48th Annual World 100 at Eldora Will Be Bigger, Better and Richer

Details for the 2018 edition of the World 100 have been released, and racers and fans alike are buzzing about what is in store for Dirt Late Model racing’s biggest event.

The 48th annual World 100 will be held on September 6-8, 2018 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. A record $436,800 purse will be on the line over the course of the three-day event with the winner of Saturday’s 100-lap finale receiving a $51,000 pay check to go along with the coveted globe trophy.

The 2017 World 100 finale was a barn burner that saw Georgia’s Jonathan Davenport become a two-time event winner of the event behind the wheel of G.R. Smith Racing’s No. 49 Super Late Model. The event was held in front of the biggest crowd in the history of the famed, ½-mile finale

Davenport and a field of approximately 100 of the best Dirt Late Model pilots from around the globe will be back looking for more at the 2018 World 100.

Bruce Carroll photo

The purse has seen more than $11,000 added from last year’s event with new bonuses on the line. One set of notable bonuses will see cash prizes awarded to the top performers from Thursday and Friday’s twin $10,000-to-win features. The top three point’s earners on both Thursday and Friday night will earn $$1,250, $750 and $500 respectively, while the top three drivers in overall points from the two nights combined will earn $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.

The Shane Unger Memorial Rookie of the Race awards will again be in effect in 2018 with $5,000 cash on the line for World 100 newcomers.

Competitors also will want to take note that by entering online by August 31 at www.EldoraSpeedway.com will allow racers to save money and time. In addition, the third tiebreaker in points for the weekend will be entries received by the early entry, cutoff date.

About the author

Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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