Mike Benedum

Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) – 52nd annual World 100 – September 8th-10th, 2022. (Mike Ruefer photo)


Mike Benedum

Benedum scores Top-5 finish in Chasing the Dream feature at Eldora

Mike Benedum made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon as the 52nd annual World 100 weekend commenced with the Chasing the Dream preliminary features. (Mike Ruefer photo)

With the 66-car field divided into three groups, Benedum clocked in fourth-fastest in his group, locking him on the pole for his prelim via the invert. With $5,000 on the line, Mike raced to a fifth-place finish, which came behind Mike Marlar, Chase Junghans, Garrett Smith, and Joseph Joiner.

For a pair of $12,000-to-win prelims on Thursday, Mike missed a transfer spot in his heat race and B-Main, ending his night early.

On Friday evening, Benedum edged his way into his $12,000-to-win preliminary feature with the fifth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Dropping one spot in the 25-lap affair, Mike crossed the line in 21st.

Earning the seventh-starting position for his heat race on Saturday via preliminary points from Thursday and Friday, Mike recorded a seventh-place finish, relegating him into a B-Main for one final shot at the $55,000-to-win World 100. Pinned near the tail, Benedum jumped up five spots in the 20-lapper to finish 14th.

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