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SUPERMAN CONQUERS THE WORLD: Davenport Wins Third World 100 Title in Five Years at Eldora

Eldora Speedway’s annual World 100 has often been thought of as Dirt Late Model Racing’s Super Bowl or Daytona 500. Winning it just once puts a driver’s name beside the greatest the sport has ever had to offer, and one of the tallest trophies available into their trophy cabinet. Jonathan Davenport is now the proud owner of three of those globe trophies, as he drove his Lance Landers-owned #49 to victory on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd to claim his third World 100 title in the last …

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IT PAYS TO PLAY: Eldora Veterans Erb Jr. and Davenport Rule Night #2 of World 100 Prelims

While the age gap might have been a big highlight of Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature winners, veteran experience was certainly the theme of Friday night’s twin-25 main events. 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream victor Dennis Erb Jr. and two-time World 100 champion Jonathan Davenport each found their way back to Eldora Speedway’s Victory Lane in convincing fashion, showing exactly how valuable the number of laps they’ve each had around “The Big E” can be against a full field of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the world. …

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THE WORLD AWAKENS: Moyer and Hudson O’Neal Earn Eldora’s First Two Prelim Victories

If any race fan out there ever needed a sign that the future of Dirt Late Model racing and its longevity in the motorsports world are alive and well, let Thursday night’s World 100 preliminary Feature results be it. Billy Moyer, 61, of Batesville, AR, and Hudson O’Neal, 19, of Martinsville, IN, collected victories in qualifying Feature action at Eldora Speedway on Thursday night, displaying the potential for domination at any age on the big stage. Forty-two years separates Moyer and O’Neal in age, but it seemed as though age …

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Mother Nature’s Attempt to Snag World 100 Results in Ultimate Racing Weekend

World 100 Now Followed by World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for Ultimate Racing Weekend in Mid-October ROSSBURG, OH — Sept. 7, 2018 — Persistent rains and dire forecasts of storms and up to 50-mph winds, have forced DIRTcar Racing and Eldora Speedway to reschedule the highly-anticipated crown jewel of dirt Late Model racing, the World 100.  Rossburg, OH, is set to receive six inches of rain over the next couple of days, with probable storms. “It was impossible to hold the event,” explained Eldora General Manager Roger Slack. …

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Bloomquist & Owens Take Thursday Prelim Night Features at Eldora Speedway

A pair of former Globe Trophy winners’ bag $10,000 each ROSSBURG, OH — Sep. 6, 2018 — The Biggest Dirt Race In The World, the 48th annual World 100 commenced with the first of two Prelim Nights at the famed half-mile high-banked dirt oval of Eldora Speedway, located just east of the Indiana/Ohio state line in Rossburg, Ohio on Thursday, September 6. The first of three full nights of racing for the “Granddaddy of them all” featured the popular “Every Lap Matters” format highlighted by twin 25-lap features paying $10,000 to …

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World 100: Night Two

ROSSBURG, OH— September 8, 2017—A record setting crowd congregated at Eldora Speedway on Thursday and Friday night for the 47th annual World 100. Only one day remains of the three-day crown jewel event but more fans are sure to flood to the Rossburg, Ohio dirt track to witness history in the making.

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World 100: Night One

ROSSBURG, OH— September 7, 2017— Thursday night kicked off the 47th Annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway. 104 drivers and crews flooded the famed Ohio half-mile in hopes of winning the prestigious event. Thursday’s show consisted of a full schedule complete with hot laps, qualifying, heat races, last chance showdowns and two twin $10,000-to-win 25 lap feature races split into odd and even groups. Darrell Lanigan, of Union, KY, fled to Victory Lane after a late race pass by Jonathan Davenport in the odd feature race. Davenport defended his race …

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Davenport Comes From 18th To Claim Historic Victory In 45th World 100 at Eldora Speedway

Becomes Fourth Driver to Sweep Dirt Late Model Dream and World 100; Takes Home $48,000 in Front of Huge Crowd ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 12, 2015) – Jonathan Davenport won the 45th World 100 and became just the fourth driver to sweep the major dirt late model races at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Davenport, who won the Dirt Late Model Dream and $100,000 in June passed Jared Landers for good on lap 66 and won the $48,000 payout for the World 100 in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd. …

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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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Scott Bloomquist from last to first to win the The World 100!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WORLD 100 PHOTOS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY! Tennessee Racer Overcomes Penalty to Score $47,000 Crown Jewel Triumph ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2014 – Nothing could stop Scott Bloomquist from claiming his fourth World 100 trophy Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Not a lap-19 penalty that dropped him from the lead to the tail of the field. Not a steady Dale McDowell looking for an Eldora crown jewel sweep. And not slower traffic during the race’s closing laps. Bloomquist’s No. 0 Sweet-Bloomquist machine was unstoppable at the …

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Clanton Heads To Eldora Speedway’s Prestigious World 100 Looking For Season-Making Victory

Crown Jewel Event Includes Twin Preliminary Features on Both Thursday & Friday Followed by Saturday’s $47,000 Finale ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 2, 2014 – The 2014 season may not have been too kind to Shane Clanton thus far, but that doesn’t mean the veteran 39-year-old racer is doubting himself entering this weekend’s World 100 at Eldora Speedway. In fact, the former World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream winner is as confident as ever as he prepares to head to the famed half-mile oval for Dirt Late Model racing’s most …

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Davenport & Miller Claim 25-Lap Victories During Eldora Speedway’s Second Night Of World 100 Preliminary Action

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 4, 2014 – Jonathan Davenport and Matt Miller added their names to the list of likely contenders for Eldora Speedway’s coveted World 100 globed trophy by claiming $5,000 victories Friday evening during the second night of preliminary action for the 44th annual World 100. With the event’s 120-car field split in half by time-trial results, Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., led every lap of the first of two Twin 25-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned A-Mains to claim his first career Eldora Speedway victory. Miller, the Whitehouse, Ohio, driver who …

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McDowell & Owens Open Eldora Speedway’s World 100 Weekend With 25-lap Preliminary Feature Victories

ROSSBURG, Ohio. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Experience ruled the night at Eldora Speedway on Thursday with former World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream winners Dale McDowell and Jimmy Owens both claiming preliminary feature victories during the opening night of the 44th annual World 100. Fresh off his Dream victory in June, McDowell, 48, of Chickamauga, Ga., claimed the first of Thursday’s two 25-lap A-Mains with a flag-to-flag performance in the caution-free race. Owens, 42, of Newport, Tenn., charged from the 14th starting spot in the second 25-lapper and …

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Blankenship Reaches Mountaintop Of Dirt Late Model Racing With Career-First Victory In DIRTcar UMP-Sanctioned World 100 At Eldora Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE WORLD 100! ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 7, 2013 – Welcome to the elite, John Blankenship. The 32-year-old driver from Williamson, W.Va., reached the mountaintop of dirt Late Model racing on Saturday night, racing forward from the 12th starting spot to capture the 43rd annual DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned World 100 at Eldora Speedway. Blankenship passed Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., for the lead on lap 53 and never looked back. He secured the biggest win of his decade-long racing career – a star-making triumph worth …

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