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A DREAM COME TRUE: Sheppard Edges McDowell at the Stripe to Earn Rocket1 Racing’s First Career Crown Jewel at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – June 8, 2019 – After decades of coming to Eldora Speedway, after numerous Dirt Late Model Dream entries and no big trophy to show for it, Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis house team have finally put their car in Victory Lane, a winner of a crown jewel event at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track.” Brandon Sheppard continued his season of dominance behind the wheel of the Rocket1 Racing machine on Saturday night, scoring the $125,000 check after 100 laps in the 25th running of the Dirt …

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Dreams of Redemption Turn to Reality for Davenport and Clanton at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – June 7, 2019 – Redemption seemed to be the theme of the Friday night portion of Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, GA, grabbed a feature win just one night after giving it away on the last lap, and Shane Clanton, of Zebulon, GA, dominated the competition in his feature event and went to Victory Lane for the first time in Dream action since his $100,000 win in the 2012 finale. Group A Competition On Thursday night, “Superman” Jonathan Davenport set himself up …

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Lanigan and Weiss Headline Thursday Night Action at #DLMDream25

ROSSBURG, OH – June 6, 2019 – The 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream started out with everything the Dirt Late Model world was hoping for on a Thursday night – clear skies, warm weather and a record car-count not seen in 7 years. The only thing left on the list was some incredible racing from the industry’s best competitors. And boy, did they ever deliver on that. 92 of the best DIRTcar Late Model drivers in the world packed the pit area and put on a show …

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Appeals Board Reduces Pierce Penalty for Dirt Late Model Dream Infraction following Polygraph Testing

CONCORD, NC — July 20, 2018 — The DIRTcar Appeals Board has amended a penalty served to Bobby Pierce, driver of the No 32p DIRTcar Late Model, following tire sampling at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway in June. After appealing the penalty as per Section 12 of the General Rules and Specifications, Pierce and seven members of his team underwent rigorous polygraph testing, providing the appellate board additional perspective in the issuance of the penalty. The appellate board’s decision upheld the disqualification and suspension but reduced the …

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Bloomquist Blisters Dream Field for $100,000

Bloomquist Blisters Dream Field for $100,000 ROSSBURG, OH (courtesy of Eldora Speedway) — June 9, 2018 — After a torrid battle with Jonathan Davenport throughout the first half of the event, Scott Bloomquist checked out and dominated the last 60 laps to earn his eighth Dirt Late Model Dream title. He crossed the line over nine seconds ahead of second place finisher Dale McDowell. Video Highlights RACE RESULTS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY, JUNE 9, 2018 Dirt Late Model Dream – (100) Laps – $100,000-to-win 1. O-Scott Bloomquist[15]; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell[16]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[8]; 4. …

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EPJ Wins Thriller; Madden Earns First Eldora Victory

ROSSBURG, OH (courtesy of Eldora Speedway) — June 8, 2018 — Earl Pearson Jr’s winning pass in the late stages of Twin 25 Feature #1 was one of 17 position changes for the lead throughout the 25-lap race. Chris Madden had little pressure in the second Twin 25 as he cruised to his first ever Eldora victory. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS RACE RESULTS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY, JUNE 8, 2018 Feature 1 – (25)Laps: 1. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[7]; 2. 49-Jonathan Davenport[1]; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[17]; 4. 5-Don O’Neal[2]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[14]; 6. 99jr-Frank Heckenast …

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Familliar Faces in Victory Lane at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH (courtesy of Eldora Speedway) — June 8, 2018 — Jonathan Davenport and Darrell Lanigan topped the 78 car field on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Dirt Late Model Dream. The event was postponed from Thursday night when rains drenched the Speedway. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS RACE RESULTS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY, JUNE 8, 2018 (FROM JUNE 7 RAINOUT, 2018) Feature 1 – (25)Laps: 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[4]; 2. 5-Don O’Neal[3]; 3. 1R-Josh Richards[2]; 4. 18B-Shannon Babb[1]; 5. 71-Hudson O’Neal[8]; 6. 32P-Bobby Pierce[5]; 7. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[7]; 8. 39-Tim McCreadie[9]; 9. 1G-Devin …

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Doubleheader Event Sets Up Massive Four Feature Race Program on Friday at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH (courtesy of Eldora Speedway) — June 8, 2018 — Persistent rain and lightning forced Eldora Speedway officials to postpone Thursday night’s opening round of the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend to Friday. Rain interrupted qualifying time trials with eight of the 79 drivers on-site yet to take time, qualifying will completely restart for all competitors. Conditions favorable to get the track surface back into raceable condition just did not develop. The Grandstand, Pit Area and South Lot will be cleared at 10 a.m. Gates …

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Dennis Erb Jr. Captures The Dream at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 11, 2016 – Dennis Erb Jr.’s voice grew shaky Saturday night in front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway. The crowd gave the Carpentersville, Ill. native a standing ovation after surviving a two-lap shootout to win his first crown-jeweled late model event, the Dirt Late Model Dream By Ferris Mowers. “How about that Illinois?” yelled Erb, dedicating the win to the Illinoisans who traveled the 300 miles to see him hopefully win. “My heart dropped coming out of that [turn four] corner. I didn’t know …

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Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers steal second show at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 10, 2016 – “Two” seemed to be the lucky number Friday night at the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers became the duo to win the double-feature program in front of a packed crowd. The Big E’s 24-degree banking is where most of the battles were held during the first feature. The victory was not only Sheppard’s fourth of the year, but also a follow-up to Thursday night’s win. Sheppard is the most recent …

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Twice as Nice: Sheppard and Davenport win features during first night at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 9, 2016 – It was a night of extremes Thursday as the first day of The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers at Eldora Speedway delivered a doubleheader delight for Brandon Sheppard and Jonathan Davenport. While Sheppard dominated the first feature of the night, Davenport made a late push to win his A-Main. In a 72-car entry list, Sheppard said he under-performed in both his heat race and in qualifying; however, Sheppard started the 24-car A-Main on the outside first row. The New …

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Davenport Completes Dream XXI Weekend Sweep At Eldora Speedway After Apparent Winner Bloomquist Weighs Light At Scales

Georgia Driver Earns $100,000 Payday for First Crown Jewel Victory Even After Dramatic Final-Lap Pass Attempt Falls Short ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 6, 2015 – Jonathan Davenport dominated the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend presented by Ferris Mowers, but in the end he need a little help to score the $100,000 winner’s paycheck. That help came in the form of heartbreak for Scott Bloomquist. The Mooresburg, Tenn., driver snuck by Davenport on a lap-91 restart and turned back his furious last-lap challenge to win the 100-lap race in …

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Chris Ferguson Rides Success of Breakout Season Into Eldora Speedway’s Dream XXI presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers

North Carolina Standout Prepares For Crown-Jewel Weekend Featuring Twin Preliminary Features on Thursday & Friday & $100,000-to-win Finale on Saturday ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 3, 2015 – With a string of impressive performances and breakthrough victories, Chris Ferguson is well on his way to making 2015 the best season of his career. This weekend, he’ll attempt to add even more luster to his stellar season with a strong showing on the sport’s biggest stage at Eldora Speedway’s Dream XXI presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers. “We’ve been blessed to have the …

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DIRTcar, World of Outlaws Saddened by Passing of Eldora Founder Earl Baltes

CONCORD, N.C. – March 23, 2015 – The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes’ passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing’s premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world. A master showman and promoter, Earl first built Eldora …

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