No World 100 At Eldora Speedway This Year

Eldora Speedway has nixed the World 100 this season, but will instead host the Intercontinental Classic. (Mike Campbell photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway officials have announced the 50th World 100 will not take place this season due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

The event was scheduled for Sept. 10-12. The 50th anniversary World 100 will now take place in 2021.

“Despite Governor Mike DeWine and the State of Ohio’s tremendous resolve to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Ohio Department of Health’s orders which restrict mass gatherings and prohibit spectators from grandstand events at large venues remain in effect,” Eldora Speedway officials said in a statement.

While the World 100 will not take place this year, Eldora Speedway will play host to the Intercontinental Classic for dirt late models, which will feature more than $200,000 in posted awards. The race will take place on the same dates as the canceled World 100, Sept. 10-12.

The Intercontinental Classic will be a non-spectator event, which will be streamed live online. Click here for more information.

The three-day event will consist of full racing programs on both Thursday and Friday leading up to $10,000-to-win 25-lap finales. Utilizing Eldora’s Every Lap Matters format, the cumulative point totals from the preliminary nights will seed Saturday’s heat races. The final night will feature heat races, B-Features, and culminate in a $50,000-to-win, 67-lap feature.

Like June’s Dirt Late Model Stream, the Intercontinental Classic will again utilize an invitational roster made up of national, regional, and local stars from across the country.

Fans can expect to see drivers from the ranks of DIRTcar, the Summernationals, the Southern Nationals tour, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Eldora’s local and regional favorites.