$318,580 PURSE POSTED FOR 45TH WORLD 100 WEEKEND; LARGEST SINCE “ELDORA MILLION”
$48,000-to-win The Biggest Dirt Race in the World™; Three Nights of Racing on Sept. 10-12; Tickets Now Available
ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 12, 2015) – Official Entry Forms for the 45th World 100 are now available and the race will pay out the largest Dirt Late Model purse at Eldora since the 2001 “Eldora Million.”
A total of $318,580 will be available for The Biggest Dirt Race in the World™, with $48,000 going to the winner of the 100-lap World 100. The late Earl Baltes posted $4,000 for the winner of the first World 100 in 1971 and then added $1,000 each year following.
The 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers, which was conducted in June at Eldora, had a purse of $306,625. At the time, it was the richest dirt late-model race in the world.
The race set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 10, 11, and 12 and entry blanks are posted at EldoraSpeedway.com
Tickets for the World 100 or any other event can be purchased at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.
On Thursday and Friday, multi-car group qualifying, using groups coming from a random draw at inspection, will be used to determine that group’s heat race lineup. The driver’s fastest time from Thursday and Friday will be used as a tiebreaker, if necessary, for Saturday’s lineups.
The preliminary format plans for up to 12 heat races of eight laps in distance. Cars finishing first through third advance into one of two A-Features and the balance of the finishers will advance into one of up to four B-Features.
Heats one, three, five, seven, nine and 11 will determine the first A-Feature and at least one B-Feature. Heats two, four, six, eight, 10 and 12 will determine the second A-Feature and at least one B-Feature. The B-Features are 10 laps and assuming Eldora has four B-Features, cars finishing first and second will advance to their respective A-Feature.
Each preliminary night will continue to run two A-Features of 25-laps, starting 24 cars. Starting positions one through 18 will be lined up by heat race finish. The redraw procedure will be detailed at the driver meeting. Starting positions 19 through 24 will be lined up by B-Feature finish.
The winner of the Thursday and Friday night A-Features wins $5,000 each.
On Saturday night, there will be the traditional six heat races of 15 laps in distance. Pre-invert lineups established by average finish from preliminary nights in staggered order with ties broken by
1) Best finish from Thursday or Friday races
2) Fastest qualifying time
3) Postmark of entry blank
The inversion, up to six cars, will be determined randomly using the Wheel of Misfortune. Cars finishing first, second and third in the heat races advance to the World 100. Cars finishing fourth through 11th advance to a B-Feature, in order of finishing position.
Heats one, two and three will determine the first B-Feature and heats four, five and six will determine the second B-Feature. There will be two B-Features of 20 laps in distance. Cars finishing first through fifth will advance to the World 100. The remaining cars may choose to restart in their current running order for a B-Scramble of five laps in distance.
The two fastest qualifiers not advancing through the Heat Races will start 19th and 20th in the World 100 (if they finished in a B-Feature qualifying position, they will be removed and the finish of that Heat Race adjusted accordingly).
The World 100 will be 100 laps in distance, starting 30 cars.
Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tennessee rallied from a lap 19 penalty for an unapproved window net, to come from worst to first to win his fourth World 100. Billy Moyer, from Batesville, Arkansas, has the most World 100 victories with six.
About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.