BATAVIA, OHIO — One of the most highly anticipated events of the season awaits the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors this weekend.
The 26th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions is slated for Thursday-Saturday, August 16th-18th, at Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark. The crown jewel event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil.
In 2018, for the first time in its 26-year history, the Topless 100 will feature a complete program of Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a $5,000-to-win main event on Thursday and Friday nights. Drivers will earn points in each of the two preliminary nights that will determine the lineups for Saturday night’s finale. The IMCA Modifieds will also compete in a full program on Thursday and Friday nights, chasing a $750 top prize.
Saturday’s festivities will kick off with a driver autograph session at 6:30pm. Hot laps will begin at 8:00pm, followed by consolation events for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The 100-lap, $40,000-to-win Topless 100 will cap off the weekend action. The IMCA Modifieds will once again compete in a full program on Saturday night – highlighted by a $750 top prize.
“The Topless 100 has a rich history and ranks as one of the most prestigious events to win in dirt late model racing,” said Rick Schwallie, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Director. “The expanded format featuring three action-packed days of racing is sure to make this the most exciting Topless 100 to date.”
The event’s unique format, featuring dirt late models without a roof, gives spectators an up close look, as drivers wrestle their 800+ horsepower machines around the lightning-fast, 3/8-mile oval. Scott Bloomquist became the first five-time winner of the Topless 100 in 2017. Bloomquist inherited the lead on lap-66 and led the remaining laps to score the $40,000 victory. Gregg Satterlee, Dennis Erb Jr., David Breazeale, and Tim McCreadie rounded out the top five.
For more information on the COMP Cams Topless 100 – Presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions, visit: www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com or call the Speedway Office at (870) 251-0011.
-Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Press Release
-Photo credit: Heath Lawson