$100,000 bonus for driver who sweeps 35th Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway


ROSSBURG — Eldora Speedway always has awarded big money, and the 35th Four-Crown Nationals are not any different as track officials announced that a $100,000 bonus will be awarded to the driver who wins all four races in the historic event.

For the first time since 2007, the Four Crown will have four races on Sept. 24, 2016, as the All Star Circuit of Champions have been added to the event, joining the USAC Silver Crown, National Sprint Car and Midget Championships.

If a driver wins any three events on Sept. 24, a $25,000 bonus will be paid out.

“One of our goals with returning the Four Crown to four divisions on Saturday was to give the USAC and All Star drivers an Eldora-like prize to go after,” Eldora Speedway General Manager Roger Slack said. “As race fans, I believe we’re enjoying this latest era of drivers who are proving to be both extremely versatile and competitive in midgets, champ cars and with or without a wing on a sprint car. With four wins and the $100,000 bonus we’re putting up, one of these drivers could elevate to superstar status on that Saturday, Sept. 24.”

Jack Hewitt is the only driver to win the Four Crown as in 1998 he won all three USAC races plus the UMP Modified race, which was the fourth race. Kyle Larson won the three USAC divisions in 2011 as the World of Outlaws ran as Crown No. 1 the night prior of the Friday/Saturday weekend.

Sept. 23 again will kick off the weekend with the World of Outlaws along with the Eldora Stock cars. Victory in these races does not count as part of the “Four Crown.”

Tickets and camping for the 35th Four-Crown will go on sale Feb. 15, 2016, at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at 937-338-3815.

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