Press Release

Eldora Announces 2018 Major Event Dates

Traditional Dates Released For Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 23, 2017) – While just a few races into the 2017 racing season, Eldora Speedway today confirmed its Major Event dates for 2018. The announcement coincided with the release of the calendar for each of the three NASCAR National Series.

The first major event weekend of the 2018 season, the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 7th-8th-9th, 2018.

The 35th annual Kings Royal Weekend, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, will once again take place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 12th-13th-14th, 2018. The “Jokers Wild” will kick-off the weekend on Thursday night followed by Friday’s “Knight Before” event. The three-day extravaganza culminates in Saturday night’s tradition-filled $50,000-to-win classic.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Eldora for the sixth consecutive year on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The primetime event remains the only dirt race scheduled amongst the NASCAR top-tier series. As part of Eldora’s tradition of showcasing different divisions of dirt racing, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will have a special event on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 and invitational features as part of the Wednesday program.

For 47 years, the famous World 100 – The Biggest Dirt Race In The World™ – has been scheduled on the first Saturday following Labor Day and 2018 continues the tradition. On-track activity will once again begin Thursday, September 6th, followed by another full show on Friday, September 7th, 2018 and concluding with a full-program for Dirt Late Models and the $51,000-to-win 100-lap feature event on Saturday, September 8th.

The balance of the 2018 special event schedule, including May’s #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader for the World of Outlaws and USAC National Sprint Cars and September’s 37th running of the Four Crown Nationals will be announced in the coming months.

Tickets for all scheduled events in 2017, including this Sunday night’s Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite, are available now by calling the Eldora box office at (937) 338-3815 and

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 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th 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, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at and subscribing to