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September 7
Eldora Speedway,
Rossburg, OH
Sanction: DIRTcar Supers (Second Chasing the Dream) - $5,000
Information provided by: Staff reports (last updated September 7, 11:03 pm)
Marlar wins second Chasing the Dream race
Second Chasing the Dream
  1. Mike Marlar
  2. Chase Junghans
  3. Garrett Smith
  4. Joseph Joiner
  5. Mike Benedum
  6. Jason Riggs
  7. Parker Martin
  8. Bob Gardner
  9. Kye Blight
  10. Dean Carpenter
  11. Jensen Ford
  12. Brenden Smith
  13. Kody Evans
  14. Wil Herrington
  15. Zack Mitchell
  16. Nick Fenner
  17. Freddie Carpenter
  18. Jeff Robertson
  19. Mark Whitener
  20. Josh Robertson
  21. R.J. Conley
  22. Kenny Collins
  23. Mike Provenzano
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Mike Marlar heads to a $5,000 Chasing the Dream victory.
What won the race: Taking the lead in lap six when leader Freddie Carpenter slowed with a broken crank trigger, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., led the rest of the way to win Wednesday’s second 20-lap Chase the Dream feature. Marlar finished 1.992 seconds ahead of Chase Junghans, while Garrett Smith finished third. Eighth-starting Joseph Joiner of Milton, Fla., and polesitter Mike Benedum of Salem, W.Va., completed the top five.
Quotable: "I've run second and third and about won the big ones a couple of times here, but just haven't won a prelim for some reason," Marlar said of his Eldora history. "We've run good in 'em. I think Billy Moyer beat me by half a car one year. It means a lot. Eldora's a cool place and it means a lot to get a win here."
Key notes: Marlar has nine victories on the season. ... The race was slowed by three cautions: a wreck in turns three and four involving Jason Riggs, R.J. Conley and Mike Provenzano that required a complete restart; Carpenter’s broken crank trigger on lap six; and Kody Evans on lap 18 slowed with a smoking engine. ... Three $5,000-to-win Chasing the Dream features were added to Wednesday's program preceding the completion of June's rain-halted Dream.
On the move: Garrett Smith of Eatonton, Ga., started 14th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Marlar’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Delk Equipment Sales, Rockets Convenience Plus, Tri-Rivers Enterprise (Mark and Kim Dotson), Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capital Capsigns, VP Racing Fuels, Stanley Best Heating & Aiar, Midwest Sheet Metal and Bilstein.
Who to watch: Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., the highest-ranked eligible driver.
Points chase: Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., leads DIRTcar’s weekly Super Late Model points.
Current weather: Clear, 66°F
Car count: 66
Fast qualifier: Mike Marlar
Time: 15.425 seconds
Polesitter: Mike Benedum
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From staff reports

ROSSBURG, Ohio — Updates Wednesday at Eldora Speedway for the Chasing the Dream features, $5,000-to-win events for DIRTcar-sanctioned Super Late Models among drivers not competing in Wednesday's Dream who haven't won an Eldora feature (results unofficial; watch live on FloRacing):


Taking the lead on lap six when leader Freddie Carpenter slowed with a broken crank trigger, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., led the rest of the way to win Wednesday’s second 20-lap Chase the Dream feature. Marlar finished 1.992 seconds ahead of Chase Junghans of Manhattan, Kan., while Garrett Smith of Eatonton, Ga., finished third after starting 14th.

Time trials (second Chasing the Dream group)

Driver (car no.), hometown, time

  1. Mike Marlar (157), Winfield, Tenn., 15.425
  2. Kody Evans (4G), Camden, Ohio, 15.551
  3. Freddie Carpenter (K), Parkersburg, W.Va., 15.631
  4. Mike Benedum (25), Salem, W.Va., 15.648
  5. Wil Herrington (19m), Cochran, Ga., 15.659
  6. Chase Junghans (18), Manhattan, Kan., 15.672
  7. Zack Mitchell (57), Enoree, S.C., 15.688
  8. Joseph Joiner (10), Milton, Fla., 15.703
  9. Jensen Ford (83), Johnson City, Tenn., 15.756
  10. Parker Martin (6jr), Milledgeville, Ga., 15.794
  11. Bob Gardner (4G), East Peoria, Ill., 15.822
  12. Mark Whitener (5), Middleburg, Fla., 15.827
  13. Jason Riggs (81r), College Grove, Tenn., 15.921
  14. Garrett Smith (10), Eatonton, Ga., 15.945
  15. R.J. Conley (71C), Wheelersburg, Ohio, 15.978
  16. Kye Blight (31), Bunbury, Western Australia, 15.995
  17. Kenny Collins (1c), Colbert, Ga., 16.127
  18. Mike Provenzano (M27), Marseilles, Ill., 16.352
  19. Dean Carpenter (51), Coldwater, Miss., 16.418
  20. Jeff Robertson (P0), Defiance, Ohio, 17.356
  21. Josh Robertson (P3), Defiance, Ohio, 17.968
  22. Nick Fenner (22f), Morenci, Mich., 18.734

Wednesday's schedule

10 a.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
10 a.m.: Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-four ticket office opens (tickets and pit passes)
Noon: Turn-three pit gate opens
2 p.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
2 p.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
3 p.m.: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
7:30 p.m.: Racing begins
- Timed hot laps
- Chasing the Dream features
- Hot laps
- Conclusion of Dream XXVII (laps 15-100)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Benedum, F. Carpenter
Row 2: Evans, M. Marlar
Row 3: Herrington, Junghans
Row 4: Mitchell, Joiner
Row 5: Ford, Martin
Row 6: Gardner, Whitener
Row 7: Riggs, G. Smith
Row 8: R.J. Conley, Blight
Row 9: Collins, M. Provenzano
Row 10: D. Carpenter, Je. Robertson
Row 11: Jo. Robertson, Fenner

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