Racing series slams on brakes; Bandit picks up pieces

The ChampTruck World Series truck racing circuit abruptly ended its 2016 season, which was to continue through October, and a new organization plans to pick up the pieces of the 2016 season.

 The cancellation followed a dispute between racers and series management that led to more than half of the drivers pulling out of future ChampTruck eventsSome racers were en route to the June 11 race at Gateway Motorsports Park outside of St. Louis when they learned of the race’s cancellation.
ChampTruck’s second season ends abruptly

Organizers for the newly formed Bandit Big Rig Racing Series say it will have different locations and dates than ChampTruck’s schedule.

Bandit’s Director of Operations Brian Madsen says nearly all of the teams from the ChampTruck series have committed to joining the Bandit Series, along with four other teams who are building new race trucks for the series. Bandit’s first race is set for July 30 in Greenville, South Carolina at the Tri-County Speedway.

Minimizer, which sponsored ChampTruck’s 2015 season but was not a sponsor for this year’s series, will be handling the marketing for the new series, Madsen said.

ChampTruck was just in its second season.