Bandits return to the track this weekend in Tennessee

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Updated Jun 29, 2017
The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action this weekend at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn.The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action this weekend at Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn.

Truck racing fans near Nashville and the surrounding areas can head to Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn., this weekend to get their fix.

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series returns to action Saturday, July 1, at the track known as “The Rim.” The track is the first quarter-mile speedway on the Bandit schedule.

“Quarter miles make for some interesting action because they’re so short,” Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen says.  “There isn’t much room on the track, so you can expect more bumping and rubbing, two things that fans love to see.”

During the series’ most recent race at Greenville-Pickens Raceway in South Carolina, “88 Mike” Morgan, the Tennessee-based Mack diesel technician, grabbed his first win of the season, snapping Ricky “Rude” Proffitt’s three-race win streak.

Five races into the 13-race season, Proffitt and Morgan are currently first and second, respectively, in the overall season standings.

Gates open for Saturday’s race in Tennessee at 4:30 p.m., and racing will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets for this weekend’s race are $20 for general admission; $10 for senior, military and students; and $5 for children ages 6-12. Presale tickets are available here.

Full coverage of the 2017 series to this point can be found on CCJ sister site Overdrive.