The first ever "Iowa's Virtual Dirt Track Classic" will drop the green flag on January 13, 2016. Votes will power drivers to the finish line. Fans can still nominate drivers to be in this virtual race.

Drivers from across Iowa were selected to make up the preliminary list of competitors in the Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, and SportMod/Bmod divisions. Race fans still have a chance to add drivers before the VDTC gets under way.

A majority of the field is comprised of track champions from tracks in the Hawkeye state. Also national, regional, state, and travel tour champions, who live in Iowa, were added if they were not already on the list.

If less than 20 drivers made the list, PositivelyRacing.com's All Iowa Points were used. A driver had to be in the Top 10 in All Iowa Points to be added. This was done until 20 drivers were on the list (if possible).

!! UPDATE: VOTING IS NOW UNDERWAY!!

CLICK BELOW TO VOTE FOR EACH CLASS
You Can Vote Once Every 24 Hours
| Modifieds | Late Models | Stock Cars | Hobby Stock | SportMod/Bmod |

Twelve drivers from the Heat Races will advance to the 2016 VDTC
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Race fans can nominate a driver via the form below. The VDTC committee will use the following criteria. Drivers will be added based race fan nominations and a driver's performance across the entire season at tracks in Iowa, and it will not be based on a single event win. The deadline for the nomination phase is set for January 11, 2016.

The racing community will vote to determine who wins this event. All virtual competitors will be randomly placed into a heat race. The top 12 overall vote-getters from the heat races will advance to the A-Main. And no it is not illegal if a driver 'encourages' fans to vote for them via social media.

Heat Races for Iowa's Virtual Dirt Track Classic begins on January 13, 2016. Voting will end on January 25, 2016. The VDTC main event qualifiers will be announced and voting will begin on January 27, 2016. Plus, the racing video series the "Grudge Nationals" will post its first of three episodes that same day.

The VDTC main event winners will be announced on February 10, 2016. The final episode of the "Grudge Nationals" will post its final episode on the 10th as well.

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IOWA'S VIRTUAL DIRT TRACK CLASSIC
THE PRELIMINARY LIST

MODIFIEDS: (20 Total)
Chris Abelson (IMCA Modified National Points Champion)
Scott Hogan (IMCA State Points Champion)
Kyle Brown (IMCA HDT Points Champion)
Jeff Waterman (34 Raceway Champion)
Jesse Dennis (Adams Co. Speedway Champion)
Troy Cordes (Benton Co. Speedway Champion)
Jimmy Gustin (Boone Speedway Champion)
Dustin Smith (Buena Vista Raceway Champion)
Bruce Hanford (Davenport Speedway Champion)
Jeremiah Hurst (Dubuque Speedway Champion)
Mark Schulte (Farley Speedway Champion)
Chase Ellingson (Frontier Sports Park Champion)
Greg Elliott (Hamilton Co. Speeedway Champion)
Jesse Hoeft (Hancock Co. Speedway Champion)
Josh Ruby (I-35 Speedway Champion)
JD Auringer (Independence Motor Speedway Champion)
Nick Roberts (Iowa State Fair Speedway Champion)
Tad Reutzel (Kossuth Co. Speedway Champion)
Cayden Carter (Southern Iowa Speedway Champion)
Kurt Kile (West Liberty Raceway Champion)
Kelly Shryock (All Iowa Points, 2nd)

LATE MODELS: (16 Total)
Justin Kay (IMCA National Points Champion)
Paul Nagle (IMCA State Points Champion)
John Emerson (IMCA Sunday Series Champion)
Paul Glendenning (Adams Co. Speedway Champion)
Matt Ryan (Davenport Speedway Champion)
Tyler Bruening (Farley Speedway Champion)
Ryan Griffith (Hamilton Co. Speedway Champion)
Tyler Droste (Independence Motor Speedway Champion)
Jeff Aikey (Iowa State Fair Speedway Champion)
Todd Cooney (Shelby Co. Speedway Champion)
Kevin Kile (West Liberty Raceway Champion)
Andy Nezworski (All Iowa Points 5th)
Ryan Griffith (All Iowa Points, 7th)
Kyle Berck (All Iowa Points, 8th)
Brian Harris (All Iowa Points, 9th)
Joel Callahan (All Iowa Points, 10th)

STOCK CARS: (22 Total)
Damon Murty (IMCA State Points Champion)
Greg Gill (IMCA Rookie of the Year)
Shane Watts (34 Raceway Champion)
Norman Chesmore (Benton Co. Speedway Champion)
Jay Schmidt (Boone Speedway Champion)
David Smith (Buena Vista Raceway Champion)
Dane Fenton (CJ Speedway Champion)
Devin Smith (Clay Co. Speedway Champion)
Mike Nichols (Crawford Co. Speedway Champion)
Jerry Miles (Dubuque Speedway Champion)
Mitch Hovden (Fayette Co. Speedway Champion)
Jeff Deal (Frontier Sports Park Champion)
John Campbell (Hamilton Co. Speedway Champion)
David Smith (Hancock Co. Speedway Champion)
Kevin Opheim (I-35 Speedway Champion)
Jarod Weepie (Independence Motor Speedway Champion)
Gary Bass (Iowa State Fair Speedway Champion)
John Oliver Jr. (Lee Co. Speedway Champion)
Donavon Smith (Marhsalltown Speedway Champion)
Rich Gregoire (Rapid Speedway Champion)
Cayden Carter (Southern Iowa Speedway Champion)
Marcus Fagan (Stuart Speedway Champion)

HOBBY STOCKS: (20 Total)
Shannon Anderson (IMCA State Points Champion)
Matt McAtee (Adams Co. Speedway Champion)
Nathan Ballard (Benton Co. Speedway Champion)
Eric Stanton (Boone Speedway Champion)
Cody Nielsen (Bunena Vista Raceway Champion)
Kevin Bruck (Crawford Co. Speedway Champion)
Quinton Miller (Farley Speedway Champion)
Michael Pruitt (Frontier Sports Park Champion)
Billy Rhoades (Fayette Co. Speedway Champion)
Myles Michehl (Hamilton Co. Speedway Champion)
Andrew Borchardt (I-35 Speedway Champion)
Benji Irvine (Independence Motor Speedway Champion)
Dustin Chapman Jackson Co. Speedway Champion)
Kevin Koontz (Lee Co. Speedway Champion)
Dustin Gulbrandson (Rapid Speedway Champion)
Jason Kohl (Shelby Co. Speedway Champion)
Dustin Griffiths (Southern Iowa Speedway Champion)
John Watson (Stuart Speedway Champion)
Steve Larson (Upper Iowa Speedway Champion)
Austin Luellen (All Iowa Points, 4th)

SPORTMOD/B-MOD: (20 Total)
Tony Olson (IMCA State Points Champion)
Joey Gower (34 Raceway Champion)
Jerod Weston (Adam Co. Speedway Champion)
Jake McBirnie (Boone Speedway Champion)
Doug Smith (Buena Vista Raceway Champion)
Logan Scott (Crawford Co. Speedway Champion)
Bryce Garnhart (Dubuque Speedway Champion)
Austin Heacock (Farley Speedway Champion)
Matt Jones (Fayette Co. Speedway Champion)
Donovon Kennebeck (Frontier Sports Park Champion)
Ty Griffith (Hamilton Co. Speedway Champion)
Nick Meyer (Hancock Co. Speedway Champion)
Austin Kaplan (Iowa State Fair Speedway Champion)
John Irwin (Jackson Co. Speedway Champion)
Jared VanDeest (Marshalltown Speedway Champion)
Clinton Luellen (Shelby Co. Speedway Champion)
Miah Christensen (Rapid Speedway Champion)
Curtis Van Der Wal (Southern Iowa Speedway Champion)
Dan Hovden (Upper Iowa Speedway Champion)
Brayton Carter (West Liberty Raceway Champion)

The Nomination Process is now closed. Voting begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

CLICK BELOW TO VOTE FOR EACH CLASS
You Can Vote Once Every 24 Hours
| Modifieds | Late Models | Stock Cars | Hobby Stock | SportMod/Bmod |

Twelve drivers from the Heat Races will advance to the 2016 VDTC
BILL COLWELL FORD MAIN EVENT

Bill Colwell Ford