In a season already marked by record wins in the World of Outlaws Late Model and Sprint Car series, Eldora Speedway has announced that The Eldora Million will return as part of the Late Model Dream Weekend on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
For the second time in the history of the latest models, a million dollars will be at stake for the winning pilot.
And yes, you read that right: A Million goes to the winner, it’s not the total weekend purse. In fact, the winner will pocket $ 1,002,022, out of respect for the prize awarded in 2022.
“I said from the first day I took possession of Eldora that we want to make Earl and Berneice (Baltes) proud and continue to push the boundaries of racing promotion,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the race. ‘Eldora Speedway. “I can’t think of a better way to honor their legacy than to bring the Eldora Million once again for our longtime riders and fans as well as a whole new generation who haven’t heard of it. “
The seeds for Thursday’s playoffs and last-ditch qualifiers take place on Wednesday with a full roster of tournament-style features.
The lucrative race will be part of the Late Model Dream Weekend, which brings in $ 128,000 up for grabs and takes place on June 11. As a result, nearly two million cash prizes will be up for grabs within four days.
All four days of the show will be broadcast live by FloRacing.com.
“Tony Stewart and his team continue to raise the bar with their incredible events at the legendary Eldora Speedway,” said Mark Floreani, CEO and co-founder of FloSports. “Their commitment to motorsport has been integral to the growth of FloRacing and we are proud to support their mission to bring the sport to an even wider audience around the world. “
The first Eldora Million was scheduled for October 2020 until heavy rains and cold temperatures delayed it until the following June.
Donnie Moran performed sliding work on “The Real Deal”, Don O’Neal on lap 25 of 100 laps and held the lead for the remainder of the race, making him Eldora’s first Million Dollar Man.
This year, Devin Moran and Hudson O’Neil will try to replicate that story, but the sons reprise the role their fathers had just over 20 years ago.
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