Truck Series Rolling the dice to Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAT Images

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series wrapped up the first race of the 2020 Playoffs last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. This weekend the series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the World of Westgate 200 (9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Sam Mayer, 17, took his GMS Racing Chevrolet that he runs on a part-time basis for the team, to Victory Lane, beating his GMS Racing teammate Brett Moffitt and Playoff contender, to the finish line by 4.413 seconds.

A few hours later, Mayer capped off a sweep of Thursday racing at Thunder Valley by winning the ARCA Menards Series event.

Moffitt led 117 of the 200 laps but with new tires, Mayer was able to pull away for his first victory in the series. In perfect timing, JR Motorsports and Mayer announced earlier in the week that he would run for the team at the end of the 2021 season before taking the reins fulltime in 2022.

Moffitt ended up finishing second as the highest-finishing Playoff contender. Tanner Gray finished third, Parker Kligerman finished fourth and Chandler Smith finished fifth.

Playoff drivers Grant Enfinger and Tyler Ankrum finished sixth and seventh. Ross Chastain finished eighth while veteran Johnny Sauter finished ninth and his ThorSport Racing teammate and Playoff contender Matt Crafton rounded out the top 10.

Austin Hill was involved in an incident on Lap 156 and would up finishing 25th, the lowest finishing Playoff contender.

The drivers will take on Sin City for the second race of the 2020 Gander Trucks Playoffs. Moffitt will lead the field to green with Tyler Ankrum joining him on the front row.

The race will be 134 laps and 201 miles with Stage 1 ending on Lap 30 and Stage 2 ending on Lap 60.

Enfinger and Hill are the only two active drivers with previous wins at the track. Hill won this race last season.