PREMIER HEALTH INFIELD CARE CENTER AT ELDORA ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD
Sponsors Helped To Furnish The Building; Medical Helipad An Asset To Local Community
ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 19, 2015) – Over the first half of the 2015 race season, fans and competitors saw the rise of the new infield complex at Eldora Speedway that houses all new concession stands, a media center, restrooms, a viewing deck and the Premier Health Infield Care Center.
The Premier Health Infield Care Center is the cornerstone of the new facility and unlike anything offered at any dirt track in the world. It surpasses the criteria set forth for NASCAR’s National Series.
Terry Kibler, who oversees Eldora’s Track Services & Safety Team, says the new building is a major step forward for the track.
“For the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, we have to meet their medical standards, which are clearly detailed line by line,” Kibler explained. “There has to be a certain amount of beds and rooms. We expanded beyond that and went above and beyond in anticipation of standards changing in the next 15 or 20 years. It meets the exact same standards that Daytona (International Speedway) or Indianapolis (Motor Speedway) are required to meet.”
What made a lot of this possible is the generous donation of items from companies that provide medical equipment. Kibler, who also works for NASCAR and ARCA, said that the donations were well into the six-figure category. Those companies were:
Nipro Medical Corp
In addition to the care center, Eldora also boasts a FAA-spec helipad for Premier Health’s CareFlight helicopters providing a link to Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital, the closest Level 1 Trauma Center.
“I don’t know of any dirt tracks that have an helipad built to the FAA specs,” Kibler said. “And it can be used 24 hours a day. The Rossburg (Ohio) fire department has used it on non-race days when they need to land something.”
All of this is so the same care that Eldora owner Tony Stewart gets every race day, is available to the weekly dirt track drivers at Eldora.
“We have a paramedic and a nurse along with 14 highly-trained safety workers at each dirt track race,” Kibler said. “These are firefighters or paramedics from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania that also work with NASCAR and IndyCar plus a whole team of ambulances, push trucks and wreckers. It’s a big operation.”
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 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, will be available soon 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.