Robinson visits Eldora for Million and Dirt Late Model Dream
Kent Robinson invaded the prestigious Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday afternoon after Mother Nature shortened the second running of the Eldora Millon into a single day event. (Todd Healy photos)
With the 124-car field split into two groups for a pair of $12,000-to-win preliminary features, Robinson laid down the 18th-fastest lap in his 62-car group before placing ninth in his heat, sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the top-two into the 25-lap prelim, Kent recorded a sixth-place finish.
Later that night for heat races leading up to the Eldora Million, Kent’s 11th-place finish in his heat relegated him into one of two consolation events for one last shot at the $1,002,022-to-win main event. Needing to place second or better, Kent passed nine cars in the 20-lapper but fell short with a 15th-place outing.
On Friday as the 28th annual Dirt Late Model Dream got underway with a pair of prelims, Robinson laid down the sixth-fastest time in his group and looked to have a promising run going in his heat when mechanical issues surfaced, dropping him into the B-Main. Buried deep in the field, Kent maneuvered through the field 10 spots in the 12-lapper to finish eighth.
For the finale on Saturday evening, Kent’s weekend drew to a close after placing 14th in his heat race.
Full results from the week are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.