With less than a month remaining until the inaugural Speed51 Super Select at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) on September 7, another trio of Super Late Model All-Stars have been invited to the winner-take-all event.
After being postponed in September 2018 due to the effects of Tropical Storm Gordon, the stage is set for the $10,000-to-win event sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series this September. The list of invitees to the race now increases to 25 with three more top-notch racers receiving their invitations.
Casey Johnson – The two-time Big 8 Late Model champion has a pair of ARCA Midwest Tour wins this season at Jefferson Speedway (WI) and Rockford Speedway (IL). Johnson also scored the win in the Dells Icebreaker at Dells Raceway Park (WI) in April to get his season started on the right foot.
D.J. Shaw – The three-time and defending Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North champion is well on his way to defending that crown in 2019, with three wins and the series points lead to his credit so far in 2019. One of those wins came in the Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT), counting towards the PASS National Championship chase.
Casey Roderick – Last year’s Southern Super Series Champion started the year with a pair of marquee Pro Late Model wins in the CRA SpeedFest Pro Late Model 125 and the Pro Late Model Rattler 125. Roderick recently added a Show Me the Money Pro Late Model Series win at Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) to his 2019 mantle.
A pair of features will be contested on September 7, one for the Super Late Models and a 100-lap race for the USAC Silver Crown Series. 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.
The full list of drivers currently invited to the Speed51 Super Select can be found below.
Current Speed51 Super Select Invitees
Josh Brock – 2019 North/South SLM Challenge
Giovanni Bromante – 2019 Rattler 250
Harrison Burton – 2018 Rattler 250
Kyle Busch – 2018 SRL Winter Showdown
Brian Campbell – 2019 Money in the Bank 150
Jeff Choquette – 2018 Winchester 400
Cassius Clark – 2019 IWK 250
Matt Craig – SSS Rumble by the River 125
Noah Gragson – 2018 Snowball Derby
Derek Griffith – 2019 Orange Blossom 100/PASS Wins
Casey Johnson – Two ARCA Midwest Tour wins
Matt Kenseth – 2019 Slinger Nationals
Eddie MacDonald – 2019 PASS at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Ty Majeski – 2019 SRL Winter Showdown
Austin Nason – 2019 Father’s Day 100 at Milwaukee
Stephen Nasse – 2019 Short Track U.S. Nationals
Connor Okrzesik – 2019 CRA SpeedFest
Preston Peltier – 2019 Summer Showdown
Bubba Pollard – 2018 Oxford 250
Owen Riddle – 2019 Montana 200
Casey Roderick – Show Me the Money Winner
D.J. Shaw – Three PASS North wins
Derek Thorn – 2019 SRL wins at Las Vegas and Madera
Johnny VanDoorn – 2019 Redbud 400
Brett Yackey – 2018 Kulwicki Driver Development Program Champion
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51.com photo