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The 18th Annual Dirt Late Model Dream put some of the world's best short track racers on the half-mile oval at Eldora Speedway for a shot at the top prize of 100-thousand dollars.
Three West Virginians survived qualifying to make it into the big show...with Williamson's John Blankenship driving the 23 Coal cars to a career-best second place Dream finish...and a 20-thousand dollar runner-up check.
Blankenship was joined in the 26-car main event by Salt Rock's Eddie Carrier, Junior and Vienna's Steve Shaver...both accomplished winners on the dirt track circuit who say Eldora Speedway is a very special place.
Shinnston's Josh Richards was the only West Virginia driver who failed to qualify for the Dream. The two-time World Of Outlaws Late Model Champion says the half-mile Eldora Speedway offers a unique challenge.
Up next for Blankenship after his strong showing in the dirt is a move back to asphalt. He'll be racing in the Arca series event next weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
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