Dirt Late Model Dreams Pre-race Information

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Brandon Sheppard(1) won the Dream in 2019 while Scott Bloomquist(0) is the race’s all-time win leader

Due to the pandemic of 2020, the Dirt Late Model Dream and other events annually held at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio were postponed or cancelled. To make up for those loses, the Tony Stewart-owned track has decided to host two separate DLM Dream events this year within the space of four days.

The 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested as a two-day show on Wednesday and Thursday(June 9th & 10th) while the make-up for the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream will play out on Friday and Saturday(June 11th & 12th).

The winner of the 27th Dream on Thursday will receive a payout of $127,000 while the winner of the 26th Dream on Saturday will be awarded $126,000.

Here is more information:

Track: Eldora Speedway is a half-mile dirt surfaced track with banked turns.

The track record was established by Brandon Sheppard during qualifying for the 2018 World 100 with a time of 14.761 seconds. The event lap time record for the DLM Dream was set by Jared Landers in 2011 with a mark of 14.922 seconds.

The last Dirt Late Model Dream was held in 2019 with Brandon Sheppard beating out Dale McDowell by less than a car length.

Scott Bloomquist is the all-time leader in wins in the Dirt Late Model Dream with seven(2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2017, 2018).

Tim McCreadie won an event known as the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational held in 2020 with no fans in attendance.

Coverage: All events throughout the week will be shown live by subscription-based FloRacing.com.

Time: Hot laps on each night are slated to begin at 6:30pm with racing action to follow at 8:00pm.

Wednesday(6-9-21): After sign-ins and a draw, the field will be broken into A & B groups. At that point, two separate racing shows will be held with qualifying, heat races, and two $10,000-to-win feature races which will each be 25 laps in duration.

Drivers from Group A will be seeded for Thursday night heat races 1, 2, and 3 while Group B drivers will be seeded for heat races 4, 5, and 6. Those heat races and the B-mains that follow will determine the starting lineup for the 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream.

Thursday(6-10-21): Six heat races and two B-main races will set the starting lineup for the feature race. Also, the winners of the two B-main Scramble races will be added to the Dream starting lineup.

The 27th Dirt Late Model Dream will be 100 laps in duration and will pay $127,000 to the winner.

Friday(6-11-21): After sign-ins and a draw, the field will be broken into A & B groups. At that point, two separate racing shows will be held with qualifying, heat races, and two $10,000-to-win feature races which will each be 25 laps in duration.

Drivers from Group A will be seeded for Saturday night heat races 1, 2, and 3 while Group B drivers will be seeded for heat races 4, 5, and 6. Those heat races and the B-mains that follow will determine the starting lineup for the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream.

Saturday(6-12-21): Six heat races and two B-main races will set the starting lineup for the feature race. Also, the winners of the two B-main Scramble races will be added to the Dream starting lineup.

The 26th Dirt Late Model Dream will be 100 laps in duration and will pay $126,000 to the winner.

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