Rained Out

Sunday Baltes Classic has been canceled due to rain. Over three inches of rain fell on the track earlier this morning. While most of the track drained fairly well, there is a soft stretch in turn one that has not, and crews feel it would surely be a problem area if laps are put on the track tonight… even if we don’t receive any further forecasted rain this afternoon.

To further complicate the decision to race or not is the fact the weather forecast the next two days is not ideal. Any issues that would have developed tonight would almost certainly still a be problem leading into Wednesday’s kickoff to World 100 week.

Patrons who purchased advanced tickets will be refunded within the next two weeks.

Event Notes


The 14th Baltes Classic: Honoring founders Earl and Berneice Baltes

On Tap: Dirt Late Models, Modifieds, and Eldora Stocks.

Coolers: Coolers up to 14” are permitted. No glass bottles. Ohio Revised Code 4301.62 prohibits the carry in or carry out of alcoholic beverages. All coolers will be inspected for compliance to this law.

Carry-In Items – To ensure the safety of all Guests, carry-in items will be inspected prior to entrance. Bags, backpacks, coolers, purses, etc. larger than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ will not be permitted into the Speedway in accordance with the Eldora Speedway size requirement. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink inside the track. Alcohol and any food or beverage in a glass bottle will not be permitted.

Medical: A fully staffed First Aid Station is located near the Middle Gate (Turn 4). Hours of operation will be posted.

Golf Carts – Golf Carts are welcome in the Speedway campgrounds, but must meet Speedway safety specifications.  The Golf Cart Permit station will be near the Middle Gate (Turn 4). Hours of operation will be posted. All Golf Carts will be required to be registered and must display an Eldora Speedway 2022 Golf Cart Permit.  Golf Cart parking is outside of the Turn 4 gate.  NO Golf Carts are permitted in the main parking lot.  STATE LAW: Golf Carts are not permitted on any roadway. ATVs, Gators, Mules, etc are not permitted in the campgrounds.

Parking – Eldora Speedway offers several options for parking at racing events. The Main Parking Lot is located off of State Route 118. The main entrance to the track is located at the front of this lot. Parking is also available north of the Speedway, just outside of the Turn 4 Admission Gate.

Radio – Portable radios and headsets are permitted in Eldora Speedway. The public address system can be heard on FM frequency 87.9.

Seating Update: Seat cushions are permitted. Stadium style seats may NOT exceed 18 inches in maximum width in the grandstands or bleachers. High back seats or seats with arms are prohibited. Please be courteous to those around you.

Smoking Policy: Smoking in all spectator areas, buildings and lines for concessions / merchandise / tickets is prohibited per the Ohio Department of Health. Designated smoking areas will be available.

Seating Chart

Below is the Eldora Speedway seating chart, along with information regarding reserved seating for special events

Seating Map



  • Row 1 is the top row. Sections H, I, J, K & BB contain 24 rows – all others contain 28 rows – these are the rows closest to the track.
  • Patio seats are three rows of seats with seat backs in bleacher units that set above the grandstand (except Sections B & D where personal standard-size lawn chairs are needed).
  • The roofline of the covered grandstand extends to Row 11.
  • Roof support poles are located in legroom between Rows 10 & 11 in the vicinity of: Sections A through J, Seats 6 – 7 & 15 – 16; Section K, Seats 1 – 2 & 10; Section AA, Seats 6 – 7, 14 – 15 & 25 – 26; & Section BB, Seats 6 – 7 & 14 – 15.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Patio seat area of Sections B & D.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the bottom row & closest to track. Row 15 is the top row.
  • Section NF is non-alcoholic.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the top row. Row 5 is the bottom row and closest to track.
  • North Terrace area (Sections NTA, NTB, NTC & NTD) will now be sold by the individual seat for 2012 (no longer sold as Boxes of 4). Personal standard-size lawn chairs required in all seats (except in Section NTA Row 1). No captain’s, director’s, elevated, high-back chairs or stools.
  • Section NTA, Row 1 (also known as North Terrace Wall – NTW) is one row of concrete wall-based seats/standing room spots with a fence back & walkway in front. No lawn chairs permitted.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Section NTA, Row 2, Seats 113 through 139.
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  • Row 1 is the bottom row. Row 16 is the top row in Sections SA – SC & SG – SR. Row 22 is the top row in Secs SD – SF.
  • Section SA is Non-Alcoholic.
  • Stadium seats used in this area may not exceed 18” in width or 16” in depth.
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  • Row 1 is the top row. Row 3 is the bottom row and closest to track. Rows are separated by Grass Hillside areas.
  • Personal standard-size lawn chairs required. No captain’s, director’s, elevated, high-back chairs or stools.
  • Wheelchair Accessible seats are located in Section ST, Row 1, Seats 1 through 56.
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  • GENERAL ADMISSION GRASS HILLSIDES Grass Hillsides are General Admission/Festival seating. These areas may only be marked with personal standard-size lawn chairs intended for use and may only be held/tied together by rope or tape. The use of blankets, plastic, rocks, ropes, spray paint, stakes, trash cans, etc., to mark spaces is prohibited. No digging or shovels. These areas may not be marked until the time designated for the event – anything placed prior will be removed.
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Ticket Prices

Tickets for 2022 14th Baltes Classic



Pit Pass Price:

September 04, 2022
Ages 14 & up
Ages 13 & under


Time Schedule


  • Sun - Sep 04th
  • 12:00 PM
    Eldora Village opens for Reserved World 100 camping
  • 12:00 PM
    Northside Camp & Park opens for Reserved World 100 camping
  • 2:30 PM
    Baltes Classic Pit Pass Sales (G4)
  • 3:00 PM
    Turn 3 Pit Gate opens
  • 3:00 PM
    Baltes Classic Ticket Sales (G2 and G3)
  • 4:00 PM - Race End
    Turn One South End Camping Open
  • 4:00 PM
    Spectator Gates open
  • 4:00 PM
    Turn One South-End Camping Opens
  • 6:30 PM
    Hot Laps begin
  • 7:45 PM
    Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:00 PM

Earl Look-A-Like


Though it would be next to impossible to find someone with the same persona as the late, great Eldora Speedway founder, Earl Baltes, does anyone carry a strong physical resemblance to the iconic, hall-of-fame promoter?

For the upcoming Baltes Classic on September 4, Eldora Speedway officials are searching for the best Earl Baltes look-a-like! Fans attending the final tune-up for the 52nd running of the World 100 are encouraged to enter the contest.

The winning fan will receive $427.21 (to commemorate Earl’s birthday – 4/27/21), a Baltes Classic victory lane photo op, two World 100 tickets, & pit pass upgrades! The runner-up will walk away with two tickets to the World 100 (Earl’s favorite race), while the third-place finisher will receive two hot dogs (one of Earl’s favorite concession items) from the concession stand.
Fans who are interested in partaking in the contest will have the opportunity to make their way down to the frontstretch during Opening Ceremonies at the Baltes Classic on Sunday, September 4, where the crowd will help decide the winner!



Late ModelsModifiedsStocks Cars
1.) $5,0001.) $1,0001.) $750
2.) $2,5002.) $7502.) $500
3.) $2,0003.) $6253.) $400
4.) $1,7504.) $5754.) $300
5.) $1,5005.) $5005.) $250
6.) $1,4006.) $4006.) $200
7.) $1,3007.) $3507.) $175
8.) $1,2008.) $3258.) $160
9.) $1,1009.) $3009.) $150
10.) $1,00010.) $25010.) $140
11.) $90011.) $20011.) $130
12.) $80012.) $17512.) $120
13.) $75013.) $16013.) $110
14.) $70014.) $15014.) $100
15.) $65015.) $14015.) $100
16.) $60016.) $13016.) $100
17.) $55017.) $12517.) $100
18.) $50018.) $12518.) $100
19.) $50019.) $12519.) $100
20.) $50020.) $12520.) $100
21.) $50021.) $12521.) $100
22.) $50022.) $12522.) $100
23.) $50023.) $12523.) $100
24.) $50024.) $12524.) $100
TOW $75TOW $75TOW $75

Features: LM – 30 laps, MOD – 20 laps, Stocks – 15 laps

Camping Info

Camping At Eldora

Eldora offers plenty of camping space for race fans wishing to spend the weekend at the Speedway. Camping lot availability and pricing varies by event.

More Camping Info

Lot info for September 4:

  • Reserved Camping by fee: none
  • Free Camping: Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5. If you do not have a World 100 permit, you must vacate your spot by 11am on Monday morning.
  • NOTE: South End camping is open for Baltes Classic. If you don’t have a World 100 permit, you must pull out after the races. If you have a World 100 permit, you can stay in your spot.

In order to use Golf Carts on Eldora property, a Golf Cart application must be filled and filed with the Speedway. Proof of insurance is also required. See Golf Cart App button to download form.

Restroom access available.

All lots at Eldora are dry camping (water and electric hookups not available). However, Portakleen is on the grounds to pump and fill tanks (fee) during reserved camping weekends. Showers are available during the major event weekends.

Please be aware of local restrictions on the transport of firewood, due to the Emerald Ash Borer.


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Live Timing

Live Feeds for Scoring and Timing

Eldora Speedway displays a live feed from Timing and Scoring during most race events. The feed displays driver info, lap times, running order and more – in real time. There are several options for accessing this feed. Please choose the option best matches your current setup:


On a Computer

Primary Timing & Scoring Display

Free Service

This free flash-based display updates in real-time as each car crosses the scoring loop. This feed works for most computers, but not phones or tablets. If you have difficulties viewing this feed, download the latest version of Adobe Flash or use the alternate timing & scoring display to the right.

On a Computer/Smartphone/Tablet

Alternate Timing & Scoring Page

Free Service

This free non-flash display updates automatically every 30 seconds. This feed is generally compatible with most computers, phones and tablets.

Live Video

Watch 2022 14th Baltes Classic Live

This event video is available to stream live to your device! Click the button to view additional details!