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Children 12 and Under plus Uniformed Firefighters, Police, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Admitted Free!

The largest fireworks show in Eldora history will take place as part of August 15 event festivities.

ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 11, 2015) – The largest fireworks show in Eldora Speedway history will be just one part of Saturday night’s Family Fireworks Night at historic Eldora Speedway.

The racing will feature the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and a double feature for the Eldora Stocks.

In addition to the exciting racing, there are Bounce Houses, balloon twisting clowns and an autograph session with the drivers. And after the race, there is a fireworks extravaganza, the largest ever in Eldora Speedway history. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and the racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

Kids 12 and under are free, while for those over the age of 13 tickets are just $8. Also, uniformed Firefighters, Police, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are also admitted at no cost.

Ticket information can be found at or by calling (937) 338-3815.

The Eldora Stock cars return for the first time since June 20, when Frank Paladino, from Lima, Ohio, took the checkered flag. Rob Trent also of Lima, Ohio, won the season opener on April 18 and Barney Craig, from Cridersville, Ohio won on May 24.

All three will try to score another two wins this Saturday, but it will be a challenge.

There are two feature races Saturday with the lead lap 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.

Trent leads the point standings with three top-five finishes, but Paladino is just two points back. Brandon Archey has yet to win at Eldora but is in third place, just 10 points back of Trent.

The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds have had Kyle Strickler and Taylor Cook both win races, but with both being out of North Carolina, they probably won’t return this weekend. Devin Gilpin, from Columbus, Indiana, won on May 24.

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.

Evan Taylor, leads the point standings with Bowersock and Travis Stemler each just seven points back.

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.