By Larry Boos

ROSSBURG, OH (Oct. 25) – With the National Weather Service forecasting strong chances of inclement weather Friday evening, Eldora Speedway officials have adjusted the schedule for this weekend’s inaugural Blue Collar Bash and canceled the optional Friday evening practice session to preserve optimal track conditions for the weekend.

With sunshine forecasted for the balance of the weekend, all previously announced scheduling for Saturday and Sunday afternoons remain intact. Class registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the pit gates swinging open at 9 a.m. Practice sessions will take to the .500-mile clay oval at 1 p.m. with the twilight race program taking the green flag at 3 p.m. Sunday’s slate will include a 9 a.m. registration, 12:30 p.m. practice session and 1:30 p.m. race start.

Sixteen divisions of racing will be featured throughout the weekend at the historic southwestern Ohio speed plant, with eight of them competing both days. The remaining eight divisions will be split evenly between Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket purchase options and event schedules may be found on the track’s website or by calling the office (937) 338-3815.


WHO: 16 Racing Divisions

Saturday & Sunday Divisions (Heat Races on Saturday/B-Features & Features on Sunday)

Crate Late Models, UMP Sportsman/Indiana Super Stocks, UMP Sport Compacts/FWD 4 Cyl, Fremont-Attica Trucks, Hometrack Chevettes, 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Mini Sprints, & Circle Track-Waynesfield Trucks

Saturday Only Divisions

UMP DIRTcar Late Models, BOSS Non-Winged Sprint Cars, Oakshade Sportsman, Legends

Sunday Only Divisions

410 Winged Sprint Cars, UMP DIRTcar Modifieds, Eldora Stocks, Hometrack Stock Cars

WHAT: Inaugural Blue Collar Bash

WHEN: Saturday – October 27

Registration 7:30 a.m. / Practice 1 p.m. / Racing 3 p.m.

Sunday – October 28

Registration 9 a.m. / Practice 12:30 p.m. / Racing 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Eldora Speedway – 13929 SR 118 – New Weston, OH