DES MOINES, Iowa – Axle Exchange continues its title sponsorship of a premier event for IMCA Modifieds, to be held during the nation’s premier dirt track racing event.
For the 15th consecutive year, Axle Exchange provides a portion of the purse paid to the 30 starters in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, to be held Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
One hundred and forty-five different drivers from 26 states and two Canadian provinces have taken the green flag in the All-Star feature since the inaugural invitational in 2004. Each All-Star receives a free custom Velocita fire suit and a mini replica driveshaft from Axle Exchange, manufacturer of the Fast Shafts brand of drive shafts and 18-year IMCA sponsor.
Joel Rust of Grundy Center won the 2019 All-Star Invitational.
The Des Moines, Iowa, company also returns to national decal programs for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions.
Drivers in all three of those divisions must display two Fast Shafts decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.
And two $25 Axle Exchange product certificates will be presented to each Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod track and/or state champion attending the national banquet in November.
Information about Axle Exchange products and services is available at the www.fastshafts.com website, by calling 800 622-6617 and on Facebook.
“Pat Fagen and his team at Axle Exchange have more than embraced their title sponsorship of the All-Star Invitational and have really become synonymous with its presentation,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It is truly a source of pride for every racer who’s ever participated in it, and Fast Shafts shares that same pride to be a part of it.”
“Along with that pride comes happiness and excitement. We have surrounded ourselves with the best manufacturers and performance suppliers in the industry. We are very happy that we have great relationships with IMCA, IMCA track owners and promoters, and especially with IMCA racers,” said Fagen.
“In 2019 Fast Shafts had national champions in four divisions using our driveshafts and we also have the youngest IMCA Stock Car rookie of the year, Dallon Murty, and his father Damon, a former national champion, using our driveshafts and 9″ gears,” he continued. “We look forward to what 2020 brings to us and the racers. I started Axle Exchange in 1992, and began building driveshafts in 1993. I have said it before and will say it forever, I truly believe that becoming an IMCA sponsor has been the best thing for the growth and success of my company.”