Heavy rain, forecast for more wipes out World 100 at Eldora -- until October

Published: Friday, September 07, 2018 @ 8:45 PM

Shane Unger competes during the World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway in 2016. (Courtesy/Eric Deeter)
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Shane Unger competes during the World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway in 2016. (Courtesy/Eric Deeter)(CONTRIBUTED)

Eldora Speedway officials are postponing the balance of the 48th World 100 weekend because of heavy rain swamping the region this weekend and Storm Center 7 meteorologists calling for even more rain.

>> Region under flash flood watch Saturday into Monday morning

The World 100 weekend will re-commence Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, officials said in an announcement Friday afternoon. 

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"The news on the weather just keeps getting worse, flash flood watches are becoming warnings and green on the radar is turning red," General Manager Roger Slack said in the prepared statement. 

>> SEE: Live Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

"We need to be mindful of the safety of our fans, guests and competitors. There is a lot of rain coming, the Wabash is rising quickly, the infield may flood, and we are expecting very heavy winds. It's best that we get the campers and racers on their way back home and hold the event in far more enjoyable conditions on October 12th and 13th." 

The postponement turns Eldora's #LastCallForThemAll season finale into a three-day blockbuster with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series already scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14. 

>> SEE: Photo gallery of rain, street flooding

Speedway officials said the announcement was made in the interest of public safety. 

Fans and competitors should retain all tickets, wristbands and camping permits as rainchecks for the rescheduled event. 

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