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Batesville Motor Speedway

Fast Facts: Comp Cams Topless 100

August 14, 2018, 9:20 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Dates: Aug. 16-18 (One $5,000-to-win program on Thursday and one $5,000 program on Friday, followed by Saturday’s $40,000-to-win finale)

Track: Batesville (Ark.) Motor Speedway, (3/8-mile clay oval)

Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Comp Cams Super Dirt Series

Purse: $40,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start

Tickets: Adult general admission is $25 each day; see below for discounts for children and more information.

On the web: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net or lucasdirt.com

Track phone: (870) 251-0011

Last year’s winner: Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., won for the fifth time.

Video: Live streaming on Lucas Oil Racing TV

Notes: This season marks the 25th running of the crown jewel event that began in 1993; the race was rained out in 2016. … The event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series. … This year’s event has been expanded to three nights, with time trials, heat races, consolation races and a $5,000-to-win main event on both Thursday and Friday night. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine lineups for Saturday’s finale. On Saturday, consolation events will set the rest of the field for the Topless 100. … With an increase of more than $46,000, this year’s purse will exceed $185,000. … The Topless 100 has averaged 58.6 cars over the last 10 events, including a high of 73 in 2010. … The event record is 107 entrants in 2001. … Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., won last year’s race after starting 23rd. The race was pushed to Sunday afternoon thanks to heavy showers on Saturday evening. … There have been 14 Topless 100 winners since its inception in 1993. … There have been five different winners in the last five events. … Five drivers have multiple Topless 100 wins, led by Hall of Famers Scott Bloomquist with five and Billy Moyer with four. … Jimmy Mars, Jimmy Owens and Shannon Babb have two wins apiece. … No driver has won in back-to-back seasons. … There are five home-state winners: Tony Cardin (Greenbrier, ’94); Billy Moyer (Batesville, ’95, ’97, ’02, ’05); Bill Frye (Greenbrier, ’96); Wendell Wallace (Conway, ’98); and Jared Landers (Batesville, ’10). ... Nutrien Ag Solutions (formerly Crop Production Services) is the presenting sponsor.

(Complete Topless 100 coverage)

Topless 100 Winners

Year: Winner, hometown
1993: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
1994: Tony Cardin, Greenbrier, Ark.
1995: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1996: Bill Frye, Greenbrier, Ark.
1997: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1998: Wendell Wallace, Conway, Ark.
1999: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2000: Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis.
2001: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2002: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2003: Shannon Babb, Decatur, Ill.
2004: Dale McDowell, Rossville, Ga.
2005: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2006: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2007: Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2008: Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y.
2009: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2010: Jared Landers, Batesville, Ark.
2011: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2012: Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky.
2013: Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2014: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2015: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2016: Rained out
2017: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.

(Complete race history)

Weekend purse

Thursday and Friday features
1. $5,000
2. $3,000
3. $2,000
4. $1,500
5. $1,250
6. $1,000
7. $950
8. $900
9. $850
10. $800
11. $700
12. $600
13. $600
14. $600
15. $600
16. $600
17. $550
18-24. $500

Saturday feature
1. $40,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,000
5. $4,000
6. $3,750
7. $3,500
8. $3,000
9. $2,800
10. $2,700
11. $2,500
12. $2,400
13. $2,350
14. $2,300
15. $2,250
16. $2,200
17. $2,150
18. $2,125
19. $2,100
20. $2,075
21. $2,050
22. $2,025

23-26. $2,000

Event schedule

Thursday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
4 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
7 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
7:30 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Late Model time trials
- Late Model heats
- Late Model feature
- Complete show for modifieds

Friday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
4 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
7 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
7:30 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Late Model time trials
- Late Model heats
- Late Model feature
- Complete show for modifieds

Saturday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
5 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
6:30 p.m. - Lucas Oil series driver autograph session
7:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
8 p.m. - Competition
- Hot laps
- Late Model consolations
- Topless 100

- Complete show for modifieds

Tickets

Thursday
General admission (12-and-up): $25
Children (6-11): $5 (children 5-and-under free)
Pit pass: $35 (children 6-11 $15)

Friday
General admission (12-and-up): $25
Children (6-11): $5 (children 5-and-under free)
(Reserved seating available for $5 more)
Pit pass: $35 (children 6-11 $15)

Saturday
General admission (12-and-up): $25
Children (6-11): $5 (children 5-and-under free)
(Reserved seating available for $5 more)
Pit pass: $40 (children 6-11 $20)

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