Press Release


100 Race Teams Had Converged Upon Eldora With Hopes That the Storm Would Pass Over

ROSSBURG, OH (Sept. 2) – After a rain-free afternoon, remnants of Hurricane Isaac filtered in just prior to the scheduled hot  lap sessions Sunday evening to wipe out the Wix Filters Baltes Classic.  A talent-laden pit area of 36 Sunoco American Late Model Series entrants, 47 UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and 17 Stock Cars jammed the pit area with hopes that the storms would hold off.

Once the rains did invade the historic speed plant, it wiped out all chances of competition on the .500-mile clay oval.

The Baltes Classic will not be rescheduled; however, the Stock Car portion of the event, which was to have concluded their cumulative point race, will be inked for a later date to be announced by speedway management..

With the WIX Filters Baltes Classic cancellation, Eldora Speedway officials have issued the following statement regarding purchased tickets and pit passes.


All guests who purchased tickets or pit passes for the WIX Filters Baltes Classic may use the full value towards any remaining event in 2012 including the World 100 this coming weekend, September 7 & 8.

For any guest that has a family hardship, work-related commitment or is from out of the area, please return your FULL TICKET or FULL PIT PASS WRISTBAND with a note and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
New Weston, OH  45348
ATTN: Baltes Classic

A refund of your ticket or pit pass purchase will be issued to you via the same method in which it was purchased within 30 days.  Examples: 1) a ticket purchased with a credit card will have a credit issued to that card; or 2) a ticket purchased with cash will be refunded by check.

Anyone who purchased the streaming pay-per-view broadcast of the event will receive a credit to the same method of payment in which it was purchased.

Next up on the Eldora Speedway calendar is the nation’s foremost dirt Late Model event, the World 100, and the chase for the unrivaled globed trophy.  Tech inspection begins Thursday evening (Sept. 6), followed by Friday’s (Sept. 7) time trial runs and qualifying features that lead up to Saturday’s (Sept. 8) six heat races, two B-Features, two B-Feature Scrambles and conclude with the grand-daddy of them all – the 42nd annual World 100.