Press Release


Doubleheader Event Sets Up Massive Four Feature Race Program on Friday at Eldora

(Heath Lawson Photo)

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 8, 2018) – Persistent rain and lightning forced Eldora Speedway officials to postpone Thursday night’s opening round of the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend to Friday.

Rain interrupted qualifying time trials with eight of the 79 drivers on-site yet to take time, qualifying will completely restart for all competitors.

Conditions favorable to get the track surface back into raceable condition just did not develop.

The Grandstand, Pit Area and South Lot will be cleared at 10 a.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. with Hot Laps beginning at 12 p.m. The full Thursday program will follow immediately thereafter. The facility will then be cleared during track preparation activities and those bearing Friday and multi-day passes re-admitted for the Friday night program.

Tennessee’s Mike Marlar had the provisional top speed of 117.94 mph when the rains hit.

The Tony Stewart Foundation 50/50 Raffle paid $4,005 to winning ticket A-3093991.

Full event information is available at or by calling (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. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 24th running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend on June 7th-8th-9th; the 35th Annual $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend on July 12th-13th-14th; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only race on dirt on Wednesday, July 18th; the 48th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 6th-7th-8th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on has been viewed over 4.2-million times.