FAMILY FUN NIGHT NEWS & FACTS
* Family Fun Night Tradition Accentuated by Fun at Affordable Pricing
* Jerry Bowersock Hoping to Trade an Eldora Trend of 2’s into a 1
* Barney Craig Capitalizing on End of Eldora Victory Drought
* Affordable Eldora Weekend Wraps Up Sunday on Little Eldora
FAMILY FUN NIGHT TRADITION ACCENTUATED BY FUN AT AFFORDABLE PRICING
ROSSBURG, OH (May 15) – Saturday’s (May 18) Mobil 1 Family Fun Night continues an Eldora Speedway tradition that has become eagerly anticipated by fans and families surrounding the legendary speed plant. Featuring the UMP DIRTcar Modified and Eldora Stock Car divisions, it is a night where racing is accentuated with fun at affordable pricing. Adult general admission is only $8, and kids 12 and under are free.
It kicks off with a gigantic autograph session in Eldora’s fan zone, featuring the evening’s participating drivers and their cars from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. That is followed by on-track action at 6:15 with practice laps and group time trial runs. Simultaneously with these events will be inflatable bouncers and balloon twisting clowns for the kids.
Racing action on Eldora’s historic .500-mile clay oval, featuring a full program of preliminary heat races and main events for each division, commences after a safety services parade at 7:30 p.m. Wrapping up the night will be a gigantic fireworks display.
JERRY BOWERSOCK HOPING TO TRADE AN ELDORA TREND OF 2’S INTO A 1
ROSSBURG, OH (May 15) – Veteran Jerry Bowersock of Wapakoneta, OH comes into Saturday’s (May 18) UMP DIRTcar Modified action at Eldora Speedway hoping to turn this season’s trend of 2’s into a 1.
With his second divisional championship coming two years ago at the famed .500-mile clay oval, Bowersock carries a two point lead into the Mobil 1 Family Fun Night competition. He finished second two weeks ago, in the most recent Modified action, but the number one position in feature racing action, something that hasn’t happened in two years, has eluded the 24-time victor this year, something he is anxious to correct Saturday.
Joining the Modifieds in Saturday’s affordable to the family doubleheader ($8 adult general admission) will be the Eldora Stock Car division, with a 7:30 p.m. race start time.
BARNEY CRAIG CAPITALIZING ON END OF ELDORA VICTORY DROUGHT
ROSSBURG, OH (May 15) – At the end of Saturday’s Mobil 1 Family Fun Night at Eldora Speedway, a gigantic fireworks display will light the skies over Rossburg, OH, but during the night Barney Craig (Lima, OH) is hoping to continue an explosive movement of his own.
Ironically, after an eight-season drought from Eldora’s Stock Car victory lane, the 48-year old veteran detonated last year with eight feature wins en route to his fourth championship title. His previous honors were collected in 1992, 1993 and 1999.
And he hasn’t slowed down. Currently leading the cumulative 2013 points chase, Craig has captured the first two feature events of the young season; hoping to make it number three Saturday night when the Stock Cars are joined by the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds.
AFFORDABLE ELDORA WEEKEND WRAPS UP SUNDAY ON LITTLE ELDORA
ROSSBURG, OH (May 15) – A weekend of affordable family fun around Eldora Speedway wraps up Sunday afternoon, on the newest addition to the 60-year-old facility – Little Eldora Speedway – with a full menu of go-kart racing.
Located on the northeast corner of the massive facility, Little Eldora is a 1/7 mile clay oval designed to be a breeding ground for drivers seeking experience prior to attacking the famed .500-mile clay Eldora oval. Several Eldora ‘Big E’ feature winners, including Matt Westfall, Tim Allison, Kyle Sauder and Josh Morton have stepped up from the kart ranks.
With free general admission, the racing action, which will include upwards of 50 racing events, takes the green flag at 12:30 p.m.
Complete event information, along with ticket and campsite purchase opportunities, may be obtained by visiting the track’s website www.EldoraSpeedway.com, or by calling the speedway office at (937) 338-3815. Additionally, race fans and race teams can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and view video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The new Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is now available for download via iTunes and Google Play.