Press Release


Three Divisions of Racing, Autograph Session and Gigantic Fireworks Extravaganza On Tap

ROSSBURG, OH (Aug. 2) – Through its ‘special event’ status versus a ‘weekly racing series’ venue, Eldora Speedway has the unique ability to mix up their menu of events throughout the season and cater to many different demographics with a variety of race meets and promotions.

Such is the upcoming Office Depot Family Fun Night on Saturday, August 11, which is a sharp contrast from the recently completed month of high-profile national events and huge prize money. The tripleheader program will highlight the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars, along with the MMSA Mini Sprints, who will be making their first-ever appearance on the historic Eldora .500-mile clay oval.

While the action on the track remains intense, as the drivers chase for valuable points towards the championship title, the premise of the evening is focused on fun; from start to finish.

The point chase for the two ‘local’ divisions is heating up. Rob Williams and Ryan Sutter are deadlocked at 157 points in the Modified pursuit, as each hunt for their first-ever track title. Under the new tie-breaker in place this year, Williams would garner the championship based upon his feature win June 30. In the Stock Car class, three-time champion Barney Craig holds on to a slim three point margin over another former champion, Shawn Phillippi.

Kicking off the evening will be a huge autograph session within the fan zone from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. The popular session allows everyone to personally greet the drivers that will be racing that night and get a close-up look at the cars that will take to the track at 6:30.

Prior to race time, other activities for the younger children include inflatable bouncers and balloon twisting clowns, along with giveaway items from Office Depot.

When the spotlight returns to the race track, the three divisions will battle it out in a full program of competition that includes preliminary heat races, B-Features and the concluding A-Features.

Closing out the night will be another one of the gigantic fireworks extravaganzas that Eldora has become known for in recent years.

Tickets are just $8 and all children 12 years of age and younger are admitted free. Complete event information, including a time schedule of events, is available at or by calling the speedway office (937) 338-3815 during normal business hours. Fans can also like Eldora Speedway at and follow us on Twitter: @EldoraSpeedway.