Event Notes

7th Annual Eldora Dirt Derby

On Tap July 31:  Super DIRTcar Big Blocks plus NASCAR practice & qualifying
On Tap Aug 1: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series plus TBD

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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 2019 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. On larger scale events, parking is also available across North Star Ft Loramie Rd in the Northside Camp & Park lot, as well across State Route 118 in the Eldora Village lot.

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

Download Seating Chart

 

MAIN GRANDSTAND (FRONTSTRETCH)

  • 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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NORTH BLEACHERS (TURNS 3 & 4)

  • 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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NORTH TERRACE (TURNS 3 & 4)

  • 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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SOUTH BLEACHERS (TURNS 1 & 2)

  • 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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SOUTH TERRACE (TURNS 1 & 2)

  • 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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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 Eldora Dirt Derby

Availability:
Tickets available online 24 hours/day up until the start of the event. Phone orders accepted through Tuesday, July 30th at 5:00 PM. Walk-up sales welcome on race day.

Pit Passes:
Pit Passes are sold in-person only on race week. Minimum age for pit access is 14. No exceptions. Minors 14, 15, 16 or 17 years of age must submit a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form signed by parent/legal guardian. If form is not signed in the presence of an Eldora Speedway official, it must be notarized.  Form can be downloaded <HERE>

NASCAR Pit Passes:
Pit passes for the NASCAR event are not available to the general public.

General admission

General Admission seating is Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides in all 4 turns (bring your own lawn chair).

Reserved seating

All seats reserved except Turn 2 Bleachers (Sections SJ-SR) and grass hillsides.


July 31, 2019
Ages 13 & up
General
$14
Reserved
$19
Ages 12 & under
General
Free
Reserved
$9
August 01, 2019
Ages 13 & up
General
$29
Reserved
$34
Ages 12 & under
General
Free
Reserved
$10

 


Time Schedule

 

  • Mon - Jul 29th
  • 6:00 PM
    All Campgrounds Open
  • Tue - Jul 30th
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Turn 3 Credential Office Open
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Main Gate Ticket Office Open
  • Wed - Jul 31st
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Showers Open (Front of Lot 2)
  • 9:00 AM
    Main Gate Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Turn 3 Credential Office Open
  • 10:00 AM
    A.D.A. Parking Areas Open
  • 2:00 PM
    Turn 4 Ticket Office Opens
  • 3:00 PM
    NASCAR Haulers enter
  • 3:00 PM
    Spectator Gates Open
  • 4:00 PM
    NASCAR Registration open
  • 5:00 PM
    NASCAR Garage open
  • 6:25 PM
    Super DIRTcar Big Block Practice
  • 7:05 PM
    NASCAR First Practice
  • 8:15 PM
    Super DIRTcar Big Block Heats
  • 9:05 PM
    NASCAR Final Practice
  • 10:15 PM
    Super DIRTcar Big Block Feature
  • Thu - Aug 01st
  • 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Showers Open (Front of Lot 2)
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Breakfast in Turn 4 Concession Building
  • 9:00 AM
    A.D.A. Parking Areas Open
  • 9:00 AM
    Main Gate Ticket Office Opens
  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Turn 3 Credential Office Open
  • 11:00 AM
    Turn 4 Ticket Office Opens
  • 12:00 PM
    Spectator Gates Open
  • 2:00 PM
    NASCAR Registration open
  • 2:00 PM
    NASCAR Garage opens
  • TBD
    Autograph Session
  • 5:30 PM
    NASCAR Driver / Crew Chief meeting
  • 6:30 PM
    Super DIRTcar Big Block Practice
  • 7:00 PM
    NASCAR Heat Races
  • 7:55 PM
    Super DIRTcar Big Block Feature
  • 8:15 PM
    NASCAR Last Chance Race
  • 8:40 PM
    NASCAR Driver Introductions
  • 9:00 PM
    NASCAR Feature (150 laps)
  • Fri - Aug 02nd
  • 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Showers Open (Front of Lot 2)

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.

Buy Camping Online


LOT INFO FOR DIRT DERBY WEEK:

  • Reserved Camping by fee: Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 4, Lot 5, Northside Camping, Eldora Village, Turn 1 South Lot
  • Free Camping: none

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.