ROSSBURG – For competitors, the Eldora Speedway season has taken the final checkered flag, but loyal race fans are taking the green flag to renew their tickets and campsites to the 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal and World 100 Weekends.
Fans now can login to their online accounts, call 937-338-3815 or visit the Speedway office in person to meet the Nov. 22 deadline in order to renew their 2015 major event seats and campsites. Renewal forms also can be returned by fax or mail.
The 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers Weekend (June 9-10-11) will see a significant purse increase on each of its three nights in 2016. Thursday’s Twin 25’s now will pay $5,000-to-win while Friday’s Twin 25’s have been increased to $10,000-to-win each. Saturday’s $100,000-to-win feature also has been bolstered pushing the weekend’s posted purse to a minimum of $350,000.
The 33rd running of the Kings Royal Weekend (July 14-15-16) has been expanded to three full nights of World of Outlaws action. Thursday’s new “Jokers Wild” will precede Friday’s “The Knight Before.” Patrons with Friday night tickets are being offered their same prime seats to Thursday during the renewal process. Patrons also will be able to add the “Jokers Wild” event during the “Add and Exchange” days or public sale date. Eldora officials announced a $100,000 increase to the Kings Royal purse for 2016 earlier this year.
The 46th World 100 Weekend (Sept. 8-9-10) again will receive an additional $1,000 bump to the winner’s purse, a tradition started by Eldora founder, the late Earl Baltes, bringing the champion’s take up to $49,000. Additionally, the Twin 25 Feature events on both Thursday and Friday have been increased to $10,000-to-win with increased paybacks through the field.
Ticket representatives are available to assist with renewals from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays by calling 937-338-3815. All patrons can renew 24 hours a day online using the instructions they have received via email and USPS until the deadline.
Renewals also entitle Eldora patrons to participate in Eldora’s exclusive “Add and Exchange” program Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2. Fans that successfully completed their 2015 major event seat and campsite renewals prior to the deadline have the ability to add seats or campsites to their orders or move to another location during this three-day period from any available inventory.
The “Add and Exchange” program is available on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All remaining tickets and campsites for the 22nd Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers (June 9-10-11), 33rd Kings Royal Weekend (July 14-15-16) and the World 100 (Sept. 8-9-10) will go on sale to the general public Dec. 5. All sales, online (www.EldoraSpeedway.com), phone (937-338-3815) and in person begin at 10 a.m.
Renewals and new ticket orders received by mid-December for 2016’s major events will be mailed for Christmas delivery.
Tickets and camping for the balance of Eldora’s 2016 season, which will be announced soon, will go on sale Feb. 15, 2016.