With Monday’s money-saving pre-entry deadline still several days away, 82 drivers have already submitted their intentions of competing in Eldora Speedway’s 44th annual running of the famous World 100, September 4-6.
The intrigue of capturing dirt late model’s highest honor, the famed globed trophy, has attracted entries from 19 states and two foreign countries to date; with Illinois leading the way at 18. While the celebrated trophy is the ultimate goal, just earning one of the 32 starting positions into Saturday’s (Sept. 6) century grind over a talent-laden field of entrants is considered a victory by many drivers.
A total of 35 of the pre-registered drivers to date will be shooting to etch their name into the World 100 history books for the first time.
Drivers filing prior to the August 25 deadline are entitled to a complimentary three-day World 100 pit pass, valued at $89, plus save $25 on the entry fee over those that file after August 25; representing a savings of $114.