American drivers have overcome delayed arrivals and are expected to take their places in the 50th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
World of Outlaws competitors Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet are among 119 drivers nominated for the Australian showcase which has announced its qualifying night fields for the three-night event.
They are among 10 Americans entered, joining Justin Sanders, Cole Macedo, Carson Macedo, Cory Eliason, Tyler Courtney, Brock Zearfoss, Chase Randall and Aaron Reutzel.
Premier Speedway general manager Michael Parry said he understood there was public speculation about Haudenschild and Sweet's places in the classic to visa delays.
Both have arrived in Australia in recent days.
Reutzel - another whose place was under a cloud - is also expected to fly in and contest the classic.
"We have ended up with 10 American nominations. It's important to note these are nominations," he said.
"It was pretty professional behind the scenes and there was a group of us working on it to make it happen.
"It is definitely good reward for hours of work from all of us."
Parry said the club was thrilled with the calibre of drivers spread across the two qualifying nights on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28.
The title and $50,000-to-the-winner will be up for grabs when the top 96 competitors return on Sunday, January 29.
In-form Tasmanian Jock Goodyer, reigning champion Lachlan McHugh, veteran Kerry Madsen and US competitors Sweet, Courtney, Cole Macedo, Sanders and Zearfoss headline night one.
Night two features the Warrnambool triple threat of James McFadden, Jamie Veal and Corey McCullagh - all past winners - as well as Americans Carson Macedo, Elias, Haudenschild and Reutzel and current Australian champion Marcus Dumesny.
"The field would be one of the strongest we've ever assembled," Parry said.
"You still have a lot of veterans in the field but you have quite a few young guns now with the likes of Jock Goodyer, Lockie McHugh and the likes of Brock Hallett who has gone to another level as well as all your seasoned campaigners such as Kerry Madsen and 'Vealy' who has been around a while.
"To throw into the young gun bucket would be Marcus Dumesny who in the last 12 months has really taken some strides forward."
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