BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Minimizer’s Bandit Big Rig Series has had some amazing finishes this season, but Saturday’s at Florence Motor Speedway might just be the craziest yet.

Points leader Ricky Rude (#14) extended his series lead by outlasting every other Bandit, including a resurgent Mike Morgan (#88), who finished second and crossed the line sideways.

«I can’t believe it,» Rude said.

«If you want to see one heck of a race, watch the finish at Florence!» Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said.

Rude started towards the back of the pack due to the inverted field, and had to make his way from 12th all the way to first.

«The whole time – up to five, four, three, two – I just thought, ‘There is no way!  No way!’  Rude said.  «I just battled it out and earned this one.»

Amazingly enough, Morgan and Allen Boles (#3) were doubtful for the event, due to their huge wreck at Highland Rim Speedway just two weeks ago.  Both Bandits succeeded in getting their trucks ready in time, only to see Rude pull out the win by the skin of his teeth.

«Got me by a hair,» Morgan said.

Boles had a sizeable lead when the caution flag came out with just five laps to go, causing the trucks to bunch back up and re-start the race.

«You can’t tell me there wasn’t enough action here tonight for these fans,» Morgan said.

«This race had everything – photo finishes, side-by-side racing, and a crazy finish!» Madsen said.

Just two races remain, with the inaugural Bandit championship up for grabs.

Up next is a return trip to Hickory Motor Speedway, where Rude won the season’s first event back in March.

About Bandit Big Rig Series

The Bandit Big Rig Series returns big rig tractor truck racing to the short track in the United States. The series was designed to be affordable and accessible for anyone wishing to put together a race team.

For additional information, please contact Brian Madsen at (507) 676-6627, or email [email protected].

About Minimizer

Leveraging more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not only the leader in poly semi truck fenders – we invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.

Our research and development team constantly «tests and tortures» each of our products to make sure what goes on, in or is used to fix the truck meets the rigors of our tough industry.

We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, tool boxes, tire masking kits, work benches and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the world’s ONLY custom molded floor mats for semi trucks, as well as the revolutionary «whole body health» Minimizer Truck Seat System.

Minimizer has been family owned and operated for three generations. The company manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.

Contact: Craig Kruckeberg
Bandit Big Rig Series
(612) 360-9936
[email protected]

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