Record $320,975 posted for 33rd annual Kings Royal weekend at Eldora


ROSSBURG – The 33rd running of Kings Royal weekend, expanded this year to include a full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Thursday already promises fans more racing, and Eldora Speedway officials announced more prize money for the racers.

Saturday’s tradition of $50,000-to-win and the pomp and circumstance that surrounds racing’s most unique victory remains untouched – but that is the only position that does not see a major increase for 2016. More than half of the 40-lap Kings Royal finishers will earn double the money posted in previous years. Highlights include: second) $20,000; fifth) $10,000; 10th) $5,000; 24th) $3,000 and the first non-transfer from the B-Feature will receive $2,000. All B-Feature and C-Feature positions received healthy increases as well.

Thursday’s “Jokers Wild” will pay $10,000 to the winner while Friday night’s “The Knight Before” has been increased to $12,000-to-win.

Eight different drivers have won the Kings Royal over the past eight years. Shane Stewart is the defending winner of both the Kings Royal and The Knight Before.

Tickets and camping for all three nights of the 33rd Kings Royal Weekend, sprint car racing’s annual showcase featuring the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series versus Ohio’s best, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, are available now at or by phone at 937-338-3815.

Staff report

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