From Eldora Speedway
ROSSBURG, OH (July 30) – In an effort to present the annual Four Crown Nationals under the best possible track conditions, Eldora Speedway officials, in conjunction with officials from the United States Auto Club (USAC), have announced a change in this year’s format. This year’s event, the 30th annual, will be contested Friday and Saturday, September 24 & 25.
When the travelling World of Outlaw (WoO) Sprint Cars joined the popular weekend in 2007, the entire USAC portion of the Four Crown was moved to Saturday. Their busy schedule of Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget divisions necessitated a start in mid-afternoon, which often resulted in less than desirable daytime track conditions.
To avert that situation, the schedule has now been revamped to include the preliminary hot lap and time trial sessions for the USAC National Midget and Silver Crown divisions as part of the Friday line-up, in conjunction with the full WoO program.
That move will allow Saturday’s starting time slot to be moved back considerably and allow track crews ample time to prep the racing surface for USAC’s three major non-winged touring divisions. Saturday’s menu will include the hot laps, time trial runs and preliminary heats for the Sprint Cars, along with the Midget heats. B-Mains and feature races for each division will wind up the show.
Multiple satellite events are slated, including the Jack Hewitt charity roast on Thursday evening in the Eldora Ballroom and the traditional USAC autograph session on Saturday afternoon in the Eldora fanzone.
Another time honored tradition for the weekend is the appearance of the Vintage American Race Cars with their restored race cars on and off the track.