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Fast Facts: 44th annual World 100

September 1, 2014, 6:11 pm
From track and staff reports

44th annual World 100

Dates: Sept. 4-6 (Twin $5,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $5,000-to-win features Friday and heats, consolations and $47,000-to-win main event plus $5,000 in lap money).

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

Purse: Total purse of $284,910 includes $47,000 to 100-lap winner and at least $2,000 to all 32 starters.

Sanction: UMP DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: John Blankenship, Williamson, W.Va.

Tickets: Thursday general admission $22 ($6 children); Friday $22 ($6 children); Saturday $40 ($12 children). Add $4 for reserved seats.

Pit passes: Thursday $27; Friday $27; Saturday $45 (three-day pit pass is $89; two-day pit-pass is $67).

Pay-per-view: The track is producing three productions at eldoraspeedway.com and dirtondirt.com, one for each night of action, with four announcers, eight cameras, on-screen race lineups and a live timing and scoring feed. Prices are $21.95 Thursday, $21.95 Friday and $39.95 Saturday.

On the web: eldoraspeedway.com

Track phone: (937) 338-3815

Additional awards: The Best Appearing Car award by DirtonDirt.com presents $500 to the winning driver and $500 to the winning designer. Each lap pays $50 from sponsors of all 100 laps. And there's also a draw among teams using an open trailer for a set of Bicknell Racing brake calipers.

Notes: The race is the the most prestigious in Dirt Late Model racing. … The race hasn’t had a back-to-back winner since Donnie Moran in 1996’-97. … Eldora is using the three-night racing format for the second year in a row. … Twin 25-lap features are set for Thursday and Friday nights with complete racing programs. ... A driver’s best time-trial lap from the two apiece Thursday and Friday sets Saturday’s heat race lineups. ... Saturday’s program is made up of six heat races, two consolation races and two consolation “scrambles” among drivers who fail to transfer from those consies. … Provisional starters for the 100-lapper include the two fastest qualifiers failing to transfer through heats (row 10) and the two drivers with the highest average finish in Thursday and Friday features who didn’t otherwise qualify (16th row). ... The weekend’s announcers: Dustin Jarrett, James Essex, Shane Andrews and Ben Shelton. ... UMP DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend.

World 100 winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Winner, hometown
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. $5,000
2. $2,000
3. $1,500
4. $1,250
5. $1,000
6. $900
7. $875
8. $850
9. $800
10. $775
11. $750
12. $725
13. $700
14. $675
15. $650
16. $625
17. $600
18. $575
19. $550
20. $525
21. $500
22. $500
23. $500
$24. 500
Saturday feature
1. $47,000
2. $15,000
3. $10,000
4. $7,500
5. $6,000
6. $5,000
7. $4,000
8. $3,500
9. $3,000
10. $2,500
11. $2,475
12. $2,450
13. $2,425
14. $2,400
15. $2,375
16. $2,350
17. $2,325
18. $2,300
19. $2,275
20. $2,250
21. $2,225
22. $2,220
23. $2,175
24. $2,150
25. $2,125
26. $2,100
27. $2,090
28. $2,080
29. $2,065
30. $2,050
31. $2,025

32. $2,000

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)

Wednesday
Main gate ticket office opens: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Main concessions open: Noon-7 p.m.
Showers open: 5-9 p.m.
Pre-race party: 8 p.m.

Thursday
Showers open: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Breakfast at turn four concessions: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Hillside markings may begin (chairs only): 8 a.m.
Turn three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in): 8 a.m.
Turn three pit gate opens: 9 a.m.
Technical inspection for Late Models: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.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): 10 a.m.
Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening: 11 a.m.
All admission gates (including suites) open: Noon
All concessions open: Noon
Drivers’ meeting: 5 p.m.
Showers open: 5-9 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m. (followed by time trials)
Racing: 8 p.m.
Postrace party: Following the completion of racing in the Fan Zone
(Main concessions will be open overnight for limited food, beverage and ice service)

Friday
Showers open: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Breakfast at turn four concessions: 7 a.m.-11 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): 10 a.m.
Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening: 11 a.m.
All admission gates (including suites) open: Noon
Turn three pit gate opens: Noon
Technical inspection for Late Models: Noon-4:30 p.m.
All concessions open: Noon
Drivers’ meeting: 5 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m. (followed by time trials)
Showers open: 6-10 p.m.
Racing: 8 p.m.
(Main concessions will be open overnight for limited food, beverage and ice service)

Saturday
Showers open: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Breakfast at turn four concessions: 7 a.m.-11 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): 10 a.m.
Grandstand cleared and secured for grand opening: 11 a.m.
All admission gates (including suites) open: Noon
Turn three pit gate opens: Noon
All concessions open: Noon
Book signing (Larry Moore/Dave Argabright): 2-4 p.m.
Autograph session: 3:30 p.m.
Drivers’ meeting: 5 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m. (at Eldora’s discretion)
Pre-race festivities: 5:30 p.m.
Showers open: 6-10 p.m.
Racing: 7 p.m.
 
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