Press Release


Entry Blank for September 7 & 8 Event Details Format Twists & Purse Increase

ROSSBURG, OH (Aug. 4) — The chase for the famed globed trophy, the most cherished hardware in dirt Late Model racing, is officially on! Entry blanks for the 42nd annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway, to be contested over the weekend of September 7 & 8, have been finalized. Some exciting twists have been added to the time-honored event; including an enhanced format, increased opportunities for competitors, increased prize money and increased contingencies.

Coming off the success of the Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Commercial Mowers format, the World 100 will incorporate qualifying features on Friday night. The traditional two rounds of single lap time trial runs will lock the quickest 84 cars into Saturday’s six heat races; while the balance will line up into one of three 20-lap qualifying features; guaranteeing fans Friday night racing.

Those features carry a lot of weight and importance. At stake in each one is a $1,000 paycheck to the victor, starting berths in Saturday’s heat races for the top 12 finishers and valuable points towards the UMP DIRTcar National Championship.

Saturday’s 15-lap heat races will continue to be lined up via an inversion determined by a spin of the infamous Eldora Wheel of Misfortune, with the top three finishers advancing to the $45,000-to-win World 100. Positions 4th-11th in each heat will be lined up into one of two B-Features, with the top five from each of those advancing into the World 100. Two provisional positions for the quickest two cars from time trials that did not advance through their heat race will make for 30 starters in the 100-lap chase around Eldora’s famed .500 clay oval.

The B-Feature Scrambles, which made their debut at the Dirt Late Model Dream, will also be incorporated into the World 100. At the end of each of the advertised 20-lap chases, the five advancing cars will pull into the pits, with the remainder of the cars relining into a 5-lap chase for $1,000 and UMP DIRTcar National Championship points.

Contingency awards posted by sponsoring companies include $1,000 to the quickest qualifier (CM Graphics), a transmission to the first driver not advancing from B-Feature #1 (Bert Transmission) and a professional seat system to the first driver not advancing from B-Feature #2 (ButlerBuilt). The winners of each B-Feature and the World 100 will receive four springs (Eibach Springs) and the media vote for the Best Appearing Car has a $1,000 bonus ( Four shocks (Integra Shocks) will be awarded in a unique twist via random draw of those entrants travelling to the World 100 with an open trailer; and lap money will be awarded to the top three positions in each sponsored lap of the World 100.

Tickets and campsites for the World 100 may be purchased online at 24 hours a day, or by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. Fans can also like Eldora Speedway at Speedway and follow us on Twitter: @EldoraSpeedway.