THE KINGS ROYAL: DISTINCTIVE FORMAT LENDS TO SEVEN DIFFERENT WINNERS IN PAST SEVEN YEARS
Every Lap Matters When Winged Sprint Car Stars Battle At Summers Most Fabled Event
ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 13, 2015) – Eldora Speedway will look to crown a new king in the 32nd Kings Royal on July 17-18 continuing a streak of seven different winners the past seven years.
In fact, dating back to Jac Haudenschild’s third triumph in 1998, only Steve Kinser (three), Sammy Swindell (two) and Donny Schatz (two) have multiple wins in the sixteen events held since. Kerry Madsen became the first Australian to claim the $50,000 bounty last year.
One of the main reasons for such parity is the format. While Friday’s “The Knight Before” will be a standard World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event. Saturday night’s starting lineup is determined via a formula that is unique to Eldora for the extended 40 lap Kings Royal.
Per usual, Time Trials will be held in order of random draw conducted prior to the driver meeting. The fastest of two laps determines Heat Race seeding.
As is Kings Royal tradition, there will be six Heat Races instead of the four typical experienced at a sprint car race. The results of time trials will be staggered by qualifying time with an invert of five placing the 25th fastest qualifier on the pole of Heat Race one and the 30th fastest qualifier on the pole of Heat Race six. The fastest qualifier will start fifth in the first heat with the sixth qualifier in starting fifth in the sixth heat race.
The top-three finishers will advance from the Heat Races and complete the first 18 positions in the Kings Royal. Cars finishing fourth, fifth and sixth – that are not the two fastest qualifiers who did not finish in the top-three in their heat race – advance to the B-Feature. Cars finishing seventh through 10th advance to the C-Feature.
There will be one C-Feature with cars finishing first through sixth advancing to the B-Feature. Cars finishing first through fourth will advance to the Kings Royal.
The two fastest qualifiers not advancing from the Heat Races will start 19th and 20th in the Kings Royal.
The top-three finishers from the six Heat Races will makeup the first-eighteen starters in the Kings Royal as follows:
ROW ONE: Heat Six – 1st Place, Heat Five – 1st Place
ROW TWO: Heat Four – 1st Place, Heat Three – 1st Place
ROW THREE: Heat Two – 1st Place, Heat One – 1st Place
ROW FOUR: Heat One – 2nd Place, Heat Two – 2nd Place
ROW FIVE: Heat Three – 2nd Place, Heat Four – 2nd Place
ROW SIX: Heat Five – 2nd Place, Heat Six – 2nd Place
ROW SEVEN: Heat One – 3rd Place, Heat Two – 3rd Place
ROW EIGHT: Heat Three – 3rd Place, Heat Four – 3rd Place
ROW NINE: Heat Five – 3rd Place, Heat Six – 3rd Place
ROW 10: Two fastest qualifiers not advancing from heat race.
ROW 11: B-Feature – 1st Place, B-Feature – 2nd Place
ROW 12: B-Feature – 3rd Place, B-Feature – 4th Place
The previous winner’s provisional established in 2014 has been eliminated for 2015.
Tickets can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by phone at (937) 338-3815.
About Eldora Speedway:
Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.