Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series rescheduled for Sept. 2nd at Lebanon

Rain, rain, go away!

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series tried making its Missouri debut at I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri, back on August 5th, but it wasn’t to be, thanks to a large dose of rain from Mother Nature.

Don’t fret, Show Me State fans.  The Bandits will be back in Lebanon on Saturday, September 2nd.

“It’s too bad the rain made us postpone the race, but I think our fans will soon realize that the wait is well worth it,” Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said.

Lebanon is the westernmost race on the schedule, opening up the Bandits to a whole new audience.

“We’re looking to expand westward in the near future, so this is a great chance for some fans to see the Bandits in person for the first time,” team owner and Bandit Craig Kruckeberg said.

Bandits try to steal a $50,000 purse at every event.  $10,000 goes to the top finisher in the feature race.

“Our series is headquartered in the Midwest, and I know our fans will be rocking the house in Lebanon, September 2nd,” Madsen said.

Ricky Rude and Mike Morgan are one-two in the points standings, respectively, with Tommy Boileau in third.

Boileau has been making a recent charge up the standings, thanks to back-to-back wins at the last two races.

“We call him Pretty Boy Tommy,” Madsen said. “He comes from a racing family and he’s starting to figure this circle track thing out.”

Five races remain in 2017, which has seen many Bandit firsts, including the first time a father/son have competed (Bob & Tommy Boileau) as well as an entire family of Bandits (Craig, Tyler & Trevor Kruckeberg).

Grandstands open at 4 p.m. September 2nd and the racing action starts at 7:30 p.m.

About Bandit Big Rig Series

The Minimizer 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 Elijah Van Sice at (320) 212-0290, or email

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