Press Release


Revised Time Schedule Sees Saturday Action Starting 12:30

ROSSBURG, OH (October 5) – Intermittent rain showers that moved into southwestern Ohio have altered the schedule for this weekend’s UMP DIRTcar National Championships at Eldora Speedway.  Originally scheduled for two-days, the racing program will now be contested tomorrow (Saturday, October 6) with a revamped time format.

Competitor registration and pit pass sales will continue as scheduled today (Friday, October 5), starting at 12:00 P.M.  Pit pass sales for the UMP National Championships are scheduled to resume tomorrow (Saturday, October 6) at 8 a.m., and the pit gates swing open at 9 a.m.   Under the revised format, practice laps for the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds are planned for 12:30 p.m., followed by their time trial runs.   The UMP DIRTcar Late Models will follow in the same order; with the Modified heat races and Late Model Race of Champions to round out the carried over portion from Friday night.   Ticket pricing for the entire show will remain at $20 (general admission) and $40 (pit pass).

Saturday night’s original agenda will not be affected.   A 6 p.m. start time will find, in order, Late Model heat races, Modified Race of Champions, B-Features for both classes and then conclude with a 25-lap, $3,000 to win, Modified A-Feature and a 40-lap, $5,000 to win, Late Model A-Feature.

Complete schedule and event information for the UMP DIRTcar National Championships, along with October 13’s UNOH Sprintacular and season-ending Blue Collar Bash on October 26-27-28, may be found on the track website  That link will also give complete details on Eldora’s new live pay-per-view option.   For the price of a single ticket, viewers can catch all of the UMP National Championship action via live streaming video, through their high-speed internet connection.