A group of select Super Late Model winners have been invited to the inaugural Speed51 Super Select “Winner-Take-All” Super Late Model race at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN). The race, on Saturday, September 8, is the same weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series event down the road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speed51.com and Track Enterprises officials revealed the first list of invitees on Thursday afternoon.
“We are really excited about the possibilities with this event and wanted to kick start it with some top winners from 2017,” said Track Enterprises Operations Manager Adam Mackey. “For drivers who don’t make the cut, no problem, the list will grow as the 2018 season progresses.”
The first list of invitees includes big-race winners from all over the country in 2017. A second list of 2017 winners to be invited to the race will be announced after the New Year. The current list of drivers, which will be referred to as the “Select Team,” can be seen below:
Casey Roderick North vs. South Super Late Model Challenge Winner
Johnny Sauter Oktoberfest Winner
Kyle Busch Snowball Derby Winner
Harrison Burton SpeedFest Winner
Preston Peltier Summer Showdown Winner
Noah Gragson Winchester 400 Winner
Each invitee from the Select Team that accepts their invitation prior to January 31, 2018 will receive a guaranteed starting spot in the race on Saturday, September 8 during Brickyard 400 weekend. Those who accept the invitation will also receive free entry into the race and one set of free tires to use during the race.
Additionally, Speed51.com will produce video features on each driver that accepts their invitation to compete in the Speed51 Super Select.
The Speed51 Super Select will be hosted by Track Enterprises and sanctioned by the Champion Racing Association (CRA). A pair of features will be contested that evening, one for the Super Late Models and a 100-lap race for the USAC Silver Crown Series. The winner of the Super Late Model race will have a chance to win at least $10,000.
There will also be a 50-lap Super Late Model race that will be open to all drivers to compete in. That race will transfer more drivers into the Super Select field.
More information regarding the format of the race will be announced in the future.
Stay tuned to Speed51.com for more details on the event.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51