Bandits set to make their Penn. debut at Lake Erie Speedway

North East, PA June 2018) – The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series has raced in a number of states, but July 7th marks the Bandits Keystone State debut

Blooming Prairie, June 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —



Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Penn., is the site of the next convoy, where the Bandits battle it out for bragging rights and a $10,000 check.


“Lake Erie Speedway is a first-class facility,” Bandit Director of Operations Brian Madsen said.  “It’s going to be a change of pace for the guys, because this is the first three-eighths mile track that we’ve been on this year.”


Ricky Rude leads the point standings after winning the last a-main feature race at Concord.  The event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was postponed mid-race back on June 9th, so the Bandits are itching to get their hands on the $10,000 feature race check.


“I’m raring to go!” The Godfather Craig Kruckeberg (#55) said.  “It’s been far too long since we’ve had a chance to compete for the checkered flag.”


As usual, the Minimizer-sponsored Fan Series Truck Show takes place prior to the start of the Bandit race. Drivers can register for the ‘wash n’ show’ style event online.


“It’s going to be a great day,” Bandit General Manager Jason Johnson said.  “We have a lot planned, several sponsors on hand, companies doing driver recruiting and activities for the kids, including the traditional Bandit meet-and-greet at 5 p.m.”


Tickets for the race are available for purchase online.


Check out the 2018 Bandit schedule and grab your favorite Bandit gear by going to


About Bandit Big Rig Series


The Bandit Big Rig Series returns big rig tractor truck racing to the short track in the United States. The series was designed to be affordable and accessible for anyone wishing to put together a race team.  

For additional information, please contact Jason Johnson at (507) 676-1987, or email


About Minimizer


Leveraging more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not only the leader in poly semi truck fenders – we invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.

Our research and development team constantly “tests and tortures” each of our products to make sure what goes on, in or is used to fix the truck meets the rigors of our tough industry.

We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, tool boxes, tire masking kits, work benches and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the world’s ONLY custom molded floor mats for semi trucks, as well as the revolutionary “whole body health” Minimizer Truck Seat System.

Minimizer has been family owned and operated for three generations. The company manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.



CONTACT: Jason Johnson
Bandit Big rig Series
(507) 676-1987

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