Bandit Big Rigs at Salem Saturday

The Bandit Big Rig Series continues into its third race of the season on Saturday, June 8th on the “high banks” of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery after a forced reschedule in Madison, Wisconsin, due to rain. Rookie Molinar Bendegeuz heads to Salem with the points lead and determination to retain first place in the race for the championship, newcomer Tim Ashley and defending Bandit Big Rig Series Champion Ricky Proffitt are all neck and neck with just one point separating each of them.

Last year’s race at Salem saw Justin “Boost” Ball take his first checkered flag in 2018 for the main event and was strong the entire night.

“It’s been a long time coming!” Ball said of his win last year. “I can finally put to rest Bandit TV announcer Adam Otwell’s question of ‘Is tonight going to be the night?’ Well, Adam, tonight’s the night,” said Ball.

Marshall Davis built up a strong lead early on in 2018, but several cautions kept the pack bunched up and Ball was able to jump out to the lead, holding off Ricky “Rude” Proffitt for the win. “The fans at Salem Speedway are looking forward to seeing who will take the win this year for sure, as the excitement has been building since the inaugural event in 2018,” said Richard Deaton, General Manager at the speedway.

This exciting and affordable family event has activities for the kids and events going on all day - including a Fan Series Truck Show beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the thrill of big rig racing. Race gates open at 3 p.m. Fans are invited to meet the drivers of the Bandit Big Rig Series on the front stretch of the speedway starting at 5 p.m. until the green flag drops at 7 p.m.

For advance tickets and more information visit the Bandit Big Rig Series web site at


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