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March 26, 2015

Baltes the game-changer

Greg Bauer

What would Dirt Late Model racing look like today if Earl Baltes did not create the World 100 — the race universally acknowledged as the sport’s Super Bowl — at his Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, in 1971?

Well, let’s just say that the division probably would have a vastly different appearance.

As the motorsports community mourns Baltes’s passing Monday at the age of 93, the legendary promoter’s impact on the history of Dirt Late Model racing could not be understated by the men who MORE

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