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Fast Facts: Eldora's 49th annual World 100

September 3, 2019, 6:53 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Dates: Sept. 5-7 (Twin $10,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $10,000-to-win features Friday and heats, consolations and $52,000-to-win main event Saturday). | Complete World 100 coverage

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

2019 purse: Total purse of $433,800 includes $52,000 to 100-lap winner and at least $2,500 to all 30 starters.

Sanction: DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who won his first World 100

Tickets: Thursday general admission $29 (12-and-under free); Friday $29 (12-and-under free); Saturday $40 ($12-and-under free). Add $5 for reserved seats (12-and-under reserved seats are $10 Thursday and Friday and $15 Saturday).

Pit passes: Thursday $35; Friday $35; Saturday $50 (three-day pit pass is $103; Fri./Sat. combo pit-pass is $74).

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 $28.95 Thursday, $28.95 Friday and $39.95 Saturday. Follow this link for complete information.

Notes: The last 10 World 100s have produced nine different winners. … Last year’s event drew 104 entrants. … Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.., is the last repeat winner, picking up victories in 2017 and 2015. … There were 10 winners in the first 10 World 100s. … Larry Moore of Dayton, Ohio, was the first two-time winner, with victories in 1979 and 1981. Moore won again in 1985, becoming the event’s first three-time winner. … Seven drivers have won multiple globes, led by the six World 100 victories of Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. … Donnie Moran and Scott Bloomquist have won four apiece. Other multiple winners: Jeff Purvis (three), Larry Moore (three), Brian Birkhofer (two), Jimmy Owens (two) and Davenport (two) … Only three drivers have won back-to-back World 100s. Purvis (’83-’84) was the first to accomplish the feat. Moyer (’93-’94) and Moran (’96-‘97) are the other two. … 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 heat lineups. … Provisionals for Saturday’s 10th row will be top points earners failing to transfer through heats. … 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, siping, needling or pinning is allowed. … Saturday’s program includes two consolation races, with the top five from each advancing to the World 100, along with two consolation scrambles among drivers who fail to transfer. … DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend. … First-time World 100 entrants will vie for extra cash with the Shane Unger Memorial Rookies of the Race awards program; $5,000 total is up for grabs, with Saturday’s highest-finishing rookie earning $2,000. The award pays tribute to late Ohio driver Shane Unger, who died from injuries suffered in an accident during 2016 World 100 preliminaries. … Drivers are also competing for $10,000 in posted awards via the Every Lap Matters program. The top-three performing drivers in the Thursday and Friday programs, ranked by total points for the night, earn money and the top-three performing drivers in accumulated points after the two preliminary programs will be awarded prize money. … Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, won Sunday’s 12th annual Baltes Classic.

World 100 winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Driver, hometown
2018: Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y.
2017: Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga.
2016: Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill.
2015: Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga.
2014: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2013: John Blankenship, Williamson, W.Va.
2012: Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
2011: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2010: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2009: Bart Hartman, Zanesville, Ohio
2008: Shane Clanton, Locust Grove, Ga.
2007: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2006: Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
2005: Dale McDowell, Rossville, Ga.
2004: Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa.
2003: Dan Schlieper, Pewaukee, Wis.
2002: Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
2001: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2000: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1999: Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky.
1998: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1997: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio
1996: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio
1995: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1994: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1993: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1992: Donnie Moran, Frazeysburg, Ohio
1991: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1990: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
1989: Donnie Moran, Frazeysburg, Ohio
1988: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
1987: Randy Boggs, Grayson, Ky.
1986: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn.
1985: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio
1984: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn.
1983: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn.
1982: Mike Duvall, Gaffney, S.C.
1981: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio
1980: Charlie Swartz, Lucasville, Ohio
1979: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio
1978: Ken Walton, Viola, Iowa
1977: Doug Kenimer, Dalton, Ga.
1976: Charles Hughes, Dalton, Ga.
1975: Joe Merryfield, Des Moines, Iowa
1974: Ed Sanger, Waterloo, Iowa
1973: Floyd Gilbert, Lockland, Ohio
1972: Verlin Eaker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1971: Bruce Gould, Milford, Ohio

Weekend purses

Thursday and Friday features
1. $10,000
2. $4,000
3. $3,000
4. $2,500
5. $2,000
6. $1,800
7. $1,500
8. $1,400
9. $1,300
10. $1,200
11. $1,100
12. $1,000
13. $975
14. $950
15. $925
16. $900
17. $875
18. $850
19. $825
20. $800
21. $775
22. $750
23. $725
24. $700

Saturday feature
1. $52,000
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. $2,575
28. $2,550
29. $2,525
30. $2,500
(Drivers failing to transfer from heats $250; consolation scrambles pay $1,500-to-win, etc.)

World 100 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
Row 15: First consy fifth place, second consy fifth place

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)
Wednesday
9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Main gate ticket office open
9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Turn one camping load-in
Noon-7 p.m.: Main concessions open
5-9 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2; hours may vary based on demand)
7:30 p.m.: Turn four bar opens
8 p.m.: Pre-race party in Fan Zone

Thursday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
8 a.m.: Hillside markings may begin
9 a.m.: Turn one camping load-in
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)
11 a.m.: Turn-three pit gate opens
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
11 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
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 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
9 a.m.: Turn one camping load-in
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)
11 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-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
TBA: Cornhole tournament registration (in barn)
TBA: Cornhole tournament (in barn)
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 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
9 a.m.: Turn one camping load-in
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.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Turn-three pit gate open
3:30 p.m.: Autograph session in Fan Zone
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting in Fan Zone
7 p.m.: Start of program

 
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