2020 Eldora Classic R 3 Weiss Owens Bronson Triple Battle Paul Arch Photo
Eldora Speedway will return to action with fans in the stands this year. (Paul Arch photo)

Eldora Speedway Reveals Stacked Calendar

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Eldora Speedway officials revealed the track’s schedule of events for this year on Tuesday evening, which includes the return of fans in the grandstands.

The 24-night slate kicks off May 7-8 with the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend showcasing both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprints Car Series.

Eldora officials also confirmed three of its marquee event weeks will feature first the event originally planned for 2021 and then the event rescheduled from 2020.

The 27th Dirt Late Model Dream will pay $127,000-to-win on Thursday, June 10 and the 26th Dirt Late Model Dream will post $126,000-to-win on Saturday, June 12.

Sprint Car racing’s royalty will battle for the 38th Kings Royal’s crown and $175,000 payday on Thursday, July 15 and the 37th Kings Royal posts another $175,000 loot on Saturday, July 17.

The first week after Labor Day sees dirt late model drivers and fans make an annual pilgrimage to Ohio, and for that week Eldora becomes home. The site of the sport’s most-coveted triumph, the year 2021 offers an opportunity unlike any other with two opportunities at victory.

The first comes Thursday, Sept. 8, when the 51st World 100 offers up a rare chance at the famed globe trophy, $54,000-to-win, and a historic marker place in the record books.

Already revered for its electrifying atmosphere, the excitement at Eldora during World 100 week is sure to be at a feverish pitch, as fans and drivers alike turn their attention to Saturday night. It’s the golden anniversary of the World 100, the night they will have been anticipating for 736 days, and on Saturday, Sept. 11 it will finally take place – the 50th World 100.

In addition to the marquee events, the season is dotted with a collection of new and fan favorite events.

The Superstar Racing Experience visits Eldora on Saturday, June 26. The series is a throwback to the International Race of Champions and will showcase 12 world-class racers from wide-ranging backgrounds competing in identically prepared stock cars overseen by legendary crew chief Ray Evernham. The event will be broadcast live on CBS.

The SRX driver lineup for Eldora includes Tony Stewart, Willy T. Ribbs, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott, Marco Andretti, Michael Waltrip, Ernie Francis, Jr., Scott Speed, and Kody Swanson. A full program for the USAC Silver Crown Series is also on tap.

Local DIRTcar Late Model drivers, UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will again be showcased on the Sunday night of Memorial Day Weekend in the Johnny Appleseed Classic presented by Miller Lite and the Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend in the 13th Baltes Classic by Coors Light. The three divisions will first take to Eldora’s high-banks on Saturday, May 15 in the $5,000-to-win Lidlifter.

The two $10 Family Fireworks Nights by Casey’s General Stores return to their traditional May and August weekends. In addition to the UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks, the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprints will join the card on Saturday, May 22. A new special national event for compact cars, sanctioned by the Vores Compact Touring Series, will be part of the Saturday, Aug. 7 show.

Eldora’s season will conclude on Sept. 24-25 with the 39th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Weekend. Friday night’s BeFour The Crowns Showdown will include full racing programs for the World of Outlaws and USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Championship plus qualifying for the USAC Silver Crown Series. As is tradition, Saturday’s 4-Crown Nationals will feature full-programs for the USAC National Midget, National Sprint Car, and Silver Crown divisions plus the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.