Leading by several truck lengths late in the race, Proffitt was in the driver’s seat until his brother flew by on lap 24 of 25 to steal the checkered flag and the $10,000 victory check.
“My brother hasn’t won a race yet this year,” Rude said. “He’s good with second.”
“I don’t think anyone thought on lap 20 that Ricky would end up with the check,” Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said.
Lap traffic certainly helped Rude, as Proffitt encountered several different trucks on the last few laps of the race.
“I don’t know that I could have caught him without the lap traffic,” Rude said.
The win is Rude’s fifth feature victory of the season. He also put some breathing room between himself and Tommy Boileau (#16), who now trails Rude by 172 points heading into the season’s last race at Crisp Motorsports Park.
“It’s going to be one heck of a finale,” Madsen said. “Can Ricky close the deal or will someone else steal the championship? A $50,000 purse is up for grabs, so who knows what’s going to happen!”
The event at Crisp Motorsports Park begins at 5 p.m. on October 28th.
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.
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