LAS VEGAS – The Late Model Truck Series will feature a seven-race competition schedule this year.
The series’ fourth season will include three stops at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif. — where it will kick off the season on March 12 — and at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the season will conclude on Oct. 14. This year’s schedule will include a stop at The Speedway at Willow Springs in Rosamond, Calif., on June 4.
“Gary Wyatt and I can’t wait to get back to racing with the Late Model Truck Series and to add Irwindale Speedway to our list of tracks this season,” series co-manager Mike Riefler said. “It’s going to be a great season of racing, and being able to put on a show at Irwindale, The Bullring in Las Vegas and The Speedway at Willow Springs will be a heck of a lot of fun for us drivers. We had five different winners last year, and 2022 should be another exciting season of truck racing that fans won’t want to miss.”
Resurrected in 2018, the Late Model Truck Series has conducted 17 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule a year ago after a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Las Vegas’ Mark Allison won the series points championship in 2018 and 2019, and fellow Las Vegas native Stan Mullis took home last year’s series title.
The region’s truck racing lineage dates to the Speed Truck Series that originated in 1997 under the American Speed Association. MechanixWear gloves and Go Fast! energy drinks sponsored the class throughout the years, and the trucks raced at up to 10 different tracks in California, Arizona and Nevada before the ASA disbanded in 2013.
The series trucks feature a full-tube chassis, a 330-horsepower sealed V-8 spec engine and two-speed direct-drive transmission, with a clutch pedal dump valve, coupled to an aluminum quick-change rear end. The trucks sport replica fiberglass bodies of the Chevrolet S-10, Chevrolet Colorado, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma.
2022 Late Model Truck Series Schedule
March 12 – Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
April 9 – The Bullring at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14 – Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
June 4 – The Speedway at Willow Springs – Rosamond, Calif.
July 3 – The Bullring at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 10 – Irwindale Speedway – Irwindale, Calif.
Oct. 14 – The Bullring at Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nev.