Press Release


New Partnership includes 50/50 Second Prize at Saturday’s Kings Royal

NEW WESTON, Ohio (July 16, 2019) – Eldora Speedway, Superior Implement and Supply Company (SISCO) and Grasshopper Mowers today announced a partnership making Grasshopper the Official Mower of Eldora Speedway.

SISCO, the distributor for Grasshopper Mowers in Ohio, is located just down the road from Eldora Speedway in Greenville.

“It’s a perfect partnership,” said SISCO’s Josh Overholser. “Just as Earl Baltes was a visionary and innovator in the world of dirt track racing, Grasshopper has been a visionary and innovator with mowers, producing the world’s first zero-turn front-mount mower in 1969. And as Tony Stewart works to make Eldora bigger and better than ever, Grasshopper continues to build upon its reputation by using the latest technology to produce the perfect cut with the smoothest ride.”

In addition to providing mowers to keep the grass at Eldora Speedway and Tony Stewart Racing’s shop in Brownsburg, Indiana in tip-top shape, SISCO and Grasshopper will also make one lucky fan the winner of Grasshopper Mower valued at over $7,000 on Saturday night at the Kings Royal.

“It’s a big year for both Grasshopper and Eldora,” Overholser said. “Eldora is going big this year by upping the ante with a record $175,000 purse for the Kings Royal, and with Grasshopper celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, we also wanted to go big and do our part to give back to the Tony Stewart Foundation and local selling charity Racing for Relief. So as a part of Saturday’s 50/50 drawing, the person who holds the 2nd ticket drawn will go home with a new model 126V 52” cut Grasshopper Mower.”

To see the prized mower and other Grasshopper models, be sure to stop by their display in the Fan Zone located outside Turns 3 and 4 during this week’s racing festivities. SISCO and Grasshopper staff will be on hand to visit with race fans and answer any questions they may have.

To learn more about Grasshopper Mowers, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tickets for all nights of the Kings Royal weekend, which begins Wednesday night, are on sale at, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the gates. Children (12 and younger) are always admitted free to general admission and the festival-style grass hillside spectating areas at Eldora.

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 66th consecutive season of racing in 2019 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the 36th Kings Royal Weekend on July 18th-19th-20th; the only NASCAR National Series event on dirt – the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby on Thursday, August 1st; the 49th Annual World 100 Weekend on September 5th-6th-7th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 27th and 28th. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2019 calendar, including ticket and campsite information, is available at Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on has been viewed over 5-million time