Bullring veteran riding two-race winning streak
Stan Mullis has a chance to make history at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
The Las Vegas-based veteran driver will be looking to lock up the Late Model Truck Series season points championship at the West Coast Short Track Championships at the famous 3/8-mile paved oval. Mullis, who has won the last two LMTS races, will be going for three in a row and aiming to add his name to the history books as a series champion.
The 52-year-old wheelman leads series co-manager Gary Wyatt by 21 points heading into the season’s final 35-lap feature, with two-time LMTS points champion Mark Allison 23 points back. Driving the No. 10 LasVegas.net truck, Mullis won at The Bullring on Sept. 4, then went back-to-back by taking the checkered flag at Orange Show Speedway on Oct. 9.
“We have had a great 2021 season, with four different drivers winning and the series making a successful return after a year away due to COVID-19,” LMTS Co-Manager Mike Riefler said. “Gary and I are excited about being part of the West Coast Short Track Championships at The Bullring this weekend, and we can’t wait to crown our season champion. We encourage everyone to come out to the track and check out the action, because it’s going to be a great show!”
The region’s truck racing lineage dates to the Speed Truck Series that originated in 1997 under the American Speed Association (ASA). 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.
2021 LMTS points standings
1. Stan Mullis, 305 points; 2. Gary Wyatt, 284; 3. Mark Allison, 282; 4. Michael Riefler, 235; 5. Arlie Daniel, 186; 6. Curtis Burns, 150; 7. Keaton Swane, 109; 8. Brandon Schilling, 104; 9. Michael Egurola, 102; 10. Lisa Bogart, 99; 11. Sean Davis, 83; 12. Chris Trickle, 65; 13. Matt Jaskol, 64; 14. (tie) Bill Black and Tim Richter, 57; 16. Jeremiah Wagner, 56; 17. (tie) Andy Sole and Billy Grasser, 54; 19. Lonnie Hochstetler, 50; 20. Court Connell, 44; 21. Jason Kiser, 38; 22. Fred Kiser, 36.
Remaining 2021 Late Model Truck Series schedule
West Coast Short Track Championships
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas