Late Model Truck Series to feature seven-race schedule in 2022

The Late Model Truck Series will kick off its 2022 season on March 12 at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California.(Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)

Two events to be live-streamed by FloRacing

The Late Model Truck Series will feature a seven-race competition schedule in 2022, the series announced on Thursday.

The series’ fourth season will include three stops at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California—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, California, on June 4, and two races—the Sunday July 3 Night of Fire event and the Friday Oct. 14 ARCA Menards Series West event night at The Bullring—will be live-streamed on FloRacing.

“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 LMTS 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 (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.

Series partners include the On Wheels Now online radio show – the longest-running motorsports radio show in Las Vegas – Campout and

2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

March 12
Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California

April 9
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada

May 14
Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California

June 4
The Speedway at Willow Springs, Rosamond, California

July 3
(Sunday Race) Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sept. 10
Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, California

Oct. 14
(Friday Race) LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada