Press Release


$25,000 To Driver Who Wins Any Three Events; All Star Circuit of Champions Make It a True “Four Crown”

4crown2ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 9, 2015) – Eldora Speedway has always awarded big money and the 35th Four-Crown Nationals are not any different as track officials announced today that a $100,000 bonus will be awarded to the driver who wins all four races in the historic event.

For the first time since 2007, the Four Crown will have four races on Saturday, September 24, 2016 as the All Star Circuit of Champions have been added to the event, joining the USAC Silver Crown, National Sprint Car and Midget Championships.

If a driver wins any three events on Saturday, a $25,000 bonus will be paid out.

“One of our goals with returning the Four Crown to four divisions on Saturday was to give the USAC and All Star drivers an Eldora-like prize to go after,” said Roger Slack, general manager of Eldora Speedway. “As race fans, I believe we’re enjoying this latest era of drivers who are proving to be both extremely versatile and competitive in midgets, champ cars and with or without a wing on a sprint car. With four wins and the $100,000 bonus we’re putting up, one of these drivers could elevate to superstar status on that Saturday, September 24.”

Jack Hewitt is the only driver to win the Four Crown as in 1998 he won all three USAC races plus the UMP Modified race, which was the fourth race. Kyle Larson won the three USAC divisions in 2011 as the World of Outlaws ran as Crown #1 the night prior of the Friday/Saturday weekend.

Friday, September 23, will again kick off the weekend with the World of Outlaws along with the Eldora Stock cars. Victory in these races does not count as part of the “Four Crown.”

Tickets and camping for the 35th Four-Crown will go on sale Monday, February 15, 2016 at and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815.

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 63nd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on dirt; and the 46th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, will be available soon 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.