ROSSBURG — While plenty of action remains on Eldora Speedway’s robust 2014 schedule of events, track officials are using the momentum of a record-setting year to announce the 2015 dates for their traditional major event spectacles.
• The 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream, paying $100,000-to-win, is scheduled for June 4-5-6, 2015.
• The 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend, paying $50,000-to-win the battle between the World of Outlaws and sprint car racing royalty, will be contested on July 17 and 18, 2015.
• The 45th annual World 100, affectionately known as “The Granddaddy of Them All,” will be held Sept. 10-11-12, 2015.
• The 34th running of the Four Crown Nationals, the open wheel classic, will take place Sept. 25 and 26, 2015.
Due to the positive fan reaction and support of these events through the years, track owner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart has instructed Eldora officials to continue offering event tickets and camping prices at 2014 levels.
“We wanted to announce our traditional major event dates as soon as possible for the 2015 season so our loyal fans and competitors can make their plans now,”General Manager Roger Slack said. “Friends and families can begin requesting their vacation time, booking hotels and reserving RV rentals now for their annual pilgrimage to Ohio for the biggest dirt races in the world.”
The on-track competition thus far into the 2014 campaign has produced some of the fiercest action seen on the high-banked clay oval in years.
Following a preliminary night photo-finish that found Brian Birkhofer beating Rick Eckert in the closest triumph in Eldora history, Dale McDowell rallied from his 22nd starting position to beat 24th place starter John Blankenship in this year’s Dream.
In the recently completed Kings Royal, Kerry Madsen rocketed off the high-side of the banks to become the first Australian to sit atop Eldora’s celebrated throne.
In a few short weeks, the action continues as Dirt Late Model’s most illustrious event, the famous World 100, will take to the clay Sept. 4-5-6 where West Virginia’s John Blankenship will defend his title. This follows the annual Baltes Classic for UMP DIRTcar Late Models, Modifieds and Eldora Stocks on Aug. 31.
Completing the 2014 major event timetable will be the Four Crown Nationals featuring Steve Kinser’s “Salute To The King Tour” and the final appearance of the season for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars on Sept. 19. The United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown, National Sprint Car Series and National Midgets Tour again battle the fearsome high-banks on Sept. 20.
Tickets and campsites for the remaining 2014 Eldora events are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets and campsites may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling 937-338-3815 or on race day.
Renewal notices for guests with tickets and campsites for the 2014 events will be sent by both email and mail in October with complete instructions on how to complete their transaction before the deadline. Fans renewing their tickets and campsites for 2015 again will be offered the opportunity to participate in the exclusive “Add & Exchange Days,” which allow loyal customers the ability to add or upgrade to seats not renewed by deadline.
As is tradition, the public sale date for all 2015 major events will be the first Saturday in December (Dec. 6) at 10 a.m. At that time guests may purchase tickets via www.EldoraSpeedway.com, 937-338-3815 or by visiting the Speedway Box Office.
Race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting “Like” at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. Mobile device users can access the Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android, which are available for download via iTunes and Google Play.