Benedum makes Prelim Feature at Eldora in Dirt Late Model Dream
Mike Benedum trekked to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday afternoon with his No. 25 Late Model to compete the 29th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream.
With the massive 95-car field split into two groups, Benedum lined up on the pole of his heat race after the invert and led every lap to score the victory. For the $12,000-to-win preliminary feature, Mike rolled off from the second row and faded throughout the 25-laps to finish 19th.
For another round of prelims on Friday, Benedum broke a driveshaft in qualifying which put him behind in his heat race where he would finish ninth. Needing a Top-2 finish in the Last Chance Showdown, Mike recorded a sixth-place outing.
For Saturday's $129,000 Dirt Late Model Dream, Mike slipped back in his heat race and was unable to transfer to the main event in his Last Chance Showdown.
Wrapping up an extended weekend on Monday at Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.) with the XR Super Series, Mike finished 11th in his heat race and couldn't crack the A-Main field in his consolation race.