Big Trucks

The Bandit Big Rig Series was the feature event at Elko Speedway Aug. 25.

It was the big trucks turn to show off their speed on the oval at Elko Speedway Aug. 25.

The Bandit Big Rig Series was the feature event with Ricky Rude capturing the 20-lapper feature. The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series launched its inaugural season in 2017 with an eastern division. A western division will start in 2019.

The race series focuses on delivering affordable racing opportunity to local speedways and in front of race fans and the trucking industry. For more information, go to

Meanwhile, regular racing action at Elko will continue Sept. 1 starting at 6 p.m. For more information or tickets, go to or call 952-461-7223.

With the season ending Sept. 28, drivers are battling for season points titles in Late Models, Thunder Cars, Power Stocks, Great North Legends and Bandoleros.

In Late Models, Jacob Goede of Carver has a big lead with 1,380 points. That's well head of Owin Giles of New Market, who is second place (1,174), and Chris Marek of Lakeville, who is sitting in third (1,154). Prior Lake's Chad Whalen is in fourth place (1,147).

Leading the way in Thunder Cars is Jeremy Wolff of Chaska with 1,332 points, which is 47 ahead of Eric Campbell of Lonsdale and 49 better than Bryce Blohm of Lakeville.

In Power Stocks, Taylor Goldman leads the way with 1,463 point. That is 111 better than Michael Stoer of Prior Lake and 114 ahead of Nick Oxborough of Savage.

Baiden Heskett of Shakopee is dominating in Great North Legends, leading with 1,127 points. Robert Carter is well back in second place with 919 points, followed by Matt Allen of Chanhassen (884).

In Bandoleros, it's tight at the top with Max Mabee of Litchfield leading with 388 points. Collin Stocker of Farmington is only six points behind, followed by Teddy Kotschade of Ramsey (368) and Kody King of Forest City, Iowa (361).

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.


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