Entries have started to roll in for the 35th Annual All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) as we are now just over a month away from the Super Late Model crown jewel. After two attempts at contesting the 34thrunning of the event were washed out, both Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville officials and drivers alike are ready to hit the track for 400 laps on November 3rd.
The current list of entries is topped off by defending race winner Donnie Wilson. The Oklahoma driver won the famed guitar in 2017 after holding off Spencer Davis in the final laps for arguably the biggest win of his career.
Former winner Bubba Pollard is also entered coming off a summer that has seen him pick up wins in the Canadian Short Track Nationals, Speed51 Super Select, and the Masters of the Pros. He went to victory lane back in 2016 when the race returned to a traditional 400-lap Super Late Model event.
Fellow Georgia driver Chandler Smith is entered in the potent Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51. The multi-time ARCA Menards Series winner has made two starts in the KBM Super Late Model and is expected to make another start in the Winchester 400 before making the trip to the Music City.
Four-time ARCA Midwest Tour champion Ty Majeski has also filed an entry for the event and is preparing to make his second All American 400 start.
Two former series champions are entered for what will be their first All American 400 starts after last year’s rainout. Defending ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Josh Brock won the North/South Super Late Model Challenge back in May, while Canadian Cole Butcher put his No.53 on the front row for last year’s race before Mother Nature made its appearance.
The state of Wisconsin already has strong representation entered for the All American 400. Defending ARCA Midwest Tour champion Dalton Zehr is expected to make the trip to the 5/8-mile oval for the first time, while former Slinger Nationals and Dixieland 250 winner Dennis Prunty and Badger State up-and-comer John DeAngelis Jr are also entered.
The west coast will also be well represented by one of the region’s top Super Late Model Racers, four-time SRL champion Derek Thorn who will be making the trip from Bakersfield, California.
Two local drivers are entered looking to keep the guitar in the Nashville area. Former track champion Willie Allen is entered in the W.A.R Shocks special, while 2019 Pro Late Model winner Kyle Ivey will be in the Sterling Marlin-owned No.114.
More entries are expected to roll in as time inches closer to the 35th Annual All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. There will also be a $6,500-to-win Pro Late Model race that day with the top PLM drivers expected to do battle with the local Big Machine Vodka Pro Late Model contingent for a guitar and bragging rights.
Stay tuned to Speed51.com for more information regarding the All American 400.
Current All American 400 Entries (as of September 29th):
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN/MI) – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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