Intercontinental Classic subs for 50th World
Eldora Speedway’s 50th annual World 100 will have to wait until next year.
With the Rossburg, Ohio, track still prevented from hosting large crowds because of continued coronavirus restrictions, Dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious event will push its diamond anniversary to 2021 while a non-spectator replacement event will fill the race’s Sept. 10-12 weekend.
The Intercontinental Classic will proceed like June’s Stream Invitational — the event replacing Eldora’s annual Dream — with 48 drivers invited for 25-lap prelims on Thursday and Friday paying $10,000-to-win capped by a 67-lap Saturday finale paying $50,000-to-win from a purse of more than $200,000.
All the action will be streamed live through Eldora’s partnership with FloRacing, which will also stream a show along with DirtonDirt.com on Monday, Aug. 17, to reveal 44 standout invitees as well as candidate drivers eligible for online fan voting to fill the final four spots. Monday's selection show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EDT (6:30 p.m. CDT).
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.
FloRacing’s coverage will include voices fans are accustomed to hearing on Eldora’s speakers along with 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 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.
Fans who purchased reserved seats, general admission tickets and campsites for the 50th annual World 100 annual should retain their tickets, camping credentials and receipts. Find more answers at eldoraspeedway.com/world-covid.