Eldora Speedway’s famed World 100—the largest and most historic Dirt Late Model race in the world—will again live up to the moniker “The Granddaddy of Them All” with a record purse of $283,910 on the line September 5–7.
Saturday’s $46,000-to-win 100-lap finale will close the biggest World 100 Week in the event’s storied 43-year history with Eldora hosting four complete Late Model events spanning a seven-day stretch.
The busy week will kickoff September 1 with the WIX Filters Baltes Classic tripleheader, featuring the Sunoco American Late Model Series, UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stocks, which will lead into the eventful World 100 four days later.
Following the footsteps of June’s highly successful Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Commercial Mowers, The World 100 will encompass three nights of complete race programs in the chase for the famed globed trophy; the revered symbol of capturing dirt Late Model racing’s crown jewel event. Thursday and Friday nights will be complete race meets with a full slate of multi-car time trials to split the field into even/odd groups each night followed by heat races, B-features and twin 25-lap A-Features, each paying $5,000 to win. During the Dream, the first two nights of racing thrilled the crowd with intense battles throughout the field and down-to-the-wire wins.
A driver’s best qualifying effort from those two nights will then be used to line-up Saturday’s time-honored format of six heat races, a pair of B-Features and B-Scrambles leading up to the newly enlarged 32-car starting field for the fabled World 100. Honoring yearly tradition, the winner’s share for the 100-lap chase around Eldora’s .500-mile clay oval has been increased by $1,000 over the previous year, raising the winner’s share to $46,000.
With the expanded racing menu comes a 57% increase in prize money for the drivers, including a minimum of $2,000 start money for the World 100, pumping the total posted awards to $283,910. For the fans comes increased racing with three full nights of competition.