WORLD 100 EARLY ENTRIES COME WITH VALUABLE PERKS
Signature Late Model Event Offers $70 in Savings and Pit Location if Postmarked by August 29
ROSSBURG, OH (August 27) — Undoubtedly, Eldora Speedway’s famed World 100 is considered to be the crown jewel of dirt Late Model racing. This year’s run, the 42nd annual, for the prestigious globed trophy takes place over the weekend of September 7 and 8. Entry information and the detailed race format are available online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Of particular interest to the competing race teams is the early entry information. A properly completed early entry form, with its low $75 entry fee, carries with it many perks, including money savings and pit parking location.
If postmarked by this Wednesday (August 29), there is a $25 savings on the entry fee and with that comes one free pit pass, valued at $45, which combined at $70 nearly pays for the already low entry fee for the biggest event in the sport. The free pit pass option expires after August 29.
Additionally, the entry form includes requested information on hauler size, as the infield parking will be determined by order of entry, rather than the order of staging, as in the past. The pit parking is being designed to allow for the best possible sight-line for spectators in the grandstands.
Founded in 1971 by Earl Baltes, the World 100 was the first-ever high paying dirt Late Model race. The attention to the race garnered national attention and prestige, both of which have been carried through the years and into this year’s chase.
At the time, Baltes paid $4,000 to win, with a pledge to raise the winner’s ante by $1,000 per year. That promise has been fulfilled, even through the sale of the acclaimed facility by Baltes to three-time NASCAR Sprint Cap champion Tony Stewart in the fall of 2004. This year’s race pays $45,000 to win, but more importantly, the winning driver receives the celebrated globed trophy which signifies victory in the ‘grand-daddy of them all’, the World 100.
While the entry information is important, it is only the first step towards the enviable rewards of victory. A pre-race inspection and pill drawing determines positioning in Friday’s (Sept. 7) two rounds of single-lap time trial runs. The quicker of those two laps establishes positioning in either a Saturday (Sept. 8) heat race or one of Friday’s qualifying features.
Saturday begins the process of shaping the World 100 line-up. Six heat races and two B-Features will determine 28 of the 30 starting slots, with two ‘time trial’ provisions available for the fastest cars not advancing through the heat races.
Along with the entry and event information on the track website, is the opportunity to purchase advance tickets and campsites. Phone orders are accepted through the track office at (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours.