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Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series

Blooming Prairie, Minnesota – And then there was one. The Bandit Big Rig Series wraps up its inaugural season by crowning its first champion at Crisp Motorsports Park on Saturday, October 28th.
The Cordele, Georgia, speedway will be rocking as the Bandits try to steal the $10,000 check for the 13th and final time in 2017.
“This season has been a wild ride and a huge success!” Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said. “We’re really excited to crown our first champion in front of some great fans in Georgia.”
When the season started at Hickory Motor Speedway back in March, nobody knew what to expect, but officials say they’re ecstatic with how the season has played out.
“I remember they were sold out of food and drink that first race of the season,” Bandit Craig Kruckeberg said. “They couldn’t believe the response, but it’s been the same at just about every track we’ve been at.”
“It’s amazing,” Madsen said. “We’re finalizing the 2018 schedule right now, and we don’t have enough dates for all the tracks that want the Bandits to race next year. I keep having to turn people down!”
Before next year’s schedule is released, the Bandits have to determine 2017’s champion. There is a lot on the line in Georgia, because the standings are so tight at the top.
“There are a lot of guys who could win this thing,” Madsen said. “Ricky Rude, Tommy Boileau, Justin Ball, Mike Morgan – all of those guys have a chance to walk away with the championship.”
Bandits don’t just race for championships, of course. There’s also a $50,000 purse up for grabs that every Bandit wants to steal.
“This is it,” Madsen said. “There’s no more ‘next race’ in 2017. There’s just Crisp Motorsports Park, so I expect every Bandit to go all out.”
Racing starts at 5:00 p.m. on October 28th. Tickets are just $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids 6-12, and kids five-and-under get in free.

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