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UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars Return With Vores Compact Touring Series; Tickets Just $12; Kids Under 12 Free!

Email_April23ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 21, 2016) – After a gorgeous 65-degree evening at Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season opener last Saturday night, two racing divisions return and third will be coming for the first time since 2012.

Saturday Night Speedfest is set for Saturday, April 23 and will see the return of UMP Modifieds and a double feature for the Eldora stock cars. David Mielke, from Gladwin, Michigan, started fifth to win last week’s UMP Modified race, while Paul Pardo won the stock car show.

Pardo, from New Paris, Ohio, has won three straight Eldora stock car A-Mains, dating back to last August.

The Vores Compact Touring Series will return to Eldora for the first time since the 2012 season. Last week the series raced at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway with Jeff Williams scoring a victory in the 30 lap A-Main.

Admission gates will open at 4 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps 5 p.m. and a complete racing program beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are sold day-of-show only and will be available beginning at 3:30 PM on Saturday. It’s $12 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.


Last Saturday was a wild night for the UMP Modifieds at Eldora as several drivers thought they could challenge Mielke for the win.

Evan Taylor, from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, was running second in the A-Main, but clipped the wall in turn three early in the race and was done for the night. Ryan Sutter, an early leader, was running third but was collected in a wreck involving Scott Williams which took him out of contention.

There was a five car pileup on the first lap in turns three and four and Collin Thirlby, from Traverse City, Michigan, flipped his car. And in the third heat race earlier in the night, Jason Kenney, from Celina, Ohio, took a violent flip on the frontstetch.

Pardo started fifth in the A-Main of the stock car division, but took the lead in turn one from Donnie Jeschke and never looked back.

The Vores Compact Touring Series debuted at Eldora with an exhibition race in late 2011. They raced at Eldora in 2012 and are returning this Saturday. Steve Vore of Vores Welding & Steel in in nearby Fort Recovery, Ohio is the series founder.

The cars are front wheel drive compact cars with either four or six cylinders.

The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at

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. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. 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, 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