The world's fastest semi-trailer championship will be decided on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway's highest banks. The feature film is scheduled for 18:25. This is part of an all-day event that includes a large truck show, a meeting with the drivers, heat races, big children's races, shots on goal, the race to the finish. feature film and the 2019 Bandit awards ceremony.
Ricky "Rude" Proffitt, from Weaverville, North Carolina, is aiming for his third consecutive title in the Bandit Big Rig Series. He currently holds a 13-point lead over Minnesota driver Mark Noble in the drivers' standings with Allen Boles at 56 points. Six drivers are within 90 points of the head.
"To win the first championship was unreal and to repeat it was great. If I can win the third, it will be the most beautiful thing in history, "said Proffitt, two-time winner this season. "It would be a heavy burden on my shoulders. If I win, I'll be tickled to death. If I do not do it, I will be disappointed, but I will congratulate the winner with a smile. "
Although it's about providing a great family show – runner and promoter Craig Kruckeberg compared it to Disney on Ice, Monster Trucks and the Harlem Globetrotters – the race is a serious competition, as Proffitt pointed out.
Boles, also from Weaverville, North Carolina, said it was the biggest race in the series' history, which lasts four years. Proffitt explained that the series had taken place all over the United States, but that the extra attention to Bristol has never been seen. Boles evoked the prestige associated with running on the shortest path in the world.
"We all want to win Bristol. It matters so much to me, "said Boles. "I watched the big truck race here in the 80s. We've been in the trucking industry since 1972, but it's a dream come true. Now I'm running in Bristol. "
Schedule and tickets
A truck show with more than 100 semi-finals is scheduled at 9 am. The doors open on the track at 11 am with a workout that starts at 11:05 and qualifies at noon. There is a meeting session for drivers on the track between 1 pm and 1 pm with heat races starting at 3:30 pm On penalty shoot-outs, challenge races follow with feature film at 6:25 pm.
General admission tickets cost $ 15 before midnight Friday and $ 25 on the day of the event. Children under 8 years old are free. The access to the field is $ 50 with a $ 100 premium infield.