ROSSBURG, Ohio - Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville,
Fla., won the biggest
event in dirt Late Model racing Saturday night,
capturing the 36th annual
World 100 at Eldora Speedway.
Pearson, driving for Dunn, N.C., car dealer Carlton Lamm,
had the pole
position for the 100-lap race. He never led until lap
86, when he passed
Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich., then rolled on the
checkered flag and
It was Pearson's third consecutive victory, coming on
the heels of a $5,000
win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway last Saturday night
and a $25,000 triumph
in the Hillbilly 100 at Middlebourne, W.Va., on Sunday.
Pearson is a two-time reigning national champion, and
leads the 2006 Lucas
Oil Dirt Series points.