter Motorsports in black Peterbuilt with purple trim

16 - Tommy Boileau of Caesars Truck Racing in black Volvo with neon yellow graphics (Mike Ward drove 7/7 to 8/25, Michael Caesar drove 10/13)

14 - Ricky Rude Proffitt of Rude Motorsports in blue over red Peterbuilt with yellow flames

13 - Bob Mitchell of Mitchell Motorsports in white Freightliner with red trim and one stack

7 - Jon Lisenbee of JSL Motorsports in the former #3 Peterbuilt, black with green trim (as of 5/5/18; Robert Brown drove on 6/9/18)

4 - Scott Treadway of Treadway Motorsports in black Western Star with flag graphic

3 - Alan Boles of Jupiter Motorsports in "new" lime green Peterbuilt (as of 5/5/18)

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