BOONE, Iowa – Dates have been announced for two voting sessions to elect 28 of the 30 starters in the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
Three drivers from each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds will be elected in polling conducted between July 23 and 26; another 13 advance from an at-large pool of the next 25 top vote recipients between July 30 and Aug. 2.
All voting will be conducted through the IMCA Facebook page. One hundred and nineteen drivers (listed on page 10 of this month’s newsletter) are already vote eligible for the 15th annual Invitational, to be held Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.
The final qualifying event will be the July 19 Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights show at Knoxville Raceway.
“We will notify All-Star drivers the day after each round of voting is completed and confirm they are attending Super Nationals,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Four-day voting periods are planned again this year because of the time needed to tailor awards, namely the Velocita firesuits, that All-Star drivers receive.”
All-Star drivers also receive mini-replica drive shafts from event title sponsor Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange.
Completing the starting grid for the 30-lapper will be All-Star candidates with the top national point total and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 31 competing at Super Nationals.
The event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start.
The 119 drivers now on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot include:
Craig Cassell, Chase Nieman, Danny Morrison, Ryan McDaniel, Ken Schrader, Justin Kay, Jordan Grabouski, Jon Plowman, Hunter Marriott, Michael Long, Chris Abelson, Jeff Larson, Jeff Waterman, Tim Ward, Richie Gustin, Tyler Droste and Robert Miller.
Troy Foulger, Milo Veloz, Kyle Strickler, Drew Armstrong, Cory Sample, Rich Pavlicek, Lucas Rodin, Jake Donnelly, Doug Davenport, Austin Arneson, Darron Fuqua, Grey Ferrando, Michael Greseth, Steve Stewart, Kyle Heckman, Marlyn Seidler and Mike VanGenderen,
Jay Foster, Jeff Aikey, Tony Leiker, Chaz Baca, Eddie Kirchoff, Dean Abbey, Robby Sawyer, Casey Delp, Terry Phillips, Anthony Roth, Ryan Gaylord, Austin Wonch, Clint Hatlestad, Rich Michael Jr., Dylan Smith, Dustin Strand and Kelly Shryock.
Chris Zogg, Bobby Hogge IV, Daniel Gottschalk, Ricky Thornton Jr., Ethan Dotson, Jeremy Frenier, Chase Allen, Cody Laney, Collen Winebarger, Eric Barnes, Jason Barnhill, Steven Bowers Jr., John Burrow Jr., John Campos, Ryan Canon, William Gould and Chase Hansen.
Branden Harris, Toby Herring, Shane Kelly, Clint Luellen, Cody Malcom, Jeremy Meirhofer, Kayden Menasco, Bob Moore, Brian Schultz, Scott R. Smith, T.J Smith, A.J. Ward, Will Ward, Jason Wolla, John Parmeley, Jeremy Payne and Jake O’Neil.
Zach Madrid, Aaron Turnbull, Brad Pounds, Brad Doherty, Jeff Taylor, J.P. Dowell, Kevin Sustaire, Cayden Carter, Danny Lauer, Shane Hiatt, Joel Rust, Bob Zoubek, Paul Stone, Bryce Garnhart, Tyler Mecl, Shayne Bailey and Jay Noteboom.
And Logan Drake, Darin Duffy, Butch Reid, Tyler Stevens, Mark Wauge, Josh Foster, Shane DeVolder, Josh McGaha, Mark Carrell, Chris Elliott, Nick Trenchard, Travis Hagen, Kody Scholpp, Mike Mullen, Tripp Gaylord, Zane DeVilbiss and Darin Center.