Late model stars Steve Francis, Billy Moyer and Rick Eckert, each of whom visited victory lane during Florida Speedweeks, are among the 155 drivers from 24 states who have submitted entries for the April 21-22 Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Featuring posted awards of $200,000, the inaugural Colossal 100 will conclude with a 100-lap championship late model feature paying $50,000 to the winner. Thirty-six cars will take the green flag in the main event with each starter guaranteed at least $2,000.

With a trio of feature victories in the Sunshine State, Francis, 38, of Ashland, Ky., has established his No. 15 as the early favorite for the Colossal 100, the season's first marquee late model event.

In addition to Francis, Moyer and Eckert, the entry list for the April 21-22 Colossal 100 also includes such stars as Earl Pearson Jr., Tim McCreadie, Donnie Moran, Chub Frank, Matt Miller, Dale McDowell and Dan Schlieper.

Spread over two nights, the Friday portion of the Colossal 100 will feature group time trials and heat races. The top two finishers in each heat will secure a spot in the 100-lap finale and a draw will determine the starting line-up.

Saturday night's program begins with a driver autograph session and the on-track action includes at least four additional qualifying races prior to the main event. The Dirt Track's traditional late model format will be utilized, including the extremely popular double-file restarts where drivers can choose either the inside or outside line.

The Colossal 100 has been granted special event status by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Kentucky-based sanctioning body will oversee the event's technical specifications and tire rule.

If purchased in advance, reserved tickets for both Friday and Saturday nights are $49 for adults and $19 for children ages 12 and under. Two-day pit passes are $60 in advance.

Tickets and pit passes can be purchased online at or by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.