Ricky “Rude” Proffitt, from Weaverville, North Carolina, won the season championship at last weekend’s 2018 Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series finale. Proffitt was also last year’s champion.
The final race in the series was held at the Elko Speedway in Elko New Market, Minnesota, Oct. 13. Proffitt had a comfortable lead going into the final race, with a lead of more than 600 points. He led in most of this weekend’s race and snagged a second-place finish in the race, earning him his second consecutive championship.
“I try to stay consistent [throughout the season],” Proffitt said. “I had a comfortable lead coming in, but I wasn’t anything until that checkered flag dropped. I didn’t think [the race] was ever going to end, but I got the championship and came in second – I’m tickled to death.”
The Bandit Series is set to return in 2019.