WORLD 100 QUALIFYING POSTPONED TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Severe thunderstorms and persistent rains washed out Friday’s portion of the 42nd annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway, after 45 of the 123 cars on hand had taken their turn against the timing clocks. As a result, the track officials have announced contingency plans for Saturday.
The admission gates will open at 10:00, with the driver meeting at 11:00 a.m. to review the format for Saturday’s chase for the fabled globed trophy and the $45,000 victory check. Once the track prep is completed, the cars will undergo one more practice session, followed by one-round of timed qualifying laps.
At the time of the weather cancellation, Chris Madden was atop the qualifying charts with a clocked of 15.499 seconds around the historic .500-mile clay oval. That timed effort has been eliminated, as all cars will now have to return to the qualifying lanes.
Saturday night’s time schedule remains intact at this point, with the qualifying heat races slated to take the green flag at 7 p.m., followed by the B-Features/Scrambles and the century grind.
9:00 a.m. Clear and secure grounds
10:00 a.m. All Gates open (tickets and wristbands required)
11:00 a.m. Driver Meeting
– Hot Laps (when track conditions permit)
– One Round of Single-Lap Time Trials (ONE round – order determined by first round draw).
– Qualifying Features (tentative-car count and time permitting)
– Track Reconditioning
7:00 p.m. Heat Races for the 42nd Annual World 100
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