World 100 underway at Eldora with 100 Late Models
Eldora Dirt Track has the 45th World 100 for Late Models underway. Over 100 entrants are on hand all chasing a share of the massive US$318, 850, 00 that is on offer.
The World 100 was first raced at Eldora in 1971 and thanks to the vision of the late Earl Baltes has become one of the stands out events on the Speedway calendar. The World 100 runs over three nights with Saturday night the Championship night with the winner after 100 grueling laps taking home US$48,000 .Back in 1971 Earl Baltes put US$4,000 up as the winner’s purse and on that occasion the late Bruce Gould was first to put his name on the World 100 honor roll.
In 2014 Scott Bloomquist had to fight for his fourth World 100 victory after incurring a penalty on lap 19 for an unapproved lexan-backed window net.Bloomquist no stranger to controversy suffered a massive blow after crossing the line first in the 2015 Dream 100 only to be found 25 pounds under weight at the scales . Arguments still rages today on the penalty and how his car could have been passed by the race official during technical inspection earlier in the night.
Jonathan Davenport was declared the race winner much to the disgust of Bloomquist and his team. Bloomquist will have many challengers, no tougher than current WoO point’s leader Shane Clanton and Josh Richards. 100 laps is a long race, many unanswered questions and they will only be answered after 100 tough laps of no nonsense racing
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