Press Release


Three Day World 100 Takes Place September 10, 11 and 12; Tickets $22 on Thursday and Friday; $40 on Saturday

Randy Ray Grimes arrived August 29th to secure his place in line for the Lot 5 campground.

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 3, 2015) – On Friday, September 4, the great World 100 #Lot5Landrush will begin and kick off one of the most exciting race weeks of the year at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Cars, trucks and campers began lining up on Friday, August 28 and this Friday at 6 p.m. they will head to Camping Lot 5 to mark off their camping spots for the World 100. It’s a long standing tradition that many fans enjoy as part of race week as camping Lot 5 is the free un-reserved camping lot.

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

Randy Ray Grimes, from Connersville, Indiana, got his spot on Saturday, August 29 – and is eighth in line. He has been camping out all week, cooking meals and just enjoying the sights and sounds of Eldora Speedway.

“I’ve just been sitting out, doing a little bit of cooking and talking to people,” Grimes said. “I like it here. I’ve been watching everyone working. I love Eldora. There’s no place like it. I’ve been to a lot of racetracks and this is my favorite one to come to. The atmosphere, the racetrack, the best drivers in the world come here. You see good action all the time.”

Grimes comes to the World 100, the Baltes Classic (scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 6), the Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers in June and the season opener in April. He has been coming to the World 100 for 20 years, missing only the 2002 race. And, he met the late Earl Baltes, who built Eldora in 1954.

“I met Earl years ago,” Grimes said. “He signed my shirt. He came and sat down at my campsite and chatted with me and my friends. He told some stories and he was a great guy.”

But Grimes is also impressed with what Tony Stewart has done to improve Earl’s vision of Eldora.

“I like what he’s done,” Grimes said. “He made it more spacious. The restrooms have improved. He put a new fence around the track which is good for the fans. The new building in the infield looks really good and I really like the scoreboard and the video board as well.”

And who does Grimes think will win the 45th World 100?

“I don’t know,” Grimes said. “(Jonathan) Davenport was on roll there for a while. He won about eight or nine races in a row, but has kind of slacked off the last two or three. I wouldn’t count him out. You’ve always got Scott Bloomquist in there. He can always win. (Don) O’Neal usually runs well here and Dale McDowell as well. It will be a good show, I know that.”

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.