Mike Benedum tackles World 100 at Eldora Speedway
Thursday afternoon saw Mike Benedum make the haul to the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) to begin the 53rd-annual World 100 weekend.
With the whopping 102 Late Models split into two groups, Benedum laid down the 10th-fastest lap in his group before falling backwards in his heat race. Needing a Top-2 finish in his Last Chance Showdown, Mike recorded a seventh-place finish.
For another round of preliminaries on Friday, Mike recorded another strong lap in qualifying and transferred to the first preliminary feature after a third-place run in his heat race. Hitting the invert just right, Benedum would sit on the pole for the $12,000-to-win feature. Mike battled inside the Top-10 before fading late to finish 18th.
Based on Eldora's Every Lap Matters format, Benedum would line up on the pole of his heat race for Saturday's finale. After falling back to ninth in his heat, Mike was unable to make the A-Main after an 18th-place finish in the second Last Chance Showdown.
Full results from the crown jewel weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
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