By Larry Boos
ROSSBURG, OH (March 12) – A pre-season ‘test and tune’ session on April 7 will kick off a busy and diverse month of Saturday action at Eldora Speedway. The four-hour session gets started at 1 p.m. and is open to all divisions of racing, with the only restrictions being compliance to safety and a minimum driver age of 16.
Race fans will be admitted into the grandstand area free of charge to catch their first glimpse of action on the one-half mile clay oval.
Eldora’s 59th consecutive season swings into action the following Saturday evening (April 14) with the Sunoco-sponsored American Late Model Series headlining the tripleheader along with the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars, who will be on the card throughout the entire month.
One week later (April 21) will find the United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprint Cars returning to the legendary high-banks to carry on an annual tradition that dates back to 1962, when Stan Bowman captured the inaugural USAC Sprint main event. Bowman’s fete will be honored that evening.
Rounding out the month will be a return of the Vore’s Welding Front Wheel Drive Compact Series in a doubleheader with the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds on April 28.
Tickets for these events, plus the May 4th and 5th running of the World of Outlaws Goodyear Outlaw Thunder, will go on sale Monday, March 19 via the Eldora Speedway box office (937) 338-3815 or online 24 hours a day at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Available now through these outlets are tickets and campsites for Eldora’s Major Events, including the Feed The Children Prelude to the Dream (June 6), $100,000 to-win Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers (June 8 & 9), $50,000 to-win World of Outlaws Kings Royal (July 14) and 42nd annual World 100 (Sept. 7 & 8).