Precommitment at a Glance:
For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.
Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.
To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.
2019 Grand National Super Stock Open
The schedule (6 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2
The competitors (6 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):
Brent Payne (Hamilton, OH) and John Strickland and Earl Wells (Clinton, NC)
- Get a Load of That II: 2018 Grand National Champion (248 points)...3 GN wins (Benson x 2, Bowling Green S4, won ring)...8 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 2.3 (8 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off [B.Payne]...2017, 2016 GN champion.
- Get a Load of That: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-6)...best GN finish: 2nd (Benson x 2)...7 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 3.4 (8 appearances).
Jordan Lustik (Eighty-Four, PA)
- Silver Bullet: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-64)...GN win at Monroe...5 T5s, 6 T10s...average finish: 3.7 (6 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2009, 2000 GN SSO champion.
Sid Broughton and Rob Trowbridge (South Haven, MI)
- Desperado: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-72)...best GN finish: 2nd (Monroe)...2 T5s, 6 T10s...average finish: 6.0 (6 appearances).
Allen Baballe (Hilmar, CA)
- Under the Influence: Finished 8th at 2017 Tomah S4...GN win: 2009 Bowling Green S1.
Eilene Kale and Scott Jerew (Richwood, OH)
- Ride the Lightning: Best GN finish: 9th (Bowling Green x 2). [D.Kale: 2008, 2007 Region II champion.]
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