The list of invitees to the 2019 Speed51 Super Select at Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) on September 7 continues to grow, with five more Super Late Model all-stars receiving their golden ticket to participate in the $10,000-to-win, winner-take-all special.
Initially planned for September 2018, the inaugural Speed51 Super Select was postponed to 2019 due to the effects of Tropical Storm Gordon. This year’s event, which will be held during Brickyard 400 Weekend, will once again be promoted by Track Enterprises and sanctioned by the Champion Racing Association (CRA).
Those who accept their invitation to compete in the race will join the “Select Team” for the $10,000-to-win race.
First among the latest list of invitees is Eddie MacDonald. The Rowley, Massachusetts native claimed his 11thwin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June, beating out Mike Hopkins in a photo-finish for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) 50 at the New England Short Track Showdown.
Also joining the list is this year’s Slinger Nationals winner, Matt Kenseth. The 2003 NASCAR Cup Champion and two-time Daytona 500 winner claimed this year’s prestigious event at Slinger Speedway (WI) with a last-lap pass of Ty Majeski to conclude a thrilling 13-lap battle to the finish.
Johnny VanDoorn is also receiving an invitation to the Speed51 Super Select. The three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion claimed a grueling and emotional victory in the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway (IN) to earn his invitation.
The fourth invitation goes to Cassius Clark for a big win north of the border. The Farmington, Maine resident took the checkered flag in the prestigious IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway (NS), becoming the first driver to win all three of the Maritime 250 events.
Lastly, Owen Riddle receives an invitation to the Super Select following his own dramatic victory. Riddle won the Montana 200 at Montana Raceway Park, his third win in the last five years in the event.
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. Entry forms for the race will be available soon and an official entry list will be available soon after.
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
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
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