By Larry Boos
ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 4) – Tony Stewart’s accomplishments at Eldora Speedway are impressive, but his goals are not complete. The reigning and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current owner of Eldora Speedway has entered Eldora’s fabled Victory Lane as a winner in Late Models, Winged Sprint Cars, Non-Winged Sprint Cars, a Modified, a Midget and three times in the charity driven Prelude to the Dream – but never in a World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car sanctioned event.
With the travelling WoO at Eldora for the Outlaw Thunder by Goodyear this weekend, Stewart has adjusted his busy competition schedule to make every possible effort to fly into Rossburg, Ohio both nights with the goal of not only challenging, but beating the WoO stars and other invaders in their own game.
Only one of two things could possibly deter Stewart from getting into Ohio – a delay in the NASCAR schedule at Talladega or flight issues due to weather.
Other than that Stewart is ‘game-on’ and ready to return to his passion of grassroots racing.
His competition is formidable with the WoO in the midst of an intense point battle that include two Stewart owned teams (Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser) in the top five. Sammy Swindell carries a seven point margin to lead the series into the Goodyear sponsored weekend.
Joining Stewart as challengers against the touring WoO teams will be the likes of Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, Stevie Smith, Jac Haudenschild and Paul McMahan with two complete nights of racing slated for the .500 mile clay oval each evening.
A doubleheader program each night will feature the Eldora Stock Cars on Friday and the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds on Saturday, as those two divisions continue their points chase and earn a position in the Feed The Children Prelude to the Dream invitational on June 6.
Tickets for the Outlaw Thunder by Goodyear, the Kings Royal weekend, and all other Eldora events are available through the track office at (937) 338-3815 or online 24 hours a day at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Like us at www.Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway or catch all the behind-the-scenes preparation for the event on Twitter @EldoraSpeedway.