ROSSBURG – Becoming renown for the spectacular fireworks and pyrotechnic effects that accompany many of its events, Eldora Speedway will again try and top itself Saturday with the largest fireworks show in its 63-year history. Just one part of $8 Family Fireworks Night presented by Homestretch Sportswear.
Racing events will feature the high-speed DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and the action-packed Eldora Stocks.
Gates open at 5 p.m., the autograph party runs from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and the racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Kids 12 and younger are admitted free while for those over the age of 13 tickets are $8. Also, uniformed police, sheriff deputies, firefighters, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are also admitted at no cost.
In addition to the on-track activities, there are bounce houses, balloon twisting clowns and an autograph session with the drivers prior to the race. Homestretch Sportswear, with locations in St. Henry and Wapakoneta, will celebrate their 25th anniversary with lucky fan give-a-ways and an appearance by mascot Homestretch Harry. Once racing events conclude, nearly 2,500 fireworks and pyrotechnics will light up the sky.
Ticket information can be found at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling 937-338-3815.
The Eldora Stock cars return for the first time since June 25 when Richmond, Indiana’s Paul Pardo and Kentucky’s Earnie Woodard crashed their way across the finish line with Pardo the victor but his car destroyed. Pardo leads the championship standings by a scant three points over defending champion Rob Trent, former champ Frank Paladino, young sensation Jordan Conover and Donnie Jeschke, who is tied with Woodard for fifth in the standings.
The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds make their first trip to Eldora since May’s Johnny Appleseed Classic when Joey Kramer secured the victory. Jeff Koz is now leading the points by a mere six markers over Brian Post, Joel Dick and the Pennsylvania brothers Jonathan and Evan Taylor.