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Fast Facts: 45th annual World 100

September 6, 2015, 1:39 pm
From track and staff reports

45th annual World 100

(Complete World 100 coverage)

Dates: Sept. 10-12 (Twin $5,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $5,000-to-win features Friday and heats, consolations and $48,000-to-win main event plus $5,000 in lap money).

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

Purse: Total weekend purse of $318,850 includes $48,000 to 100-lap winner and at least $2,500 to all 30 starters.

Sanction: UMP DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., a four-time winner.

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.  A non-qualifier receives a Bert transmission from Budda Bert Transmission Sales and Service. Each lap pays $50 from sponsors of all 100 laps.

Notes: The race is the the most prestigious in Dirt Late Model racing and this year carries the sport’s richest purse after a boost of the 100-lap purse, up 22 percent from last year. … 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 third year in a row. … Twin 25-lap features are set for Thursday and Friday nights with complete racing programs; a driver’s combined finishes set Saturday’s heat race lineups. … Saturday’s program is made up of six 15-lap heat races, two 20-lap consolation races and two consolation “scrambles” among drivers who fail to transfer from those consies. … The two provisional starters for the 100-lapper are the two fastest qualifiers failing to transfer through heats (row 10). ... 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
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. $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. $48,000
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

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: 6 a.m.-6 p.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 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’ Q&A at Fan Zone: 3:30 p.m.
Drivers’ meeting: 5 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.-6 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): 11 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’ Q&A at Fan Zone: 3:30 p.m.
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.-6 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
Drivers’ Q&A at Fan Zone: 2:30 p.m.
Autograph session: 3:30 p.m.
Drivers’ meeting: 4:30 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m. (at track discretion)
Pre-race festivities: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 7 p.m.
 
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