(CLEVELAND, OH) The 22nd Annual Online All American 400 Entry List reads off like an iRacing Short Track All Star Race. With over 60 entries filed for the November 6th and 7th event, qualifying for the races will be a hurdle.
Representing the host series, the American Sim Racing Series, is the founder and promoter of ASRS and the driver with the most starts in the All American 400 at 17, Jim Foose. Foose’s stats show that the driver of the #42 should have scored a win in the All American 400 already, but the record shows zero wins. Foose’s struggles to win the race took center stage in 2013 when the driver had lapped the entire field on a round of green flag it stops, only to see late race cations and the subsequent free pass drivers bring all of his competition back onto the lead lap. Could this be the year Foose breaks through? Many ASRS drivers stand in his way. Dan Deffler, winner of the 2014 World Crown 300 at Lanier, another special event promoted by ASRS is among the favorites to score the win. Last year’s Modified winner Mitch Brown looks to defend his title as All American 400 Modified Champion. Add in a handful of ASRS’s best short trackers and ASRS brings a strong contingent to the 22nd Annual Online All American 400.
Matt Vaade, the 2016 ASRS Super Late Model Tour Champion leads the charge for the All Pro Sim Racing League. Vaade, the 2003 Champion of the Online All American 400 brings longtime teammate Justin Blackdeer, Zac Coyer and Kevin Dillion to the event to represent All Pro.
The winningest driver in Online All American 400 history, Three time champion Chuck Chamblee makes his first start since 2015.
2017 Super Late Model winner Joey Burchett looks to score a second win along with Jason Galvin, who won the 2016 Pro Late Model portion of the event.
In the years of the Twin 200 format, only Josh Berry (2007), Skip Honaker (2009 & 2010) and Bill Brown (2011) have swept the events. Ryan Borges (2013 & 2014) won back to back under the 400 lap format.
The Online All American 400, which was hosted at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway from the inception in 1998 through the 2010 event has moved around a bit since moving to the iRacing Motorsports Simulation platform in 2011. Lanier National Speedway hosted the event in 2011 before USA International Speedway became the home from 2012-2017. In 2018, the event was moved to Southern National Motorsports Park where it will again be held in 2019.
The number of entries has prompted a change to the event format for 2019, with heat races being used to determine the starters each night.
With 21 years of racing behind The Online All American 400, the event is the longest running online race. In 21 previous events the roll call of drivers who have competed in the event from the NASCAR Racing 2 simulation all the way through the current iRacing platform is one worthy of a Hall of Fame.