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Fast Facts: Eldora's 50th and 51st World 100s

September 7, 2021, 1:28 pm
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Dates: Sept. 8-11 (twin $10,000-to-win features Wednesday and Friday, with heats, consolations and a $54,000-to-win main event on Thursday and heats, consolations and a $53,000-to-win main event on Saturday) | Complete World 100 coverage

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

2021 purse: Total purse of $763,300 includes $54,000 and $53,000 to 100-lap winners and at least $3,000 to all 28 starters.

Sanction: DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: No race (replaced by Intercontinental Classic)

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 $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: Wednesday and Friday $35; Thursday and Saturday $50.

On the web: eldoraspeedway.com

Track phone: (937) 338-3815

Live streaming: FloRacing

Notes: With the postponement of 2020's World 100 because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Eldora Speedway will host two World 100s in 2021, with the 51st annual event set for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-9 and the 50th annual event (2020’s makeup) scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. … The last 12 World 100s have produced 10 winners, with three-time winner Jonathan Davenport, the 2019 winner, the only repeat during that stretch. … The 2019 World 100 drew 98 entrants. … 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: Davenport (three), Jeff Purvis (three), Larry Moore (three), Brian Birkhofer (two) and Jimmy Owens (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 heat race lineups for Thursday and Saturday, drivers earn points through their time trials, heats and features on Wednesday (for Thursday) and Friday (for Saturday). Those points determine Thursday’s and Saturday’s heat lineups. Provisionals for the 10th row will be top points earners failing to transfer through heats. … For each of the two twin 25-lap qualifying nights, drivers will be limited to five marked tires to use for the entirety of the night’s competition (except in rare instances). … For the Thursday and Saturday events, drivers will be limited to five marked tires for the races that determine who advances to the 100-lap features. … 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. … Thursday and Saturday’s programs include two consolation races, with the top three from each advancing to the World 100, along with two consolation scramble winners. … 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; $7,000 total is up for grabs, with Thursday’s rookie if the race earning $2,000 and Saturday’s rookie of the race 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. … With each starter in the feature guaranteed $3,000, Thursday’s feature purse has increased by $10,050 increase from 2019, while Saturday’s has a $9,050 increase from 2019. … The purse for each preliminary feature has increased by $9,950 from 2019. … Spencer Hughes of Meridian, Miss., won Sunday’s 14th annual Baltes Classic.

World 100 winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Driver, hometown
2020: no race
2019: Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga.
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

Wednesday-Friday 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-Saturday features
1. $54,000 Thursday/$53,000 Saturday
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. $3,750
13. $3,500
14. $3,350
15. $3,325
16. $3,300
17. $3,275
18. $3,250
19. $3,225
20. $3,200
21. $3,175
22. $3,150
23. $3,125
24. $3,100
25. $3,075
26. $3,050
27. $3,025
28. $3,000

(Drivers failing to transfer from heats $250; consolation scrambles pay $1,500 to runner-up, 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 scramble winner, second scramble winner

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)
Tuesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Main gate ticket office open
9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Turn one camping load-in
Wednesday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
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
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
- Time trials
8 p.m.: Racing begins
- Heats
- Consolation races
- Two $10,000-to-win 25-lap features
Thursday
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: Turn-three pit gate opens
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps
7 p.m.: Opening ceremonies followed by on-track competition
- Heat races
- Consolation races
- 51st annual World 100
Friday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
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
6:30 p.m.: Hot laps
- Time trials
8 p.m.: Racing begins
- Heats
- Consolation races
- Two $10,000-to-win 25-lap features
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)
11 a.m.: All ADA parking opens (permit required)
11 a.m.: Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening
Noon: Turn-three pit gate opens
Noon: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon-4:30 p.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps
7 p.m.: Opening ceremonies followed by on-track competition
- Heat races
- Consolation races
- 50th annual World 100
 
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