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Fast Facts: Eldora's $100,000-to-win Dream XXIV

June 5, 2018, 5:38 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Dream XXIV

Dates: June 7-9 (Twin $5,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $10,000-to-win features Friday and heats, consolations and $100,000-to-win main event Saturday). | Complete Dream coverage

Track: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (high-banked half-mile clay oval).

Purse: Total purse of $396,900 includes a $100,000-to-win 100-lapper and at least $2,500 to all 28 starters.

Sanction: DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., who captured the race for the seventh time.

Tickets: Thursday general admission $20 (12-and-under free); Friday $24 (12-and-under free); Saturday $40 (12-and-under free). Add $4 for reserved seats (12-and-under reserved seats are $10 Thursday and Friday and $16 Saturday).

Pit passes: Thursday $25; Friday $29; Saturday $45 (three-day pit pass is $89; two-day pit-pass is $69).

On the web: eldoraspeedway.com

Track phone: (937) 338-3815

Pay-per-view: Live productions each night available at DirtonDirt.com or eldoraspeedway.com with multiple announcers, multiple cameras, on-screen race lineups and a live timing and scoring feed. Prices are $19.95 Thursday, $23.95 Friday and $39.95 Saturday. Follow this link for complete information.

Notes: Eldora’s posted $396,900 in prize money over the three days of competition includes winnings from Saturday’s 100-lap finale, two preliminary features on Thursday, two preliminary features on Friday, consolations all three days, two five-lap scrambles on Saturday and the weekend-long rookie program which distributes $5,000 among top first-timers. … To set Saturday’s heat race lineups, drivers earn points through their time trials, heats and features on Thursday and Friday; combined Thursday-Friday points determine Saturday’s heats. … Provisionals for Saturday’s 10th row will be based on those points rather than qualifying times. … Drivers are required to us a Hoosier LM 20 on the left front, right front and left rear. They may use an LM 20 or Hoosier LM 40 on the right rear. Grooving and siping is allowed this year. … The weekend is the richest in Dirt Late Model racing since 2001’s Eldora Million. … Bloomquist (seven), Billy Moyer (two) and Freddy Smith (two) have multiple victories, but no driver has won the event back-to-back. … Saturday’s program includes two consolation races along with two consolation “scrambles” among drivers who fail to transfer. … DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend. … Eldora has hosted two Sunoco American Late Model Series races this season with Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., earning victories. … Matt Miller of Waterville, Ohio, is the only Johnny Appleseed Classic winner to ever win the Dream, but his Dream triumph didn’t come during one of the five seasons in which he won the Appleseed.

Dream winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Driver, hometown
2017: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2016: Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
2015: Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga.
2014: Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga.
2013: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2012: Shane Clanton, Fayetteville, Ga.
2011: Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
2010: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2009: Jimmy Owens: Newport, Tenn.
2008: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2007: Steve Casebolt, Richmond, Ind.
2006: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2005: Matt Miller, Waterville, Ohio
2004: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2003: Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.
2002: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2001: Replaced by Eldora Million
2000: Freddy Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
1999: Rick Eckert, York, Pa.
1998: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1997: Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis.
1996: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio
1995: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
1994: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.

Weekend purses

Thursday twin features
1. $5,000
2. $2,000
3. $1,500
4. $1,250
5. $1,000
6. $900
7. $875
8. $850
9. $800
10. $775
11. $750
12. $725
13. $700
14. $675
15. $650
16. $625
17. $600
18. $575
19. $550
20. $525
21. $500
22. $500
23. $500
24. $500

Friday twin features
1. $10,000
2. $4,000
3. $2,700
4. $2,250
5. $2,000
6. $1,600
7. $1,400
8. $1,300
9. $1,200
10. $1,000
11. $950
12. $900
13. $800
14. $750
15. $700
16. $675
17. $660
18. $650
19. $640
20. $625
21. $600
22. $600
23. $600
24. $600

Saturday feature
1. $100,000
2. $20,000
3. $12,500
4. $10,000
5. $8,750
6. $7,500
7. $6,500
8. $6,000
9. $5,500
10. $5,000
11. $4,000
12. $3,000
13. $2,950
14. $2,900
15. $2,875
16. $2,850
17. $2,825
18. $2,800
19. $2,775
20. $2,750
21. $2,725
22. $2,700
23. $2,675
24. $2,650
25. $2,625
26. $2,600
27. $2,550
28. $2,500
(Drivers failing to transfer from heats $125; consolation scrambles pay $1,000-to-win, etc.)

Dream lineup structure

Row 1: Sixth heat winner, fifth heat winner
Row 2: Fourth heat winner, third heat winner
Row 3: Second heat winner, first heat winner
Row 4: First heat runner-up, second heat runner-up
Row 5: Third heat runner-up, fourth heat runner-up
Row 6: Fifth heat runner-up, sixth heat runner-up
Row 7: First heat third place, second heat third place
Row 8: Third heat third place, fourth heat third place
Row 9: Fifth heat third place, sixth heat third place
Row 10: Provisional starters
Row 11: First consy winner, second consy winner
Row 12: First consy runner-up, second consy runner-up
Row 13: First consy third place, second consy third place
Row 14: First consy fourth place, second consy fourth place

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)
Thursday
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
8 a.m.: Hillside markings may begin
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)
10 a.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
11 a.m. Turn-three pit gate opens
11 a.m. Technical inspection for Late Models
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon-6 p.m. Showers open (front of Lot 2)
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins

Friday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
10 a.m. Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
10 a.m.: Turn-four ticket office opens (tickets and pit passes)
10 a.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Turn-three pit gate opens
Noon: Technical inspection for Late Models
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins

Saturday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
10 a.m. Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
10 a.m.: Turn-four ticket office opens (tickets and pit passes)
10 a.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Turn-three pit gate open
Noon: All concessions open
3:30 p.m.: Autograph session in Fan Zone
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting in Fan Zone
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps by heat race lineups (at track discretion)
7 p.m.: Heat races begin

 
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