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Fast Facts: 46th annual World 100

September 1, 2016, 2:02 pm
From track and staff reports

46th annual World 100

(Complete World 100 coverage)

Dates: Sept. 8-10 (Twin $10,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $10,000-to-win features Friday along with heats, consolations and $49,000-to-win main event).

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

Purse: Total weekend purse of $389,900 includes $49,000 to 100-lap winner and at least $2,500 to all 30 feature starters.

Sanction: UMP DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga.

Tickets: Thursday general admission $24 (children 12-and-under free); Friday $24 (children 12-and-under free); Saturday $40 (children 12-and-under free). Add $4 for reserved seats.

Pit passes: Thursday $29; Friday $29; Saturday $45 (three-day pit pass is $93; two-day pit-pass is $69).

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 $23.95 Thursday, $23.95 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.

Notes: The race is the the most prestigious in Dirt Late Model racing. … This year’s weekend purse is up more than $70,000, mostly because of four $10,000-to-win (instead of $5,000) prelims. … The race hasn’t had a back-to-back winner since Donnie Moran in 1996-'97. … Four-time winner Scott Bloomquist and two-time winner Jimmy Owens will be among drivers not entered; Bloomquist and Owens were among five drivers suspended through Sept. 11 by DIRTcar officials after tire samples from Eldora’s June Dream didn’t meet manufacturer benchmarks. … Other Eldora regulars, including Jared Lander and Eddie Carrier Jr., will miss the event while recovering from racing injuries. … Twin 25-lap features are set for Thursday and Friday nights, with each night’s qualifiers split into odd-even groups for two complete programs. … Drivers earn points every time they hit the track that set Saturday’s heat 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 highest points earners from prelims who don’t transfer through Saturday heats. ... The weekend’s announcers: Dustin Jarrett, James Essex, Ben Shelton and Josh Overholser. ... UMP DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend.

World 100 winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Winner, hometown
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

Thursday and Friday features
1. $10,000
2. $4,000
3. $2,700
4. $2,250
5. $2,000
6. $1,600
7. $1,400
8. $1,300
9. $1,200
10. $1,000
11. $950
12. $900
13. $800
14. $750
15. $700
16. $675
17. $660
18. $650
19. $640
20. $625
21. $600
22. $600
23. $600
24. $600
Saturday feature
1. $49,000
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
9 a.m.: Main gate ticket office opens (closes 6 p.m.)
Noon: Main concessions open (closes 7 p.m.)
5 p.m.: Showers open (closes 9 a.m.)
8 p.m: Pre-race party in Fan Zone
Thursday
6 a.m.: Showers open (close 6 p.m.)
7 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions (closes 11 a.m.)
8 a.m.: Hillside markings may begin (chairs only)
8 a.m.: Turn three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
9 a.m.: Turn three pit gate opens
9 a.m.: Technical inspection for Late Models (closes 4:30 p.m.)
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: All admission gates (including suites) open
Noon: All concessions open
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps (followed by time trials)
8 p.m.: Heat races (followed by consolations and features)
Postrace party: Following the completion of racing in the Fan Zone
(Main concessions open overnight for limited food, beverage and ice service)
Friday
6 a.m.: Showers open (close 6 p.m.)
7 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions (closes 11 a.m.)
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 (including suites) open
Noon: All concessions open
Noon: Technical inspection for Late Models (closes 4:30 p.m.)
12:15 p.m.: Cornhole tournament registration at Fan Zone barn (begins 1 p.m.)
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps (followed by time trials)
8 p.m.: Heat races (followed by consolations and features)
Saturday
6 a.m.: Showers open (close 6 p.m.)
7 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions (closes 11 a.m.)
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)
10 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 (including suites) open
Noon: All concessions open
3:30 p.m.: Driver autograph session in Fan Zone
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting in Fan Zone barn
5:30 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies including Best Appearing Car
6 p.m.: Hot laps (at track’s discretion)
7 p.m.: Heat races (followed by consolations and feature)

 
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