ROSSBURG, Ohio – With the total three-day posted payoff increased to $306,625, including Saturday’s record-setting $214,875, the official entry form for Eldora Speedway’s 20th annual Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers was released today.
The form, which is downloadable at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, completely details each full day of UMP DIRTcar sanctioned racing for the June 5-7 event, culminating with Saturday night’s payoff of $100,000 to the 100-lap victor.
Initiated last year and proven to be a fan favorite, Thursday and Friday will each feature competitive action that includes a complete menu of Heat races, B-Features and twin 25-lap A-Features. Thursday’s A-Feature winners will each receive $2,500, while the payout is increased to $5,000 to each winner on Friday evening.
Special significance is placed upon the Time Trial runs Thursday and Friday as a driver’s quickest lap from either of the two nights will be used to place them into Saturday’s traditional six Heat format. As has become Dirt Late Model Dream tradition, finishes from those Heat races will determine a driver’s advancement directly into the 100-lap finale or into one of the twin B-Features. Drivers not able to make the advancement cut will see an increase in their prize money this year.
Another popular twist to the format is the Saturday night B-Scramble concept. After 20-laps of B-Feature racing on Eldora’s high-banks, the top three drivers advance to the Dirt Late Model Dream, while the remaining drivers are given a five-lap shootout Feature of their own, paying $1,000 to win and valuable UMP DIRTcar Late Model points.
Through the process of Heat races, B-Features and determination of provisional positions, 28 cars will start the Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers century grind, with a total of $196,525 on the line.