Las Vegas veteran leads series’ all-time wins list with five

Late Model Truck Series driver Mark Allison made it two-for-two this year with another victory at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Event Center on Saturday night.

The series’ two-time season points champion took the lead away from rookie of the year contender Chloe Lynch and never looked back, winning for the second time in 2022 on the 1/3-mile setup and for the fifth time since LMTS returned to action in 2018. Fellow Las Vegas veteran Stan Mullis finished second, with series co-manager Gary Wyatt passing Lynch with just a few laps remaining to take third and Lynch settling for fourth.

Bill Black fell to fifth with truck issues, with series co-manager Mike Riefler taking sixth and Arlie Daniel finishing seventh. Allison and Wyatt each won six-lap heat races prior to the 30-lap feature.

“Mark drove a great race, and we had a lot of movement and action up front all through the feature,” Riefler said. “Gary and I loved taking the trucks back to Irwindale again, and we are excited about how our 2022 season is shaping up. It will be great to return to California in three weeks for another exciting race.”

The LMTS season continues June 4 at The Speedway at Willow Springs in Rosamond, California for the fourth of seven events scheduled for 2022. LMTS drivers aren’t finished with Irwindale though and will return to the iconic track on Sept. 10.

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted 20 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule in 2021 after a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 ReliableBanner.com.

Irwindale Speedway and Event Center (1/3-mile setup)
Saturday, May 14
Irwindale, California
30-lap feature

1. Mark Allison; 2. Stan Mullis; 3. Gary Wyatt; 4. Chloe Lynch; 5. Bill Black; 6. Mike Riefler; 7. Arlie Daniel.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

June 4            The Speedway at Willow Springs                             Rosamond, California
July 3*            Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS                         Las Vegas, Nevada
Sept. 10          Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
Oct. 14*          LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race
                        The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway           Las Vegas, Nevada

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

Regional series returns to California track for another 35-lap feature

The Late Model Truck Series will be back in action at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center in California on Saturday, May 14. Mark Allison won the series’ season-opener there in March. (Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)


The Late Model Truck Series is set for its return to Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Event Center for the second time in 2022 with a 35-lap feature on Saturday night.

The series’ fourth season continues with the second of three scheduled stops at the iconic California track, and drivers once again will do battle on the 1/3-mile layout. LMTS—which will return to Irwindale on Sept. 10—has had two different winners so far this season.

Two-time season points champion Mark Allison won the season-opener at Irwindale on March 12, while fellow Las Vegas veteran driver Lee Keach took the checkered flag at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 9. LMTS organizers expect a strong field at the iconic California track this weekend.

“We have had a great season so far and are excited to be back at Irwindale for the second time in 2022,” series co-manager Mike Riefler said. “Gary Wyatt and I love taking the series there, and we can’t wait to see if Mark can go two-for-two or if we will have a third different winner this year. It’s going to be a great weekend of racing, and we hope everyone comes out to see some great action.”

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted 19 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule in 2021 after a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 ReliableBanner.com.

2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

May 14         Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
June 4          The Speedway at Willow Springs                            Rosamond, California
July 3*          Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS                         Las Vegas, Nevada
Sept. 10        Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
Oct. 14 *       LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race
                      The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway           Las Vegas, Nevada

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

Series’ 35-lap feature was part of tribute to local first responders

Las Vegas’ Lee Keach won for the second straight time and third time overall at The Bullring at LVMS on Saturday night. (Rob Street Racing Photography)

Las Vegas veteran Lee Keach is quickly becoming the betting favorite at his home track, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Keach won at the 3/8-mile paved oval for the second consecutive time and third time overall ahead of two-time Late Model Truck Series points champion Mark Allison on Hometown Heroes Night on Saturday. Keach, who also won at the desert track this past November and April of 2019, returned to his familiar spot in Victory Lane after 35 hard-fought laps.

Keach, who won races in the truck series when it was known as the American Speed Association Truck Series in the late 1990s, topped Allison for the checkered flag, with Michael Egurola, Bill Black and series co-manager Gary Wyatt rounding out the top five. Reigning LMTS points champion Stan Mullis was sixth, while series co-manager finished seventh.

Lee Keach held off a charge from two-time Late Model Truck Series points champ Mark Allison to take the checkered flag at The Bullring on April 9. (Rob Street Racing Photography)

“I think we put on a great show with those bumper-to-bumper battles,” Keach said. “It’s always fun racing against Mark like that tonight. Thanks to our truck guys for another good event and to the fans for their support tonight.

“Thanks to the first responders, too. A great opening parade tonight, too.”

Hometown Heroes Night was the first of three scheduled stops for the series at the 3/8-mile paved oval in its home city this season. Allison and Mullis also won the series’ six-lap heat races, and Mullis topped all drivers with the quickest time in practice.

“We had another great race at The Bullring, and it was awesome to be part of Hometown Heroes Night at our home track,” Riefler said. “Lee is getting tough to beat at The Bullring, and Gary and I were excited to see so many strong drivers get behind the wheel for our truck race. Our 2022 season is off to a wonderful start, and we can’t wait to get back at it again.”

Lee Keach, left, and Mark Allison rank 1-2 in Late Model Truck Series wins since the series returned in 2018. Allison has four victories, while Keach now has three. (Rob Street Racing Photography)

The LMTS returns to action at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center on May 14, and drivers once again will do battle on the 1/3-mile loop at the iconic track.

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted 17 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule in 2021 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 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.

LMTS co-manager Gary Wyatt (No. 65) battled with Arlie Daniel’s No. 10 truck and nine other drivers at the 3/8-mile Bullring on Hometown Heroes Night. (Rob Street Racing Photography)

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 ReliableBanner.com.

HOMETOWN HEROES NIGHT
THE BULLRING AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 9

35-lap feature
1. Lee Keach; 2. Mark Allison; 3. Michael Egurola; 4. Bill Black; 5. Gary Wyatt; 6. Stan Mullis; 7. Michael Riefler; 8. Curtis Burns; 9. Mike Young; 10. Arlie Daniel; 11. Fred Kiser; 12. Gary Cheek (DNS).

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

May 14           Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
June 4            The Speedway at Willow Springs                            Rosamond, California
July 3*           Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS                         Las Vegas
Sept. 10         Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
Oct. 14 *        LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race
                      The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway           Las Vegas

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

Series’ 35-lap feature to be part of tribute to local first responders

The Late Model Truck Series will be part of Saturday’s Hometown Heroes Night at The Bullring at LVMS. (Photo by Jeff Speer/LVMS)

The Late Model Truck Series will be part of an action-packed Hometown Heroes Night lineup at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

The series’ fourth season continues with the first of three scheduled stops at the 3/8-mile paved oval in its home city. Drivers will do battle for 35 laps on a night dedicated to honoring the area’s first responders.

“It’s always great to race at The Bullring, and being part of Hometown Heroes Night is extra special,” series co-manager Mike Riefler said. “We had a great start to the season at Irwindale, and Gary Wyatt and I can’t wait to see who takes the checkered flag in Las Vegas. Our series is gaining momentum in the region, and we can’t wait to put on a show for the fans.”

Race fans will be in for a treat when the Late Model Truck Series drivers take to the 3/8-mile Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. (Photo by Jeff Speer/LVMS)

Local racers Stan Mullis, the series’ defending points champion, and Mark Allison, a two-time series points champion who won the season-opener in California on March 12, highlight a talented field of drivers who will compete on Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. PT, and a driver autograph session will be held at 5:35 before a first responders parade.

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted 17 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule in 2021 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 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 ReliableBanner.com.

2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

April 9           The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway           Las Vegas, Nevada
May 14           Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
June 4            The Speedway at Willow Springs                            Rosamond, California
July 3*            Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS                         Las Vegas, Nevada
Sept. 10          Irwindale Speedway and Event Center                   Irwindale, California
Oct. 14*          LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race
                       The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway           Las Vegas, Nevada

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

Las Vegas veteran driver claims fourth career series victory

Two-time Late Model Truck Series points champion Mark Allison earned the winner’s trophy after taking the 35-lap feature at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center on Saturday night. (Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)

Two-time Late Model Truck Series points champion Mark Allison of Las Vegas wheeled his way to victory in the 2022 season-opener at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Event Center on Saturday night.

Allison, who won LMTS championships in 2018 and 2019, earned his first trip to victory lane since October 2019 after holding off Tucson, Arizona, driver Michael Egurola in the 35-lap feature. LMTS co-manager Gary Wyatt was third, rookie Chloe Lynch finished fourth, series co-manager Mike Riefler took fifth, Arlie Daniel crossed the line sixth and Tucson’s Gary Cheeks was limited to a seventh-place finish after battling a wheel bearing issue.

Mark Allison drove his No. 3 truck to victory lane on the 1/3-mile setup at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center at the Late Model Truck Series’ season-opener on Saturday, March 12. (Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)

The victory was Allison’s fourth career LMTS win, extending his series record, and came on the California track’s 1/3-mile layout. Lynch—a 17-year-old, Las Vegas-based Legend car driver—earned the top-five finish in her first career start behind the wheel of a full-size ride.

“This was a great way to kick off the 2022 Late Model Truck Series season, and our first trip to Irwindale was a memorable one,” Riefler said. “Gary Wyatt and I couldn’t be more excited for the season to begin, and we are going to have seven great races for fans to enjoy this year. Congratulations to Mark, who held off some tough challengers, and we are excited for the future of our series.”

The LMTS returns to action at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 9 and will re-visit Irwindale two more times this year—May 14 and Sept. 10.

The Late Model Truck Series had seven entries in its 2022 season-opener and expects an active an competitive season this year at its seven races. (Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)

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 ReliableBanner.com.

March 12 race results
Irwindale Speedway and Event Center (1/3-mile setup)
35 laps

1. Mark Allison; 2. Michael Egurola; 3. Gary Wyatt; 4. Chloe Lynch; 5. Michael Riefler; 6. Arlie Daniel; 7. Gary Cheeks.

Fourth season begins with 35-lap feature at California track

The Late Model Truck Series, shown here at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will begin its 2022 season at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center on Saturday, March 12.

The Late Model Truck Series is set to kick off its seven-race 2022 season with a 35-lap feature at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Event Center on Saturday.

The series’ fourth season begins with the first of three scheduled stops at the iconic California track, where drivers will do battle on the 1/3-mile layout. LMTS—which will return to Irwindale on May 14 and Sept. 10—is coming off a six-race season a year ago that saw five different drivers make their way to victory lane.

“We are so excited to be racing again, and Irwindale is a wonderful place to start our fourth Late Model Truck Series season,” series co-manager Mike Riefler said. “We’ve had several talented drivers compete in our series in recent years, and 2022 will be more of the same as we look to build on an action-packed year. Gary Wyatt and I are eager to get things going, and we expect another great year of truck racing.”

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted 17 races throughout the Southwest region in recent years, including a six-race schedule in 2021 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.

Mullis won’t be at Irwindale to begin his season points championship defense, instead getting behind the wheel in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway. That opens the door for other drivers to stake their claim to the LMTS points lead as the 2022 campaign gets under way. Race fans can enjoy a pre-race, on-track autograph session from 5:45-6:30 p.m. PT, with racing beginning at 7 p.m.

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 ReliableBanner.com.

2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

March 12–Irwindale Speedway and Event Center, Irwindale, California
April 9–The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 14–Irwindale Speedway and Event Center, Irwindale, California
June 4–The Speedway at Willow Springs, Rosamond, California
July 3–Night of Fire, The Bullring at LVMS, Las Vegas, Nevada*
Sept. 10–Irwindale Speedway and Event Center, Irwindale, California
Oct. 14–LMTS Championship Night/ARCA Menards Series West race*
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

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 ReliableBanner.com.

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

*Events will be live-streamed on FloRacing.com.

Keach takes season finale at The Bullring at LVMS

Stan Mullis finished second in the Late Model Truck Series’ season finale at The Bullring on Nov. 6 to clinch his first career season points championship with the touring truck series.

Las Vegas veteran driver Stan Mullis can now add Late Model Truck Series champion to his racing resume.

The 52-year-old Las Vegan finished second at the West Coast Short Track Championships, the 2021 season finale, to wrap up the 2021 season points crown and forever etch his name in the history books. Mullis finished .783 of a second behind Lee Keech – who won a LMTS race in April of 2019 – at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night to clinch the title.

Lee Keach won his second career Late Model Truck Series feature by taking the checkered flag at the West Coast Short Track Championships at The Bullring at LVMS on Nov. 6.


It was Mullis’ first LMTS season title and broke the streak of two-time points champion Mark Allison, who finished third at the 2021 season finale. LMTS co-manager Gary Wyatt finished fourth on Saturday, with longtime truck series driver Jim Putman taking fifth.

“Congratulations to Stan for a great season and the 2021 points championship,” said LMTS Co-Manager Mike Riefler, who finished eighth. “Gary and I were thrilled with a strong season this year after having to take 2020 off for COVID-19, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the series. It was an honor to have guys like Jim Putman, who date back to the early days of the Speed Truck Series, with us at the 2021 finale, and we are excited for 2022 and beyond.”

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 ReliableBanner.com.

West Coast Short Track Championships
The Bullring at LVMS
Saturday, Nov. 6
35-lap feature

1. Lee Keach; 2. Stan Mullis (-.783 of a second); 3. Mark Allison (-1.008); 4. Gary Wyatt (-2.422); 5. Jim Putman (-3.807); 6. Curtis Burns (-4.911); 7. Arlie Daniel (-5 laps); 8. Mike Riefler (-23 laps).

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.

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

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

Nov. 6
West Coast Short Track Championships
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas

Veteran holds off two-time series champ Allison in California

Las Vegas’ Stan Mullis won his second consecutive Late Model Truck Series race by taking the checkered flag at Orange Show Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Despite a battered front end, veteran wheelman Stan Mullis drove to his second consecutive Late Model Truck Series victory after 30 laps of hard racing at Orange Show Speedway on Saturday night.

Mullis, who celebrated his 52nd birthday on Sept. 22, survived some fender-bending exchanges with two-time series points champion Mark Allison and Curtis Burns to take the checkered flag for the second time this season. Mullis’ left front fender didn’t make it to the end of the race, instead going home with a loyal fan from the San Bernardino, Calif., track. Allison finished .349 of a second back, with Burns 8.611 seconds off the pace.

Arlie Daniel was fourth, with LMTS co-managers Michael Riefler and Gary Wyatt finishing fifth and sixth, respectively. It was the series’ first appearance at the quarter-mile paved oval since Allison won there on June 29, 2019.

Not even losing his front left fender could keep veteran driver Stan Mullis from winning the 30-lap race at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif.

“It was great to be back at Orange Show Speedway and partner with American Racer Tire, and Stan did a great job surviving some tough racing to win again,” Riefler said. “We’ve had four different winners in five races, and it has been a wonderful season. Gary Wyatt and I can’t wait to finish the season and crown our season champion at The Bullring next month.”

The region’s truck racing lineage dates back 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 ReliableBanner.com.

Oct. 9 race results (30 laps)
Orange Show Speedway
1. Stan Mullis; 2. Mark Allison (-.349 of a second); 3. Curtis Burns (-8.611); 4. Arlie Daniel (-13.054); 5. Michael Riefler (-1 lap); 6. Gary Wyatt (-13 laps).

2021 Late Model Truck Series schedule

Nov. 6
West Coast Short Track Championships, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas