- Dylan Hale
Josh Ball survives chaotic Kansas finish and cruises to first Gutter Team Truck Championship!
The reigning ITRL Premier Series Champion and season two ITRL Arca Champion picked up another title with the addition of the season six ITRL Gutter Team Truck Series Championship! Josh Ball is the first driver ever to win three championships in the ITRL, the sixth different driver to win a truck championship in six seasons, and the 17th driver to win a championship in the top four series. Ball ended the season with 1 win, 4 top fives, 9 top tens, 2 stage wins, and 102 laps led in 15 starts. John Schweickart picked up his second Haulin Ass Pole Award of the season and he dominated most of the event leading a race high 59 laps. Following late race chaos championship contenders Schweickart, Will Larue, Eric Drapeau, and Sawyer Ott were all caught up in a crash. Josh Ball was able to avoid and was in prime position to secure the title. Josh Culley pulled off the upset win in Kansas for his 12th career win and third truck win! Branden Kloosterhuis came home second and Matt Cherry third. Justin White picked up his first career truck series stage win with some fuel strategy and finished 6th. Larue Esports locked up the team title after winning 7 of the 15 races, the organization also brought home the regular season championship with Larue, the Haulin Ass Most Poles Award also with Larue, ITRL Most Wins Award with Schweickart and the All Gas TV Rookie of the Year Award with Drapeau. Ball finished 1st in points and 4th in the race, Larue finished 2nd in points and 8th in the race, Patterson finished 3rd in points and 10th in the race, Drapeau finished 4th in points and 12th in the race, Schweickart finished 5th in points and 14th in the race, and Ott finished 6th in points and 22nd DNF in the race. Thanks again to all of our competitors, partners, and fans! Thank you to Gutter Team for the continued support of the ITRL Truck Series! And thanks to MaxspeedTV for the broadcast coverage! Be sure to check back often for updates on the upcoming Premier and Rush seasons!