Bill Black won his first Late Model Truck Series race since a Lake Havasu win in March of 2019 when he took the checkered flag at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 10.


Veteran driver picks up first series win since 2019

Veteran driver Bill Black held off a hard-charging challenge from David Levitt to earn his first Late Model Truck Series victory in more than three years by taking the checkered flag at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night.

Black had Levitt—who won the series’ July 3 race at The Bullring’s Night of Fire in Las Vegas—on his bumper down the stretch, but was able to hold off the Arizona driver and earn a spot in Victory Lane. Stan Mullis was third, Curtis Burns took fourth and series co-manager Gary Wyatt rounded out the top five.

Mark Allison, the season points leader, missed the heat races because of transmission issues and was forced to go to a backup truck and start from the back of the field. He took sixth place ahead of Arlie Daniel and will take his points lead—362-336 over Wyatt—into the season finale in Las Vegas on Oct. 14.

“Bill and David put on a great show, and we had another great finish in Irwindale,” said series co-manager Mike Riefler, who is fifth in points with 252. “Points leader Mark Allison showed a lot of resolve to hold on to the season points lead after a bad transmission put him in a backup truck, and he and Gary Wyatt are set up for a great sprint to the finish on Championship Night at The Bullring next month. I can’t wait to see what happens in Vegas!”

Mullis is third in points with 295, with Daniel in fourth at 286 ahead of Riefler. Black moved up to sixth in points with the Irwindale win and now has 228, with Rookie of the Year leader Chloe Lynch seventh with 221.

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 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.

Sept. 10 race results
Irwindale Speedway
Irwindale, California

35 laps
1. Bill Black; 2. David Levitt; 3. Stan Mullis; 4. Curtis Burns; 5. Gary Wyatt; 6. Mark Allison; 7. Arlie Daniel.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

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


Season points leader eyeing third win at California track in 2022

Las Vegas veteran driver Mark Allison is looking to remain perfect at Irwindale Speedway this weekend as the Late Model Truck Series returns for its third visit of 2022 on Saturday night.

Allison, a two-time LMTS points champion and 2022 points leader, won on the track’s 1/3-mile layout on March 12 and May 14 and is looking to solidify his points lead over series co-manager Gary Wyatt with a trifecta triumph this weekend. Allison leads Wyatt 312-282 in the points race heading into Saturday’s 35-lap feature on the track’s 1/3-mile oval, the second-to-last race of the season.

“We love racing at Irwindale, and Mark has been hard to beat there this year,” said series co-manager Mike Riefler, who is third in points with 252. “Gary Wyatt has had a great year, and earning points will be extra important for everyone this weekend in California. We have had a great year of racing, and we can’t wait to see more awesome action on Saturday night.”

Late Model Truck Series drivers will do battle on the 1/3-mile oval in Irwindale in their second-to-last race of the 2022 season. (Photo by Sal Sigala Jr. Photography)


Arlie Daniel is fourth in points with 237, with Stan Mullis rounding out the top five with 236 and LMTS Rookie of the Year frontrunner Chloe Lynch in sixth with 221. The series will conclude its 2022 season at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Championship Night on Oct. 14 as part of the ARCA Menards Series West event there that kicks off LVMS’ NASCAR weekend.

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 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.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

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

2022 LMTS Points Standings (Through July 3 races)

1. Mark Allison 312 points; 2. Gary Wyatt 282; 3. Michael Riefler 252; 4. Arlie Daniel 237; 5. Stan Mullis 236; 6. Chloe Lynch 221; 7. Bill Black 164; 8. Michael Egurola 116; 9. Gary Cheeks 89; 10. David Levitt 65; 11. Lee Keach 63; T12. Mike Young and Matt Jaskol 44; 14. Fred Kiser Jr. 40.

First-time LMTS winner takes checkers at iconic race

David Levitt wat greeted by his wife, Cassie, in Victory Lane after winning the Late Model Truck Series race on the Night of Fire at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 3.


David Levitt’s first Late Model Truck Series race could not have ended better.

The 36-year-old from Sierra Vista, Arizona, won his heat race and then wheeled his way to the checkered flag on the Night of Fire at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Levitt – who owns Sierra Cycles with his father, Barry – fought his way to the front on lap 12 and crossed the line just .442 of a second ahead of points leader Mark Allison and another Las Vegas veteran driver, Stan Mullis, on a special night at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

“It’s a crown jewel event, and winning it is amazing, but just being able to race in front of the Las Vegas fans there was just a one-of-a-kind and special evening,” said Levitt, who races trucks in Tucson, Arizona, when he’s not running the family business. “Just being at The Bullring and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in front of a packed crowd is awesome. Gary [Wyatt], Mike [Riefler] and the other racers were just amazing, clean and fun to race with.”

David Levitt (28) and Las Vegas veteran driver Stan Mullis (66) displayed their national pride before the 35-lap Late Model Truck Series feature at the Night of Fire at The Bullring at LVMS. (Rob Street Racing Photography)


Levitt joked there was only one thing wrong with is yellow No. 28 truck, which was tuned and prepped by his good friend, Jeff Spencer.

“The only thing that truck needed was a better driver,” said Levitt, who raced in the Spears Series on one occasion at The Bullring in 2019. “We unloaded from the trailer just awesome, and I couldn’t have asked for a better truck. It was just flat-out fast right from the get-go.”

Levitt’s father finished seventh in the Super Stocks race, and he also was joined at the track by his mother, Susan Brown, and wife, Cassie, so the win was a family celebration.

“To have family and friends there was great, and I just couldn’t ask for more from the whole weekend,” said Levitt, who was encouraged by Gary Cheek to race in the LMTS. “It was absolutely special, and I’m just very blessed to be able to do that.”

LMTS rookie Chloe Lynch finished fourth, with Bill Black and Gary Wyatt following in fifth and sixth, respectively. The Night of Fire was a special event for the LMTS, which will take a couple of months off before returning to action Sept. 10 at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and Event Center.

Late Model Truck Series co-managers Gary Wyatt (65) and Mike Riefler (7) were pleased with the competition at the annual Night of Fire at The Bullring at LVMS. (Rob Street Racing Photography)


“We had another great truck race with a super-close finish, and Gary Wyatt and I couldn’t be happier with the Night of Fire weekend at our home track,” said series co-manager Mike Riefler, who finished eighth. “David is a talented driver, and it was great to have him and his family join us at The Bullring. It’s been a fun season so far, and we look forward to heading back to Irwindale in September once again.”

Resurrected in 2018, the LMTS has conducted more than 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 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.

Night of Fire
The Bullring at LVMS
Race results
Saturday, July 3

35-lap feature
1. David Levitt; 2. Mark Allison; 3. Stan Mullis; 4. Chloe Lynch; 5. Bill Black; 6. Gary Wyatt; 7. Arlie Daniel; 8. Michael Riefler; 9. Matt Jaskol.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

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

Season points race heating up as fifth of seven events looms large

The Late Model Truck Series will be part of an action-packed evening at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday when the track hosts its annual Night of Fire. (Photo by Jeff Speer/LVMS)


Las Vegas veteran driver Mark Allison will look to protect his Late Model Truck Series points lead at the iconic Night of Fire at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Allison, a two-time LMTS points champion, will take aim at his third win of the season this weekend as he tries to add to his 21-point advantage, 252-231, over series co-manager Gary Wyatt. Sunday’s 35-lap feature will be the fifth of seven LMTS events on the 2022 schedule, so points will be at a premium during the one-of-a-kind race night.

Stan Mullis won the series’ most recent race on June 4 at The Speedway at Willow Springs in Rosamond, California, and Lee Keach also has a trip to the winner’s circle this season after taking the checkered flag at The Bullring on Hometown Heroes Night on April 9.

LMTS managers expect a strong field of trucks on Sunday night at one of the most popular events in the Southwest, The Bullring’s Night of Fire in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy of Instant Images/LVMS)


“It doesn’t get much better than the Night of Fire at The Bullring, and we can’t wait to get the trucks on the track in our home city,” said series co-manager Mike Riefler, who is third in points with 205. “Gary Wyatt and I are trying to give Mark a run for his money in the points race this year, and we have a lot of talented drivers who have a chance to win every time the green flag drops. It’s going to be a great weekend, and we can’t wait to see the fireworks, both on and off the track!”

The Bullring’s Night of Fire features one of the best fireworks shows in the region, and race fans can enjoy that special treat after a full night of racing at the 3/8-mile paved oval. Sunday’s race is the last event for the LMTS until the trucks head to Irwindale Speedway and Event Center in Irwindale, California, on Sept. 10, and the series will conclude its 2022 season back at The Bullring with Championship Night on Oct. 14.

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 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.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

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

Fourth of seven Late Model Truck Series events is near photo finish

Veteran drivers Stan Mullis and Mark Allison gave fans at The Speedway at Willow Springs in Rosamond, California, a thrill to remember on Saturday night.

The Late Model Truck Series race came down to the wire, with Mullis edging Allison by a nose to take his first checkered flag of the season. Mullis, the series’ defending points champion, held off a charging Allison—a two-time LMTS points champion himself—after Allison had battled his way through lapped traffic and push Mullis to the limit.

“Wow, what a finish,” said series co-manager Mike Riefler, who finished fifth. “It was the closest finish in Late Model Truck Series history, and Gary Wyatt and I couldn’t be happier for the fans who came out to see our talented drivers put on a show. It was a treat to be back in Rosamond, and we can’t wait to take the trucks back to The Bullring for the Night of Fire.”

Saturday’s 35-lap feature was the first for LMTS at The Speedway at Willow Springs since Allison won there on Oct. 12, 2019. Mullis now has three LMTS career victories and looks to challenge Allison for the 2022 points race with three events remaining.

The series returns to action on Sunday, July 3, as part of one of the most celebrated events in the Southwest region—the Night of Fire at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event will be streamed live on www.Floracing.com.

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.

Race results
The Speedway at Willow Springs

Saturday, June 4

35-lap feature
1. Stan Mullis; 2. Mark Allison; 3. Gary Wyatt; 4. Chloe Lynch; 5. Mike Riefler; 6. Arlie Daniel.

Remaining 2022 Late Model Truck Series schedule

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

Fourth of seven events on 2022 calendar promises to be tough battle

A group of talented drivers are set to do battle as the Late Model Truck Series returns to action at The Speedway at Willow Springs in Rosamond, California, on Saturday night.

Two-time LMTS points champion Mark Allison of Las Vegas enters the weekend looking to make it two consecutive victories after taking the checkered flag at Irwindale Speedway and Event Center on May 14. He has won two of the 2022 season’s three races thus far and finished second to Lee Keach in the other, so Allison will be looking to pad his points lead in Saturday’s 35-lap feature.

This weekend’s action will be the first for LMTS at the California track since Allison won there on Oct. 12, 2019. Allison also won the series’ first event in Rosamond on Oct. 13, 2018, so he will be looking to remain undefeated at the paved oval.

“We have had a great start to the season so far, and Mark has been as strong as ever,” series co-manager Mike Riefler said. “Gary Wyatt and I expect a tough field in California this weekend, so fans will be treated to some great truck racing at a fun track. It’s a thrill to bring our series to California and show fans what our drivers can do. It’s going to be a great weekend!”

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.

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

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

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

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

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