WESTFALL MOVES FROM CHAMPIONSHIP LATE MODEL CAREER BACK TO NON-WINGED SPRINT CARS
2015 Eldora Late Model Champion Will Race in USAC Portion of #LetsRaceTwo; Tickets $28; Kids 12 and Under Free
ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 5, 2016) –Matt Westfall, the 2015 Eldora Speedway Late Model Track Champion, has switched gears in 2016 and moved back to non-winged sprint cars.
He will participate in the Eldora Speedway’s #LetsRaceTwo on Friday and Saturday in the United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprint Car division. The Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint cars will also be competing.
Tickets are just $28 each night, with kids 12 under getting in for free. Admission gates will open at 2 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps 6 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box office at the race track.
Westfall is well known at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track” from his career over the last five years. Westfall captured the Late Model Rookie of the Year award in 2011, and has won numerous races and Modified and Late Model Track Championships since.
“I enjoy racing Late Models, but I wanted to go back to what I have always done, which is Sprint Car racing,” Westfall said. “The driving styles between Late Models and Sprint Cars are different in the way they handle, but it’s easy to adapt.”
Westfall, from Ludlow Falls, Ohio, has racing in his blood. He started racing go-karts when he was just six and continued through the USAC series, as well as simultaneously racing Dirt Modifieds.
He plans to race locally as he makes his transition back to Sprint Cars.
“It has been a year and a half since I was last in a Sprint Car before we started racing this year” Westfall said. “I want to stay local until I get back in the grove of things.”
Baumgartner Racing based in Ottawa Lake, Michigan has partnered with Westfall for the 2016 race season. This will mark Westfall’s first time since 2014 that he will wheel a Sprint Car around the high-banked clay oval.
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. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. 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, 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.