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Batesville Motor Speedway

Fast Facts: 25th Comp Cams Topless 100

August 17, 2017, 8:28 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor
A look at Batesville Motor Speedway. (heathlawsonphotos.com)
A look at Batesville Motor Speedway. (heathlawsonphotos.com)

25th annual Comp Cams Topless 100

Dates: Aug. 18-19 (Friday prelims followed by Saturday’s $40,000-to-win finale)

Track: Batesville Motor Speedway, Locust Grove, Ark. (3/8-mile clay oval)

Sanction: Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Comp Cams Super Dirt Series

Purse: $40,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start

Tickets: Adult general admission is $25 each day; see below for discounts for children and more information.

On the web: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net or lucasdirt.com

Track phone: 870-251-0011

Last year’s winner: Rained out

Notes: This season marks the 24th running of the crown jewel event that began in 1993; the race was rained out last season. … Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., won the 2015 Topless 100 after rallying from the 13th starting spot. … The Topless 100 has averaged 61.1 cars over the last 10 events, including a high of 73 in 2010. … The event record is 107 entrants in 2001. … The weekend kicks off Thursday with practice. … The Topless 100 two-day format features time trials and heat races on Friday, along with a complete show for modifieds. Saturday’s card includes Late Model consolations and the Topless 100 main event, along with another complete program for modifieds. … There have been 14 different Topless 100 winners since its inception in 1993. … There have been six different winners in the last six events. … Five drivers have multiple Topless 100 wins, led by Hall of Famers Billy Moyer and Scott Bloomquist with four apiece. … Jimmy Mars, Jimmy Owens and Shannon Babb have two victories apiece. … No driver has ever won the Topless 100 in back-to-back seasons. … Five home-state drivers have captured Topless 100 titles: Tony Cardin (Greenbrier, ’94); Billy Moyer (Batesville, ’95, ’97, ’02, ’05); Bill Frye (Greenbrier, ’96); Wendell Wallace (Conway, ’98); and Jared Landers (Batesville, ’10). … Crop Production Services is the presenting sponsor.

(Complete Topless 100 coverage)

Topless 100 Winners

Year: Winner, hometown
1993: Freddy Smith, Baton Rouge, La.
1994: Tony Cardin, Greenbrier, Ark.
1995: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1996: Bill Frye, Greenbrier, Ark.
1997: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1998: Wendell Wallace, Conway, Ark.
1999: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2000: Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis.
2001: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2002: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2003: Shannon Babb, Decatur, Ill.
2004: Dale McDowell, Rossville, Ga.
2005: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2006: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2007: Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2008: Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y.
2009: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2010: Jared Landers, Batesville, Ark.
2011: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
2012: Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky.
2013: Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.
2014: Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.
2015: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2016: Rained out
(Race history)

Weekend purse

Saturday feature
1. $40,000
2. $20,000
3. $10,000
4. $6,000
5. $5,000
6. $4,500
7. $4,000
8. $3,500
9. $3,000
10. $2,800
11. $2,600
12. $2,500
13. $2,450
14. $2,400
15. $2,350
16. $2,300
17. $2,250
18. $2,200
19. $2,175
20. $2,150
21. $2,100
22. $2,075
23. $2,050
24. $2,000

Event schedule

Thursday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
4 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
- Open practice session
Friday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
4 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
7:30 p.m. - Hot laps
Competition
- Late Model time trials
- Late Model heats
- Complete show for modifieds
Saturday
3 p.m. - Pit gates open
4 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
5 p.m. - Lucas Oil series driver autograph session
7:30 p.m. - Hot laps
Competition
- Late Model consolations
- Topless 100
- Complete show for modifieds

Tickets

Thursday
General admission: Free
Pit pass: $20
Friday
General admission (12-and-up): $25
Children (7-11): $5 (children 6-and-under free)
(Reserved seating available for $5 more)
Pit pass: $35
Saturday
General admission (12-and-up): $25
(Reserved seating available for $5 more)
Pit pass: $35

Camping

Call (870) 251-0011

 
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