Press Release


The official entry form for the 30th Running of the Dirt Late Model Dream is now available. For the first time in its storied history, the event will boast a purse north of $600,000. That number climbs to more than $675,000 when accounting for Wednesday’s FloRacing Night in America show.

For the Dirt Late Model Dream main event on Saturday night, the winner will earn $100,030 from a restructured and increased event purse. Positions 2nd through 26th will all see record prize money, with every starter earning a minimum of $6,000. Non-qualifier prize money also received boosts over previous events.

As announced last December, a shake-up to the Dirt Late Model Dream preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday, June 6-7 is also in store. The full roster will be split into two separate fields prior to the event, with one half racing on Thursday and the other half racing on Friday. Each day will carry a total purse in excess of $120,000, highlighted by a 50-lap feature paying $25,000 to win and $2,000 to start.

When speaking about the changes, Eldora General Manager Jerry Gappens explains, “The Thursday and Friday format tweak addresses a number of talking points that we’ve been considering here the past couple of years. We feel the time is right to try it out. For racers, they will have the opportunity to race for more money in just one night than what they could collectively earn in two nights last year. There will also be some cost savings as well when thinking about tires, fuel and general wear and tear on engines and components. For the fans, they will be treated to action-packed events with great competition throughout the entire field that concludes in a timely fashion. Our team will work on injecting some additional off-track entertainment and activity including some fan interaction with drivers not competing on a given night.”

The 2024 Dirt Late Model Dream week runs June 5-8.

To view official rules, full purse, format and more, view the Entry Form PDF handout below.



Drivers: Entries must be filed online. To file your official entry, use the link below: