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Fast Facts: Eldora's Double Dreams week

June 8, 2021, 7:34 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com senior writer

Dates: June 9-12 (Twin $10,000-to-win features Wednesday and Friday; heats, consolations and $127,000-to-win main event Thursday; heats, consolations and $126,000-to-win main event Saturday).

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

Purse: Total purse of $792,400 includes Thursday’s $127,000-to-win, 100-lap feature with at least $2,500 to all 28 starters and Saturday’s $126,000-to-win, 100-lap feature with at least $2,500 to all 28 starters.

Sanction: DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: No event (replaced by Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational, won by Tim McCreadie)

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

Pit passes: Wednesday $35; Thursday $50; Friday $35; Saturday $50 (four-day $160; three-day T-F-S $125; Fri./Sat. pass is $80).

On the web: eldoraspeedway.com

Track phone: (937) 338-3815

Live streaming: Nightly productions at FloRacing with multiple announcers, multiple cameras, on-screen race lineups and a live timing and scoring feed. Subscription is required.

Notes: With the cancellation of the 2020 Dream because of pandemic restrictions, Eldora officials doubled the fun in 2021, with two Dreams slated for the same week. They will be two separate programs with prelims and a $127,000-to-win, 100-lap feature set for Wednesday-Thursday followed by a new show including prelims and a $126,000-to-win feature on Friday-Saturday. … It’s Eldora's most lucrative Late Model week since the Eldora Million in 2001. … Eldora’s posted $792,400 in prize money over the four days of competition includes winnings from Thursday’s and Saturday’s 100-lap finales, two preliminary features apiece Wednesday and Friday, consolations all four days, four five-lap scrambles and the weekend-long rookie of the race program. … This year’s winner’s share includes $126,000 on Saturday and a record $127,000 on Thursday. … Drivers accumulate points each time they are on track for competition, including qualifying, heats, consolation races and preliminary features. … For Wednesday and Friday preliminary nights — each featuring twin $10,000-to-win programs — entrants will be split into Groups A and B at the conclusion of the draw. … Provisionals for the 10th row on both Thursday and Saturday will be based on points rather than qualifying times. … Facing a potential tire shortage, teams will be allowed five tires from time trials through the 25-lap preliminary features on Wednesday and Friday. For Thursday and Saturday’s programs, teams are allowed five tires for heats, consolation and scramble races but can use new tires for the 100-lap features. … For the first time the winning drivers of the post-consolation race scrambles will transfer to the night’s 100-lap main events. … Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., is the only back-to-back Dream winner (2017-’18). … Bloomquist (eight), Billy Moyer (two) and Freddy Smith (two) are the only drivers with multiple victories. … DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend. … Event rookies chase an additional $7,000 in bonus money. … Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., won this year’s Johnny Appleseed Classic. No driver has ever won the Appleseed and the Dream in the same season. … Hudson O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., won Eldora’s May 15 Late Model Lidlifter. … The last Ohio native to win the Dream was Waterville’s Matt Miller in 2005. (Complete Dream coverage)

Dream winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Driver, hometown
2019: Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill.
2018: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
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

Wednesday and Friday twin features
1. $10,000
2. $6,000
3. $3,500
4. $2,800
5. $2,500
6. $2,300
7. $2,200
8. $2,100
9. $2,050
10. $2,000
11. $1,600
12. $1,400
13. $1,200
14. $1,100
15. $1,050
16.-24. $1,000
Thursday feature
1. $127,000
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
Saturday feature
1. $126,000
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; scramble runners-up earn $1,000, etc.)

Dreams 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 scramble winner, second scramble winner

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)
Wednesday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
10 a.m.-8 p.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.-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Hillside markings may begin
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins
Thursday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
10 a.m.-8 p.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: Hillside markings may begin
Noon-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
TBA: Driver autograph session (Fan Zone)
TBA: 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.-8 p.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: Hillside markings may begin
Noon-4:30 p.m.: 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.-8 p.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: Hillside markings may begin
Noon: All concessions open
3:30 p.m.: Autograph session Fan Zone
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting Fan Zone
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps (at track discretion)
8 p.m.: Racing begins
 
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