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Eldora Speedway

Eldora, DirtonDirt set for World 100 pay-per-view

August 28, 2014, 6:47 pm
By Kevin Kovac
DirtonDirt.com senior writer

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Aug. 28) — On the heels of a successful first-time partnership for June’s Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers, Eldora Speedway and DirtonDirt.com are teaming up again to bring fans a live pay-per-view video production of the famed Buckeye State track’s 44th annual World 100 on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6.

Fans unable to attend Dirt Late Model racing’s most prestigious event in person have the opportunity to watch all the action live online at EldoraSpeedway.com or DirtonDirt.com by purchasing a pay-per-view package for each night of competition. The coverage includes two complete racing programs on Thursday, Sept. 4, headlined by a pair of 25-lap, $5,000-to-win features; two more full racing cards on Friday, Sept. 5, topped by twin 25-lap features also paying $5,000 to win; and the grand finale on Saturday, Sept. 6, featuring heats, consolations and the World 100 that boasts a $47,000 first-place prize.

Jonathan Bateman, Eldora Speedway’s Manager of Promotions and New Media, and Michael Rigsby, the co-founder of the popular DirtonDirt.com Dirt Late Model news website, will once again oversee a production team overflowing with broadcast and video experience. Long-time motorsports cameraman Greg Stephens will direct the multi-camera coverage that features graphics director Ryan Hines and veteran Dirt Late Model videographers Steve and Will Gigeous, Webb Dillard, Craig Jensen, Mike Lyons and J.J. Samuelson.

Announcers James Essex and Shane Andrews, meanwhile, will call the races, providing viewers lap-by-lap commentary throughout the productions. Pit reporter Ben Shelton will smuggle fans behind the scenes with his in-depth interviews and the Voice of Eldora, Dustin Jarrett, will serve as host of the productions.

Additional features of the pay-per-views include instant replays of on-track action and live on-screen timing and scoring to aid viewers in following the competition.

Live coverage will begin online each night at 5:30 p.m. EDT with a pre-race show, followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. EDT.

Pay-per-view packages are priced at $21.95 for Thursday’s program, $21.95 for Friday’s broadcast and $39.95 for Saturday’s World 100 finale. With the broadcast simulcast on both www.EldoraSpeedway.com or www.DirtonDirt.com, fans can visit either website to purchase a pay-per-view package and stream the racing through their favorite device.

Sales of World 100 weekend pay-per-view packages begin Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. EDT.

John Blankenship of Williamson, W.Va., was last year's World 100 winner.

Fans can purchase race tickets and campsites for the World 100 — or any other exciting Eldora event — by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Tickets and campsites may also be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815.

Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.

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