FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT: ELDORA NAMED FAVORITE TRACK IN SPEED SPORT POLL
ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 31, 2015) – Another year, but the results remain the same.
Officials from SPEED SPORT Magazine and NationalSpeedSportNews.com, America’s trusted motorsports authority since 1934, announced today that their readers have voted Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio as ‘My Favorite Track’ for the fourth consecutive year.
Located just 60 miles northwest of Dayton, Ohio in historic Darke County, the half-mile clay oval, owned by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart, received 22.8 percent of the My Favorite Track vote to top the list. Last year, Eldora received 19.4 percent of the overall vote.
Virginia International Raceway, located in Alton, Va., garnered runner up honors to Eldora in the 2015 poll. Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway placed second in 2014, while the Indianapolis Motor Speedway finished behind Eldora in 2012 and 2013.
“It is again an honor for our entire team to have the fans vote Eldora as their favorite track in the country,” said General Manager Roger Slack. “We remain committed to the foundation and vision of Earl and Berneice Baltes and fulfilling their dreams of building Eldora into everything they hoped it could become. And our dedicated family of loyal fans, competitors, staff and officials can be assured that we will be working just as hard to have an even bigger 2015 as we kickoff our 62nd consecutive season.”
The fourth edition of SPEED SPORT’s My Favorite Track survey was conducted in late February and early March. The response was more than twice that received during last year’s competition and 10 times more than during the inaugural year in 2012.
SPEED SPORT officials will present the “My Favorite Tracks” award later this year.
2015 My Favorite Track Top 10
1. Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio
2. Virginia International Raceway – Alton, Va.
3. Knoxville Raceway – Knoxville, Iowa
4. Oswego Speedway – Oswego, N.Y.
5. Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
6. Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.
7. (TIE) Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Ind.
7. (TIE) Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, Pa.
9. Lucas Oil Speedway – Wheatland, Mo.
10. New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, N.J.
About Eldora Speedway:
Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts some of the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd 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. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.