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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Also Slated For Early 6 p.m. Start Time – Kids 12 & Under FREE

Photographer Mike Campbell captured the Eldora Stock Cars going 5-wide during the April 18th event.
Photographer Mike Campbell captured the Eldora Stock Cars going 5-wide during the April 18th event.

ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 23, 2015) – They’ve seen the track, the new surface and raced in front of a stout opening night crowd. Now round two starts Saturday night for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and the Eldora Stock cars at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The Eldora stock cars will take part in an exciting double feature.

Admission gates will open on at 4 p.m. (EDT), on Saturday April 23, with hot laps at 5 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket information can be found at

The Eldora Stock cars return after last week’s season opener won by Rob Trent of Lima, Ohio. Trent will try to score another two wins this Saturday, but it will be a challenge.

There are two feature races Saturday with the results of the first race inverted for the start of the second. This means that the faster cars will be starting in the back of the pack which should produce some hectic racing as they look to move toward the front of the field.

This was evident in last week’s race as the cars went three and even four wide on the new clay surface.

Trent leads the point standings after one race, but Brandon Archey and defending champion Frank Paladino are right behind him.

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will have a new winner as Kyle Strickler returned to North Carolina after last Saturday’s win.

Expect Eldora’s local stalwarts to be led by veterans like Jerry Bowersock of Piqua and Fort Recovery’s Ryan Sutter as they battle Pennsylvania points chasers Evan and Jonathan Taylor for the right to drive atop Victory Stage.

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts 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 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 and on The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.