Rude wins Bandit Big Rig Series race in front of sold-out crowd

When the #14 Peterbilt is turning laps like it did at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Ricky Rude is tough to beat.

No one was up to the challenge Saturday night, as Rude captured the checkered flag – not to mention a $10,000 check – for his win in the Bandit Big Rig Series feature race.

“I’m not used to losing,” said Rude, who finished eighth in the season’s first event at Hickory Motor Speedway.  “I spent three weeks working on my truck and it paid off (Saturday).”

A second consecutive sellout crowd witnessed two separate wrecks.  Craig Kruckeberg rode the wall out of turn two after trying to pass Jon Lisenbee during the first Challenge race.

“I got greedy.  I was gonna take Jon low in turn three but I had to stay on his bumper and I accelerated out of turn two a little too much,” Kruckeberg said.

Allen Boles lost control of his truck during the feature race.  He hit the wall close to where Kruckeberg did earlier in the night.

“The fans definitely got their money’s worth,” Kruckeberg said.

Greenville-Pickens officials said the crowd was one of the largest they have had on a Saturday night, with 6,000-plus taking in the action.

The Bandits return to Greenville-Pickens June 10th.

The next Bandit Big Rig Series event is scheduled for May 13th at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama.

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 brian@banditseries.com.