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Fast Facts: Dream XXIII presented by Ferris

June 6, 2017, 7:34 am
From staff and track reports

Dream XXIII presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers

Dates: June 8-10 (Twin $5,000-to-win features Thursday, twin $10,000-to-win features Friday and heats, consolations and $100,000-to-win main event Saturday). | Complete Dream coverage

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

2017 purse: Total weekend purse of $411,900 includes $100,000 to 100-lap winner and at least $2,500 to all 28 starters.

Sanction: UMP DIRTcar (non-touring points)

Last year’s winner: Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill.

Tickets: Thursday general admission $20 (12-and-under free); Friday $24 (12-and-under free); Saturday $40 ($12-and-under free). Add $4 for reserved seats (12-and-under reserved seats are $10 Thursday and Friday and $16 Saturday).

Pit passes: Thursday $25; Friday $29; Saturday $45 (three-day pit pass is $89; two-day pit-pass is $69).

On the web: eldoraspeedway.com

Track phone: (937) 338-3815

Pay-per-view: Live productions each night available at DirtonDirt.com or eldoraspeedway.com with multiple announcers, multiple cameras, on-screen race lineups and a live timing and scoring feed. Prices are $19.95 Thursday, $23.95 Friday and $39.95 Saturday. Follow this link for complete information.

Notes: Dennis Erb Jr. became the race’s first winner from Illinois last year. … The weekend is the richest in Dirt Late Model racing since 2001’s Eldora Million. … Scott Bloomquist (six), Billy Moyer (two) and Freddy Smith (two) have multiple Dream victories, but no driver has won the event back-to-back. … Bloomquist and 2009 winner Jimmy Owens are among drivers eligible to compete after missing last year’s World 100 because they were part of prolonged legal wrangling regarding tires that failed lab tests following last year’s Dream. … To set Saturday’s heat race lineups, drivers earn points through their time trials, heats and features on Thursday and Friday; combined Thursday-Friday points determine Saturday’s heat lineups. … Provisionals for Saturday’s 10th row will be based on those points. … Eldora's tire rule of no grooving, siping, needling or pinning is in effect throughout the weekend. 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. … The track has added safety revisions that require either a welded or bolt-on driver’s side intrusion plate. … Saturday’s program includes two consolation races along with two consolation “scrambles” among drivers who fail to transfer. … UMP DIRTcar points are awarded to all drivers throughout the weekend. … Eldora has hosted two Sunoco American Late Model Series races this season with Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., and Casey Noonan of Sylvania, Ohio, earning victories.

Dream winners

(Complete race history)
Year: Driver, hometown
2016: Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
2015: Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga.
2014: Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga.
2013: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2012: Shane Clanton, Fayetteville, Ga.
2011: Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
2010: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2009: Jimmy Owens: Newport, Tenn.
2008: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2007: Steve Casebolt, Richmond, Ind.
2006: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2005: Matt Miller, Waterville, Ohio
2004: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2003: Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.
2002: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2001: Replaced by Eldora Million
2000: Freddy Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.
1999: Rick Eckert, York, Pa.
1998: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1997: Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis.
1996: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio
1995: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
1994: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.

Weekend purses

Thursday twin 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

Friday twin 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. $100,000
  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. $2,550
  28. $2,500

(Drivers failing to transfer from heats $125; consolation scrambles pay $1,000-to-win, etc.)

Dream 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 consy fourth place, second consy fourth place

Event schedule

(For camping and other details, visit eldoraspeedway.com)
Thursday
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
8 a.m.: Hillside markings may begin
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
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: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon-6 p.m. Showers open (front of Lot 2)
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins
Thursday night party: Following the completion of racing in the Fan Zone
Friday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
10 a.m. Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
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: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Turn-three pit gate opens
Noon: Technical inspection for Late Models
5 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps
8 p.m.: Racing begins
Saturday
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Showers open (front of Lot 2)
7-11 a.m.: Breakfast at turn four concessions
10 a.m. Main gate ticket office opens (tickets, pit passes and will call)
10 a.m.: Turn-three race registration opens (pit passes and media credential sign-in)
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: All admission gates/suites/concessions open
Noon: Turn-three pit gate open
Noon: All concessions open
3:30 p.m.: Autograph session in Fan Zone
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting in Fan Zone
6 p.m.: Hot laps by heat race lineups (at track discretion)
7 p.m.: Heat races begin

 
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