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May 287:58 PM ET
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Eldora's Stream paying $50,000-to-win


Eldora Speedway received approval Thursday for its proposal detailing plans for a responsible restart to racing at the legendary half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio, paving the way for the non-spectator Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational on June 4-6 that will be topped by a $50,000-to-win finale and streamed live on FloRacing.

Track officials have posted over $202,000 in awards for the three-day program that will serve as a replacement for the 26th Dream, which was scheduled to run over the same dates and pay $126,000 to win. The Dream weekend was pushed to June 2021 due to limitations on mass gatherings related to the coronavirus crisis.

The Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational will kick off with preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday headlined by 30-lap, $10,000-to-win events. Saturday’s finale will culminate with a 67-lap feature — the distance a nod to the start of Eldora’s 67th consecutive season of racing — offering a $50,000 first-place prize.

The invitation-only roster of competitors will include stars of DIRTcar, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and local and regional circuits. Officials will soon release the complete list of invited drivers.

FloRacing’s live broadcast will include all of the voices whom fans are used to hearing on Eldora’s PA speakers as well as the multiple-camera angles, replays and live scoring they experience during events on Eldora’s giant turn-two video board.

In accordance with restrictions with state and federal restrictions on mass gatherings, the event will be held behind closed doors and all attendees must adhere to strict local, state and federal safety measures. All Eldora-owned and operated parking lots and campgrounds will remain closed to the public.

Invitational entry forms are being formatted for distribution. More information is available at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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